|Forum: Google SEO News and Discussion|
|Displaying Topics 121 - 160 (1160 total) Sorted by: Thread-Subject, Direction: forward|
|121:|| Did Spam Links to My Site get me Penalized?|
"I realized today, via google webmaster tools, that one of my sites had over 2000 links to one of our landing pages. The links were run-of-site links on spammy looking websites i.e., viagra, pharma. "
|Sept 8, 2009|
|122:|| Different Google Ranking When Using Capital Letters|
"I rank about 6 places better than using lowercase?"
|Mar 7, 2008|
|123:|| Directories Charging High Link Removal Fees|
WebmasterWorld Members discuss the exorbitant charges levied by some directories for link removal. Is this holding webmasters to ransom, or should it be ignored until a problem occurs.
|May 1, 2013|
|124:|| Do Visitors from Google Images convert?|
"...my site gets a lot of visitors from Google image search."
|Dec 19, 2005|
|125:|| Does Buying Links Still Help You in Google?|
WebmasterWorld Members discuss the hot topic of whether buying links actually help.
|Apr 8, 2013|
|126:|| Does DMOZ Removal Affect Rankings|
"WebmasterWorld members discuss the issues and effect around removal of a site from DMOZ."
|Feb 20, 2008|
|127:|| 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|
|128:|| 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|
|129:|| Does Google Ban or Filter Web Directories?|
"It's a suspicion so far...."
|July 29, 2005|
|130:|| 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|
|131:|| 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|
|132:|| 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|
|133:|| Does Google Reward Backlinks Buyers & Sellers?|
"Am I the only one who have noticed Google rewarding sellers and buyers of BLs?"
|Oct 3, 2006|
|134:|| 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|
|135:|| 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|
|136:|| 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|
|137:|| 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|
|138:|| 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|
|139:|| 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|
|140:|| 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|
|141:|| 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|
|142:|| Encrypted Google Search (Beta) Launched|
"...we're gradually rolling out a new choice to search more securely..."
|May 22, 2010|
|143:|| 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|
|144:|| 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|
|145:|| 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|
|146:|| Eric Schmidt: SERPs With Authorship Profiles Will Rank Higher|
"The true cost of remaining anonymous, then, might be irrelevance."
|Feb 13, 2013|
|147:|| Everything In Google Goes Supplemental|
Google site search command puts everything into supplemental results.
|Oct 8, 2006|
|148:|| 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|
|149:|| 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|
|150:|| 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|
|151:|| 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|
|152:|| 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|
|153:|| Expired Domain, In Error, Instantly Out Of Google: Renewal Took 30 Days To Return To SERPs|
Expiring domains can sometimes catch us unaware. This example shows that even an instant renewal can take a month to return to the original Google rankings.
|Aug 18, 2014|
|154:|| 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|
|155:|| 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|
|156:|| 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|
|157:|| 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|
|158:|| 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|
|159:|| 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|
|160:|| 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|