Google began sending out warnings to many website owners for collecting passwords on sites that are unsecured. The warnings are related to Google Chrome’s upcoming change that will show some types of non-https webpages as being not secure beginning this month. Many webmasters reported receiving the emails, Glenn Gabe shared one he received: Google also […]
Google Chrome is Google’s browser. It is a free browser, launching in 2008. It has the most market share of all browsers, with an estimated 60% of all desktop browsers. On mobile, it has about 45% of the market share for mobile users.
Google Chrome can be downloaded from the Chrome website.
Google has announced that Google Chrome will begin marking any page with a password or credit card field as insecure if the page is not on HTTPS. The change is scheduled to go live in January 2017, when Chrome version 56 launches. The biggest impact of this will likely be forums and other user generated […]
If you still aren’t convinced that it is important to make a site mobile friendly, Google has released a new and pretty impressive stat. Avinash Kaushik, a Digital Marketing Evangelist with Google, tweeted that Google Chrome passed one billion monthly active users this month… for mobile alone. Impressive milestone: Google Chrome passed one billion Monthly […]
Google Blog recently announced updates for several of its tools and apps for Android and accessibility. Roughly 1 billion people have some type of disability in the world. Development towards making products usable for everyone has long been a Google mission. It’s been one year since Google began expecting web pages to pass its mobile […]
Google Chrome is making some changes with how HTTPS sites will display in the browser, when those pages also have some non-HTTPS elements or content present (also referred to as serving mixed content). Now, those pages will show as they do for HTTP / unsecure pages. Here is a chart showing the new change. The […]
Google has been pushing hard on the value of switching to HTTPS. With the announcement of the HTTPS ranking boost – which was really more of a tie breaker – it convinced many webmasters to make the switch from HTTP to HTTPS. Ilya Grigorik, a web performance engineer at Google made the announcement on Google+ […]
Google Chrome will no longer automatically play video in tabs that are running in the background. Autoplay videos will now be restricted to the active or current tab only. For users who love to open multiple tabs, it can sometimes be a game of hide and seek to try and determine which tab has an […]
If you are still using Flash advertisements, either on your site as an advertiser, or on other sites as an advertiser, be aware that Google is making a new change that will disable Flash ads to everyone using the Chrome browser. The change will go live on September 1st. While this change is supposed to […]
Is your website still rocking Flash content? You may want to start rethinking that Flash, as Google announced plans to prevent non-essential Flash video content from automatically playing when it loads a webpage. Chrome is billing it as a way to save battery resources, and says they worked with Adobe, the creators of Flash, to […]
As a marketer, I prefer using Google.com as my primary search engine for many reasons. Sometimes I want US based searches but primarily it is because often Google tests or releases features on .com first. And if I ever need to do local-based searches, I can easily head to my country specific Google version instead. […]