|Forum: Google SEO News and Discussion|
|Displaying Topics 921 - 960 (1169 total) Sorted by: Thread-Subject, Direction: forward|
|921:|| New look to Google Webmaster Tools||Sept 14, 2007|
|922:|| New to SEO... What have I Gotten Myself Into?|
"SEO is, I realise, an ongoing thing that needs to be done very often and there are several ways of achieving a higher ranking ..."
|Sept 9, 2010|
|923:|| New, Google SERPs With In-Depth Articles|
"These results are ranked algorithmically based on many signals that look for high-quality, in-depth content."
|Aug 7, 2013|
|924:|| New: Sitemaps for Google News Publishers|
Google announced new Sitemap tools for Google News publishers. Along with new error reports, this gives "more granular control" over which portions of the site are crawled and included.
|Nov 24, 2006|
|925:|| News Timeline from Google Labs|
"Google News Timeline organizes information chronologically by presenting results from Google News and other data sources on a zoomable, graphical timeline."
|Apr 21, 2009|
|926:|| Next Generation SEO|
Members discuss what cutting edge SEO looks like, including focus on the visitor experience, avoiding heavy handed and merely technical SEO, structured mark-up, usability and responsive design to handle a flood of new device types.
|Oct 5, 2012|
|927:|| 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|
|928:|| 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|
|929:|| 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|
|930:|| 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|
|931:|| 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|
|932:|| 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|
|933:|| 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|
|934:|| 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|
|935:|| 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|
|936:|| 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|
|937:|| Organic Traffic Drop on 28 June 2014|
WebmasterWorld Members discuss traffic drops from Google on June 28.
|July 8, 2014|
|938:|| 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|
|939:|| 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|
|940:|| PR in Flux September|
Tracking the update indicators: "...seeing some pr update activity"
|Sept 14, 2010|
|941:|| Page Title And Description Character Length||Mar 16, 2009|
|942:|| PageRank Update - Jan 2007||Jan 5, 2007|
|943:|| 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|
|944:|| PageRank: If A PR 8 Site Links To Your Internal Page, Does PR Filter Upwards?|
"...will your home page PR increase?"
|Jan 8, 2007|
|945:|| 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|
|946:|| 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|
|947:|| 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|
|948:|| 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|
|949:|| Panda Refresh Monday 8/20/2012|
Googler confirms update with Tweet.
|Aug 22, 2012|
|950:|| 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|
|951:|| 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|
|952:|| Penguin 2.1 Launched|
Penguin 2.1 launching today.
|Oct 6, 2013|
|953:|| 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|
|954:|| 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|
|955:|| 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|
|956:|| 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|
|957:|| 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|
|958:|| 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|
|959:|| Preventing 'Google Bowling'|
"What is the best defense against this?"
|June 21, 2008|
|960:|| Preventing Sitemaps Showing Up in SERPs||Aug 16, 2009|