Weekly Roundup – Guy R Cook 20130809

18 Helpful Tools for Better Gmail Experience

Twitter Cards

Twitter cards make it possible for you to attach media experiences to Tweets that link to your content. Simply add a few lines of HTML to your webpages, and users who Tweet links to your content will have a “card” added to the Tweet that’s visible to all of their followers.

Domains & Directories

One of the first things you should know about when using and configuring Google Analytics is how the domain of the web property you are tracking is defined as a “site” for the purposes of viewing your reports. The default setup of the tracking code is designed to make it easy for you to track traffic to a single domain or subdomain (e.g. a single website URL) that does not share visitor data with other domains or sub-domains.

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Google Authorship Update: Where Is Google Going with rel=author?

In this summary post of a +Matt Cutts video, +Mark Traphagen spells out the future of authorship … according to Google.
1. Google is moving forward with Authorship/rel=author
2. Authorship will be used to boost subject authorities
3. Authorship will boost content of a trusted author even if its posted on a low-authority site
4. Authorship may be used to identify and devalue spammers
5. Authorship and Author Rank are still in their early stages and not “ready for prime time”

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