YouTube disables Monetization for Low Traffic Channels

I got an email yesterday that told me that Google / YouTube decided to kick me out of the YouTube Partner program because I don’t have enough watch time.

Now, I’m not the only one who got that email and admittedly I don’t have a lot of traffic on my YouTube channel. It’s not even the channel for this blog, it’s the channel for Unganked, a video gaming channel nobody has ever heard of. It got kicked from the YouTube partner program because it had less than 4000 hours of watch time in the past 12 months and less than 1000 subscribers.

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How to get a high score on Pagespeed Insights (and make your site fast)

This post is about how to optimize your page for speed and we’re going to test the results with the Pagespeed Insights tool provided by Google.

Google started weighting results on their search engine result pages after the results for your website, so if you score high numbers, you are more likely to show up, especially for mobile users.

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Google becomes Alphabet

Google just announced that it’s going to merge itself into a freshly created holding company called Alphabet. My speculation is, that this is happening to segment their services and also not to be as vulnerable to claims that Google is promoting own services or too controlling or powerful in areas of business, that their new expansion areas are depending on.

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Search Engine Optimization for Images

Search Engine Optimization or SEO is a phrase that is far overused in my line of work. However there are some simple conventions you can follow to improve who finds your images on which keywords. I will in this post compile a simple list of things about what I’ve learned on optimizing your images, not only for search engines, but so the humans who use them find content that is valuable to them. So let’s see how we can get some search engine optimization on our images. Continue reading “Search Engine Optimization for Images”

Replace your Memory with Google Keep

Google Keep was recently announced on the Google Blog, shortly after saying they would kill Google Reader few month from now, in July 2013. I’ve since switched to Feedly, like many others.

There’s a nice hipsterish tech video that explains what Google imagines you to do with it and the design looks a little like the tiles from Windows Metro Surface/Mobile. Continue reading “Replace your Memory with Google Keep”