How to stop Google from adding your site to certain Google properties
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How to stop Google from adding your site to certain Google properties

If you’ve wanted to prevent your site from appearing on Google Shopping or Google Advisor, you now have a chance to do so within Webmaster tools. Webmasters can now opt out of having content that Google has crawled from their site displayed on: Google Shopping Google+ Local Google Flights Google Hotels Google Advisor To do so simply visit the Opt-Out page and you will be presented with the following option. Simply click the big red button to exclude your site from showing up in the Google properties.

Search both Bing and Google at the same time
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Search both Bing and Google at the same time

I’ve been using Bing quite a bit since its release and it has turned out to be one of the better search engines. I still prefer Google’s search results and usually switch between the two. But, if you want to search both, you can choose to switch between windows, or even better save yourself some time and search using Bing vs.

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It’s ok to search your own site with AdSense for search, but…

Many bloggers and site owners have Google Adsense for Search installed on their blogs. This ensures that you can provide relevant results to your blog users while simultaneously making some money on the side. While, there is no issue with other users using the search box, however, the question arises on the legality of you using the same.

12 Free SEO Tools

In 12 Free SEO tools to check complete site stats and not just page rank or SERP ranks, Mani Karthik takes a look at 12 tools that you can use to check your site stats, gauge their popularity and more. Many of these can analyse backlinks, links from other sites, search enginer rankings etc.