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Black Friday Shopping Trends Uncovered by Google!

Nov 25, 2014 | 1,009 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Black Friday is little than a week away and shoppers are raring to purchase items, as indicated by a Google study released recently that talks about the Black Friday online shopping trends for this year.

According to the study, Google culled data from different search trends and Google Consumer surveys along with leading trending purchases from Google Express.

Holiday Mobile Shopping Boom in 2014

Google Takes Manual Action Against a Big Link Network in Poland!

Nov 25, 2014 | 1,052 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Skilled webmasters and SEO experts noted a massive spoke in complaints entered on manual actions issued within Google Webmaster Tools in the Polish regions during the weekend.

Google's Polish Webmaster representative, Karolina Kruszyńska.

confirmed this on Twitter saying:

Yes, we have taken action against one of the systems to exchange links.

She then posted an English version of the same on the social media channel Twitter:

Misuse of 403 Status Codes Costs Sites Loads of Pages: Google!

Nov 24, 2014 | 1,075 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Gary Illyes from Google posted on Google+ that he has observed many large sites lose massive amounts of their pages in the Google index for misuse of 403 status codes in situations where they should be opting for 503s.

He said:

“We've seen huge sites lose load of their pages from our index because they were serving them with a 403 status code instead of a 503.”

Diagnostics Section Added to Google’s Merchant Center!

Nov 24, 2014 | 1,030 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google has announced adding a new diagnostics tab in the Merchant Center for offering consolidated issue reporting for feeds and items. The Data Quality tab is being replaced by this new Diagnostics tab. The aim is to improve troubleshooting efforts for the feeds and items.

Google Merchant Shopping Promotions Launched in More Countries!

Nov 20, 2014 | 1,061 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Just before Christmas excitement sets in, search engine giant Google has announced that it will be expanding Merchant Promotions to the UK, Germany, Australia, India and France.

Merchant Shopping Promotions was launched in the US in the year 2012. It gives advertisers the opportunity to display promotion code offers besides product listing ads in search plus their listings on Google Shopping.

Social Profile Links Now Appearing in Google Knowledge Panel!

Nov 19, 2014 | 1,083 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google has added social profile links to The Google Knowledge Panel. It may show links and icons of certain celebrities or well known personalities to their social profiles within the panel.

If you will search for Barack Obama, you will see links to his Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and MySpace profiles appearing in The Knowledge Panel.

Here's a screenshot:

Barack Obama Social Profile Links Now Appearing in Google Knowledge Panel!

Google Introduces Mobile-friendly Labels in Mobile Search Results!

Nov 19, 2014 | 1,133 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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After spending months on testing, Google has officially launched the Mobile-friendly label in mobile search results. It is an effort to help the searchers know which websites have mobile friendly versions and which one do not have, while they are performing a Google search on their mobiles.

How to Control the Crawl Rate of Googlebot? – The Latest Video from Google India Webmaster Community!

Nov 15, 2014 | 1,222 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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A new video in response to #AskSearchQuality campaign has been recently released by Google India Webmaster Community. The campaign is exclusively for Indian webmasters.

The video answers the questions related how one can control the crawl rate of Googlebot.

Google News Publishers Now Need to Submit Editors’ Picks Feed Through Publisher Center!

Nov 14, 2014 | 1,119 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google Eases on Submission of Editors’ Picks Feed: Google News Publishers can Now Do it via Publisher Center

Stacie from Google News team has revealed about the new way by which Google News publishers can submit their Google News Editors’ Picks feed to Google News team. On the Google News Help forum, Stacie told that submission can be done via Google News Publisher Center.

A New 3-pack of Organic Local Listings Replaces the Controversial Carousel on Google Search!

Nov 14, 2014 | 1,085 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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The massive Carousel experiment has met its end for local listings so far. The search engine giant Google is dropping its horizontal display for Carousel for local search results in many categories. The categories include nightlife, hotels, entertainment as well as restaurants. This horizontal Carousel display will now be replaced with a 3-pack of organic local listings as well as new secondary pages.