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Google Facelifts Elections Hub to Stir Up Voters' Interest in the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections!

Mar 27, 2014 | 615 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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As India is gearing up for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections with around 800 million people entitled to vote in the coming April, Google India has brought some significant overhauls to the Google Elections Hub. The search engine announced in a blog post that the Elections Hub “Politics and Elections” has been supplemented with several new features to keep the voters in pace with the recent updates in the election news.

Google Now Supports All Subtypes of Schema.org/Organization!

Mar 27, 2014 | 803 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google has improved the Rich Snippets- Organizations page to update webmasters that it now supports all the sub types of organizational schema. By adding a line to the Rich Snippets- Organizational Help document, the search engine announced that now it backs up any of the schema.org subtypes markup such as the schema.org/Attorney.

The new line added to the document reads:

Matt Cutts on How to Determine Whether Your Site Ranking is a Result of an Algorithmic Penalty!

Mar 25, 2014 | 681 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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If you are curious why your website's page ranking has tumbled down, first check your Webmaster Tools for a penalty notification or crawl errors. In the recent Webmaster Help video, Google's head of Search Spam, Matt Cutts elucidates how you can determine whether your site ranking is a result of an algorithm penalty or poor content.

Google Targets Guest Blogging by Penalizing MyBlogGuest, a “Large Guest Blog Network”!

Mar 20, 2014 | 828 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Early in this year, Matt Cutts, Google's Head of Search Spam warned webmasters in his personal blog that if you are using guest blogging to gain links in 2014, then you should stop because over the time it is becoming more and more of a spammy practice. As a follow-up to the warning bell, Cutts, announced Wednesday morning on twitter that Google has taken action on a “large guest blog network” to remind people about the risks of guest blogging.

Can You Place Multiple Breadcrumbs on a Page: Matt Cutts has the Answer!

Mar 20, 2014 | 660 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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In the recent Webmaster Help video, Matt Cutts, Google's head of Search Spam, explains how Google sees and understands multiple breadcrumb trails on an e-commence page. Matt says that even if you have multiple breadcrumbs, Google only picks up the first one on the page.

Dive Deeper Into Google Resources with the Improved Version of Webmaster Academy!

Mar 19, 2014 | 706 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Whether you are a novice or an expert webmaster, you always have something new to learn from Google's resources. With an aim to guide beginners in the basics of creating a website, Google launched the Webmasters Academy two years back and has now expanded it to introduce a series of new and targeted content. The search engine giant announced in a blog post that it has updated the educational resource program to expand and improve information on some important modules.

Google Assures that There is No Threat if Your Website Gets Placed in the Disavow List

Mar 18, 2014 | 738 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Now if someone threatens you with adding your site to their disavow list you don't have to worry about your site getting tagged as "spammy". Google has confirmed that having URLS from your website submitted in the disavow file of any backlinks removal company will not have any adverse affect on the page rank of your website.

Matt Cutts on How to Deal with Web Pages Featuring Out-of-Stock Products

Mar 18, 2014 | 542 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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In the recent Webmaster Help video, Matt Cutts, Google's Head of Search Spam, explains business owners how they are supposed to handle pages for out-of-stock products in their website.

The question posed was:

How would Google recommend handling e-commerce products that are no longer available?

(Does this change as the number of discontinued products outnumbers the active products?)

Google Kicks Off 2-Months Internet Education Campaign for Women in Uttar Pradesh!

Mar 15, 2014 | 797 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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As a step to escalate digital literacy among women in Uttar Pradesh, Google has embarked on a brand new Internet education campaign in the state. The two months digital maneuver aims at educating around 5,000,00 women and girls on the Internet. The move is considered to be the opening chapter in Google's attempt to introduce Indian women to the Internet.

Matt Cutts Throws Light on How to Let Google Recognize the Mobile Version of Your Website!

Mar 14, 2014 | 645 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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There are ways by which you can make smartphone users land up on the mobile version of your website and direct the desktop users to the desktop version. Google's Head of Search Spam, Matt Cutts discussed in the recent Webmaster Help video, how webmasters can optimize for the mobile web.

The question posted was: