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Google Webmaster Guidelines Updated: Considers Low Quality Guest Blogs as Little or No Content!

Aug 13, 2014 | 1,184 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Google has added "low-quality guest blog posts" as an example of scraped content in the little or no original content Webmaster guideline. The search engine has been dealing with the use of guest blogging and posting for link building, specifically after Matt Cutts said that guest blogging is done for SEO purpose.

Google Testing “Listen Now” Ads for Music Searches in Knowledge Graph!

Aug 12, 2014 | 1,167 views | by Ritu Sharma
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The news is out that Google is testing "Listen Now" music ads feature that gives searchers an option to listen to the tracks instantly via Google Play, Spotify, Rhapsody, and Apple Beats Music. The Wall Street Journal broke the news and it has been confirmed by a Google representative.

The Rolling Stones Screenshot Google Testing “Listen Now” Ads for Music Searches in Knowledge Graph!

Google Now Giving Secure HTTPS/SSL Sites Ranking Benefit!

Aug 8, 2014 | 1,537 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Google announced in the Webmaster Central Blog, websites that do not support HTTPS connections will very soon become less prominent in Google search results while those serving on HTTPS will receive a minor ranking boost.

Google Now Displays a Copy of Original Reconsideration Requests in Webmaster Tools!

Aug 6, 2014 | 1,161 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Now, if you submit your reconsideration request, when Google receives it you will get a notification in the form of a blank message in Google Webmaster Tools. Not only this, you can also view a copy of your submission through the reconsideration request form, as tweeted by Jody McCombe

Reconsideration request Google Now Displays a Copy of Original Reconsideration Requests in Webmaster Tools!

Google Removes Authorship Reporting in Webmaster Tools!

Aug 6, 2014 | 1,165 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.

google webmaster tools author stats missing Google Removes Authorship Reporting in Webmaster Tools!

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 | 1,373 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 | 36,975 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Image 1 Lucinda Southworth Continues To Be In News!
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 | 1,417 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 | 1,284 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 | 1,266 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.