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Another Google Webmaster Penalty - Image Mismatch Manual Action!

Google has rolled out the old manual action viewer in Google Webmaster Tools. There are reports of the new manual action alert - 'image mismatch'!   This manual action is for those images on your site that appear differently - on your site and in Google search engine pages. When the images on your Website do not match what Google is displaying and indexing on the search result pages, the 'image mismatch' manual action comes into picture.   Manual actions are nothing but the penalties from a human reviewer at Google - who has determined certain Websites violating Google's guidelines a...
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The Google+ Integration Continues with the Launch of Hashtag Search!

Google+ had started supporting hashtags in the month of May; however the company recently announced that Google Search will now allow its users to search for Google+ posts by using these hashtags. Now when you can see a little bit of Google+ in every product of Google, no wonder the Google+ hashtags too are making their way into other Google products.     Hashtags are basically useful in Google+; they enable you to find and manage the posts that use them. So if you now enter your search query on Google for a hashtag, you may see the latest feature to the right side of the regular sea...
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Google Algorithmic Updates 2013

Google keeps changing its search algorithm every year and this change could be approximately 500-600 times. However, most of these changes are minor. Google also calls out the major update that seems to significantly affect the search engine results. One of these major updates is Google Penguin which was very first announced on April 24, 2012 (Penguin 1). All those Websites that seem to violate the rules and regulations of Google Webmaster have to face significant drops in their search engine rankings after this Penguin update.   Here is when the immediate next Penguin updates were releas...
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