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401: new post   Google Puts New Beta RSS Feed Search Engine Online
Google put a new vertical search engine online today to that searches RSS feeds most often associated with Blogs.
Sept 14, 2005
402: new post   Google Quietly Beta Tests Movie Search
Feb 24, 2005
403: new post   Google Ranking Industries Differently
WebmasterWorld Members discuss how the Google is experimenting with ranking in different industries. How is it affecting niche markets and authorities in those markets.
July 9, 2013
404: new post   Google Ranking Mystery - Is There a Rhyme or Reason?
"Can any of you explain what kind of logic Google is currently using to determine a site's ranking, or is it just a roll of the dice nowadays?"
Jan 25, 2007
405: new post   Google Reaches New Records Sorting 1PB Data In 6 Hours
One petabyte is 12 times the amount of archived web data in the U.S. Library of Congress. It took just over six hours for Google Labs to perform the sort operation.
Nov 27, 2008
406: new post   Google Reconsideration Requests - New Clarity
The area of Reconsideration Requests has become increasingly muddy, especially because Google now assesses some spam penalties by algorithm, and only manual penalties will be lifted through a Reconsideration Request. Unfortunately, there's no certain knowledge about what kind of spam penalty may have hit a website... so what's a webmaster to do?
Aug 5, 2011
407: new post   Google Records a Record Number of Searches in Q1
"Google's 5.65 billion U.S. queries placed it at the top of the Web ferret pack for the quarter, followed by Yahoo, with 4.65 billion queries and a 30.4 percent market share; MSN, with 2.39 billion queries and a 15.6 percent share; AOL/Time Warner, with 1.41 billion queries and a 9.2 percent share; and Ask Jeeves, with 934 million queries and a 6.1 percent share."
July 19, 2005
408: new post   Google Referral String Failing For Links Opened In New Window
"Right now the team is expecting to have a fix out in the next week or so."
July 14, 2010
409: new post   Google Referrals Way Down Since the SERP LayOut Change?
"The last week was the biggest single change in our referral profile graph since florida 2004."
May 11, 2010
410: new post   Google Related Links
"Webmasters can place Related Links units on their site to provide visitors with links to useful information, including related searches, pages and news. Any webmaster can host a unit on their website and start serving links to content that is targeted to the topic on that page."
Apr 4, 2006
411: new post   Google Related and Alternate Searches Return To SERPs
Google's Related searches return as Alternate searches.
Apr 6, 2005
412: new post   Google Releases 'Minor' Penguin Update 1.1
"Minor weather report: We pushed 1st Penguin algo data refresh an hour ago. Affects less than 0.1pct of English searches."
May 29, 2012
413: new post   Google Releases New Sitemap Generator Tool
"While most Sitemap generators either crawl websites or list the files on a server, we have created a different kind of Sitemap generator that uses several ways to find URLs on your website and then allows you to automatically create and maintain different kinds of Sitemap files."
Jan 14, 2009
414: new post   Google Removes + Search Operator, Expands Quotation Marks Functionality
We've made the ways you can tell Google exactly what you want more consistent by expanding the functionality of the quotation marks operator. In addition to using this operator to search for an exact phrase, you can now add quotation marks around a single word to tell Google to match that word precisely.
Oct 24, 2011
415: new post   Google Research: New Search Term Migration
"How fast do new search terms and subjects migrate? WebmasterWorld members have some interesting observations."
June 11, 2007
416: new post   Google Research: The Impact of Organic Ranking on Ad Click Incrementality
On average, 50pct of the ad clicks that occur with a top rank organic result are incremental, compared to 100pct of the ad clicks being incremental in the absence of an associated organic result.
Mar 28, 2012
417: new post   Google Reset My Personalized Homepage !
"I just logged on to my Google Homepage which I use for all my news, bookmarks, and feeds, only to find it has been reset to a version I used months and months ago."
Apr 26, 2007
418: new post   Google Responds to New York Times Article on Rankings
Google says sentiment analysis is useless for search: "Google has a world-class sentiment analysis system (Large-Scale Sentiment Analysis for News and Blogs). But if we demoted web pages that have negative comments against them, you might not be able to find information about many elected officials, not to mention a lot of important but controversial concepts. So far we have not found an effective way to significantly improve search using sentiment analysis. "
Dec 2, 2010
419: new post   Google Retesting New Layout
Sept 30, 2006
420: new post   Google Retests Whats Related Search Refinement
Google brings back and old favorite we thought was dead.
