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Update – Google’s John Mueller On Improving URL Removals on Third Party Websites


google's john muellerIn a recently Google Webmaster Blog Post, John Mueller, Google’s Webmaster Trends Analyst Introduced “Improved URL Removal Tool For Third Party”.

John Mueller offered points on what you should do at the start of removal request.

This tool is useful for removals on other peoples’ websites. You could use this tool if a page has been removed completely, or when it was just changed and you require having the snippet & cached page removed. If you are the webmaster of the website, then applying the Webmaster Tools URL removal feature is quicker& less complicated.

To remove entire webpage, it is required to have a proper HTTP result code (403, 404 OR 410), noindex robots meta tag, robots.txt file that is blocking the page, When you will entered the URL in the URL removal Tool, The Google analysis tool will be confirm that the particular page is no longer there.

The tool is available at https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/removals and looks like this:

General URL Removal

Just in case web pages was not taken off, you can makes use of the same tool, Making use of the Webmaster Tools URL removal feature is very simple for the real owners of the website. Visit the tool and type in a phrase that no longer appears to the live web page and Google will get it from there.

To get more detailed & information about this new tool please read the most recent post on the Official Google Webmaster Central Blog.

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5 Actionable Guest Blogging Tips and Tricks to Follow In 2014


5 Actionable Guest Blogging Tips and Tricks to Follow In 2014

Guest Blogging Tip #1: Choose potential sites carefully

However you’re choosing potential sites to host your guest post, you need to spend some identifying them.

Take a look around the sites and work out whether there’s any interaction between the sites and its readers. Usually this is by way of comments and you need to check a few pages to see whether or not the comments are helpful and contribute to the post made.

It also helps if the owner and the guest poster answer any question or points raised in the comments.

Guest Blogging Tip #2: Lurk for a While

Much the same as you would do in a forum, go back to the site over the next few days and get better taste for it.

This does involve time – there’s no shortcut for that – but can make all the difference between finding a good sites or not.

Much like you wouldn’t spend time in a forum if you where the only one posting there, the same applies to sites where you are considering submitting a guest post.

Guest Blogging Tip #3: Contribute

Once you have got a feel for the site, the next step is to contribute to it.

That means adding your helpful comments to some of the posts.

Keep a note of when you have placed a comments and how long it takes to approve.

Sites that automatically approve comments are unlikely to have the kind of quality control standards that you’re going to need to make it worth your while submitting post.

Read – Importance of Guest Blogging Can Grow Your Online Business

Guest Blogging Tip #4: Check out the Guest Posting Guidelines

Sites that regularly accept guest posts usually have a page that tells you want they expect and how to send in your proposed post.

Some will be happy with just a title and some points of what you’re likely to cover. Other will prefer the complete article. It varies (remember, there are humans involved in this!)

Once you have read the guidelines, you have ready to submit either the full article or an outline. Which leads us on the final step:

Guest Blogging Tip #5: Write your guest post

This is maybe the easiest part of the process, assuming that you are already happy writing posts for your own sites and article sites or that you have created guest posts already.

Follow the guidelines for you chosen site including writing style and length of the guest post.

Make sure that you don’t pad out the post just to meet a word count – this should be amongst your best work, not some run of the mill stuff, as its showcase you.

The double check your proposed guests post for spelling and grammar before sending it off and waiting.

In the latest webmaster help video, Google’s Distinguished Engineer Matt Cutts  Answering Questions to how can I guest blog without it appearing as if I paid for links?

Video – Matt Cutts On How can I guest blog without it appearing as if I paid for links?

Follow these basic Guest Blogging Tips to boost traffic into your website or blog. I have written this short article with my own experience.

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Alok Raghuwanshi is a SEO/Digital Marketing Expert with Kuliko Web Design Company Canada. Specializing search engine optimization (SEO), social media marketing (SMM), content marketing and guest blogging. Also includes links to posts from his work at SEO Blog for Internet Marketing.  Take a look and let me know what you think by including your comment below. Thank you and have a great day.

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New Google Toolbar PageRank Update – 6th December 2013


Google Page Rank Update 6 December 2013

Google Page Rank Update 6 December 2013

I noticed that today was a PR update! From 1 to 2. It’s been a long time that Google team has updated their popular Google Page Rank algorithm. The previous PageRank update was done in 4 Feburary 2013 and generally happens every few several weeks or so.

I have checked some websites of mine and some of the competitors and this is definitely a Page Rank update. Some of mine gone up 1 point from PR 1 to PR 2 some went from PR 1 to PR 2.

But I am still satisfied that most of sites have excellent good Page rank.. . I’m sure next time araghu.wordpress.com will get at least PR 3 or 4. As you would expect, some sites are going up, and some are going down, but in both cases, webmasters are noticing.

