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Google Places Brings an Improved Version of Bulk Location Management Tool in the Coming Weeks!

Apr 11, 2014 | 680 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Not even a month after introducing the preview feature for importing a spreadsheet to the bulk upload tool, Google confirmed in the Products Forum that it is once again rolling out a set of new features to the bulk location management tool in the coming weeks. The process is in a staged development and it might take a little time before all the accounts are upgraded and the new features are at your disposal.

schema.org Website Receives an Upgradation to Feature Examples from RDFa and JSON-LD!

Apr 7, 2014 | 694 views | by Ritu Sharma
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schema.org has updated its official website to a new version in which it has included examples from RDFa and JSON-LD. In addition to the microdata examples provided previously, schema.org now supports code examples in RDFa and JSON-LD format, and are displayed in tabs below the details for each item type. The update was first reported by Dan Brickley.

JSON LD example for schema.org  schema.org Website Receives an Upgradation to Feature Examples from RDFa and JSON LD!

How Google Tests its New Algorithm Before rolling it out to the Audiences, Explains Matt Cutts!

Apr 4, 2014 | 771 views | by Ritu Sharma
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There is a lot that goes on in the Google office, before the search engine giant gives the thumbs up to a particular algorithmic change. In the recent Webmaster Help video, Google's head of Search Spam, Matt Cutts talks about how Google analyzes the quality of an algorithm change before deciding whether or not to launch it.

The question posed was:

Matt Cutts Explains How Google Separates Popularity from Authority!

Apr 3, 2014 | 719 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 separates popularity from authority. The question tossed was:

“As Google continues to add social signals to the algorithm, how do you separate simple popularity from true authority?”

We all know how critical is website page speed both for site owners and Internet users. Google Webmasters team has reconfirmed the same in an e-mail which we also have received for our clients, stating that if the pages on your website do not use compression, it can take a lot of time for users to visit those pages which in turn renders a poor user experience.

Google Webmaster Tools to Show Indexed URLs for Verified Subdirectories and HTTPS Protocol!

Apr 1, 2014 | 723 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Index Status feature on Google Webmaster Tools will now show indexed URLs for sections of a website that uses HTTPS. The feature will also include indexed URLs for verified subdirectories. Previously, the feature did not display the index status data for STTPS webpages independently. Rather, all information was included in the HTTP site report.

Matt Cutts Explains How Google Evaluates New Search Algorithms!

Apr 1, 2014 | 558 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Matt Cutts, Google Head of Search Spam Matt Cutts, has explained how Google evaluates which new search algorithms to use and which to refine in his latest Webmaster Help video.

He was replying to a question posed by James Foster of Sydney, Australia –

“What are some of the metrics that Google uses to evaluate whether one iteration of the ranking algorithm is delivering better quality results to users than another?”

Googlers’ Antics on April 1, 2014!

Apr 1, 2014 | 664 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Google is known for encouraging fun activities on April 1 all these years. Their teams across the world have come up with so many hoaxes this year that it is just not possible to list all of them here.

Here is a look on some of the antics.

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How to Tell Google that Multiple Domains are Related: Through Google's Own Glasses!

Mar 28, 2014 | 847 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Although Google tries its best to construe the location and language of users and return them the best version of a website based on that information, linking pages together helps Google do its job more effectively. In the recent Webmaster Help Video, Google's Head of Search Spam, Matt Cutts, answers a question about linking domains together.

A user writes in to ask:

Want to Upload a New Disavow File? Follow Matt Cutts' SEO Tip!

Mar 27, 2014 | 712 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Don’t delete your old disavow file if you upload a new one because it “confuses folks”. Google's Head of Search Spam, Matt Cutts announced on Twitter early Tuesday morning that you do not need to remove your old disavow links file before uploading a new one. This means that the next time you are going to upload a new disavow file, remember not to click on the Delete option and just upload the new file.