Posts Tagged:Google

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 to Build Your Own Alexa Service

With the recent introduction of Amazon and Google products that provide Ironman-esque voice control functionality, we’ve been wondering lately what this means for the future of human computer interactions. Always on the lookout for emerging technology to get ahead of, we decided to put a project together to see what these little devices are capable of. We had about 2 weeks before the three Viget offices were assembling for an all hands gathering, so we wanted to something both fun and interactive. What we ended up with was an Alexa service that could figure out which Viget employee you were thinking about. We called it: The Know It All Trying out our latest Viget team game using voice control. Can you guess who? More updates soon! cc @alexadevs @amazonecho #Alexa pic.twitter.com/M1YgCh3obj— Viget (@viget) June 13, 2017 There are a couple pieces to this puzzle – a Rails backend, a React…

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Google For Jobs is Now Live in Search Results by @MattGSouthern

Google For Jobs sees the company collaborating with others in the job industry to connect employers with the right candidates.The post Google For Jobs is Now Live in Search Results by @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

Google’s Latest Easter Egg: Fidget Spinners! by @MattGSouthern

Google is getting in on the fidget spinner craze with its very own virtual device embedded into search results.The post Google’s Latest Easter Egg: Fidget Spinners! by @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

Enter the dot matrix

Illustration by Nate OttoTroy Henikoff was a college student in 1984 when he wrote his first program, a piece of software to help his grandfather’s steel warehouse manage their inventory. That summer project led Troy to start his own software consulting business a couple years later. This is an atypical Distance story about beginnings, endings and unexpected legacies.https://medium.com/media/e1b07d80fba4e2163e3f63e0c604a1a0/hrefTranscriptWAILIN: Troy Henikoff describes himself as an unintentional entrepreneur. Today he’s a well-known figure in Chicago’s tech scene, but when he began dabbling in computer programming and setting up his own business, there was no established startup culture for him to absorb. No networking events, no hoodies, no cliches about hustle or crushing it or changing the world. Troy’s story starts in 1984, at his grandfather’s steel warehouse on Chicago’s south side. He had just finished his sophomore year of college.TROY HENIKOFF: So that summer when I got to Chicago, I was given a bunch…

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New Google Analytics Home Screen Now Available to 50% of Users by @MattGSouthern

A Google Analytics Project Manager has confirmed the new Google Analytics home screen is now available to 50% of users.The post New Google Analytics Home Screen Now Available to 50% of Users by @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

Google May Be Forced to Change Its Business Practices in Europe by @MattGSouthern

Google is expected to be hit with a fine of over 1 billion euros by antitrust officials in Europe.The post Google May Be Forced to Change Its Business Practices in Europe by @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

Google is Tackling Extremist Content On YouTube With New Guidelines in Europe by @MattGSouthern

Google is introducing four new measures for tackling extremist content on YouTube.The post Google is Tackling Extremist Content On YouTube With New Guidelines in Europe by @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

4 Easy Steps to Effective Guest Blogging That Will Make Google Happy by @tonynwright

Here are four steps to turn guest blogging on its head — without making Google mad.The post 4 Easy Steps to Effective Guest Blogging That Will Make Google Happy by @tonynwright appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

10 Steps to Building Faster Websites

Google says websites should load in less than 2-3 seconds and when Google speaks you better damn well listen. Actually, it’s not only Google that comes up with numbers like this; countless studies say you want to be hitting the 2-second benchmark to stop traffic and valuable leads running out the door. There’s a problem, though. As the web becomes a more complex medium, performance tends to take a backseat to glitzy features. Which is fine, if you want a fancy website hidden behind that blank loading screen, but not so good when most people quit the session before your first line of content loads. So how do you find that sweet-spot between a fully-featured website and one that hits the 2-second benchmark? #1: Be careful with website builders Website builders are great for building websites quickly but quite so good when it comes to loading times. Bulky code working under the…

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Google Tops List of Global Brand Rankings by @MattGSouthern

Google has topped the BrandZ global rankings list for the second year in a row.The post Google Tops List of Global Brand Rankings by @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

6 Components Moodboards Must Have To Be Effective

Moodboards have been in use for many years especially in the interior design and fashion industries. It’s the first step when brainstorming ideas that’ll contribute to the overall look and feel of the final product. Most established web designers create mood boards as part of their web design process. The main benefits of using a mood board include: Streamlining the design process Reducing the time taken to design the actual website Giving the client a general idea of what to expect early Less frustration Effectively communicate concepts Making it easy to make design changes and revisions A mood board can either be physical or digital. The physical ones are more time consuming since they involve putting together paper cuttings and other physical sources for inspiration. However, they tend to have a higher impact on clients. On the other hand, digital boards are easier to create and are less physically tasking.…

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The 7 Best Keyword Research Tools to Redefine Your Content Marketing

If you want Google to send you more visitors, a great keyword research tool is a must. How many times in the past week have you gotten onto Google to look something up? Since Google processes an average of 40,000 searches every single second, the answer to that question for most people will be “a Read more Source: https://adespresso.com/feed/

22 Niche Review Sites Your Business Can’t Afford to Ignore by @amelioratethis

Think Yelp or Google covers you? Think again. Here are top niche review sites to get your business listed on.The post 22 Niche Review Sites Your Business Can’t Afford to Ignore by @amelioratethis appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

Google Releases A Website Builder for Small Businesses by @MattGSouthern

Google has officially released a single-page website builder designed for small businesses.The post Google Releases A Website Builder for Small Businesses by @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

Google Local Guides Program Adds New Levels and New Perks by @MattGSouthern

Google has increased the level cap for Local Guides, while also adding new perks and new ways to contribute.The post Google Local Guides Program Adds New Levels and New Perks by @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

Gboard for Android Gets New Search Features by @MattGSouthern

Gboard for Android, Google’s alternative keyboard, has received an update which comes with new search features.The post Gboard for Android Gets New Search Features by @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

The Complete List of Google Penalties & How to Recover by @ChuckPrice518

Did you receive a manual action report? Don’t panic. You can recover. We’ll show you how in this post.The post The Complete List of Google Penalties & How to Recover by @ChuckPrice518 appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

The Equilateral Triangle of a Perfect Paragraph

Still, too many web designers neglect the importance of typography on the web. So far, I’ve only met a few that really understand typography and know how to apply that knowledge to their work. And the lack of knowledge about typography doesn’t come from ignorance. I learned that web designers are commonly either self-taught and haven’t grasped the importance of typography yet, or they actually studied design but typography was just one of the classes they had to attend. I created the Better Web Type course to help raise awareness of the important role typography plays on the web. In my opinion, both web designers and web developers should learn the basics—if a designer uses ligatures in her designs but the developer doesn’t even know what ligatures are, how can we expect him to correctly transform the most beautifully designed typography into code? With both roles knowing the basics, we’ll…

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Celebrate the web by using another browser than Google’s Chrome

I like Chrome. It’s a great browser. But it’s not so good that it deserves to be the only browser. And that’s the unfortunate opportunity we, people browsing the web, are opening for Google by so overwhelmingly choosing to use it in face of the alternatives.And this is what we get by doing so: DirecTV just announced that they’ll be turning their website into a Chrome desktop app on June 1st. They don’t actually say that, but that’s what they mean. You can’t call directvnow.com a website if it only works in a single browser.You don’t have to be that old to remember the dark days when Internet Explorer strangled the web by its utter domination. When large swaths of the web was only accessible through Redmond. Those were not happy days.Ironically, it was Google’s Chrome that helped fight back the scourge of Internet Explorer’s monopoly. Well, that plus the utter neglect…

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