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Weekly Update - August 27, 2016: Nougat, Nexus, Live and more

The big news this week: Android 7.0 Nougat started rolling out. Plus Nexus devices will get WiFi Assistant - formerly a Project Fi-only feature.

Plus there are tips and updates for YouTube video watchers, live streamers, photographers, business owners, webmasters, Hangouts chatters, Project Fi-ers and more.

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YouTube Partners and AdSense Publishers: keep your content advertiser-friendly

Why isn't my video eligible for monetization? Why was ad serving disabled to my blog? Why can't I show ads on my content?

Whether you are monetizing your YouTube channel, or using AdSense on your website or blog, you need to make sure you keep your content in compliance with the AdSense and YouTube content policies.

It's easy to run ads - you choose the ad types and place the ad units, and Google decides which ads display, collects money from the advertisers and pays you your share. The system is largely automated, with an ad auction that selects the best paying and most relevant ads for your website or YouTube videos. Since advertisers aren't usually selecting which websites or videos their ads will appear on, Google has to be able to assure them that their ads will not appear with content that is not "advertiser-friendly".

As a YouTube Partner or AdSense Publisher, it's your responsibility to understand the policies and make sure your content complies. …

Weekly Update - August 20, 2016: Duo, Hangouts on Air, Google+ and more

It's all about communication: This week Google’s new 1:1 mobile video calling app launched, and Google explained that Hangouts will focus on collaboration and business.

Google also announced that Hangouts on Air would be moving from Google+ to YouTube Live. There are a bunch of tips for broadcasters to get ready for the move (and no, Google is not “killing” HOAs).

The Google+ apps for Android and iOS got an updated and Collection searches have been improved all platforms.

YouTube Gaming is now available in Germany, YouTube Red is available in Mexico, and YouTube Space London got a new bigger home.

Outside the Googleverse: Tsu and Blab are dead, Facebook launched a new app for teens and Twitter now lets you choose who can notify you.

Plus there are tips and updates for Google Forms, Street View, Chrome, Blogger, AdSense and more.

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Create a Google+ Event for your Hangout on Air or YouTube Live Event

Starting September 12, 2016 Hangouts on Air are moving from Google+ to YouTube Live. That means it will no longer be possible to set up a Hangout on Air in Google+ Events.

But if your audience is on Google+, you will still be able to create a Google+ Event for your Hangout on Air in just a few easy steps.

1. Set up your Hangout on Air at YouTube Live Events (www.youtube.com/my_live_events)
2. Copy the video URL from the live event's video watch page
3. Set up a new Google+ Event at plus.google.com/events with the date and time of your Hangout on Air
4. Under Event Options > Advanced > Show more options paste the YouTube URL of your Live event

The video will be displayed at the top of the Google+ Event page and attendees will be notified when the Event begins.

If you create a video trailer, you can add that link to your Event, then switch to the broadcast link just before you go live.


For more detailed instructions with screenshots, read on!

Weekly Update - August 13, 2016: GMB-G+, YouTube Live Events, Facebook vs AdBlock Plus

This week's top updates:Google My Business stops showing Google+ data in Insights for local businessesYouTube limits live stream embeds to established or monetized accountsFacebook does battle with AdBlock Plus. Plus updates and tips for video creators, live streamers, Google+ posters, Gmail emailers, Google Maps users and much more!

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Week in Review - August 6, 2016: Let the games begin!

This week chat came back to Hangout video calls, Picasa Web Albums is truly retired (and replaced with Album Archive), and Google pushes Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP).
Plus there are tips and updates for YouTube viewers, webmasters and bloggers, local business owners, map users and more.
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