Posts Tagged:google maps

rfp-robotRFP ROBOT: Website Request for Proposal Generator

The time has come for a new website (or website redesign), which means you need to write a website request for proposal or web RFP. A Google search produces a few examples, but they vary wildly and don’t seem to speak really to your goals for developing or redesigning a new website. You need to write a website RFP that will clearly articulate your needs and generate responses from the best website designers and developers out there. But how?

Have no fear, RFP Robot is here. He will walk you through a step-by-step process to help you work through the details of your project and create a PDF formatted website design RFP that will provide the information vendors need to write an accurate bid. RFP Robot will tell you what info you should include, point out pitfalls, and give examples.


How Will the Voice Search ‘Revolution’ Impact Web Design?

Voice search is getting a lot of attention right now and it’s no big surprise. The big tech firms are pushing their voice platforms hard and marketers are hyping them up to disrupt the entire industry. Needless to say, voice search is one of the hottest topics in digital technologies right now and this isn’t going to change anytime soon. Despite all this, the rise of voice search isn’t going to have the impact on web design and marketing most are predicting right now. The thing is, voice technology comes with some fundamental limitations that mean its role in the consumer journey (where designer, marketers and the rest of us make our money) will be relatively small. Voice search sucks at selling Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos featured in a recent article here debunking the clickbait notion that homepage design is dead (another BS trend). He’s a smart guy, there’s no question about that.…

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Google Brings ‘Your Timeline’ to iOS: A Searchable History of Your Life by @MattGSouthern

Google is bringing ‘Your Timeline’ to Google Maps on iOS for the first time, a feature that was previously exclusive to Android.The post Google Brings ‘Your Timeline’ to iOS: A Searchable History of Your Life by @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

Google Continues to Crack Down on Fake Google Maps Listings by @MattGSouthern

Google has released new data which details its recent efforts to keep fake listings off Google Maps.The post Google Continues to Crack Down on Fake Google Maps Listings by @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

Google Maps Now Lets You Review Continents and Oceans by @MattGSouthern

You can find virtually anything on Google, and it appears that now includes reviews for Earth’s continents and oceans.The post Google Maps Now Lets You Review Continents and Oceans by @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

Create Responsive Google Maps on Any Website

Google Maps make it easy to embed a map in your own website. However, by default, Google Maps doesn’t provide responsive support. In this short tutorial, I’m going to show you how to make your maps responsive, using just a few lines of CSS. This technique will work on any website platform. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit http://OSTraining.com for full links, other content, and more! ]] Source: https://www.ostraining.com/

How to Stop Joomla From Stripping Out Code

Your Joomla site was built on code. The right code in the right place brings your site to life. However, there are many places where it can also be a huge security risk.  If you allow people to use PHP, Javascript, iframes or other code inside your content, you will greatly increase the chance that your site might be compromised by a malicious code. To minimize this risk, by default Joomla restricts the code you can insert into articles.  The downside to this is that some common code snippets, from well-trusted sources, will be blocked. For example, Joomla doesn’t allow you to insert embed codes from sites like YouTube and Google Maps. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit http://OSTraining.com for full links, other content, and more! ]] Source: https://www.ostraining.com/

Free: Drupal Global Training days, Delhi

Start:  2017-03-18 10:00 – 16:00 Asia/Kolkata Organizers:  RajeevK Event type:  Training (free or commercial) Drupal Delhi Community Invites everyone to a one day Free Drupal training. Who Should Attend — All Students who are planning to make a career in Web Development — Developers who have heard about drupal and want to start their career in Drupal — General web Developers. What will be covered — An Introduction to Drupal 8. — Hands on, on building a Site in Drupal 8. — An introduction to the Drupal community. Requirements — Carry your laptop along — Its good to have a LAMP(Linux), WAMP(Windows), MAMP(Mac) setup done. Location Ex2 Solutions India Pvt Ltd 47, Badkhal Rd, Sector 27A, Faridabad, Haryana 121001 Google Maps Location – https://goo.gl/maps/WE4VmNtGeQ72 Nearest Metro Station – Badkal Mor OR Sector 28 (On Violet Line) Register here – https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfTDGZhXOK8J-f-WnHzL73cY0wk9Ypd… Meet the TrainersHaneet SinghAruna SinghRajeev Kumar Source: https://groups.drupal.org/node/512931/feed

Google Maps Update: Create and Share Lists of Favorite Places by @MattGSouthern

In an update to the Google Maps app for iOS and Android, you can now create lists of your favorite places and share them with others.The post Google Maps Update: Create and Share Lists of Favorite Places by @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

