|Forum: Google SEO News and Discussion|
|Displaying Topics 921 - 960 (1062 total) Sorted by: Thread-Subject, Direction: forward|
|921:|| Spam words in a query string - do these backlinks hurt rankings?|
I have a Wordpress blog where example.com/keyword-here/?q=spam-keyword resolves to example.com/keyword-here/ Is this a problem?
|May 8, 2010|
|922:|| Spammer Causes An Entire Web Communitys Drop From Google|
"What additional actions would you take? Anyone had similar experiences? Anyone had good news after similar experiences?"
|Sept 11, 2006|
|923:|| Sporadic Reports of Google Testing New Ad Layout||May 23, 2006|
|924:|| Sporadic Reports of Page Rank Updating|
Wide spread but narrow reports of Page Rank being updated on many pages. Not a true full update, but something more narrow in scope (eg: looks like specific sites penalized again).
|Dec 29, 2008|
|925:|| Spotted in 2003 - eval.google.com - Google's Secret Evaluation Lab|
"The system that was up at eval.google.com was a console to evaluate quality passively, not to tweak our results actively." - GoogleGuy
|June 5, 2005|
|926:|| Spotting a Google Manual Review|
"Does this sound like a manual review?"
|May 25, 2008|
|927:|| Strategies to Get The Best Out of Google +1|
WebmasterWorld members review tactics to get the best out of the Google +1
|July 11, 2011|
|928:|| Structured Data Markup Helper in Google Webmaster Tools|
"...we're excited to announce two features that make it simpler than ever before to participate in structured data features. The first is an expansion of Data Highlighter to seven new types of structured data. The second is a brand new tool, the Structured Data Markup Helper."
|June 3, 2013|
|929:|| StumbleUpon Toolbar Adds 'See Friend Reviews' to Google Home Page|
"I just did a quadruple take when I loaded up the Google homepage in Firefox and saw the StumbleUpon logo in the header... what I see when I look at the header is: Web Images Video News Maps Gmail more See friend reviews"
|Nov 10, 2007|
|930:|| Success In Google Without Link Building|
"WebmasterWorld Members discuss success in Google SERPs without specific link building activity."
|Oct 28, 2010|
|931:|| Sudden Boost in International Traffic from Google ccTLDs|
I run a website mainly focused on Australia. Around 20-26 July, I started getting heaps more traffic from Googles other than google.com.au. US up by 120% -
UK by 90% - India by 380% - Brazil by 360%
|Aug 20, 2010|
|932:|| Suit Over Low Google Rankings May Go Forward|
"A federal judge in California hinted that a parenting Web site that's suing Google over a poor ranking in the search giant's massive index would be able to proceed with its lawsuit."
|July 4, 2006|
|933:|| Super Sized Site Links|
Just noticed a few of my websites have 12 site links now with a new layout. Below is an example of another website I found with them.
|Apr 27, 2011|
|934:|| Supplemental Club: Big Daddy - Part 2|
"Some of this is data center switching I'm sure. Then again maybe they use old data while they polish up the new."
|Mar 6, 2006|
|935:|| 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|
|936:|| Supplemental URLs Now Ranking in Google|
"I noticed an increase in traffic on one of my sites since January 4 - having now investigated, thousands of my pages that certainly used to be supplemental are now ranking fairly competitively."
|Jan 7, 2008|
|937:|| Support For Legitimate Cross-Domain Content Duplication|
"To help with issues that arise on such sites, we're announcing our support of the cross-domain rel="canonical" link element."
|Dec 17, 2009|
|938:|| Technical Words and Clear Thinking about Google|
Commonly misunderstood words and fuzzily understood technical concepts that can sabotage anyone's accurate analysis of Google.
|Jan 5, 2007|
|939:|| Technologies Behind Google Ranking - from Google's Amit Singhal|
"Our work on interpreting user intent is aimed at returning results people really want, not just what they said in their query. This work starts with a world class localization system..."
|July 17, 2008|
|940:|| Tell Google Your Site's Location with Webmaster Tools|
Former Google staffer Vanessa Fox points out what promises to be a very useful enhancement to Google Webmaster Tools - the ability to tell Google your site's country location. You can even choose different locations for different directories within the same domain.
|Oct 31, 2007|
|941:|| Ten Things We Can Learn About Google SEO - From Angry Birds|
I just read an article by Daniel Rasmus on Macworld called 10 things that CIOs can learn from Angry Birds, and it struck me that even though most of us don't really think of our job as being a CIO, the article's ten points were excellent about achieving success with Google.
|Apr 6, 2011|
|942:|| Test out Google's new interface||Mar 28, 2006|
|943:|| The "Mega Menu" Problem and Google Rankings|
A hearty discussion - how many links can you fit in a menu before it hurts your rankings?
|July 3, 2008|
|944:|| The "Minus Thirty" Penalty?|
"Does anyone have some experience with this?"
|Oct 17, 2006|
|945:|| The Benefits Of In-House SEO Compared To Outsourcing|
WebmasterWorld Members discuss the pros and cons of in-house SEO over outsourcing. Are the outsourced SEOs good enough?
|May 10, 2012|
|946:|| The Best Way to Tell Google a Page No Longer Exists|
What do you think it's the best way to tell googlebot that a page does not exist anymore.[br][br]Simply delete it and let it 404 until googlebot gets bored and stops trying, or return a 410 code everytime it tries to download it?
|Feb 2, 2011|
|947:|| The Big AdWords Move - What has it done to Organic Traffic?|
"...a move Google made August 12th to push the paid ads to the left, closer to the organic results. ... are you seeing less SEO traffic since then"
|Sept 1, 2009|
|948:|| The Downside to Using Noindex|
WebmasterWorld Members discuss the downsides of switching to using noindex.
|Mar 23, 2011|
|949:|| The Effect of Changing Site Often|
"Changing site content on a regular basis will have an impact on search ranking, however, how often is too often?"
|Feb 19, 2008|
|950:|| The Effectiveness of Google Base and its "Shopping Results"||Aug 19, 2008|
|951:|| 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|
|952:|| 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|
|953:|| 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|
|954:|| 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|
|955:|| 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|
|956:|| 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|
|957:|| 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|
|958:|| The Great Link Debate: Link Out with nofollow, or dofollow To Avoid Google Penalties|
WebmasterWorld Members discuss whether linking ought to be nofollow, or dofollow. Has Google created a fear of potential wrongdoing amongst those that want to comply with Google's policies?
|Aug 14, 2013|
|959:|| 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|
|960:|| 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|