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Google Chrome for Android to rank fast pages higher in search
Aug18

Google Chrome for Android to rank fast pages higher in search

Credit: https://gadgetstouse.com/blog/2020/05/22/reset-google-chrome-on-android/ Changes are coming to Google Chrome for Android; and it could be one that impacts how sites are ranked in search. Changes include adding “fast page” labels to the context menus of pages considered by Google to be of high-quality. The labels, which will be based on signals from Google’s Core Web Vitals metrics, will rank fast pages higher in search. “To...

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Google Maps now allows you to follow other users
Jul31

Google Maps now allows you to follow other users

If you have been following news about Google Maps for the last few months, you would have observed that it was fast changing into a social media app. It is one hell of an app that does more than provide you with city guides—it does more than that. Google did some testing where it allowed users to follow select Local Guides sometimes last year; and it appears that experiment was a success as the ability to follow others is now open to...

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Google employees to keep working from home until July 2021
Jul28

Google employees to keep working from home until July 2021

Google has no plans to request its employees to return back to their offices until at least July 2021, the Wall Street Journal reports. According to WSJ, the decision covers roughly 200,000 of its full-time employees who may have to keep working remotely because of the COVUD-19 pandemic. Google remains the first and only company to have taken such a step to extend a decision, which many other tech companies also took early in 2020....

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Google upgrades Gmail security standard with brand logo authentication
Jul26

Google upgrades Gmail security standard with brand logo authentication

How do you identify or differentiate a genuine brand logo from a fake one—especially when the content of the email looks so genuine? The truth is that scammers are always using logos that look like the genuine ones when sending emails to their targets—it is a problem that has long existed, but Google is already doing something about it. Google-owned Gmail has upgraded the security standard for the world’s most popular free email...

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Buy on Google listings now with zero commission rates
Jul24

Buy on Google listings now with zero commission rates

  Google has removed its commission fees on Buy on Google product listings via search results and dedicated shopping displays. “While retailers have several options for driving traffic to their website with free listings or with Shopping ads, many also use Buy on Google to give shoppers a convenient way to purchase something right when they discover it. By removing our commission fees, we’re lowering the cost of doing...

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Google Messages adds ability to reply messages with emoji reactions
Jul24

Google Messages adds ability to reply messages with emoji reactions

Google has updated its Messages app with a number of new features including the ability to tap and hold a message to reply with an emoji reaction. This feature is only new to Messages, but not to Facebook Messenger where users have long had the chance to reply with emoji. Emoji reactions is coming along with four other newly added feature that have now been released in the app’s latest update. To use the new emoji reaction, simply tap...

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