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Google Encouraging Webmasters To Auto-complete Web Forms For Mobile!

Mar 18, 2015 | 1,117 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Google recently wrote an official blogpost on the Webmaster Central Blog, which is to encourage webmasters to adopt and thus implement autocomplete on web forms for your mobile sites.

Google’s Mathieu Perreault from the Chrome team and Zineb Ait Bahajji from the Webmaster Trends team said:

“Making websites friendly and easy to browse for users on mobile devices is very important. We hope to see many forms marked up with the “autocomplete” attribute in the future.”

Google Introduces Changes To The Top Movers Report!

Mar 18, 2015 | 1,040 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Google, starting this week, will roll out an update to the Top Movers Report in AdWords. The report, that debuted somewhere in mid- 2013 to make it easier for AdWords account managers to trace significant changes in their account, will now be featuring a summary table at the top with total changes across the account. It will also include Converted Clicks and Conversions in addition to Cost and Clicks, followed by what’s driving the biggest change across each metric.

Google Updates Doorway Pages: Will Help To Minimize The Impact Of Webspam On Users!

Mar 17, 2015 | 1,136 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Google announced today on their official blog that they are initiating a change in the future to how it ranks Doorway Pages, and are encouraging users to stop utilizing them ahead of the changes.

Basically, Doorway pages are the ones that are used to help rank a website for a specific keyword or phrase that is not heavily mentioned on the site itself. These pages are specifically created for search results and are usually not linked to anywhere on the site.

Google Webmaster Tools Introduces Blocked Resources Report!

Mar 12, 2015 | 1,240 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Google Webmasters tend to use linked images, CSS and JavaScript files in web pages in order to make it look appealing and functional. If these resources are blocked from crawling, then Googlebot is unable to use them when it renders those pages for search. To find and combat these issues Google Webmaster Tools has now included a Blocked Resources Report.

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Over 80% Eligible HTTPS URLs Not Being Displayed In Google Search Results!

Mar 11, 2015 | 1,230 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Gary Illyes, Webmaster Trends Analyst at Google, announced on Google+ that over 80% of the eligible HTTPS URLs are not being displayed in Google’s search results as HTTPS URLs, instead they are showing up as HTTP URLs simply because of webmaster configuration.

Google Debuts Google Compare For Auto Insurance!

Mar 9, 2015 | 1,146 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Google, the search giant, announced the launch of Google Compare for Auto Insurance. With the tool, Google will now deliver up to 14 sponsored listings from insurers with rate quote information.

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Google said on their official blog that, businesses can highlight what makes them unique, whether its the “A” rating in customer service or discounts for safe drivers. When users adjust their deductible or add additional cars to their quote, businesses can show their updated pricing that matches the users needs.

Google City Searches Now Displays Hotel Booking Info In Knowledge Graph!

Mar 3, 2015 | 1,330 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Hail Google City Searches! Now users searching for a major city on Google will be likely to see hotel booking information in the knowledge graph box.

Listed right under city’s weather info and local time, Google’s knowledge graph for city searches now includes the city’s average hotel star rating, costs, and a link to “view hotels.”

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Google Analytics Users To Receive Malware Notifications!

Feb 27, 2015 | 1,263 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Google Analytics users will now receive a notification if their website gets hacked. In the same way website owners will get malicious software alerts via Google Webmaster Tools. According to Google’s online security blog, Google Analytics users will now get automatic notifications letting them know when malicious software has been identified on their site.

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Mobile Friendliness To Be Used As Ranking Factor By Google!

Feb 27, 2015 | 1,433 views | by Ritu Sharma
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As of April 21st, Google will be extending the use of mobile usability as a ranking factor throughout mobile search results. This change, as Google announced, would be affecting mobile searches in all languages worldwide and will have a "significant" impact on the search results. This marks Google's much awaited step towards delivering mobile-friendly websites in mobile search. If users have been following Google changes closely, the signs had been building up over the past few months.

Google Introduces Paid Search Results For Mobile Apps At Google Play Store!

Feb 27, 2015 | 1,259 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Google announced it is now bringing paid search results for mobile apps over the Google Play Store. This update enables the mobile developers to pay and promote their app on the Google Play Store and have it featured when people are searching for apps from or related to that category.

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