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WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- Almost 90% of marketing executives say that understanding user journeys across channels and devices is critical to marketing success.1Today's customers have incredibly high expectations for personalized and relevant experiences from brands. That's wh
#YouTubeRewind is back and were in love with The Shape of 2017. This year, you gave us your best reggaeton moves, witnessed an eclipse, and fell in love with a pregnant giraffe. There were, of course, difficult moments too, and community and together
We recently came across a site called “Thomas Pesquet in Google Earth”. It features a KML file that includes over 620 photographs of Earth form the International Space Station (ISS) by French astronaut Thomas Pesquet that were sha
There are lots of resources out there to create great websites. Website owners often ask Google what our recommended practices are to make sure great websites are search-engine-friendly. Traditionally, our resources for beginners were the SEO Starter
April Fools' Day should probably be called Google Fools' Day, since there are so many Google hoaxes.Google Japan developed a "bubble wrap" version of the Japanese keyboard. "The Google Japanese input bubble wrap version is a keyboard that re
The old clich says every picture tells a story. The question is do you have a complete picture of your customer? And do you really hear all the stories theyre telling? Todays consumers use many different devices, and theres new channels to listen to
I rather like this infographic from Nimbus Hosting. It seems terribly rare to get some actual visual analysis rather than just a storybook infographic. I'm reminded just how good the former is with this radar graph at the top of this where we can see
Snoop Dogg and Desiigner rock out to Frank Sinatra, Melissa McCarthy saves the whales, and two very dedicated Samsung servicemen trek through Chandus sheep to help the most amazing kids ever. As 2017 comes to an end, these are the best moments from t
A few months ago, I took a leave of absence from Google to do a stint with the US Digital Service. A lot of people know about the US Digital Service because they helped rescue the healthcare.gov website. But you might not realize that the US Digital
Yesterday we showed you a video created by satellite imaging company Planet of the launch of their most recent flock of Doves using a series of images they had captured from orbit. As we mentioned in that post, it was almost certainly a first for sat
Q&A with Econsultancys Stefan Tornquist and Googles Casey CareyHow can I put data at the center of my organizations marketing strategy? Which teams need access to that data? And how should I train them to use it successfully?On Nov. 15, we ho
Last week #NoHacked is back on our G+ and Twitter channels! #NoHacked is our social campaign which aims to bring awareness about hacking attacks and offer tips on how to keep your sites safe from hackers. This time we would like to start sharing cont
As the CEO of YouTube, Ive seen how our open platform has been a force for creativity, learning and access to information. Ive seen how activists have used it to advocate for social change, mobilize protests, and document war crimes. Ive seen how it
We were recently contacted by Zachary Bortolot an Associate Professor in the Geographic Science Program at James Madison University. He has been developing a method of realistically colorizing black and white historical aerial images. His method is a
If you try to send a JavaScript attachment using Gmail or if you want to download a .js attachment, you'll get a new anti-virus warning: "Blocked for security reasons", "1 attachment contains a virus or blocked file. Downloading this attachment is di
Data Studio Community Connectors enable direct connections from Data Studio to any internet accessible data source. Anyone can build their own Community Connector or use any available ones. Try out the new Community Connectors in the gallery We have
The AJAX crawling scheme was introduced as a way of making JavaScript-based webpages accessible to Googlebot, and we've previously announced our plans to turn it down. Over time, Google engineers have significantly improved rendering of JavaScript fo
In recent months, we've noticed a growing trend around content on YouTube that attempts to pass as family-friendly, but is clearly not. While some of these videos may be suitable for adults, others are completely unacceptable, so we are working to re
‘Fairy Circles’ are a phenomenon that occurs in the Namib desert involving circular patches of bare ground forming striking patterns visible in satellite imagery. We have looked at a number of similar phenomenon around the world c
Google Image Search has a different way to display suggestions: it now shows a long list of colorful boxes with related searches. You can click one or more boxes to dynamically refine search results.For example, when searching for [sportswear], Googl
If you use Google Analytics for Firebase to measure your apps, you'll notice something familiar today: a new look and feel that's more consistent with your Google Analytics experience.These new elements echo some of the changes we made to Google Anal
Lately weve been receiving feedback from users seeing non-events like coupons or vouchers showing up in search results where events snippets appear. This is really confusing for users and also against our guidelines, where we have added additional cl
Cross-posted from the YouTube Artist BlogAt YouTube, we understand the importance of helping artists find ways to build deeper connections with their fans -- the ones who not only watch and listen to videos, but are also willing to pay to see live pe
In celebration of the season seven premiere of popular TV series Game of Thrones, Google has created a Street View collection of various locations used in the filming of the series. Although we highly recommend using Google Maps to explore Street Vie
Google Image Search's mobile interface tests a new feature that starts playing snippets from a YouTube video at the top of the search results page. It's not disclosed as an ad, there's no sound and you can't stop or hide the video, which con
