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881: new post   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
882: new post   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
883: new post   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
884: new post   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
885: new post   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
886: new post   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
887: new post   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
888: new post   Dictionary & Glossary of SEO & Webmaster Terms
"WebmasterWorld members create a glossary / dictionary of SEO, SEM & Webmaster Terms."
July 31, 2007
889: new post   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
890: new post   Google Drops Supplemental Query
"WebmasterWorld members have noticed that Google has dropped the capability for webmasters to query for Supplemental SERPs."
July 27, 2007
891: new post   Underscores Are Now Word Separators
"Underscores are now word separators, proclaims Google."
July 25, 2007
892: new post   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
893: new post   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
894: new post   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
895: new post   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
896: new post   Google Plans a New Meta Tag - "unavailable_after"
Dan Crow, director of crawl systems at Google, discusses plans for a new "unavailable_after" meta tag to identify time-sensitive content.
July 13, 2007
897: new post   Google's Human Evaluators - 10,000 of them?
"We've known for a while that Google uses human evaluation in evolving their algorithm."
July 10, 2007
898: new post   The Saboteurs Of Search
Forbes.com: Google's Webmaster Central site says merely, "There's almost nothing a competitor can do to harm your ranking or have your site removed from our index." But many search marketers take that "almost" as a concession from Google that negative SEO does occur.
July 8, 2007
899: new post   Reputation Management and Google
"These days having a strong presence for your company name is imperative. There is a cottage industry that has evolved out of assisting companies in removing "unwanted" content about their company from the top 100 results. Part of that process involves establishing a strong presence for "company name" searches."
July 4, 2007
900: new post   How To Manage Multiple Google Accounts
"I start doing my work in Sitemaps, and all of a sudden - without ANY message/warning - I find myself in the Sitemaps for my personal account again."
July 4, 2007
901: new post   Proxy Server URLs Can Hijack Your Google Ranking
What kind of defense is there against seeing your rankings stolen by a proxy server? Our members have a grab bag of approaches.
July 1, 2007
902: new post   Fake Emails Cause Google to Stop Sending Penalty Notifications
Updated: Because these emails are easy to mistake for authentic ones from Google, we've temporarily discontinued sending them as we work on ways to provide more secure communication mechanisms. We hope this will reduce confusion."
June 20, 2007
903: new post   Google CSE "Custom Search on the fly"
"You can now create a CSE by simply placing a small piece of tailored code on a page on your site. With that one piece of code, Google's search technology will automatically include in your new CSE all of the sites you have linked to from that page, creating a dynamic, powerful and tailored search experience really quickly. Moreover, your new CSE will update itself periodically to include any new links added to that page."
June 15, 2007
904: new post   Google To Mash Up Social Networking, Video And Search
"Google's latest patent application could mean that Google Mash Up Social Networking, Video And Search all in one."
June 12, 2007
905: new post   Google Research: New Search Term Migration
"How fast do new search terms and subjects migrate? WebmasterWorld members have some interesting observations."
June 11, 2007
906: new post   Google site: Command Variations
"I was checking our listings that show up under the normal site: command however i had my cap locks on. It showed very VERY different results."
June 8, 2007
907: new post   Google Clarifies Its Stance on Links
"Does this mean human edited referal links are dead?"
June 7, 2007
908: new post   Google Webmaster Guidelines
"WebmasterWorld members discuss Google's latest Webmaster Guidelines."
June 7, 2007
909: new post   "Inside the Black Box" - Google
"He then unveiled his team's solution: a mathematical model that tries to determine when users want new information and when they don't. (And yes, like all Google initiatives, it had a name: QDF, for "query deserves freshness.")"
June 4, 2007
910: new post   June 2007 Google SERP Changes
"WebmasterWorld members discuss the latest changes to Google's SERPs."
June 1, 2007
911: new post   Google Hot Trends Combines Zeitgeist and Trends
"Hot Trends, a list of the current top-100 fastest-rising search trends, will be refreshed several times daily, using data from millions of Google Web searches conducted up to an hour before each update, the company said."
May 22, 2007
912: new post   Selling Links: Will You Lose Trust & Drop Out Of Google?
"WebmasterWorld members continue to wrestle with the issue of selling links."
May 18, 2007
913: new post   Google Universal Search - News in the Middle of the SERPs & More
"Google said it is combining results from its established SERPs with content to help users find videos, images, maps, etc. In addition, it has an updated layout for its home page with navigation it claims is easier to use. Here's what WebmasterWorld members are saying."
May 17, 2007
914: new post   Google's Phrase Based Patents and Keyword Co-occurrence
How do the six recent "phrase based" patents build on earlier ideas that used a semantic approach? Let's take a look at some of the principles these patents include.
May 14, 2007
915: new post   Google Beta Test Playing With Serp Layout Continues
May 11, 2007
916: new post   Will changing absolute links to relative affect SERPs?
May 11, 2007
917: new post   Part 2: Today's Webmaster & Their Relationship with Google
I'm convinced that today's webmaster is under the Google mindshare spell. Most don't even realize it." -- the discussion continues.
May 11, 2007
918: new post   Canonicalization, The Pros and Cons of Redirecting Various Typins to Root
"Redirection from /index.html to /. Example if someone types http://www.example.com/index.html we will take them to http://www.example.com/."
May 9, 2007
919: new post   Todays Webmaster & Their Relationship with Google
"I'm convinced that today's webmaster is under the Google mindshare spell. Most don't even realize it."
May 9, 2007
920: new post   Are Scrapers Exploiting Your sitemap.xml File?
Some people say they suffer ranking problems very soon after adding a sitemap for Google. Could it be that a sitemap.xml fle exposes them to widespread scraping?
May 7, 2007
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