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641: new post   Google's CN Domain Spam Plague - now noted by John Dvorak
Our members have been discussing the plague of spam sites in Google that use a cn domain extension. Now John Dvorak of PC Magazine has published an article about it. Pretty high profile exposure for an embarrassing problem that is apparently quite challenging for Google's infrastructure!
Sept 25, 2007
642: 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
643: new post   Google's Data Center Info, Estimates At 200,000 Servers
May 31, 2008
644: new post   Google's Dated Algorithm, From a Webmaster's Point of View
Webmasters are just plain tired of adding links where in the past they were more likely to be willing to add.
Dec 1, 2011
645: new post   Google's December Search Quality Highlights
Codenames make changes easier to talk about and remember, and they can also be a lot of fun. You might remember 'Panda' and 'Caffeine,' but you probably don't remember last month's 'Top result selection code rewrite.'
Jan 9, 2012
646: new post   Google's GoMo Helps Webmasters Make Mobile Friendly Sites
Our new do-it-yourself site builder, powered by DudaMobile and customized specifically for GoMo users, easily converts regular websites into mobile-friendly sites in five simple steps.
June 8, 2012
647: new post   Google's Guidance on Backlinks and Reconsideration Requests
Here are Google's recommendations on reconsideration requests and how to handle backlink-related issues.
June 25, 2013
648: new post   Google's Historical Data Patent Gets an Update
This 2008 patent goes beyond the 2005 version by spelling out practical implementations more explicitly, and by being written in more readable language.
Sept 18, 2008
649: new post   Google's Human Evaluators - 10,000 of them?
"We've known for a while that Google uses human evaluation in evolving their algorithm."
July 10, 2007
650: new post   Google's Interactive Guide To "How Search Works"
"Here you can follow the entire life of a search query, from the web, to crawling and indexing, to algorithmic ranking and serving, to fighting webspam."
Mar 1, 2013
651: new post   Google's John Mueller: A Site Needs to Regain Trust After Manual Penalty is Removed
WebmasterWorld Members discuss the statement that trust needs to be regained. How long should a site wait, and what actions to take while the site is in this period of trust redemption.
Dec 4, 2013
652: new post   Google's Knowledge Graph Demonstrated with 'Bacon Number'
Google has demonstrated its Knowledge Graph with an excellent example: Type in the words "Bacon number" followed by the name of the actor.
Sept 14, 2012
653: new post   Google's Latest Page Layout Algorithm Update, 0.7pct English Queries Affected
Google announced a "minor weather report" on the page layout algo. According to the report, only 0.7 pct of English queries are affected.
Oct 10, 2012
654: new post   Google's Marissa Mayer, VP, Search Products on The Future of Search
"Search is a 90-10 problem. Today, we have a 90% solution... However, that remaining 10% of the problem really represents 90% (in fact, more than 90%) of the work."
Sept 11, 2008
655: new post   Google's Matt Cutts Confirms Panda Rolls Out Monthly
Matt Cutts has confirmed that there's a dance on again. This time it's Panda, and it rolls out monthly.
June 13, 2013
656: new post   Google's Matt Cutts Explains Change to Unnatural Link Warnings
"Yesterday, we took another step towards more transparency and began sending messages when we distrust some individual links to a site."
July 23, 2012
657: new post   Google's Matt Cutts on Core PageRank Changes
Google quality control engineer Matt Cutts clarifies changes to the core PageRank algo. The change in scoring happened a year ago and attempted to address "PageRank Sculpting" (or PageRank Hoarding). Unfortunately, this info is posted on an employee blog instead of an official endorsement on the Google company site (YMMV).
June 16, 2009
658: new post   Google's Matt Cutts on What Makes a Good Quality Site
Google's Matt Cutts discusses what makes good quality site, with examples of what's not good, too.
July 10, 2012
659: new post   Google's Matt Cutts: Comments Stuffed With Keywords May Be Seen As A Manipulative Link Scheme
In the video, Matt indicates that keyword rich commenting may be seen as manipulative, and Google reserves the right to take action.
Nov 15, 2013
660: new post   Google's Matt Cutts: Definitive Criteria For Paid Links
Money changing hands is obviously a paid link.
Mar 3, 2014
661: new post   Google's Matt Cutts: Guest Blogging for Links and SEO is Over
"Okay, I'm calling it: if you're using guest blogging as a way to gain links in 2014, you should probably stop. Why? Because over time it's become a more and more spammy practice, and if you're doing a lot of guest blogging then you're hanging out with really bad company."
