Avoiding Duplicate Content Issues

Duplicate content is not a recent SEO issue, although the Google Panda update in February 2011 certainly upped the potential adverse effects duplicate content can have on a webmaster’s SEO efforts. Prior to the Panda update, the crawlers in Google’s search engine algorithm relegated duplicate content pages into a secondary index, often omitting the pages from SERPs altogether.…

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History and Identity in the Blogosphere

Blogosphere

Blogs have become a part of our culture in the 21st century, and they are indispensable for people belonging to different walks of life. Blogs can be used for a variety of purposes, like advertising, sharing news, views and opinions, running election campaigns, marketing products etc.…

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New +1 Button

New +1 Button

Google+ Developers Team has announced that the new +1 button design is to be rolled out to all users today.

In a recent article we explain Google’s new attitude towards product development and launch, which is now a lot more relaxed and experimental to what some might expect from such as big company.…

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Google+ Photo Album Organiser

Google+ Photo Organiser

Finally! Google+ now features a photo album organiser with a few very handy options including sorting by time, manual ordering with drag and drop, batch delete and moving photos between albums.

In the image above you’re seeing the aftermath of many of my attempts to sort photos prior to that option resulting in a few people being deleted and amazingly replaced by random existing people over and over again (note the bottom row).…

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Spelling for Long Queries

Search Quality Meeting

During the following meeting for Google’s Quality Launch Review, the team discusses how they can improve spelling correction for lengthy queries. The then-current system worked by checking the spelling of the first ten terms in a query entered into the search engine.…

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Guarding Personal Data in Google

Privacy

In a move that David Smith, the UK’s deputy Information Commissioner and head of data protection, said was too vague, [1] Google recently consolidated more than sixty privacy policies into one document. Since then, user privacy and how to guard personal data in things like Google search results has been a topic of much discussion.…

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Google Unified

The Merge

The next stage in Google’s product evolution is undoubtedly unification. Google’s many projects and shatterlings spread over a decade of development in a frantic search for the next big thing are coming back home, empty handed. Now they’re merging into a single universal product, bit by bit every piece of knowledge and experience collected so far is being used and integrated into a bigger, better and faster Google.…

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