|Forum: Google SEO News and Discussion|
|Displaying Topics 961 - 1000 (1062 total) Sorted by: Thread-Subject, Direction: forward|
|961:|| The Importance of Humility in SEO|
It's easy, in a frustrating situation, to lose track of the fact that Google doesn't focus on me - that they're focus is on THEIR user base, just as my focus should be on mine. Emotion will not resolve an SEO problem - that's a fact!
|Aug 15, 2012|
|962:|| The Influence of Social In SEO Compared To Linking|
WebmasterWorld Members discuss the influence of social signals relative to the traditional signals from linking.
|Dec 5, 2012|
|963:|| The Million Dollar Page - Web's Most Public Link Farm?|
"It just occurred to me that all the "million dollar sites" that are popping up are nothing but link farms. Most have a very good page rank due to all the cross linking, I've seen them as high as 7 - the primary one will probably go higher in time. That is, unless Google follows its guidelines about link farms and the selling of links!"
|Dec 1, 2005|
|964:|| The Power of Search Suggestions|
Or how 5 k uniques a day can vanish with no apparent reason
|Sept 2, 2010|
|965:|| The Power of Text Navigation - a case study|
"Most people in this game know that anchor text is more powerful than image links, even image links with a good alt attribute. But just how much more powerful is it? I recently had a chance to test this in a relatively controlled situation."
|Sept 19, 2006|
|966:|| The Ranking Effects of New Links: Has It Changed After Google's Panda?|
I remember a couple of months ago some google engineer saying "we will be changing the way we handle links soon" - well - its happened I am certain.
|July 18, 2011|
|967:|| The SEO Benefits of Google's Similar Site Feature|
If you've never heard of this function it's a link beside the urls in some search results.
|July 30, 2013|
|968:|| The Saboteurs Of Search|
Forbes.com: Google's Webmaster Central site says merely, "There's almost nothing a competitor can do to harm your ranking or have your site removed from our index." But many search marketers take that "almost" as a concession from Google that negative SEO does occur.
|July 8, 2007|
|969:|| The Single Best SEO Strategy|
If you were to choose only one SEO strategy as the most recommended, what would be it?[br][br]It is common knowledge that multiple factors play in multiple possible manners to affect SERP, but you are to recommend only one.
|Feb 9, 2011|
|970:|| The Status of Social Authority Signals In Google|
WebmasterWorld Members discuss the status of social media signals with Google, and whether their is any 'authority' with those signals.
|Sept 13, 2012|
|971:|| The Theory Why Google Panda is a Good Move|
WebmasterWorld Members discuss the reasons why Google's Panda update might have been a smart move, despite the suffering and frustration.
|Apr 25, 2011|
|972:|| The Ultimate Fate of Supplemental Results - Google's announcement|
Google announces a new way of handling the dreaded Supplemental Index: "...we're coming to the next major milestone in the elimination of the artificial difference between indices: rather than searching some part of our index in more depth for obscure queries, we're now searching the whole index for every query."
|Dec 19, 2007|
|973:|| The Value of Adding Meta Descriptions For Search Engines||July 11, 2008|
|974:|| The Value of Having a Directory On Your Site|
"Is it still worthwhile to have a relevant directory of other sites on your site to boost SEO? And if so, is there anything to watch out for?"
|Aug 5, 2010|
|975:|| Thread of Year Nominee - Google Traffic Throttling and Shaping |
The topic of Google traffic throttling came up a good number of times over the past two years or more. Some doubt that it happens - others are convinced but have trouble breaking through the wall of other's doubt.
Last year I saw the analytics for one site that showed a drop to zero Google traffic every day at around the same time - it stayed at zero until the next day and then it cycled again. I also saw another major enterprise site that only had first page ranking for a specific 4-hour period every day. Both of the cases persisted for many weeks, but both eventually "returned to normal".
Just recently someone else contacted me with the graphs to show something very strange. Three months of nearly level Google traffic (unnaturally level in my experience) followed by a huge spike that lasted 4 hours - I'm talking up 1,000%.
|Jan 1, 2000|
|976:|| Time Travel Back to 2001 for Google's 10th Birthday|
"In honor of our 10th birthday, we've brought back our oldest available index. Take a look back at Google in January 2001."
|Oct 4, 2008|
|977:|| Tips for Multi-Region Websites|
Google's John Mueller (JohnMu) offers help for multi-region websites, including a table of pros and cons for three different approaches that might be used on a generic top level domain, such as a .com, .org or .net.
|Mar 13, 2010|
|978:|| To Google, What's The Difference Between A Subdomain and Domain|
"Will it be treated by Google like a folder of that domain or more like a new domain."
|Nov 29, 2007|
|979:|| Todays Webmaster & Their Relationship with Google|
"I'm convinced that today's webmaster is under the Google mindshare spell. Most don't even realize it."
