A new video in response to #AskSearchQuality campaign has been recently released by Google India Webmaster Community. The campaign is exclusively for Indian webmasters.
The video answers the questions related how one can control the crawl rate of Googlebot.
Google Eases on Submission of Editors’ Picks Feed: Google News Publishers can Now Do it via Publisher Center
Stacie from Google News team has revealed about the new way by which Google News publishers can submit their Google News Editors’ Picks feed to Google News team. On the Google News Help forum, Stacie told that submission can be done via Google News Publisher Center.
The massive Carousel experiment has met its end for local listings so far. The search engine giant Google is dropping its horizontal display for Carousel for local search results in many categories. The categories include nightlife, hotels, entertainment as well as restaurants. This horizontal Carousel display will now be replaced with a 3-pack of organic local listings as well as new secondary pages.
Ilya Grigorik, the Google man obsessed with speed, mobile, and SSL has shared interesting stats about the adoption of HTTPS across top 300k websites.
He has revealed that the adoption of HTTPS for top 300k sites has increased by 300% (from 4% to 13%) in the past two years. In Chrome, the number of HTTPS navigations has also grown from 27% to 57% in the same period.
Google has introduced a new feature on Google Trends at google.com/trends that shows you the top 200 trending videos on YouTube. The announcement was made on Google+.
At present, the feature is working only in the US. Google says that the feature shows what current "Internet watercooler buzzing" is taking place. We believe it might be useful to get keyword ideas.
Post release of Android 5.0 Lollipop, Google has been focusing on redesigning its app with regard to the material design. Maps is the latest to get a redesign by the team and new version will be coming to iPhone & Android in the next few days.
Apart from the new look & feel, Google Maps has been designed to make life easier with new local search features.
The Google Consumer Surveys publisher network – a new way for website owners to monetize the content on their site is now open for sign ups. While your visitors will have to answer a few survey questions to access your content, you will earn money for each question answered.
Matt Cutts stunned the SEO space when he announced that he would be taking a few months off to spend time with his wife. It seems he has been enjoying the time and doesn't want the break to get over.
The head of search spam made yet another announcement on Twitter that he is extending his leave into 2015. In his blog post Cutts said:
Small changes announced by Google can be as significant as the larger ones. Search engine giant Google recently made an announcement that will impact the users considerably. In the Google Ads G+ account, it has been recently announced that users can be logged onto numerous accounts at the same time without opening multiple browsers. This has simplified the work flow as users can now move between multiple Google accounts without logging in and out again and again.
Smartphones play an important role in determining the way to the budget of a small business. Marketing budgets are undoubtedly influenced through mobile devices and the exposure they give. In fact, as far as vendors of local marketing services are concerned, the most efficient way for reaching as well as retaining interested small businesses is the mobile device.