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Google Goes Global About the Flash Warnings Issued to Mobile Users!

Oct 30, 2014 | 1,264 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Google recently began displaying flash warnings to mobile users within the search results in US English. This was supposedly expanded on a global scale earlier in October, when Pierre Far from Google made the announcement regarding the flash warnings on his personal page in Google+.

Google Releases New Meta Tag to Disable the Sitelinks Search Box!

Oct 29, 2014 | 1,298 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Last month, Google introduced a new and improved sitelinks search box within search results that made it easier for users to access content on the website directly through site-search page. It has now announced that the feature can be disabled completely by the Webmaster, following Google’s latest move.

Users can Now Access Gmail Inbox through Google Now or Web Search!

Oct 28, 2014 | 1,270 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Google's launch of its fresh Gmail “Inbox” feature recently has had some good results, as the TheAndroidSoul.com reports Gmail users can now access their inbox through a Google Now or even a web search.

As per the TheAndroidSoul.com, these search terms caused Gmail inboxes and messages to show up in search results:

  • gmail inbox
  • get inbox
  • my inbox
  • inbox from gmail

Blocking JavaScript and CSS May Affect Indexing, Says Latest Google Webmaster Update!

Oct 28, 2014 | 1,251 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Google has recently updated its Guidelines for Webmasters. This is going to impact sites which are blocking JavaScript or CSS files. The Google Webmaster Central Blog 2014/10/ has announced that the indexing system has been updated to function more in a manner similar to a modern browser. This includes having active CSS and JavaScript. Therefore, websites blocking CSS or Javascript may now have to experience changes in the indexing system as a result of this.

2014 Eye Tracking: Find Out How Google SERPs Nowadays Are Viewed and Interacted With By Users!

Oct 27, 2014 | 1,403 views | by Ritu Sharma
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In the month of September this year, Mediative carried out its newest eye-tracking research called "The Evolution of Google's Search Engine Results Pages and Their Effects on User Behavior.” As part of this study, research subjects performed many Google searches using desktop PCs. All the research participants received the same Google SERP regardless of what the search query was.

“Right to Be Forgotten” Notification Updated by Google!

Oct 20, 2014 | 1,276 views | by Ritu Sharma
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In the latter part of the month of May this year, the European Court of Justice had given the ruling that Google must remove results from its search engine which were judged to be “inadequate” and “irrelevant.”

Updated Notification

Google has now updated the message in a manner which provides greater clarity as well as a method to fight against link removal with more information forthcoming about the reason behind the removal of results.

Google Releases Fresh “Pirate Update” After Two Whole Years!

Oct 18, 2014 | 1,516 views | by Ritu Sharma
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After receiving criticism that it was not working hard enough to fight piracy, Google released a Pirate Update in the month of August, 2012. This system provided penalties for sites that violated copyright laws. The week after this, Google is going to issue a new update to change the system and make it more efficient for catching offenders while releasing those who have given up piracy.

Mobile is Where 30% of Google Ad Conversions Occur: Suggests Study!

Oct 18, 2014 | 1,504 views | by Ritu Sharma
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A study was recently conducted and published by Marin Software on Google ad conversions. The study found smartphone and tablet users constitute as much as 30% of conversions on Google ads.

The study concluded, “As mobile adoption grows, smartphones and tablets are taking more prominent roles in the customer buying journey… smartphones and tablets comprise about one third of ad conversions on Google and Facebook. The rise in ad conversions on mobile devices suggests consumers are becoming increasingly more comfortable using smartphones and tablets to complete online transactions.”

Google's Official Blog Advocates the Use of XML Sitemaps & RSS/ATOM Feeds!

Oct 17, 2014 | 1,197 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Debating on whether content on websites should include sitemaps or just set up RSS/ Atom feeds, webmasters can now rely on Google's official BlogSpot for the answer to that question. Google advocates the use of both XML Sitemaps as well as RSS/ATOM Feeds for ensuring optimal crawling.

Google Updates the Change of Address Tool in the Webmaster Tools!

Oct 15, 2014 | 1,135 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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John Mueller announced that Google team has made significant changes in the Change of Address Tool, which was added to Google Webmaster Tools in 2009. If you are moving your website from one domain to another, the tool is a great way to let Google know.

The updated tool will walk the users through the process of moving their sites, while validating that the important steps are complete. It will: