Ask a Techspert: How can we fight energy rush hours?

In this post: Head of energy partnerships for Google Nest Hannah Bascom explains “energy rush hours,” and how Nest’s Rush Hour Rewards tries to tackle them.Editor’s Note: Do you ever feel like a fish out of water? Try being a tech novice and talking to...
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Keep Calm and Stay Focused

Are you tangled up in stress that keeps you from focusing on your tasks? Maybe the morning traffic started you off on the wrong foot (even if that traffic was just in the bathroom with everyone trying to get ready at the same time). Maybe your website crashed and you are struggling to recover what […]
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Managed Memory Dump Analyzers

For problems that do not manifest in logs or that you cannot investigate by debugging locally you might attempt to capture a diagnostics artifact, like a memory dump, while the issue is active in your production environment. However, upon talking to developers and support engineers we know that memory analysis can be time consuming,
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6 Best WooCommerce CRM to Grow Your Store in 2021 (Compared)

Are you looking for the best WooCommerce CRM for your online store? A WooCommerce CRM can help you manage your customers, improve business decisions, and create a better experience for your customers overall. In this article, we’ll share the best WooCommerce CRM in the market… Read More »
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Meet your new travel guides

Exploring the hidden sites of a city or learning about fascinating places, people and stories can be fun on your own, but it becomes a whole new experience when having exceptional guides.In the newest episodes of the Google Arts & Culture video ser...
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Hosting vs. Domain: What’s the Difference?

Almost every business in existence will eventually need to have its own website. But before you get to that point, it’s first important to understand web hosting vs. domain and what the difference is between the two most important parts of having a website. To put it simply: Website hosting or web hosting is what […]
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JYSK boosts frontline teams with Android Enterprise

Editor’s note: Flemming Thøgersen is Team Manager and Stinus Stoumann Hoeks is Senior IT Consultant of IT Client Infrastructure for JYSK, an international retailer based in Denmark.JYSK is an international home retailer with Scandinavian roots, and our...
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A more helpful Chrome, throughout your workday

Lately, my productivity has been up and down, following the curves of the pandemic and the seasons. But where I live, spring is here 🌷. And, in addition to spending more time in my garden, I’m finally zeroing in on how I can be more productive working ...
Google

Hometalk builds a DIY home improvement community

What better place than a website to bring together people, projects and professionals? That’s what Miriam Illions thought when she co-foundedHometalk in 2011. When the site went live, she waited for the homeowner–contractor matchups to begin. Then, som...
Google

Our commitment to COVID-19 vaccine equity

Read this post in Spanish. // Blog en español aquí.As more people have access to the COVID-19 vaccine, we’re making it easier to learn why, when and where you can get immunized. Today, you can now find vaccination locations on Google Maps and Search in...
Google

How to Add Custom After Post Widgets in WordPress

Do you want to add custom after post widgets in WordPress? After post widgets allow you to display different elements at the end of blog posts or pages. For instance, you can add a newsletter sign-up form, show related posts, display recent articles, or popular… Read More »
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Onboarding at Google while working remotely

Welcome to the latest edition of “My Path to Google,” where we talk to Googlers, interns and alumni about how they got to Google, what their roles are like and even some tips on how to prepare for interviews.Today’s post is all about Asaf Paz, an Agenc...
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WordPress 5.7.1 Security and Maintenance Release

WordPress 5.7.1 is now available! This security and maintenance release features 26 bug fixes in addition to two security fixes. Because this is a security release, it is recommended that you update your sites immediately. All versions since WordPress 4.7 have also been updated. WordPress 5.7.1 is a short-cycle security and maintenance release. The next […]
Wordpress

Introducing Milestone Notifications

Your website is a product of your hard work and passion. Therefore, when your site hits a milestone — it shouldn’t go unrecognized. To make it easier for you to keep track of your site’s achievements, we’ll be rolling out a new celebratory notification that will alert you when your …
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WordPress Vulnerability Report: April 2021, Part 2

New WordPress plugin and theme vulnerabilities were disclosed during the second week of April. This post covers the recent WordPress plugin, theme, and core vulnerabilities and what to do if you run one of the vulnerable plugins or themes on your website. The WordPress Vulnerability Roundup is divided into three different categories: WordPress core, WordPress […]
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Visual Studio 2019 v16.10 Preview 2 Releases Today

We are excited to announce the release of Visual Studio v16.10 preview 2. This release continues a theme of developer productivity and convenience. We’ve added C++20 ranges, IntelliSense completions, and new features for testing, Docker tooling enhancements, and Git integration!

Download the latest Visual Studio preview release to try the new features in 16.10.
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Enhanced Productivity with Git in Visual Studio

We continue to enhance the Git experience in Visual Studio and are excited to announce some long-awaited updates in version 16.10 Preview 2. You can download the latest Preview and run it right alongside your main release, leaving your production installation undisturbed.
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Searching for the way forward

I can’t think of a time when technology has been able to be more helpful to more people, families, communities, companies and countries than today. At the same time, the ways that people are using technology are more dynamic than ever. Technology has b...
Google

How to Optimize Core Web Vitals for WordPress (Ultimate Guide)

Do you want to optimize core web vitals for WordPress? Core Web Vitals is an initiative by Google which helps website owners improve user experience and quality of their websites. These signals are crucial for the success of any website. In this guide, we’ll show… Read More »
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How to Stop Bad Bots: A Guide For WordPress Users

If you run a WordPress site, no doubt you’ve dealt with bots. They’re seemingly everywhere in the online world, and not every one of them is bad. But when it’s time to stop bots in WordPress, some approaches work better than others. Bad bots are more than a nuisance. They can disrupt the functionality of […]
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How to Check Website Traffic for Any Site (7 Best Tools)

Do you want to check website traffic for any site, including your own? Checking website traffic allows you to see how well your site performs and how it compares to your competition. In this article, we’ll show you how to check website traffic for any… Read More »
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Monday Motivation – Change Your Attitude to Change Your World

“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.” – Zig Ziglar Do you see the problem, or do you see the possibility? Do you focus on the storm or seek out the silver lining? It’s not what happens that makes a difference, but how you choose to see and respond to what happens. […]
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WP Briefing: Who Is WordPress?

In this episode, Josepha explores the five groups within the WordPress ecosystem and provides a high-level example of how they interact and support one another. As always, stay tuned for the small list of big things and a contributor highlight.
Wordpress

More options for nonprofits with Google Workspace

Over 150,000 nonprofits use Google productivity tools every day to get more done for their communities. PlanetRead is an organization based in India that’s bringing literacy to millions by making reading a part of entertainment through Same Language Su...
Google

How to Improve Organic Click Through Rate (CTR) in WordPress – 12 Proven Tips

Do you want to improve the organic click through rate (CTR) for your WordPress website? Organic click-through rate is the average clicks a page gets when displayed in search results. Improving your CTR can help improve your SEO rankings and get more traffic to your… Read More »
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Wix vs WordPress – Which One is Better? (Pros and Cons)

Are you trying to decide between Wix vs WordPress to build your website? While WordPress is the most popular website builder in the world, it is not the only option. After seeing TV commercials for Wix, some of our users asked us to do a… Read More »
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Release Radar · March 2021 Edition

The open source community is always hard at work. February’s projects were super hard to pick since there are so many amazing releases. These are exciting new releases from some of the coolest projects around.
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Take a look at these pandemic pastimes

I've never spent as much time at home as I have in the last year. Of course, I'm not the only one. Over the past year or so of quarantine, I've found myself searching for new things to do. I searched for “cheesemaking” when my kids asked me to play sou...
Google

Focused Flexibility Gives the Strength to Weather the Storms

Are you struggling to get around the obstacles that are keeping you from your goals? Focused Flexibility is the ability to stay honed in on your goals but flexible in the process to get there. You need to bend and flex when life throws the unexpected in your path. Because it will. Be focused on […]
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Privacy-first web advertising: a measurement update

In January, we shared how Google’s advertising teams have been evaluating the proposals in Chrome’s Privacy Sandbox, an open-source initiative to replace third-party cookies with viable privacy-first alternatives that can support the publishers and adv...
Google

5 Best Transcription Services of 2021 Compared (Cheap & Accurate)

Are you looking for the best transcription services? Transcription services let you simply convert speech to text. You can use these transcriptions for video subtitles, podcast notes, additional written content, and more. In this article, we’ve hand picked some of the best transcription services you… Read More »
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Introducing Visual Studio Administrator Updates

During the month of April 2021, Visual Studio will start publishing administrator updates to Visual Studio 2017 and Visual Studio 2019 via Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) and the Microsoft Update Catalog. Enterprises will be able to then use standard deployment tools like Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager to easily roll out these updates throughout their organization.
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How to Increase Pageviews and Reduce Bounce Rate in WordPress

Do you want to increase pageviews and reduce bounce rate in WordPress? Users who stay on your site longer and view more pages are more likely to join your email list, leave a comment, make a purchase, follow you on social media, and more. In… Read More »
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Ikumi Kobayashi on taking inclusion seriously

Welcome to the latest edition of “My Path to Google,” where we talk to Googlers, interns and alumni about how they got to Google, what their roles are like and even some tips on how to prepare for interviews.Today’s post is all about Ikumi Kobayashi, a...
Google

Performance Improvements in NuGet

With each new release of Visual Studio comes a plethora of performance improvements when restoring NuGet packages, managing project dependencies, and browsing for the next great package to include in your solution.
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