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Weekly Update - September 30, 2017: YouTube Link Cards, Google Slides, AdSense in Bangla

This week was pretty quiet, but even so there are updates for presenters, webmasters, AdSense publishers, YouTubers, live streamers and more:
  • My favorite update was the shiny new features for Google Slides. There are now add-ons, synced slides and drag and drop integration between Google Keep (Google Blog)
  • For YouTube Creators, there’s been a change to the eligibility requirements for adding external link Cards - you now need to have monetization enabled to share any external links, including to Merch and Crowdfunding sites.
  • অ্যাডসেন্স এখন বাংলা (বাংলা) বুঝতে পারে - AdSense now supports Bengali (Bangla)
  • Google celebrated their 19th birthday, sharing fun Google Doodle games from years gone by.
  • Outside the Googleverse, Twitter is testing out letting users have 280 characters to Tween. They explained why, but many Twitterers aren’t happy with the change.
Image: Detail from Atardecer en el mar [La ola roja] by Joaquín Clausell (~1910) (Public Domain)


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  1. Soooo very Impressive as always @PeggyK & thank-you of course 😉

  2. Glad you find it interesting Michael!

  3. I'm bummed about the monetization requirement for link cards.


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