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761: new post   Major Ranking Losses on Google June 4 - 5
Many webmasters are reporting ranking losses on their biggest websites - ranging from "major" to "catastrophic".
June 13, 2008
762: new post   Making A Site Mobile and Search Friendly
We've noticed a rise in the number of questions from webmasters about how best to structure a website for mobile phones and how websites can best interact with Googlebot-Mobile. In this post we'll explain the current situation and give you specific recommendations you can implement now.
Feb 22, 2011
763: new post   Making AJAX Page States Crawlable - Google's Proposal
Oct 8, 2009
764: new post   Making a Site Accessible For Google Mobile Search
Feb 9, 2009
765: new post   Making the Most Of The Page Title For SEO
WebmasterWorld Members discuss latest thinking on page titles for SEO purposes.[br][br]Are you limited to 70 characters, what about page title case, or special characters?
Jan 31, 2011
766: new post   Mashable: Did Google Just Jump the Shark?
One of the most heavily read blogs on the Web, Tee's Up Google from an Op-Ed piece : "In case you missed it, Google broke a cardinal rule of its famously clean white-space design Tuesday morning. For the first time, the company put an animated banner ad on its sacrosanct search homepage.[br]
Aug 28, 2012
767: new post   Matt Cutts Announces Retirement From Google
Matt Cutt's announced his retirement from Google and introduced his replacement in this video announcement.
Apr 1, 2014
768: new post   Matt Cutts Announces Scraper Site Reporting Tool
Google takes another look at scraper sites and poached content.
Aug 27, 2011
769: new post   Matt Cutts Announces an "Above The Fold" Algorithm Launch
in a blog article today (January 19) Matt Cutts wrote: "In our ongoing effort to help you find more high-quality websites in search results, we're launching an algorithmic change that looks at the layout of a web page and the amount of content you see on the page once you click on a result."
Jan 20, 2012
770: new post   Matt Cutts Offers a "Heads-Up" for 2011
Matt Cutts used a simple tweet to give us a glimpse into the Google search team's 2011 focus. Now the community takes up those two simple sentences and the specifics of what it might mean. [br][br]"Google will more at cloaking in Q1 2011. Not just page content matters; avoid different headers/redirects to Googlebot instead of users."
Dec 28, 2010
771: new post   Matt Cutts On Having Lots Of Sites! At PubCon
At Las Vegas PubCon, Google's Matt Cutts stirred up a few questions by quickly identifying 50 other sites owed by one webmaster in a site review session.
Dec 4, 2006
772: new post   Matt Cutts Wants Websites to be Packaged Like Apple Products
"The sites that do put a little bit more individual care and attention and work into the content of their site, whether it be a product description, or a blog post," says Matt Cutts, Google's lead engineer on the Panda update, "those are the ones that users tend to prefer a little bit more and appreciate."
May 6, 2011
773: new post   Matt Cutts and Amit Singhal Share Insider Detail on Panda Update
Wired Magazine interviewed both Matt Cutts and Amit Singhal and in the process got some helpful insight into the Farm Update. Some of the speculation we've had at WebmasterWorld is confirmed.[br][br]The process of creating this update used input from human quality raters. They were asked questions like: "Would you be comfortable giving this site your credit card? Would you be comfortable giving medicine prescribed by this site to your kids? Does this site have excessive ads?"[br][br]Then the formal algorithm was developed and back-checked against the human input.[br][br]
Mar 3, 2011
774: new post   Matt Cutts on the Google Sandbox
"The existence of a new-site "sandbox" (which delays the site being ranked well for months) has been a topic of debate among SEOs. In reply to a question from Brett Tabke, Matt said that there wasn't a sandbox, but the algorithm might affect some sites, under some circumstances, in a way that a webmaster would perceive as being sandboxed."
Nov 19, 2005
775: new post   Matt Cutts/Danny Sullivan live on ustream now
Real time discussion from CrunchUp conference
July 10, 2009
776: new post   Matt Cutts: "You don't want the next Penguin update."
An interesting comment about the next Penguin update at Google creates a great deal of discussion and speculation about how big the update will be.
Aug 16, 2012
777: new post   Matt Cutts: Google Algorithm Change Launched
Last week, Google's Matt Cutts was talking about an algorithm change that would try to address low quality content in the SERPs - especially content farms, with a side helping of scraper sites.[br][br]Today Matt announced on Hacker News that a new algo had been pushed live "rank scraper sites or sites with less original content lower". Is that the same thing as content farms?
Jan 28, 2011
778: new post   May 2008 Google SERP Changes
"Want to know what's happening with Google's SERPs? WebmasterWorld members discuss the latest observations, changes and fluctuation in Google's SERPs."
May 17, 2008
779: new post   Mayday Ranking Changes - with Video from Matt Cutts
Matt Cutts has released a video for all who have been looking for more official information about Google's ranking changes around the beginning of May.
