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google-penalty

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…

google-legal

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,…

google-paid-graph

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…

amp-advertising

In its effort to make the system more transparent, EU (European Union) has asked the number one search engine, Google and the number two search engine, Bing to have a clear cut policy, when displaying advertising content in their SERPs. Caught on the wrong foot, Google as per its monogamous approach, made it clear that it is averse to the…

google-penalty

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…

facebook

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…

periscope

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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