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Google Dublin Now Looking For Search Quality Associates!

Aug 25, 2011 | 1,877 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google's search quality team are looking to recruit Search Quality Associates for their Dublin, Ireland office.

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As a Search Quality Associate, you will basically be responsible for fighting the web spam and your key duties will include:

  • “Review assigned sites for quality and content.
  • Improve the quality of Google’s search results by evaluating websites to identify areas of concern and interest.

Facebook's New Feature, Now Grouping News Feeds By Topics!

Aug 9, 2011 | 4,220 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Facebook has announced that their news feeds will now be grouped on the basis of the topics that are discussed.

Facebook declared these changes on their Facebook account, “We want to show you the most relevant and interesting information, and this test is designed to show you trends among what your friends are saying.” This suggests that, it will work in a very similar way to the grouping that takes place when same link is shared by multiple of your friends.

It's A Deal. Google Buys The Daily Deals Aggregator, Dealmap!

Aug 2, 2011 | 1,229 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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The Dealmap has announced that it is now acquired by Google. However the terms of this deal are yet to be disclosed by either parties.

For those who are not familiar with The Dealmap services, it is a website that propagates local discounts and deals via mobile, emails and Twitter by showing the deals' location on Google Maps. Up until now, also an added feature of this website was, it allowed businesses and other users to submit deals. However, with the acquisition, these deals are to be now reverted to the Google Offers team for consideration.

Now Find Your Perfect Hotel With Google Hotel Finder!

Jul 29, 2011 | 948 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Quit using Google Maps to find that perfect hotel for your holiday or business trip. Google has introduced its new experimental search toolbar, Hotel Finder, to help you find your perfect hotel.

The filters available for populating hotels in the area are:

google hotel finder Now Find Your Perfect Hotel With Google Hotel Finder!

The features that make it easier for you to find that perfect hotel are:

  • Helping you figure out the right location.

Google Releases Page Speed Service For Speedy Web Page Loading!

Jul 29, 2011 | 841 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Yesterday, Google released, yet another addition to its web page speed service clan, Page Speed Service. An online line service which will automatically load your web pages faster. The clan till date, sans Page Speed Service, consisted of, Page Speed browser extension, Page Speed Online API and mod_pagespeed, an Apache module.

Google Page Speed Service Google Releases Page Speed Service For Speedy Web Page Loading!

Using this service is simple, all you have to do is, Sign up and let Google know of your site's DNS entry.

Google launches AdWords Credit Cards!

Jul 23, 2011 | 1,594 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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The search engine giant has ventured into a whole new field- Finance. This is Google's way of assisting their clients-through a credit card. Yes, there is a Google Credit Card now. And here is the brief about it:

What is it called- AdWords Business Credit Card

Who can use it- US based advertisers.

What can you get with it- Only one thing- Google AdWords

Google Pulls The Plug On Google Directory!

Jul 21, 2011 | 1,730 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google's dropping of one its first services, Google Directory is something that came out of the blue.

Google Directory was the second service rolled out by Google way back in 2000. After over a decade long run of service it provided, it is no longer there!
 
Log on to the Google Directory's home page and you will read the following:

Google Finally Rolls Out Its Call Metrics Service In US And Canada!

Jul 20, 2011 | 952 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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In November 2010 Google announced the release of its Call Metrics service.

After 8 long months of waiting for the full release of the service, Surojit Chatterjee,AdWords Product Manager, finally announced yesterday that, “Call Metrics, a simple way to get more phone calls and detailed call reports with AdWords, is now available to all advertisers in the US and Canada."

This Year End To See The End To Yahoo Site Explorer!

Jul 11, 2011 | 2,032 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Yahoo! has announced they are going to pull the plug on one of our favorite SEO tools, Yahoo Site Explorer by the end of this year. The tool saw the light of the day on September 29, 2005.

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Finally Official Google Search Blog Launched!

May 20, 2011 | 647 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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No! they didn't have one before. If you notice, all those news you've been receiving (along with the ones regarding search as well) have been either posted the Official Google Blog or the Webmaster Central Blog or other help centers or forums. However, this new Search blog is dedicated to search. You can get updates on search algorithms and features along with other news and stories.