|Forum: Google SEO News and Discussion|
|Displaying Topics 841 - 880 (1160 total) Sorted by: Date-Last-Post, Direction: reverse|
|841:|| 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|
|842:|| 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|
|843:|| 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|
|844:|| 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|
|845:|| 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|
|846:|| Florida v2? Google Page Rank Update And What it Means For You|
"WebmasterWorld members discuss the latest Google PageRank update."
|Oct 27, 2007|
|847:|| 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|
|848:|| 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|
|849:|| 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|
|850:|| 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|
|851:|| 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|
|852:|| 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|
|853:|| 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|
|854:|| 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|
|855:|| 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|
|856:|| 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|
|857:|| Invalid Markup Tags - Ye Old Altavista Trick Comes Back Again?|
My closest competitor is using doubled H tags...
|Oct 2, 2007|
|858:|| 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|
|859:|| 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|
|860:|| 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|
|861:|| New look to Google Webmaster Tools||Sept 14, 2007|
|862:|| "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|
|863:|| Google's Big Site Spidering & Indexing Capability||Sept 11, 2007|
|864:|| 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|
|865:|| 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|
|866:|| 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|
|867:|| 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|
|868:|| 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|
|869:|| 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|
|870:|| 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|
|871:|| 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|
|872:|| 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|
|873:|| Supplemental Results Tag Gone from Google SERPs|
Google confirms what webmasters have begun to notice: "...we've decided to stop labeling these URLs as 'Supplemental Results'."
|Aug 1, 2007|
|874:|| Dictionary & Glossary of SEO & Webmaster Terms|
"WebmasterWorld members create a glossary / dictionary of SEO, SEM & Webmaster Terms."
|July 31, 2007|
|875:|| X-Robots-Tag - Controlling Googlebot via HTTP headers|
"Controlling Googlebot behavior with unavailable_after meta element and via HTTP headers rather than on-page meta elements: the X-Robots-Tag header."
|July 30, 2007|
|876:|| Google Drops Supplemental Query|
"WebmasterWorld members have noticed that Google has dropped the capability for webmasters to query for Supplemental SERPs."
|July 27, 2007|
|877:|| Underscores Are Now Word Separators|
"Underscores are now word separators, proclaims Google."
|July 25, 2007|
|878:|| Google Webmaster Tools Adds Message Center|
Initially the messages will refer to search quality issues, but over time Google plans to use the Message Center as a communication channel for more types of information.
|July 18, 2007|
|879:|| Google: For Privacy, Cookies To Auto-Expire After 2 Years|
"After listening to feedback from our users and from privacy advocates, we've concluded that it would be a good thing for privacy to significantly shorten the lifetime of our cookies."
|July 17, 2007|
|880:|| Google Offers "No Ads" Site Search to Small Business|
For a basic $100 a year fee, Google's Custom Search Business Edition will sift through up to 5,000 web pages. Larger websites can pay $500 per annum to search as many as 50,000 web pages.
|July 17, 2007|