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#GoogleRecon Week Tip 3: Remove Inorganic Backlinks!

Sep 5, 2014 | 1,053 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Here comes the third tip on the third day of Google’s #GoogleRecon week. It is about removing inorganic backlinks.

Remove Inorganic Backlinks #GoogleRecon Week Tip 3: Remove Inorganic Backlinks!

Google says, “For a reconsideration request to be successful, a significant percentage of inorganic links should be removed from the website. If you can get a backlink removed, remove the link instead of adding it to the disavow file. Simply disavowing links will not be enough to make a reconsideration request successful.”

Optimize Sites for Bandwidth on Apache and Nginx with Google’s New Tool!

Sep 5, 2014 | 1,114 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Google in the Webmaster Central blog revealed that webmasters can now optimize their sites for bandwidth on Apache and Nginx. The recently updated free module form Google, PageSpeed, can help webmasters who want to cut down bandwidth costs and speed up web pages delivery. PageSpeed works with both Apache and Nginx software and using its new feature “Optimizing For Bandwidth” can trim bandwidth by about 37%.

#GoogleRecon Day 2: Resources to Understand Manual Actions!

Sep 4, 2014 | 1,056 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Throughout this week the Google Webmasters team will be offering some great tips around reconsideration requests on their Google+ page. Google is calling it the week of #GoogleRecon. Here’s the second tip of the week:

Understand the Manual Action Taken #GoogleRecon Day 2: Resources to Understand Manual Actions!

If your site gets hit by a manual action, you should use the resources provided by Google to understand what are the issues faced by your site and what is it you can do to resolve them.

Google Announces #GoogleRecon, the Reconsideration Request Tips Week!

Sep 3, 2014 | 1,178 views | by Ritu Sharma
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#GoogleRecon week, a series focusing on the reconsideration request process has started on the Google+ Webmasters page. Tips around reconsideration requests will be offered by the webmasters team on the Google+ page throughout the week.

Here's the first tip shared:

GoogleRecon1 Google Announces #GoogleRecon, the Reconsideration Request Tips Week!

To find out if you have a manual action, login to your Google Webmaster Tools and click on the manual action viewer.

Google Authorship Dead. What Next? Is This Going To Impact Author Rank?

Sep 2, 2014 | 1,292 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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We added the authorship markup code to our sites. We linked to our Google+ profiles. We linked back from our Google+ profile to the profile on our site. Why were we doing all this? Because having a picture next to a search result, made it more likely that people would click on it. This was Google authorship- having an image of the author and the byline for a listing.

Google Incorporates Google Blog Search within Google News!

Sep 1, 2014 | 1,310 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Now when you click on the Google Blog Search home page, you will not be able to find it. The reason is that, the search engine giant has without an announcement simply disabled the Google Blog Search home page. It seems that the blog search has been directly incorporated as a search option into Google News.

Google Bids Adieu to Authorship in Search Results!

Aug 29, 2014 | 1,225 views | by Ritu Sharma
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First the authorship images were removed from search results, then authorship reporting in Webmaster Tools, and now it’s over completely- Google will no longer show authorship in search results. Google’s John Mueller confirmed on Google+ that they will no longer be showing authorship bylines in search results.

Here’s an excerpt from Mueller’s Google+ post:

Google Invites Webmasters and Advertisers to Second Google- Search & Ads Conference, Gurgaon!

Aug 28, 2014 | 1,169 views | by Ritu Sharma
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In July this year Google organized the Learn with Google- Search & Ads conference for Indian businesses in Bangalore and Mumbai. The search engine giant has announced in the Google India blog that it is once again ready for some action with the next edition of the event in Gurgaon on 18th and 19th September.

Google App Promotion Ads Now Available Across the YouTube and Google Search!

Aug 21, 2014 | 1,177 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Google has some great news for developers and advertisers. Now Google’s app promotion ads are available across YouTube networks and Google Search. Earlier this year in April Google AdWords announced the introduction of new features and enhancement.

Google App Promotion

Google Made more than 890 Improvements to Search Over the Past Year!

Aug 20, 2014 | 1,528 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Google head of search Amit Singhal has revealed in his Google+ post that Google has made more than 890 improvements in Google Search in past one year.

In 2009, Google told to have made 350-400 changes to search and the numbers increased to 550 in 2010. Matt Cutts in a video in 2010 said that Google makes one change per day to its core search algorithm. Amit Singhal said that the 890 improvements are search specific but also go well beyond algorithms. User interface changes, Google Now, auto-complete, and many more enhancements are a part of the number.