Google is an American multinational technology company specializing in Internet-related services and products that include online advertising technologies, search, cloud computing, software, and hardware.

Share tech news, updates, or what's on your mind.

Sign up to Post

does google webmaster tools require javascript on every website page for tracking

where is javascript code in google webmaster tools
Simple Misconfiguration =Network Vulnerability
Simple Misconfiguration =Network Vulnerability

In this technical webinar, AlgoSec will present several examples of common misconfigurations; including a basic device change, business application connectivity changes, and data center migrations. Learn best practices to protect your business from attack.

I have completed a 301 Redirect via cPanel using my affiliate link.  I have two questions.  

How to do I get my website ranked on Google?  I have added the website to Google Analytics.  One problem is that I was unable to verify it via Search Console.

And, the second question is how do I advertise since it is showing up as Spam to the Search Engines and Social Media websites?
Is there a simple way to save/move an iTunes movie to Google Play to watch it on a Chromecast? Right now, the iTunes movie does not give me the option to stream to Chromecast.

Any recommendations welcome.
I got an error in the Google Search Console stating "URL not in property."  Now, I have added my website to Google Search Console and verified it.  I do not have any stats in my Google Search Console other than the sitemmap info but in my Google Analytics I have data.  Can someone help me with this error?
This should be worth more than points, but here goes.

I have a client who does business with law enforcement and the military.  This company is currently using gsuite for email.  The owner saw a documentary about how google mines his emails for data to sell to third parties and he went ballistic.  To prove the point, we created a new account in gsuite and sent out a couple of emails referencing a fictitious camera by make and model, and we threw in a lens by size.  Within about three minutes, we were receiving ads for this make of camera and lens.  Then, within about five mins, we started getting promo email in the mailbox from B&H photo and others about that make of camera and lens.  The specific model we used wasn't referenced, but that make was.  So, it was clear to him that google is mining the email and he doesn't like it.  That's a lot of typing to say we want to change email providers.

So, the owner reads about Proton mail and I do some research.  I'm not liking the mail living in the cloud and I'm not excited about the mail living in another country either.

In my mind, if you really want to own your email, you need to host it on prem and exchange is the way to go.  I only say that because I'm an exchange guru.  So, the question becomes, if I host the mail in house, on exchange, can I encrypt it?  IF yes, how?  Do I use an appliance like Barracuda or what?

Looking for some feedback on options here.  Options for encrypting email sent by exchange.

website has only one page

how to differentiate it from
when  showing to google
I am running Windows 10 on my Lenovo laptop.  I have both Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge browsers, though I prefer Edge.  My email is Gmail, so when I'm on the road I access it via the internet.  Recently, whenever I try to log onto my email in Chrome the program remembers my username and password and takes me directly into my Gmail.  But, when I'm using Edge, I need to not only re-enter my username and password, but also go through a 2-step verification process before I can get to my mail.  It's as though Google is punishing people for not using their browser.  Is there a way to get the same efficiency in Edge, or do I  need to pick between a 4-step logon or using Chrome?


Exchange 2016 on prem - Smart host.... Currently using our ISP as smart host, it works ok however some emails are being rejected. are there any other free ones we can use? I heard somewhere google had one? does it still exist? if so, is it any good?
I've been testing Ginger in free mode for a while and they keep bugging me to upgrade (~$59 per year), but I am wonder about alternatives. Rather, I am wonder what you folks consider as the best on-line grammar checker, and why?

I have used Grammarly in the past but I recall that it often missed obvious errors and sometimes made erroneous suggestions. But that was about three years ago. I also know that there are a few other grammar checkers available.

Two Two that I have used are:
- Ginger

Criteria for answering
- Please don't suggest that there is no substitute for understanding English grammar. I know this. But these tools are still great for finding errors when one makes the occasional mistake.
- Please don't suggest the free tools in Microsoft Office. I don't have access to Office.
- I am primarily editing in Google mail and the Google Apps.
- I am only concerned about English grammar checking.

I'll look forward to your comments and suggestions. :)
Hello to all,

I'm having trouble connecting a Google Spreadsheet to a local MySql database in one of our offices.
Error displayed by Google is: A connection could not be established with the database, check user password and connection string.

This is the code i'm trying:

   var connectionstring = "jdbc:mysql://public_ip:9002/db_name";
   var conn = Jdbc.getConnection(connectionstring, "user", "password");
   var stmt = conn.createStatement();

Other scenario considerations:
1. The Firewalls incoming 9002 port is being forwarded correctly into the 3306 on the local db server.
2. user and password work fine since Remote Workbench connections are possible.
3. I've even tied up a remote MS Excel sheet to the db and it works with the same url and login information
4. No IP incomming connections are being blocked explicitly, you can call the port from whatever ip you want and you will be redirected to the internal server

Does somebody have any guidance on what to try?
i've been fighting for over a week!

