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

Jan 9, 2014 | 1,404 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 | 769 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

Google Says Goodbye to 2013 with Animated Doodle!

Dec 31, 2013 | 847 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google has kept up the tradition of coming up with doodles on every important day or occasion, even while saying goodbye to 2013. It has displayed an animated doodle on the homepage, the last Google doodle of 2013.

Google Doodle Google Says Goodbye to 2013 with Animated Doodle!

Rap Genius Gets Google Penalty for Quid Pro Quo Link Building!

Dec 30, 2013 | 1,000 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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The latest in Google penalty list is Rap Genius, a provocative music lyrics website. Google has recently punished the website after finding out that it went against Google rules to game search engine rankings.

Rap Genius provides detailed annotations for hip-hop songs. It was on Thursday, i.e. 26 December that reports of Rap Genius being removed from top search engine rankings started coming. The website was not showing in top search Google results for rap lyric or even the search by the name of the company.

Is the Santa Claus Coming to You? Type "Santa" in Google to Get the Answer!

Dec 25, 2013 | 1,051 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google has come up with a super easy way to find the location of Santa. All you have to do is type "Santa" into Google and a special box that locates him on the map with appear.

The map appears on the right-side of the screen. Here's a screenshot.

Santa location Is the Santa Claus Coming to You? Type Santa in Google to Get the Answer!

The new location finder works similarly the way if you are in the Google Maps. On typing "Santa", his current location will appear.

Check your Google Authority with the New Author Rank Tool by Virante!

Dec 24, 2013 | 1,293 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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In the age of new semantic web, authority of an author plays an important role in determining the value of the content. Although, Google has not introduced any author rank yet, Virante & Mark Traphagen have come up with their own Author Rank tool that will help authors in assessing their authority & value.

Its confirmed: Google Reduces Authorship Rich Snippets in Search Results by 15%!

Dec 20, 2013 | 920 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google has reduced the amount of rich snippets that get displayed in search results by 15%. The announcement of the same was made by Matt Cutts at Pubcon, where he hinted that the ability of low quality sites to have & use rich snippets may be taken away in the coming months.

The reduction is likely to affect the authorship by 15% and more authoritative authors will be shown afterwards.

No Need to Use Separate IP Address for Each Country-specific Site: Matt Cutts!

Dec 19, 2013 | 1,039 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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In his recent webmaster video, Matt Cutts says that there’s no need of having a separate IP address for each country-specific site. The video is an answer to the question:

“For one customer we have about a dozen individual websites for different countries and languages, with different TLDs under one IP number. Is this okay for Google or do you prefer one IP number per country TLD”?

Google Launches Tool for Easy Removal of URL on Third-Party Sites!

Dec 19, 2013 | 1,479 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google has launched improved URL removal tool to help users update the search results quickly. As we know that the content on the Internet gets modified or removed, the tool will make it easier for site owners to request updates on the basis of the changes of the third-party web content.

Google tool Google Launches Tool for Easy Removal of URL on Third Party Sites!

Discover Interesting Tools& Stories with Updated Google Trends!

Dec 19, 2013 | 826 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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After releasing the annual Google Zeitgeist, the search company has released some updates to Google Trends, which will enhance the Zeitgeist experience around-the-year. Released yesterday, the updates will help users discover interesting tools & stories and find out locally relevant information, on their mobile phones.