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121: new post   Do Visitors from Google Images convert?
"...my site gets a lot of visitors from Google image search."
Dec 19, 2005
122: new post   Does Buying Links Still Help You in Google?
WebmasterWorld Members discuss the hot topic of whether buying links actually help.
Apr 8, 2013
123: new post   Does DMOZ Removal Affect Rankings
"WebmasterWorld members discuss the issues and effect around removal of a site from DMOZ."
Feb 20, 2008
124: new post   Does Google "Age" Your Backlinks?
"If the answer is yes, do they age like a fine wine, getting better and better as time goes on?"
July 27, 2010
125: new post   Does Google Automatically Index New Blogspot, Wordpress Blogs?
"I have this doubt that at least Google or other search engines are configured to automatically index the new blogs created in popular blog sites like wordpress, and blogspot or we have to add the blog link somewhere manually?"
Feb 8, 2008
126: new post   Does Google Ban or Filter Web Directories?
"It's a suspicion so far...."
July 29, 2005
127: new post   Does Google Eventually Forgive Aggressive Link Building?
"I did some things that added about 1000 incoming links to my site from various sites of so-so quality.
Aug 28, 2007
128: new post   Does Google PageRank Still Matter - 2010 edition
"I realise that their is a lot of argument about this topic and that most directories still sort there site by pr but to google in the grand scheme of things does it really matter.
Mar 15, 2010
129: new post   Does Google Penalize All SEO Now? Not Just Dodgy Tricks?
Is Google targeting all branches of SEO techniques, not just the dodgy ones?
Aug 18, 2006
130: new post   Does Google Reward Backlinks Buyers & Sellers?
"Am I the only one who have noticed Google rewarding sellers and buyers of BLs?"
Oct 3, 2006
131: new post   Does Google Whitelist Certain Websites?
Webmasters have long wondered if Google maintains a whitelist that protects certain domains from penalties. As reported on SERoundtable, Google issued a statement to clarify the question. [br][br]Their answer denies anything like a "get out of jail free" card, but it explains what they call "exception lists" or "exception logs."[br][br]
Mar 17, 2011
132: new post   Does PageRank Still Affect Your Google Ranking?
Much has been said and written about PageRank being devalued since "florida", but most still agree, it is the prime ingredient in the Google search algo.
Feb 18, 2005
133: new post   Does the "sandbox" Only Affect Phrases Containing Popular Words?
"So without getting into specifics, what is the view on sandbox applying to phrases that have no words with less than 80 million results?"
Mar 16, 2005
134: new post   Domain Age one of the Biggest Factors
"Most of us know that the age of a domain is one of the single most important criteria..."
Jan 18, 2007
135: new post   Domain Name Replaced in SERPs With Alias Domain Name
For one of my websites I have 3-4 additional domains which are 301 redirected to domain.com (they've always been 301 redirected). These alias domains are not just domain.net but also synonymA.com, synonymB.com.[br][br]Turns out that if I do a Google search for "synonymA.com" the main website will show up, but instead of domain.com in the URL field Google shows me synonymA.com instead!
June 20, 2011
136: new post   Duplicate Content - Get it Right or Perish
"Probably one of the most critical areas of building and managing a website is dealing with duplicate content. But it's a complex issue with many elements making up the overall equation of what's in and what's out, what's on site and what's off site, what take precedence and what doesn't, how one regional domain can/cannot co exist with another's content, what % is same , etc etc and how the consequences are treated by Google in the SERP's."
Aug 30, 2006
137: new post   Duplicate Content Observation
"We've just done a whole bunch of analysis on the dup issues with G, and I wish to post an observation about just one aspect of the current problems:"
Oct 3, 2005
138: new post   EU Investigating Google Over Allegations Of Rival Sites Being Demoted In SERPs
"He appeared to accept Google's arguments that it is hard to behave as a monopoly on the web, saying the fluid nature of the Internet may make it more difficult for powerful companies to elbow out other companies in new markets."
July 7, 2010
139: new post   Encrypted Google Search (Beta) Launched
"...we're gradually rolling out a new choice to search more securely..."
May 22, 2010
140: new post   English Pages Added 'Translate this page' function on Google English?
" I saw some of my listings added with 'Translate this page' link on Google. When I clicked on the page, I saw my 100% English page being translated from Spanish to English. Then I realized that my server is recognized by IP country database as a Argentina site."
May 13, 2006
141: new post   Enhancing Author Rank To Boost Google SEO
Boosting "authorank" is sureshot strategy to make sites rank higher; we have seen this recently due to google downplaying link building techniques.
