|Forum: Google SEO News and Discussion|
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|881:|| 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:|| 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:|| 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:|| 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:|| 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:|| 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:|| 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:|| Dictionary & Glossary of SEO & Webmaster Terms|
"WebmasterWorld members create a glossary / dictionary of SEO, SEM & Webmaster Terms."
|July 31, 2007|
|889:|| 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:|| 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:|| Underscores Are Now Word Separators|
"Underscores are now word separators, proclaims Google."
|July 25, 2007|
|892:|| 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:|| 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:|| 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:|| 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:|| 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:|| 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:|| 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:|| 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:|| 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:|| 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:|| 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:|| 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:|| 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:|| 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:|| 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:|| Google Clarifies Its Stance on Links|
"Does this mean human edited referal links are dead?"
|June 7, 2007|
|908:|| Google Webmaster Guidelines|
"WebmasterWorld members discuss Google's latest Webmaster Guidelines."
|June 7, 2007|
|909:|| "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:|| June 2007 Google SERP Changes|
"WebmasterWorld members discuss the latest changes to Google's SERPs."
|June 1, 2007|
|911:|| 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:|| 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:|| 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:|| 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:|| Google Beta Test Playing With Serp Layout Continues||May 11, 2007|
|916:|| Will changing absolute links to relative affect SERPs?||May 11, 2007|
|917:|| 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:|| 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:|| 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:|| 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|