|Forum: Google SEO News and Discussion|
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|721:|| 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|
|722:|| 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|
|723:|| 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|
|724:|| 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|
|725:|| 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|
|726:|| Google: Underscores or Hyphens Appear to be Handled Differently||Mar 23, 2009|
|727:|| 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|
|728:|| GoogleGuy Talks About The Latest Issues Involving Google and Webmasters||June 5, 2005|
|729:|| GoogleThumbnails of Video In SERPs||Jan 6, 2009|
|730:|| 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|
|731:|| 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|
|732:|| 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|
|733:|| 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|
|734:|| Googlebot Crawling Down During April|
"WebmasterWorld members were reporting Googlebot crawling activity was down for some times in April."
|May 1, 2008|
|735:|| 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|
|736:|| 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|
|737:|| 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|
|May 18, 2012|
|739:|| 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|
|740:|| Googles New SERPs Layout Goes Into Effect|
Long in beta testing...
|May 6, 2010|
|741:|| 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|
|742:|| 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|
|743:|| 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|
|744:|| 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|
|745:|| 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|
|746:|| Handling A DMCA Removal With Google Webmaster Tools||July 31, 2009|
|747:|| Happy 13th Birthday Google|
Google is celebrating its 13th Birthday, today, 27th September.
|Sept 27, 2011|
|748:|| 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|
|749:|| Has the Dial On Anchor Text Keywords Been Turned Down||Mar 28, 2007|
|750:|| Hash Mark In URL Helps Tracking||Oct 23, 2009|
|751:|| 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|
|752:|| Host Crowding vs Brand Authority|
Matt Cutts talks about one of the most contentious changes in Google history...
|June 11, 2012|
|753:|| 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|
|754:|| How Does the Google Algo Use Content-Language?|
Our members discuss what happens to ranking when the content-language does not match the actual content for a large portion of the page.
|Nov 6, 2009|
|755:|| How Google Addresses Duplicate Content Due To Scrapers||June 9, 2008|
|756:|| How Google Handles No-Indexed Pages|
WebmasterWorld Members analyse how Google treats sites with no-index pages.
|Apr 28, 2011|
|757:|| 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|
|758:|| How Google's SERP interface might look by the end of 2014|
WebmasterWorld Members debate how Google's SERPs may look in 2014.
|Nov 19, 2013|
|759:|| 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|
|760:|| 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|