Google For Creators

Google For Creators

Episode 364 – October 23, 2021


  • Google Creator Guides
  • LinkedIn Closes The Chapter On Stories
  • Instagram’s Desktop Uploads & Collabs
  • Journalists Like Zoom Interviews
  • Pitching Chris Hemsworth
  • Sign Language Metallica
  • Facebook By Another Name
  • Apple Ads
  • Walmart ATMs
  • Cookie Acceptance

During episode 364, BL and David discuss Google’s push to court creators; LinkedIn closes the chapter on Stories; Instagram allows desktop uploads; Journalists prefer Zoom interviews; Australia pitches Chris Helmsworth; A sign language Metallica video; Facebook by another name; Apple’s privacy protection posing; Walmart’s crypto ATMs; and much, much more.

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Best Practices

Google For Creators

Guides include how to create good content, how to make it search-friendly, creator business basics and lots more.

Google Creator Goals Quiz

LinkedIn Closes The Chapter On Stories

If you hadn’t noticed (and why would you?), LinkedIn has shut down its Stories feature.

Desktop Instragram Uploads

At last! You can easily post to Instagram from your desktop.

Instagram Desktop Posts

Journalists Say Zoom Interviews Are Here To Stay

More than 85% of the local TV reporters and producers said that they will continue to use Zoom for interviews with brand spokespeople after the pandemic.

Pitching Chris Hemsworth

‘Give your Thor muscles a break from the hustle and bustle’ – This small Australian town went viral with their campaign to get actor Chris Hemsworth to visit.

‘Give your Thor muscles a break from the hustle and bustle’ – This small Australian town went viral with their campaign to get actor Chris Hemsworth to visit— NowThis (@nowthisnews) October 22, 2021

Seeing Sound

An Amazon project to create an online experience to promote the movie premiere of Sound Of Metal.

Worst Practices

Facebook By Another Name

Would Facebook by another name smell as rank?

Apple: Privacy Protection Poser

New research reveals Apple has tripled its market share of the mobile app advertising market this year by blocking rivals from using targeted ads on iPhones – something Apple says it did, of course, for user protection.

Walmart’s Crypto ATMs

Walmart, the world’s largest company by revenue, is letting customers buy bitcoin at dozens of its U.S. stores.

Photo of Walmart's Bitcoin ATM


Shiny New Stuff

B.L.’s Finds

  • PhotoPad – Easy to use design platform that helps businesses create interactive, authentic and memorable visual content and brand images

David’s Finds

  • Freesound – A collaborative database of Creative Commons Licensed sounds. Browse, download and share sounds.


Halloweenish – Right Wingnut Rudy Giuliani Dons Abe Lincoln Filter to Attack a Democrat

Someone throw some Pez into this tricker’s bag.

He’s managed to find one last scrap of dignity to lose with an incomprehensible attack video.— Dane B. McFadhen (@DaneMcFadhen) October 20, 2021

Pro Tips

Google’s SEO Title Changes

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Starting today, your followers can subscribe to Revue newsletters directly from Tweets in their timeline.

This is already enabled for all Revue writers on desktop and mobile web, with iOS and Android to follow soon. ✨— Revue (@revue) October 22, 2021

Weekly Numbers

Cookie Acceptance

At a time when about 3 in 10 US adults feel like they have less control over their data than they did a year ago, it appears many are taking control where they can.

Chart: Cookie Acceptance