May 30, 2010
780: new post   Mega Sitelinks - everybody can see big sitelinks now
We've seen Google testing big sitelinks many times so far. It seems official now (or rolling out gradually). It's so huge that it occupies above the fold.
Aug 16, 2011
781: new post   Microsoft and Google in Suit Over NonCompete
The suit was filed in a Washington state court against Google and Kai-Fu Lee, who until Monday was the corporate vice president of Microsoft's Interactive Service Division. Google said earlier Tuesday that Lee was joining the company and would head up a new research effort in China.
July 19, 2005
782: new post   Middle of the title tag gets a bigger boost than the beginning?
I always tried to make sure the first word in the title tag was exactly the term(s) I was targeting. Now it seems like putting your exact target phrase as the first words in your title tag is some kind of OOP [over-optimization penalty].
Oct 10, 2010
783: new post   Minor Google Panda Update Reported Oct 19/20
It would seem my previous Panda slap has been reversed although I hesitate to say that for sure since the day is only half over.
Oct 21, 2011
784: new post   Minor Google Panda Update19 Nov
"Tiny weather report: Minor Panda algorithm data refresh..."
Nov 21, 2011
785: new post   Monthly Algo Changes Summary - a New Google Series
The community here is pretty good at catching algorithm changes, but there's no way we catch them all. So in November, here are some of the areas that changed...
Dec 2, 2011
786: new post   More Details on Google's Human Evaluators
" little tidbit for those of us who are curious about Google's human evaluators..."
Sept 17, 2008
787: new post   Moving Servers: How May That Affect SERPs Rankings
"Is there a possibility my rankings in Google might slide due to me moving to a new ip."
Feb 11, 2010
788: new post   Moving to a New Domain - Official Advice from Google
"If you're changing your domain because of site rebranding or redesign, you might want to think about doing this in two phases: first, move your site; and second, launch your redesign."
Apr 17, 2008
789: new post   Much Improved Google Webmaster Tools Link Reports
"Many webmasters are reporting huge swings in Google Webmaster Tools link reports. Is it a bug, or is there some other reason for such huge changes?"
July 1, 2010
790: new post   Multiple Domains Crowding Out Google SERPs
"Multiple Domains Crowding Spam: Its a specific spam technique to own more than one top position on first page of Google SERPs for the same search term by several different domains you own or lease."
July 17, 2013
791: new post   My Competitor Made a Title Change and Google Loves Him For It
A WebmasterWorld Member shares an idea which may have helped boost the CTR on someone's site. Take a look and see if it will help yours.
July 13, 2011
792: new post   NY Times Article On Paid Links
The New York Times has quite an article about white hat and black hat SEO - entitled "The Dirty Little Secrets of Search." [br][br]It seems that all through the holiday season, Penney's website was at the top for all kinds of retail searches, including single keywords like "dresses". Given the amount of competition for all these keywords. something smelled funny to the Times. So they brought in an SEO consultant firm, and they found a large number of backlinks, strewn around thousands of nearly abandoned websites.
Feb 12, 2011
793: new post   Natural vs. Un-natural - in SEO and the Google Algorithm
Every once in a while, some terms pop up that I really try to grasp. Things like "manipulation," "natural," "geniune," "trust," "contrived," "authority" and so on... There are some things I do when it comes to the "natural" development process that actually may help in SEO.
Nov 10, 2006
794: new post   Natural vs. Un-natural - in SEO and the Google Algorithm
WebmasterWorld members discuss possible technical meanings for words like "natural," "manipulation," "geniune," "trust," "contrived" and "authority" in regard to the Google algorithm.
Jan 10, 2007
795: new post   Nevada Federal Court Rules that Google "Cache" Not Copyright Violation
"A Nevada federal court has ruled that the cached versions of Web pages that Google stores and offers as a part of many search results are not copyright infringement."
Jan 26, 2006
796: new post   New "Site Search" Service From Google
"Site Search is the new name for Custom Search Business Edition, which Google introduced in late 2006. It adds business integration features... the option to turn off advertisements, a more tailored look-and-feel for searching the site and technical support via e-mail or phone." -Reuters
June 4, 2008
797: new post   New "Show More Results" Infinite Scroll
Google again tests auto loading scrolled results that stop at 1000 resutls (old page 100).
Aug 17, 2011
798: new post   New 'Custom Crawl Rate' Option in Google Webmaster Tools
Google has introduced a "custom crawl rate" option, available in Webmaster Tools from a new settings control page.
Dec 6, 2008
799: new post   New - "Fading" Google Home Page
"...the utility links in the top and footer links in the bottom fade in slowly..."
Oct 6, 2009
800: new post   New - Google Video Sitemaps
Google is now supporting an XML sitemap of video assets for your site - one that that includes lots of extra information, including title, content location, player location, thumbnail location, whether family friendly, description, and duration.
Dec 19, 2007
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