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|161:|| Google Adds +1 Metrics To WebmasterTools|
+1 metrics in Google Webmaster Tools can show you how the +1 button affects the traffic coming to your pages:
|June 30, 2011|
|162:|| Google Adds Block Domain To Search|
"Once you click the link to 'Block all example.com results' you'll get a confirmation message, as well as the option to undo your choice. You'll see the link whether or not you're signed in, but the domains you block are connected with your Google Account, so you'll need to sign in before you can confirm a block.[br][br]Now when you click a result and then return to Google, you'll find a new link next to 'Cached' that reads 'Block all example.com results.'[br][br]Once you've blocked a domain, you won't see it in your future search results. (Side note: Sometimes you may have to search on a new term, rather than simply refreshing your browser, before you'll notice the domain has been successfully removed.) The next time you're searching and a blocked page would have appeared, you'll see a message telling you results have been blocked, making it easy to manage your personal list of blocked sites. This message will appear at the top or bottom of the results page depending on the relevance of the blocked pages."
|Mar 11, 2011|
|163:|| Google Adds Digitized Newspapers - with formatting intact|
"Not only will you be able to search these newspapers, you'll also be able to browse through them exactly as they were printed." - Official Google Blog
|Sept 9, 2008|
|164:|| Google Adds Image Control For Sitemaps|
"Now you can use a Sitemaps extension to provide Google with exactly this information."
|Apr 8, 2010|
|165:|| Google Adds Information on SiteLinks (extended listings)|
Google's Webmaster Help Center has added some information about those extended descriptions that offer extra SiteLinks to deeper sections of a website.
|Sept 8, 2006|
|166:|| Google Adds Maps to the OneBox for Local Search|
You now see this on every search for local information. In addition to contact information and now, map locations, Google also shows ratings and access to reviews on the search results page.
|Jan 30, 2007|
|167:|| Google Adds Panoramic Interior Imagery To Maps in SERPs|
Now, if you're searching or browsing Google Maps and want to check out what a business looks like on the inside, we've improved your ability to find and view these 360-degree panoramics.
|Dec 20, 2012|
|168:|| Google Adds People Profiles to Web Search Results|
"Clearly this is a big incentive to sign up for a Google profile, and adds a bit of competition for all the ego-surfers out there."
|Apr 22, 2009|
|169:|| Google Adds Personalization Features|
Google adds portal like personalization features.
|May 20, 2005|
|170:|| Google Adds Satellite Imagery to maps.google.com|
"Google has added satellite imagery to maps.google.com. It's really great data. I've been hunting for property and use terraserver.microsoft.com for satellite imagery, but google's sattelite images are of better resolution, plus you get the killer UI."
|Apr 5, 2005|
|171:|| Google Adds Site Speed To Web Search Ranking Algorithm|
"Like us, our users place a lot of value in speed, that's why we've decided to take site speed into account in our search rankings."
|Apr 12, 2010|
|172:|| Google Adds Sitelinks for a New Batch of Websites|
Our members notice a significant increase in new domains that are displaying Sitelinks this week.
|Feb 24, 2008|
|173:|| Google Adds Twitter Archive Search|
"Starting today, you can zoom to any point in time and 'replay' what people were saying publicly about a topic on Twitter."
|Apr 14, 2010|
|174:|| Google Adds Word Definitions At Top Of SERP's|
"We added implicit triggering, which means you can simply search for [flummox] and find the definition, you don't have to search for [define flummox] or [what is flummox]."
|July 27, 2010|
|June 26, 2010|
|176:|| Google Again Blocks Some Automated Ranking Reports|
Deja vu all over again...
|Aug 7, 2008|
|177:|| Google Agrees to Censor Content in China|
"Online search engine leader Google Inc. has agreed to censor its results in China, adhering to the country's free-speech restrictions in return for better access in the Internet's fastest growing market."
|Jan 25, 2006|
|178:|| Google Alerts Now Available in RSS Format|
"For those using Google alerts, you may be interested to know that you can now get these delivered in RSS rather than email format."
|Nov 1, 2008|
|179:|| Google Alerts Sending Out False Alerts?|
"This past week, I'm seeing 5, 10 and sometimes more references per alert."
|Dec 29, 2008|
|180:|| Google Algo Moving Towards Site Traffic Patterns|
We have been talking about the Google Toolbar data set for years and how it could possibly make a major impact on Googles search listings. More and more people are beginning to believe that Google is - and has been as far back as the Florida Update - using toolbar generated site traffic patterns to influence search listings.
|Apr 11, 2006|
|181:|| Google Analytics Offers Reporting on Site Search|
Google Analytics can now interface with your site search. This offers you "a goldmine of information", including initial searches, how users refine followup searches, which pages searches are performed from, plus how site search correlates with conversion and ecommerce activity.
|Nov 6, 2007|
|182:|| Google Analytics: Now Free|
"Google Analytics tells you everything you want to know about how your visitors found you and how they interact with your site. You'll be able to focus your marketing resources on campaigns and initiatives that deliver ROI, and improve your site to convert more visitors."
|Nov 16, 2005|
|183:|| Google Announces 40 New Algorithm Changes For February|
"Link evaluation. We often use characteristics of links to help us figure out the topic of a linked page. We have changed the way in which we evaluate links; in particular, we are turning off a method of link analysis that we used for several years. We often rearchitect or turn off parts of our scoring in order to keep our system maintainable, clean and understandable."
|Feb 28, 2012|
|184:|| Google Announces Caffeine is Completed|
"Today, we're announcing the completion of a new web indexing system called Caffeine." - Official Google Blog
|June 9, 2010|
|185:|| Google Announces Google Instant AJAX Serps - Live Now!|
"Google Instant is a new search enhancement that shows results as you type. We are pushing the limits of our technology and infrastructure to help you get better search results, faster. Our key technical insight was that people type slowly, but read quickly, typically taking 300 milliseconds between keystrokes, but only 30 milliseconds (a tenth of the time!) to glance at another part of the page. This means that you can scan a results page while you type."
|Sept 8, 2010|
|186:|| Google Announces Instant Pages, For Fast Site Loading|
Earlier today we announced Instant Pages, a new feature to help users get to their desired search results even faster, in some cases even instantly! The Instant Pages feature is enabled by prerendering technology that we are building into Chrome and then is intelligently triggered by web search when we're very confident about which result is the best answer for the user's search.[br][br]This prerendering technology is currently in the Chrome Dev Channel and will be going to Beta later this week.
|June 15, 2011|
|187:|| Google Announces Major Algorithm Change|
From Google's announcement: "In the last day or so we launched a pretty big algorithmic improvement to our ranking—a change that noticeably impacts 11.8% of our queries—and we wanted to let people know what's going on. This update is designed to reduce rankings for low-quality sites—sites which are low-value add for users, copy content from other websites or sites that are just not very useful."
According to Danny Sullivan's recent interview: "Officially, Google isn't saying the algorithm change is targeting content farms. The company specifically declined to confirm that, when I asked. However, Matt Cutts — who heads Google's spam fighting team — told me, 'I think people will get the idea of the types of sites we're talking about.'"
|Feb 25, 2011|
|188:|| Google Announces Search Changes for January 2012|
Here's the latest installment of our monthly series on "search quality highlights," with 17 new quality improvements to read about for January.
|Feb 6, 2012|
|189:|| Google Announces Updates - Apr 2012|
Google announced 50 changes for March.
|Apr 3, 2012|
|190:|| Google Appears to Have Deindexed the CO.CC Subdomains|
Looks like all those subdomains of co.cc have been removed from the index
|July 1, 2011|
|191:|| Google Archiving News Items|
Google now indexing historical news stories and making them available for search.
|Sept 6, 2006|
|192:|| Google As Platform|
"..which is that I think Google's going to build a Web-based thin client-type hosted environment-slash-operating system replacement. Or at least, they should, and that's only if Microsoft doesn't beat them to it."
|Mar 17, 2005|
|193:|| Google Asking for Permission to Access Location Information|
I am getting the following message in the SERP: "Google would like to have access to your location. The Google Toolbar will periodically use the network to keep your location up to date." To the right of this, they have the buttons "Share My Information and Don't Share."
|Feb 9, 2010|
|194:|| Google Australia and New Zealand Real Estate Mapping Tool|
"...we're adding the ability to search for properties on Google Maps."
|July 6, 2009|
|195:|| Google Awards Sitelinks to a New Batch of Sites|
Our members notice that Sitelinks are appearing for many domains that never before displayed them.
|Feb 24, 2008|
|196:|| Google Backlinks Updated on a Few Data Centers|
Members seeing many backlink count fluctuations.
|Mar 25, 2005|
|197:|| Google Backs Out of Their Position #6 Mistake|
It's official. Google ranking changes that sent many #1 positions to exactly #6 last December were an unintentional effect of... whatever Google really wanted to do. They've owned the mistake, and the rollback has now spread across most data centers.
|Jan 29, 2008|
|198:|| Google Ban for Cloaked Outgoing Links Due to PHP Hack||Jan 16, 2009|
|199:|| Google Base Live|
The new experimental service from Google is live, although users are cautioned against viewing it as an imminent assault on the classified advertising business because it could be used in far broader ways.
|Nov 16, 2005|
|200:|| Google Base, classified ads?|
"Google Base is Google's database into which you can add all sort of content. We'll host your content and make it searchable online for free." It provides examples, from "listing of your used car for sale" to "database of protein structures."
|Oct 26, 2005|