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481: new post   Google MAYDAY Updates - SERP Changes May 2010
ALERT: Webmasters from very clean, very large websites report dramatic drops in long tail search traffic. (note: -raising volume on this as it is hitting lots of sites like we haven't seen in considerable time.)
May 1, 2010
482: new post   Google Expands "Similar" Results
"Starting this week, for queries where similar sites are likely to be helpful, we'll display a list of "Pages similar" at the bottom of the results page."
Apr 28, 2010
483: new post   A Flood of Incorrect Readings in Google Webmaster Tools
Members are reporting many problems in various Google Webmaster Tools reports. Some are at first quite alarming, seeming to show most or all pages no longer included in the index!
Apr 28, 2010
484: new post   The Google site: operator seems broken - is this intentional?
Webmasters who depend on the site: operator to understand how deeply Google is indexing their site are concerned that they now have some kind of penalty, or at least a technical problem with their website or server.
Apr 25, 2010
485: new post   Google News Publishers: Your Sitemap Requires Updating Before May 4
"This transition period will end on May 4, when we'll discontinue supporting all old-style Google News Sitemaps."
Apr 22, 2010
486: new post   Google Webmaster Tools Now Shows ALL Keywords - with CTR and Position
Google Webmaster Tools now displays all the keywords (previously it used to display only top 100 queries), with impressions and click-throughs. Impressive.
Apr 15, 2010
487: new post   Google Adds Twitter Archive Search
"Starting today, you can zoom to any point in time and 'replay' what people were saying publicly about a topic on Twitter."
Apr 14, 2010
488: new post   Google Adds Site Speed To Web Search Ranking Algorithm
"Like us, our users place a lot of value in speed, that's why we've decided to take site speed into account in our search rankings."
Apr 12, 2010
489: new post   Google Adds Image Control For Sitemaps
"Now you can use a Sitemaps extension to provide Google with exactly this information."
Apr 8, 2010
490: new post   Google Updates and SERP Changes - April 2010
"WebmasterWorld Members discuss the latest developments in Google's SERPs."
Apr 7, 2010
491: new post   New Google Jazz Interface Being Seen By More Webmasters
"Once into the SERPS it has a left hand side bar as standard and the toggle for local or web results is now a text toggle with the choice coloured differently."
Apr 6, 2010
492: new post   Google's April Fools Joke(s)
Google has had a long history of pulling April Fools jokes. Today, they renamed themselves Topeka Kansas (Topeka renamed themselves Google a month ago in an attempt to woo Google into making Topeka the highspeed broadband test market)
Apr 1, 2010
493: new post   Revealing Interview with Matt Cutts
Matt talks about faceted navigation. pagerank, crawl budget, duplicate content, 301 vs 302 redirects, rel=canonical tag, javascript, pdfs, video, kml, navigation, and more.
Mar 15, 2010
494: new post   301 Redirect Means "Some Loss of PageRank" - says Mr Cutts
"Matt confirmed that this is in fact the case. There is some loss of PR through a 301." - from the Eric Enge interview.
Mar 15, 2010
495: new post   Does Google PageRank Still Matter - 2010 edition
"I realise that their is a lot of argument about this topic and that most directories still sort there site by pr but to google in the grand scheme of things does it really matter.
Mar 15, 2010
496: new post   Tips for Multi-Region Websites
Google's John Mueller (JohnMu) offers help for multi-region websites, including a table of pros and cons for three different approaches that might be used on a generic top level domain, such as a .com, .org or .net.
Mar 13, 2010
497: new post   WMT SideWiki in Google Labs Area
Now added to Webmaster Tools Section.
Mar 9, 2010
498: new post   Google Gives Self a Failing Grade at SEO
"...one of the biggest areas of failure for the company [Google] is in "search result presentation," where the company scored a 33/100 or lower in three different categories, the lowest being "title tag format and length.""
Mar 4, 2010
499: new post   FaceBook Passes Google As Driver of Search Traffic
"Facebook has passed search-engine giant Google to become the top source for traffic to major portals like Yahoo and MSN, and is among the leaders for other types of sites."