Thanks to all
Newly released Acronis True Image 2019
Newly released Acronis True Image 2019

In announcing the release of the 15th Anniversary Edition of Acronis True Image 2019, the company revealed that its artificial intelligence-based anti-ransomware technology – stopped more than 200,000 ransomware attacks on 150,000 customers last year.

I have 26 workstations on my network all running Google Chrome for Internet access.  Despite having Chrome setting configured to block third party cookies and a lrge number listed as blocked, the workstations are still getting clogged with tracking cookies even those that are supposed to be blocked.

Is there any way to fix this problem?
I need assistance with updating my google conversion tracking please as they have changed the tags.

This is the tracking code before my head tag...

(function(d,e,j,h,f,c,b){d.GoogleAnalyticsObject=f;d[f]=d[f]||function(){(d[f].q=d[f].q||[]).push(arguments)},d[f].l=1*new Date();c=e.createElement(j),b=e.getElementsByTagName(j)[0];c.async=1;c.src=h;b.parentNode.insertBefore(c,b)})(window,document,"script","","ga");ga("create","UA-6620915-45","auto");ga("send","pageview");

Open in new window

On form success I previous used this code below for the conversion event tracking...

ga('send', 'event', { eventCategory: 'contact', eventAction: 'submit', eventLabel: 'hardware'});

Open in new window

This is the info that google sent me:

Can you please show me what my code should now be?
Need to add gmail to Outlook 2013 or Outlook 365 (2016)

Using the recommended settings for gmail & IMAP/POP is enabled in gmail. Neither incoming or outgoing servers login successfully. Google Account is verified & working with standard browser gmail (e.g., Chrome, Edge).

On one machine, I did get an alert in my gmail about using a less secure app & enabled but gmail still refused to connect.

The 2013 machine had 2 factor security turned on & it suggested an app specific password which is not available via the free gmail account. Perhaps that is available with business gmail. Since then we turned off 2 factor security but Outlook refuses to login with Google mail servers

Any possible way to access gmail from Outlook? Does Gsuite - Business Gmail help?

Incoming Mail (IMAP) Server - Requires SSL. Port: 993. Requires SSL:Yes.
Incoming Mail (POP3) Server - requires SSL: Use SSL: Yes. Port: 995.
Outgoing Mail (SMTP) Server - Requires TLS or SSL. Port: 465 or 587.
I have a store locator that pulls the nearest location (based on the user location) in the header section.

On the homepage, there is an additional section that shows the Google Map with the closest store information and the map as the background that is supposed to center the map on the store coordinates.

I am unable to get this to work, but have tried to match the latitude and longitude values to be pulled based on the ID's of the fields that hold the coordinates for the active store in the header.

function showGoogleMaps() {

map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById('googlemaps'), {
      center: {lat: 43.6570403, lng: -79.4609326},
      zoom: 14

if (navigator.geolocation) {
      navigator.geolocation.getCurrentPosition(function(position) {
     var pos = {
         lat: position.coords.latitude,
      lng: position.coords.longitude
     //       lat: document.getElementById("show_lat").innerText,
    //  lng: document.getElementById("show_lng").innerText

Open in new window

The show above shows the current user location (when shared) and centers the map on those coordinates.

The commented code is what I tried to pull the values into the lat/lng values and center the map on that location.

To add, the ID's in question also have the data-value specified based on the store that holds the coordinates for LAT and LNG.

Any info would be very helpful, thanks!
How do I add the Zoom Level to a Google Maps URL?

The following brings up a nice map - But I want the ability to add to the string a Zoom Level (2 to 20)
 url -->

What I've tried adding to the end of the above URL  (at the end)

I'm using VBA to generate a URL that I use to open a map in Google maps.  Hopefully this should be easy.

Thanks in advance for any help
What options exist for porting a Google Voice phone number over to other services?

A couple of users who I support are interested in doing this and want to find out what other services they can port (transfer) their existing Google voice phone numbers too.
Hi - I'm looking for some advice on what options are available to migrate data from Google Drive and Google Photos to Microsoft's OneDrive Personal. Is there a direct migration path? or do I need to download photo's & documents locally then upload to one drive? Are there any recommended utilities that will automate the migration process? I look forward to hearing from you.

I have installed Google voice on my Sprint PCS iPhone X.

Now how can I make my Google Voice number replace my Sprint PCS iPhone X caller ID number so that everytime that I call someone my Google Voice (and not my regular Sprint PCS phone number) will display on all outgoing calls?

Where do I go to enable this setting?