May 13, 2006
421: new post   Google Reverts to Simpler SERP Layout - drops left menu
Google removed the left hand nav menu. Also removed the six packs ( 9 packs?) for certain single and two word phrases. Google is moving back to a less cluttered SERP.
Nov 7, 2012
422: new post   Google Rewrites Quality Ratings Guidelines
Google has rewritten its quality ratings guide and it places more emphasis on the knowledge graph.
July 10, 2014
423: 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
424: 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
425: new post   Google Rolls Out Video Service to New Countries
"Google Video, which has so far existed solely as a US-based site, will today roll out targeted services for the UK, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain and Canada."
July 12, 2006
426: new post   Google Rolls Out the +1 Button - parallels the Facebook "Like"
Today Google began rolling out their next foray into social recommendations. Google calls it +1, as they explain "the digital shorthand for "this is pretty cool.'"[br][br]To recommend something, you click the +1 button on an organic result or ad you find useful. These +1's will then start appearing in Google search results for others in your social network when they are signed in. Future plans include +1 buttons for websites, too.
Mar 30, 2011
427: new post   Google SERPs Click Tracking Change
May 26, 2009
428: new post   Google SERPs Pollution Using Microdata
WebmasterWorld Members discuss the use, and apparent abuse of microdata to produce visibly different SERPs listings.
Apr 11, 2012
429: new post   Google SERPs Which Don't Appear to Change
WebmasterWorld Members discuss how some Google SERPs remain unchanged, and what it means for all sites in those markets.
Apr 14, 2014
430: new post   Google SERPs Yo-Yo Effect: Observations and Understanding
"the most perplexing new SERP observations are those that report cycling, sine waves, yo-yo, rollercoaster, or pick your favorite synonym."
July 31, 2008
431: new post   Google SERPs and Traffic Shifting: Penguin Update Started?
WebmasterWorld Members reporting swings and shifts in SERPs and traffic.
Sept 7, 2012
432: new post   Google SERPs: Maximum Length of Meta Descriptions
WebmasterWorld Members discuss the seemingly variable length of Meta Descriptions used in Google SERPs.
July 27, 2013
433: new post   Google Sandbox 2.0 Affecting Sites
WebmasterWorld Members discuss Google Sandbox 2.0 and how it's affecting sites.
July 31, 2014
434: new post   Google Says Don't Rewrite Dynamic URLs
"While static URLs might have a slight advantage in terms of clickthrough rates because users can easily read the urls, the decision to use database-driven websites does not imply a significant disadvantage in terms of indexing and ranking."
Sept 23, 2008
435: new post   Google Says It Does Not Investigate All Reports of Bad Search Results
"Google says that they *will* investigate all reports from inside their panel tool after login, but search result problem reports made through the public report form are viewed but not necc investigated."
Mar 29, 2007
436: new post   Google Says Multi-Week SERPs Rollout Going On Now
WebmasterWorld Members discuss the latest information about a multi-week roll-out from Google.
June 26, 2013
437: new post   Google Says: Avoid meta-refresh and JS redirects
"I would strongly recommend not using meta refresh-type or JavaScript redirects like that if you have changed your URLs."
July 4, 2010
438: new post   Google Search Box and Buttons Get Supersized
"The new, larger Google search box features larger text when you type so you can see your query more clearly. It also uses a larger text size for the suggestions below the search box, making it easier to select one of the possible refinements." - Official Google Blog
Sept 10, 2009
439: new post   Google Search Data in Chrome Goes SSL For Users Not Signed In
Today, when users are signed in to Google, Chrome sends their searches from the Chrome address bar ("omnibox") over Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). Starting with Chrome 25 (currently in the Dev and Beta channels), we're doing the same thing for Chrome omnibox searches performed by users who aren't signed in to Google.
Jan 21, 2013
440: new post   Google Search Engine Core Called Hummingbird
"Since the switch, Hummingbird's been put to use in over ninety percent of worldwide searches..."
Sept 26, 2013
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