Google just announced its first quarter earning report and it seems, on the face of it, its earnings look very good at $15.4 billion. The analysts were not so happy as the earnings missed the estimate. In addition, the analysts have, for a while now, watched closely as the downward pressure continued on CPC, and especially in the fastest growing sector, mobile. As a result of all this, Googleís share price took a bit of a hit: about 3%.
Itís not the end for Google, itís just the beginning of a new phase.
Welcome to this WebmasterWorld Weekly Round-up.
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Google SERPs changes are always a topic of discussion, but, this week, what about the SERPs that don't appear to change?
Why not join our discussion with your observations.
Twitter said this week it had acquired social data company, Gnip.
Microsoft opens its new dev center for Universal Windows Apps and Windows Phone 8.1 Apps
In an interesting move to bring more traction to G+, Google AdWords released +Post Ads, and announced tests for sponsored Hangouts on Air.
This week Google announced it's first quarter earnings, as I mentioned above. Google's first quarter 2014 results revenue was $15.4 billion. Not too shabby.
This was an an interesting announcement from twitter where you can now run app install ads. This could be a great money-spinner for all concerned.
The first arrest over Heartbleed Bug theft was announced with a 19-year old Canadian arrested.
I read this week that Google is sending out "try-before-you-buy" Google Glass. These appear to be dummy units.
The move to bring Internet to remote spaces takes a further step with the news that Google is testing Project Loon in remote parts of Nevada.
There was a milestone reached when Apache OpenOffice was downloaded 100 Million times. We assume by different people. ;) That certainly makes it a serious contender in the office-type products sector.
This week we I announced we have a new moderator helping out in out Content, Writing and Copyright Forum. Thanks for stepping up to help. :)
I hear that Google Street View technology is to be used to capture the UK's Peak District National Park trails. I can't help but think we don't really need this, imho.
App search took a step forward with news that Quixey was to acquire app search company, Kite.io
Google has said that its Analytics now shows web and app data in a single view. This should make analysis a little easier.
I don't normally cover Supporters Forum threads as you will require a subscription to get access, however, here are a couple of Supporters Forum threads for those with a subscription.
"New Search Engine For The Dark Web" (Subscription required)
Many of have not yet faced this challenge as it's still relatively new. What to do with Authorship when the author is no longer connected with the company. (Subscription required)
Time for a Matt video, published this week, which is titled, "What are some myths about SEO?"
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