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.…
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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.
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.…
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.…
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:
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”. …
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.
OK, so it’s not very useful as it doesn’t lead anywhere, but it was an interesting experiment.…
Bing made a new move to improvem the data provided to webmasters through Bing Webmaster tools. The new change affected the activities widget found in the Bing WT dashboard.
Vincent Wehren wrote in the announcement post:
“For the metrics Clicks from search, Appeared in search, Pages crawled, and Crawl errors we will now show you the percent change for the selected date range (as selected in the date selector near the top of the dashboard) compared to the prior date range of the same length. …
With a few new updates to Google Webmaster Tools, Google team decided to add one more, one that compliments the recent addition of crawl errors alerts .
GWT now offers alerts for search queries . Javier Tordable of Google wrote:
“The Search Queries feature in Webmaster Tools shows, among other things, impressions and clicks for your top pages over time.…
Google’s massive list of June and July updates: Trimmed, merged and organised into five main areas: quality, query understanding, images, snippets and other.
- Several boosts and tweaks for high-quality content from trusted sources.
- Several Panda tweaks including algorithm and a fresh data feed.