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Web
Craig Buckler, Jun 17

Google Retires Chrome Frame

Chrome Frame, the plug-in which made IE6, 7 and 8 users think they had a modern browser, is coming to an end. Craig discusses its history and why it's a relief to see the project die.
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Web
Craig Buckler, Jun 14

12 Free Google Reader Alternatives

Time is running out to find an alternative to Google Reader. Fortunately, Craig has a total of twelve suggestions -- you may even find an option you prefer...
10 COMMENTs
Web
Craig Buckler, Jun 07

Google Reader: Time to Plan Your Exit Strategy

If you depend on Google Reader, you have less than one month to pack your data and head elsewhere. Craig provides the tips Google doesn't...
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Entrepreneur
Craig Buckler, Apr 03

5 Smart Ways to Use Google Analytics

5 Smart Ways to Use Google Analytics
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Web
Craig Buckler, Mar 14

Goodbye Google Reader

Google Reader will disappear from the web on July 1, 2013. Craig climbs on his soapbox and asks Google to listen to his plea!
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Entrepreneur
Craig Buckler, Jan 30

What Theme Words Mean to Google

Theme words carry more weight than ever in Google algorithms. But what does the search giant understand theme words to be, exactly? Dan Kaufenberg reports.
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Entrepreneur
Craig Buckler, Jan 23

Apps to Boost Your Google Analytics Data

Daniel Nathan profiles seven apps that can make using the behemoth that Google Analytics has become just that little bit easier.
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Entrepreneur
Craig Buckler, Dec 09

Google Scraps Free Apps for Business

If you were intending to use Google's free GMail and Apps service for your business, you're too late -- the company is now charging annual fees.
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Entrepreneur
Craig Buckler, Nov 19

Average Page Weight Increases 30% in 2012

Total web page sizes have reached a bloated 1.25Mb. Craig cites the primary reason for the obesity epidemic...
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Entrepreneur
Craig Buckler, Nov 09

The Benefits of Google+ Hangouts for Business

Welcome to the online video masterclass. Today we’ll be looking at Google+ Hangouts For Business.
Entrepreneur
Craig Buckler, Oct 27

A Growing Wildfire: the Trend Toward Streamlining Social Media Marketing

Google’s decision to purchase Wildfire, a company that encourages businesses to advertise on Facebook, is telling of the integration still to come amongst these companies.
Entrepreneur
Craig Buckler, Dec 29

CloudSpring: Google App Engine: Database Strategies

Traditional enterprize systems have well developed designs & strategies around relational databases. Relational database products are well developed not only from a data consistency point of view (ACID) but also from a database administration perspective. Databases are maintained in house or sourced to a competent vendor who has a well developed process for backup, migration and security. In contrast to this, the emerging cloud technologies employ NO SQL database structure more often than not.
HTML & CSS
Craig Buckler, Dec 14

CloudSpring: Understanding Google App Engine (GAE) Java API Part 2: Setup and Introduction

In the first part of this series , we went through the basic environment GAE offers the developer. You must be excited to get yourself into coding your first application and seeing it live! Setting up the IDE for GAE development is a fairly simple task: simply install the GAE plugin in Eclipse version of your choice and you are good to start development on GAE. But before we actually get into APIs and services GAE can offer, let’s understand the application structure and configuration which affects how your application will work in runtime.
Entrepreneur
Craig Buckler, Nov 22

How to Transfer Your Yahoo Sitemaps to Bing

Yahoo! Site Explorer system was removed on November 21, 2011. If you've not done so already, it's time to transfer your sitemaps to Bing. Craig's walk-through could save you a few hours...
HTML & CSS
Craig Buckler, Nov 21

Understanding Google App Engine (GAE) Java API Part 1: Landscape Overview

Writing apps in your favorite language on the web is fun and rewarding for developers — and can be a good value proposition for small businesses and start ups. This is easily possible with Google App Engine (GAE), with Java as the language of development. It’s very important to know the landscape within which you can build your application using emerging GAE, and to understand the limitations of an evolving product. Sandboxed Runtime Environment for Java Applications in Google run on Java 6 JVM, and the SDK supports Java 5 or later.
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Programming
Craig Buckler, Nov 01

Browser Trends November 2011: Chrome Prepares to Overtake Firefox

Chrome's lower growth figures last month were a statistical blip. Google is back, stronger than ever, with Mozilla and Microsoft in its sights.
Programming
Craig Buckler, Oct 17

CloudSpring: Google App Engine for Small Business

Every business today, small or big uses IT to automate business process. While big business have capital and man power to develop and maintain software and hardware, for small businesses it always may not be worth the ROI. The good news is in today’s world and specially in last couple of years, we have options of “pay as you go”, both software and hardware. While there are many choices available in market, we are going to look at “Google App Engine”
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Programming
Craig Buckler, Oct 03

Browser Trends October 2011: Has Chrome Plateaued?

Craig looks at the browser market share statistics for September 2011. Chrome's growth has halved -- a statistical blip or the end of its rapid adoption period?
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Programming
Craig Buckler, Jun 07

How to Use Custom Variables in Google Analytics

This tutorial explains explains how to set and analyze custom variables in Google Analytics so you can segment your visitor data into different categories.
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Programming
Craig Buckler, Jul 16

Design Your Own Android Apps Without Programming Skills

Jennifer takes a look at the new tool from Google which allows non-programmers to develop apps for Android.
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Web
Craig Buckler, Sep 10

10 Rules for Driving Traffic Using Forums

We all know forums are a great place for networking, getting advice, or getting answers to problems we couldn't solve on our own. But did you know that your participation in a forum can drive high quality traffic to your site too? Josh explains why.
Web
Craig Buckler, Apr 02

Manipulate the User Agent for Accurate Site Stats

Generate more realistic, true traffic stats and get a clearer picture of site usage. It's easy! Matt shows how you can avoid tracking your own hits - or those of unsupported browsers - to your site with a few simple tweaks of the user agent.
Web
Amy Hooker, Oct 10

Review - ClickTracks 2.0

Site stats can be complex - especially when it comes to explaining them to your clients! Amy's found a stats package that displays traffic flows through a site graphically - and doesn't cost the earth.
Web
Craig Buckler, Jul 16

It's a Hit! Gauging Success through Traffic Analysis

There's an easy way to tell whether your last promotion worked, how well that affiliate program is doing, and whether visitors like your new layout: statistics. Chris explains how to analyse - and act upon - your traffic stats.