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521: new post   Geotargeting : How Does Webmaster Tools Geotargeting Affect SERP Exposure
"I seem to be drawing a disproportionate number of foreign customers. I see the site setting for Geotarget and mine was to unlisted. My IP reports Plano, TX but my server is in Chicago, same time zone so no biggie I guess."
Sept 1, 2010
522: new post   No Ranking Movement despite On-Page Changes
Bunch of on-the-page changes = Whole bunch of nothing: "I feel like im flogging a dead horse."
Sept 1, 2010
523: new post   Nielsen: US Search Volume Down 16% While Bing Jumps
"The number of searches conducted in the U.S. over the last year has decreased by 16% from 10.5 billion in July 2009 to 8.8 billion in July 2010. MSN/Windows Live/Bing was the only one of the top three engines to have experienced an increase in search volume - a 28% increase from 0.9 billion to 1.2 billion."
Aug 29, 2010
524: new post   Exact Long Tail Phrases in the Title are Not Ranking Well
"I've notice recently that exact phrase match in the title does not seem to work well. It does work if you put quotes around the query phrase, but clearly only geeks do that."
Aug 29, 2010
525: new post   Google Launches Dedicated Realtime Search
There's now a dedicated URL for Google's experiment with Realtime Search... with new tools and options to bring more search value.
Aug 26, 2010
526: new post   Google To Show More Results From a Domain
Some sites now control 7 to 10 of the top 10 results.
Aug 24, 2010
527: new post   New Google Test - Updating the SERP Live While You Type
Every letter you type in the search box on a results page creates not only a "Search Suggestion" dropdown box -- it also dynamically loads a completely new SERP, from top to bottom, via AJAX. The SERP seems to be based on the top Search Suggestion.
Aug 21, 2010
528: new post   Why Are There "Canonical Disasters" - Is Google Messing Up?
"I don't get it. This tag was introduced a year and a half ago and it should be relatively straightforward..."
Aug 21, 2010
529: new post   Google Now Shows Many Results from The Same Domain
Google formally announced a big change today. For some query terms, more than two results can be shown from the same website.
Aug 20, 2010
530: new post   Sudden Boost in International Traffic from Google ccTLDs
I run a website mainly focused on Australia. Around 20-26 July, I started getting heaps more traffic from Googles other than google.com.au. US up by 120% -
UK by 90% - India by 380% - Brazil by 360%
Aug 20, 2010
531: new post   Is Google Giving Too Much Weight To Keyword Domains?
"You know, the type of content that is built around keywords rather than the reader."
Aug 19, 2010
532: new post   Google Tests Local Search with NO Organic Results
"Yesterday, for the first time, we saw a standard Google web search results page, without any standard web search results." - the Converseon Blog
Aug 13, 2010
533: new post   One Link Wonder? Can a PR7 Link from Apple Vault Your Rankings?
"About a week ago I got an inbound PR7 link from Apple, and despite the flood of traffic from them, I'm not seeing anything measurable from Goog. How long might it take to even see a 10% boost?"
Aug 13, 2010
534: new post   Google Search Results Of Late Get Criticism
"Google's algo is trying to guess what I want to look at just a tad too hard I'd say."
Aug 12, 2010
535: new post   Scraped Content Ranking Higher Than The Original
"Since last month my traffic has started dropping tremendously and after investigating, I found out that another website is copying the content and pictures from my website and pasting it on their site."
Aug 8, 2010
536: new post   Google Updates and SERP Changes - August 2010
"WebmasterWorld's monthly SERP monitoring and update thread for August 2010."
Aug 7, 2010
537: 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
538: 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
539: 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
540: 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
541: 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
542: 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
543: 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
544: 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
545: 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
546: 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
547: 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
548: 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
549: 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
550: new post   Google Updates and SERP Changes - July 2010
"WebmasterWorld's monthly SERP monitoring and update thread for July 2010."
July 3, 2010
551: 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
552: 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
553: 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
554: 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
555: 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
556: 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
557: 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
558: 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
559: 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
560: 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
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