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Google Introduces an Improved Sitelinks Search Box within the Search Results!

Sep 6, 2014 | 1,730 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Google has introduced a new and improved sitelinks search box within the search results, making it easier for users to reach content on your site directly through your site-search pages.

Sitelink search box Google Introduces an Improved Sitelinks Search Box within the Search Results!

When users are searching for a company, they might be looking for something specific on that website. Till now, Google would display a large set of sitelinks and a search box below that search result, allowing users to do site: searches in the site directly from the search results page. For eg: site: example.com hitchhiker guides.

#GoogleRecon Tip 4: Use Fetch as Google to Identify Hacked Content!

Sep 6, 2014 | 1,509 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Offering the fourth tip on reconsideration requests, as a part of the #GoogleRecon Week, Google recommends to use Fetch as Google to identify hacked content.

Use Fetch as Google #GoogleRecon Tip 4: Use Fetch as Google to Identify Hacked Content!

According to Google, “Sometimes a page may look clean to you but hackers often inject content that only search engines can easily see. 'Fetch as Googlebot' shows how your page looks to Googlebot (our website crawler) so use it to identify and clean up hacked content.”

#GoogleRecon Week Tip 3: Remove Inorganic Backlinks!

Sep 5, 2014 | 1,281 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Here comes the third tip on the third day of Google’s #GoogleRecon week. It is about removing inorganic backlinks.

Remove Inorganic Backlinks #GoogleRecon Week Tip 3: Remove Inorganic Backlinks!

Google says, “For a reconsideration request to be successful, a significant percentage of inorganic links should be removed from the website. If you can get a backlink removed, remove the link instead of adding it to the disavow file. Simply disavowing links will not be enough to make a reconsideration request successful.”

Optimize Sites for Bandwidth on Apache and Nginx with Google’s New Tool!

Sep 5, 2014 | 1,388 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Google in the Webmaster Central blog revealed that webmasters can now optimize their sites for bandwidth on Apache and Nginx. The recently updated free module form Google, PageSpeed, can help webmasters who want to cut down bandwidth costs and speed up web pages delivery. PageSpeed works with both Apache and Nginx software and using its new feature “Optimizing For Bandwidth” can trim bandwidth by about 37%.

#GoogleRecon Day 2: Resources to Understand Manual Actions!

Sep 4, 2014 | 1,195 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Throughout this week the Google Webmasters team will be offering some great tips around reconsideration requests on their Google+ page. Google is calling it the week of #GoogleRecon. Here’s the second tip of the week:

Understand the Manual Action Taken #GoogleRecon Day 2: Resources to Understand Manual Actions!

If your site gets hit by a manual action, you should use the resources provided by Google to understand what are the issues faced by your site and what is it you can do to resolve them.

Google Announces #GoogleRecon, the Reconsideration Request Tips Week!

Sep 3, 2014 | 1,311 views | by Ritu Sharma
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#GoogleRecon week, a series focusing on the reconsideration request process has started on the Google+ Webmasters page. Tips around reconsideration requests will be offered by the webmasters team on the Google+ page throughout the week.

Here's the first tip shared:

GoogleRecon1 Google Announces #GoogleRecon, the Reconsideration Request Tips Week!

To find out if you have a manual action, login to your Google Webmaster Tools and click on the manual action viewer.

Google Authorship Dead. What Next? Is This Going To Impact Author Rank?

Sep 2, 2014 | 1,924 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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We added the authorship markup code to our sites. We linked to our Google+ profiles. We linked back from our Google+ profile to the profile on our site. Why were we doing all this? Because having a picture next to a search result, made it more likely that people would click on it. This was Google authorship- having an image of the author and the byline for a listing.

Google Incorporates Google Blog Search within Google News!

Sep 1, 2014 | 1,459 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Now when you click on the Google Blog Search home page, you will not be able to find it. The reason is that, the search engine giant has without an announcement simply disabled the Google Blog Search home page. It seems that the blog search has been directly incorporated as a search option into Google News.

Google Bids Adieu to Authorship in Search Results!

Aug 29, 2014 | 1,368 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 | 1,294 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.