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Google AdWords Editor 11.3 Available Globally!

Mar 2, 2016 | 1,171 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Latest version of Google AdWords Editor 11.3 is now available.

AdWords Editor will now provide bulk support for TrueView video campaigns, callout extensions and HTML5 Ads.

TrueView Video Campaigns: AdWords Editor can be used to create and optimize in-stream and in-display TrueView video campaigns.

Callout Extension: Make your ads more relevant and helpful with additional descriptive text. AdWords Editor 11.3 provides bulk management support for creating and editing the
Callouts.

Why the search console reporting is not real time: Explains Google!

Feb 27, 2016 | 1,448 views | by Ritu Sharma
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John Mueller from Google, has an informative post on Google+ citing the reasons behind delayed or not real time reports in the Google Search Console.

AMP Not Yet A Ranking Signal, Says Google!

Feb 27, 2016 | 1,671 views | by Ritu Sharma
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In December Google had said that AMP pages may get a ranking boost but such is not the case as of now, said John Mueller in a Google Hangout.

Google Send To Phone Feature Now Available On Local Knowledge Graph Box!

Feb 25, 2016 | 1,372 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Google’s “send to phone” feature is now available in search results.

If you search for a term that is location based and shows knowledge Graph in Google search results, you will see a “Send to your phone” button which was till now available only on Google Maps interface.

Screen Shot 2016 02 25 at 12.37 Google Send To Phone Feature Now Available On Local Knowledge Graph Box!

Clicking on the button opens up a dialogue box asking to choose the device.

Google AMP Goes Live For Some!

Feb 24, 2016 | 1,516 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Earlier it was confirmed for 24th February but Google AMP went live a day earlier.

However not all can see the Accelerated Mobile Pages as of now and Google has not yer officially confirmed it. Here is the screen shot I took on my iPhone

Image 14 Google AMP Goes Live For Some!

This Google backed project has gained the support of publishers, Twitter and analytics tools.

Google To Remove Ads From Right Side Of Desktop Search Results Globally!

Feb 22, 2016 | 1,320 views | by Ritu Sharma
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A Google spokesperson has confirmed that Google has started removing the ads from the right side of the search engine results worldwide, two exceptions being:

  • Product Listing Ads
  • Ads in the Knowledge Panel

Google says it may show an extra ad above the search results for the “highly commercial queries” like hotels in a city. It all started in 2010 and since then has see many changes.

Google Launching Accelerated Mobile Pages on 24th February!

Feb 19, 2016 | 1,376 views | by Ritu Sharma
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AdAge has confirmed that Google will launch its Accelerated Mobile Pages on 24th February.

Searchers will be able to see AMP in news carousel on 24th, however a demo on mobile device can be seen at g.co/ampdemo.

Earlier Google had said that AMP would be launched sometime in February 2016. Google has shared information on AMP in various hangouts.

Google To Stop Flash Ads, Only HTML 5 Ads To Go!

Feb 10, 2016 | 1,543 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Google announced that starting January 2, 2017, it will completely stop running display ads in Flash format on Google Display Network or DoubleClick.

Starting June 30, 2016 advertisers will no longer be able to upload display ads in Flash into AdWords and Doubleclick.

Google Sending Notifications To Go AMP Through Search Console!

Feb 1, 2016 | 1,161 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Google has asked websmasters to make AMP(Accelerated Mobile Pages) for their news site. Google has been sending notifications through Google Search Console for the same.

Image 1 Google Sending Notifications To Go AMP Through Search Console!

The mail says that Google has found that the website is news oriented and may benefit from increased exposure on Google search if AMP guidelines are implemented.

Find more about AMP here

Google Updates Webmaster Guidelines!

Jan 30, 2016 | 1,876 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Google has updated the Google Webmaster Guidelines. Many changes have been made in the content outlining the illicit practices that may lead to complete removal of site from Google.

Content has been divided into General Guidelines and Quality Guidelines with basic and specific guidelines. Out of this only General Guidelines have been updated, though not much seems to have changed here as well except some rewriting and rearranging.