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Week in Review - April 25, 2015: AdSense matched content, Google Project Fi, YouTube API update

Ten years ago this week the first YouTube video was uploaded - you can still watch it and take a peek at the original YouTube design. And there were lots of updates - Google introduces Project Fi, AdSense launches Matched Content units, older YouTube apps stop working, and more for webmasters, local business, live broadcasters and social media mavens! Read on for this week's updates, tips and articles.


Live Broadcasting


  • The stats in Forbes latest "Google+ is dead" piece don't tell the whole story (Mark Traphagan)
  • Why you can only post to one Google+ Community at a time - and why that is a feature, not a bug (John Skeats)

Local Businesses:

  • On this day of #Mobilegeddon *it's important to remember why mobile searches are important, and who they're most important to [Spoiler: it's Locally focused small businesses] (David Kutcher)
  • Local business owners: have you optimized your Google+ Local page's profile image? (Mike Blumenthal @ Local U)Local business owners: Google wants to help get your business on the map!
  • Local Business owners: Google will never make phone calls offering to improve your ranking or manage your business information - learn how to avoid and report scams


  • AdSense launches Matched Content - a free recommendation tool for your website
  • AdSense Publishers:  payment details from the legacy payments system will be going away - download a copy for your records! Deadline: June 30th


  • Have you backed up your Blogger blog recently? Do it today! (discussion of my post on Google+)

Hangouts and Mobile

  • Google Launches Project Fi : mobile service that combines WiFi and Data networks for the best coverage
  • Push Google Maps directions from the Desktop to your Android phone


More Social Media

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