Cary-based video game company Epic Games, creator of Fortnite and the Unreal Engine, recently initiated a public attack on Apple’s brand image over the 30% fee taken from in-app purchases made through the iOS Store; sparking an intense legal debate that has garnered a lot of attention in the past months.
Remember when Google was just a young fledgling startup amongst a field of giants such as Yahoo, Netscape, AskJeeves, and MSN? How like most innocent startups wanting to change the world they directed you TO the world through cutting edge search optimization that took the user to what you wanted, as fast as possible? Well now the fledging has suddenly become the bully on the block.
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Google Loon! Skywatchers of central North Carolina were treated to an unusual sight this week when balloon HBAL227 flew through the region.
Google recently announced the upcoming incorporation of a set of Core Web Vitals into a future ranking signal, Page Experience. The Page Experience signal is expected to be incorporated into the Google ranking algorithm next year, but forward-thinking web developers and site owners are encouraged to begin improving their Core Web Vitals now.
In the past several years, Google has broadened the criteria it assesses pages by to determine whether they are “good” content for users and has attempted to quantify this assessment into its search ranking algorithm. Google has announced the upcoming incorporation of its identified “Core Web Vitals” into a set of signals known as “Page Experience” that is slated to be incorporated into the algorithm next year.
Everybody say goodbye to Adobe Flash because Microsoft Windows will officially stop supporting the late video player come December 2020. And, In more pressing news, SEO professionals should be prepared to adapt when Google updates Googlebot's user-agent strings in December of this year! Lastly, a simple interview with design icon David Carson, who shares his take on grid-style layouts in design
David's first article dives into the science behind efficiently maintaining a balanced coffee buzz, his second features previous Apple chief designer Jony I've's historic design fails, and thirdly, he shares his take on a former Moz employee's visual break-down of Google's SEO & link valuation strategy.
Some hot topics tonight in this week's Reader's Corner! Learn about how to fight an algorithm you cannot see, how 2018 SERP Changes are Impacting Organic Search, and How to Research, Monitor, and Optimize for Questions in Search.
Happy Thanksgiving Thursday to all of our followers! Today's article features Google's new beta web.dev audit tool, whether or not you can trust current web design best practices, and Google's PageSpeed Insights' recent migration to Lighthouse!
Featuring an eclectic mix of development, design, and industry news; today's staff picks will keep your industry knowledge up-to-date and well-rounded!