Google’s Panda Branching Out To Include Additional Languages

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It started with a release in the U.S. in February, followed by an international release to English language users in April. Today Google announced that the “Panda” update is launching internationally in all languages, with the exception of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean, where they are still testing improvements. When Panda launched it affected almost 12% […]

A New Way To Submit URLs to Google

Google has announced one more way to help site owners request that a specific web page is crawled. The Fetch as Googlebot feature in Webmaster Tools has been around for a while but now makes it possible for site owners to submit a new or updated URL for indexing. The process is simple and doesn’t […]

Online Advertising Gets Easier With Google AdWords Express

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Yesterday, Google announced the official introduction of AdWords Express. First launched as Google Boost in October 2010, AdWords Express makes it simple and fast for users to start advertising online. The whole setup can be completed in less than five minutes. AdWords Express is aimed at helping local businesses that aren’t currently using AdWords to […]

Create and Find Infographics with Visual.ly

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Infographics have become an increasingly popular marketing tool. In response to this popularity, Visual.ly recently launched, crediting itself as “the world’s largest community for exploring, sharing, creating, and promoting data visualizations.” The site currently offers users search functionality and a share feature for finding and submitting infographics from around the web. Already the site has […]

Update Your Google Product Search Feed by September

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Notable Feed Specification and Policy Changes to Google Product Search Changes are coming to Google Product Search. According to the announcement on the Google Merchant Blog, new feed specifications and policies will go into effect starting Sept. 22, 2011. Merchants who fail to comply will find their products missing from Google Product Search. The changes […]

Universal Search Gets Smart

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Last week Google announced that universal search features in Google Suggest, which were rolled out in December, are now available for smartphone users. For someone like me who wants answers to all my Web inquiries yesterday, this is great news. Universal What? Universal search provides answers to commonly asked queries, such as weather or unit […]