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Smartphone Users in India to Have Faster Access to Google!

Oct 3, 2014 | 1,011 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Google has launched a streamlined version of search results page in India to help smartphone users with slow connections. This step of Google will make the pool of information even more accessible.

The upgraded system will automatically check if the user has a slow wireless connection. If it is, a fast loading version of Search will be delivered. The high quality search results are unchanged. The speed is achieved through the chipping of elements like images and maps that will appear only when it is imperative to show them with the result.

Major Google Penguin Refresh May Come Next Week!

Oct 3, 2014 | 1,119 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Google may launch a refresh of Penguin algorithm as early as sometime next week, said the search engine giant’s Gary Illyes, Webmaster Trends Analyst and Search Quality Engineer, at Search Marketing Expo East.

This is a major re-write of the algorithm Google has been working on for almost a full year  to release. Google is confident that the refreshed Penguin will be a delight for webmasters as well as users.

Google Announces Automatic Item Updates for Shopping PLAs!

Oct 2, 2014 | 754 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Google has launched a new feature for Shopping that helps prevent Product Listing Ads (PLAs) being disapproved because of price mismatches between the PLA feed and the site’s microdata.

Termed automatic item updates, it can be enabled by merchants if they implement schema.org microdata for Google shopping products.

Orkut History of Connections and Conversations to be Preserved!

Oct 1, 2014 | 678 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Google bids farewell to Orkut, the once popular social networking platform that connected millions of people together by lively discussions and common interests. It was in the end of June, the team announced that service of Orkut may be going away and is now preserving the history of connections & conversations.

Google Webmaster Tools Sending Notifications after Site Verification for the First Time

Sep 26, 2014 | 1,347 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Google is now sending out a new form of notifications via the Google Webmaster Tools after you verify a new website in Google Webmaster Tools for the very first time.

The new message has the subject “Improve the search presence of your web site domain name”. It then lists out five steps that you need to follow for improving the search presence.

Google Unveils Now Card to Let Users Know of Flight Price Drop!

Sep 25, 2014 | 1,129 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Google has a gift for travelers. With the introduction of the new Now card, the search engine giant will make sure that you do not miss a good deal. The card will notify users whenever flight prices drop down. The information was posted by Google on its Google+ page.

price drops google Google Unveils Now Card to Let Users Know of Flight Price Drop!

Google Sends Manual Action Notifications to Sites Using Private Blog Networks!

Sep 24, 2014 | 1,199 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Here is a bad news for sites using Private Blog Networks. Reportedly, Google has taken a strict action on the sites that are participating in private blog networks which is commonly known as PBNs. The search engine giant on September 18th sent out hundreds of manual action notices to the sites for “thin content spam” via Google Webmaster Tools.

Google Introduces Structured Snippets in Search Results!

Sep 23, 2014 | 1,453 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Google has introduced Structured Snippets which is a new feature that incorporates facts into individual result snippets in Web Search. This announcement was made on the Google Research Blog yesterday.

Google will display snippets of data which is relevant to the query within the search results’ snippets. The data is powered by the Knowledge Graph. Given below is a screen shot to explain what exactly does it look like.

Google Expands Google Maps Navigation to 19 New Countries!

Sep 23, 2014 | 1,160 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Google has expanded Google Maps, its useful and free smart phone navigation app to 19 new countries. This was announced on the Google+ page of Google Maps.

Googke Maps Google Expands Google Maps Navigation to 19 New Countries!

These countries include Bahamas, Angola, Botswana, Bolivia, Guyana. Fiji, Jamaica, Honduras, Mali, Madagascar, Malta, Malawi, Nepal, Mauritius, Sri Lanka, Mozambique, Tanzania, Namibia, Trinidad & Tobago.

Check the availability by Android, iPad and iPhone here.

Customize your Google Maps Experience with the Improved My Maps!

Sep 17, 2014 | 1,250 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Google has unveiled a new version of the Google Maps Engine Lite, also named as My Maps. The tool is pretty cool as well as powerful and it lets you create a trip itinerary, note hot-spots in any location and also gives you the opportunity to personalize Google Maps.

Google My Maps Customize your Google Maps Experience with the Improved My Maps!