In case you missed it, here’s a few highlights from what happened on the Web this week!
If you’ve ever wished you could store and edit more than just docs in Google Docs, just wait until you see Google Drive. ” Whether you’re working with a friend on a joint research project, planning a wedding with your fiancé or tracking a budget with roommates, you can do it in Drive,” Sundar Pichai posted to the official Google blog. “You can upload and access all of your files, including videos, photos, Google Docs, PDFs and beyond. ” With 5GB of free storage, will you ever need a thumb drive again?
The Over-Optimization update rolled out across Google, with many website owners shaking in their boots. Turns out, the impact on all keyword queries was only about 3.1%, which is way less than the Panda update (which hit around 12%). This list of the first winners and losers of the update from Search Metrics reveals who was the hardest hit (or who benefited the most), and by how much.
WebProNews also took a look at what users are seeing from the algorithm change. A lot of worries had surfaced since Matt Cutts’ announcement at SXSW that any site that had any SEO on it would be penalized, so many were quick to criticize the update when it came out. “Well now more rubbish results appearing in search than before. more exact domain name match results and unrelated websites . Google failed once again,” one commenter posted early on. Since only roughly 3% of queries reportedly have been affected, hopefully these outcries were all for nothing.
Every tech company has probably asked this question, at least internally: “How can we beat Apple?” Is it even possible? Mashable not only dared to ask the question this week in a post, but delved into what exactly it would take to overtake the giant.
Back here at Customer Magnetism, we got a few exercise balls for the office this week. They’re great for posture and strengthening your core! Not everyone understood how to use them right away.