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Guest Blogging for Links Should Stop, Says Matt Cutts!

Jan 21, 2014 | 786 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Matt Cutts has again created a rather bustling situation in the search arena with the latest announcement. Cutts stated. "I’m calling it: if you’re using guest blogging as a way to gain links in 2014, you should probably stop. Why? Because over time it’s become a more and more spammy practice, and if you’re doing a lot of guest blogging then you’re hanging out with really bad company".

Google Widget Link Schemes Receives an Update!

Jan 20, 2014 | 657 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google has shortened its definition of a widget link scheme by releasing an update, more specific to its Link Schemes Page. It has also clarified the types of links in widgets, which violate the Google Webmaster Guidelines.

Earlier, Google defined widget link schemes as:

Links embedded in widgets that are distributed across various sites, for example: Visitors to this page: 1,472
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Search Results at Different Positions Not Shown by Different Algorithms: Matt Cutts!

Jan 16, 2014 | 725 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google ranking algorithms are beyond prediction, which often make webmasters make wrong assumptions. The recent webmaster video by Matt Cutts is clarifying one such ranking notion.

Cutts is answering the question:

“Do Google use the same algorithm to rank all the results on page 1, or different algorithms for a wider variety in the results? (Pos. 1-3 – primary focus on freshness Pos. 4-6 – primary focus on backlinks Pos. 7-10 – primary focus on social signals)”/

Google Releases the Beta Version of Official Google Publisher Plugin for WordPress!

Jan 16, 2014 | 1,035 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google has announced the beta release of official Google Publisher Plugin, which will provide new functionalities to WordPress websites of publishers. For a long time, publishers were looking for an easy way to work with the Google products within the platform.

Google Image Search Now Gets Usage Rights Feature in Search Tools!

Jan 15, 2014 | 840 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google Image Search has added the option of "Usage Rights" to search tools. Although, usage rights feature in search & filter images has been around since 2009, Matt Cutts has now announced the addition of these features to the main filter option on search tools. Users will no longer have to dig into the "advanced image search" features to get an access to these features.

How Search Works: An Interesting Website on How Google is Improving Search Results!

Jan 13, 2014 | 1,039 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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For those curious to know how Google is combating spam, there’s a website “How Search Work”. Matt Cutts has released a video on How Search Works website, letting people know the interesting areas within the site they should be navigating to as well as what all Google has been doing to improve the search.

Google Connects Gmail & Google+

Jan 10, 2014 | 838 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google+ and Gmail are getting closer, as Google has reported about an update that will allow Google+ contacts to show up in drop-down, when communication through Gmail.

Google 11 Google Connects Gmail & Google+

It is a great addition for the users who got all the information about a person they were searching for, other than his/her email id.

Google Recommends Use of Canonical Tag to Address Small Duplicate Content Issues!

Jan 10, 2014 | 765 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google asks not to worry about duplicate content as 30 percent of the web is duplicative. But, you don't want to have 5 pages of a website targeting the same keyword, as it can get you into the category of thin content.

However, how can you deal with short-term duplicate content, mostly put on a news site? Matt Cutts in his latest webmaster video is giving an answer to the question:

Google Releases an Improved Top Search Queries Data: The First Webmaster Tools Update in 2014!

Jan 9, 2014 | 1,390 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google Webmaster Tools has received the first update of the year 2014. Cyrus Shepard (via Thomas Høgenhaven) has posted news about an exciting update that will let you see the top keywords, which fetched impressions and clicks to the top pages.

Upon logging in and navigating to "Search Queries", a timeline annotation saying "An improvement to our top search queries data was applied retroactively on 12/31/13" will appear.

Google Improves Search Queries Stats of Mobile Sites in Webmaster Tools!

Jan 7, 2014 | 766 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google has just made the Search Queries in Webmaster Tools more cohesive for the webmasters who have a mobile site on a separate URL that from the desktop. When you will view your m.site* on Search Queries and set the Filter to "Mobile" from Dec 31, 2013, you will see:

  • Queries where m.pages appeared in the search results for mobile browsers