Google Maps on Android Now Shows How Difficult it is to Find Parking by @MattGSouthern

Google has released an update for the Maps app on Android with the unique ability to display information about parking difficulty.The post Google Maps on Android Now Shows How Difficult it is to Find Parking by @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

Google Maps for iOS Shows How Busy a Location is in Real-Time by @MattGSouthern

Google Maps has updated its iOS app with a real-time look at busy a location right now.The post Google Maps for iOS Shows How Busy a Location is in Real-Time by @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

Book an Uber Ride Directly in Google Maps on iOS and Android by @MattGSouthern

Google Maps is rolling out a global update to its ride services mode which brings a new design and the ability to book rides directly within Maps itself.The post Book an Uber Ride Directly in Google Maps on iOS and Android by @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

How to Get Your eCommerce Store Selling Products in 30 Days

Every online store faces the same challenge when it first opens. You’ve already invested a good chunk of time and money into getting your website running, but it all counts for nothing until you start selling products. In many ways, those first few hundred sales are the hardest ones to get, but once you build that initial traction, things start clicking into place. The key is reaching that first landmark as soon as possible. Aside from bringing in some vital revenue, those early sales (and the marketing you conduct to get them) will lead to your next batch of customers and beyond. So let’s take a look at the marketing essentials to get your store selling products in 30 days.   The challenge: Selling products in 30 days Back in November, Shopify published an article on how to get your first sale in 30 days and this partly inspired out blog post for today. I’ll be…

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Lazy-Loading Disqus Comments

Lately, I’ve been obsessed with optimizing performance through lazy-loading. Recently, I’ve written on how to lazy-load Google Maps and on how to lazy-load responsive Google Adsense. Now it’s time for Disqus, a service for embedding comments on your website. It’s a great service. It eliminates the headache of developing your own local commenting system, dealing with spam, etc. Recently, I’ve been working on implementing the widget in one of my projects. The Problem Layout-wise, comments usually play a secondary role. In many cases, comments are never seen at all by the visitors, because the don’t scroll down to where they are. But guess what? By default, they get loaded on the website no matter what. The wasted bandwidth is a problem. Take a look at the technical implementation officially recommended by Disqus: <div id=”disqus_thread”></div> <script> (function() { var d = document, s = d.createElement(‘script’); s.src = ‘//username.disqus.com/embed.js’; s.setAttribute(‘data-timestamp’, +new Date());…

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Google Maps to Show Live Views of Locations During Peak Hours by @MattGSouthern

Google Maps is adding a real-time look at locations during their busiest times of the day.The post Google Maps to Show Live Views of Locations During Peak Hours by @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

How to Add Google Maps to Drupal 8

In this tutorial, I will explain how to use the Drupal 8 Simple Google Maps module to add a map to your website. Google has made some the recent changes to the API requests and this tutorial will clarify the process. Source: https://www.ostraining.com/

Lazy Loading Responsive Adsense Ads

You’ve been hard at work optimizing your site. You’ve already done things like lazy-loading Google Maps and been wondering if there was anything else you could do. For example, is there anything we can do to improve the loading of ads? Good news, there is some things you can do. You can respect user’s mobile data plan by loading ads only when they are likely to appear in the viewport zone. You can also serve ads in the right size in accordance to the screen of the device. That would be nice of you. That would not only be responsive but also responsible. The Problem The nature of Google Adsense is that the ads, along with the script, file are loaded automatically: this may unreasonably slow down the appearance of the other important things, like styles, fonts, or other scripts. Google Adsense: no lazy load Moreover, the correct ad size…

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Google to Retire Map Maker, Migrate Features to Google Maps by @MattGSouthern

Google has announced plans to retire its standalone Map Maker product in March 2017.The post Google to Retire Map Maker, Migrate Features to Google Maps by @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

3 Ways to Take Advantage of Google Maps Ads by @ProvenData

There are three updates that are going to make an impact on user/business experience with Google Maps.Here are three ways to leverage these updates.The post 3 Ways to Take Advantage of Google Maps Ads by @ProvenData appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

Top 10 Google Products You May Not Have Heard About

Google’s quest for total web domination over the last couple of years has produced an army of helpful and successful products, including Gmail, Calendar, Maps, Earth and more. And while Google’s most successful products get a ton of press, they also have a huge list of lesser-known products that deserve a shout-out or two. Below is a list of the top 10 you may not have heard about.

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