|Forum: Google SEO News and Discussion|
|Displaying Topics 961 - 1000 (1128 total) Sorted by: Thread-Subject, Direction: forward|
|961:|| 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|
|962:|| 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|
|963:|| 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|
|964:|| 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|
|965:|| Selling Links: Will You Lose Trust & Drop Out Of Google?|
"WebmasterWorld members continue to wrestle with the issue of selling links."
|May 18, 2007|
|966:|| 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|
|967:|| Should Product Pages Be noindexed?|
WebmasterWorld Members debate whether a site's product pages ought to be noindexed.
|Mar 10, 2012|
|968:|| 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|
|969:|| Site Development Experiment For Best Google Ranking|
"Thought I'd post the results of our recent work."
|Apr 14, 2009|
|970:|| Site Redesign - Does It Always Mean Lost Ranking?||July 21, 2006|
|971:|| 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|
|972:|| 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|
|973:|| 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|
|974:|| Sitewide Linking and iFrames|
"One WebmasterWorld member asks, how best to employ sitewide links to avoid penalties?"
|May 20, 2008|
|975:|| 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|
|976:|| 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|
|977:|| 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|
|978:|| 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|
|979:|| 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|
|980:|| 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|
|981:|| Sporadic Reports of Google Testing New Ad Layout||May 23, 2006|
|982:|| Sporadic Reports of Page Rank Updating|
Wide spread but narrow reports of Page Rank being updated on many pages. Not a true full update, but something more narrow in scope (eg: looks like specific sites penalized again).
|Dec 29, 2008|
|983:|| Spotted in 2003 - eval.google.com - Google's Secret Evaluation Lab|
"The system that was up at eval.google.com was a console to evaluate quality passively, not to tweak our results actively." - GoogleGuy
|June 5, 2005|
|984:|| Spotting a Google Manual Review|
"Does this sound like a manual review?"
|May 25, 2008|
|985:|| Strategies to Get The Best Out of Google +1|
WebmasterWorld members review tactics to get the best out of the Google +1
|July 11, 2011|
|986:|| Structured Data Markup Helper in Google Webmaster Tools|
"...we're excited to announce two features that make it simpler than ever before to participate in structured data features. The first is an expansion of Data Highlighter to seven new types of structured data. The second is a brand new tool, the Structured Data Markup Helper."
|June 3, 2013|
|987:|| StumbleUpon Toolbar Adds 'See Friend Reviews' to Google Home Page|
"I just did a quadruple take when I loaded up the Google homepage in Firefox and saw the StumbleUpon logo in the header... what I see when I look at the header is: Web Images Video News Maps Gmail more See friend reviews"
|Nov 10, 2007|
|988:|| Success In Google Without Link Building|
"WebmasterWorld Members discuss success in Google SERPs without specific link building activity."
|Oct 28, 2010|
|989:|| Sudden Boost in International Traffic from Google ccTLDs|
I run a website mainly focused on Australia. Around 20-26 July, I started getting heaps more traffic from Googles other than google.com.au. US up by 120% -
UK by 90% - India by 380% - Brazil by 360%
|Aug 20, 2010|
|990:|| Suit Over Low Google Rankings May Go Forward|
"A federal judge in California hinted that a parenting Web site that's suing Google over a poor ranking in the search giant's massive index would be able to proceed with its lawsuit."
|July 4, 2006|
|991:|| Super Sized Site Links|
Just noticed a few of my websites have 12 site links now with a new layout. Below is an example of another website I found with them.
|Apr 27, 2011|
|992:|| Supplemental Club: Big Daddy - Part 2|
"Some of this is data center switching I'm sure. Then again maybe they use old data while they polish up the new."
|Mar 6, 2006|
|993:|| Supplemental Results Tag Gone from Google SERPs|
Google confirms what webmasters have begun to notice: "...we've decided to stop labeling these URLs as 'Supplemental Results'."
|Aug 1, 2007|
|994:|| Supplemental URLs Now Ranking in Google|
"I noticed an increase in traffic on one of my sites since January 4 - having now investigated, thousands of my pages that certainly used to be supplemental are now ranking fairly competitively."
|Jan 7, 2008|
|995:|| Support For Legitimate Cross-Domain Content Duplication|
"To help with issues that arise on such sites, we're announcing our support of the cross-domain rel="canonical" link element."
|Dec 17, 2009|
|996:|| Technical Words and Clear Thinking about Google|
Commonly misunderstood words and fuzzily understood technical concepts that can sabotage anyone's accurate analysis of Google.
|Jan 5, 2007|
|997:|| Technologies Behind Google Ranking - from Google's Amit Singhal|
"Our work on interpreting user intent is aimed at returning results people really want, not just what they said in their query. This work starts with a world class localization system..."
|July 17, 2008|
|998:|| Tell Google Your Site's Location with Webmaster Tools|
Former Google staffer Vanessa Fox points out what promises to be a very useful enhancement to Google Webmaster Tools - the ability to tell Google your site's country location. You can even choose different locations for different directories within the same domain.
|Oct 31, 2007|
|999:|| Ten Things We Can Learn About Google SEO - From Angry Birds|
I just read an article by Daniel Rasmus on Macworld called 10 things that CIOs can learn from Angry Birds, and it struck me that even though most of us don't really think of our job as being a CIO, the article's ten points were excellent about achieving success with Google.
|Apr 6, 2011|
|1000:|| Test out Google's new interface||Mar 28, 2006|