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The High Five: Courtside seats for Comey

Cavs vs. Warriors. Cookies vs. oranges. And Madrid vs. manspreaders. Here’s a look at some of the top trending searches from the week of June 2.  Nothin’ but net … on Google this week, as people search for details about the NBA Finals. This year marks a third consecutive matchup between the Cavaliers and the Warriors—a first for any two teams in the NBA. Searchers wanted to know who won …Read More

Find Pride events on the map

People everywhere are celebrating Pride this month. To help you find your local parade and events or just navigate around the crowds, we’ve added the parade routes and event info to Google Maps on both Android and iOS in 35 cities worldwide. If you’re in one of the 35 covered cities, you’ll notice a rainbow parade route on the map itself. Tap it to open an event card with more …Read More

How to reduce the impact of images on your mobile site speed

Images are the main culprit for causing oversized web pages (average size 2.2MB) that can perform slowly on mobile devices. Last week, we looked at how to optimize your mobile site speed and test for issues that might be slowing your site down. With Google placing more and more emphasis on mobile site speed and user experience in order to achieve a good ranking, discovering issues with your mobile site speed …Read More

How to reduce the impact of images on your mobile site speed

Images are the main culprit for causing oversized web pages (average size 2.2MB) that can perform slowly on mobile devices. Last week, we looked at how to optimize your mobile site speed and test for issues that might be slowing your site down. With Google placing more and more emphasis on mobile site speed and user experience in order to achieve a good ranking, discovering issues with your mobile site speed …Read More

See the world through the lens of #teampixel

Morning mist in Brisbane, Australia. Shadows falling on striped hillsides outside Cusco, Peru. The sky reflecting off city windows in Yerevan, Armenia. Palm trees silhouetted against an evening sky in Santa Cruz, California. A good photograph can transport you anywhere and let you see the world from someone else’s perspective—and #teampixel is going places. A few months ago, we asked Pixel users around the world to share their photographs on …Read More

Your funny, interesting, smart (and humble) best friend Assistant

June 8 is National Best Friends day—a day to celebrate those who make us laugh, keep our secrets and help us answer the tough questions in life. Sounds an awful lot like the Google Assistant to us! So not only can the Assistant help you plan a day with your favorite human best friend, it can also be the sidekick you’ve been waiting for. Looking for a laugh? Ask your …Read More

Eclipse Megamovie: Citizen science for the 2017 total solar eclipse

August 21, 2017 will be a very special day. For the first time in 100 years, a total solar eclipse will cross the United States. It’s not only an opportunity for millions of people to appreciate this rare astronomical event, but a chance for scientists to gain a better understanding of how the sun’s atmosphere behaves. Enter the Eclipse Megamovie Project. Led by the University of California at Berkeley, scientists …Read More

Young Lions Cracked the Code to Get to This Year’s Cannes Lions Festival Six Seconds at a Time

In a few short weeks, representatives from the world’s top agencies will descend on the south of France for the 64th Annual Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. In an effort to part of the action, 100 young creatives from across the globe went head-to-head in the inaugural Young Lions Bumper Hack to compete for two coveted spots to this year’s festival, and an opportunity to go on to compete …Read More

Dive into World Oceans Day with Google Earth and Maps

This World Oceans Day, explore our oceans and learn from experts leading marine conservation efforts around the world with Street View and Google Earth. We hope these stories and sights will inspire you to get involved and help protect our vast and fragile oceans. So jump on in, the water’s fine!Start your underwater adventure in Voyager. With the Ocean Agency, tour Raja Ampat, Indonesia’s rich marine center containing 76 percent …Read More

Using Latent Semantic Indexing to boost your SEO strategy

SEO is an ever-changing, expansive science that is often hard to understand. You know that you need specific keywords to boost your website traffic, but we’re about to throw another curveball at you – latent semantic indexing (LSI). It sounds like a complicated term, but if you understand how basic SEO works you’re already halfway there. Below I’ll explain not only what this means but also how you can use …Read More