Monthly Archives: April 2016

Jelly Re-launch: Another Attempt at Making Social Search QnA Style

April 30, 2016 Kanika Kanojia 0

Jelly has been re-launched and the Q&A app has been given a renewed life. The social search engine which was originally introduced in 2014 had not been accepted as widely as was being anticipated. This is why it was recalled so that makers could make adequate changes and reintroduce an updated version. The site has […]

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Google’s Merchant Centre: Changes and Updates

April 28, 2016 Kanika Kanojia 0

For any retailer/ wholesaler who have tried setting up shopping feeds, it’s quite clear that it is a very complicated task. Product feed and formatting can prove to be incredibly tedious, let alone management. So, in another much appreciated move, Google has announced the release of Feed Rules which are aimed at making management of […]

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Google Text Ads To Now Expand Without Losing Ad Copy

April 27, 2016 Kanika Kanojia 0

Google has begun experimenting with a number of different formats for their text ads. This move has come up right on the heels of Google decision to remove on all right hand side text ads. The new format for dubbed expanded text ads will feature longer headlines. While, the current norm is to have headlines […]

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Google: Bandwidth is Not Relevant as a Ranking Signal

April 26, 2016 Kanika Kanojia 0

Given the spate of discussions about the effect of connection speed on a website’s ranking; Google’s Paul Haahr tweeted and clarified that Google doesn’t have a bandwidth ranking signal. Here’s a snapshot of the said Twitter conversation: Google has added features like AMP to increase page-loading speed. This is especially useful when the user is […]

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Google to Adword Advertisers: Maps Will Now Be Shown as Part of the Core Search

April 25, 2016 Kanika Kanojia 0

Google has recently shared an e-mail with Adword advertisers and notified them about the changes that are coming to their search ads on Google Maps. As a result, some of the changes were noticed with ads in the local finder results. Further, it seems some more changes are there in the pipeline. This means if you opt […]

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Google: Page Speed May Not Impact Ranking Considerably

April 22, 2016 Kanika Kanojia 0

Replying to query asked by a webmaster, Garry Illyes took to Twitter and said “don’t worry about it too much, when it comes to page speed.” This single tweet is an answer to many doubts and queries about impact of page-speed on ranking. In fact, page-speed may be considered as a penalty rather than a […]

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Google Penalizes a Host of Websites for Unnatural Outbound Links

April 12, 2016 Kanika Kanojia 0

Over the weekend, Google has issued penalties related to unnatural outbound links to a large number of websites. It read: “Unnatural outbound links from domain goes here violate Google Webmaster Guidelines.” Below is the snapshot of one of the notices posted by webmaster: This notice warns you that your website is linking outwards to other […]

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Handle 301, 302, 307 & Other Redirects like a Pro with these tips from Google’s John Mueller

April 11, 2016 Kanika Kanojia 0

Time and again, SEO community discusses about how Google handles 302 redirects. This is so because a page’s ranking also depends upon how Google handles a 302. In order to provide some clarity on the same, John Mueller from Google posted on G+ about how Google deals with redirects. Here’s what he has to say: “In […]

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Did you get the Recommended Page-Speed Update from Google?

April 8, 2016 Kanika Kanojia 0

Of late, many SEO professionals have reported about the new Google Search Console notifications for topics related to page-speed. Here’s what the notification says- “Subject: Recommended PageSpeed update available for site URL. Google has detected that your site is currently running PageSpeed < or <, an older version of PageSpeed. Outdated or unpatched […]

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Did you check the Live Webmaster Hangouts Schedule posted by Google?

April 8, 2016 Kanika Kanojia 0

Now, it is easier to get an answer for your queries from experts at Google. Just check the new calendar of upcoming live events posted by Google. All you need to do is to choose the ones relevant to you in terms of language and topics; click on the Q&A icon and submit your question. If […]

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