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Matt Cutts Explains What is the Biggest SEO Mistake in the Eyes of Google!

Jun 7, 2014 | 1,351 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Have you ever wondered what is the biggest SEO mistake people generally make? Is it when your website is not crawlable by Googlebot? Not having webmaster resources? Not having unique title tags and meta descriptions? Or is it not optimizing for the right keywords? The answer is- none of these.

Know How to Move Your Site to a Different URL or Infrastructure with Google’s Updated Guidelines on Site Moves!

Jun 7, 2014 | 1,195 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Do you want to move your site to a different URL or a different infrastructure but you have incomplete and sketchy information on this? Google has decided to help you out by providing an in-depth guide in the Webmaster Central Blog, on how to handle site moves in a Googlebot friendly way. It has also updated the site move guidelines in the Help Center to let webmasters design and implement site moves accurately.

Manage Your Product Listings Programmatically With an Updated Content API for Google Shopping!

Jun 7, 2014 | 1,250 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Google has announced the introduction of a new version of the Content API for Google Shopping, enabling you to programmatically upload product listings and make your products easily discoverable. Content API for Google Shopping was launched back in 2010, to allow marketers upload their product data to Google and update the frequently changing features like price and availability. Since then, no update has been made to this programmatic interface. The version 2 of the Content API for Google Shopping gives you more details about the data quality of each item and helps you keep your data fresh.

Google Introduces Partner Select, a Premium Programmatic Marketplace for Video Ads!

Jun 5, 2014 | 1,163 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Google has announced the launch of a new premium programmatic marketplace, called Google Partner Select to connect a select set of publishers who invest in high quality videos with the brands who want to buy against it.

Google’s Guidelines to Direct Smartphone Users to the Page They Actually Want to See!

Jun 5, 2014 | 1,201 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Isn’t it annoying when after clicking on a search result on your smartphone, you land up on the site’s homepage instead of the page you were expecting? Google calls this “faulty redirects” and says this happens because the website is not optimized to handle requests from smartphones.

Google Gives Directions to Connect Google+ Business Pages to Local Business Listing on Google Maps!

Jun 4, 2014 | 1,253 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Google now allows businesses to connect their Google+ page to their local business listing on Google Maps. Connecting the page to Google Maps will add all the information provided in Google Maps about your business, including the address, reviews, working hours and more to your page. Google has given detailed instructions on how to connect the page to Google Maps in the Help section.

Matt Cutts Explains How Google Determines the Quality of a Page without Many Links to it!

Jun 3, 2014 | 1,288 views | by Ritu Sharma
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In the recent Webmaster Help video, Google’s head of Search Spam, Matt Cutts, explains how Google determines a page has quality content if there are not many links to it. The question posed was:

“How does Google determine quality content if there aren’t a lot of links to a post?”

Ungoogle Yourself: Here Comes the Form to Request Google to Remove Your Information from Search Results!

Jun 3, 2014 | 1,685 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Following the ruling of The Court of Justice of the European Union, which allows people to request the removal of their personal information from search results, Google has created a form in compliance with the same. Users can fill up the form to remove results which are inadequate, no longer relevant, or excessive in relation to the purposes for which they were processed.

Google says it Shows All Manual Actions in Manual Action Viewer, Even Those Prior to the Launch of the Tool!

May 31, 2014 | 1,338 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Answering a question on whether it would show manual actions dating before the launch of the Manual Action Viewer, Google said it will definitely show a manual action, in case one existed prior to the launch.

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The question was posted by Barry Schwartz of Search Engine Roundtable on Google+. The question was:

Matt Explains What Happens When One Page Has Two Links Pointing to the Same Page!

May 29, 2014 | 1,462 views | by Ritu Sharma
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In the recent Webmaster Help video, Google’s Head of Search Spam, Matt Cutts, explains how Google handles a page with two links pointing to the same page.
The question posed was:

“What impact would two links on a page pointing to the same target, each using different anchor text, have on the flow of PageRank?”