Last month we announced new account management tools for businesses using Google Analytics. Today were thrilled to introduce another round of improvements. Over the coming months, well centralize user management across a companys many Google Analytic
To improve our users' experience with AMP results, we are making changes to how we enforce our policy on content parity with AMP. Starting Feb 1, 2018, the policy requires that the AMP page content be comparable to the (original) canonical page conte
From heartwarming homecoming videos to personal vlogs about their service experiences, veterans turn to YouTube to help share their stories and form community. Thanks to their videos, weve been able to learn about some of the incredible individuals w
A recent story in the news about a homeowner in Dungeness, Washington, USA who, as a result of a dispute with a neighbour wrote a giant message saying ‘A hole’ and an arrow pointing at his neighbour. Find the location in Google Ea
It looks like YouTube's notification experiment is now a regular feature and you can no longer disable it by clearing cookies. When sign in to your Google account, YouTube's desktop site no longer shows Google+ notifications in the navigation bar: it
Earlier this year, the Google Optimize and Firebase teams worked together to bring A/B testing functionality to Firebase. Last week, at the Firebase Dev Summit, we announced that A/B testing is now available in beta to all app developers.This post or
In June, we announced a new experience that put the convenience of Search into the hands of job seekers. Today, we are taking the next step in improving the job search experience on Google by adding a feature that shows estimated salary information f
Back then there was salsa, reflects 25-year-old Puerto Rican superstar Ozuna in the new documentary Musica Sin Fronteras. In another era you had rock, then you had time for electronic music. Well now today its time for reggaeton.Led by the meteoric r
On July 14, 2017, satellite imaging company Planet launched another 48 of their small, low resolution, satellites they call ‘Doves’ into orbit. They were launched on a Soyuz rocket together with a number of other satellites. This
We often hear from marketers how challenging it is to piece together online and offline customer interactions in order to see a complete view of a customers journey. Thats why were excited to share that Google and Salesforce are working together to s
With more sites moving towards responsive web design, many webmasters have questions about migrating from separate mobile URLs, also frequently known as "m-dot URLs", to using responsive web design. Here are some recommendations on how to move from s
After talking to parents all over, we know that kids who love the YouTube Kids app are getting older and want a platform thatll grow with them. Whether kids are watching Monster High, DC Kids, LEGO, learning their ABCs, or picking up the latest trick
Researchers at MIT have been using computer vision to look at Street View and map urban change over time. Read more about it on Maps Mania. The original paper from MIT is here and a map of several US cities with their results is here. Look for white
More than six hundred developers have signed up for developer access to Data Studio Community Connectors since the Developer Launch. Community Connectors give developers an opportunity to come up with innovative solutions for data access and broaden
Join us in welcoming the latest additions to the Webmasters community: Webmasters in Hindi! Webmasters in Russian! Hogeldiniz Webmasters in Turkish! Webmasters in Thai! xin cho Webmasters in Vietnamese! We will be sharing webmaster-related updates in
Since the launch of YouTube TV in April, youve streamed live sports, local and national news, and can't-miss shows on your phone, tablet and computer. Now, we're psyched to announce our new YouTube TV app, made for the big screen.We know you love wat
“Trip View Bowls” are porcelain bowls painted on the inside with a 360 degree landscape of a real world location. They are essentially what you would get if you painted Street View image on the inside of a bowl. Back in 2011 GEB r
Savvy businesses review every step of the customer journey to ensure they are delivering the best experience and to find ways to offer more value. Today, were releasing two new features that will make it easier for you to improve each of those steps
Search Console was initially launched with just four reports more than a decade ago. Today, the product includes more than two dozen reports and tools covering AMP, structured data, and live testing tools, all designed to help improve your site's per
In June, we announced four steps were taking to combat terrorist content on YouTube:Better detection and faster removal powered by machine learning;More expert partners to help identify violative content;Tougher standards for videos that are controve
We often get asked by GEB readers how to upgrade to the ‘live’ version of Google Earth. Unfortunately, no such version exists and all imagery in Google Earth is dated – and in many places, the latest imagery, both over-h
The Data Studio team has been hard at work launching new features to allow for richer visualization and new views on data. Today, we'll highlight some of these recent launches. Pivot Tables Pivot tables let users narrow down a large data set or analy
When you want to bake cupcakes, but you don't know what kind, Image Search can help you make a decision. Finding an image with a recipe can be challenging: you might end up on a page that has only pictures of these delicious things, or a cupcake fan
One hundred and thirty million girls will not go to school today. These girls will be denied the joy of reading a great book, the triumph of finally figuring out an equation, and the opportunity to determine their own future. But it is not just these
Google recently updated the ‘historical imagery’ layer and on Tuesday we had a look at a couple of floods visible in the fresh imagery. Today we are looking at a number of tornadoes in the United States. Elk City, Oklahoma. On May