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Google+ Account Not Needed For Adding Local Reviews In Google!

Apr 6, 2016 | 1,368 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Users no longer need Google+ account to leave reviews for local businesses on Google. Not only this, Google has also introduced a new interface for writing these reviews.

Image 1 Google+ Account Not Needed For Adding Local Reviews In Google!

It was Conrad O’Connell who first spotted the new interface for leaving reviews on local results and Mike Blumenthal spotted the removal of Google+ making leaving the reviews easier.

Google Updates Local Ranking Help Document!

Apr 4, 2016 | 1,265 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Google has updated their document on local ranking help and posted about it in their features updates page for Google My Business.

The content has been increased by almost three times of the earlier existing content and the old content has been revamped.

Image 1 Google Updates Local Ranking Help Document!

The document says:

“Can’t find your business? Improve your info.

Google Introduces Automotive Ads!

Apr 1, 2016 | 1,317 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Google has announced rolling out Model Automotive Ads, new mobile ad format for the US OEM  automotive advertisers.

Introduces Google Introduces Automotive Ads!

Shoppers can check out high- quality images of the cars, read performance details and features, find a local dealer or navigate directly to the official website. Car brands have seen above 30% average increased engagement rate with Model Automotive ads.

Google Adds Share Button To Knowledge Graph!

Mar 31, 2016 | 1,351 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Google has introduced Share button in all knowledge graphs. Whenever a knowledge graph is shown for a search query, share icon is shown to the left of the logo. Users can share the search results on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, through mail or a link.

google Google Adds Share Button To Knowledge Graph!

After clicking n this icon a box opens up which gives the option of sharing on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, through email or a mall link.

Google Redesigning AdWords For Better Mobile Experience!

Mar 29, 2016 | 1,397 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Since its introductions 15 years ago, AdWords has seen some fundamental changes.

New devices have been added and more searches take place on smartphones than computers.

Google yesterday announced a total redesign of the Adwords interface which was last given a touch up in 2008. Here’s an early look of the new AdWords.

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Google Reveals Three Important Ranking Factors: Links, Content & RankBrain!

Mar 26, 2016 | 1,532 views | by Ritu Sharma
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It was last year when Google confirmed that RankBrain was one of the three most important signals. Recently, Google’s Search Quality Senior Strategist Andrey Lipattsev in a live Q&A session with Ammon Johns, revealed that Links and Content are the two other important ranking factors.

Google AdWords To Use Recommended Bids for Display Search Ads Automatically!

Mar 26, 2016 | 1,487 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Google announced that Display Search Ads will now be set to “Recommended bid” when a user selects the category while creating the ads.

These automated recommendations for bids save a lot of time if your are adding a large number of categories. “For example, if you have four categories selected: “sandals”, “running shoes”, “loafers”, and “flip flops,” you no longer have to manually set bids for each one. You can also adjust recommended bids or leave the field empty to use the ad group's default bid.”

Mobile-friendly algorithm to be promoted by Google this May!

Mar 18, 2016 | 1,437 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Google proclaimed rise in the factors of mobile-friendly updates, but not to expect a Mobilegeddon

Google declared on the Webmaster blog that the effects of mobile-friendly algorithm launched in April 2015 will be increased.

The update is going to start from May and the effect on the ranking signal will go up. According to Google, if one is mobile-friendly, then there is no need to worry at all as there will be no impact by this update.

Google Search Analytics Gets URLs With Dynamic Date Range!

Mar 16, 2016 | 1,269 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Now you can save Dynamic Date Range URLs for reports with Google Search Analytics. If you ask for the report for the last 7 days or any other number, the URL will be dynamic.

If you share the URL for the last 7 days with someone and they click on it tomorrow, it will give the data for the last 7 days and not for the date range when you shared it.

Google Updating The Smartphone User Agent Of Googlebot This April!

Mar 16, 2016 | 1,258 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Google announced that this April 18, they will update the smartphone user-agent of Googlebot from iPhone to Android:

Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; Android 6.0.1; Nexus 5X Build/MMB29P) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/41.0.2272.96 Mobile Safari/537.36 (compatible; Googlebot/2.1; +http://www.google.com/bot.html)
(Googlebot smartphone user-agent starting from April 18, 2016)

Following is the current smartphone user-agent for Googlebot:

Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 8_3 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/600.1.4 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/8.0 Mobile/12F70 Safari/600.1.4 (compatible; Googlebot/2.1; +http://www.google.com/bot.html)