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Google Introduces the Beta Version of International Targeting Report within Webmaster Tools!

Jul 2, 2014 | 1,152 views | by Ritu Sharma
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If you were wondering what’s the new href lang webmaster feature Google has been working on lately, then well the cat is out of the bag now. Google had refused to talk about the new feature and also asked beta testers to sign non-disclosure agreements for participation in the beta. But now in a Google Hangout session of best practices and common mistakes in SEO, hosted by three Google employees, Google has blown the gaff on the new tool in Webmaster Tools.

Google to Shut Down its First Social Networking Site, Now No More Orkut from October!

Jul 1, 2014 | 1,129 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Google is finally going to shut down its first foray into social networking. Paulo Golgher, Engineering Director at Google said in a blog post, Orkut will be no more from September 30, 2014.

Orkut was launched by Google 10 years ago. But the social networking site couldn’t get as popular as its rivals like Facebook which is now the world's no. 1 social networking site with 1.28 billion users. Facebook was launched in the same year as Orkut.

Google Expands its App Indexing Program to All Android Apps!

Jun 26, 2014 | 1,182 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Google is expanding its app indexing program to all Android apps. The search engine giant said in a blog post, it will announce a new set of features to app indexing at the Google I/O this week. This will make it easier to set up deep links in your app, connect your site to your app, and keep track of performance and potential errors.

Get recognized as an Expert of Video Advertising with Google’s Advanced Certification!

Jun 26, 2014 | 1,347 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Google has introduced an advanced certification in Video Advertising to the members of Google Partners. Google says the new certificate is designed to recognize users with expertise in video advertising on YouTube and the Google Display Network. Currently, this is the only advanced certification available to Partners.

Advanced Certification Get recognized as an Expert of Video Advertising with Google’s Advanced Certification!

Top Search Queries No Longer Available on Google My Business Insights!

Jun 26, 2014 | 1,068 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Google My Business dashboard will no longer display keyword data and top search queries that lead users to a business listing in Google Maps. Google's Jade Wang mentioned in a Google Business Help Thread, this is being done for privacy reasons. Google My Business was launched early this month and just a few days back Google also announced the launch of Google My Business mobile app for iOS and Android devices.

Google Knowledge Graph Adds Clickable Phone Number: Call Businesses Directly from Search Results via Hangouts!

Jun 21, 2014 | 1,255 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Wish to order from a local restaurant and the phone’s battery has drained out? Now Google has a solution to it. The search engine giant has launched a new feature in its knowledge graph, allowing users to make free calls to any business from their desktop browser via Google Hangouts.

Google Delivers Universal Search Results for 81% of All Search Results, Confirms SearchMetrics Study!

Jun 21, 2014 | 1,216 views | by Ritu Sharma
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A recent study by SearchMetrics, shows how Google is integrating Universal Search results in its web search listings. Universal Search refers to the enhancement of organic search results with additional media from Google Images, Google Videos, Google Maps or Google News. The study reveals, in 2013 Google served Universal Search results for 81% of all searches.

Universal Search Infographic Google Delivers Universal Search Results for 81% of All Search Results, Confirms SearchMetrics Study!
Source: SearchMetrics

Here are some key takeaways from the study:

Search for Music and Ask Google to Play it on Your Android App. It Will.

Jun 21, 2014 | 1,196 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Looking for an easy and quick way to listen to your favorite artist or band? Google has updated the mobile search feature for musical artists, groups and bands with direct links to music apps. Now, when users search for a particular musician or band, they will be able to play the music in any app of their choice by just clicking on a link in the search results. The new feature is only available on android devices in the U.S.

Google Updates Google Shopping Feed Specifications With Several New Attributes!

Jun 20, 2014 | 1,542 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Google has updated the Google Shopping Products Feed Specification to make the organizing of product data more flexible and allow merchants to engage with more customers. The overhauled feed specification will be rolled out globally on September 30, but merchants can submit the new attributes immediately. The updates include:

  • Mobile landing page URLs can be submitted separately through the mobile link attribute to ensure mobile users are directed to mobile landing pages.

Google Invites Indian Webmasters and Advertisers to the “Learn with Google- Search & Ads” Conference in July!

Jun 19, 2014 | 1,530 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Remember the Google SearchMasters Conference, the first ever conference organized by the search engine giant for webmasters? Indian advertisers and webmasters who are looking for more such tips and tricks from Google should now pack their bags for Bangalore or Mumbai. Google has announced in the Google India blog, it is going to organize Learn with Google- Search & Ads conference for Indian businesses this July.