forum — November 6, 2014 - 12:47
Google continues to develop its Maps for mobile. It has gone well beyond the basic local search and navigation product it once was and become an increasingly complicated local discovery tool with an array of content types and better functionality.
Now Google has made Maps more actionable with Open Table reservations and Uber pickup and cost estimates built into the app. For the Uber functions to work users must have the Uber app pre-installed
Srinivasan — September 5, 2014 - 18:05
If you’ve missed the news somehow, or were lucky enough to be spared from its effects, Google rolled out a new update known as Pigeon, to the local algorithm on July 24th.
saranivasan — August 22, 2014 - 18:09
Google Search App is now truly multilingual and users can select up to five languages for simultaneous recognition. Around the world millions of people are multilingual or partly so. In the US, survey data reflect that 20 percent of the inhabitants speak more than one language at home. But in what I imagine is something of a speech recognition breakthrough Google’s search app can now recognize commands and queries in multiple languages concurrently.
Srinivasan — August 8, 2014 - 11:05
Google has announced that going HTTPS adding a SSL 2048-bit key certificate on your site will give you a slight ranking boost up.
Google says this gives websites a small ranking benefit, only counting as a very lightweight signal within the overall ranking algorithm. In fact, Google supposed this carries less weight than other signals such as super content.
SEO Concerns with HTTPS
forum — July 21, 2014 - 12:06
According to financial analyst notes, releasing the numbers early, desktop search declined for the fifth consecutive month after a period of growth in mid-2013.
Yahoo’s share has now fallen below 10 percent and this is an all-time low. The combined Yahoo-Bing “search alliance” share remains flat at 29 percent. Bing has grown almost totally at Yahoo’s expense.
According to Stat Counter, Yahoo has a 9.3 percent share of the US mobile search market. Google dominates at 85 percent and Bing’s share is 5.5 percent.