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801: 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
802: new post   Google Webmaster Tools Adds Content Analysis
Cool new feature in Webmaster Tools - you can go into Diagnostics and Content Analysis, and it will now tell you if you have issues with duplicate titles or meta descriptions, or non-indexable content.
Dec 14, 2007
803: new post   AdSense Ad Text Getting Indexed
Dec 4, 2007
804: new post   Google Updates Webmaster Guidelines
"Has this clarified link buying?"
Nov 30, 2007
805: new post   To Google, What's The Difference Between A Subdomain and Domain
"Will it be treated by Google like a folder of that domain or more like a new domain."
Nov 29, 2007
806: new post   How To Get A Business To Show Up As A Map In Google SERPs
Nov 17, 2007
807: new post   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
808: new post   How to Deliver International Site Geotargeting for Google
"WebmasterWorld members discuss successful geotargeting for International sites in Google."
Nov 13, 2007
809: new post   StumbleUpon Toolbar Adds 'See Friend Reviews' to Google Home Page
"I just did a quadruple take when I loaded up the Google homepage in Firefox and saw the StumbleUpon logo in the header... what I see when I look at the header is: Web Images Video News Maps Gmail more See friend reviews"
Nov 10, 2007
810: 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
811: new post   Google Analytics Offers Reporting on Site Search
Google Analytics can now interface with your site search. This offers you "a goldmine of information", including initial searches, how users refine followup searches, which pages searches are performed from, plus how site search correlates with conversion and ecommerce activity.
Nov 6, 2007
812: new post   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
813: new post   Tell Google Your Site's Location with Webmaster Tools
Former Google staffer Vanessa Fox points out what promises to be a very useful enhancement to Google Webmaster Tools - the ability to tell Google your site's country location. You can even choose different locations for different directories within the same domain.
Oct 31, 2007
814: new post   Florida v2? Google Page Rank Update And What it Means For You
"WebmasterWorld members discuss the latest Google PageRank update."
Oct 27, 2007
815: new post   Links in Google Webmaster Tools Giving Error Messages
"When I try to check my internal or external links in webmaster tools by clicking on the hyperlinked number on the righthand side of the page, it gives me "Our system is currently busy. Please try again in a few minutes." for the last 2 days."
Oct 24, 2007
816: new post   Is Your Privacy Protected At Google?
"Google's overall goal is to have a record of every e-mail we have ever written, every contact whose details we have recorded, every file we have created, every picture we have taken and saved, every appointment we have made, every website we have visited, every search query we have typed into its home page, every ad we have clicked on, and everything we have bought online."
Oct 23, 2007
817: new post   Google Webmaster Tools Updated With New Features
"Up to 6 months of historical keyword data, download and export CSV data, top query percentages, and now fresher updates."
Oct 19, 2007
818: new post   Google unveils YouTube antipiracy tool
YouTube can match video duplicates now. The new system identifies pirated video on YouTube as it gets uploaded, but the system puts the onus on content owners to provide YouTube copies of the content first.
Oct 15, 2007
819: new post   Proxy Hijacks Gone From Google?
"This morning while looking to see if there were any extra proxy highjack pages in Google's index for my site I got a very pleasant shock."
Oct 11, 2007
820: new post   Official: Selling Links Can Hurt Your PR or Google Rankings
Danny Sullivan wrote a very informative post yesterday about the selective PR rollback some sites experienced last week, and makes some astonishing claims - "So I pinged Google, and they confirmed that PageRank scores are being lowered for some sites that sell links."
Oct 9, 2007
821: new post   Data on Mobile Search - Analysis by Two Googlers
A senior staff research scientist at Google and a third year PhD student doing research at Google team up for this look a the state of mobile search today. Looks like people are learning how to type on those tiny keys after all!
Oct 7, 2007
822: new post   Google's allintitle, allinanchor, allinurl are Returning Strange Numbers
Not using quotes with these special operators (allintitle:, allinanchor: and allinurl:) should mean a higher number of results, and historically that has been the case. But more often than not right now, using quotes will return MORE results.
Oct 4, 2007
823: new post   Google News Search - expect more traffic for original content
Google's August deal with four major news agencies should mean more space in News Search to feature original articles. Google themselves will be publishing the newswire stories and excluding other re-publishers.
Oct 4, 2007
824: new post   October 2007 Google SERP Changes
The WebmasterWorld community discusses new and unusual patterns in Google Search results. One member comments: "feels like they've turned off everything that used to filter the difference between Good and Bad". Reply: "...probably the storm before the calm."
Oct 2, 2007
825: new post   Invalid Markup Tags - Ye Old Altavista Trick Comes Back Again?
My closest competitor is using doubled H tags...
Oct 2, 2007
826: new post   WebmasterWorld Members Wish Google Happy 9th Birthday
"As its 9th birthday comes around, WebmasterWorld members join in the birthday wishes, as GOOG stock sits at 568.16 26 Sep at 01:00PM PT"
Sept 27, 2007
827: 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
828: new post   Google Cuts Down on RSS & Atom Feeds in SERPs
"Google has, it appears, become better at identifying Atom/RSS feeds to eliminate them from the SERPs."
Sept 17, 2007
829: new post   New look to Google Webmaster Tools
Sept 14, 2007
830: new post   "Help Improve Search for Everyone" - New Google SERPs Message
"I was searching around the other night and was suddenly startled to receive a message at the top of the Google results, to the effect of "Help improve search for everyone." It went on to request that I suggest a URL for the site I was searching for information about and had a form for that purpose."
Sept 13, 2007
831: new post   Google's Big Site Spidering & Indexing Capability
Sept 11, 2007
832: new post   Is Google Classifying 'Types' of Websites and Search Terms?
Google has apparently been classifying types of sites for a while, and now it's getting more granular and sophisticated. Search terms themselves might also be sorted into various taxonomies according to user intent, especially the 1-word and 2-word queries
Sept 9, 2007
833: new post   The Google Organic "Minus Thirty" Saga - Part 6
"I was at a minus 30 for about 5 months and in the last couple of days my site has returned to position #6"
Sept 5, 2007
834: new post   Does Google Eventually Forgive Aggressive Link Building?
"I did some things that added about 1000 incoming links to my site from various sites of so-so quality.
Aug 28, 2007
835: new post   Google Directory Updated: 18 August 2007
"On 2007-08-18, the Google Directory was updated with new information taken from the most recent ODP RDF dump. This update includes all directory edits through 2007-08-07. The previous Google Directory update was so long ago, that it is almost forgotten. That update on 2006-02-19 included all ODP edits through 2006-01-29 at that time."
Aug 20, 2007
836: new post   Webmaster Central Improves the robots.txt Tool
Google has made their robots.txt analysis more helpful. Now it recognizes sitemap declarations and relative urls, and also gives detailed feedback about multiple errors per line.
Aug 16, 2007
837: new post   Google Webmaster Tools Offers Malware Review
"GWT is going to start notifying you in your GWT account if they believe your site or sites have malware installed. They'll also offer a process where you can request a review and get the notice removed, which has been a big bone of contention from what I understand."
Aug 16, 2007
838: new post   Underscores Are NOT The Same As Dashes, says Matt Cutts
Matt Cutts just blogged a clarification about dashes and underscores - looks like the reporting was not quite accurate.
Aug 10, 2007
839: new post   Proposed: Google Should Stop Displaying Toolbar PR
Could you live without Toolbar PageRank? Would not seeing it help the web as a whole, or hurt it?
Aug 8, 2007
840: new post   Google News Experiment Displays User Comments
"According to Google, they will test a new feature in the US to allow reader comments on stories appearing in Google News."
Aug 8, 2007
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