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Over the past few months, Facebook owned WhatsApp reportedly went on to add a lot of new features, including end-to-end encryption of messages and file sharing support on its platform. According to latest reports, the popular instant messaging service may add some more features to its existing array of services. According to latest reports by Android Police, the instant messaging…

Recently on a Google Hangout session, Google's webmaster John Mueller reportedly confirmed that Google penalized some leading travel websites for displaying rich snippets related to product pricing information and airlines prices on the same page. Explaining the reason behind Google's action, John added that these sites were found to be guilty of using product rich snippets for more than one…

To keep the ad ecosystem more secure, Bing reportedly initiated an online campaign against scammers and hackers last year. They turned down 250 million ad proposals, blocked 50k sites and banned 150k advertisers. Despite the crackdown, the tech support ads that appear in searches continue to be a cause of major concern, not only for the consumers but also for…

Google, the search giant suddenly finds itself in the midst of legal woes. It all started with the European Union accusing Google of using its postion of dominance to impose unjustified restrictions and conditions on manufacturers of devices. Although, there was a sigh of relief as one of its competitors i.e. Microsoft ended its long standing antitrust feud against Google,…

In the last couple of years, Google's search capabilities came under the scanner because of some new and existing search players such as DuckDuckGo, Yahoo and Bing network. Despite facing some stiff competition, Google searches still rule the roost when it comes to attracting large mobile search traffic. Search and Digital Marketing Agency Merkle’s First Quarter Digital Marketing, 2016 report…

Google served notices to webmasters last week, stating that it has decided to penalize sites with unnatural outbound links. Google's mass manual action message to webmasters turned out to be a brief warning to blogwriters to disclose nofollow links when reviewing gifted products online. In a brief message, Google warned bloggers to “nofollow the link, if you happen to link…

In an effort to bring more interesting and engaging content into its ecosystem, Facebook recently updated its Branded Content Policies. Here, branded content can be defined as any post that includes text, image and video “which specifically includes or houses a third-party brand, product or a sponsor. With this recent update, Facebook has altered it's branded content policies to include…

It's double celebration time for Twitter! The social networking site recently celebrated its tenth anniversary and Periscope, its live streaming video app turns a year old this weekend. To give a short recap to our readers of the proceedings so far, Twitter earlier this year made a decision to introduce support for live Periscope videos on its platform. The decision…

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