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1881: new post   Why Haven't Sites Recovered from Panda? Google Tries to Explain
In an exchange with Danny Sullivan during the keynote at SMX Advanced conference, Matt Cutts made some comments that address the topic of why sites haven't recovered, even if they don't exactly "explain" the reason:[br][br]DS: Has it changed enough that some people have recovered? Or is it too soon? [br][br]MC: The general rule is to push stuff out and then find additional signals to help differentiate on the spectrum. We haven't done any pushes that would directly pull things back. We have recomputed data that might have impacted some sites. There's one change that might affect sites and pull things back. [br][br]DS: You guys made this post with 22 questions, but it sounds like you're saying even if you've done that, it wouldn't have helped yet? [br][br]MC: It could help as we recompute data. Matt goes on to say that Panda 2.2 has been approved but hasn't rolled out yet.
Google SEO News and DiscussionJune 9, 2011
1882: new post   Awesome Google Doodle Logo Today, Celebrates Les Paul's Birthday
For the next 24 hours on the Google homepage, you'll find an interactive, playable logo inspired by the guitar developed by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee that made the sound of rock and roll possible.
Google SEO News and DiscussionJune 9, 2011
1883: new post   Bing Adds Features To Its Webmaster Tools
Through the Honey Badger update, as we're calling it, you'll see noticeable investments in both areas as we launch a revised webmaster experience here at Bing. In fact, you can count on more monthly content being added in the near future as we work through a list of topics we'll be covering.[br][br]Crawl delay configurable by the hour[br][br]Index Explorer[br][br]User and role management
Bing Search Engine NewsJune 9, 2011
1884: new post   eCommerce: Improving Sales Conversions When Price Isn't Always The Lowest
I'm glad I'm able to offer the lowest price on certain products which turns into sales conversions. However, I also want to increase my sales conversions when I'm not the lowest price too.
EcommerceJune 9, 2011
1885: new post   E.U. Data Protection Regulators To Investigate Rule Violations Over Facebook's Facial Recognition Permissions
Facebook Inc. will be probed by European Union data-protection regulators over a feature that suggests people's names to tag in pictures without their permission.
FooJune 8, 2011
1886: new post   The Problem of Domain Typo Squatting
Let's take a really popular social media domain such as twitter.com and look at how type squatting works.[br][br]Take a look at your keyboard - take the letter 't' at the start of twitter.com there are 5 adjacent letters 'r', 'f', 'g', 'h' and 'y'[br][br]All of the domains where the first t in twitter is replaced with one of these letters is parked (or has been parked and the services discontinued) [br]
Domain NamesJune 8, 2011
1887: new post   Google Starts Supporting Authorship Markup
We now support markup that enables websites to publicly link within their site from content to author pages. For example, if an author at The New York Times has written dozens of articles, using this markup, the webmaster can connect these articles with a New York Times author page. An author page describes and identifies the author, and can include things like the author's bio, photo, articles and other links.
Google SEO News and DiscussionJune 7, 2011
1888: new post   IPv6 Global Test Day, Wednesday June 8, 2011
Google, Facebook, Yahoo and several networking companies will on Wednesday carry out a massive test of IPv6, the new version of the internet protocol that allows 340 trillion trillion trillion IP addresses, rather than the 4.3 billion IP addresses possible with IPv4.
Webmaster GeneralJune 7, 2011
1889: new post   Apple Launches iOS 5 (Beta) To Developers
Apple today previewed iOS 5, the latest version of the world's most advanced mobile operating system, and released a beta version to iOS Developer Program members. The iOS 5 beta release includes over 200 new features that will be available to iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users this fall. New iOS 5 features include: Notification Center, an innovative way to easily view and manage notifications in one place without interruption; iMessage, a new messaging service that lets you easily send text messages, photos and videos between all iOS devices; and Newsstand, a new way to purchase and organize your newspaper and magazine subscriptions. With the new PC Free feature, iOS 5 users can activate and set up their iOS device right out of the box and get software updates over the air with no computer required.
The Macintosh WebmasterJune 7, 2011
1890: new post   Google Acquires Social Analytics Company, PostRank
Google has acquired PostRank, a four-year-old social start-up that measures social media engagement for online sites, stories and authors.
Google Finance, Govt, Policy and Business IssuesJune 6, 2011
1891: new post   Google Updates and SERP Changes - June 2011
WebmasterWorld's monthly look at Google's SERPs changes.
Google SEO News and DiscussionJune 4, 2011
1892: new post   Bing Google and Yahoo Unite On schema.org Microformats For Search Engines
It looks like they are moving their data "micro-format" markup to a standard that is supported by the big three search engines.[br][br]Hopefully this means that any website can implement these and get the benefits of the enhanced display with any search engine.
Google SEO News and DiscussionJune 3, 2011
1893: new post   Analyzing Google's Panda Results Three Months On
WebmasterWorld Members analyze Google's Panda three months on from its introduction.
