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Google Maps Now Includes Traffic Alerts- Android Wear Experience Also Enhanced!

May 21, 2015 | 1,229 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google has launched ‘new” traffic alerts for the upcoming Memorial Day holiday in the US. This will help users to estimate delays and provide alternative routing options. Google had been receiving real-time traffic notifications from Waze for some time.

Tweets appearing in Carousel Format in Google Search Results!

May 20, 2015 | 1,152 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Tweets are now prominently placed in Google’s search results with tweets appearing for trending topics in a new carousel format. Twitter will gain new traffic though it won’t directly earn from the display.

The news has been announced by both Google and Twitter. Google is displaying tweets in a new and more graphical way on mobile devices, and will soon appear on desktop as well. The search engine giant and the social networking site had deal earlier this year to bring more tweets into Google’s search results.

Google’s “Buy Buttons” To Be Shown on Mobile Shopping Ads Soon!

May 19, 2015 | 1,627 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google Buy Buttons could start appearing on select Google mobile search ads in a matter of weeks, embarking the beginning of the speculated morphing of Google Shopping into a marketplace that could prove to be a competitor with Amazon and Ebay.

Google “Phantom” Algorithm Targeting Informational Content Being Rolled Out!

May 15, 2015 | 1,636 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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According to NBC, an undisclosed “phantom” algorithm update in Google search is rolling out, which is said to be affecting publishers of “how-to” style content. A collection of over 870,000 miniblogs site namely HubPages, that also contains content about wide varieties of topics, saw it Google search traffic drop 22% from one week to another on May 3rd.

Google AdWords Editor 11 Adds Support For Some New and Old Features!

May 15, 2015 | 1,280 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Though AdWords Editor 11 was greatly received, but many were reluctant to use it as it did not support many of the AdWords features and encountered bugs. Lately, Google updated it to version 11.1 and added support for several features.

Here are the new features:-

Google Updates My Business Bulk Locations Management Interface!

May 15, 2015 | 1,156 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google has enhanced and updated the My Business management interface which can be accessed here. The new design offers “"better manage your locations and publish updates more quickly across Google," according to Google.

t google local bulk uploadimage 1 Google Updates My Business Bulk Locations Management Interface!

Google Complies About 40% of Right To Be Forgotten Requests!

May 14, 2015 | 1,097 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google lately announced that they have received over one million URL takedown requests. They complied about 40% of the time in the year since it has been applying the European right to be forgotten.

Google spent much of the past year questioning its obligations under the controversial right to be forgotten ruling that has been accepted reluctantly by them.

Google Temporarily Suspends Google Map Maker After Several Public Google Map Hacks!

May 12, 2015 | 1,248 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Google Map Maker has been temporarily suspended by Google. Map Maker is a service to allow the community to make edits to Google Maps similar to how Wikipedia edits work. The service was suspended due to the recent public edits which showed how easy it is to make fraudulent edits to businesses.

Google To Add Links To Book Tables, Doctor’s Appointments Or Order Food And More!

May 8, 2015 | 1,244 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Google has rolled out a new way for businesses to add links to how their customers can order food delivery, reserve tables, and book appointments through Google Search and Google Maps.

This new feature will likely be built directly into Google My Business but for now, if one may want to participate can fill this form.

Google To Improve Mobile Algorithm And Add Mobile Page Speed!

May 8, 2015 | 1,284 views | by Ritu Sharma
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On the topic of the new mobile friendly algorithm, which is fully rolled out, Google’s Gary Illyes responded to feedback on Twitter.

Screenshot 12 Google To Improve Mobile Algorithm And Add Mobile Page Speed!

The webmaster said, it is frustrating to land on a mobile friendly web page that takes too much time to load. The feedback is around Google still using many desktop signals for mobile ranking- including how fast a desktop page loads and not counting the speed of the mobile page.