Google

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

Jul 3, 2014 | 1,152 views | by Ritu Sharma
VN:F [1.9.20_1166]
Rating: 5.0/5 (1 vote cast)

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 | 1,117 views | by Ritu Sharma
VN:F [1.9.20_1166]
Rating: 5.0/5 (1 vote cast)

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 | 1,061 views | by Ritu Sharma
VN:F [1.9.20_1166]
Rating: 5.0/5 (1 vote cast)

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 | 1,002 views | by Ritu Sharma
VN:F [1.9.20_1166]
Rating: 5.0/5 (1 vote cast)

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 | 1,050 views | by Ritu Sharma
VN:F [1.9.20_1166]
Rating: 5.0/5 (1 vote cast)

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 | 1,082 views | by Ritu Sharma
VN:F [1.9.20_1166]
Rating: 5.0/5 (1 vote cast)

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 | 952 views | by Ritu Sharma
VN:F [1.9.20_1166]
Rating: 5.0/5 (1 vote cast)

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 | 1,118 views | by Ritu Sharma
VN:F [1.9.20_1166]
Rating: 5.0/5 (1 vote cast)

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.

Google Delivers Universal Search Results for 81% of All Search Results, Confirms SearchMetrics Study!

Jun 21, 2014 | 1,104 views | by Ritu Sharma
VN:F [1.9.20_1166]
Rating: 5.0/5 (1 vote cast)

A recent study by SearchMetrics, shows how Google is integrating Universal Search results in its web search listings. Universal Search refers to the enhancement of organic search results with additional media from Google Images, Google Videos, Google Maps or Google News. The study reveals, in 2013 Google served Universal Search results for 81% of all searches.

Universal Search Infographic Google Delivers Universal Search Results for 81% of All Search Results, Confirms SearchMetrics Study!
Source: SearchMetrics

Here are some key takeaways from the study:

Search for Music and Ask Google to Play it on Your Android App. It Will.

Jun 21, 2014 | 1,080 views | by Ritu Sharma
VN:F [1.9.20_1166]
Rating: 4.5/5 (2 votes cast)

Looking for an easy and quick way to listen to your favorite artist or band? Google has updated the mobile search feature for musical artists, groups and bands with direct links to music apps. Now, when users search for a particular musician or band, they will be able to play the music in any app of their choice by just clicking on a link in the search results. The new feature is only available on android devices in the U.S.