Google announced about closing the Freebase API and launching the Knowledge Graph Search API.

The API will let you query the Knowledge Graph for information on various entities. The API uses standard schema.org types and complies with JSON-LD specifications. Google will replace the Freebase Suggest Widget and the replacement will be released early in 2016.

Google announced about adjusting the indexing system looking for more HTTPS pages. More specifically they will be looking for HTTPS equivalents of HTTP pages even if the HTTPS pages are not linked to any page.

Google said: “When two URLs from the same domain appear to have the same content but are served over different protocol schemes, we’ll typically choose to index the HTTPS URL if:

Google has release its list for top ten searches of 2015 for individual countries.

In 2015 Flipkart was the most searched term with IRCTC taking the second position. Other top searched terms in list include SBI, Amazon, Snapdeal, Indian Railways, HDFC Bank, Cricbuzz, Whatsapp and Paytm.

Hottest SEO Trends in 2016 21 Weekly Infographic: The Top 8 Hottest SEO Trends in 2016!

Businesses and digital marketers have made good use of the power of mobile to make 2015 a great year for SEO. Along with reviewing the changes, it is crucial for them to understand the trends and shifts expected in 2016.

Here is an insightful infographic by CJG Digital Marketing on the top SEO trends and developments for 2016.

Here we come again with our list of this week's best articles on digital marketing that we found across the Internet. These have been categorized into content marketing, social media, search engine optimization, email marketing and link building. Have a look at them and we are sure you will love going through them.

top ten digital marketing articles31 Top 10 Digital Marketing Articles of this Week: 18th December, 2015!

Pinterest will now notify users of any price drop on their favorite Buyable Pins.

These notifications will be sent through Pinterest mobile app or email, depending upon the preferences set by the users. According to Pinterest, more than one million Buyable Pins show daily price drops.

Image 16 Pinterest Notifies Price Drop On Buyable Pins!
 

Google Launches My Business API!

Dec 18, 2015 | 1,629 views | by Ritu Sharma

Google My Business API has been officially launched to create and edit locations in Google My Business. With this large businesses will be able to manage their listings in a better way.

Image 15 Google Launches My Business API!

Here are the features that can be managed through this API:

  • Create business locations with information such as name, address, phone number, category, business hours and more
  • Manage special hours

As per the announcement on Google+ Google have updated their app indexing docs have been updated with streamlined overview and instructions.

Image 14 Google’s App Indexing Documentation Updated!

No action is required on developer’s part for the changes that include:

  • Clearer product overview information
  • Better guidance on supporting URLs to your app
  • Emphasized using HTTP URLs and discouraging custom scheme URLs
  • Streamlined instructions on using the App Indexing API

All US businesses will be able to buy Promoted Pins from January. Pinterest has opened Promoted Pins with limited access to partners only in January 2015. The native ad units were given access to mostly small and medium business but now all US advertisers will be able to make use of these advertising tools.

Tim Kendall, Pinterest’s monetization cheif said in an interview to USA Today, “The business is scaling very rapidly,”

Google Maps Upgraded For iOS!

Dec 15, 2015 | 1,453 views | by Ritu Sharma

Google Maps has updated its iOS version to bring it more in sync with its Android counterpart. The upgraded features include offline maps and navigation, busy store/venue hours and gas prices.

This update helps users locate the gas stations as well as compare prices.

Image 13 Google Maps Upgraded For iOS!

Store traffic hours which was previously available on Android is now on iOS too. It’s the visual data that shows the busiest hours of a venue or business location.