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441: new post   New Year SEO Checklist For Google
"With the start of each new year I go through my sites and do a few simple maintenance steps. It helps make sure old issues get fixed and helps direct the growth of my sites."
Jan 6, 2011
442: new post   Thread of Year Nominee - Google Traffic Throttling and Shaping
The topic of Google traffic throttling came up a good number of times over the past two years or more. Some doubt that it happens - others are convinced but have trouble breaking through the wall of other's doubt.

Last year I saw the analytics for one site that showed a drop to zero Google traffic every day at around the same time - it stayed at zero until the next day and then it cycled again. I also saw another major enterprise site that only had first page ranking for a specific 4-hour period every day. Both of the cases persisted for many weeks, but both eventually "returned to normal".

Just recently someone else contacted me with the graphs to show something very strange. Three months of nearly level Google traffic (unnaturally level in my experience) followed by a huge spike that lasted 4 hours - I'm talking up 1,000%.
Dec 31, 2010
443: new post   Matt Cutts Offers a "Heads-Up" for 2011
Matt Cutts used a simple tweet to give us a glimpse into the Google search team's 2011 focus. Now the community takes up those two simple sentences and the specifics of what it might mean. [br][br]"Google will more at cloaking in Q1 2011. Not just page content matters; avoid different headers/redirects to Googlebot instead of users."
Dec 28, 2010
444: new post   What is the smallest thing you have done that has made a ranking difference?
Members discuss small changes that made a big difference for ranking. The discussion is almost becoming a spontaneous "end of year" list.
Dec 23, 2010
445: new post   Google Adds "Hacked Site" Notices to SERPs
"...they announced a new notice - for the hacked or compromised site, even if they did not discover malware."
Dec 18, 2010
446: new post   Comma as URL Word Separator - What's G think?
Seeing more and more urls with commas in them.
Dec 15, 2010
447: new post   Accurately Interpreting Search Results: It's Not The Same For You, Me, or the Search Engines
"Then again, does it matter?... ...Google thinks it can use the volume of internet searches to tell us how much flu there is before the medical authorities know themselves."
Dec 15, 2010
448: new post   For Mega-Site SEO, Structure is King - not Content
"With mega SEO it's about making small strides over time that grouped together have a really big impact," according to Derrick Wheeler, SEO for Microsoft.
Dec 4, 2010
449: new post   Google Updates and SERP Changes - December 2010
"WebmasterWorld's monthly SERP monitoring and update thread for December 2010."
Dec 4, 2010
450: new post   How Search Engines Google and Bing Handle A Domain Name Change
"WebmasterWorld Members discuss a recent domain name changeover from old to new. Bing and Google scrutinized."
Dec 3, 2010
451: 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
452: new post   Google Confirms - Social Media Signals Are Used in Some Search Results
Danny Sullivan has published an excellent article and he's not just editorializing. He interviewed the two predominant search engines about their use of social media signals.
Dec 1, 2010
453: new post   Relying on Traffic From A Single Source, Such As Google, May Hurt Your Business
"WebmasterWorld Members discuss the issue of sites and businesses being hit by a search engine penalty and traffic nosediving. This is not new, and relying on a single source of traffic, such as Google, is a risk that some businesses continue to take. Isn't it time to review all traffic sources?"
Nov 30, 2010
454: new post   How to Use Google Instant Previews to Drive More Traffic
"WebmasterWorld Members discuss what impact Google instant previews will have on traffic, who will benefit, and how we can all benefit from it."
Nov 23, 2010
455: new post   Google Hotpot: Local Recommendations In Google Places
"With Hotpot, we're making local search results for places on Google more personal, relevant and trustworthy."
Nov 16, 2010
456: new post   Google Updates and SERP Changes - November 2010
"WebmasterWorld's monthly SERP monitoring and update thread for November 2010."
Nov 6, 2010
457: new post   The Future of SEO in a Big Brand, Google-Only World
"...what once seemed like a limitless world to me for marketing my ideas now seems like the most narrow..."
Nov 5, 2010
458: new post   Google Supports Rich Snippets For Ecommerce Sites
"In time for the holiday season, we now support rich snippets for shopping (e-commerce) sites."
