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441: new post   Google Updates and SERP Changes - August 2010
"WebmasterWorld's monthly SERP monitoring and update thread for August 2010."
Aug 7, 2010
442: new post   The Value of Having a Directory On Your Site
"Is it still worthwhile to have a relevant directory of other sites on your site to boost SEO? And if so, is there anything to watch out for?"
Aug 5, 2010
443: new post   Could Linking To 404 Pages Cause A Drop In SERPs
"Today looking a WMT we spotted that we were linking to 1000's of 404 pages from our main pages that have been dropped. Could this be the reason for a penalty?"
Aug 2, 2010
444: new post   Googlebot Crawl Speed is NOT the same as Site Performance
There seems to be a growing confusion and even mythology around Google and site speed. It's becoming painful to read some of the junk around the web on this topic - and also stories from the people who tried to improve their site speed and hurt their rankings instead.
July 30, 2010
445: new post   Google as the SERP Spammer : Just Isn't Worth The Ranking Effort Any More?
Is it time we call Google the biggest SERP spammer on the net? Awe c'mon the top 12 SERP links are all Google self-referential universal Google search spam! "I get the feeling im messing round chasing my tail rather than being an online trader."
July 30, 2010
446: new post   Google Adds Word Definitions At Top Of SERP's
"We added implicit triggering, which means you can simply search for [flummox] and find the definition, you don't have to search for [define flummox] or [what is flummox]."
July 27, 2010
447: new post   Does Google "Age" Your Backlinks?
"If the answer is yes, do they age like a fine wine, getting better and better as time goes on?"
July 27, 2010
448: new post   Site Relaunch Checklist
Launching a new version of an old domain - but changing the URLs? Learn what should be on your pre-launch checklist so you can avoid major traffic disruption after launch.
July 26, 2010
449: new post   Google Updates Google Images Layout
Google again clones Bing. This time Google images gets the Bing-like update. Congrats again to the Bing Team.
July 21, 2010
450: new post   SEO Ranking With Web Definitions
"Any tips on how to get your own site list in the "Web definitions for" list?"
July 19, 2010
451: 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
452: new post   Old HTML Redesign To Pure CSS And Site Drops From Google SERPs
"I effectively took my average page size from 80k to 20k (before gzip compression) and the site is lightning quick. Visitors have been super happy with the improvement. Every visitor but googlebot apparently."
July 8, 2010
453: new post   EU Investigating Google Over Allegations Of Rival Sites Being Demoted In SERPs
"He appeared to accept Google's arguments that it is hard to behave as a monopoly on the web, saying the fluid nature of the Internet may make it more difficult for powerful companies to elbow out other companies in new markets."
July 7, 2010
454: 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
455: new post   Google Updates and SERP Changes - July 2010
"WebmasterWorld's monthly SERP monitoring and update thread for July 2010."
July 3, 2010
456: new post   Much Improved Google Webmaster Tools Link Reports
"Many webmasters are reporting huge swings in Google Webmaster Tools link reports. Is it a bug, or is there some other reason for such huge changes?"
July 1, 2010
457: new post   Google Admits GoogleBot Can Execute Javascript Code
"...those looking closely at their server logs may notice that Google is now requesting links that don't appear directly in JavaScript -- links that get put together on the fly and Google could not possible know about unless it could execute at least part of that JavaScript code."
June 26, 2010
458: new post   Positions Up In SERPs But Traffic is Down
"We're back to a position we used to hold a good year ago. However, we're actually seeing traffic drop - we know what these positions should bring, but it's no where near old traffic levels."
June 26, 2010
459: new post   Google Search Share Up Slightly in May - Hitwise Report
"Google accounted for 72.17 percent of all U.S. searches conducted in the four weeks ending May 29, 2010. Yahoo! Search, Bing and Ask received 14.43 percent, 9.23 percent and 2.14 percent, respectively."
June 22, 2010
460: new post   Google Patents A System For Identifying Topics of 'Inadequate Content'
"However, Google obtained a patent this year for a system that would help it identify 'inadequate content' on the internet, based on comparisons of what people search for and what they find, executives who have reviewed the filing, said."
June 18, 2010
461: new post   Has Google Cut Back Its Site Crawling?
"One WebmasterWorld Member reports: 'On all Sites the crawling by Google decreased by around 98%.'"
June 16, 2010
462: new post   Google Announces Caffeine is Completed
"Today, we're announcing the completion of a new web indexing system called Caffeine." - Official Google Blog
June 9, 2010
463: new post   Google Displaying 'Soft 404' Errors in Webmaster Tools
"Today we're releasing a feature to help you discover if your site serves undesirable 'soft' or 'crypto' 404s."
June 8, 2010
464: new post   WMT: Displaying Soft 404 Errors
"Today we're releasing a feature to help you discover if your site serves undesirable 'soft' or 'crypto' 404s."
June 8, 2010
465: new post   Google's Current Incarnation: How The 'cute little G' Has Grown Up
"Google has gone from being a sort of "partner" to being a sort of "competitor", and it's not a happy change because they're the bull elephant and we're the china in the room."
June 5, 2010
466: new post   Best Practices For Changing Domain Name
"WebmasterWorld Members discuss the best practices to retain search engine rankings when changing domain names."
June 3, 2010
467: new post   Organic 1st Place Value Declines When Surrounded By So Much Ad Real Estate
"WebmasterWorld members debate whether the value of a top position in organic SERPs is devalued, especially when surrounded by advertising."
June 2, 2010
468: new post   Google Updates and SERP Changes - June 2010
Google update, thread of threads.
June 1, 2010
469: new post   Mayday Ranking Changes - with Video from Matt Cutts
Matt Cutts has released a video for all who have been looking for more official information about Google's ranking changes around the beginning of May.
May 30, 2010
470: new post   Google Crawlers Cache robots.txt
"A valuable tip for webmasters creating content they don't want indexed/cached."
May 30, 2010
471: new post   Google MAYDAY is an algorithm update - confirmed by Matt Cutts
On May 20 Matt Cutts confirmed that the Mayday ranking changes are an algorithm update. As our ongoing member discussion continues, Vanessa Fox clarifies some specific information that she learned from Google.
May 28, 2010
472: new post   Encrypted Google Search (Beta) Launched
"...we're gradually rolling out a new choice to search more securely..."
May 22, 2010
473: new post   Play Pac-Man on Google's Home Page Logo Today
"According to Google, the Pacman logo has a total of 256 levels. Pacman will be up on Google for a total of 48 hours, from 8AM PT on Friday through Sunday morning." -Huffington Post
May 21, 2010
474: new post   Google's Multilingual Taxonomy: New (Beta) Keyword Tool Feature
"At present I can see English, Japanese, German and Portuguese."
May 18, 2010
475: new post   Getting New Sites Crawled Using Twitter
"I setup and installed a new blog yesterday and I thought rather than link it to any of my sites it would be worth Tweeting out the new URL to see how quickly it was picked up."
May 15, 2010
476: new post   Google's Search Share Flatlines
"....in the biggest and most important market on earth (responsible for almost half of Google's revenue), Google's share gains have flatlined."
May 12, 2010
477: 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
478: new post   How to Access the Classic Google Layout
Old SERP layout still exists.
May 9, 2010
479: new post   Spam words in a query string - do these backlinks hurt rankings?
I have a Wordpress blog where example.com/keyword-here/?q=spam-keyword resolves to example.com/keyword-here/ Is this a problem?
May 8, 2010
480: new post   Googles New SERPs Layout Goes Into Effect
Long in beta testing...
May 6, 2010
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