|Forum: Google SEO News and Discussion|
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|841:|| How To Choose The Best URL File Names|
"In a nutshell, both human visitors and bots will 'see', and make some kind of a decision, about your site and/or page based of filepaths and file names. For humans it comes down to usability issues, and for bots it provides algorithmical guidance. Reasons and methods for getting this right for both, humans and bots, are intertwined."
|Mar 3, 2008|
|842:|| Google Adds Sitelinks for a New Batch of Websites|
Our members notice a significant increase in new domains that are displaying Sitelinks this week.
|Feb 24, 2008|
|843:|| Google Awards Sitelinks to a New Batch of Sites|
Our members notice that Sitelinks are appearing for many domains that never before displayed them.
|Feb 24, 2008|
|844:|| Is URL Length a Ranking Factor?||Feb 23, 2008|
|845:|| Does DMOZ Removal Affect Rankings|
"WebmasterWorld members discuss the issues and effect around removal of a site from DMOZ."
|Feb 20, 2008|
|846:|| The Effect of Changing Site Often|
"Changing site content on a regular basis will have an impact on search ranking, however, how often is too often?"
|Feb 19, 2008|
|847:|| Google to Test Video Ads In Search Results Pages|
"Now that Google's main search results pages include more images, video links and other elements, it is more appropriate, she argued, to have corresponding advertising formats."
|Feb 15, 2008|
|848:|| Does Google Automatically Index New Blogspot, Wordpress Blogs?|
"I have this doubt that at least Google or other search engines are configured to automatically index the new blogs created in popular blog sites like wordpress, and blogspot or we have to add the blog link somewhere manually?"
|Feb 8, 2008|
|849:|| Google.com Changing Country Weighting For Non-US Based Sites|
WebmasterWorld members are reporting changes in how Google.com adds weighting to non-US based sites."
|Feb 2, 2008|
|850:|| Google Backs Out of Their Position #6 Mistake|
It's official. Google ranking changes that sent many #1 positions to exactly #6 last December were an unintentional effect of... whatever Google really wanted to do. They've owned the mistake, and the rollback has now spread across most data centers.
|Jan 29, 2008|
|851:|| Google Local Business Results Expanded||Jan 28, 2008|
|852:|| Google PageRank Update - January 2008|
"WebmasterWorld members discuss and analyze the latest Google PageRank update."
|Jan 14, 2008|
|853:|| Google Testing SERP Layouts|
"I am seeing a different layout in the Google SERPs since early last week..."
|Jan 8, 2008|
|854:|| Supplemental URLs Now Ranking in Google|
"I noticed an increase in traffic on one of my sites since January 4 - having now investigated, thousands of my pages that certainly used to be supplemental are now ranking fairly competitively."
|Jan 7, 2008|
|855:|| Is It Time To Kill The Dashes / Hyphens In Domain Names||Jan 2, 2008|
|856:|| The Ultimate Fate of Supplemental Results - Google's announcement|
Google announces a new way of handling the dreaded Supplemental Index: "...we're coming to the next major milestone in the elimination of the artificial difference between indices: rather than searching some part of our index in more depth for obscure queries, we're now searching the whole index for every query."
|Dec 19, 2007|
|857:|| 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|
|858:|| 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|
|859:|| AdSense Ad Text Getting Indexed||Dec 4, 2007|
|860:|| Google Updates Webmaster Guidelines|
"Has this clarified link buying?"
|Nov 30, 2007|
|861:|| 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|
|862:|| How To Get A Business To Show Up As A Map In Google SERPs||Nov 17, 2007|
|863:|| 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|
|864:|| How to Deliver International Site Geotargeting for Google|
"WebmasterWorld members discuss successful geotargeting for International sites in Google."
|Nov 13, 2007|
|865:|| 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|
|866:|| 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|
|867:|| 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|
|868:|| 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|
|869:|| 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|
|870:|| Florida v2? Google Page Rank Update And What it Means For You|
"WebmasterWorld members discuss the latest Google PageRank update."
|Oct 27, 2007|
|871:|| 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|
|872:|| 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|
|873:|| 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|
|874:|| 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|
|875:|| 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|
|876:|| 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|
|877:|| 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|
|878:|| 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|
|879:|| 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|
|880:|| 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|