Nov 3, 2010
459: new post   Google Now Showing Brands, Stores, Types In SERPs
"Now I'm seeing Stores and Types in the related searches area just below the given query."
Nov 1, 2010
460: new post   Success In Google Without Link Building
"WebmasterWorld Members discuss success in Google SERPs without specific link building activity."
Oct 28, 2010
461: new post   Google Place Search - Maps now above right hand Adwords column
The experimental phase was spotted back in August. Now it is a full scale rollout that Google is calling "Place Search"
Oct 27, 2010
462: new post   Google and Traffic Shaping- is there a hidden method to the quality madness?
Using a multivariate dataset, across a range of different keyphrases, user intents and user types, Google exposed our site in marginal but significant ways (putting us up one place, dropping Universal search, above or below shopping results, etc). They did this with (at least) four separate sets.
Oct 27, 2010
463: new post   Wonder why your blog posts are not indexing these two days?
Google is having trouble with blog posts, including Blogger and Wordpress sites, and they are looking into the issues.
Oct 23, 2010
464: new post   Google Wants More People Logged In
"We are quite convinced that produces a better search result for people who choose to give us that information..."
Oct 16, 2010
465: new post   Google Search Share Goes Up in September - Comscore Data
"Contrary to many predictions and concerns, according to Comscore's new data, Google gained search share in September."
Oct 15, 2010
466: new post   Invasion of New Chinese Sites In SERPs 2-8
"I am just shocked at how they have infiltrated google top 10 serps so masterfully."
Oct 13, 2010
467: new post   Middle of the title tag gets a bigger boost than the beginning?
I always tried to make sure the first word in the title tag was exactly the term(s) I was targeting. Now it seems like putting your exact target phrase as the first words in your title tag is some kind of OOP [over-optimization penalty].
Oct 10, 2010
468: new post   SEO is from Mars, SMM is from Venus
The emergence of Social Media Marketing (SMM) has created something of a split in the SEO community. Many old time technical SEO people wish that Twitter would just go way - they don't want to mess around with that soft, schmoozy social media thing.
Oct 9, 2010
469: new post   Google Webmaster Tools Now Shows Change Percentages
"They now show pct change for Impressions, Clicks and CTR. It also shows change in average position."
Oct 5, 2010
470: new post   Google Updates and SERP Changes - October 2010
"WebmasterWorld's monthly SERP monitoring and update thread for October 2010."
Oct 2, 2010
471: new post   Google's URL Shortener goo.gl - now open for public use
To start using, type "goo.gl" in your web browser and hit enter. There you'll find a simple interface where you can quickly shorten a URL.
Sept 30, 2010
472: new post   Google Showing Only Top 10 Results, No Page 2 - Bug or New Feature?
If I search from the toolbar, I still get pagination, but searching directly on google.com gives me related searches but no further pages. I only see this in IE.
Sept 28, 2010
473: new post   You're In Control Of Google's Algorithm: What You Would You Do Differently
"...if you had control of the algorithm, what you'd do different?"
Sept 26, 2010
474: new post   Google Traffic Throttling - revisited
The topic of Google traffic throttling came up a good number of times over the past two years or more. Some doubt that it happens - others are convinced but have trouble breaking through the wall of other's doubt. It seems like it's a lot harder to pin down now, and it was never easy. So what do you see?
Sept 20, 2010
475: new post   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
476: new post   Google Keyword Tool: Stat Discrepancies Explained
"I checked more keywords and found that google new keyword tool is showing far less search volumes then the previous one and I found it very much inaccurate."
Sept 16, 2010
477: new post   PR in Flux September
Tracking the update indicators: "...seeing some pr update activity"
Sept 14, 2010
478: new post   Search Suggestions Overhaul - Just Before the Google Instant Launch
From what I see, a major overhaul of Search Suggestions occurred just a few days before Google Instant Search was launched.
Sept 11, 2010
479: new post   Google Updates and SERP Changes - September 2010
"WebmasterWorld's monthly SERP monitoring and update thread for September 2010."
Sept 11, 2010
480: new post   Google.com Testing Only 3 Organic Results on Page One
A member reports seeing first page Google.com results with only three organic listings on major query terms
Sept 9, 2010
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