|Forum: Google SEO News and Discussion|
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|681:|| How Google's Panda is Creating an Era of New Domain Spam|
WebmasterWorld Members discuss how getting hit by Panda may result in even more domain spam.
|Jan 6, 2012|
|682:|| How Hacked Servers Can Hurt Your Traffic|
Unfortunately there are all kinds of devious server hacks making the rounds these days. They usually depend on two factors: sites that use a common CMS (such as Wordpress) and site owners who do not update their software to keep security solid.
|Dec 8, 2008|
|683:|| How I Make Sense of Google's Complex Algorithm|
In the past, we all knew that search engines were just a bit more complicated than they appeared, but we created mental models that did a pretty good job explaining the SERPs and we let it go at that... for a long long time. I like to think of those old models as the "punch list" approach - here's all the factors we think Google measures and combines into their recipe - let's make sure we hit each one.[br][br]Then, slowly but surely, something shifted. Keywords plus backlnks could no longer explain the rankings we started to notice. What on earth is going on?
|Mar 7, 2012|
|684:|| How Is It That Google Is So Fast At Delivering Search Queries?|
"I type a query from any part of the world and within a blink of an eye the results appear."
|Nov 1, 2007|
|685:|| How Little Brands Become Big Brands|
One of the common responses to anyone taking issue with Google's recent moves to give Big Brands preferential treatment over little brands has been... well then become a Big Brand!
|Nov 15, 2011|
|686:|| How Long Does it Take to Get a New Site Listed In Google Now?|
Simple question, with a multitude of responses. A very interesting thread for those that frequently register new domain names.
|Mar 18, 2005|
|687:|| How My Life Has Changed One Year After Google Panda 1.0|
"A year ago this past Sunday my worst nightmares were realized (No, not really, my family still has their health and I still have my dignity, but otherwise, yeah!).[br][br]Sure enough, on Feb. 26th, 2011 at 6:30 pm CST the traffic on my 10 year old site started into nosedive. Within a week, I had given notice to all of my 10 employees that they were about to lose their jobs. The only ones left were me and my wife.[br][br]
|Mar 2, 2012|
|688:|| How Punctuation in Keywords Affects Google Results|
A summary of how Google currently handles punctuation in queries - there's just got to be something here that you don't have nailed down.
|July 5, 2008|
|689:|| How Search Engines Google and Bing Handle A Domain Name Change|
"WebmasterWorld Members discuss a recent domain name changeover from old to new. Bing and Google scrutinized."
|Dec 3, 2010|
|690:|| How Secure Do You Feel your Rankings Are?|
"...my feeling as standing on shaky ground. I'm not sure if this is a permanent feeling or not, but to me, holding a good ranking or a page 1 ranking for an extended period is less realistic."
|Sept 14, 2009|
|691:|| How Should I Link Build Now?|
There seems to be a great deal of chatter about the devaluing of links on your basic syndication channels (article networks) after the Panda Update.[br][br]WebmasterWorld Members discuss ideas on how to build links that would stand the test of time.
|Mar 29, 2011|
|692:|| How Small Sites Suddenly Gain High Positions In Google SERPs|
WebmasterWorld Members discuss how high positioning in Google SERPs is achieved.
|Mar 26, 2013|
|693:|| How To Beat Scraped Content Ranking Higher In Google Than The Originator|
WebmasterWorld Members discuss how to solve the issue of scraped content ranking higher in Google than the originator.
|Nov 20, 2012|
|694:|| How To Choose The Best URL File Names|
"In a nutshell, both human visitors and bots will 'see', and make some kind of a decision, about your site and/or page based of filepaths and file names. For humans it comes down to usability issues, and for bots it provides algorithmical guidance. Reasons and methods for getting this right for both, humans and bots, are intertwined."
|Mar 3, 2008|
|695:|| How To Correct Google Knowledge Graph Errors|
WebmasterWorld Members discuss how to correct and improve Google Knowledge Graph errors.
|Jan 23, 2013|
|696:|| How To Get A Business To Show Up As A Map In Google SERPs||Nov 17, 2007|
|697:|| How To Get From #3 To The #1 Spot On The Search Engines|
"Can anyone who has been in this position advise me what factors influence the top three placements?"
|Oct 12, 2006|
|698:|| How To Manage Multiple Google Accounts|
"I start doing my work in Sitemaps, and all of a sudden - without ANY message/warning - I find myself in the Sitemaps for my personal account again."
|July 4, 2007|
|699:|| How To Move Part of an Established Site to a New Domain|
I intend to move one language of this website onto a new domain. I was thinking to do 301 redirects from all old pages to all new pages and of course update the sitemaps accordingly. This way, Google should understand that my pages changed location and will index the new ones. But, it will probably exclude my webpages from SERPs, at least for a period.[br][br]How can I do this move, in order to make it as painless as possible for my site?
