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How to mass remove URLs from Google quickly.

Google indexes everything it finds and sometimes it finds things that it shouldn’t. Google has a nice removal tool that temporarily removes URLs from Google and this is actually really good when you want something out rather quickly. In my experiences, it remove pages from Google Search within 24 hours. The downside to Google’s removal tool is […]

7 Desktop Google Hangouts Apps for the Mac

I’ve been on the lookout for a Google Hangouts desktop app for the Mac and there are actually few decent choices out there. First off, I don’t want to run a Chrome extension and I don’t want to have to keep Gmail open in the background. That works for some, but it’s either out of sight, […]

Google, please stop randomly logging me out of Gmail!

Why Google?! Why do you feel that logging me out of Gmail randomly is a good idea? Especially when I’m in the middle of an email. To make it worse, you tell me you can’t save the draft but you try to automatically redirect me to the login screen which means I’m going to lose […]

How to manage Google+ pages and profiles in the iOS app.

Google rolled out the ability to manage pages in the Google+ app quite a while ago, but the user experience is so bad that it took me quite a while to figure out how to do it. Once I figured it out though, I also figured out how to mange other Google+ profiles. To manage […]

Why is Google Hangouts So Bad?

Google is well-known for their ability to create great products. I don’t think I could live without Gmail, Google Analytics is fantastic too, and what would we do without search?! However, every now and then some of their products fail. Google Wave and Buzz to name a few. These fortunately were new products that, when […]

Say No To Social Advertising

Both Facebook and Google+ are using your profile pictures to tie into ads. This helps those ads seem more appealing to your friends since you Liked or +1ed those companies in the past. Social ads are easy enough to disable though. In Facebook go to Settings -> Ads and click the ‘Edit’ button for ‘Ads […]

I got dumped by Google. Now what?

I can still remember when Google and I were BFFs. I spent my time creating content and feeding Google. In return, Google sent me traffic. We were both happy and things were good. Then, without notice, Google dumped me. Now I didn’t cheat on Google and I wasn’t doing spammy things behind their back. I […]

Social Icons: You and the Internet Are Using Them Wrong.

Take a moment and check the social icons on your website. Do they match the ones below? Exactly? Probably not. If you do a search for the social icons, you’ll come up with millions of different versions. Most are pretty cool too, but they are violating the brand guidelines outlined by the individual social network. […]

Does the end of Google Reader kill my productivity? Probably not.

When I heard that Google was killing Reader, I was shocked. It’s one of my most used services. I’m a power user. I check Reader at least twice a day, if not more. I use it to track 84 different website with hundreds of stories a day; over 5,000 stories in the past 30 days […]