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

Jun 7, 2014 | 1,276 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 | 1,190 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 | 1,231 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 | 1,280 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 | 1,312 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 | 1,824 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 | 1,365 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 | 1,481 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?”

Google Expands “Fetch as Google” Feature to Render Webpages as Well!

May 28, 2014 | 1,686 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Google has updated the Fetch as Google feature, allowing webmasters to render a page exactly how Googlebot sees it. Earlier, the Fetch as Google feature could be used just to see an output of code and HTML, but now you can use the feature to see a visual representation of what Googlebot sees, apart from the errors on the resources which Googlebot failed to access. The tool can be found in the Crawl section of Google Webmaster Tools.

Want to Ensure Accurate Rendering of Your Pages by Google? Here’s What Google Recommends to Do!

May 26, 2014 | 1,436 views | by Ritu Sharma
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In the recent Webmaster Central blog post, Google explains webmasters how it tries to understand their pages by executing JavaScript. Google says that it sees the content more like modern Web browsers, includes the external resources, executes JavaScript and applies CSS.

According to Google, these are the possible reasons which can prevent Google from rendering your page, and this is how you can prevent them from occurring: