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

Dec 24, 2013 | 1,274 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 | 912 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 | 1,031 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 | 1,454 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 | 819 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.

The 2013 Google Zeitgeist List for India Sees Katrina Kaif, Narendra Modi, Salman Khan in Top Trends!

Dec 18, 2013 | 1,064 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google has released its 2013 Zeitgeist list, which is full of interesting top trends of the year. From country specific to global trending charts, Google has come up with individual list for several geographies. So, here we are, sharing the 2013 Zeitgeist for India.

Google Overhauls the Account Settings Interface, Making it Simpler!

Dec 17, 2013 | 783 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google account settings, which was due for a revamp for a long time has finally received a new interface. All the settings and data are now grouped into broader categories with tabs at the top instead of branch of settings that were earlier listed at the left.

The new categories are:

  • Personal info
  • Security
  • Data tools
  • Language

Google is the Most Visited Website of 2013: A Nielsen Report!

Dec 17, 2013 | 1,029 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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According to the Nielsen's Top Digital Brands of the Year report, Google was the most popular web brand of 2013. The website received 165 million unique visitors on an average every month.

The stats are on the basis of the U.S. desktop web traffic numbers received between January till October this year. However, there's a drop of 6 percent in the average monthly audience for Google from 2012.

Google Penalizes Another Link Network, Backlinks.com!

Dec 17, 2013 | 893 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google has yet again gone after another link network Backlinks.com. The announcement was made by Matt Cutts in a tweet.

Just like Google outed Anglo Rank, a week ago, Matt Cutts said "Au Contraire!", a way of telling SEO industry that Google is going after link networks and webmasters should stop participating in them.

Here's the tweet about Backlinks.com

Backlinks Google Penalizes Another Link Network, Backlinks.com!

25-30% of the Content on Web is Duplicate but That's Okay: Matt Cutts!

Dec 17, 2013 | 892 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google's head of search spam, Matt Cutts said that 25% to 30% of the web content is duplicative. In the recent webmaster video, Cutts has talked about duplicate content and its impact in Google's search results.