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401: new post   Google Launches Trial of Page Speed Service
Page Speed Service is an online service that automatically speeds up loading of your web pages.[br][br]To use the service, you need to sign up and point your site's DNS entry to Google. Page Speed Service fetches content from your servers, rewrites your pages by applying web performance best practices, and serves them to end users via Google's servers across the globe.
July 28, 2011
402: new post   Google Takes Notice And Makes +1 Button Faster
...we've begun to roll out out a set of changes that will make the button render up to 3x faster on your site. No action is required on your part, so just sit back, relax, and watch as the button loads more quickly than before.
July 27, 2011
403: new post   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
404: new post   Google's +1 Button Slows Page Loading
With Google's need for speed, WebmasterWorld Members discuss the issue of slow page loading as a result of installing the Google+1 button. The question of how this slowness of page loading is affecting the site's SERPs positioning is discussed.
July 27, 2011
405: new post   Improved Parameter Handling in Google WMT - Now Called URL Parameters
You may have noticed that the Parameter Handling feature disappeared from the Site configuration Settings section of Webmaster Tools. Fear not; you can now find it under its new name, URL Parameters! Along with renaming it, we refreshed and improved the feature.
July 25, 2011
406: new post   Google Directory (DMOZ) Now Gone
Google Directory is no longer available.[br]We believe that Web Search is the fastest way to find the information you need on the web.[br]If you prefer to browse a directory of the web, visit the Open Directory Project at dmoz.org
July 20, 2011
407: new post   Google Pushes Out A New Toolbar PageRank Update
It looks like Google has just updated its own PageRank and fixed a bug which appeared to set its own PR at 9 at its previous update.
July 19, 2011
408: new post   The Ranking Effects of New Links: Has It Changed After Google's Panda?
I remember a couple of months ago some google engineer saying "we will be changing the way we handle links soon" - well - its happened I am certain.
July 18, 2011
409: new post   My Competitor Made a Title Change and Google Loves Him For It
A WebmasterWorld Member shares an idea which may have helped boost the CTR on someone's site. Take a look and see if it will help yours.
July 13, 2011
410: new post   Strategies to Get The Best Out of Google +1
WebmasterWorld members review tactics to get the best out of the Google +1
July 11, 2011
411: new post   New York Times Goes After Yet Another SEO Strategy
"Though Google is apparently already battling back. On Thursday, a search of 'emergency locksmith Seattle' yielded only one Google Places result, not seven, but maybe more tinkering is needed. The site that landed on this prized perch appeared to be a lead gen operation, it's 24/7 Emergency Locksmith, which lists its address at a U.P.S. store. The woman who answered the phone at 24/7 would say nothing about the company, or even where she was located."
July 10, 2011
412: new post   Google Updates and SERP Changes - July 2011
WebmasterWorld's monthly look at Google's SERPs changes
July 2, 2011
413: new post   Google Appears to Have Deindexed the CO.CC Subdomains
Looks like all those subdomains of co.cc have been removed from the index
July 1, 2011
414: new post   Google Adds +1 Metrics To WebmasterTools
+1 metrics in Google Webmaster Tools can show you how the +1 button affects the traffic coming to your pages:
June 30, 2011
415: new post   Google Starts Giving Itself a Makeover
Starting today, you might begin noticing that things look a little different across Google products. We're working on a project to bring you a new and improved Google experience, and over the next few months, you'll continue to see more updates to our look and feel. Even our classic homepage is getting a bit of a makeover New Google homepage with a smaller logo and links moved to the top and bottom edges of the browser for a cleaner look.
June 29, 2011
416: new post   Google +1 Released Outside of U.S.
Today, +1's will start appearing on Google search pages globally. We'll be starting off with sites like google.co.uk, google.de, google.jp and google.fr, then expanding quickly to most other Google search sites soon after.
June 28, 2011
417: new post   Confirmed PageRank Update 27 June 2011
"Google did a page rank update this morning without a doubt. My site just went from PR0 to PR3.."
June 27, 2011
418: new post   Domain Name Replaced in SERPs With Alias Domain Name
For one of my websites I have 3-4 additional domains which are 301 redirected to domain.com (they've always been 301 redirected). These alias domains are not just domain.net but also synonymA.com, synonymB.com.[br][br]Turns out that if I do a Google search for "synonymA.com" the main website will show up, but instead of domain.com in the URL field Google shows me synonymA.com instead!
June 20, 2011
419: new post   Google Offers Canonical Support in the HTTP Header
Based on your feedback, we're happy to announce that Google web search now supports link rel="canonical" relationships specified in HTTP headers as per the syntax described in section 5 of IETF RFC 5988. Webmasters can use rel="canonical" HTTP headers to signal the canonical URL for both HTML documents and other types of content such as PDF files.
June 20, 2011
420: new post   Google Started Rolling Out Panda 2.2
WebmasterWorld Members are sending reports of SERPs changes which may indicate Google Panda 2.2 is rolling out.
June 17, 2011
421: new post   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
422: new post   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
423: new post   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
424: new post   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
425: new post   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
426: new post   Google Updates and SERP Changes - June 2011
WebmasterWorld's monthly look at Google's SERPs changes.
June 4, 2011
427: new post   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
428: new post   Analyzing Google's Panda Results Three Months On
WebmasterWorld Members analyze Google's Panda three months on from its introduction.
June 3, 2011
429: new post   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
430: new post   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
431: new post   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
432: new post   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
433: new post   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
434: new post   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
435: new post   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
436: new post   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
437: new post   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
438: new post   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
439: new post   Link Development TacticsTo Compete With Link Buyers
WebmasterWorld Members review tactics to compete effectively with link buyers.
May 8, 2011
440: new post   Google Testing New Linkless SERP's Layout
Links no longer underlined in tests.
May 7, 2011
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