|Forum: Google SEO News and Discussion|
|Displaying Topics 401 - 440 (1160 total) Sorted by: Date-Last-Post, Direction: reverse|
|401:|| Google Announces Instant Pages, For Fast Site Loading|
Earlier today we announced Instant Pages, a new feature to help users get to their desired search results even faster, in some cases even instantly! The Instant Pages feature is enabled by prerendering technology that we are building into Chrome and then is intelligently triggered by web search when we're very confident about which result is the best answer for the user's search.[br][br]This prerendering technology is currently in the Chrome Dev Channel and will be going to Beta later this week.
|June 15, 2011|
|402:|| 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|
|403:|| Why Haven't Sites Recovered from Panda? Google Tries to Explain |
In an exchange with Danny Sullivan during the keynote at SMX Advanced conference, Matt Cutts made some comments that address the topic of why sites haven't recovered, even if they don't exactly "explain" the reason:[br][br]DS: Has it changed enough that some people have recovered? Or is it too soon? [br][br]MC: The general rule is to push stuff out and then find additional signals to help differentiate on the spectrum. We haven't done any pushes that would directly pull things back. We have recomputed data that might have impacted some sites. There's one change that might affect sites and pull things back. [br][br]DS: You guys made this post with 22 questions, but it sounds like you're saying even if you've done that, it wouldn't have helped yet? [br][br]MC: It could help as we recompute data. Matt goes on to say that Panda 2.2 has been approved but hasn't rolled out yet.
|June 9, 2011|
|404:|| 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|
|405:|| Google Starts Supporting Authorship Markup|
We now support markup that enables websites to publicly link within their site from content to author pages. For example, if an author at The New York Times has written dozens of articles, using this markup, the webmaster can connect these articles with a New York Times author page. An author page describes and identifies the author, and can include things like the author's bio, photo, articles and other links.
|June 7, 2011|
|406:|| Google Updates and SERP Changes - June 2011|
WebmasterWorld's monthly look at Google's SERPs changes.
|June 4, 2011|
|407:|| 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|
|408:|| Analyzing Google's Panda Results Three Months On|
WebmasterWorld Members analyze Google's Panda three months on from its introduction.
|June 3, 2011|
|409:|| Google Rolls Out +1 Button For Websites|
...we're releasing +1 buttons to the whole web. As a result, you might start seeing +1 appear on sites large and small across the Internet.
|June 2, 2011|
|410:|| Poor Newsletter Open Rate Causes Ranking Penalty?|
A strange new report. Supposedly this site owner was penalized for having a poor newsletter open rate, as determined by gmail. After purging all the people on the list that hadn't opened the emails in the last 90 days, he filed a reconsideration request, and the penalty was lifted.
|May 31, 2011|
|411:|| Social Factors - The End of Intelligent Content On The Web|
The vast majority of the best and brightest in terms of subject matter experts in many niches, simply are NOT spending time pushing their ideas on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIN. They, in fact, we if I be a bit presumptuous, have better things to do with our time. Nothing wrong with social but if popularity (number of tweeted links/likes) is a deciding factor in ranking, those creating the best content in terms of "thought value" simply won't show up.[br][br]There is now very little incentive to publish new ideas and thoughts to move fields forward, not only because it's hard to monetize, but because no one will see it because it won't have "buzz".
|May 24, 2011|
|412:|| Google Webmaster Tools Labs Showing Instant Previews|
I just noticed that the Labs section of GWT is showing Instant Previews. When I compare my site to the instant preview google is showing 35 errors but the instant preview is working fine.
|May 22, 2011|
|413:|| Google Violating No Archive Policies?|
"Technically, instant preview is a visually cached copy and any site set to NOARCHIVE is currently being violated because it's making and displaying archives of the site. The same reasons you don't want people looking at your cache, such as correcting pricing mistakes, taking down content that violated copyright, whatever, the reason you don't want cache and snoops evaluating it still apply with instant preview."
