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881: new post   Nielsen: US Search Volume Down 16% While Bing Jumps
"The number of searches conducted in the U.S. over the last year has decreased by 16% from 10.5 billion in July 2009 to 8.8 billion in July 2010. MSN/Windows Live/Bing was the only one of the top three engines to have experienced an increase in search volume - a 28% increase from 0.9 billion to 1.2 billion."
Aug 29, 2010
882: new post   No Google Analytics Support for IE8 after 2013
"It is our hope that giving you more than 3 months to prepare for this change will minimize disruption to Google Analytics usage for you and your business."
Sept 17, 2013
883: new post   No Ranking Movement despite On-Page Changes
Bunch of on-the-page changes = Whole bunch of nothing: "I feel like im flogging a dead horse."
Sept 1, 2010
884: new post   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
885: new post   Official Google Guidelines Were Updated, Then Not
WebmasterWorld Members discuss the updated guidelines that appeared online for a short period of time.
Sept 21, 2012
886: new post   Official Google Panda Refresh V3.8 On June 25th
Google announces Panda data refresh. "...we're pushing a new Panda data refresh that noticeably affects only about 1pct of queries worldwide."
June 26, 2012
887: new post   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
888: new post   Old HTML Redesign To Pure CSS And Site Drops From Google SERPs
"I effectively took my average page size from 80k to 20k (before gzip compression) and the site is lightning quick. Visitors have been super happy with the improvement. Every visitor but googlebot apparently."
July 8, 2010
889: new post   One Link Wonder? Can a PR7 Link from Apple Vault Your Rankings?
"About a week ago I got an inbound PR7 link from Apple, and despite the flood of traffic from them, I'm not seeing anything measurable from Goog. How long might it take to even see a 10% boost?"
Aug 13, 2010
890: new post   Organic 1st Place Value Declines When Surrounded By So Much Ad Real Estate
"WebmasterWorld members debate whether the value of a top position in organic SERPs is devalued, especially when surrounded by advertising."
June 2, 2010
891: new post   PANDA International - Data on Winners & Losers from SearchMetrics
This afternoon the SearchMetrics blog released their data for the international wave of the Panda Update - affecting English Language search. The article includes data for 100 losers and 20 winners.[br][br]"The data was collated between the 5th & 12th of April 2011 and we can definitely confirm that the update has hit the UK in a big way. Surprising is that ehow.co.uk and ehow.com has lost more than 50% in visibility."
Apr 13, 2011
892: new post   PR Sculpting Now Works Differently on Google
The rel="nofollow" attribute still blocks PR transfer, but it no longer creates an increase in the PR transferred by other links on the page. The blocked PR now just falls into a black hole.
June 3, 2009
893: new post   PR in Flux September
Tracking the update indicators: "...seeing some pr update activity"
Sept 14, 2010
894: new post   Page Title And Description Character Length
Mar 16, 2009
895: new post   PageRank Update - Jan 2007
Jan 5, 2007
896: new post   PageRank Update - November 7 2011
I just looked up the PR of my site and found out that I suddenly have a PR3 for the home page and the subpages have PR2.
Nov 8, 2011
897: new post   PageRank: If A PR 8 Site Links To Your Internal Page, Does PR Filter Upwards?
"...will your home page PR increase?"
Jan 8, 2007
898: new post   Panda (NOT PENGUIN) Refresh - Began June 8, 2012
"Less than 1pct of queries noticeably affected in the U.S. and 1pct worldwide."
June 11, 2012
899: new post   Panda 20 Full Update 2012-09-27 - mixes with EMD changes
Google has confirmed a full update to their Panda algorithm (not just a data refresh) that was launched at the day before their Exact Match Domain adjustment. Throw in an Image Search update two days later, and analysis of any traffic changes last weekend can get pretty demanding!
Oct 3, 2012
900: new post   Panda 3.9 Rolling out 7/24/2012
"New data refresh of Panda starts rolling out tonight. ~1% of search results change enough to notice...."
July 25, 2012
901: new post   Panda Metric : Google Usage of User Engagement Metrics
I am continually surprised at some in the community that point to a couple of individual metrics as 'the ones' that caused xyz to happen in the most recent update. I think it is time to look at the greater picture of data that Google has available.[br][br]Eric Enge had a presentation at PubCon Austin that he felt Panda pumped up 20% user engagment metrics into the algo. It really got me thinking about this aspect indepth. I started to put together a list of possible data sources google could use as metrics (signals), and I was pretty surprised at how large a list it became with very little effort.
May 1, 2011
902: new post   Panda Refresh Monday 8/20/2012
Googler confirms update with Tweet.
Aug 22, 2012
903: 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
904: new post   Patent Granted To Google's Panda On SERPs Ranking
Patent abstract: "Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for ranking search results."
Mar 26, 2014
905: new post   Penguin 2.1 Launched
Penguin 2.1 launching today.
Oct 6, 2013
906: new post   Phantom Pages Indexed On Search Engines
"My site has about 1350 pages. Using a site:www.mysite.com search Google shows 4450."
Mar 18, 2005
907: new post   Place Pages for Google Maps
"A Place Page is a webpage for every place in the world, organizing all the relevant information about it. By every place, we really mean *every* place..."
Sept 25, 2009
908: new post   Play Pac-Man on Google's Home Page Logo Today
"According to Google, the Pacman logo has a total of 256 levels. Pacman will be up on Google for a total of 48 hours, from 8AM PT on Friday through Sunday morning." -Huffington Post
May 21, 2010
909: new post   Poor Newsletter Open Rate Causes Ranking Penalty?
A strange new report. Supposedly this site owner was penalized for having a poor newsletter open rate, as determined by gmail. After purging all the people on the list that hadn't opened the emails in the last 90 days, he filed a reconsideration request, and the penalty was lifted.
May 31, 2011
910: new post   Positions Up In SERPs But Traffic is Down
"We're back to a position we used to hold a good year ago. However, we're actually seeing traffic drop - we know what these positions should bring, but it's no where near old traffic levels."
June 26, 2010
911: new post   Press Releases: Are They Seen By Google As Spam?
With nofollow becoming a common requirement in some circumstances, has the press release now become seen by Google as a spammers tool?
July 31, 2013
912: new post   Preventing 'Google Bowling'
"What is the best defense against this?"
June 21, 2008
913: new post   Preventing Sitemaps Showing Up in SERPs
Aug 16, 2009
914: new post   Privacy - FTC Begins Exploration with Google and Others
"The records from this first session make it clear that those very issues webmasters have been concerned about are now on the table - including informed opt-in decisions for the end user."
Dec 20, 2009
915: 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
916: new post   Pros and Cons of Rich Snippets and Microformats
"By incorporating standard annotations in your pages, you not only make your structured data available for Google's search results, but also for any service or tool that supports the same standard." - Webmaster Central Blog
May 13, 2009
917: new post   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
918: 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
919: new post   PubCon, Matt Cutts: Only the Links Google Trusts Count.
Q. Everyone says I need more links. How do links improve the quality of the site? I don't want to play this game and I don't want to do this.[br][br]A: What matters is bottom line. Links are a part of search, they represent online reputation.
Nov 14, 2011
920: new post   Pubcon info: Content/Ads Position Is Becoming a Ranking Factor
Google announced in Pubcon that Content/Ads position on a certain page is going to be a factor in ranking.
Nov 10, 2011
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