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Weekly Update - June 10, 2017: Apple WWDC, Google Posts, YouTube Adpocalypse

The Googleverse was fairly quiet this week, but there are still plenty of updates:
  • This week was the annual Apple WWDC, so there are some fruit-flavored goodies. Despite Apple choosing to limit live stream viewership by using their proprietary live streaming technology that doesn’t support Chrome, Android or really anything other than Mac/iOS and the latest version of Windows, you can watch the recording of the keynote on YouTube (not that I was annoyed or anything). 
  • Last week was goodbye Google+, this week Google Posts is  part of Google My Business. Beyond the ability to create a post, Google+ and Google Posts are different beasts. But it remains to be seen if business owners embrace Google's latest posting option any more than they embraced Google+.
  • The YouTube “Adpocalypse” is ongoing: advertisers in the UK apparently have pulled their ad buys.
  • Sometimes little changes make a big difference: Google+ says goodbye to the red top bar
Plus there are tips and updates for video creators, live streamers, photographers, bloggers, business owners, advertisers and more. And be sure to check out the interesting techy articles from around the web down at the bottom of the page.

Did you miss May’s updates? Check out my recap video.
See the video description for the related links

Image: The Apple Tree by Edvard Munch (1921) (Public Domain)


  • 14 June: Google expert, Stasia Kudrez, on how your clients in the Classifieds & Local industry can use Google tools to connect with the right customers.
  • 15 June: #AskAdSense office hours
  • 26 June: Google Talk retired, replaced by Hangouts
  • 27 June: Live Google+ Collections 101 panel
  • 29 June: Google Partners livestream: Digital Transformation: Leveraging Mobile for Branding
  • 12 July: YouTube NextUp applications launch for Rio de Janiero (Brazil), Jakarta (Indonesia), Manila (Philippines), Mexico City (Mexico)
  • 31 July: CineSpace short film competition using NASA imagery deadline

Apple updates from the WWDC

YouTube and Video Creation

Go Live


  • Google+ says goodbye to the red top bar (Carter Gibson)
  • Want to have your post featured on the official Google+ Page? Tell your travel story (Google+)
  • How the Google+ Content and Community Management team views transparency (Carter Gibson)
  • Google+ Community Best Practices: Collaborate with your Community members (Azlin Bloor)

Other social media

Google Photos and Mobile Photography

Google for businesses

  • Google Posts now part of Google My Business (Search Engine Roundtable)
  • 8 changes to Google My Business you need to know about (Joy Hawkins at LSA Insider

Bloggers and Webmasters

AdSense and advertising

Hangouts and Messaging



Privacy and Security

More around the web

Updated March 2019 to remove Google+ links