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Google's Domain Registration Service Now Open to All US Residents

Everyone knows the importance of a Custom Domain. Its is the first powerful step for a website. We already know many domain registrars like GoDaddy, Askforhost, Hostgator and Bigrock. But now Google is officially a domain registrar only in U.S.
Google's Domain Registration Service Now Open to All US Residents
This service was first launched in June 2014 and the service was only available to people through invite but now Google Domain Registration Service is Open to all U.S Residents.

Like all other domain registrars, Google domain registration starts at $12/Year. The service includes a domain name as well as extras like:

  • Private Registration
  • Email Forwarding
  • Support for up to 100 sub-domains 
  • Domain/URL Forwarding
  • Integration with Website Builder Services

Domain registration starts at only $12. Google has also added support for Blogger, making it easy for Blogger users to link up their blog with a new domain name. The service supports for over 60 domain extensions. You can also take advantage of integrated services through Google partners such as Wix and Weebly by paying additional fees.

This service is now open to all U.S residents. The company is planning to start this service in other countries but there's no timetable given. Those outside the U.S have the option to sign up to a mailing list in order to be notified when the service will be available in their country.

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Google Rolls Out Panda 4.1 Against Poor Content

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Recently, Google has announced that it is rolling out Panda 4.1 Algorithm against the poor quality content. The update has started rolling out and according to Pierre Far 3-5% queries will get affected from this update.
Google is rolling out this update to treat against poor quality content from search results.
Google Rolls Out Panda 4.1 Against Poor Content

How it will affect?

This new update is against the poor and thin content. Panda will identify the website with poor content and it will results in a greater diversity of high-quality small- and medium-sized sites ranking higher, which is nice.
In the announcement Pierre Far said:

Based on user (and webmaster!) feedback, we’ve been able to discover a few more signals to help Panda identify low-quality content more precisely. This results in a greater diversity of high-quality small- and medium-sized sites ranking higher, which is nice.

Depending on the locale, around 3-5% of queries are affected.

This update is good for those having quality content but also a headache for some those with thin content. So, if you see an increase in your traffic by the end of the next week then congrats its good and if you've a sudden decrease in your traffic, or if you see it in the coming days then its mean that this panda update has affected you.
SEJ's Founder Loren Baker said that:

This new Panda algorithmic update reinforces the fact that Google is not a fan of thin content and that crawl efficiency along with serving clear and direct data messages to Google are becoming more important than ever.Specializing XML sitemaps, trimming back on thin content and making sure that you are serving Google exactly what they need with minimal effort expended on part of Google-bot needs to be a huge emphasis. More so, also making sure that even in XML sitemaps, crawl priority is properly defined, and old content is not recrawled unless there is specific reason.

So, guys lets see what's going to happen next. We are calling this update ad 4.1 because Google said that the previous update was 4.0, then obviously this is 4.1.

Google Introduces Structured Snippets in Search Results

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Google web search has evolved in recent years. Recently Google has announced its new feature "Structured Snippets". Structured snippets is a new feature that Google has added in the search results and it is live now. Structured snippets incorporates facts into individual result snippets in Web Search.

Understanding the Structured Snippets

Interesting and relevant information is extracted from the post and is displayed in snippets. For example if your search for Nikon d7100 it will collect the relevant information from the post and will display it form of snippets.
If you search for a gadget, it will collect the relevant information from that post and it will be displayed in search results just like the image below.
This feature is not only for gadgets, see the below example, if you search for a comic hero, say batman, you can see some extra information next to its Wikipedia entry such as first appearance, created by etc.
This feature is not for some selected sites, we will see these snippets on many other sites soon. As according to Google

Structured Snippets is the latest collaboration between Google Research and the Web Search team employing that data to seamlessly provide the most relevant information to the user. We use machine learning techniques to distinguish data tables on the Web from uninteresting tables, e.g., tables used for formatting web pages. We also have additional algorithms to determine quality and relevance that we use to display up to four highly ranked facts from those data tables.

This is another great feature introduced by Google and we hope that we'll find this extra information useful especially for mobile users. We'll keep you updated with this latest web search feature. Stay tuned!