No PR Update for 2013?:

UPDATE – Matt Cutts of Google recently said this to @NielsBoschh on Twitter. Google Toolbar Pagerank, might indeed be finished – at least, this year. Matt Cutts said he would be surprised to see an update happen before 2014.

Google Page Rank History –

Confirmed PR Update – 6th December 2013
Confirmed PR Update – 4th February 2013
Confirmed PR Update – 7 November 2011
Confirmed PR Update Ist Week August 2011
Confirmed PR Update Toolbar Pagerank Update – JULY 2011
Confirmed PR update Toolbar Pagerank Update – JUNE 2011
Confirmed Network Wide Toolbar Pagerank Update – JANUARY 2011
Confirmed Network Wide Toolbar Pagerank Update April 2010
Confirmed Network Wide – Dec 31, 2009
Confirmed Network Wide – 30 October 2009
Confirmed Network Wide 27/28 May 2009 – Google PR Update?
Confirmed – 1 / 2 April 2009 – Google Pagerank Update 2009
Confirmed – 30-31 December 2008
Confirmed – 27 September 2008
Confirmed – 26 July 2008
Confirmed – 29 April 2008
Confirmed – 9,10,11,12 January 2008
Confirmed – 26 October 2007
Confirmed – 28 April 2007

A video from Google’s Matt Cutts, the head of search spam team. He explains how frequently page rank updates occur & how often you will see updated values in the pagerank toolbar.

Consider the following expected dates for PR update. Check your page rank now here!
  • 6th December , 2013 – 2 March, 2013 – Arrived
  • 28 February, 2013 – 2 March, 2013
  • 3 June, 2013 – 10 July, 2013
  • 30 October, 2013 – 2 November, 2013

Here is a historic data of latest Page Rank Updates done by Google: Google PR Updates Dates List.

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Understanding Google Hummingbird Algorithm Update


Google Hummingbird ~ Alok Raghuwanshi

Google’s Biggest Algorithm Update Since 2001

Google officially announced the hummingbird algorithm update that affected 90% of all search queries on September 26, 2013.

Hummingbird aims to describe the “precision and speed” for which Google will now provide search result based around conversational, semantic search.

Previous Algorithms Incorporated Into Hummingbird

Hummingbird is a completely new algorithm that incorporates all previous algorithm including PageRank, Panda and Penguin.

Current SEO strategies still apply. Social signals, relevant backlinks from reputable, established websites and quality content are just some of the 200 ranking factors that make up the Hummingbird algorithm.

Semantic Search & User Intent

Hummingbird is based on semantic search technology. Semantic search seeks to understand the searcher’s intent and the meaning of the query rather than parsing through keywords used in the search query. Google is using “form based” or “template” queries to answer questions at scale in real time. You can see this evidenced clearly in a recent patent, “Interactive Query Completion Templates, introduced in Aug 29, 2013.

Hummingbird aims to understand the entire query and provide accurate answer based on what searcher wants, rather than returning pages with SEO-friendly keywords used in the search query.

Improved Mobile Search

With so many searchers occurring on mobile devices, Hummingbird focuses heavily on mobile and voice search. It is also smarter at understanding conversational search and complex quires as questions.

If your site is well optimized for mobile searches, you may see an increase in mobile traffic.

Emphasis From “keywords” to “Answers”

Hummingbird represents a paradigm shift from keyword based search to conversational search. This means the algorithm is designed to return “content specific answer” rather than “keyword optimized web pages”

This means keyword research needs to more semantic and personalized for your target audience.

More Personalize Results

Hummingbird represents a paradigm shift from keyword based search to conversational search. Hummingbird aims to understand the user’s intent behind asking the question and context such as location, social connection on Google plus, previous searches and other information that Google already knows about the searcher.

Organic search on Google is now much more personalized, and the same search can yield different results to a particular searcher, based on their unique circumstances and intent.

Optimized For Your Target Audience Rather Than Keywords

Content that speaks directly to your target audience is now a priority. To rank on Google Search, figure out the many question potential customers many ask about your products and services, and produce subject relevant, meaningful and detailed answers that directly answers those questions.

If you are focused on addressing your customer’s needs you are more likely to rank according to Google’s Hummingbird Algorithm.

Google Knowledge Graph

At the core of Google’s semantic search is Google’s Knowledge Graph, which gathers data from a variety of sources to try to answer many question related to your search right there on the right side of the search results pages.

Google Knowledge Graph

The Google knowledge graph attempts to identify and highlight connections between people, places, and things then offer insight into these connections through its search results.

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Alok Raghuwanshi is a SEO/Digital Marketing Expert with Kuliko Web Design Company Canada. Specializing search engine optimization (SEO), social media marketing (SMM), content marketing and guest blogging. Also includes links to posts from his work at SEO Blog for Internet Marketing.  Take a look and let me know what you think by including your comment below. Thank you and have a great day.

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