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Google Brings the Power of Search Across Apps!

Dec 5, 2013 | 1,140 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Sometimes, a simple task like choosing a movie can get complex. You will have to fetch information from several places, which are often applications. You might decide to rely on IMDb, box office stats from Wikipedia, and ratings from other movie review sites.

Google Makes it Easier to Explore Topics & Entities with Topics Reports Feature in Google Trends!

Dec 4, 2013 | 856 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google has introduced a new feature in Google Trends that will make it easier for users to do a fairer comparison. The new topic reports will let users more easily measure the search interest in people, places, as well as things that they really care about.

Earlier, if users wanted to compare the search interest in Rice and Harvard, the report they used to get was like this:

Google Rolling Out Mobile Anchor Ads for AdSense Publishers!

Nov 29, 2013 | 1,050 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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AdSense Publishers can monetize mobile traffic as Google is rolling out mobile anchor ads. These ads will appear as 320×50 banners at the bottom of the smartphone screen the user. The ad will remain anchored even when the user will scroll up or down.

Google Updates YouTube Comments to Combat Spam Issues!

Nov 29, 2013 | 964 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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On its YouTube Creator Blog, Google has announced an update to YouTube comments to address the spammy comments. According to the blog, the system is updated to recognize bad links and impersonation attempts in a better way. ASCII art detection is also improved and changes have been made in how long comments are displayed.

The 100-Links-Per-Page Guideline Doesn't Exists but Google Can Take Action if the Site is Too Spammy: Matt Cutts

Nov 26, 2013 | 977 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google had a 100-links-per-page Webmaster guideline that no longer exists. Matt Cutts, Head of Search Spam has released a new video explaining why Google doesn't have the guideline now.

Cutts said that the guideline was dropped before 2008 but webmasters and SEOs still think more than 100 links on a page may invite a penalty. However, the truth is that it won't lead to penalty. Citing an example of Techmeme, Cutts said that the site has thousand of links on its home page but Google hasn't penalized it.

Google Places Gets Review Tab Making It Easier for Businesses to See All Reviews at One Place

Nov 26, 2013 | 851 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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In the latest announcement, Google has revealed that it will be adding Reviews tab into Google Places, which will let business owners see all their customer reviews at one place. Along with this, business owners will be able to respond to all the reviews directly from the new Reviews tab.

Here's an excerpt from Google's announcement:

Matt Cutts Invites Suggestions to Improve Google Webmaster Tools in 2014!

Nov 22, 2013 | 960 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Matt Cutts has published a post on his personal blog, asking for feedback on how Google can improve the Webmaster Tools in the coming year i.e. 2014.

Matt Cutts Recommends Using Disavow Tool Even if there is no Manual Action!

Nov 21, 2013 | 712 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Head of Google Search Spam, Matt Cutts in his latest video answer has recommended the use of disavow tool, even if Google hasn't taken a manual action against you.

The question asked was:

“Should webmasters use the disavow tool, even if it is believed that no penalty has been applied? For example, if we believe 'Negative SEO' has been attempted, or spammy sites we have contacted have not removed links.”

Matt Cutts on Unique Metatags & If They are Necessary for Each Page!

Nov 19, 2013 | 752 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Matt Cutts has released a new Webmaster video determining the importance of Metatags & how they should be created.

Here’s the question Cutts is answering to in the video:

Is it necessary for each single page within my website to have a unique metatag description?

Google Integrates News, Waze, Website Update, and What to Watch to Google Now Android!

Nov 15, 2013 | 1,112 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google has announced a series of integration into Google Now, the voice controlled digital assistance. Waze-powered traffic reports is the major addition that will let Google tell you the best route and also warn you of the delays in between. The update is available for Android app.