Oct 25, 2012
142: new post   Eric Schmidt on the Future of Google Search
Michael Arrington at TechCrunch published an interview with Google's CEO Eric Schmidt - and spawned a many-sided discussion for our members about Google present and future.
Sept 8, 2009
143: new post   Eric Schmidt: SERPs With Authorship Profiles Will Rank Higher
"The true cost of remaining anonymous, then, might be irrelevance."
Feb 13, 2013
144: new post   Everything In Google Goes Supplemental
Google site search command puts everything into supplemental results.
Oct 8, 2006
145: new post   Exact Long Tail Phrases in the Title are Not Ranking Well
"I've notice recently that exact phrase match in the title does not seem to work well. It does work if you put quotes around the query phrase, but clearly only geeks do that."
Aug 29, 2010
146: new post   Exiled Tibetans Protest Google Censorship
"Scores of angry Tibetans on Tuesday protested Google's launch of a censored version of its search engine in China which adheres to that country's government restrictions on free speech..."
Feb 14, 2006
147: new post   Experiences with the Google URL Removal Tool
"...used it quite often to remove obsolete content on my site... but there are some side effects"
Aug 17, 2005
148: new post   Experiment Testing the Effect of Visitor Interaction on Rankings
There's been a lot of talk of the many signals google is or could be using to rank websites. One of those signals could be visitor interaction statistics.[br][br]Of course it has not yet been nailed down that they are using this as a ranking factor but I for one would think this would be a good signal for them to use if they could get clear data (and I think they can).
Aug 21, 2013
149: new post   Experiments in Keyword Rich Links To The Home Page
"WebmasterWorld Member CainIV experiments with home page linking and how it affects search engine rankings."
Dec 6, 2008
150: new post   Eye Tracking Study on Google Says Above the Fold or Die
"Eye scan and click through behavior changes dramatically as users moved “below the fold” to the section of results that required scrolling down. At the top of the page, the amount of eye movement declined rapidly through the top 4 or 5 results, and then at the bottom of the screen, tends to become more consistent through to the end of the page."
Mar 2, 2005
151: new post   FaceBook Passes Google As Driver of Search Traffic
"Facebook has passed search-engine giant Google to become the top source for traffic to major portals like Yahoo and MSN, and is among the leaders for other types of sites."
Feb 15, 2010
152: new post   Faceted Navigation and Duplicative URLs: Best and Worst Practices
"With duplicative URLs, search engines may not crawl new or updated unique content as quickly, and/or they may not index a page accurately because indexing signals are diluted between the duplicate versions."
Feb 13, 2014
153: new post   Fake Emails Cause Google to Stop Sending Penalty Notifications
Updated: Because these emails are easy to mistake for authentic ones from Google, we've temporarily discontinued sending them as we work on ways to provide more secure communication mechanisms. We hope this will reduce confusion."
June 20, 2007
154: new post   Fancy Snippets - Bullet Points in SERP's
I noticed recently google started to have a 3 line bullet points description for some retail sites. [br][br]Instead of showing the meta description or some text taken from the page in 2 lines, it's listing very short form of meta description on the first line, then taking a combination of the name, price and review rating of the top 3 items listed on page and list them in bullet points.
Aug 27, 2011
155: new post   Feb 6 Update of Google "Page Layout Algorithm"
Google launches an algorithmic change that looks at the layout of a webpage and the amount of content you see on the page once you click on a result.
Feb 12, 2014
156: new post   Fetch as Google Tool Expanded To Show Fetch and Render
"...we've recently expanded this tool to also show how Googlebot would be able to render the page."
May 28, 2014
157: new post   Finding New Ways of Measuring SEO Performance
WebmasterWorld Members discuss new ways of measuring SEO performance.
Mar 19, 2013
158: new post   First it was Position 6 - Now Position 4 Gets Strange
The result in position 4 has been rotating between three different firms all day for our industry's top value keyphrase. All other listings above and below remain constant.
May 8, 2008
159: new post   Flattening Effect of Page Rank Iterations - explains the "sandbox"?
I have had my new sites rank well initially, then drop. Here is what I think is happening. The first observation about the Page Rank equation is that it can only be calculated after a statistically significant number of iterations.
Apr 28, 2006
160: new post   Florida v2? Google Page Rank Update And What it Means For You
"WebmasterWorld members discuss the latest Google PageRank update."
Oct 27, 2007
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