Google SEO News and DiscussionJune 3, 2011
1894: new post   Groupon Files For IPO
Groupon filed on Thursday to raise as much as $750 million in an initial public offering, revealing a short history filled with skyrocketing sales and steep losses.[br][br]The highly anticipated filing offers the first public look at the finances of one of the tech scene's hottest startups. Founded in 2008, the Chicago company had revenue of $713 million in 2010, up from $30 million in 2009.[br][br]That number reflects the face value of the coupons sold, a portion of which gets passed on to the merchants. Groupon's "gross profit" is the amount of revenue it keeps after making those payouts. In 2010, Groupon's gross profile was $280 million.
FooJune 3, 2011
1895: new post   Windows 8 Preview
Although the new user interface is designed and optimized for touch, it works equally well with a mouse and keyboard. Our approach means no compromises, you get to use whatever kind of device you prefer, with peripherals you choose, to run the apps you love. This is sure to inspire a new generation of hardware and software development, improving the experience for PC users around the world.[br][br]Today, we also talked a bit about how developers will build apps for the new system. Windows 8 apps use the power of HTML5, tapping into the native capabilities of Windows using standard JavaScript and HTML to deliver new kinds of experiences. These new Windows 8 apps are full-screen and touch-optimized, and they easily integrate with the capabilities of the new Windows user interface. There's much more to the platform, capabilities and tools than we showed today.
Microsoft CorporateJune 2, 2011
1896: new post   Google Rolls Out +1 Button For Websites
...we're releasing +1 buttons to the whole web. As a result, you might start seeing +1 appear on sites large and small across the Internet.
Google SEO News and DiscussionJune 2, 2011
1897: new post   Twitter Rolls Out New Search
Today we're starting to roll out a completely new version of Twitter search. Not only will it deliver more relevant Tweets when you search for something or click on a trending topic, but it will also show you related photos and videos, right there on the results page. It's never been easier to get a sense of what's happening right now, wherever your curiosity takes you.
TwitterJune 2, 2011
1898: new post   Google Thwarts Gmail Phishing Campaign
Google detected and has disrupted this campaign to take users' passwords and monitor their emails. We have notified victims and secured their accounts. In addition, we have notified relevant government authorities.
Google Finance, Govt, Policy and Business IssuesJune 2, 2011
1899: new post   Twitter Adds Follow Button For Websites
More than 50 sites have added the Follow Button today, making it easy for you to discover the Twitter accounts of your favorite reporters, athletes, celebrities, and other personalities. Using the Follow Button is as simple as a single click. You can also see the profile and latest Tweets of the account you want to follow by clicking the username next to the Button.
TwitterJune 1, 2011
1900: new post   Google To Begin Charging For Clicks On AdWords Directions
Over the next few weeks, you'll see performance metrics for directions alongside those for clicks and phone calls. We'll also begin to charge for clicks on directions in the same manner as clicks on your ad's headline or phone number.
Google AdWordsMay 31, 2011
1901: new post   Poor Newsletter Open Rate Causes Ranking Penalty?
A strange new report. Supposedly this site owner was penalized for having a poor newsletter open rate, as determined by gmail. After purging all the people on the list that hadn't opened the emails in the last 90 days, he filed a reconsideration request, and the penalty was lifted.
Google SEO News and DiscussionMay 31, 2011
1902: new post   U.S. Court Orders Twitter to Reveal User Details Over Libel Battle
The social network has passed the name, email address and telephone number of a south Tyneside councillor accused of libelling the local authority via a series of anonymous Twitter accounts.[br][br]The UK South Tyneside council took the legal fight to the superior court of California, which ordered Twitter, based in San Francisco, to hand over the user's private details.
TwitterMay 30, 2011
1903: new post   Apple Updates Safari iPad and Crashes Users AdSense Interface
WebmasterWorld Members are reporting that the recent Apple update for iPad and Safari now crashes the AdSense Interface.
Google AdSenseMay 30, 2011
1904: new post   U.S. Net Ad Revenue Grows To $7.3 Billion In Q1
As further evidence of an industry-wide recovery, domestic Web ad revenues hit $7.3 billion during the first quarter of the year, according to new data from the Interactive Advertising Bureau and PricewaterhouseCoopers.[br][br]Year-over-year, that represented a robust 23% increase, as well as the highest first-quarter revenue level ever.
Webmaster GeneralMay 27, 2011
1905: new post   PayPal To Sue Google Over 'Wallet', Mobile Payment App
PayPal says Google stole its ideas for a new service that is trying to turn smartphones into digital wallets.[br][br]The allegations emerged in a lawsuit filed Thursday in a California court after Google unveiled its mobile payment service in New York.[br][br]The complaint alleges Google lured away PayPal executive Osama Bedier earlier this year to obtain trade secrets that are now being used in Google's phone-as-a-wallet service.
Google Finance, Govt, Policy and Business IssuesMay 27, 2011
1906: new post   Mozilla Firefox 4, Nvidia and YouTube Now Support 3D HTML5 Video
Today, Mozilla, NVIDIA and YouTube announced support for 3D HTML5 video, available exclusively in Firefox.
Firefox Browser Usage and SupportMay 26, 2011
1907: new post   Google Demonstrates Google Wallet, Mobile Payment App
Today in our New York City office, along with Citi, MasterCard, First Data and Sprint, we gave a demo of Google Wallet, an app that will make your phone your wallet. You'll be able to tap, pay and save using your phone and near field communication (NFC). We're field testing Google Wallet now and plan to release it soon.
