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    Ben Gomes To Take Over Search At Google, Giannandrea Steps Down

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    by rustybrick
    Apr 3, 2018
    News broke last night that Google's current head of search, John Giannandrea, was stepping down and replacing him are two Google veterans Jeff Dean will lead Google's AI efforts...

    Why you should (usually) choose boring technology

    by Rian van der Merwe
    Apr 2, 2018
    This is a fairly old post, but I only recently came across Dan McKinley’s Choose Boring Technology. It is so good.

    What counts as boring? That’s a little tricky. “Boring” should not be conflated with “bad.” There is technology out there that is both boring and bad. You should not use any of that. But there are many choices of technology that are boring and good, or at least good enough. MySQL is boring. Postgres is boring. PHP is boring. Python is boring. Memcached is boring. Squid is...

    The humble product manager

    by Rian van der Merwe
    Apr 1, 2018
    When the design community wants to argue about something they fall back on the age-old question, “Should designers learn to code?” In the same way, for as long as the role has existed, the product management community has debated whether or not PMs should be referred to as “the CEO of the product.”

    Neither debate will ever be settled — this is just something we do. But Marty Cagan does have a solid addition to this never-ending argument in his post CEO of the Product Revisited. His main...

    More evidence of the ways technology can be bad for our health

    by Rian van der Merwe
    Mar 31, 2018
    Stories about how technology can be bad for our health is not new, of course. But two articles in this particular genre caught my attention this week. The first is some HBR research showing that Having Your Smartphone Nearby Takes a Toll on Your Thinking (Even When It’s Silent and Facedown):

    The mere presence of our smartphones is like the sound of our names or a crying baby — something that automatically exerts a gravitational pull on our attention. Resisting that pull takes a...

    How to Target Featured Snippet Opportunities - Whiteboard Friday

    Mar 29, 2018
    Click on the whiteboard image above to open a high-resolution version in a new tab! Video Transcription

    Today, we are going over targeting featured snippets, Part 2 of our featured snippets series. Super excited to dive into this.

    What's a featured snippet?

    For those of you that need a little brush-up, what's a featured snippet? Let's say you do a search for something like, "Are pigs...

    Google March 28th Algorithm Ranking Update?

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    by rustybrick
    Mar 29, 2018
    There may have been another update late March 27th, mostly on March 28th and through today, with the Google search rankings. I am seeing an uptick in chatter from the SEO community...

    Easier blog post image management with Dropshare and Amazon S3

    by Rian van der Merwe
    Mar 28, 2018
    I’m always on the lookout for faster ways to upload and insert images into blog posts. It’s the part of the blogging workflow that I dislike the most. Up to now I’ve used a pretty convoluted combination of Amazon S3 buckets and Transmit. But over the weekend, while moving hosting providers1, I finally came up with a really simple image upload workflow that I thought I’d share in case it helps anyone else.

    This workflow lets you drag and drop an image to a menu bar icon on your Mac, and...

    Google's Mobile First Indexing Is Unrelated To Weekend Algorithm Update

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    by rustybrick
    Mar 28, 2018
    Yesterday during the video hangout with Google's John Mueller I asked if the mobile first indexing rollout was at all related to what folks were seeing with this past weekend's Google algorithm update. In short, John said no, they are unrelated...

    Product management for maturing products

    by Rian van der Merwe
    Mar 27, 2018
    Janna Bastow wrote a great post on product management for maturing products. From Growing up Lean: Lean Strategies for Maturing Products, here’s a recommendation for how to avoid becoming a “Feature Factory”:

    Break the backlog up into two parts: The Product Backlog and the Development Backlog. […]

    Product Backlog: A list of all of the things you could do. You’ll never complete everything on this list, and it’ll always be in a constant state of flux. It’ll include customer...

    Google Begins Rolling Out Mobile-First Indexing; Few Notice

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    by rustybrick
    Mar 27, 2018
    Google announced yesterday that they are now rolling out mobile-first indexing to sites that follow the best practices for mobile-first indexing.