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601: new post   Google adds Weather To Serps
Like Jeeves before it, Google begins a new era of "Content on the Serps".
Feb 23, 2005
602: new post   Google and Nokia to Team Up on Tablet/WiFi/Phone Device/Service
"The agreement calls for Nokia to introduce a handheld device that comes loaded with the Mountain View company's Google Talk, an instant messenger and Internet calling service."
May 13, 2006
603: new post   Google and The Vulnerability of Sites to Negative SEO
WebmasterWorld Members discuss this example of negative SEO driving sites down Google's SERPs. Is your site vulnerable?
Dec 12, 2013
604: 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
605: new post   Google as Religion
Paul Saffo at Silicon Valley's Institute for the Future says that "Google is a religion posing as a company."
Jan 15, 2006
606: 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
607: new post   Google buys Dodgeball.com
Google grabs life by the ball.
May 12, 2005
608: new post   Google dropping profile images from Authorship Results
John Mueller of Google announced today that Google is dropping the display of profile images and circle count from its search results. The reason given is improving the visual display on mobile results and maintaining "a more consistent design across devices"....
June 26, 2014
609: new post   Google in TV Deal with New Channel "Current"
"The channel also has established a partnership with the Google search engine, which will provide twice-an-hour updates on viewers' top Internet searches."
Apr 5, 2005
610: new post   Google in the Midst of a Child Porn Lawsuit
"When we find or are made aware of any child pornography, we remove it from our products, including our search engine," Langdon said. "We also report it to the appropriate law enforcement officials and fully cooperate with the law enforcement community to combat child pornography." He added Google had a SafeSearch feature on its search engine "that works to filter out adult content."
May 5, 2006
611: new post   Google incorporates blocked sites into search results
"We've also started incorporating data about sites people have blocked into our general search ranking algorithms to help users find more high quality sites..."
Sept 15, 2011
612: new post   Google is Committed to NOT Being a Search Engine
This would be a major shift in what we know as the web. How to get found by new visitors would evolve in a big way. Those who depend on search traffic should be paying close attention to every step along this path because it WILL impact our own business models.
Oct 14, 2012
613: new post   Google launches Video Player for IE, FF
"Users can now watch video from within the browser via a special downloaded player -- one that likely will enable pay-per-view in the future."
June 27, 2005
614: new post   Google partnering with Comcast to get AOL
"Google Inc. and Comcast Corp. are in serious discussions with Time Warner Inc. about buying a minority stake in America Online, according to people familiar with the situation."
Oct 13, 2005
615: new post   Google puts Google+ Posts on/in SERPs
Whenever a user publicly shares a link on Google+, an annotation will show up under that link when it appears in a friend's search results. For example, if I share a Mashable article about Google+ eliminating pseudonyms publicly on my Google+ page, users who have added me to their circles will see a note that I shared that link if they stumble upon it in Google Search.
Aug 13, 2011
616: new post   Google puts the brakes on scanning of copyrighted books
"SAN FRANCISCO - Stung by a publishing industry backlash, Google Inc. has halted its efforts to scan copyrighted books from some of the nation's largest university libraries so the material can be indexed in its leading Internet search engine."
Aug 12, 2005
617: new post   Google searchmash.com
"Google's recently-registered domain, searchmash.com is live."
Oct 3, 2006
618: new post   Google site: Command Variations
"I was checking our listings that show up under the normal site: command however i had my cap locks on. It showed very VERY different results."
June 8, 2007
619: new post   Google testing Plus and Minus sign to expand/contract site results
"...some sites have a + sign next to the site title and if you click it a search box appears under the snippet and url of that site."
June 13, 2006
620: new post   Google to Launch Music Content Feature
"...Google Inc. will begin giving some musical artists the star treatment by spotlighting links to their songs, lyrics and other related material at the top of the results page."
Dec 15, 2005
621: new post   Google to Target "Bad Merchants"
Google launching algorithm to demote merchants providing poor buyer experience.
Mar 20, 2013
622: new post   Google to Target Overly SEOd Sites
Matt Cutts: "We don't normally pre-announce changes but there is something we are working in the last few months and hope to release it in the next months or few weeks. We are trying to level the playing field a bit. All those people doing, for lack of a better word, over optimization or overly SEO - versus those making great content and great site."
