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Google Bids Adieu to Authorship in Search Results!

Aug 29, 2014 | 1,339 views | by Ritu Sharma
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First the authorship images were removed from search results, then authorship reporting in Webmaster Tools, and now it’s over completely- Google will no longer show authorship in search results. Google’s John Mueller confirmed on Google+ that they will no longer be showing authorship bylines in search results.

Here’s an excerpt from Mueller’s Google+ post:

Google Invites Webmasters and Advertisers to Second Google- Search & Ads Conference, Gurgaon!

Aug 28, 2014 | 1,275 views | by Ritu Sharma
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In July this year Google organized the Learn with Google- Search & Ads conference for Indian businesses in Bangalore and Mumbai. The search engine giant has announced in the Google India blog that it is once again ready for some action with the next edition of the event in Gurgaon on 18th and 19th September.

Google App Promotion Ads Now Available Across the YouTube and Google Search!

Aug 21, 2014 | 1,316 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Google has some great news for developers and advertisers. Now Google’s app promotion ads are available across YouTube networks and Google Search. Earlier this year in April Google AdWords announced the introduction of new features and enhancement.

Google App Promotion

Google Made more than 890 Improvements to Search Over the Past Year!

Aug 20, 2014 | 1,704 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Google head of search Amit Singhal has revealed in his Google+ post that Google has made more than 890 improvements in Google Search in past one year.

In 2009, Google told to have made 350-400 changes to search and the numbers increased to 550 in 2010. Matt Cutts in a video in 2010 said that Google makes one change per day to its core search algorithm. Amit Singhal said that the 890 improvements are search specific but also go well beyond algorithms. User interface changes, Google Now, auto-complete, and many more enhancements are a part of the number.

Google Webmaster Tools Updated to Notify Webmasters of Faulty Redirects & Show Color-Coded-HTML Syntax!

Aug 13, 2014 | 1,563 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Two new features have been added to Google Webmaster Tools. The first one is to notify webmasters of faulty redirects and second for showing color-coded-HTML syntax within fetch as Google feature.

Google is also sending notifications to the webmasters who are directing mobile users to their homepage instead of the destination URL. In June 2014, Google updated guidelines asking webmasters to direct the smartphone users to the page they actually wanted to see.

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

Aug 13, 2014 | 1,250 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 | 1,253 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 | 1,601 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 | 1,222 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 | 1,217 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.