|Forum: Google SEO News and Discussion|
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|41:|| Another New Google Favicon||Jan 10, 2009|
|42:|| Anything That Can Be Done About Thousands of Stolen Articles?|
So Google prefers to develop an algorithmic approach to spam control, rather than making one off hand removals. Are there any steps you can take besides the Spam Report?
|July 5, 2006|
|43:|| April 2007 Google SERP Changes - The Early Returns|
Ya, it's April fools day - but the index beat goes on.
|Apr 2, 2007|
|44:|| Are Exact Match Domains Better For SEO Than Domains For Branding|
WebmasterWorld Members discuss whether it's better for SEO to go for a shorter domain for branding, or to go for exact match domains.
|July 31, 2012|
|45:|| Are Free Submission Directories Being Deindexed By Google|
WebmasterWorld Members are reporting deindexing of free submission directories. Is this a Panda or Penguin hit, or a routine purge.
|May 16, 2012|
|46:|| Are Links From "stingy linkers" More Valuable?||June 23, 2009|
|47:|| Are Scrapers Exploiting Your sitemap.xml File?|
Some people say they suffer ranking problems very soon after adding a sitemap for Google. Could it be that a sitemap.xml fle exposes them to widespread scraping?
|May 7, 2007|
|48:|| Are We Seeing Google Vince Update 2.0?|
Could there be a lot of confusion in attributing ranking success of brands post-Panda with Panda instead of Vince? We talk a lot about different iterations of Panda (1.0 to 2.5), but not about Vince.
|Nov 1, 2011|
|49:|| Are You Using No Follow in Paid Links & Why?|
"Wondering what all of your opinions are, should we start using it for all paid links?"
|Apr 18, 2007|
|50:|| Article Pagination: Actions that Improved Google Search Traffic|
"The approach we decided on was labor intensive for the content creators. But after some education, the writers were all interested in trying to increase the audience size."
|Sept 20, 2010|
|51:|| Author META Tag In SERPs|
"WebmasterWorld members find the Author META Tag showing up in SERPs."
|Jan 22, 2009|
|52:|| Authority Status And The Benefits It Can Bring|
What are the factors that give a site an 'authority' status in Google, and what are the benefits and advantages that this status affords?
|Oct 14, 2006|
|53:|| Authors Sue Google For Alleged 'Massive Copyright Infringement'|
"An organization of more than 8,000 authors accused Google Inc. Tuesday of "massive copyright infringement," saying the powerful Internet search engine cannot put its books in the public domain for commercial use without permission."
|Sept 21, 2005|
|54:|| Awesome Google Doodle Logo Today, Celebrates Les Paul's Birthday|
For the next 24 hours on the Google homepage, you'll find an interactive, playable logo inspired by the guitar developed by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee that made the sound of rock and roll possible.
|June 9, 2011|
|55:|| Becoming Search Engine Algo-Proof |
Every two years Google throws in a big change to their algo. They pick the latest thing they don't like and blow the crap out of a bunch of sites. Lots of people get hit.[br][br]This process scares the bejeepers out of me. In fact, I lived in fear of the algo for years to the point I wouldn't even meddle in anything less than pure.[br][br]I've attempted to make my main site resistant to algo changes. Initially this started out by being whitehat, that's no longer the case. I'm not blackhat, I simply do what works now, and what I expect to work in the future.
|Apr 7, 2011|
|56:|| Behind the Scenes at Google IT Department|
"... the GFS ensures that for every file, at least three copies are stored on different computers in a given server cluster. That means if a computer program tries to read a file from one of those computers, and it fails to respond within a few milliseconds, at least two others will be able to fulfill the request."
|July 11, 2006|
|57:|| Best Practices For Changing Domain Name|
"WebmasterWorld Members discuss the best practices to retain search engine rankings when changing domain names."
|June 3, 2010|
|58:|| Big Changes Promised Shortly at Google|
We've been working on this issue for a long time, and made some progress. These efforts started long before the recent spat of news articles. I've personally been working on it for over a year. [br][br]The central issue is that it's very difficult to make changes that sacrifice "on-topic-ness" for "good-ness" that don't make the results in general worse. [br][br]You can expect some big changes here very shortly though.
|Feb 7, 2011|
|59:|| Bigdaddy - so what are we doing?|
"I'm thinking its time to move ahead and stop waiting for Google..."
|June 2, 2006|
|60:|| Bing Google and Yahoo Unite On schema.org Microformats For Search Engines|
It looks like they are moving their data "micro-format" markup to a standard that is supported by the big three search engines.[br][br]Hopefully this means that any website can implement these and get the benefits of the enhanced display with any search engine.
