|Forum: Google SEO News and Discussion|
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|961:|| 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|
|962:|| Penguin 2.1 Launched|
Penguin 2.1 launching today.
|Oct 6, 2013|
|963:|| 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|
|964:|| 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|
|965:|| 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|
|966:|| 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|
|967:|| 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|
|968:|| 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|
|969:|| Preventing 'Google Bowling'|
"What is the best defense against this?"
|June 21, 2008|
|970:|| Preventing Sitemaps Showing Up in SERPs||Aug 16, 2009|
|971:|| 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|
|972:|| 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|
|973:|| 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|
|974:|| 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|
|975:|| 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|
|976:|| 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|
|977:|| 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|
|978:|| 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|
|979:|| 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|
|980:|| Ranking Growth Stalls - Even With Continued Link Development|
For the past 3 months, despite continued link building (all permanent, relevant one-way links), the rankings haven't budged. Anyone ever seen this before?
|Apr 3, 2008|
|981:|| Recent Google Updates and SERP Changes|
Looking more and more like an update is underway.
|July 27, 2009|
|982:|| Reconsideration Request Before Getting a Penalty?|
Situation: your site was hacked, spam pages were inserted and thousands of backlinks appeared overnight. There's no penalty so far, and you've cleaned up the server - but should you file a preemptive Reconsideration Request?
|Nov 3, 2009|
|983:|| Recovering From A Massive Drop in Google Rankings Due to Spidering Issues|
WebmasterWorld Members discuss how to recover from a significant rankings drop.
|Apr 9, 2013|
|984:|| Red Alert :Google Indexing Error: Google Ignoring Robots No Cache Noindex Tag|
Millions of pages are showing up in Googles Cache that are specifically marked, no cache. The risks and exposure to webmasters is massive.
|June 14, 2006|
|985:|| Refinements In Google SERPs|
"we're deploying a new technology that can better understand associations and concepts related to your search, and one of its first applications lets us offer you even more useful related searches..."
|Mar 24, 2009|
|986:|| Relying on Traffic From A Single Source, Such As Google, May Hurt Your Business|
"WebmasterWorld Members discuss the issue of sites and businesses being hit by a search engine penalty and traffic nosediving. This is not new, and relying on a single source of traffic, such as Google, is a risk that some businesses continue to take. Isn't it time to review all traffic sources?"
|Nov 30, 2010|
|987:|| Repeated Meta Tags an Issue?||Sept 8, 2008|
|988:|| Reports Circulate of Google PageRank Update Today|
WebmasterWorld Members are reporting they may have seen a Google PageRank update.
|Aug 4, 2011|
|989:|| Reputation Management and Google|
"These days having a strong presence for your company name is imperative. There is a cottage industry that has evolved out of assisting companies in removing "unwanted" content about their company from the top 100 results. Part of that process involves establishing a strong presence for "company name" searches."
|July 4, 2007|
|990:|| Resources: For Sudden Problems In Google Ranking|
Help for some common problems that suddenly show up for previously well-ranked sites.
|Feb 8, 2006|
|991:|| Returning to SEO After 5 Years: Up To Date SEO Tips|
A webmaster returns to SEO after a 5-year break and wants to get up to speed quickly. Here, WebmasterWorld Members help by discussing their top tips and recommended reading. This useful thread will help newbies, and anyone wanting a refresher.
|July 2, 2014|
|992:|| Revealing Interview with Matt Cutts|
|Mar 15, 2010|
|993:|| Rich Snippets In SERPs Currently In Flux|
WebmasterWorld Members discuss the changing landscape of Google's Rich Snippets in the SERPs.
|June 6, 2012|
|994:|| 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|
|995:|| 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|
|996:|| 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|
|997:|| 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|
|998:|| 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|
|999:|| SEO Benefits of Responsive Web Design|
WebmasterWorld Members discuss their experiences after making the switch to responsive design web sites.
|Mar 21, 2013|
|1000:|| SEO Ranking With Web Definitions|
"Any tips on how to get your own site list in the "Web definitions for" list?"
|July 19, 2010|