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841: new post   My Competitor Made a Title Change and Google Loves Him For It
A WebmasterWorld Member shares an idea which may have helped boost the CTR on someone's site. Take a look and see if it will help yours.
July 13, 2011
842: new post   NY Times Article On Paid Links
The New York Times has quite an article about white hat and black hat SEO - entitled "The Dirty Little Secrets of Search." [br][br]It seems that all through the holiday season, Penney's website was at the top for all kinds of retail searches, including single keywords like "dresses". Given the amount of competition for all these keywords. something smelled funny to the Times. So they brought in an SEO consultant firm, and they found a large number of backlinks, strewn around thousands of nearly abandoned websites.
Feb 12, 2011
843: new post   Natural vs. Un-natural - in SEO and the Google Algorithm
Every once in a while, some terms pop up that I really try to grasp. Things like "manipulation," "natural," "geniune," "trust," "contrived," "authority" and so on... There are some things I do when it comes to the "natural" development process that actually may help in SEO.
Nov 10, 2006
844: new post   Natural vs. Un-natural - in SEO and the Google Algorithm
WebmasterWorld members discuss possible technical meanings for words like "natural," "manipulation," "geniune," "trust," "contrived" and "authority" in regard to the Google algorithm.
Jan 10, 2007
845: new post   Negative SEO May Now Be Easier Than Ever
WebmasterWorld members discuss negative SEO, especially for Google, and how webmasters deal with the problem.
June 2, 2014
846: new post   Nevada Federal Court Rules that Google "Cache" Not Copyright Violation
"A Nevada federal court has ruled that the cached versions of Web pages that Google stores and offers as a part of many search results are not copyright infringement."
Jan 26, 2006
847: new post   New "Site Search" Service From Google
"Site Search is the new name for Custom Search Business Edition, which Google introduced in late 2006. It adds business integration features... the option to turn off advertisements, a more tailored look-and-feel for searching the site and technical support via e-mail or phone." -Reuters
June 4, 2008
848: new post   New "Show More Results" Infinite Scroll
Google again tests auto loading scrolled results that stop at 1000 resutls (old page 100).
Aug 17, 2011
849: new post   New 'Custom Crawl Rate' Option in Google Webmaster Tools
Google has introduced a "custom crawl rate" option, available in Webmaster Tools from a new settings control page.
Dec 6, 2008
850: new post   New - "Fading" Google Home Page
"...the utility links in the top and footer links in the bottom fade in slowly..."
Oct 6, 2009
851: 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
852: new post   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
853: new post   New Advertisment Video on Google
Nice ad from the search team: How Google makes improvements to its search algorithm
Aug 25, 2011
854: new post   New Carousel in Google Search - YouTube Videos in Bigger View
Google a new carousel in Google Search.
Sept 30, 2013
855: new post   New Chrome Extension to Report Low Quality AdSense Sites
Google introduces a Chrome Extension for users to report low quality sites, (such as MFACF's: Made For AdSense Content Farms)[br][br]We've been exploring different algorithms to detect content farms, which are sites with shallow or low-quality content. One of the signals we're exploring is explicit feedback from users.[br][br]To that end, today we're launching an early, experimental Chrome extension so people can block sites from their web search results. If installed, the extension also sends blocked site information to Google, and we will study the resulting feedback and explore using it as a potential ranking signal for our search results.
Feb 15, 2011
856: new post   New Feature in SERPs - "Actively Discussed On Google+"
Under some of the results it says "Actively discussed on Google+ - Show". When you click on Show a section drops down and shows the discussion of that page on Google+.
July 26, 2012
857: new post   New Features Now Live for Google Suggest
Suggestions are now appearing in the Results Page search box, not just the home page. Adwords are now included in some lists, as well as navigational links and personalized suggestions - when you're logged in. The results count number, however, has now been removed.
May 22, 2009
858: new post   New Google Algorithm Rolls Out Today
Google's spam-fighter, Matt Cutts, was involved in a new algorithm rollout today, and it's already resulting in huge changes to Google's index.
Apr 1, 2014
859: new post   New Google Answering Facts
"Queries return answer at top of page."
