Google announced that it is adding a feature to Gmail and Google calendar that will let users download their data from the services. Google also offers the option to download a single archive of all account data across Gmail calendar, Google+, YouTube, Drive and more.
As announced in a post over at the official Google blog, users can now export their calendar data in the iCalendar format and Gmail archive in the MBOX format, both readily acceptable by Apple’s OS X/iOS calendar app and the stock OS X Mail program respectively.
It’s also possible to choose a subset of labels and/or calendars to export, for Gmail and Calendar respectively, if there’s only a particular part that you’re interested in keeping. That’s handy for maintaining separate work and personal archives, for instance.
As before you can also download a single archive file for multiple products with a copy of your Gmail, Calendar, Google+, YouTube, Drive and other Google data.
Google says that the option to download Gmail data will be rolled out to all the users over the next month, while the calendar data is available to download starting today.
Matt Cutts, head of Google’s search spam team has put a new video discussing about Disavow Links tool. Should webmasters use the disavow tool, even if it is believed that no penalty has been applied?
Cutts said “the main purpose of the tools is for when you have done some “bad SEO” yourself or someone has on your behalf.”
If you have done the work to keep an active look on your backlinks, and you see something strange going on, you don’t have to wait around. Feel free to just preemptively say ‘This is a weird domain. I have nothing to do with it, I don’t know what this particular bot is doing in terms of making links’. Just feel free to go ahead and do disavow, even on a domain level.