Google has confirmed earlier rumours that it was looking to challenge music streaming service Spotify, announcing the ‘Google Play Music All Access’ service at its I/O conference in San Francisco.
Chris Yerga, Android engineering director unveiled the service, which will take on Spotify and Rdio with its subscription based music offering. Google Play Music All Access offers its catalogue of millions of tracks to users for a monthly fee of $9.99. In a bid to lure in customers, Google is offering all users a 30-day free trial of the service, and those who take advantage of the offer before 30 June will pay a fee of $7.99 per month onwards. However unlike Spotify, the firm will not offer a free subscription model.
Often, many people focus strongly on what colours they want to use on prominently on their website. In general this is fine, however, without proper planning and execution, this could lead to a very bright, overwhelming website, ultimately overpowering the viewer. Why not consider using minimal colours and introducing white space effectively. Not only does this create a visually stunning website for the user, but minimising the amount of colour used, increases the visuals where colour is used. The following article highlights this concept…
Head of Webspam at Google, Matt Cutts confirmed via his twitter feed yesterday that a penguin 2.0 update is expected in the next couple of weeks. Following this, he posted a video titled ‘What should we expect in the next few months in terms of SEO for Google’.
Businesses who have verified their publisher status (similar to Google Authorship) will start to see their company logo or brand logo show up in the Google Search Results.
To do this, a business must have verified their Publisher status, which is similar to verifying Google Authorship. In order to verify Publisher status, the company must set up a Google+ page and link it back to their website. The website must link back to the Google+ page with the proper “rel=publisher” tag in the link.
Once verified, the company’s logo will appear in the Google search results similar to how verified Authors’ photos (avatars) are shown currently.
I do like the idea of this – sometimes a personal image is not suitable for all local business websites (some Dentist Practices have multiple locations for example) whereas a logo would be more appropriate. Avatar images and logos will make your website stand out more in the search results and increase click through rates, so here at Dental Design we will be adding avatars and Practice logos for our Premier clients to increase performance.
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The flat web design concept is almost self explanatory. As expected, the main design elements of a ‘flat’ website are very simple, using only one tone of colour, often bright to stand out, no gradients, shadows or complicated patterns. This is not a new concept, it is one that has been around for a while, but is now becoming more and more popular in web design. Flat design is a great way to keep your dental website sharp and simple, as well as ensuring that your website is visually stunning for the user. Take a look at the following examples below to find out more.
Those using devices running Google’s Android operating system have for a year benefited from the suggested search results feature; ‘Google Now’. Google has taken the step (some would say that they have been pushed) into launching the feature onto their Search App, meaning it’s now available for Apple IOS users.