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Google’s Latest Search Quality Evaluation Guide Leaked: What is Quality in Google’s Eyes and What Expertise Means?

Jul 16, 2014 | 1,392 views | by Ritu Sharma
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The updated version of Google’s Search Quality Evaluation Guide has leaked once again, giving more details on how Google determines quality. The latest version (version 5.0) includes updated information on expertise, authority, trust and reputation and how Google analyzes them while rating websites and pages.

Google Invites Users to Submit Feedback on European Union Mandate of Right to be forgotten!

Jul 15, 2014 | 1,280 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Google has created a new form for the public through which they can give their feedback on the implementation of the Right to be Forgotten law in Europe.

After the ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union, allowing people to request the removal of their personal information from search results, Google has been receiving removal requests everyday on content including serious criminal records, embarrassing photos, negative press stories etc.

Google Introduces Language Targeting in Webmaster Tools to Troubleshoot Problems with hreflang Annotation Implementation!

Jul 15, 2014 | 1,181 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Google announced in the Webmaster Central Blog, it is introducing the Language Targeting feature in International Targeting section of the Webmaster Tools to make debugging rel-alternate-hreflang annotations easier. The new feature identifies two common problems with hreflang annotations:

Why Do Some Tweets Get Indexed by Google and Others Don’t, Explains New Study!

Jul 10, 2014 | 1,400 views | by Ritu Sharma
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In a recent study, Stone Temple Consulting made an attempt to crack the way Google indexes tweets. The main reason to conduct this study was to ascertain the likelihood of Google using signals from Twitter for ranking purposes, however, in the process a lot of other information were revealed:

  1. A significant percentage of tweets is not indexed by Google.

Google Updates Google Maps with Manual Distance Measuring Tool: Measure Distance by Charting a Path on Map!

Jul 10, 2014 | 1,285 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Google has updated the Google Maps desktop version with a new feature, allowing you to measure the distance between two or more points by charting a path and adding points.

Measure Distance Between Points Google Updates Google Maps with Manual Distance Measuring Tool: Measure Distance by Charting a Path on Map!

How to Measure the Distance between Points in Google Maps:

  • Right click on the starting destination.
  • Select “Measure Distance.”

Google Suggests Websites with Serious Penalties Should Start Afresh and Create a New Website!

Jul 8, 2014 | 1,188 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Google has suggested in a Google Webmaster Help thread, it is better to start a new website if your current website has been charged with a severe penalty. Google's Webmaster Trends Analyst, John Mueller mentioned it again this week in a Help thread.

John Mueller Google Suggests Websites with Serious Penalties Should Start Afresh and Create a New Website!

Study Reveals Facebook and Google to Own a Combined Share of 15% of the Overall Digital Ad Market by 2016!

Jul 5, 2014 | 1,422 views | by Ritu Sharma
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According to a report from market researcher eMarketer, both Facebook and Google combined will represent a 15% share out of the total media advertising of $200 billion in the year 2016.

The report mentioned in 2014 68% of Facebook's U.S. ad revenues will come from mobile ads, which was 47% in the last year. For Google, the revenue will be 36.8% in 2014, and will increase to 65.8% in 2016.

Google Shows a Thumbs Down to Porn Ads Business, Embargoes Porn Adverts from its Ad Network!

Jul 4, 2014 | 1,340 views | by Ritu Sharma
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In March this year Google posted on the AdWords Policies Help section, it will be updating the policy on sexually explicit content by late June. It clarified, under this policy sexually explicit content will be prohibited and guidelines will be provided regarding promotion of other adult content. Now, CNBC reports, Google is prohibiting porn from appearing in its ad network.

Google Sending Right to be Forgotten Notifications to Webmasters Informing about Pages Removed from Search Results!

Jul 3, 2014 | 1,292 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Google is sending notices via the Google Webmaster Tools to webmasters who had specific URLs removed from the European versions of Google in adherence to the Right to be Forgotten law. Previously we reported, Google has created a form in compliance with the ruling of The Court of Justice of the European Union, allowing users to request removal of results which are inadequate, irrelevant, or excessive in relation to the purposes for which they were processed.

Google Updates Structured Data Testing Tool, No Authorship Image to be shown!

Jul 3, 2014 | 1,278 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Last week, Google announced it is removing profile images and Google+ circle count from search results to which authorship is assigned. Google said they are doing this to simplify the way authorship is displayed in search results. Now, the authorship layout in the search results will be applied to the Structured Data Testing Tool as well.