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Google Removes Authorship Reporting in Webmaster Tools!

Aug 6, 2014 | 1,132 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Shortly after dropping authorship images and circle count, reducing video snippets, and making several changes to local & in-depth articles from snippets in the SERPs, Google now has removed authorship reporting in Webmaster tools as reported by Glenn Gabe.

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Now, authors who have an established authorship will not be able to see the average rank of their work, impressions or clicks. The authorship reporting provided a valuable piece of information to authors, helping them in making decisions regarding their writing.

Google Refuses to Confirm or Deny Pigeon Update!

Aug 5, 2014 | 1,343 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Since the launch of Google’s Pigeon algorithm on July 24th, the local search results in Google’s English and US centric web and map results have been affected. Google refused to comment on it and said “we probably won’t detail all the changes to local search algorithms as we go.”

Lucinda Southworth Continues To Be In News!

Aug 1, 2014 | 36,277 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Larry Page & Lucinda Southworth

Lucinda “Lucy Southworth”, wife of one of the world’s most influential men and Google co-founder Larry Page has finished her doctorate in biomedical informatics at Stanford University. Her research was on a comparative analysis of expression data in Eukaryotic organisms. She is a graduate from the University of Pennsylvania and holds a Masters in Science from Oxford University. Both Page and Brin also studied as graduate students in Stanford University before they decided to start Google in 1998.

Google Introduces Webmaster Tools Verification for Google My Business!

Aug 1, 2014 | 1,362 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Google has now added the Webmaster Tools Verification for Google My Business. This was announced by Google’s Jade Wang in the Google forums. She explained that from now on, if you have verified a page for your business, you may be verified on Google My Business instantly. This is only possible if your website is already verified with Google Webmaster Tools.

Google Removes 100,000 Links after the Right to be Forgotten Ruling

Jul 28, 2014 | 1,249 views | by Ritu Sharma
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According to The Wall Street Journal, Google has removed over 100,000 links since the “right to be forgotten” ruling of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) came into effect in May.

The figure came out just a day after Google, along with Yahoo and Microsoft, met with European data regulators for discussing the search engines' handling of the ruling. The report also claims that Google has removed a majority of such requests, a number that could even exceed the 100,000 mark.

Calendar and Reminder Integration Added to Google Search!

Jul 25, 2014 | 1,237 views | by Ritu Sharma
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It’s official now, Google has announced on Google+ that users can now add calendar events and reminders to their Google Calendar by merely doing a search in Google through a desktop or mobile device.

Users can avoid last minute rush before heading out of town. For example if you are going to Santa Cruz and need to buy a sunscreen, you can just type” remind me to buy sunscreen when I get to Santa Cruz” in +Google Chrome to receive a reminder when you reach Santa Cruz.

Now Get an Enlarged View of Ads of your Nearby Local Stores on Google Maps!

Jul 23, 2014 | 1,177 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Google Maps already provides sufficient information about nearby stores when you are looking for them. Today Google announced to show an enlarged view of the ads of local stores including links to contact those shops via phone. This change will make it easier for users to view and connect with the businesses they want.

google maps store listings Now Get an Enlarged View of Ads of your Nearby Local Stores on Google Maps!

Google Launches the Hindi Version of Google Maps!

Jul 23, 2014 | 1,258 views | by Ritu Sharma
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It is finally here, Google Maps via a blog post announced the launch of its Hindi version on Tuesday. The search engine giant informed that the Hindi version will be available on desktop as well as Android devices of versions 4.3 and above. Hindi speakers will now be able to see the names of cities, important roads, localities, routes along with schools and public parks in Hindi. Now, if a user searches for Qutub Minar in Delhi or The Taj Mahal in Agra in Google Maps, the names will be displayed both in Hindi and English.

Reports Indicate Drop of 44% in Video Snippets in Google's Search Results!

Jul 19, 2014 | 1,292 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Those using rich snippets to markup their videos will now want to cross check whether Google is still showing them. SEER Interactive first reported the drop by sharing a screen shot comparing the search results of July 11 with July 16. The July 11 search results had 10 videos from 10 different domains whereas the search results on July 16 had 5 different videos from 3 domains.

Google Revamps Google Alerts with Fresh User Interface and Design!

Jul 19, 2014 | 1,224 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Google Alerts has been redesigned with a brand new user interface. The new Google Alerts includes a search box, followed by current alerts and ends with suggested alerts. For managing an alert, users are given a revised interface with the same old functionality but a new preview option.

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