Month: June 2016

Mobilegeddon

By now we all know that Google is in the habit of changing things up to “guide” the way businesses design and use their websites. Their latest effort – an algorithm aimed at promoting mobile-friendliness – was fearfully billed in advance by many as “Mobilegeddon,” or other similar warnings. And yet we’re all still here. Yes, some businesses have seen a noticeable drop in their display rankings on Google, but one might argue that was richly deserved.

Here’s the deal: Google’s sometimes heavy-handed efforts to control the search environment aside, does anyone really think mobile-friendly websites should NOT be rewarded? The majority of searchers are now using a mobile device to initiate their search. This is not news. Businesses that have ignored this trend thus far are flirting with a reputation for customer disservice.

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We should all be mindful of what we post on social media

The Lad Bible has said sorry to Wentworth Miller for an internet meme making fun of his weight gain.

“We want to say we’ve got this very, very wrong. Mental health is no joke or laughing matter,” it posted on Facebook.

“We certainly didn’t want to cause you pain by reminding you of such a low point in your life.”

Earlier, Miller said he had been the subject of jokes before but that this one “stands out from the rest”.

“In 2010, semi-retired from acting, I was keeping a low-profile for a number of reasons,” he explains to fans on Facebook.

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