|Forum: Google SEO News and Discussion|
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|921:|| 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|
|922:|| 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|
|923:|| 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|
|924:|| 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|
|925:|| 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|
|926:|| 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|
|927:|| 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|
|928:|| Organic Traffic Drop on 28 June 2014|
WebmasterWorld Members discuss traffic drops from Google on June 28.
|July 8, 2014|
|929:|| 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|
|930:|| 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|
|931:|| PR in Flux September|
Tracking the update indicators: "...seeing some pr update activity"
|Sept 14, 2010|
|932:|| Page Title And Description Character Length||Mar 16, 2009|
|933:|| PageRank Update - Jan 2007||Jan 5, 2007|
|934:|| 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|
|935:|| PageRank: If A PR 8 Site Links To Your Internal Page, Does PR Filter Upwards?|
"...will your home page PR increase?"
|Jan 8, 2007|
|936:|| 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|
|937:|| 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|
|938:|| 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|
|939:|| 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|
|940:|| Panda Refresh Monday 8/20/2012|
Googler confirms update with Tweet.
|Aug 22, 2012|
|941:|| 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|
|942:|| 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|
|943:|| Penguin 2.1 Launched|
Penguin 2.1 launching today.
|Oct 6, 2013|
|944:|| 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|
|945:|| 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|
|946:|| 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|
|947:|| 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|
|948:|| 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|
|949:|| 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|
|950:|| Preventing 'Google Bowling'|
"What is the best defense against this?"
|June 21, 2008|
|951:|| Preventing Sitemaps Showing Up in SERPs||Aug 16, 2009|
|952:|| 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|
|953:|| 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|
|954:|| 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|
|955:|| 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|
|956:|| 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|
|957:|| 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|
|958:|| 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|
|959:|| Published Google Docs Become Crawlable in Early October|
This change will make published Google Docs crawlable - not only by googlebot but by all spiders.
|Sept 20, 2009|
|960:|| Questioning Google News Quality|
"I clicked on one of those google news results and it redirected me to somewhere and I now have a virus on my computer that hijacks all my search results."
|June 19, 2009|