Google Finance, Govt, Policy and Business IssuesMay 26, 2011
1908: new post   Google Correlate (Labs): Upload Your Own Data
Using Correlate, you can upload your own data series and see a list of search terms whose popularity best corresponds with that real world trend.
Google Desktop Tools and Google Labs ProjectsMay 26, 2011
1909: new post   Microsoft Skype Crashing: Quick Fix To Get Skype Running
It seems that after the recent acquisition of Skype by Microsoft, it's now crashing and unusable.[br][br]A Quick fix is now available.
Webmaster GeneralMay 26, 2011
1910: new post   Facebook and Google Chiefs Warn on Over-Regulation Of The Net
"People tell me on the one hand 'It's great you played such a big role in the Arab spring [uprisings], but it's also kind of scary because you enable all this sharing and collect information on people'," said Facebook's founder.[br][br]"But it's hard to have one without the other. You can't isolate some things you like about the internet and control other things that you don't."[br][br]Mr Schmidt echoed his sentiments: "Technology will move faster than governments, so don't legislate before you understand the consequences".
Webmaster GeneralMay 26, 2011
1911: new post   Confirmed: Twitter Acquires Tweetdeck
I am extremely happy and proud to let you know that TweetDeck has been acquired by Twitter. We completed the deal on Tuesday and are now in the process of "joining the flock".[br][br]The past three years have been an epic journey, with many highs and lows, accompanied by the constant thrill of never really knowing what to expect next. We've grown from one team member and a single user, to a team of fifteen and a user-base of millions. The reason for this growth is simple, our unwavering focus on providing high-quality tools and services for the Twitter-centric power-user. This has always been our core audience, the most active, influential and valuable users of Twitter and social media in general. Quality over quantity.[br][br]It is precisely for this reason that Twitter has acquired TweetDeck. The mainstream Twitter user-base is well catered for by twitter.com and the official mobile clients. And by becoming part of the official platform, TweetDeck will now fill that role for brands, influencers, the highly active and anyone that just needs "more power".
TwitterMay 25, 2011
1912: new post   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".
Google SEO News and DiscussionMay 24, 2011
1913: new post   Identifying a WordPress Hack
I found my site but Google's cache showed a load of spam in the site. The cache shows a pharma keyword stuffed website but I've never added any of that text to the site. And what's funny is that there are no links to any other website. Just a bunch of keyword stuffing.
WordPressMay 24, 2011
1914: new post   Twitter, The Footballer, And UK Privacy Law
The micro-blogging site is the subject of a High Court legal challenge in relation to the naming of a footballer who had obtained a privacy injunction.
TwitterMay 24, 2011
1915: new post   Blocking Scrapers That Are Wasting Bandwidth
Is there any way to protect my site from the scraper bots. They are eating my website bandwidth and I am very tired of this now. Almost 600% bandwidth is used by the spam bots in comparision of my real user viewed bandwidth.
Webmaster GeneralMay 23, 2011
1916: new post   Report: Groupon and Foursquare In Partnership Talks
The arrangement is likely to see Groupon deals targeted to Foursquare users' check-ins. Mobile app users who tell their friends that they're in the vicinity of a venue offering a discount are obviously prime customers.[br][br]Social distribution could help Groupon move beyond email lists to a more precise and targeted audience. And Foursquare wouldn't mind the revenue it would get from these leads.
FooMay 23, 2011
1917: new post   Google Webmaster Tools Labs Showing Instant Previews
I just noticed that the Labs section of GWT is showing Instant Previews. When I compare my site to the instant preview google is showing 35 errors but the instant preview is working fine.
Google SEO News and DiscussionMay 22, 2011
1918: new post   Google Violating No Archive Policies?
"Technically, instant preview is a visually cached copy and any site set to NOARCHIVE is currently being violated because it's making and displaying archives of the site. The same reasons you don't want people looking at your cache, such as correcting pricing mistakes, taking down content that violated copyright, whatever, the reason you don't want cache and snoops evaluating it still apply with instant preview."
Google SEO News and DiscussionMay 21, 2011
1919: new post   What is an Acceptable Site Page Load Time
I installed page load measurement for GA a few days ago. Average loading time of my pages is around 4s.
Google SEO News and DiscussionMay 21, 2011
1920: new post   Microsoft Bing's Stefan Weitz: "Traditional search is failing."
Bing's approach to social data is to focus on delivering what it believes will characterize search in the future: An engine that anticipates a user's needs and helps make decisions, finding the most relevant information without the user having to put in an undue amount of effort. But whether it will be able to distinguish itself from Google's efforts to go social remains to be seen.[br][br]"Our mission is literally to deliver knowledge by understanding intent. What that implies is that we understand the web as this digital representation of the real world," Weitz said. "We've now mapped almost every single square inch of the planet, we know where buildings are, we know who the people are, we know what tasks people are accomplishing, we are literally creating a semantic model, or a model, for everything in the world."
Bing Search Engine NewsMay 20, 2011
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