|May 21, 2011|
|414:|| What is an Acceptable Site Page Load Time|
I installed page load measurement for GA a few days ago. Average loading time of my pages is around 4s.
|May 21, 2011|
|415:|| Google Rolls Out Social Search|
Social Search can help you find pages your friends have created, and it can also help you find links your contacts have shared on Twitter and other sites. If someone you're connected to has publicly shared a link, we may show that link in your results with a clear annotation.[br][br]Social search results are only visible to you and only appear when you choose to log in to your Google Account. If you're signed in, Google makes a best guess about whose public content you may want to see in your results, including people from your Google chat buddy list, your Google Contacts, the people you're following in Google Reader and Buzz, and the networks you've linked from your Google profile or Google Account. For public networks like Twitter, Google finds your friends and sees who they're publicly connected to as well.
|May 19, 2011|
|416:|| Google Panda's Impact on Message Boards and Forums|
WebmasterWorld Members discuss the effect of Google's Panda update on message boards and forums.
|May 16, 2011|
|417:|| Hackers Exploiting Canonical Tags|
I came across a website with canonical tags setup on all of their pages and they were pointing to a spam site. I suspect someone hacked in and changed the canonical tags to siphon link juice.
|May 14, 2011|
|418:|| comScore: U.S. Search: Yahoo and Bing Gains on Google for April 2011|
Google Sites led the U.S. explicit core search market in April with 65.4 percent market share, followed by Yahoo! Sites with 15.9 percent (up 0.2 percentage points) and Microsoft Sites with 14.1 percent (up 0.2 percentage points). Ask Network accounted for 3.0 percent of explicit core searches, followed by AOL, Inc. with 1.5 percent.
|May 12, 2011|
|419:|| Link Development TacticsTo Compete With Link Buyers|
WebmasterWorld Members review tactics to compete effectively with link buyers.
|May 8, 2011|
|420:|| Google Testing New Linkless SERP's Layout|
Links no longer underlined in tests.
|May 7, 2011|
|421:|| Google Updates and SERP Changes - May 2011|
WebmasterWorld's monthly SERP monitoring and update thread for May 2011
|May 7, 2011|
|422:|| Matt Cutts Wants Websites to be Packaged Like Apple Products|
"The sites that do put a little bit more individual care and attention and work into the content of their site, whether it be a product description, or a blog post," says Matt Cutts, Google's lead engineer on the Panda update, "those are the ones that users tend to prefer a little bit more and appreciate."
|May 6, 2011|
|423:|| Toolbar for IE8 Buries PageRank Indicator|
As of today I've noticed that the PR indicator is now only accessible via a 'More' link, and cannot be dragged onto the main display. Also, although the little green bar still works, the mouseover alt text that displayed the PR number is gone.
|May 5, 2011|
|424:|| How To Move Part of an Established Site to a New Domain|
I intend to move one language of this website onto a new domain. I was thinking to do 301 redirects from all old pages to all new pages and of course update the sitemaps accordingly. This way, Google should understand that my pages changed location and will index the new ones. But, it will probably exclude my webpages from SERPs, at least for a period.[br][br]How can I do this move, in order to make it as painless as possible for my site?
|May 5, 2011|
|425:|| What Might Cause Google Panda To Hit Your Site|
WebmasterWorld Member analysis of Google's Panda update and how certain actions may affect your site.
|May 3, 2011|
|426:|| Panda Metric : Google Usage of User Engagement Metrics|
I am continually surprised at some in the community that point to a couple of individual metrics as 'the ones' that caused xyz to happen in the most recent update. I think it is time to look at the greater picture of data that Google has available.[br][br]Eric Enge had a presentation at PubCon Austin that he felt Panda pumped up 20% user engagment metrics into the algo. It really got me thinking about this aspect indepth. I started to put together a list of possible data sources google could use as metrics (signals), and I was pretty surprised at how large a list it became with very little effort.
