Do you stuff lots of ads at the top of your web pages? Think again. Tired of doing a Google search and landing on these types of pages? Rejoice. Google has announced that it will penalize sites with pages that are top-heavy with ads. In other words, websites with a bunch of ads will be pushed down lower in search results.
When you’re inside an airport, shopping mall or retail store, a common way to figure out where you are is to look for a freestanding map directory or ask an employee for help. Starting today, with the release of Google Maps 6.0 for Android, that directory is brought to the palm of your hands, helping you determine where you are, what floor you’re on, and where to go with Google Maps Indoors.
Users of Google Map links for their websites will be charged for heavy usage of the service. This change will only effect websites that use the Google Maps API service for more than 25,000 map hits each day. Websites, especially travel firms, use Google Maps to link customers to a view of the destinations they inquire about.
In just a few short hours, Google+ opened up registration, allowing anyone to sign up for the fledgling social network — while Facebook completely reformatted its news feed so you won’t miss any of your friend’s more important updates.