Mar 16, 2012
623: new post   Google to Test Video Ads In Search Results Pages
"Now that Google's main search results pages include more images, video links and other elements, it is more appropriate, she argued, to have corresponding advertising formats."
Feb 15, 2008
624: new post   Google to stop giving referral data - by moving to SSL?
When you search from https://www.google.com, websites you visit from our organic search listings will still know that you came from Google, but won't receive information about each individual query.
Oct 19, 2011
625: new post   Google traffic drops to ZERO. Penalized or pandalized?
I read quite often here that people should not just jump to conclusions upon loosing some Google referrals. That your site is more likely to be algorithmically downgraded rather than penalized outright. Yet it's hard not to think of being penalized when the traffic drops to ZERO, (as in zilch).
Aug 23, 2011
626: new post   Google unveils YouTube antipiracy tool
YouTube can match video duplicates now. The new system identifies pirated video on YouTube as it gets uploaded, but the system puts the onus on content owners to provide YouTube copies of the content first.
Oct 15, 2007
627: new post   Google video hosting.
"Google co-founder Larry Page said Monday that [Google] would soon let the general public upload self-produced videos to Google's servers, partly in an effort to learn more about how to more efficiently search and display information about video-based data."
Apr 5, 2005
628: new post   Google's +1 Button Slows Page Loading
With Google's need for speed, WebmasterWorld Members discuss the issue of slow page loading as a result of installing the Google+1 button. The question of how this slowness of page loading is affecting the site's SERPs positioning is discussed.
July 27, 2011
629: new post   Google's 2008 Year End Zeitgeist
Dec 11, 2008
630: new post   Google's 39 Algorithm Changes for May 2012
Improvements to Penguin. (launch codename "twref2", project codename "Page Quality") This month we rolled out a couple minor tweaks to improve signals and refresh the data used by the penguin algorithm.[br][br]Trigger alt title when HTML title is truncated. (launch codename "tomwaits", project codename "Snippets") We have algorithms designed to present the best possible result titles. This change will show a more succinct title for results where the current title is so long that it gets truncated. We'll only do this when the new, shorter title is just as accurate as the old one.
June 9, 2012
631: new post   Google's 52 Search Quality Highlights For April
One of the big changes for me was our latest algorithm improvement to help you find more high-quality sites. But, that's not all we've been up to. As you may recall, a couple months back we shared uncut video discussion of a spelling related change, and now that's launched as well (see "More spell corrections for long queries"). Other highlights include changes in indexing, spelling, sitelinks, sports scores features and more.
May 7, 2012
632: new post   Google's 950 Penalty - Continued
WebmasterWorld members continue to discuss this hot topic: Google's 950 Penalty"
Jan 23, 2007
633: new post   Google's 950 Penalty
"What do we really know about this penalty, what causes it, and most important of all, how do we fix our sites to restore normal rankings?"
Jan 12, 2007
634: new post   Google's Amit Singhal Interview: Developing The Knowledge Graph
It's definitely something to keep in mind as we try to make sense of the way SERPs are evolving.
Feb 14, 2012
635: new post   Google's Amit Singhal Introduces Knowledge Graph
We've begun to gradually roll out this view of the Knowledge Graph to U.S. English users.
May 16, 2012
636: 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
637: new post   Google's Best Practice For Site Language Variations rel="alternate" hreflang
If you're targeting International markets or employing country-based language versions, this video will help enlighten you.
Oct 3, 2013
638: new post   Google's Better Understanding of JavaScript on Sites
Google explains how it has been able to better understand sites with JavaScript by making pages render as they would as if in a browser with JavaScript turned on. There will also be a new tool to help webmasters see how Google indexes JavaScript on sites.
May 26, 2014
639: new post   Google's Big Site Spidering & Indexing Capability
Sept 11, 2007
640: new post   Google's CEO, Larry Page, Interview: The Direction of Google
Google's CEO talks about mobile computing, Apple, the future of search and the Knowledge Graph.
Dec 11, 2012
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