I received the email below on June 1, 2018 and I'm not sure how this affects my Sprint PCS Google voice service:

We are contacting you to let you know that per previous communication, due to upcoming upgrades to Sprint’s network, Sprint will no longer be supporting the Google Voice with Sprint integration. Effective today your Google Voice integration with your Sprint phone number (xxx) xxx-xxxx has been disabled by Sprint.

Effective today:
All outgoing calls (including international calls) and texts will be made through Sprint at Sprint’s calling and texting rates, if applicable.
All new messages, calls, and voicemails sent from your Sprint phone will not be stored in Google Voice. You will still be able to see your messages, voicemail, and call history from before June 1, 2018 in Google Voice on your Sprint device. You can also export this data from your Google Voice account at
You won’t be able to use Google Voice-enabled capabilities such as call forwarding, voicemail transcription, spam detection, and other Google Voice features. These capabilities can be enabled from your Sprint device. Click here for more information …
Does Google Drive enable access to files to users without that user being registered by my Admin?

I want to give a virtual tour of a famous travel destination. I want to make my image visible by people on my tour, but without me needing to log on as an Admin to Google Drive.

Is there a way I can make certain folder on my drive public?

I am fine giving out a URL to paying customers, even if that URL will be visible to people who did not pay for anything.

Does Google Drive do this?

Powerful Yet Easy-to-Use Network Monitoring
Powerful Yet Easy-to-Use Network Monitoring

Identify excessive bandwidth utilization or unexpected application traffic with SolarWinds Bandwidth Analyzer Pack.

Suggestions for Google Drive features to use and Google Drive Plug-ins?

I am planning on providing a virtual tour of a popular tourist spot and plan to use Google Drive to display image during my live tour and to provide visual information for those taking the tour while I am not even there. So I have some requirements and a need for advice about what features of Google Drive and the Google Drive plug-ins could give me  more functionality.

I need to provide about 50 images which are:
1) ranked 1-50
2) can be gotten via key word search
3) each photo have some text explanation
4) each photo could be linked to other images, not necessarily the next image in the sequence. This allows grouping into a theme.
5) Mobile support

Does Google Drive do all this?

Do I need a Google Drive plug-in to do any of these?

What features have I not suggested which either Google Drive or a Google Drive plug-in provide which might be useful?

Lastly, what security / fraud concerns do I need to protect myself against?

We want to make sure our files in Google Drive are secured.  We share files & images and understand that what we do make our google drive contents safe (shared users cannot access other drive contents) even though we share individual files if said drive.

we set the file share as follow:

We understand this is more than sufficient.  However  we did noticed something:

Wehen we share the link and the user deletes the word "view" from the link, it is replaced by "edit"

(note "x" replaces the actual share link for obcious purpose)

then we delete "/view"

press ENTER

the link change to

By doing thism can the image/file be edited?

please advice and if we doing this correctly.
I want to use vba --> Placing multiple markers on a Google Map

What I can do now:
I currently have code that builds the below string and sends it to the default browser with a click of a button.  It shows directions to all 3 addresses.,+Raytown,MO/8500+state+Line+Rd,+Leawood+ks

What I would like to do :
Have something that would place 3 markers on a Google Map with the 3 addresses.
If able also give me some control over color and size of the markers.
It is important that it can be done by a click of a button as opposed to copy and paste

What I am looking for :
If you can give me the string I need for the browser, I can build the string in code and use --> FollowHyperlink

Thanks in advance for any help

I have three different systems installed with Thunderbird 52.9.1 32bit and four extensions (Gsyncontact, Lightning, Provider for Google Calendar and QuickFolders) :
a Windows Server 2012 R2, an old ASUS P8Z68-V-PRO (16GB RAM + 512GB SSD) and a brand new XPS15 9575 - the last two run under Windows 10 64bit

The XPS and the Server both suffer from a strange phenomena that seems to me to be linked to the calendar reminders
A blank grey rectangle appears at the bottom right hand side of the Windows desktop screen
thunderbird-grey-rectangle.pngThe only way to get rid of it is to restart Thunderbird

It is a little annoying and was wondering if anyone else was suffering from this and what the workaround was ?

Can I protect my images on Google Photos?

I may use Google Photos to provide access to my photos to a large number of people. I am doing this to support a live tour I plan to give. But, can people (strangers, really) delet my photos?

I hope be able to also block them, in some way, from backing up my entire folder of image to their PC.

So, what kinds of limited access can I provide to Google Photos?

Hi Experts,

I am trying to embed a Google Map on to a WordPress website with a single location, just to show where the office is.

I see a lot of plugins, and on Google it is asking me for a billing account, but I thought this was free as it will have no interaction just display and zoom?

Any help will be greatly appreciated,






Google is an American multinational technology company specializing in Internet-related services and products that include online advertising technologies, search, cloud computing, software, and hardware.