|June 3, 2011|
|61:|| Bing Makes Google Rethink||June 15, 2009|
|62:|| Bing May Be Making Google Re-Think||June 15, 2009|
|63:|| Bing Results More Successful than Google?: Hitwise Study Says Yes|
More interesting to me is their data on "success rate". Here there is no month-over-month change for any of them. However, the baseline shows a major difference. Success rates on Bing are measured at 81.5% and at Google, 65.6%[br][br]One reason for this is probably the definition of success. The detail isn't made very clear, but it does involve visiting another website. As we've been observing for quite a while, Google SERPs contain a lot of information on their own, and the user often doesn't need to visit another website to have found what they were looking for.
|Feb 17, 2011|
|64:|| Blended Results, QDF and User Intention at Google|
Learning what set of results will truly satisfy most people who type in any given query is under constant evolution.
|Aug 29, 2009|
|65:|| Blogger Beta Limited Launch||Aug 15, 2006|
|66:|| Brandspam - Google's Latest Challenge|
We all have our different views on the value of Google's search results after Panda.[br][br] What is undeniable is that a lot of rubbishy spam sites have disappeared out of the listings which is very welcome - but many commercial key phrases are now dominated by big brands that have taken the opportunity to move into niches that they have never been in before, and which they have little obvious expertise in.
|July 27, 2011|
|67:|| Broken Links Send Site Quality Signals And May Affect Rankings|
In doing some research for a new article, I recently came across a 12-year-old website that has quite a few broken external links, especially on its "links" page. Evidently this site hasn't been updated in a long time and nobody has bothered to check for broken links.
|Mar 20, 2012|
|68:|| Business Survival, With Or Without Google Organic Traffic|
WebmasterWorld Members discuss how the status of Google organic traffic has changed, and how to find alternative traffic.
|Jan 7, 2013|
|69:|| CES: Google to offer Video, Software Downloads|
"As part of a major upgrade to Google's video-search service, consumers will be able to pay to download and view videos, such as television shows, on their computer from Google content partners such as TV companies, according to the newspaper report. Google plans to announce partnerships with some major players, including CBS Corp. and the National Basketball Association, the report said."
|Jan 5, 2006|
|70:|| CNN: Growing Backlash to (MFA) Content Farm Update|
CNN: "Google made one of the biggest changes ever to its search results this week, which immediately had a noticeable effect on many Web properties that rely on the world's biggest search engine to drive traffic to their sites. Comments from site operators lit up on the WebmasterWorld.com forum starting on Wednesday. Many webmasters complained that traffic to their sites dropped dramatically overnight, and others expressed concern that they can't adapt quickly enough to Google's changes to its algorithm."
|Feb 26, 2011|
|71:|| Can An SEO Company Be Black Hat Free?||Nov 1, 2006|
|72:|| Can Competitors Negative SEO Hurt You On Google?|
A number of us have noticed that when we get extra links to our sites they actually fall in the SERPs and this seems to be confirmed by experimentation - OK, results may be skewed by algo changes but it seems pretty coincidental that on so many occasions a site falls very soon after the new links appear. This may mean that competitor's sites could be pushed down the SERPs by unscrupulous operators buying spammy links which are pointed at them.
|June 14, 2011|
|73:|| Can Hotlinking Damage Your Google Image Search Rankings||June 3, 2008|
|74:|| Can Internal Linking Cause Google Penalty?|
"the only thing i can see in common is they all have a home page link on their main keyword to home."
|Jan 10, 2013|
|75:|| Canonical Tag vs. Block in Robots.txt|
"For years, I have simply blocked the long query string URLs via the robots.txt file (The long query string URLs have a "virtual" directory in the URL, so I just block that virtual directory). [br][br]But with "trust" being such an important issue after the Panda updates, I wonder if it might be better to unblock those URLs in robots.txt and just let the canonical tag take care of it. [br][br]In webmastertools, under crawl diagnostics, it lists something like 700 URLs blocked by Robots.txt, and if it is something that is being measured by google, I can't help but think that they are somehow using that information for something."
|Apr 25, 2011|
|76:|| Canonicalization, The Pros and Cons of Redirecting Various Typins to Root|
"Redirection from /index.html to /. Example if someone types http://www.example.com/index.html we will take them to http://www.example.com/."
|May 9, 2007|
|77:|| Capital Letters (Pascal Casing) in URLs - Advantages and Disadvantages||May 18, 2008|
|78:|| Change in The Way Google Serves Results on .co.uk|
"USA sites are dropped down the rankings and UK sites are bumped to the top."
|Feb 24, 2005|
|79:|| Changed My Opinion about Google's Query Revisions|
In the past I've been pretty negative about Google's query revisions - especially those of the "user intention" type. My attitude has been "show me what I searched for, not what you THINK I want". Time for me to eat a little bit of crow.
|Jan 19, 2010|
|80:|| Changing Home Page Title May Cause Ranking Loss|
WebmasterWorld Members experiment with page title modifications which seemingly should be an improvement, but are resulting in ranking loss.
|Mar 8, 2012|