Feb 15, 2010
500: new post   Moving Servers: How May That Affect SERPs Rankings
"Is there a possibility my rankings in Google might slide due to me moving to a new ip."
Feb 11, 2010
501: new post   Google Asking for Permission to Access Location Information
I am getting the following message in the SERP: "Google would like to have access to your location. The Google Toolbar will periodically use the network to keep your location up to date." To the right of this, they have the buttons "Share My Information and Don't Share."
Feb 9, 2010
502: new post   Google Updates and SERP Changes - February 2010
"WebmasterWorld Members discuss the latest changes to Google's SERPs."
Feb 7, 2010
503: new post   New Google Image Search Interface Seen in Asia
"This changes everything! - before - a well placed image would bring in traffic - and a enough revenue to cover costs - etc."
Feb 2, 2010
504: new post   Traffic Trends Between the Search Engines
"...it would be interesting to get an update on what people are seeing in their stats programs when comparing Google to Bing."
Jan 28, 2010
505: new post   Goog Tops Search List Of Course, But Numbers of Searches Surprise
"The global search market continues to grow at an extraordinary rate, with both highly developed and emerging markets contributing to the strong growth worldwide," said Jack Flanagan, comScore executive vice president
Jan 24, 2010
506: new post   Google Adds "Answer Highlighting" to SERP's
You may never need to visit a website again. "Answer highlighting helps you get to information more quickly by seeking out and bolding the likely answer to your question right in search results."
Jan 23, 2010
507: new post   Google On Caffeine: Performance Enhancements
Jan 23, 2010
508: new post   Is Google Running Scared or Are Recent Changes a Planned Development
"When I look at some of the changes made at Google I wonder if they've changed their mentality from 'market leader', 'standard setter everyone wants to follow', 'simple and friendly' to 'what are we going to do to continue holding our visitors, revenue and market share'?"
Jan 21, 2010
509: new post   Changed My Opinion about Google's Query Revisions
In the past I've been pretty negative about Google's query revisions - especially those of the "user intention" type. My attitude has been "show me what I searched for, not what you THINK I want". Time for me to eat a little bit of crow.
Jan 19, 2010
510: new post   Defending The Position Of An Article In The SERPs
Jan 11, 2010
511: new post   Google Search Suggestions and Derogatory Words
A recent court ruling in France required Google to remove the French word for "scam" or "swindle" from the Google Suggestions for a certain company.
Jan 11, 2010
512: new post   Safe Browsing To Avoid Malware In SERPs
Jan 5, 2010
513: new post   Google Updates and SERP Changes - January 2010
Jan 4, 2010
514: new post   Google PageRank Toolbar Update For January 2010
"For those followers of the green fairy dust..."
Dec 31, 2009
515: new post   Clone Site Outranking Original in Google SERPs
"One of my biggest competitors cloned my index page ... Now his Dupe site CLONE1 has taken my previous SERP position for main keywords..."
Dec 26, 2009
516: new post   Dealing with a Competitor Destroying Your Google Rankings
"They basically grabbed the ten best ranked sites and are spamming our homepage links to hundreds of blogs and guestbooks. It's not just our site but legit competitors with great content infront of us as well."
Dec 26, 2009
517: new post   Privacy - FTC Begins Exploration with Google and Others
"The records from this first session make it clear that those very issues webmasters have been concerned about are now on the table - including informed opt-in decisions for the end user."
Dec 20, 2009
518: new post   SERPs Click Through Rate Traffic Predictions #4 to #1
"What kind of search traffic could I expect if I were able to fight my way up..."
Dec 20, 2009
519: new post   Support For Legitimate Cross-Domain Content Duplication
"To help with issues that arise on such sites, we're announcing our support of the cross-domain rel="canonical" link element."
Dec 17, 2009
520: new post   ALERT: Google Changes Default Search to Personalized
Under cover of a Friday, Google has switched the default search behavior to their so called "personalized search" that tracks users via cookies or their MyGoogle login. This stands to change everything from the way SERPs have worked for 10 years on Google, to how users find things on the web. This could be the biggest change to the Google search engine ever.
Dec 5, 2009
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