Whether you are a novice or an expert webmaster, you always have something new to learn from Google's resources. With an aim to guide beginners in the basics of creating a website, Google launched the Webmasters Academy two years back and has now expanded it to introduce a series of new and targeted content. The search engine giant announced in a blog post that it has updated the educational resource program to expand and improve information on some important modules.
Now if someone threatens you with adding your site to their disavow list you don't have to worry about your site getting tagged as "spammy". Google has confirmed that having URLS from your website submitted in the disavow file of any backlinks removal company will not have any adverse affect on the page rank of your website.
In the recent Webmaster Help video, Matt Cutts, Google's Head of Search Spam, explains business owners how they are supposed to handle pages for out-of-stock products in their website.
The question posed was:
How would Google recommend handling e-commerce products that are no longer available?
(Does this change as the number of discontinued products outnumbers the active products?)
As a step to escalate digital literacy among women in Uttar Pradesh, Google has embarked on a brand new Internet education campaign in the state. The two months digital maneuver aims at educating around 5,000,00 women and girls on the Internet. The move is considered to be the opening chapter in Google's attempt to introduce Indian women to the Internet.
There are ways by which you can make smartphone users land up on the mobile version of your website and direct the desktop users to the desktop version. Google's Head of Search Spam, Matt Cutts discussed in the recent Webmaster Help video, how webmasters can optimize for the mobile web.
The question posted was:
Google's Head of Search Spam, Matt Cutts, confirmed today at the Search Marketing Expo that Google uses “Author Ranks” to determine which articles to show in the in-depth articles section. Cutts verified that the system is used specifically within the “in-depth” articles category.
The question was motivated by a tweet from Matt Cutts:
Google is working its way to the â€śnext generationâ€ť Google Panda algorithm updates. Matt Cutts, Google's Head of Search Spam, announced at the Search Marketing Expo that this version of Panda refresh is supposed to be softer than the previous updates.
Google has introduced a new approach to display the concert listings of musical groups and artists. Now, when you search for your favorite band on Google, the knowledge graph panel which appears in the search results will include information which is more accurate and specific. Google posted in the Webmasters Central Blog that it is drawing data directly from the artist's official website to avoid errors and gaffe.
Google has come up with a new format for search ads that provides detailed consumer opinion data. Google announced in a blog post, that it is planning to add consumer rating annotations to Google AdWords. The extension includes ratings, reviews and social endorsements for businesses in conjunction to the ad.
Why Consumer Rating Annotations: