Month: July 2018

Google Has Reduced Amount of Spammy Links by Nearly Half

Google Has Reduced Amount of Spammy Links by Nearly Half

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How to search better on Google

How to search better on Google

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Over the years Google has become the go-to site for any and every kind of information. For almost every question, in fact many a times problems too, the general solution is Google. Little doubt then that the Google has become an integral part of most people's lives. Over the times, the search giant too has enhanced the hottest product in its portfolio. Today, Google search is available in most Indian languages. We are no longer dependent on typing-in to search, we can use our voice too to search. Other than this, there are slew of other tools that make searching on Google lot easier and better. These tools not only help us look for words, phrases, definations and more, but also specifics like currency convertor, calculator and more. Based on users search patterns and most searched keyw...
How Volatile Are Google’s Featured Snippets?

How Volatile Are Google’s Featured Snippets?

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Google Pixel Watch rumors: Everything we’ve heard so far

Google Pixel Watch rumors: Everything we’ve heard so far

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Hollis JohnsonThis may be the year Google finally releases its own smartwatch.  According to gadget tipster Evan Blass, Google has been working on a lineup of new products, including new Pixel phones, second-generation Pixel Buds, and a new smartwatch that will also fall under the Pixel branding.  This would be a major change for Google. In the past, Google has relied on third-party companies like LG and Fossil Group, and heritage watchmakers like Movado, to incorporate its smartwatch software — recently renamed Wear OS — into their watch designs.  This has been a smart move up until now. Tech companies aren't often known for their fashion sense, and so many smartwatches end up looking cumbersome, outdated, or downright
Ugandans again run to VPN as social media tax starts to bit…

Ugandans again run to VPN as social media tax starts to bit…

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As predicted by ICT experts, Ugandans have found virtual private networks (VPN) the 'ultimate solution' to bypass paying the Shs 200 daily excise duty charge on Over-The-Top (OTT) services. The tax, christened ‘social media tax’ affects social media platforms such as Facebook, WhatsApp, LinkedIn, Instagram, Viber, Skype among others. While government expects to collect about Shs 400 billion annually from the social media users, realisation of this target may be hard going by the efforts Ugandans are taking to avoid paying the tax. For example, the search for 'VPN' on the world’s most popular search engine, Google, has skyrocketed and hit the maximum value (100) in the past few hours when the tax came into effect. Social media users in Ugand
Teen’s Google search reveals sickening online secret about …

Teen’s Google search reveals sickening online secret about …

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A simple Google search was all it took to bring one teen's world crashing down around her, and reveal a horrific online secret that still haunts her five years later. Noelle Martin was a regular 18-year-old working towards finishing her law degree. Like many of us have done at some point, Ms Martin decided to Google herself one day to see what would come up, reports news.com.au. She reverse searched an image from her Facebook profile, and to her horror, was met with multiple explicit images of her herself plastered over dozens of porn websites. Only the images weren't actually of her. Anonymous predators had taken her face and photoshopped it onto numerous pornographic pictures. "I really cannot put into words the feeling of when I first saw those pictures," Ms Martin told new...
These are SEO pitfalls service-based business should avoid

These are SEO pitfalls service-based business should avoid

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Search engine optimization (SEO) has become one of the most complicated aspects of having an online presence. The variables that are key to earning your rank constantly update and change, and there are many things that can go wrong. Moreover, SEO for service-based businesses have goals that are not necessarily going to be achieved through strategies built for other types of businesses. In this article, we’re going to look at three pitfalls you should avoid when marketing your service-based business online. Your business’s online presence will only help you if it’s aligned with guidelines and expectations laid out by Google and any website you use to help rank your website. Make sure you’ve got these all covered! 1. Google My Business We previously reviewed the Google M