|Forum: Google SEO News and Discussion|
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|881:|| The Effects of Page Load Time On SEO For Google|
"WebmasterWorld Members evaulate the effect of page load time on SEO for Google."
|Jan 20, 2011|
|882:|| The Future of SEO in a Big Brand, Google-Only World|
"...what once seemed like a limitless world to me for marketing my ideas now seems like the most narrow..."
|Nov 5, 2010|
|883:|| The Google Calendar (BETA)|
"Simplify. Organize. (And relax.) Organizing your schedule shouldn't be a burden. That's why we've created Google Calendar, our free online shareable calendar service. With Google Calendar, it's easy to keep track of all your life's important events, birthdays, reunions, little league games, doctor's appointments, all in one place."
|Apr 13, 2006|
|884:|| The Google Gospel According to Matt Cutts, Chapter 1:21:2011|
... attention has shifted instead to 'content farms,' which are sites with shallow or low-quality content. In 2010, we launched two major algorithmic changes focused on low-quality sites. Nonetheless, we hear the feedback from the web loud and clear: people are asking for even stronger action on content farms and sites that consist primarily of spammy or low-quality content. We take pride in Google search and strive to make each and every search perfect. The fact is that we're not perfect, and combined with users' skyrocketing expectations of Google, these imperfections get magnified in perception. However, we can and should do better.[br][br]As we've increased both our size and freshness in recent months, we've naturally indexed a lot of good content and some spam as well. To respond to that challenge, we recently launched a redesigned document-level classifier that makes it harder for spammy on-page content to rank highly. The new classifier is better at detecting spam on individual web pages, e.g., repeated spammy words, the sort of phrases you tend to see in junky, automated, self-promoting blog comments. We've also radically improved our ability to detect hacked sites, which were a major source of spam in 2010. And we're evaluating multiple changes that should help drive spam levels even lower, including one change that primarily affects sites that copy others' content and sites with low levels of original content. We'll continue to explore ways to reduce spam, including new ways for users to give more explicit feedback about spammy and low-quality sites.
|Jan 21, 2011|
|885:|| 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|
|886:|| The Google Sandbox : It's Dead Jim?|
"An understanding of what these main filters are for, how Google applies them and the observed behaviour of Google in releasing them would be a good way for owners to better manage and refine their organic search techniques."
|Oct 6, 2006|
|887:|| The Google site: operator seems broken - is this intentional?|
Webmasters who depend on the site: operator to understand how deeply Google is indexing their site are concerned that they now have some kind of penalty, or at least a technical problem with their website or server.
|Apr 25, 2010|
|888:|| The Holidays Approach! Google.com SERP Changes - November 2008|
Webmasters are buzzing with the dramatic changes that are now showing in Google Search results. Is this exactly what Google intends, or are there some significant bugs in the current recipe?
|Nov 1, 2008|
|889:|| The Impact on SEO of Changing IP Address from US to UK|
WebmasterWorld Members discuss the impact on positioning by changing the server IP from US to UK.
|Sept 24, 2011|
|890:|| The Importance of Humility in SEO|
It's easy, in a frustrating situation, to lose track of the fact that Google doesn't focus on me - that they're focus is on THEIR user base, just as my focus should be on mine. Emotion will not resolve an SEO problem - that's a fact!
|Aug 15, 2012|
|891:|| The Influence of Social In SEO Compared To Linking|
WebmasterWorld Members discuss the influence of social signals relative to the traditional signals from linking.
|Dec 5, 2012|
|892:|| The Million Dollar Page - Web's Most Public Link Farm?|
"It just occurred to me that all the "million dollar sites" that are popping up are nothing but link farms. Most have a very good page rank due to all the cross linking, I've seen them as high as 7 - the primary one will probably go higher in time. That is, unless Google follows its guidelines about link farms and the selling of links!"
|Dec 1, 2005|
|893:|| The Power of Search Suggestions|
Or how 5 k uniques a day can vanish with no apparent reason
|Sept 2, 2010|
|894:|| The Power of Text Navigation - a case study|
"Most people in this game know that anchor text is more powerful than image links, even image links with a good alt attribute. But just how much more powerful is it? I recently had a chance to test this in a relatively controlled situation."
|Sept 19, 2006|
|895:|| The Ranking Effects of New Links: Has It Changed After Google's Panda?|
I remember a couple of months ago some google engineer saying "we will be changing the way we handle links soon" - well - its happened I am certain.
|July 18, 2011|
|896:|| 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|
|897:|| The Single Best SEO Strategy|
If you were to choose only one SEO strategy as the most recommended, what would be it?[br][br]It is common knowledge that multiple factors play in multiple possible manners to affect SERP, but you are to recommend only one.
