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Google Disavow Links Tool Live

After a few months of panic, fair amount of Google penalties and increased efforts from Google in fighting spam we now have something we have been looking forward to, a disavow tool from Google.

Download: The Complete Guide to Google’s Link Disavow Tool with screenshots.…

 

Fresh Link Finder

Fresh Link Finder

Dejan Research Labs have created a new type of link research and analysis tool enabling fresh link discovery and record keeping. Fresh Link Finder is designed to assist whitehat SEOs and webmasters in keeping track of newly generated links to their content.…

 

Rich Snippet Guidelines Published

As with everything Google does, sooner or later they release a guide or guidelines for the right way of doing things. This time they released the guidelines for something that was long overdue, rich snippets.

rich snippets

The new post published on GWT blog presents the idea of rich snippet guidelines with some short examples.…

 

Google Tag Manager is Here

Google finally got around to address the issues of tags. As you know too many tags are not good for your site, on the contrary a few won’t help you much, well, it seems that Google has found a solution for us in the form of Google Tag Manager.…

 

Structured Data Testing Tool Available in GWT

Google once again made it easier for webmasters to make sure that their rich snippets are up to standards by improving the rich snippet testing tool into structured data testing tool.

Google Structured Data Testing Tool

New post was published at GWT blog to announce the release of this new shiny improvement that brings the following to the table:

-          Better display of rich snippet in the testing tool, made to resemble how we see them in search results

-          More languages added

-          New visual design

You can have some fun with the testing tool, trying out rich snippets before you place them on your site or you can try out different examples gives in the structured data tool as previews.…

 

Meta Tags are Back, But Only For News Sites

Meta Keywords for News Sites

Google rolls out Panda, Penguin and a bunch of other updates to get us away from spam, well we stopped using keyword meta tags a few years back, but guess what, meta tags are back, but as it seems, only for news sites.…

 

New Filtering and Custom Variable Options for eCommerce sites

Goggle Analytics New Filtering

Google Analytics brought on a new update to their tracking code, this one will improve the filtering and custom variables for ecommerce sites. The change is intended to help ecommerce webmasters to: “better filter, segment and categorize the revenue generating portion of your traffic.”

Other changes that come with this update include expanded filters that support page title, hostname, request URL & internal search term.…

 

Google Knowledge Carousel

A new Google Knowledge Graph feature was discovered today by Gyi Tsakalakis. In the source code it’s marked up only as “KL” but Googlers refer to it as the Knowledge Carousel.

What was the original name? If I could take a guess it would be something like:

  • Knowledge Link
  • Knowledge Lane
  • Knowledge List

Here’s how it looks like for Jamie Oliver “TV” triggered search:

Knowledge Links

 

Google+ Custom URL: Here’s what happens

Here’s what happens when Google+ offers you a vanity URL. Dejan SEO page was offered a custom URL so we took some screenshots. First, you will notice a dark gray bar saying “Your page is preapproved for the custom URL: google.com/+PageName [Claim URL] Learn More”. 

 

Dan Petrovic Gets a Vanity URL on Google+

I heard that Google was starting to issue vanity URLs to selected few active and verified accounts so I decided to hack my own together, ahead of time.

SERP Injection Test

OK, so it’s not very useful as it doesn’t lead anywhere, but it was an interesting experiment.…

 

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