Jan 21, 2014
662: new post   Google's Matt Cutts: Report a Scraper Outranking You
Google's Matt Cutts is asking for reports of scrapers that outrank your own site.
Feb 28, 2014
663: new post   Google's Matt Cutts: Search Results Look Worse Without Links As Ranking Factor
"...we don't have a version like that that is exposed to the public but we have our own experiments..."
Feb 21, 2014
664: new post   Google's Matt Cutts: What To Expect In The Coming Months
Google's Matt Cutts created a video with some views on what webmasters and SEOs can expect in the near future.
May 14, 2013
665: new post   Google's Multilingual Taxonomy: New (Beta) Keyword Tool Feature
"At present I can see English, Japanese, German and Portuguese."
May 18, 2010
666: new post   Google's New Search Engine - the dev version is now public
Aug 11, 2009
667: new post   Google's New Structured Data Dashboard
Webmasters can use the Structured Data Dashboard to verify that Google is picking up new markup, as well as to detect problems with existing markup, for example monitor potential changes in instance counts during site redesigns.
Aug 1, 2012
668: new post   Google's Panda - The Main Factors
We know that panda mainly targets sites with a lot of pages and I am seeing that as well. Some of my theories may have been mentioned elsewhere but some of them have not. This is what I have seen from my own experiences. Of 9 clients I have worked with, 4 of them have made some sort of recovery. There were 11 test subjects but it turns out that 2 I did not feel were effected by panda, but a regular google penalty.
Dec 19, 2011
669: new post   Google's Panda Key Algo Changes Analyzed
"WebmasterWorld Members review the key algo changes as a result of the Google Panda pandemonium."
Apr 20, 2011
670: new post   Google's Patent on Backlinks: Many Interesting Clues From 2007
"I read Google Patents often, not because they use everything they put into a patent. They don't - and especially not at first. But the patents offer clues about what MIGHT be coming down the road. And a couple years later, sometimes they give us nice clues about ranking puzzles that have begun to surface."
July 31, 2009
671: new post   Google's Penguin 2.0 is Here - May 22, 2013
Google's Penguin 2.0 rolls out, and WebmasterWorld Members discuss the latest impact for SEO and webmasters. Join our discussion with your observations.
May 23, 2013
672: new post   Google's Phrase Based Patents and Keyword Co-occurrence
How do the six recent "phrase based" patents build on earlier ideas that used a semantic approach? Let's take a look at some of the principles these patents include.
May 14, 2007
673: new post   Google's Rank Modifying Patent for Spam Detection
As I understand it, the idea here is to identify, by algorithm, what looks like an attempt to manipulate rankings in a spammy way. The patent details things like keyword stuffing, invisible text, link-based manipulations and so on.
Aug 20, 2012
674: 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
675: new post   Google's Secret Updates Leave Small Sites Scrambling
Whether you're a start-up, family-owned, or publicly traded, there's danger in letting your business rely too heavily on Google search for site traffic. One morning in May, Stradley woke up to find her business in crisis. The number of visitors to the site, which had reached around 5 million a month, was suddenly down by 44 percent, cutting ad earnings by 56 percent.
June 26, 2014
676: new post   Google's Six Tips For International Web Sites
"...building a website for more than one language doesn't simply mean translation, or localization..." Here are six tips for International sites.
June 4, 2013
677: new post   Google's Ten Recent Algorithm Changes
If you're a site owner, before you go wild tuning your anchor text or thinking about your web presence for Icelandic users, please remember that this is only a sampling of the hundreds of changes we make to our search algorithms in a given year, and even these changes may not work precisely as you'd imagine.[br][br]We've decided to publish these descriptions in part because these specific changes are less susceptible to gaming.
Nov 15, 2011
678: 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
679: new post   Google's Udi Manber in a Rare Interview about Search
Popular Mechanics has published a rare interview with Udi Manber, Google's VP in charge of search quality. It's always interesting to learn how key people at the 'plex see the big picture - and get a glimpse at what they're currently up to.
Apr 17, 2008
680: new post   Google's View on Sub-Domains
"... noticed recently is that on google, when doing a search for the term widget1, i might find that abc.com rank say position 23 in one data centre. I may try another data centre and find that either abc.com or subdomain.abc.com rank in exactly the same position."
Feb 14, 2006
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