|May 1, 2011|
|427:|| How Google Handles No-Indexed Pages|
WebmasterWorld Members analyse how Google treats sites with no-index pages.
|Apr 28, 2011|
|428:|| Super Sized Site Links|
Just noticed a few of my websites have 12 site links now with a new layout. Below is an example of another website I found with them.
|Apr 27, 2011|
|429:|| Google Extends Realtime Search Including Quora and Gowalla|
...earlier today, it appears Google flipped the switch to make Realtime Search a lot more useful. Namely, they've added results from services like Quora, Gowalla, and a range of others.
|Apr 27, 2011|
|430:|| Adding 25,000 Pages to a 3,600 Page Site|
We want to expand the site to include all real estate listings in the whole state. Doing this would add about 25,000 new spider-able listings to the site and our longtail searches should increase quite dramatically. Is this something I can do all at once, or should I take it a bit at a time? And, do you have any recommendations on the amount of pages I should add a day?
|Apr 27, 2011|
|431:|| 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|
|432:|| The Theory Why Google Panda is a Good Move|
WebmasterWorld Members discuss the reasons why Google's Panda update might have been a smart move, despite the suffering and frustration.
|Apr 25, 2011|
|433:|| Analyzing Google Panda For Sites That Don't Fit The Mold|
The point of this thread is to pick out the sites from those lists which DO NOT fit that mold, sites which it's not obvious why they lost, and figure out why they were hit.[br][br]In doing so, maybe we'll understand why Panda has hit so many here who don't seem to deserve it either.
|Apr 21, 2011|
|434:|| Google's Panda Key Algo Changes Analyzed|
"WebmasterWorld Members review the key algo changes as a result of the Google Panda pandemonium."
|Apr 20, 2011|
|435:|| After Panda Update, Scraper Sites Still Taking Top Positions|
I publish an original news post and after an hour or more I get links from relevant sites.[br][br]The related posts with backlinks to my post (on these relevant sites) get on the top of Google SERPS and my page is somewhere around #5.[br][br]After a couple of hours, a couple of scraper sites take over my position and I'm on the 2nd, 3rd page or simply nowhere. [br][br]
|Apr 18, 2011|
|436:|| Google Panda Algo Change And Human Behavior Theories|
So they tried to convert user behavior into an algorithm. I've been trying to understand how we can correlate human behavior to our website design.[br][br]Based from my research I've found that there is a relation between the Google algo change and Maslow's 'hierarchy of needs' theory in psychology.
|Apr 16, 2011|
|437:|| PANDA International - Data on Winners & Losers from SearchMetrics|
This afternoon the SearchMetrics blog released their data for the international wave of the Panda Update - affecting English Language search. The article includes data for 100 losers and 20 winners.[br][br]"The data was collated between the 5th & 12th of April 2011 and we can definitely confirm that the update has hit the UK – in a big way. Surprising is that ehow.co.uk and ehow.com has lost more than 50% in visibility."
|Apr 13, 2011|
|438:|| Google PANDA rolls out WorldWide|
Today, for the first time, after checking daily, I can now see US Panda results on Google properties worldwide including but not limited to: .co.uk, .ca, .co.in, .com.au, .fr, .de, .se, etc. [br][br]Congratulations, it's no longer speculation if you have Panda, it's quite visibly there.
|Apr 11, 2011|
|439:|| In Google's Penalty Box, Overstock Takes a 5% Hit on Revenue|
Six weeks after getting penalized by Google Inc. for using promotional links with university web sites that boosted its natural search rankings, Overstock.com Inc. says the penalty, a drop in its Google natural search rankings, has resulted in a 5% drop in revenue, according to the retailer's filing toay with the Securities and Exchange Commission. [br][br]"We now estimate that it will be at least another two to three weeks before Google will end the penalty period," Overstock says in the filing. "During the penalty period to date, we have experienced an approximately 5% negative impact on our revenue, which we anticipate will continue during the penalty period."
|Apr 9, 2011|
|440:|| 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|