Matt Cutts : Google to block all web sites and domains except for Google.com

23 Jun

In a shocking announcement earlier today, Google SEO ‘baron’, Matt Cutts, announced the immediate roll-out of Google Wolf 1.0.

Substituting cute names like Google Panda, and Google Penguin, the new Google Wolf 1.0 removes all web sites, domains, links and other useless content from Google.

The only result to remain on Google, will be Google.com, along with links to Gmail services.

According to Matt Cutts, this adjustment of SEO visibility has been his long term plan as a Google engineer, thus ending all speculations about his active participation at the world’s biggest search engine.

“I am back from a long sabbatical, and there are many great things to be accomplished in the coming months, stay tuned!” exclaimed Matt Cutts.

Playing down concerns about his own web site, MattCutts.com, not being up to par for conforming to Google-mandated, mobile-friendly standards, Matt Cutts responded:

“You know, it doesn’t really matter anymore, as only Google.com is now on Google. It was a small sacrifice I had to make for the Company.”

In future weeks, every single link on Google to web sites, domain names and other such useless content, will be replaced to links within Google.com itself.

http://domaingang.com/domain-news/matt-cutts-google-to-block-all-web-sites-and-domains-except-for-google-com/

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Twitter Announcement: Removing the 140 character limit from Direct Messages.

12 Jun

You will soon be able to send much longer direct messages on Twitter.

The site plans to remove the 140-character limit on its direct messaging feature in July, the company revealed in a post on its developer forum on Thursday.

 

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A Twitter spokesperson confirmed to Mashable the character limit would be changing sometime in July but declined to provide more specific timing. The character limit for regular tweets, which is also 140, will remain in place.

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“You may be wondering what this means for the public side of Twitter,” Sachin Agarwal, Twitter’s product manager for direct messages, wrote in the post on Thursday. “Nothing! Tweets will continue to be the 140 characters they are today.”

http://mashable.com/2015/06/11/twitter-direct-messages-limit/

 

Twitter is making your conversations easier to follow

9 Jun

you’ve ever got lost trying to keep up with a fast-moving conversation on Twitter, this update is for you.

Twitter announced changes on Monday to how conversations will appear on the social media platform.

SEE ALSO: Silicon Valley: There’s a case for Google buying Twitter

Recognizing that real-time conversations sparked by a single Tweet can often be hard to follow, Twitter has decided to group related conversations under the original Tweet, and also highlight notable exchanges.

It will prioritize certain online discussions, taking into account factors such as whether the original Twitter account replied. There’s also a “view other replies” button if you want to see more from the Tweet storm.

From Monday, users of the Twitter website who have logged out and back into the service should be able see Tweets that are part of one conversation joined by a blue line on a Tweet page.

http://mashable.com/2015/06/09/twitter-conversation-update/

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Google Has Replaced Matt Cutts

26 May

It looks like Matt Cutts has been officially replaced as the head of web spam at Google. We don’t know who his replacement is, and we might not anytime soon, but the company has confirmed his replacement nevertheless.

In July, it will be the one-year anniversary of when Cutts announced he was taking leave from Google. It was originally supposed to last at least through the following October. At the time, he wrote on his personal blog:

I wanted to let folks know that I’m about to take a few months of leave. When I joined Google, my wife and I agreed that I would work for 4-5 years, and then she’d get to see more of me. I talked about this as recently as last month and as early as 2006. And now, almost fifteen years later I’d like to be there for my wife more. I know she’d like me to be around more too, and not just physically present while my mind is still on work.

So we’re going to take some time off for a few months. My leave starts next week. Currently I’m scheduled to be gone through October. Thanks to a deep bench of smart engineers and spam fighters, the webspam team is in more-than-capable hands. Seriously, they’re much better at spam fighting than I am, so don’t worry on that score.

http://www.webpronews.com/google-has-replaced-matt-cutts-2015-05

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8 Types of Rich Media to Share on Google+

14 May

Why Rich Media on Google+

Many social media users, especially those on mobile, don’t want to leave the platform they’re on. With rich media, your audience can enjoy your attention-grabbing content without leaving the platform.acme

#1: YouTube Videos

 #2: GIFs and Cinemagraphs

 #3: Auto Awesome Photos

 #4: Google+ Stories

 #5: Audio

 #6: Images and Infographics

 #7: Rich Link Shares

 #8: Live Streaming Video

http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/rich-media-share-on-google-plus/?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=FacebookPage&utm_campaign=Evergreen

Google Panda Update Over The Weekend?

5 May

On Friday, we reported some early chatter around a Google update possibly kicking off Friday morning.

Well, as expected, it seems to have heated up over the weekend. Not only has the chatter spiked up a lot, so have some of the automated Google tracking tools.

Many folks are thinking it is somewhat related to Panda but it is not clear yet. The ongoing Webmaster World thread has chatter starting May 1st through today, here are some comments:

https://www.seroundtable.com/google-panda-weekend-20247.htmlAcme

Did Google Update Their Search Algorithm Over The Weekend?

28 Apr

Over the weekend, I’ve been getting lots of questions from webmasters if I noticed a Google update starting late Friday into Saturday and Sunday. Truth is, yea, there is higher than normal webmaster chatter around changes in the desktop search results, unrelated to mobile results.

The chatter is supported by the various tracking tools including MozCast, Algoroo, SERP Metrics, SERPs and others as well

https://www.seroundtable.com/google-weekend-update-20212.html

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