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Study Reveals Facebook and Google to Own a Combined Share of 15% of the Overall Digital Ad Market by 2016!

Jul 5, 2014 | 1,297 views | by Ritu Sharma
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According to a report from market researcher eMarketer, both Facebook and Google combined will represent a 15% share out of the total media advertising of $200 billion in the year 2016.

The report mentioned in 2014 68% of Facebook's U.S. ad revenues will come from mobile ads, which was 47% in the last year. For Google, the revenue will be 36.8% in 2014, and will increase to 65.8% in 2016.

Google Shows a Thumbs Down to Porn Ads Business, Embargoes Porn Adverts from its Ad Network!

Jul 4, 2014 | 1,191 views | by Ritu Sharma
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In March this year Google posted on the AdWords Policies Help section, it will be updating the policy on sexually explicit content by late June. It clarified, under this policy sexually explicit content will be prohibited and guidelines will be provided regarding promotion of other adult content. Now, CNBC reports, Google is prohibiting porn from appearing in its ad network.

Google Sending Right to be Forgotten Notifications to Webmasters Informing about Pages Removed from Search Results!

Jul 3, 2014 | 1,157 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Google is sending notices via the Google Webmaster Tools to webmasters who had specific URLs removed from the European versions of Google in adherence to the Right to be Forgotten law. Previously we reported, Google has created a form in compliance with the ruling of The Court of Justice of the European Union, allowing users to request removal of results which are inadequate, irrelevant, or excessive in relation to the purposes for which they were processed.

Google Updates Structured Data Testing Tool, No Authorship Image to be shown!

Jul 3, 2014 | 1,122 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Last week, Google announced it is removing profile images and Google+ circle count from search results to which authorship is assigned. Google said they are doing this to simplify the way authorship is displayed in search results. Now, the authorship layout in the search results will be applied to the Structured Data Testing Tool as well.

Google Introduces the Beta Version of International Targeting Report within Webmaster Tools!

Jul 2, 2014 | 1,063 views | by Ritu Sharma
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If you were wondering what’s the new href lang webmaster feature Google has been working on lately, then well the cat is out of the bag now. Google had refused to talk about the new feature and also asked beta testers to sign non-disclosure agreements for participation in the beta. But now in a Google Hangout session of best practices and common mistakes in SEO, hosted by three Google employees, Google has blown the gaff on the new tool in Webmaster Tools.

Google to Shut Down its First Social Networking Site, Now No More Orkut from October!

Jul 1, 2014 | 1,006 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Google is finally going to shut down its first foray into social networking. Paulo Golgher, Engineering Director at Google said in a blog post, Orkut will be no more from September 30, 2014.

Orkut was launched by Google 10 years ago. But the social networking site couldn’t get as popular as its rivals like Facebook which is now the world's no. 1 social networking site with 1.28 billion users. Facebook was launched in the same year as Orkut.

Google Expands its App Indexing Program to All Android Apps!

Jun 26, 2014 | 1,053 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Google is expanding its app indexing program to all Android apps. The search engine giant said in a blog post, it will announce a new set of features to app indexing at the Google I/O this week. This will make it easier to set up deep links in your app, connect your site to your app, and keep track of performance and potential errors.

Get recognized as an Expert of Video Advertising with Google’s Advanced Certification!

Jun 26, 2014 | 1,098 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Google has introduced an advanced certification in Video Advertising to the members of Google Partners. Google says the new certificate is designed to recognize users with expertise in video advertising on YouTube and the Google Display Network. Currently, this is the only advanced certification available to Partners.

Advanced Certification Get recognized as an Expert of Video Advertising with Google’s Advanced Certification!

Top Search Queries No Longer Available on Google My Business Insights!

Jun 26, 2014 | 958 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Google My Business dashboard will no longer display keyword data and top search queries that lead users to a business listing in Google Maps. Google's Jade Wang mentioned in a Google Business Help Thread, this is being done for privacy reasons. Google My Business was launched early this month and just a few days back Google also announced the launch of Google My Business mobile app for iOS and Android devices.

Google Knowledge Graph Adds Clickable Phone Number: Call Businesses Directly from Search Results via Hangouts!

Jun 21, 2014 | 1,122 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Wish to order from a local restaurant and the phone’s battery has drained out? Now Google has a solution to it. The search engine giant has launched a new feature in its knowledge graph, allowing users to make free calls to any business from their desktop browser via Google Hangouts.