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Orkut History of Connections and Conversations to be Preserved!

Oct 1, 2014 | 688 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Google bids farewell to Orkut, the once popular social networking platform that connected millions of people together by lively discussions and common interests. It was in the end of June, the team announced that service of Orkut may be going away and is now preserving the history of connections & conversations.

Google Webmaster Tools Sending Notifications after Site Verification for the First Time

Sep 26, 2014 | 1,354 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Google is now sending out a new form of notifications via the Google Webmaster Tools after you verify a new website in Google Webmaster Tools for the very first time.

The new message has the subject “Improve the search presence of your web site domain name”. It then lists out five steps that you need to follow for improving the search presence.

Google Unveils Now Card to Let Users Know of Flight Price Drop!

Sep 25, 2014 | 1,139 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Google has a gift for travelers. With the introduction of the new Now card, the search engine giant will make sure that you do not miss a good deal. The card will notify users whenever flight prices drop down. The information was posted by Google on its Google+ page.

price drops google Google Unveils Now Card to Let Users Know of Flight Price Drop!

Google Sends Manual Action Notifications to Sites Using Private Blog Networks!

Sep 24, 2014 | 1,232 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Here is a bad news for sites using Private Blog Networks. Reportedly, Google has taken a strict action on the sites that are participating in private blog networks which is commonly known as PBNs. The search engine giant on September 18th sent out hundreds of manual action notices to the sites for “thin content spam” via Google Webmaster Tools.

Google Introduces Structured Snippets in Search Results!

Sep 23, 2014 | 1,485 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Google has introduced Structured Snippets which is a new feature that incorporates facts into individual result snippets in Web Search. This announcement was made on the Google Research Blog yesterday.

Google will display snippets of data which is relevant to the query within the search results’ snippets. The data is powered by the Knowledge Graph. Given below is a screen shot to explain what exactly does it look like.

Google Expands Google Maps Navigation to 19 New Countries!

Sep 23, 2014 | 1,171 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Google has expanded Google Maps, its useful and free smart phone navigation app to 19 new countries. This was announced on the Google+ page of Google Maps.

Googke Maps Google Expands Google Maps Navigation to 19 New Countries!

These countries include Bahamas, Angola, Botswana, Bolivia, Guyana. Fiji, Jamaica, Honduras, Mali, Madagascar, Malta, Malawi, Nepal, Mauritius, Sri Lanka, Mozambique, Tanzania, Namibia, Trinidad & Tobago.

Check the availability by Android, iPad and iPhone here.

Customize your Google Maps Experience with the Improved My Maps!

Sep 17, 2014 | 1,259 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Google has unveiled a new version of the Google Maps Engine Lite, also named as My Maps. The tool is pretty cool as well as powerful and it lets you create a trip itinerary, note hot-spots in any location and also gives you the opportunity to personalize Google Maps.

Google My Maps Customize your Google Maps Experience with the Improved My Maps!

Robots.txt Update Tool Added to Google Webmaster Tools!

Sep 15, 2014 | 1,291 views | by Ritu Sharma
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If you have made a few errors with your robots.txt file by letting Googlebot crawl something you simply did not want it to or if you accidentally blocked Googlebot, you have to wait till Googlebot picks up the new robots.txt changes.

Google’s Webmaster Tools API updated!

Sep 12, 2014 | 1,239 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Google has updated the Webmaster Tools API, making it consistent with other Google APIs. Google says that the new API makes it easier to authenticate for apps or web-services and provides access to some of the main features of Webmaster Tools.

The New Webmaster Tools API lets you:

  • List, add, or remove sites from your account. As of now you can have up to 500 sites in your account.

Google Introduces Free Voice Call Feature in Hangouts!

Sep 11, 2014 | 1,123 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Here is some good news for Hangouts users. They can now make voice calls from Hangouts on iOS, android and the web. Google made the announcement on its official blog. Users can not only call other Hangouts users for free, but also call numbers in the U.S and Canada without any charges, international calls are chargeable but the rates are very low.