Houston TX SEO Google My Business Maps Expert GMB Marketing Services Launch

A digital marketing agency in Houston has launched services for local businesses. They specialize in GMB local listings, Website Design, Facebook Ads, PPC Google, and YouTube Video Rankings.

Houston Digital Marketing Company, has launched comprehensive digital marketing services for local businesses in the Houston, Texas area. The agency specializes in helping local businesses with Local SEO (Search Engine Optimization).

For more information see http://seogmbhouston.com

Digital Consultant Marketing’s launch of services for the local businesses in Houston is geared to help each client dominate the search results when customers, clients, patients are searching for their services. When a local Houston business appears at the top of the search results with tons of rave reviews the assumption is they are the default choice for the service provided. The result is an uptake in leads, sales, and thus consistent growth of a local business’s customer base.

This digital marketing agency is now offering

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Google AI is now piloting Loon’s internet-beaming balloons

Alphabet’s Loon has shifted to a different type of navigation system for its internet-beaming balloons. Rather than relying on algorithms designed by humans, the balloons are using an artificial intelligence system Loon developed with Google AI over the last few years. 



a person flying through the air on top of a mountain: Loon balloon in flight


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Loon balloon in flight

A reinforcement learning (RL) system is now in charge of navigation for a fleet of balloons over Kenya, where Loon switched on its first commercial service earlier this year. Loon says this is the first use of an RL model in “a production aerospace system.” It also noted the “development is exciting because it shows that reinforcement learning can be applied to real-world use cases.” RL systems have previously figured out how to beat top Go and Dota 2 players.

Loon’s AI can figure out the optimal route for balloons significantly faster than the previous navigation system. It does so with more efficiency

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SEO industry raises concern after Google quietly published AI web stories

Google began testing a new search feature last week that left providers of SEO services in a bit of a panic. The addition saw extra contextual links included within the featured snippet that appears at the top of search results. Interestingly, the contextual links did not direct users to the original source of the featured snippet but to other sites.

Last week, Australian SEO consultant Brodie Clark spotted that when users hovered over the dotted lines included in Google’s featured snipper, content from a third-party site was displayed – often to provide further information on lesser-known terms. He also noticed that clicking on that link redirected users to the third-party site in question, not the source of the featured snippet.

Although the new feature provides potential benefits for search users, it could also penalize publishers of web content – particularly those that provide the information that Google repurposes in its

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Why Social Media Matters For Google SEO

The PR Maven®, CEO & Founder, Marshall Communications, creating & implementing marketing/PR/personal branding strategies.

I tend to spend a lot of time on social media. And, in the back of my mind, I justify it by saying to myself, “I need to do this for my business.”

Of course, I’m not alone. Americans spend an average of over two hours per day on social media, and I’d guess many of them are small business owners who want to stay “current.” Entrepreneurs like me want to learn more about the latest trends and techniques, such as Instagram Reels (which replicates TikTok). However, I also enjoy connecting with friends old and new as well as meeting friends of friends. I find it’s a great way to remember people I’ve met along the way and to reconnect with old friends from school. I am naturally a social person, so much so that

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How to archive a Google Classroom on a computer or mobile device when you no longer actively need it



a close up of a computer keyboard: Teachers using Google Classroom have the ability to archive, restore, and permanently delete courses. SOPA Images/Getty Images


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Teachers using Google Classroom have the ability to archive, restore, and permanently delete courses. SOPA Images/Getty Images

  • You can archive a class in Google Classroom on desktop and mobile using the Archive function in the Settings menu. 
  • When you archive a Google Classroom, everything in the class will be preserved, but it won’t appear on your Classes page and students can’t unenroll from it. 
  • You can also restore or permanently delete your Google Classroom on desktop and mobile.
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As the end of your term or semester rolls around, consider archiving your Google Classroom. A feature available only to teachers, archiving is a way to keep you organized and preserve materials as you move on to a new section or other courses. 

Archiving is a way to file a class and its materials away without permanently

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Coconut Software first to offer Reserve with Google to Canadian Financial Institutions

TORONTO, Nov. 30, 2020 /CNW/ – Coconut Software, the leading customer engagement platform for financial services , is excited to announce further growth in their partnership with Google. This partnership will allow banking customers in both Canada and the U.S. to book appointments with their financial institution directly through Google. Coconut Software is the first to provide this offering to Canadian financial institutions.

Reserve with Google is an innovative feature that allows individuals to book appointments with a business directly through Google Search, Google Maps, or Google Assistant.

Research has shown that nearly one-third of all mobile searches are related to location, with 55% of searches resulting in a visit within 1 hour. Through this new integration, users are able to view branch specific services and availability and book an appointment directly within Google search results, eliminating friction from the customer journey and converting even casual browsers into confirmed

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How to stop Google from tracking your computer and limit its data collection of your online history



a man standing in front of a sign: There are several ways you can disable or limit how Google tracks you. Alain Jocard/Getty Images


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There are several ways you can disable or limit how Google tracks you. Alain Jocard/Getty Images

  • You can stop Google from tracking your computer by going to your Google Account page and turning off Web & App Activity and Location Services. 
  • Google tracks your activity and location on any device when you’re signed into Google. 
  • If you force Google to stop tracking you, you’ll lose Google’s ability to personalize its services based on your web behavior and location.  
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While it may be cliché to say that Google knows everything about you, there’s also a lot of truth to that statement. If Google’s various tracking services are enabled, it knows both where you are and what your online search activity has been.

There are benefits to this tracking, of course — for example, Google can provide information

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Google Pay Kills Its Website Peer-To-Peer Payments Feature

A lot of tweaks and enhancements have been added to Google Pay in the recent few weeks. Cut to now, Google Pay on the web is killing off the peer-to-peer payments functionality.

This is a major tweak for users who send and receive money in the U.S. via the Google Pay website. Notably, Google Pay web users are told that starting in early 2021, they won’t be able to use pay.google.com to send and receive money from other people.

FYI, Google Pay received a major revamp last week. The new app for Android and iOS is completely re-written on Flutter. It now sports the new logo as well.

The Google Pay NFC payment option is now placed behind a button. You can access it from the top right of the screen. This is an unnecessary burial of an easy-to-access payment option.

Users will be able to view all of their

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Google Pay’s old apps and website to lose payment features in the US in January

Google Pay’s old iOS app, Android app, and website are set to lose many of their payment features in the US in January, the company has confirmed to The Verge. According to a Google support document the old apps will soon no longer be able to send or receive payments or withdraw money. Meanwhile, a notice on the Google Pay website says it’s also losing the ability to send and receive peer-to-peer payments. Google is also introducing a 1.5 percent fee when you transfer money out of Google Pay using a debit card, 9to5Google reports.

The changes follow the service’s massive relaunch last week in the US, which includes a new app and new features like the option of automatically scanning your Gmail inbox and Google Photos account for receipts to import. The new service is set to expand further next year, when Google plans to partner with banks

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How to stop Google from tracking your computer

  • You can stop Google from tracking your computer by going to your Google Account page and turning off Web & App Activity and Location Services. 
  • Google tracks your activity and location on any device when you’re signed into Google. 
  • If you force Google to stop tracking you, you’ll lose Google’s ability to personalize its services based on your web behavior and location.  
  • Visit Business Insider’s Tech Reference library for more stories.

While it may be cliché to say that Google knows everything about you, there’s also a lot of truth to that statement. If Google’s various tracking services are enabled, it knows both where you are and what your online search activity has been.

There are benefits to this tracking, of course — for example, Google can provide information and assistance that’s more relevant to you. But if you don’t want the search engine to track you, you can

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