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Matt Cutts Explains How Google Determines the Quality of a Page without Many Links to it!

Jun 3, 2014 | 1,255 views | by Ritu Sharma
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In the recent Webmaster Help video, Google’s head of Search Spam, Matt Cutts, explains how Google determines a page has quality content if there are not many links to it. The question posed was:

“How does Google determine quality content if there aren’t a lot of links to a post?”

Ungoogle Yourself: Here Comes the Form to Request Google to Remove Your Information from Search Results!

Jun 3, 2014 | 1,473 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Following the ruling of The Court of Justice of the European Union, which allows people to request the removal of their personal information from search results, Google has created a form in compliance with the same. Users can fill up the form to remove results which are inadequate, no longer relevant, or excessive in relation to the purposes for which they were processed.

Google says it Shows All Manual Actions in Manual Action Viewer, Even Those Prior to the Launch of the Tool!

May 31, 2014 | 1,286 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Answering a question on whether it would show manual actions dating before the launch of the Manual Action Viewer, Google said it will definitely show a manual action, in case one existed prior to the launch.

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The question was posted by Barry Schwartz of Search Engine Roundtable on Google+. The question was:

Matt Explains What Happens When One Page Has Two Links Pointing to the Same Page!

May 29, 2014 | 1,410 views | by Ritu Sharma
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In the recent Webmaster Help video, Google’s Head of Search Spam, Matt Cutts, explains how Google handles a page with two links pointing to the same page.
The question posed was:

“What impact would two links on a page pointing to the same target, each using different anchor text, have on the flow of PageRank?”

Google Expands “Fetch as Google” Feature to Render Webpages as Well!

May 28, 2014 | 1,592 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Google has updated the Fetch as Google feature, allowing webmasters to render a page exactly how Googlebot sees it. Earlier, the Fetch as Google feature could be used just to see an output of code and HTML, but now you can use the feature to see a visual representation of what Googlebot sees, apart from the errors on the resources which Googlebot failed to access. The tool can be found in the Crawl section of Google Webmaster Tools.

Want to Ensure Accurate Rendering of Your Pages by Google? Here’s What Google Recommends to Do!

May 26, 2014 | 1,391 views | by Ritu Sharma
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In the recent Webmaster Central blog post, Google explains webmasters how it tries to understand their pages by executing JavaScript. Google says that it sees the content more like modern Web browsers, includes the external resources, executes JavaScript and applies CSS.

According to Google, these are the possible reasons which can prevent Google from rendering your page, and this is how you can prevent them from occurring:

eBay was definitely punished by Google, But Is It Really the Panda 4.0 Update to Blame?

May 26, 2014 | 1,866 views | by Ritu Sharma
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As reported earlier by us about the websites which got the hardest punch and which turned out to be the winners of the Panda 4.0 update, eBay appeared to be the biggest washout, losing around 33% of traffic. However, a report released by Re/code, says a different story. It wasn’t Panda that was the culprit behind eBay losing visibility in organic search results but a manual action that Google took against eBay last week.

More Signs of Changes to Google Search Results and Rankings- Should We Expect a Major Penguin Update?

May 20, 2014 | 1,338 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Google may have snapped a quick “no” to all the speculations revolving around Google updating its algorithms in the beginning of May, but signs and reports of serious changes in the Google search results and rankings still continue to brew up.

The tracking tools indicate major activity around 17 May. Have a look at the flux charts of MozCast, SERPS.com, SERP Metrics and Algoroo:

Google Updates PageSpeed Insight Tool with New Mobile Specific Guidelines!

May 20, 2014 | 1,344 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Google has updated the PageSpeed Insights with suggestions to webmasters on how to make their pages more mobile friendly. According to Google an average mobile page takes more than 7 seconds to load and by using the PageSpeed Insights tool you can make your page load much faster.

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This is what Google recommends:

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

May 17, 2014 | 1,394 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.

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