|Forum: Google SEO News and Discussion|
|Displaying Topics 961 - 1000 (1148 total) Sorted by: Thread-Subject, Direction: forward|
|961:|| Revealing Interview with Matt Cutts|
|Mar 15, 2010|
|962:|| Rich Snippets In SERPs Currently In Flux|
WebmasterWorld Members discuss the changing landscape of Google's Rich Snippets in the SERPs.
|June 6, 2012|
|963:|| Robots.txt Added to Google Sitemaps|
"Gives you the ability to test out changes to your robots.txt file and the response given for each of your webpages as you make changes to the robots.txt. You can also test different user agents. The key here is to test changes before going live with a new robots.txt "
|Feb 8, 2006|
|964:|| Robots.txt Generator Added to Google Webmaster Tools|
"Reaching out a helping hand to the roboto-phobic website owner, Webmaster Tools launches a tool to generate robots.txt file."
|Mar 31, 2008|
|965:|| Rogue Sites Taking Advantage Of Google's Image Search|
On closer look it seems that some scammer is generating a lot of hotlinks to favourite images from .ru sites or hacked wordpress sites and installing malware from unsuspecting visitors.
|May 25, 2012|
|966:|| SEO After Google Algo Hummingbird... Why Referrer Data Has Become Less Relevant|
"...after posting a couple of threads about John Mueller's recent Google Hangout, and also reading through various Hummingbird discussions, why, going forward, referrer data would probably not be helpful for serious SEO."
|Oct 3, 2013|
|967:|| SEO Agency Banned from Google after Link Buying|
An SEO agency, iAcquire, has been banned in Google for buying links on behalf of their clients. This is the first such ban we can remember - not the website that sold the links, not the website that bought the links - the agency who was he middle man.
|May 25, 2012|
|968:|| SEO Benefits of Responsive Web Design|
WebmasterWorld Members discuss their experiences after making the switch to responsive design web sites.
|Mar 21, 2013|
|969:|| SEO Ranking With Web Definitions|
"Any tips on how to get your own site list in the "Web definitions for" list?"
|July 19, 2010|
|970:|| SEO in Decline 2007? Nobody talks About Getting #1 Now|
Have the search engines finally made SEO too expensive? It is getting clear to industry insiders that SEO has peaked.
|Feb 21, 2007|
|971:|| SEO is from Mars, SMM is from Venus|
The emergence of Social Media Marketing (SMM) has created something of a split in the SEO community. Many old time technical SEO people wish that Twitter would just go way - they don't want to mess around with that soft, schmoozy social media thing.
|Oct 9, 2010|
|972:|| SEO or Site Change, or a Google Algo Update Causing SERP Positioning|
Was that your latest site change, or a Google algo update which caused your site's positioning to change? WebmasterWorld Members discuss how to help identify whether there's an algo change, a manual penalty, or a SEO change to the site that has caused the movement.
|July 9, 2014|
|973:|| SERPs Click Through Rate Traffic Predictions #4 to #1|
"What kind of search traffic could I expect if I were able to fight my way up..."
|Dec 20, 2009|
|974:|| SPY World - Search Plus Your World|
"Have any of you noticed that Google's new "Search Plus Your World" can be shortened to SPY World?"
|Jan 30, 2012|
|975:|| SWFObject Flash Files - Now Indexed by Google|
"Google has expanded its indexing of SWF files for the second time in two weeks..."
|July 15, 2008|
|976:|| Safe Browsing To Avoid Malware In SERPs||Jan 5, 2010|
|977:|| Scraped Content Ranking Higher Than The Original|
"Since last month my traffic has started dropping tremendously and after investigating, I found out that another website is copying the content and pictures from my website and pasting it on their site."
|Aug 8, 2010|
|978:|| Scraped Site Ranks Higher Than Original Content|
"I have invested hundreds of hours researching and writing these definitions and over 10 sites that have DIRECTLY COPIED my content rank higher than mine. And my website seems to be penalized somehow and filtered to the bottom. You can imagine that I am a little frustrated."
|Mar 4, 2007|
|979:|| Search Engines Agree on "Canonical Tag"|
Today the three big search engines annouced a new tag to help with canoncial issues.
|Feb 13, 2009|
|980:|| Search Page Quality Using A Mathematical Model|
WebmasterWorld Members discuss the idea of a mathematical model to assess page quality, and from where this data might be mined.
