|Forum: Google SEO News and Discussion|
|Displaying Topics 801 - 840 (1179 total) Sorted by: Thread-Subject, Direction: forward|
|801:|| 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|
|802:|| Human Edited Directories Going nofollow|
Some directories appear to be going nofollow.
|Feb 3, 2014|
|803:|| Identifying User Metrics Google Is Using To Determine Ranking|
WebmasterWorld Members discuss the user metrics Google is employing to establish ranking.
|Oct 12, 2012|
|804:|| 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|
|805:|| 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|
|806:|| 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|
|807:|| Image SERPs Update at Google|
WebmasterWorld Members reporting Google image search update.
|Oct 1, 2012|
|808:|| 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|
|809:|| Impossible to Rank in Google Anymore, Let's All Quit|
A tongue-in-cheek look at ranking in Google and you'll learn something, too!
|July 24, 2014|
|810:|| 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|
|811:|| 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|
|812:|| In-Depth Article Pages May Be Killing An eCommerce Site On Google|
WebmasterWorld Members discuss the possibility that good quality article pages are detrimental to an eCommerce site, and how it might have been impacted by Panda.
|June 20, 2012|
|813:|| Inbound Link Removal For Google Penguin Recovery|
WebmasterWorld Members discuss how inbound links, and their types, may affect Panda recovery, and what other factors play a part in the penalty.
|Oct 27, 2012|
|814:|| Include Clearly Tagged Facts in the Description for Google||Jan 13, 2009|
|815:|| Incremental Indexing Shows Minor Reshuffling of Google Index|
Update or Not? It is hard to determine these days. Either way, it looks like a small shuffling of the Google index is taking place at several data centers.
|May 17, 2005|
|816:|| Inside the IT Strategy at Google|
"Google developed to support programming of massively parallel systems, Arnold says. He estimates the company's competitors have to spend four times as much to keep up."
|Sept 1, 2006|
|817:|| Instant Panda Recovery Experiment|
It took a little over 24 hours for Google to start indexing the pages on the new site so I'm not sure if Monday results represent a full day. Of the half dozen pages, three were slightly above their pre-Panda level (year-over-year) on Monday, and three were around 20% under. The average Google traffic for the six pages Monday was around 250 visitors each.
|Dec 6, 2011|
|818:|| Internal Site Search May Be The Biggest Threat to Google Search Dominance|
One of the biggest threats to Google search dominance is through internal search on individual sites.
|May 10, 2013|
|819:|| Interview with Bill Gates about Google|
On his first-ever trip to Israel, Gates praised Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Israel's contributions to the global high-tech market. In interviews with Israeli TV and newspapers, he also answered questions about Microsoft's fierce competition with Mountain View, California-based Google.
|Oct 27, 2005|
|820:|| Invalid Markup Tags - Ye Old Altavista Trick Comes Back Again?|
My closest competitor is using doubled H tags...
|Oct 2, 2007|
|821:|| Invasion of New Chinese Sites In SERPs 2-8|
"I am just shocked at how they have infiltrated google top 10 serps so masterfully."
|Oct 13, 2010|
|822:|| Is A Social Media Profile Now Essential For Ranking Well in Google?|
"It seems that almost every time an expert speaks on the subject of successful SEO, or conversely why a site might have SEO problems, the message always seems to include a bit about the importance of establishing a social media profile."
|Oct 29, 2013|
|823:|| Is Exit Rate a Key to Fixing Panda Problems?|
"I compared pages on my site with very high exit rates to those with very low exit rates and immediately it struck me how much better the pages with low exit rates were. It also struck me how many different reasons there were for the high exit rate pages being worse. The low exit rate pages were our top sellers, good products, good descriptions, nothing bad to say about the product or the content or presentation of the page."
|June 28, 2012|
|824:|| Is GoDaddy Sharing Whois Billing or Account Information?|
We don't know whether this is an astroturf campaign by a competitor in the highly aggressive domain registration market, a rare series of random oneoffs, or an actual event; but, the question keeps popping up over and over.
|Mar 4, 2007|
|825:|| 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|
|826:|| Is Google Giving Too Much Weight To Keyword Domains?|
"You know, the type of content that is built around keywords rather than the reader."
|Aug 19, 2010|
|827:|| Is Google Increasingly Favouring Forums?|
"Now, whether this is an algorithmic thing, or simply a result of forums becoming a more popular medium for the dissemination of up to date information, or both - who knows? On the other hand, I may just be imagining it all?"
|Feb 14, 2009|
|828:|| Is Google Running Scared or Are Recent Changes a Planned Development|
"When I look at some of the changes made at Google I wonder if they've changed their mentality from 'market leader', 'standard setter everyone wants to follow', 'simple and friendly' to 'what are we going to do to continue holding our visitors, revenue and market share'?"
|Jan 21, 2010|
|829:|| Is Google Using Brand Authority in SERPS?|
Members discuss whether Google recently began giving more top rankings to big brands.
|Feb 23, 2009|
|830:|| Is It Ever Possible To Recover A Site From Google Penguin|
WebmasterWorld Members discuss Penguin recovery, or not. Some are waiting over a year, despite making changes to their sites. What are your Penguin recovery tips?
|May 3, 2013|
|831:|| Is It Time To Kill The Dashes / Hyphens In Domain Names||Jan 2, 2008|
|832:|| Is URL Length a Ranking Factor?||Feb 23, 2008|
|833:|| 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|
|834:|| Is Your Site At Risk from Traffic and Page Jackers?|
"...any site can destroy low to midrange pagerank sites by causing googlebot to snap up a 302 redirect via scripts such as php, asp and cgi etc supported by an unseen randomly generated meta refresh page pointing to an unsuspecting site."
|Mar 10, 2005|
|835:|| Is eating the same sandwich for lunch every day duplicate content?||Apr 15, 2009|
|836:|| Is it a Google 950 Penalty? or is it Phrase Based Re-ranking|
Community input seems to say that the ranking demotion can be by almost any amount, small or large -- or it even might mean removal from the SERP altogether. Some feel it is a kind of "Phrase-Based Reranking"
|Feb 8, 2007|
|837:|| John Mueller - Don't Expect Visible Ranking Change from HTTPS Switch|
Google's John Mueller stated: "I wouldn't expect any visible change when you move from HTTP to HTTPS..."
|Sept 30, 2014|
|838:|| June 2007 Google SERP Changes|
"WebmasterWorld members discuss the latest changes to Google's SERPs."
|June 1, 2007|
|839:|| KISS SEO : The Best Tactic is to do Nothing at All|
"It seems to me that the best tactic may be to just develop a site with plenty of good content, relevant titles, get the odp and yahoo listing and leave it at that."
|Feb 22, 2005|
|840:|| Keeping a Changelog - for when Google (or any) trouble strikes|
What do you do when troubles show up? Keeping a website changelog can be one of the best disciplines you ever put in place for that rainy day. Here our members discuss what changes should always be logged.
|Dec 6, 2006|