Google’s Author Rank essentially enables online authors to become more visible, and at the same time, use their identity as a factor for ranking pages and sites. This is done using rich snippets. Authors are then ranked based content they produce factors include: social endorsements (tweets, +1’s, shares, likes), comments on social and the quality and relevancy of inbound links pointing to the content. Content quality, as measured by search engines, is no longer based only on the authority of a domain or Web page. It is increasingly based on the reputation and ability of the individual that authored the Continue Reading >>
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Google just enabled custom URL’s for Google Plus profile & pages. Custom Google+ page addresses were moved out like Britney Spears her Google+ page custom URL. See here: https://plus.google.com/+britneyspears/posts
Limited number of profiles included by Google are the footballer David Beckham, actor Hugh Jackman, singer Britney Spears, and Japanese car maker Toyota, It’s not clear yet how Google is choosing who is “verified” and who isn’t.
Google+ is planning to offer custom URLs to more Google+ users eventually, but not clear up till now. You’ll be able to make a similar change to your own Google+ URL, too, which will Continue Reading >>
Sometimes Gmail messages information will mix in with web results when people sign up and do Google searches. No need to worry, store as today Google released a “field trial” in search results, ambulance after a search, you’ll find matching messages appearing along the right-side of your screen.
This is protection against personal information perhaps being exposed accidentally to those who might be nearby, such as looking over your shoulder.
You can drill-down further by clicking on a message appearing at right-side, making it appear within Google search, with a further option to open it within Gmail. Using Continue Reading >>
Taking into consideration how social networking has gained significant reputation in building a brand, Facebook has converted its social Facebook Stories app to a full-fledged website. Based on a monthly theme, FacebookStories.com will put up videos and stories of how FB has made a difference in people’s lives.
Social networking is regarding connecting with your old friends, network or circle, irrespective of where they might be. In a proposal to bring back that human touch on Facebook, the first video story on the theme remembering is that of 29-year-old Mayank Sharma from Delhi, who has been using the social Continue Reading >>
Now Google is one more step closer to success on its mission to know everything. Google just launched its, tool Knowledge Graph proposed to deliver more accurate information by analyzing the way users search.
The features that you liked and adored in Webmaster Tools have been changed with a slightly different look last month. Some of the features have been renamed as new look boost the new functionality. The key changes include a new look to the dashboard, updated navigation, redesigned menus, a compact view for the home page site-list and a style that more closely integrates with other Google properties.
The dashboard has received a complete redesign no more look like a bunch of textual information. It’s the first page you usually see when you click on to manage a site. Most prevailing Continue Reading >>
Google is supposedly ready to launch their cloud-based storage service known as Drive, as early as the first week of April.The service will allegedly come with 1GB of free storage with the option to purchase more, will include a local client and a web interface that looks like Google Docs, and will have a domain-specific Google Apps version.Also, there will be an available API for third party use, unlike that of Google Music for folks to store content on the Drive from other applications.
Plenty of hypothetical Drive launch dates have already come and gone. Inside sources have confirmed that Continue Reading >>