Get Ready for Google’s 2021 Update

In a jaw-droppingly rare fit of doing the right thing, Google announced its latest algorithm updates well in advance!

Entitled “Evaluating page experience for a better web”, Google’s unusual heads-up in May was because:

“We recognize many site owners are rightfully placing their focus on responding to the effects of COVID-19.”

How sweet of them.

So hey, if you’re currently updating your website — or thinking of doing so — why not take a look at what Google has up its sleeve?

You may have noticed Google’s latest spin slogan is “Page Experience”.

What does Page Experience mean?

User interface, user experience, page experience …tomarto, tomayto?

Not exactly. Here are some simplified definitions if you’re not sure:

  • User Interface (UI) is the interaction between user and website
  • User Experience (UX) is how visitors _feel _about using your website
  • **Page Experience (no abbreviation in use yet) provides a holistic picture of the quality of a user’s experience on a web page. **Hmm.

Let’s see how Google explains Page Experience:

“Page experience is a set of signals that measure how users perceive the experience of interacting with a web page beyond its pure information value. It includes Core Web Vitals, which is a set of metrics that measure real-world user experience for loading performance, interactivity, and visual stability of the page. It also includes existing Search signals: mobile-friendliness, safe-browsing, HTTPS, and intrusive interstitial guidelines.”

Any the wiser? Nope, me neither.

#intrusive-interstitials #page-experience #ux-design #accessibility #google-algorithms-updates #algorithms

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Google's TPU's being primed for the Quantum Jump

The liquid-cooled Tensor Processing Units, built to slot into server racks, can deliver up to 100 petaflops of compute.

The liquid-cooled Tensor Processing Units, built to slot into server racks, can deliver up to 100 petaflops of compute.

As the world is gearing towards more automation and AI, the need for quantum computing has also grown exponentially. Quantum computing lies at the intersection of quantum physics and high-end computer technology, and in more than one way, hold the key to our AI-driven future.

Quantum computing requires state-of-the-art tools to perform high-end computing. This is where TPUs come in handy. TPUs or Tensor Processing Units are custom-built ASICs (Application Specific Integrated Circuits) to execute machine learning tasks efficiently. TPUs are specific hardware developed by Google for neural network machine learning, specially customised to Google’s Machine Learning software, Tensorflow.

The liquid-cooled Tensor Processing units, built to slot into server racks, can deliver up to 100 petaflops of compute. It powers Google products like Google Search, Gmail, Google Photos and Google Cloud AI APIs.

#opinions #alphabet #asics #floq #google #google alphabet #google quantum computing #google tensorflow #google tensorflow quantum #google tpu #google tpus #machine learning #quantum computer #quantum computing #quantum computing programming #quantum leap #sandbox #secret development #tensorflow #tpu #tpus

Get Ready for Google’s 2021 Update

In a jaw-droppingly rare fit of doing the right thing, Google announced its latest algorithm updates well in advance!

Entitled “Evaluating page experience for a better web”, Google’s unusual heads-up in May was because:

“We recognize many site owners are rightfully placing their focus on responding to the effects of COVID-19.”

How sweet of them.

So hey, if you’re currently updating your website — or thinking of doing so — why not take a look at what Google has up its sleeve?

You may have noticed Google’s latest spin slogan is “Page Experience”.

What does Page Experience mean?

User interface, user experience, page experience …tomarto, tomayto?

Not exactly. Here are some simplified definitions if you’re not sure:

  • User Interface (UI) is the interaction between user and website
  • User Experience (UX) is how visitors _feel _about using your website
  • **Page Experience (no abbreviation in use yet) provides a holistic picture of the quality of a user’s experience on a web page. **Hmm.

Let’s see how Google explains Page Experience:

“Page experience is a set of signals that measure how users perceive the experience of interacting with a web page beyond its pure information value. It includes Core Web Vitals, which is a set of metrics that measure real-world user experience for loading performance, interactivity, and visual stability of the page. It also includes existing Search signals: mobile-friendliness, safe-browsing, HTTPS, and intrusive interstitial guidelines.”

Any the wiser? Nope, me neither.

#intrusive-interstitials #page-experience #ux-design #accessibility #google-algorithms-updates #algorithms

What Are Google Compute Engine ? - Explained

What Are Google Compute Engine ? - Explained

The Google computer engine exchanges a large number of scalable virtual machines to serve as clusters used for that purpose. GCE can be managed through a RESTful API, command line interface, or web console. The computing engine is serviced for a minimum of 10-minutes per use. There is no up or front fee or time commitment. GCE competes with Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) and Microsoft Azure.

https://www.mrdeluofficial.com/2020/08/what-are-google-compute-engine-explained.html

#google compute engine #google compute engine tutorial #google app engine #google cloud console #google cloud storage #google compute engine documentation

Art  Lind

Art Lind

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Get Google Trends using Python

In this post, we will show how we can use Python to get data from Google Trends. Let’s have a look at the top trending searches for today in the US (14th of March, 2020). As we can see, the top search is about Coronavirus tips with more than 2M searches, and at the 7th position is Rick Pitino with around 100K searches.

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Python package for getting the Google Trends

We will use the pytrends package which is an unofficial API for Google Trends which allows a simple interface for automating downloading of reports from Google Trends. The main feature is to allow the script to login to Google on your behalf to enable a higher rate limit. At this point, I want to mention that I couldn’t use this package and I created a new anaconda environment installing the pandas 0.25 version.

You can install the pytrends package with pip:

pip install pytrends

#google-trends #how-to-use-google-trend #google #google-api #python

Embedding your <image> in google colab <markdown>

This article is a quick guide to help you embed images in google colab markdown without mounting your google drive!

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Just a quick intro to google colab

Google colab is a cloud service that offers FREE python notebook environments to developers and learners, along with FREE GPU and TPU. Users can write and execute Python code in the browser itself without any pre-configuration. It offers two types of cells: text and code. The ‘code’ cells act like code editor, coding and execution in done this block. The ‘text’ cells are used to embed textual description/explanation along with code, it is formatted using a simple markup language called ‘markdown’.

Embedding Images in markdown

If you are a regular colab user, like me, using markdown to add additional details to your code will be your habit too! While working on colab, I tried to embed images along with text in markdown, but it took me almost an hour to figure out the way to do it. So here is an easy guide that will help you.

STEP 1:

The first step is to get the image into your google drive. So upload all the images you want to embed in markdown in your google drive.

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Step 2:

Google Drive gives you the option to share the image via a sharable link. Right-click your image and you will find an option to get a sharable link.

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On selecting ‘Get shareable link’, Google will create and display sharable link for the particular image.

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