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Google Updates Bulk Location Management- Gets New Social Features and Multi-Admin Functionality!

May 17, 2014 | 1,338 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google has once again announced two updates to its bulk location management tool, a month after introducing the improved version of the tool. First, businesses can make updates and posts to their customers using the Google+ page for their location. Second, they can now add or remove managers for a particular location and transfer location ownership.

Updates to Bulk Location Management Tool Google Updates Bulk Location Management  Gets New Social Features and Multi Admin Functionality!

Google Gets Into Yet another Antitrust Investigation in India for Misusing Market Position!

May 16, 2014 | 1,021 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Even before the closure of the first Google antitrust investigation in India for violating the country’s competition norms, the search engine giant is once again under the scanner of Competition Commission of India (CCI), this time for allegedly misusing its dominant position in the online search advertising.

Google Extends Knowledge Graphs to Google Maps with “Quick Facts”

May 16, 2014 | 1,091 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Google announced on Google+ the extension of its Knowledge Graph to Google Maps, with a new feature called Quick Facts. Now, every time you search for a location, the new Quick Facts feature will appear on the left side of the map, below the address and directions.

Quick Facts Feature Google Extends Knowledge Graphs to Google Maps with “Quick Facts”

Google Says No Algorithmic Change Brewing, but Tracking Tools Say a Different Story!

May 14, 2014 | 2,666 views | by Ritu Sharma
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In the face of all the noise and discussions flooding the search community about Google updating its algorithms, Google has confirmed that there is nothing going on. The chatter was so loud that people were gearing up for an update very much similar to that of the Penguin or Panda update.

Google Analytics Adds Content Groupings to Behavior Flows- See How Visitors Flow Through Your Content Groups!

May 14, 2014 | 1,313 views | by Ritu Sharma
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In a recent Analytics blog post, Google has announced the introduction of Content Groupings to Behavior Flow. Google launched Content Groupings in December last year to help users understand the behavior of content categories. By adding Content Groupings in the Behavior Flow you can now see how traffic flows through these categories.

Content Groupings in Behaviour Flow Google Analytics Adds Content Groupings to Behavior Flows  See How Visitors Flow Through Your Content Groups!

Matt Cutts Feels Sorry for Not Acting Sooner on Paid Links and Content Farms!

May 13, 2014 | 1,207 views | by Ritu Sharma
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In the recent Webmaster Help video, Matt Cutts, Google's Head of Search Spam, reveals whether Google regrets any decision related to web spam taken in the past years. The question posed was:

“Was there a key moment in your spam fighting career where you made a mistake that you regret, related to spam?”

Google Explains How to Create the Right Homepage for Your International Users!

May 13, 2014 | 1,299 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Google has shared guidelines on how to create the right homepage on your website and serve the appropriate content to users depending on their language and location. You can configure your homepage or landing page in three different ways for users to access it. Mentioned below are recommendations for each method:

Google Updates the Guidelines for Customizing Snippets People See When a Page is shared on Google+

May 12, 2014 | 1,287 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Google has updated its guidelines for article rendering in Google+. You can add code to your page that enables Google to render your content with full-bleed images and a description for content types Article, Blog, and Blog Posting.

Changes in article rendering include:

  • You specify microdata via schema.org or Open Graph tags.
  • Google uses the Name and Description in the Google+ post. Google shortens these fields if they are too long.

Google Study Says Local Searches by Mobile Users Leads to 50% More Visits to Stores!

May 9, 2014 | 1,164 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Local searches gives way to more purchases than non-local searches, this is what Google says. According to a recent study by Google, 50% of mobile users and 34% of computer/tablet users are more likely to visit a store after conducting a local search online. To jazz up the information, the data also shows that 18% of the local searches on smartphone lead to a purchase within a day as compared to the 7% of non-local searches.

Google Now Alerts Android Users on Nearby Stores Selling Products They Have Been Searching Online!

May 7, 2014 | 825 views | by Ritu Sharma
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After the Parking Location Cards and the Searchable Mall Directories, Google has once again updated the Google Search for Android, this time with a new shopping feature. The shopping card allows users to know about nearby stores selling products they have been recently searching for online.

Google Now Shopping Cards Google Now Alerts Android Users on Nearby Stores Selling Products They Have Been Searching Online!