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521: 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
522: 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
523: 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
524: 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
525: 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
526: 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
527: 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
528: 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
529: 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
530: 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
531: new post   Google Updates and SERP Changes - June 2010
Google update, thread of threads.
June 1, 2010
532: 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
533: new post   Google Crawlers Cache robots.txt
"A valuable tip for webmasters creating content they don't want indexed/cached."
May 30, 2010
534: 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
535: new post   Encrypted Google Search (Beta) Launched
"...we're gradually rolling out a new choice to search more securely..."
May 22, 2010
536: 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
537: new post   Google's Multilingual Taxonomy: New (Beta) Keyword Tool Feature
"At present I can see English, Japanese, German and Portuguese."
May 18, 2010
538: 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
539: 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
540: 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
541: new post   How to Access the Classic Google Layout
Old SERP layout still exists.
May 9, 2010
542: 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
543: new post   Googles New SERPs Layout Goes Into Effect
Long in beta testing...
May 6, 2010
544: 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
545: 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
546: 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
547: 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
548: 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
549: 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
550: 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
551: 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
552: 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
553: new post   Google Updates and SERP Changes - April 2010
"WebmasterWorld Members discuss the latest developments in Google's SERPs."
Apr 7, 2010
554: 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
555: 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
556: 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
557: 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
558: 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
559: 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
560: new post   WMT SideWiki in Google Labs Area
Now added to Webmaster Tools Section.
Mar 9, 2010
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