Apr 8, 2005
860: new post   New Google Features Shown at Searchology Conference
Google held a big conference where they displayed several new features, including Rich Snippets, Google Squared, Search Options, Wonder Wheel and SkyMap.
May 14, 2009
861: new post   New Google Game - Image Labeler
"You'll be randomly paired with a partner who's online and using the feature. Over a 90-second period, you and your partner will be shown the same set of images and asked to provide as many labels as possible to describe each image you see."
Sept 4, 2006
862: new post   New Google Image Search Interface Seen in Asia
"This changes everything! - before - a well placed image would bring in traffic - and a enough revenue to cover costs - etc."
Feb 2, 2010
863: new post   New Google Jazz Interface Being Seen By More Webmasters
"Once into the SERPS it has a left hand side bar as standard and the toggle for local or web results is now a text toggle with the choice coloured differently."
Apr 6, 2010
864: new post   New Google Local Business Center Dashboard
June 3, 2009
865: new post   New Google Mobile Interface Discovery
Mar 25, 2008
866: new post   New Google Panda Rollout March 23, 2012
WebmasterWorld Members discuss the latest Google Panda Rollout.
Mar 26, 2012
867: new post   New Google Service : Transit Trip Planner
"Create your own trip, complete with schedules from participating public transit agencies."
Dec 12, 2005
868: new post   New Google Test - Updating the SERP Live While You Type
Every letter you type in the search box on a results page creates not only a "Search Suggestion" dropdown box -- it also dynamically loads a completely new SERP, from top to bottom, via AJAX. The SERP seems to be based on the top Search Suggestion.
Aug 21, 2010
869: new post   New In Google SERPS; "View And Manage Your Web History"
Apr 24, 2007
870: new post   New Keyword Meta Tag For News Articles
Google has said it'll use a new meta tag for news.
Sept 20, 2012
871: new post   New Look For Google Knowledge Graph For Medical Results
WebmasterWorld Members discuss the new look for Google's Knowledge Graph.
Dec 20, 2013
872: new post   New Panda Related Update - September 27
When asked if an iteration of Panda was implemented this week, a Google spokesperson told us, "yes." She also provided the following statement: [br][br]"We're continuing to iterate on our Panda algorithm as part of our commitment to returning high-quality sites to Google users. This most recent update is one of the roughly 500 changes we make to our ranking algorithms each year."
Oct 1, 2011
873: new post   New Patent Application - Spam Detection Based on Phrase Indexing
Googler Anna Lynn Patterson is credited as the inventor on this new patent application, "Detecting spam documents in a phrase based information retrieval system," which was filed Jun 28, 2006 and published Dec 28, 2006.
Dec 29, 2006
874: new post   New Personalization Features at Google News
"...will let people specify what categories of news to display on the page, giving an array of choices including results chosen by keyword."
Mar 10, 2005
875: new post   New Region Tags in Google SERPs
Dec 2, 2009
876: new post   New Search Paradigm - Shifting from Text to Video
Google-owned YouTube is increasingly a starting point for search and research. It even surpassed Yahoo by becoming the second most popular destination for search.
Jan 23, 2009
877: new post   New Serps on Google since 1st January 2006
Some testing going on...
Jan 3, 2006
878: new post   New Sites: Search Engines Need Time, and Other Signals to Confirm a Site is "Fantastic"
Google has confirmed that new site owners need patience for a 'profile' of the site to be developed. "It's one thing to have a fantastic website, but search engines generally need a bit more to be able to confirm that, and to rank your site - your content - appropriately."
June 21, 2012
879: new post   New Year SEO Checklist For Google
"With the start of each new year I go through my sites and do a few simple maintenance steps. It helps make sure old issues get fixed and helps direct the growth of my sites."
Jan 6, 2011
880: new post   New York Times Goes After Yet Another SEO Strategy
"Though Google is apparently already battling back. On Thursday, a search of 'emergency locksmith Seattle' yielded only one Google Places result, not seven, but maybe more tinkering is needed. The site that landed on this prized perch appeared to be a lead gen operation, it's 24/7 Emergency Locksmith, which lists its address at a U.P.S. store. The woman who answered the phone at 24/7 would say nothing about the company, or even where she was located."
July 10, 2011
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