|May 9, 2007|
|980:|| Toolbar PageRank Update 7/24||July 26, 2008|
|981:|| Toolbar for IE8 Buries PageRank Indicator|
As of today I've noticed that the PR indicator is now only accessible via a 'More' link, and cannot be dragged onto the main display. Also, although the little green bar still works, the mouseover alt text that displayed the PR number is gone.
|May 5, 2011|
|982:|| Top 20 Stealth Links|
"..a list of the ways sites can link, refer, or point urls to your pages other than by using direct hrefs.... ways that SE's may run into and use urls they find."
|Apr 16, 2009|
|983:|| Top Five Attributes to Make a Site Useful to Users|
WebmasterWorld Members discuss the top five UI and content attributes that make a site useful.
|July 16, 2013|
|984:|| Top Pile Liquidates|
" Top-pile.com Ltd has no alternative but to cease trading with immediate effect. It is intended to place the company into voluntary liquidation immediately aftera shareholders meeting in 3 weeks time. This situation has arisen as a result of very poor trading in the last 12 months, which in turn was primarily caused by the probelms we have encountered with search engines during that time."
|Feb 28, 2005|
|985:|| Top Tips To Retain Search Engine Ranking When Switching Hosting|
WebmasterWorld members discuss issues around switching web hosts to minimize impact on Google SERPs ranking.
|Sept 17, 2013|
|986:|| Top of SERP Page 2 Becoming Valuable|
The top of page one SERP's have become polluted with ads, images, videos, news, and other junk results that Google is currently pushing under the premise of "universal results". Some members are seeing high click through counts from Page 2 SERPs. Some are seeing more clicks from Position 11 than positions 5-10.
|June 29, 2009|
|987:|| Traffic Shaping and Throttling Prior to Deindexing|
WebmasterWorld Members debate a test for traffic shaping and throttling prior to deindexing.
|July 19, 2012|
|988:|| Traffic Trends Between the Search Engines|
"...it would be interesting to get an update on what people are seeing in their stats programs when comparing Google to Bing."
|Jan 28, 2010|
|989:|| Trust and Authority - they are not the same thing|
While studying Google's recently granted Historical Data patent, I noticed that the language helps to separate two concepts that we tend to use casually at times: trust and authority.
|Sept 28, 2008|
|990:|| Two Years Trying To Recover From Panda|
The story of a webmaster that has spent two years attempting to recover from Google Panda. There is some debate whether it is hit by Panda or Penguin.
|Aug 20, 2013|
|991:|| UK Google SERP Changes - August 2008|
"Has anyone noticed on some queries when "Pages from UK" is selected, that pages that are not from the UK are returned?"
|Aug 1, 2008|
|992:|| URL Submission to Google with Fetch as Googlebot|
The Fetch as Googlebot feature in Webmaster Tools now provides a way to submit new and updated URLs to Google for indexing. After you fetch a URL as Googlebot, if the fetch is successful, you'll now see the option to submit that URL to our index. When you submit a URL in this way Googlebot will crawl the URL, usually within a day. We'll then consider it for inclusion in our index. Note that we don't guarantee that every URL submitted in this way will be indexed...
|Aug 4, 2011|
|993:|| Udi Manber Blogs about Google Search|
Udi Manber is Google's VP for Search Quality. This week he made a blog post that gives an overview of how Google's Search teams operate.
|May 23, 2008|
|994:|| Underscores Are NOT The Same As Dashes, says Matt Cutts|
Matt Cutts just blogged a clarification about dashes and underscores - looks like the reporting was not quite accurate.
|Aug 10, 2007|
|995:|| Underscores Are Now Word Separators|
"Underscores are now word separators, proclaims Google."
|July 25, 2007|
|996:|| Understanding Duplicate Ecommerce Product Descriptions and Ecommerce Rankings (ref: John Mueller)|
WebmasterWorld members discuss how an eCommerce site fits into the authorship debate.
|Oct 3, 2013|
|997:|| Understanding Google's Panda - Thin Content vs Low Interest Content|
WebmasterWorld Members discuss a content theory over Google Panda.
|May 15, 2012|
|998:|| Understanding Hacked Sites That Rank Well in Google SERPs|
WebmasterWorld Members discuss how hackers achieve well ranking sites in Google's SERPs.
|Apr 5, 2013|
|999:|| Unnatural Link Alerts From Google Resulting In Link Modification Requests|
As a result of Google's unnatural link warnings in GWT, webmasters are now getting emails asking for link modifications. Is this a potential revenue stream?
|Feb 19, 2013|
|1000:|| Unnatural Linking Notice, Legitimate or Not: Don't Be Fooled|
WebmasterWorld Members discuss the Google notifications where an unnatural linking penalty notice is issued. How do you tell if it's legitimate, or a scam.
|Nov 12, 2012|