What are Google Analytics User and Event Data Retention Controls?

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Good question. In a recent email to Google Analytics administrators, Google announced the arrival of Data Retention Controls, part of their efforts to ensure adherence to a new set of privacy regulations passed in Europe and going into effect in May (you can find more information at the EU GDPR website).

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“Chrome will show security warnings” – Google will warn users when input fields are not secure

Chrome will show security warnings

Starting October 2017, Chrome (version 62) will show a "NOT SECURE" warning when users enter text in a form on an HTTP page, and for all HTTP pages in Incognito mode.

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Google AdWords getting a major redesign

Google AdWords Redesign

Earlier today, Google announced a major redesign for AdWords, which will bring the product in line with their other apps that have already been transformed by the company's Material Design philosophy.

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Google Fiber coming to Chicago?

Earlier today, Google announced that Chicago and Los Angeles are now being considered as the company looks to expand their high speed Internet service.

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Gmail’s Undo Send becomes a standard feature

Gmail Undo Send

Back in 2009, Google rolled out a feature in Gmail Labs that gave users a few seconds to hit Undo after sending an email. I've been using it for years and was surprised by how often it came in handy.

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UPDATE: Google’s mobile-friendly algorithm changes

It's been one week since Google starting rolling out changes to search results on mobile devices, and while "Mobilegeddon" (their words, not mine) has yet to have the impact expected, more changes could be coming as Google finishes the rollout.

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Google’s mobile-friendly search results and the SEO value of a responsive website

With mobile devices accounting for 60% of digital media usage, and spending on mobile search advertising approaching the tipping point, it's no surprise that Google recently announced a number of changes that focus on improving the mobile search experience.

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