|Feb 9, 2011|
|898:|| The Status of Social Authority Signals In Google|
WebmasterWorld Members discuss the status of social media signals with Google, and whether their is any 'authority' with those signals.
|Sept 13, 2012|
|899:|| The Theory Why Google Panda is a Good Move|
WebmasterWorld Members discuss the reasons why Google's Panda update might have been a smart move, despite the suffering and frustration.
|Apr 25, 2011|
|900:|| 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|
|901:|| The Value of Adding Meta Descriptions For Search Engines||July 11, 2008|
|902:|| The Value of Having a Directory On Your Site|
"Is it still worthwhile to have a relevant directory of other sites on your site to boost SEO? And if so, is there anything to watch out for?"
|Aug 5, 2010|
|903:|| Thread of Year Nominee - Google Traffic Throttling and Shaping |
The topic of Google traffic throttling came up a good number of times over the past two years or more. Some doubt that it happens - others are convinced but have trouble breaking through the wall of other's doubt.
Last year I saw the analytics for one site that showed a drop to zero Google traffic every day at around the same time - it stayed at zero until the next day and then it cycled again. I also saw another major enterprise site that only had first page ranking for a specific 4-hour period every day. Both of the cases persisted for many weeks, but both eventually "returned to normal".
Just recently someone else contacted me with the graphs to show something very strange. Three months of nearly level Google traffic (unnaturally level in my experience) followed by a huge spike that lasted 4 hours - I'm talking up 1,000%.
|Jan 1, 2000|
|904:|| Time Travel Back to 2001 for Google's 10th Birthday|
"In honor of our 10th birthday, we've brought back our oldest available index. Take a look back at Google in January 2001."
|Oct 4, 2008|
|905:|| Tips for Multi-Region Websites|
Google's John Mueller (JohnMu) offers help for multi-region websites, including a table of pros and cons for three different approaches that might be used on a generic top level domain, such as a .com, .org or .net.
|Mar 13, 2010|
|906:|| 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|
|907:|| 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|
|908:|| Toolbar PageRank Update 7/24||July 26, 2008|
|909:|| Toolbar for IE8 Buries PageRank Indicator|
As of today I've noticed that the PR indicator is now only accessible via a 'More' link, and cannot be dragged onto the main display. Also, although the little green bar still works, the mouseover alt text that displayed the PR number is gone.
|May 5, 2011|
|910:|| Top 20 Stealth Links|
"..a list of the ways sites can link, refer, or point urls to your pages other than by using direct hrefs.... ways that SE's may run into and use urls they find."
|Apr 16, 2009|
|911:|| Top Pile Liquidates|
" Top-pile.com Ltd has no alternative but to cease trading with immediate effect. It is intended to place the company into voluntary liquidation immediately aftera shareholders meeting in 3 weeks time. This situation has arisen as a result of very poor trading in the last 12 months, which in turn was primarily caused by the probelms we have encountered with search engines during that time."
|Feb 28, 2005|
|912:|| Top of SERP Page 2 Becoming Valuable|
The top of page one SERP's have become polluted with ads, images, videos, news, and other junk results that Google is currently pushing under the premise of "universal results". Some members are seeing high click through counts from Page 2 SERPs. Some are seeing more clicks from Position 11 than positions 5-10.
|June 29, 2009|
|913:|| Traffic Shaping and Throttling Prior to Deindexing|
WebmasterWorld Members debate a test for traffic shaping and throttling prior to deindexing.
|July 19, 2012|
|914:|| Traffic Trends Between the Search Engines|
"...it would be interesting to get an update on what people are seeing in their stats programs when comparing Google to Bing."
|Jan 28, 2010|
|915:|| Trust and Authority - they are not the same thing|
While studying Google's recently granted Historical Data patent, I noticed that the language helps to separate two concepts that we tend to use casually at times: trust and authority.
|Sept 28, 2008|
|916:|| UK Google SERP Changes - August 2008|
"Has anyone noticed on some queries when "Pages from UK" is selected, that pages that are not from the UK are returned?"
|Aug 1, 2008|
|917:|| URL Submission to Google with Fetch as Googlebot|
The Fetch as Googlebot feature in Webmaster Tools now provides a way to submit new and updated URLs to Google for indexing. After you fetch a URL as Googlebot, if the fetch is successful, you'll now see the option to submit that URL to our index. When you submit a URL in this way Googlebot will crawl the URL, usually within a day. We'll then consider it for inclusion in our index. Note that we don't guarantee that every URL submitted in this way will be indexed...
|Aug 4, 2011|
|918:|| Udi Manber Blogs about Google Search|
Udi Manber is Google's VP for Search Quality. This week he made a blog post that gives an overview of how Google's Search teams operate.
|May 23, 2008|
|919:|| 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|
|920:|| Underscores Are Now Word Separators|
"Underscores are now word separators, proclaims Google."
|July 25, 2007|