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681: new post   Google: 65 Search Quality Changes For August and September
Google's latest installment of search quality highlights, with 65 changes to report for August and September.
Oct 5, 2012
682: new post   Google: Basing Your Business Around Free SERPs
"Or do you try to build a business that doesn't depend on Google SERPs?"
Aug 23, 2006
683: new post   Google: DMCA Notices Will Be a Factor in Search
"Sites with high numbers of removal notices may appear lower in our results."
Aug 14, 2012
684: new post   Google: For Privacy, Cookies To Auto-Expire After 2 Years
"After listening to feedback from our users and from privacy advocates, we've concluded that it would be a good thing for privacy to significantly shorten the lifetime of our cookies."
July 17, 2007
685: new post   Google: Has There Been An Image Update?
July 23, 2006
686: new post   Google: How To Tell If My Site Is Affected By a Particular Algorithm
Matt Cutts attempts to explain how to establish whether a site is hit by a penalty, Panda or Penguin.
Mar 25, 2014
687: new post   Google: June 27th, August 17th, What's happening?
Why are so many pages - and even whole sites - disappearing with Google's recent data refreshes? The discussion is on a lot of minds right now.
Aug 22, 2006
688: new post   Google: Keywords Tool No Longer Available Without AdWords Account
Google has said that use of its external keyword tool will now be restricted to those with AdWords accounts.
July 3, 2013
689: new post   Google: Link Drops In Forums Is Spam and Will Get The Dropped Site Penalised
Dropping links in forums to your site will get your site into trouble, either algorithmically, or manually.
May 27, 2014
690: new post   Google: More 301 Woes About www And No-www
"After nearly a year of waiting for Google to follow and correct the non-www via a 301 redirect, the only result I had seen was that ALL my pages disappeared from the index."
July 13, 2006
691: new post   Google: Nobody Talks About Getting #1 now?
"Have we lost the game to Google? Are we assuming that it has been almost impossible to be certan that YES I can take my site to top?"
Feb 2, 2007
692: new post   Google: Related: Command No Longer Working
"I was just looking at the links update being reported and I was wondering if the related: command had been fixed."
July 17, 2006
693: new post   Google: Underscores or Hyphens Appear to be Handled Differently
Mar 23, 2009
694: new post   Google: Upgrade For Search Engine Due For Holiday Season
"Google plans to extend the product search capabilities on its main Google.com search engine in the fourth quarter, in time for the holiday shopping season. A Google official shared the news with attendees of the Professional eBay Sellers Alliance (PESA) Summit in San Francisco this week, according to people at the conference."
Sept 25, 2006
695: new post   GoogleGuy Talks About The Latest Issues Involving Google and Webmasters
June 5, 2005
696: new post   GoogleThumbnails of Video In SERPs
Jan 6, 2009
697: new post   Googlebomb Algo - new details from Matt Cutts
"...we do two different things - both of them algorithmic - to handle Googlebombs: detect Googlebombs and then mitigate their impact."
Jan 26, 2009
698: new post   Googlebombs Foiled by New Link Analysis
"By improving our analysis of the link structure of the web, Google has begun minimizing the impact of many Googlebombs...." writes Matt Cutts, Ryan Moulton and Kendra Carattini of Google
Jan 26, 2007
699: new post   Googlebot Can Now Execute AJAX/JS
Googlebot can now get access to some dynamic content, potentially making Facebook comments, and similar, indexable.
Nov 2, 2011
700: 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
701: new post   Googlebot Crawling Down During April
"WebmasterWorld members were reporting Googlebot crawling activity was down for some times in April."
May 1, 2008
702: new post   Googlebot Indexing Anything it Finds
"I did a site: search and what do I see? My FTP log is cached by Google...and there has never been a link to it, ever!"
July 17, 2006
703: new post   Googlebot Is Getting Caught in robots.txt Spider Traps
I saw today that Googlebot got caught in a spider trap that it shouldn't have as that dir is blocked via robots.txt I know of at least one other person recently who this has also happened to. Why is GB ignoring robots? [br][br]...Perhaps we need a list from Google explaining EXACTLY under which circumstances they would/will ignore robots.txt, since they are essentially acting like a spam bot or scraper.[br][br]
Sept 4, 2011
704: new post   Googlebot Now Crawls via HTML Forms
"For text boxes, our computers automatically choose words from the site that has the form; for select menus, check boxes, and radio buttons on the form, we choose from among the values of the HTML." - Official Google Blog
Apr 12, 2008
705: new post   Googlebot Processing Javascript Functions
...rather than just mining for URLs within scripts, the bots are crawling even deeper than comments, processing JavaScript functions in a way that mimics how they run when users click on the objects that activate them.
May 18, 2012
706: new post   Googlebot User Agent Can Trip a Bug in ASP.NET 2.0
When this bug in .NET 2.0 kicks in, googlebot's user agent string generates a 500 HTTP Error status from an IIS server. This may have a poor affect on Google search traffic. Members note that other spiders can also trip the same bug.
Nov 7, 2007
707: new post   Googles New SERPs Layout Goes Into Effect
Long in beta testing...
May 6, 2010
708: new post   Government Declines Google's Request for Privacy
"The 18-page brief filed Friday argues that because the information provided would not identify or be traceable to specific users, privacy rights would not be violated."
Feb 26, 2006
709: new post   Group of Google Programmer Names On Patent Application
This patent describes how the removal of a web document by personal search users might eventually affect the more general search results.
Feb 22, 2007
710: new post   Hack Redirect Analysis from Google's John Mueller - scary stuff
If your page has been hacked this way, a user clicking on the Google search result will be redirected to another site, but ONLY THE FIRST TIME!
Feb 21, 2009
711: new post   Hacked Blog and Hidden Links - warning email sent by Google
"Got an email from Google that they have detected hidden links and have removed the site for 30 days and that I should file a reinclusion request."
May 8, 2008
712: new post   Hackers Exploiting Canonical Tags
I came across a website with canonical tags setup on all of their pages and they were pointing to a spam site. I suspect someone hacked in and changed the canonical tags to siphon link juice.
May 14, 2011
713: new post   Handling A DMCA Removal With Google Webmaster Tools
July 31, 2009
714: new post   Happy 13th Birthday Google
Google is celebrating its 13th Birthday, today, 27th September.
Sept 27, 2011
715: 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
716: new post   Has the Dial On Anchor Text Keywords Been Turned Down
Mar 28, 2007
717: new post   Hash Mark In URL Helps Tracking
Oct 23, 2009
718: new post   Having Google +1 button on a page will override robots.txt blocks!
Now this one is interesting.I just found this answer from a google employee in one of their forum threads. The +1 Button is only intended to be used on pages that contain all public content. By putting the button on a page we're taking it as an indication from you that this page is public content. This means that we will fetch your page even if crawler directives indicate otherwise.
Sept 2, 2011
719: new post   Host Crowding vs Brand Authority
Matt Cutts talks about one of the most contentious changes in Google history...
June 11, 2012
720: new post   How Big Brands Have Begun Gaming Google News
I'm an avid watcher of Google News. Understanding how it works is always something of a mystery. But what's clear is that whoever ends up as the top story on the front page or in each section of GNews, gets the most traffic.
Nov 22, 2011
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