Google Algorithim change to drastically shake-up mobile – Google’s Zineb Ait Bahajji was quoted as saying at SMX Munich this morning that the upcoming mobile-friendly ranking algorithm that will launch on April 21st will have more of an impact on Google’s search results than the Panda and Penguin updates, big news.
Google adds color to mobile knowledge graph cards – In some cases the results are gray but others have bright green or red. Search queries that trigger the knowledge graph now have colors and look a bit more friendly making them more stand-out, nobosy knows yet why some ar red, blue, or just grey.
Google update to stop Doorway Pages – Google will soon launch a ranking adjustment to better address these type of pages, websites with large and well-established doorway campaigns might see a broad impact from this change. Google is sending a clear message, don’t create doorway pages that are not unique and useful.
Chrome Fully supports Autocomplete – Now, Chrome fully supports the “autocomplete” attribute for form fields according to the current WHATWG HTML Standard. This allows web developers to label input element fields with common data types, such as ‘name’ or ‘street-address’. Google says Webmasters have increased the rate of form completions on their sites by marking up their forms for auto-completion.
Google Releases Structured Data Testing Tool – The new Structured Data Testing Tool better reflects how Google interprets a web page’s structured data markup.
New Spartan Web Browser From Microsoft – Spartan is the new web browser from Microsoft that amongst other features let’s you write and comment on any website.
Google Event Listings – if you mark up ticketing links along with the events on your official website, we’ll show an expanded answer card for your events in Google search, including the on-sale date, availability, and a direct link to your preferred ticketing site.
Google Testing A Red Slow Label In The Search Results For Slower Sites – Google is testing a red slow label in the search results that will warn searchers before they click over to your web site.
Google understands Multi language websites – Google adds support for web pages that dynamically change their content based on IP origin or language settings.
Cortana & Siri will be on your desktop – Well actually Cortana has some support already and Siri. Interesting to see how this Star trek type of PC effects search.
WordPress All In One SEO – if you use WordPress to run your website, jsy add this plugin and your website will rank better, probably. Well it will certainly help a little.
Pinterest search change for men. Pinterest has changed it’s search results so that they are affected by the gender of the person searching, hoping to attract more men to the service.
Expedia buys rival for 280m. Expedia have bought rival travel city for £280m, sure to strengthen their position.
Mobile up over holiday period. Search Engine Land report that a key takeaway from the holiday benchmarks indicate that mobile marketing performance metrics are close to reaching parity with desktops.
Get your event venue in Google search results. The Google Webmaster Central blog urges us to mark-up our events using the event schema, now supporting, venues. Concert venues, theaters, libraries, fairgrounds, and so on: make your upcoming events eligible for display across Google by adding Event markup to your official website. They even have a search result ticket link.
Google releases No CAPTCHA reCAPTCHA. In an aid to get rid of Captcha’s, kind-of. Google say a significant number of users will be able to securely and easily verify they’re human without actually having to solve a CAPTCHA. Instead, with just a single click, they’ll confirm they are not a robot.
The amount of Firefox 34 users choosing to change their search preferences away from Yahoo search to Google is getting larger every day.
Previously released data from StatCounter after a deal was struck between Yahoo and Firefox says the general concencus is that Yahoo has the majority of users using their service, but a recent report from RKG’s Mark Ballard states that Firefox users are manually changing their settings back to Google.
Yahoo suffered a spell of downtime last Friday, a number of hours earlier the same fate was suffered by Bing.
How To Add Different File Types To WordPress
For added security when using WordPress, you are only allowed to upload commonly used file types.
Using the Default Uploader, you can upload common image formats(e.g, jpeg, .gif or .png), audio/video, and documents.
You can also upload other file types too.
Panda vs Penguin – The Key Differences
Those of you in the SEO and blogging industry will be no stranger to the terms – Google Panda or Google Penguin.
What exactly are they?
Both Panda and Penguin are updates that have been created by Google to generate a seemingly flawless search engine optimisation plan.