Monday, July 22, 2013

YouTube Channel Stats now Appearing on Google+ Pages Dashboard

Google+ team has officially announced the addition of YouTube channel states in the Google+ Pages Dashboard. It was only a few days ago, that new Google Dashboard was introduced to make the page management simpler.

The new Dashboard will now let managers easily access their:

=> AdWords Express
=> Google Offers
=> Google+ Notifications
=> YouTube Channel Statistics

YouTube statistics will include details of total subscribers, views, new subscriptions, and minutes watched. A link to their YouTube channel account will also be provided so that managers can get detailed information.

To view YouTube channel statistics, you will have to link the Google+ Page with YouTube channel. Visit the advanced account settings, click "connect with Google+ page" and you will be given the option of creating a Google+ page with a different name or using your YouTube channel name.

While announcing the update, Pavni Diwanji also stated that more updates related to connecting more Google products with Google+ will be coming soon.


Monday, June 3, 2013

Here are 6 Quick Tips for International Websites by Google Team!

Google Web Studio team has been busy analyzing a number of ways to handle internationalization for Google's web search. And they are finally out with a few tips for web developers.

There are several websites in more than one language and website owners are making more sites for more than one language. However, building a website in multiple languages is more than translation or localization (L10N). There are other things related to internationalization (I18N), which Google Web Studio team has shared in their latest blog post for international websites.

Make Pages I18N-Ready in the Markup and Not the Style Sheets

Since language and directionality are inherent on the contents of the webpage document, it is always better that webmasters use markup instead of style sheets for internationalization. The Google team recommends you to use @lang and @dir, at least on the html element.

<html lang="ar" dir="rtl">
The team also advices webmasters to avoid using special classes or IDs.
You cannot rely on CSS for I18N in style sheets because compliant user agents might ignore properties like direction or unicode-bidi. (For XML, the situation changes again. XML doesn’t offer special internationalization markup, so here it’s advisable to use CSS.)

One Style Sheet for All Locales

It is always better to add everything in one style sheet instead of creating separate sheets for RTL and LTR directionality or each language. It makes maintenance and understanding of internationalization rules easier.

Google Team says that instead of embedding alternative style sheet like
<link href="default.rtl.css" rel="stylesheet">
You should use existing
<link href="default.css" rel="stylesheet">

However, make sure that you follow the existing CSS rules by their counterparts, while taking this approach.

Using the [dir='rtl'] attribute selector

You will have to use a different way for selecting the elements, which you want to style differently for other directionalities. However, this will be easy for you as RTL content requires specific markup. For most of the today's browsers, use [dir='rtl']
For example:

aside {
 float: right;
 margin: 0 0 1em 1em;
 [dir='rtl'] aside {
 float: left;
 margin: 0 1em 1em 0; 

Using :lang() pseudo class
When you want to target documents of a particular language, use :lang() pseudo class . For example, if you think that bold format doesn't look good in Chinese documents, use:
:lang(zh) strong,
:lang(zh) b {
 font-weight: normal;
 color: #900;

Mirror Left and Right Related Values

When you are working with RTL and LTR contents, it is important that you mirror the values that change directionality. Check if everything is related to borders, paddings, and margin. Also check position related properties, text-align, or float.

Example: what’s text-align: left in LTR needs to be text-align: right in RTL.
There are tools like CSSJanus that will make it easier to flip directionality. Although, it is written for the "separate style sheet" and not the "same style sheet" realm.

Keeping an Eye on the Details

You need to look-out for these things:

You might have to swap the images for left or right, light sources in box-shadow & text-shadow values, animations, and JavaScript positioning & accommodating in the opposite directionality.

CSS specificity. When you are using [dir='rtl'] (or [dir='ltr']) hook, you are using a high specificity selection, which can invite an issue. So, make adjustments accordingly.
The default font size may be too small, depending on the script and front. So you have to consider the tweaking size and even the font. Take special care of font size and font for non-Latin alphabets.

In case of any doubt or feedback, the Google team wants you to check the Internalization Webmaster Help Forum.


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Quick Approval Latest Articles List - 2012

Hello Friends, I have updated the quick approval do follow article list here.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Disavow Links Tool Launched by Google!

The wait is finally over! SEOs and webmasters around the globe have been waiting for this tool for months and it is finally here. Google has announced the official launch of a new tool to disavow links- which will let webmasters get rid of poor or irrelevant or disreputable links to their site quite easily. This tool gives webmasters and SEOs the much needed instrument to protect their sites from being penalized by the Penguin update, which was rolled out in April this year and targets webspam.

The tool has been long anticipated since Matt Cutts spoke about it. And now, speaking at the Pubcon conference, Matt Cutts formally announced the tool’s launch. SEOs can try the tool from here.

Google’s tool comes in more than 3 months after Bing launched its Disavow links tool- a big surprise at the time because Google has just begun speculating about it- and within a few days, Bing launched the tool.

Disavow Links Tool Launched by Google!
How to Use the Disavow Tool

Google has said that format requires the URLs to be listed in a text file from a specific site using domain: format- eg-

Then this is how Google advices to move ahead:

“An excerpt of a valid file might look like the following:
# Contacted owner of on 7/1/2012 to 
# ask for link removal but got no response
# Owner of removed most links, but missed these

In this example, lines that begin with a pound sign (#) are considered comments and Google ignores them. The “domain:” keyword indicates that you’d like to disavow links from all pages on a particular site (in this case, “”). You can also request to disavow links on specific pages (in this case, three individual pages on We currently support one disavowal file per site and the file is shared among site owners in Webmaster Tools. If you want to update the file, you’ll need to download the existing file, modify it, and upload the new one. The file size limit is 2MB.”

Disavow Links Tool Launched by Google!

The links will be disavowed in some time- roughly several weeks. Google has added that it may not use the submissions if it finds them untrustworthy. Also, Matt Cutts said that the ideal route for webmasters would be to initially try to remove the links by asking the webmasters of the sites to remove them and only then use the disavow tool.

Great News for Penguin Hit Sites

This tool will be a huge help to webmasters hoping to revive their sites after the Penguin update. The update came down upon sites with spammy links pointing to them and this led to a widespread panic among SEOs about negative SEO. The frequent link warnings released by Google were also adding to the pressure. That is why this tool will now help SEOs get control of their sites once again. This is what Matt Cutts says about the tool:

What do you think of the tool? Will you use it? Do share your views.