|May 5, 2011|
|700:|| How To Optimize For Large Retail Sites|
"Are there some basic do's and dont's I should be aware of?"
|Nov 22, 2006|
|701:|| How To Remove sitemap.xml From SERPs||Sept 26, 2009|
|702:|| How To Restore Link Trust and Submit Reconsideration Requests To Google|
WebmasterWorld Members discuss how to restore link trust and submitting reconsiderations requests to Google, including when to use the disavow tool.
|Aug 13, 2013|
|703:|| How Will Changing Home Page Anchor Text Affect Rankings?|
"WebmasterWorld members discuss the risks and benefits of anchor text changes."
|Feb 18, 2007|
|704:|| How often is Google's Page Rank updated?|
"After how many months/days the google page rank of a webpage is updated."
|July 5, 2006|
|705:|| How the 'Intelligent Cloud' may Change Google Search|
"The potential result would be a kind of conceptual search: 'Find me a story with an exciting chase scene and a happy ending.'" - Official Google Blog
|Sept 18, 2008|
|706:|| How to Access the Classic Google Layout|
Old SERP layout still exists.
|May 9, 2010|
|707:|| How to Deliver International Site Geotargeting for Google|
"WebmasterWorld members discuss successful geotargeting for International sites in Google."
|Nov 13, 2007|
|708:|| How to Handle Outbound Links in a Directory|
"The problem, is that we have over 100,000 outbound links on our site and it is virtually impossible to manually check all the links."
|Mar 8, 2005|
|709:|| How to Remove A 302 Hijacker Page Using Google Removal Tool|
"My site was doing very well in the SERPs. For over 2 years it had been on the first page for a competitive term (1.2 million listings). Then during the first week in January my site disappeared and traffic tanked for no obvious reason."
|Mar 18, 2005|
|710:|| How to Search for U.S. Results from Outside U.S.A.||Mar 21, 2008|
|711:|| How to Use Google Instant Previews to Drive More Traffic|
"WebmasterWorld Members discuss what impact Google instant previews will have on traffic, who will benefit, and how we can all benefit from it."
|Nov 23, 2010|
|712:|| How to Verify that Googlebot Really is Googlebot|
Google's Matt Cutts recently made a recommendation about how to "authenticate" Googlebot - that is, see if a given spider really is Googlebot, or if it is someone pretending to be Googlebot.
|Sept 22, 2006|
|713:|| Identifying User Metrics Google Is Using To Determine Ranking|
WebmasterWorld Members discuss the user metrics Google is employing to establish ranking.
|Oct 12, 2012|
|714:|| If DoubleClick Acquisition Goes Through - Google Will Own Performics - an SEO Company|
So now Google owns DoubleClick (acquired for $3.1 Billion), but what some people don't realize is that DoubleClick owned a search optimization company called Performics, and thus Performics is now owned by Google.
|Nov 16, 2007|
|715:|| If Your Google Traffic is Down - What Are You Doing About It?|
"WebmasterWorld members discuss alternative actions to take if Google traffic drops."
|Mar 21, 2007|
|716:|| Image Based AdWords Ads In Google Serps|
New, or something no one has bothered to comment on before: "...unless you study this rather closely, it doesn't immediatly stand out as a pure IMAGE based AdWords advertisement at the top of the SERPs."
|July 16, 2007|
|717:|| Image SERPs Update at Google|
WebmasterWorld Members reporting Google image search update.
|Oct 1, 2012|
|718:|| Image Traffic Drops After Google Switched SafeSearch Handling|
WebmasterWorld Members discuss how Google's change to image SafeSearch has affected site traffic.
|Dec 17, 2012|
|719:|| Improved Parameter Handling in Google WMT - Now Called URL Parameters|
You may have noticed that the Parameter Handling feature disappeared from the Site configuration Settings section of Webmaster Tools. Fear not; you can now find it under its new name, URL Parameters! Along with renaming it, we refreshed and improved the feature.
|July 25, 2011|
|720:|| In Google's Penalty Box, Overstock Takes a 5% Hit on Revenue|
Six weeks after getting penalized by Google Inc. for using promotional links with university web sites that boosted its natural search rankings, Overstock.com Inc. says the penalty, a drop in its Google natural search rankings, has resulted in a 5% drop in revenue, according to the retailer's filing toay with the Securities and Exchange Commission. [br][br]"We now estimate that it will be at least another two to three weeks before Google will end the penalty period," Overstock says in the filing. "During the penalty period to date, we have experienced an approximately 5% negative impact on our revenue, which we anticipate will continue during the penalty period."
|Apr 9, 2011|