|Oct 10, 2012|
|981:|| Search Results with no Corrections - Google Introduces Verbatim Search|
With Google's new verbatim search, the results use the exact words you've entered without automatic spelling correction, personalization, synonyms, similar terms, stemmed versions, or making some of your terms optional. Verbatim Search can be accessed in the left hand menu by clicking on "More search tools."
|Nov 18, 2011|
|982:|| Search Suggestions Overhaul - Just Before the Google Instant Launch|
From what I see, a major overhaul of Search Suggestions occurred just a few days before Google Instant Search was launched.
|Sept 11, 2010|
|983:|| Secure (https) and Normal (http) Seen As Duplicate Content|
"What has me concerned is that I'm seeing alerts for pages such as https://www.example.com/widgets.html, which is the exact same page as http://www.example.com/widgets.html"
|Sept 27, 2008|
|984:|| Selling Links: Will You Lose Trust & Drop Out Of Google?|
"WebmasterWorld members continue to wrestle with the issue of selling links."
|May 18, 2007|
|985:|| Should Google Index robots.txt File For All To See?|
"WebmasterWorld members discuss the issue of robots.txt files appearing in the SERPs. What are the privacy issues? Is the indexing of robots.txt opening up opportunities for DoS attacks, or just making it easier for snoopers and competitive spies?"
|May 16, 2008|
|986:|| Should Product Pages Be noindexed?|
WebmasterWorld Members debate whether a site's product pages ought to be noindexed.
|Mar 10, 2012|
|987:|| Signs of Fundamental Change at Google Search|
"I'd like to collect people's observations about what "signs of fundamental change" they've may have observed in recent months."
|Apr 8, 2007|
|988:|| Site Development Experiment For Best Google Ranking|
"Thought I'd post the results of our recent work."
|Apr 14, 2009|
|989:|| Site Redesign - Does It Always Mean Lost Ranking?||July 21, 2006|
|990:|| Site Relaunch Checklist|
Launching a new version of an old domain - but changing the URLs? Learn what should be on your pre-launch checklist so you can avoid major traffic disruption after launch.
|July 26, 2010|
|991:|| Site Typecasting by Google|
For two years a webmaster has been trying to change Google's perception of a 16-year-old site's vertical topic to reflect the current, and more topical verticals to no avail. Has Google typecast the site?
|Oct 4, 2013|
|992:|| Sitemaps Renamed -- now it's Google Webmaster Central|
In a key piece of "rebranding" Google has a new name for their Sitemaps program. It's now Google Webmaster Tools at Google Webmaster Central.
|Aug 5, 2006|
|993:|| Sitewide Linking and iFrames|
"One WebmasterWorld member asks, how best to employ sitewide links to avoid penalties?"
|May 20, 2008|
|994:|| So Long Google And Thanks For All The Fish|
Two months ago I sold my main business. It was a website that depended 100pct on free Google traffic. We had owned the site since 1995 and after I visited a conference and found out what Google wanted to see to rank well, it started making money in 2001.[br][br]Then came Panda. The time I had feared for over 10 years had finally arrived and Google no longer loved us, they liked us, but the heavy petting of the past was over between us. Our income dived by 45% which was tough to swallow.
|Oct 21, 2011|
|995:|| So Long Google And Thanks For All The Fish|
Two months ago I sold my main business. It was a website that depended 100pct on free Google traffic. We had owned the site since 1995 and after I visited a conference and found out what Google wanted to see to rank well, it started making money in 2001.[br][br]Then came Panda. The time I had feared for over 10 years had finally arrived and Google no longer loved us, they liked us, but the heavy petting of the past was over between us. Our income dived by 45pct which was tough to swallow.
|Oct 21, 2011|
|996:|| Social Factors - The End of Intelligent Content On The Web|
The vast majority of the best and brightest in terms of subject matter experts in many niches, simply are NOT spending time pushing their ideas on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIN. They, in fact, we if I be a bit presumptuous, have better things to do with our time. Nothing wrong with social but if popularity (number of tweeted links/likes) is a deciding factor in ranking, those creating the best content in terms of "thought value" simply won't show up.[br][br]There is now very little incentive to publish new ideas and thoughts to move fields forward, not only because it's hard to monetize, but because no one will see it because it won't have "buzz".
|May 24, 2011|
|997:|| Social Networks are the Top Google Searches in 2006|
Social networks Bebo and MySpace are Google's top search terms for the year.
|Dec 23, 2006|
|998:|| Solutions To Combat Negative SEO Campaigns|
WebmasterWorld Members discuss negative SEO activity, and how to reverse the effect of negative SEO.
|June 23, 2014|
|999:|| 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|
|1000:|| 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|