Tag Archives: Google

Data is the New Currency: When Free isn’t Really Free

There’s no such thing as a free lunch, as they say. There are a lot of recurring themes on my blog, and one of them that I cover quite a bit, is privacy. About how it’s an illusion, about how big companies don’t care about your privacy, and also about how they can use your […]

Is My Online Information Private?

No. At least, not completely. From text messages, phone calls and voicemail, email and IM chats, to search history, shopping habits, etc., your privacy is for the most part, an illusion. The only thing that is private is what’s inside of your head. Once you share something in any capacity, especially through technology, it is […]

Google Results Extras

There’s much more to the SERPs (Search Engine Results Pages) than just your page title, URL, content, and meta tags. Let’s speak, strictly appearance-wise, what control you have over your SERP results. For this, let’s start by looking at an example of the most basic result type: We can see three spots in which we […]

Gmail: Email Intervention

Gmail is hands-down, the best email service you can possibly use. Even if you went looking for one that you had to pay for, you’re still not going to find anything better. Google knows this, and are running a smart marketing campaign to that effect: http://www.emailintervention.com/ — now removed, see here instead I’ve used Gmail […]

Google +1 Button Script

If this is the first you’ve heard of this new Google +1 (Plus One) Button, checkout the official page. First, add this in between your <head> tags: <script src="https://apis.google.com/js/platform.js" async defer></script> Second, add this just below the <body> tag: <div style="position:fixed;bottom:0;left:50px;z-index:1"><g:plusone size="tall"></g:plusone></div> This will fix the Google +1 Button bottom-left on your pages. It will […]

How to Have a Professional Gmail Signature

UPDATE — You no longer need to use a third-party add-on like WiseStamp as you can now directly edit and set your signature in the Gmail settings. Anyone can have a very clean and professional Gmail email signature within a few minutes of following this very simple how-to. Difficulty: Easy Things You’ll Need: Gmail Account […]

Google Buzz: Privacy, Stupidity, or Litigious Concern?

As I’m sure many of you are also Gmail users, you likely received the following email from Google: “Important Information about Google Buzz Class Action Settlement Google rarely contacts Gmail users via email, but we are making an exception to let you know that we’ve reached a settlement in a lawsuit regarding Google Buzz (http://buzz.google.com), […]

Getting Started with Your Very First Website

Many people these days need a website for business or just want one for personal use. Whether you have no idea how or where to start or you have some vague idea about where to start, this article is for you. Possibly, you’ve heard from word-of-mouth about how GoDaddy is the way to go, this […]

Dynamic SEO-Friendly .htaccess File

The Code Copy the following to a plain text editor and save as .htaccess. Then, via FTP, upload to the root folder of your website (usually called public_html). It will be suitable for most hosting environments, but not all. You can find the website template I’ve also written which contains this .htaccess example here. <files […]