|Forum: Google SEO News and Discussion|
|Displaying Topics 801 - 840 (1347 total) Sorted by: Date-Last-Post, Direction: reverse|
|801:|| ALERT: Google Changes Default Search to Personalized|
Under cover of a Friday, Google has switched the default search behavior to their so called "personalized search" that tracks users via cookies or their MyGoogle login. This stands to change everything from the way SERPs have worked for 10 years on Google, to how users find things on the web. This could be the biggest change to the Google search engine ever.
|Dec 5, 2009|
|802:|| New Region Tags in Google SERPs||Dec 2, 2009|
|803:|| 'Speed of Site' May Become Ranking Factor in 2010|
"For my entire online career I've felt that page speed is an important and almost secret weapon. Now it's becoming an open secret, apparently. I'll bet lots of people will still ignore it."
|Nov 18, 2009|
|804:|| New - Keyword "Significance" in Webmaster Tools|
"For a long time GWT has returned a list of most common keywords, but now I see it is also presenting visual bars to show their importance."
|Nov 13, 2009|
|805:|| 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|
|806:|| Reconsideration Request Before Getting a Penalty?|
Situation: your site was hacked, spam pages were inserted and thousands of backlinks appeared overnight. There's no penalty so far, and you've cleaned up the server - but should you file a preemptive Reconsideration Request?
|Nov 3, 2009|
|807:|| Google Updates and SERP Changes - November 2009||Nov 2, 2009|
|808:|| New at Google - a 'Search For Music' Onebox Service||Oct 29, 2009|
|809:|| Google Changes 410 Status Handling|
Google's John Mueller: "...we are now treating the 410 HTTP result code as a bit 'more permanent' than a 404. So if you're absolutely sure that a page no longer exists and will never exist again, using a 410 would likely be a good thing."
|Oct 27, 2009|
|810:|| Hash Mark In URL Helps Tracking||Oct 23, 2009|
|811:|| Google Labs To Add "Social Search"|
"It'll be launching as an opt-in project in the next few weeks. Then, you'll need to have a Google account and set up a Google Profile to fill in information about the social networks that you use."
|Oct 22, 2009|
|812:|| Google Suggest Getting Smarter|
"Imagine my surprise when the suggestion was the brand name and the product."
|Oct 18, 2009|
|813:|| Google Webmaster Tools Has New Experimental Options|
These experimental features now appear under a new 'Google Labs' heading in Webmaster Tools. There are currently two - a Googlebot View of your pages and a Malware Report, but a disclaimer advises that these reports may change without notice as time goes on.
|Oct 13, 2009|
|814:|| Google Adds "Quick View" of PDFs to SERPs|
"Quick View is a helpful tool, however, the page views don't appear in server logs."
|Oct 10, 2009|
|815:|| Making AJAX Page States Crawlable - Google's Proposal||Oct 8, 2009|
|816:|| New - "Fading" Google Home Page|
"...the utility links in the top and footer links in the bottom fade in slowly..."
|Oct 6, 2009|
|817:|| Google Image Search Update Gone Astray - Many Images Gone|
"WebmasterWorld members are reporting shifts in Google Image Search - many images are again Safe Search filtered, and a lot of others are lost even when "moderate search" is off." This could be a huge opportunity for Bing and it's much applauded image search?
|Oct 2, 2009|
|818:|| Forum Posts Indented on Google SERPs|
"When several different discussions on a site are relevant to your query, we indent them under the primary result and include the date of each post."
|Oct 1, 2009|
|819:|| How To Remove sitemap.xml From SERPs||Sept 26, 2009|
|820:|| Place Pages for Google Maps|
"A Place Page is a webpage for every place in the world, organizing all the relevant information about it. By every place, we really mean *every* place..."
|Sept 25, 2009|
|821:|| Google Sidewiki Comment Capability For Toolbar Users|
"Sidewiki is a new addition to the Google Toolbar that will let users read comments on any Web site and add their own in a special interface on the left hand side of the screen enabled by the toolbar."
|Sept 23, 2009|
|822:|| Published Google Docs Become Crawlable in Early October|
This change will make published Google Docs crawlable - not only by googlebot but by all spiders.
|Sept 20, 2009|
|823:|| Google Improves "related:" Command||Sept 18, 2009|
|824:|| New in Google Labs - Read News Fast with Fast Flip|
"To build Google Fast Flip, we partnered with three dozen top publishers, including the New York Times, the Atlantic, the Washington Post, Salon, Fast Company, ProPublica and Newsweek. These partners will share the revenue earned from contextually relevant ads."
|Sept 15, 2009|
|825:|| 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|
|826:|| What is A Good Way to Hide Affiliate Links from Google?|
"Google lowers a page's score in the presence of affiliate links. What if I could still direct to my affiliate link without Google finding out about it?
|Sept 14, 2009|
|827:|| Google Search Box and Buttons Get Supersized|
"The new, larger Google search box features larger text when you type so you can see your query more clearly. It also uses a larger text size for the suggestions below the search box, making it easier to select one of the possible refinements." - Official Google Blog
|Sept 10, 2009|
|828:|| Keywords in URL Still Rock||Sept 9, 2009|
|829:|| Did Spam Links to My Site get me Penalized?|
"I realized today, via google webmaster tools, that one of my sites had over 2000 links to one of our landing pages. The links were run-of-site links on spammy looking websites i.e., viagra, pharma. "
|Sept 8, 2009|
|830:|| Eric Schmidt on the Future of Google Search|
Michael Arrington at TechCrunch published an interview with Google's CEO Eric Schmidt - and spawned a many-sided discussion for our members about Google present and future.
|Sept 8, 2009|
|831:|| The Big AdWords Move - What has it done to Organic Traffic?|
"...a move Google made August 12th to push the paid ads to the left, closer to the organic results. ... are you seeing less SEO traffic since then"
|Sept 1, 2009|
|832:|| Blended Results, QDF and User Intention at Google|
Learning what set of results will truly satisfy most people who type in any given query is under constant evolution.
|Aug 29, 2009|
|833:|| Google Testing Page Anchor Navigation Links|
"They are present in the form of 'mini sitelinks' and take the user to specific anchors in the page."
|Aug 25, 2009|
|834:|| Google Versus Bing by Tom Costello, CEO/Cuil SE|
"So this is a knowledgeable commentary from someone who sees a lot more data that most of us can even dream about."
|Aug 17, 2009|
|835:|| Preventing Sitemaps Showing Up in SERPs||Aug 16, 2009|
|836:|| Google Caffeine - includes a rewrite of the Google File System|
In a fascinating interview with The Register, Matt Cutts addresses what Google's new "Caffeine" search engine development is - and what it isn't - in some degree of technical detail.
|Aug 15, 2009|
|837:|| Google Traffic Throttling||Aug 12, 2009|
|838:|| Google's New Search Engine - the dev version is now public||Aug 11, 2009|
|839:|| Google Updates and SERP Changes - August 2009||Aug 2, 2009|
|840:|| Google's Patent on Backlinks: Many Interesting Clues From 2007|
"I read Google Patents often, not because they use everything they put into a patent. They don't - and especially not at first. But the patents offer clues about what MIGHT be coming down the road. And a couple years later, sometimes they give us nice clues about ranking puzzles that have begun to surface."
|July 31, 2009|