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201: new post   Google Reverts to Simpler SERP Layout - drops left menu
Google removed the left hand nav menu. Also removed the six packs ( 9 packs?) for certain single and two word phrases. Google is moving back to a less cluttered SERP.
Nov 7, 2012
202: new post   Google Panda Update 21 - 6 November 2012
WebmasterWorld Members report a Panda data refresh rolling out.
Nov 6, 2012
203: new post   Google Updates and SERP Changes - November 2012
WebmasterWorld's monthly look at Google's SERPs changes.
Nov 5, 2012
204: new post   Inbound Link Removal For Google Penguin Recovery
WebmasterWorld Members discuss how inbound links, and their types, may affect Panda recovery, and what other factors play a part in the penalty.
Oct 27, 2012
205: 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
206: new post   Google Ignores All Code-Level Language Information
I was surprised this was news, especially since some of those who asked were very familiar with multilingual sites.
Oct 22, 2012
207: new post   Google Disavow Tool Launched at Pubcon
"Matt Cutts was on hand at Pubcon to issue the annual State of the Index address, sharing insight on what Google's done this year, what webmasters should know, and, this time, to also announce a new tool for webmasters."
Oct 16, 2012
208: new post   Google is Committed to NOT Being a Search Engine
This would be a major shift in what we know as the web. How to get found by new visitors would evolve in a big way. Those who depend on search traffic should be paying close attention to every step along this path because it WILL impact our own business models.
Oct 14, 2012
209: new post   Identifying User Metrics Google Is Using To Determine Ranking
WebmasterWorld Members discuss the user metrics Google is employing to establish ranking.
Oct 12, 2012
210: new post   Google's Latest Page Layout Algorithm Update, 0.7pct English Queries Affected
Google announced a "minor weather report" on the page layout algo. According to the report, only 0.7 pct of English queries are affected.
Oct 10, 2012
211: new post   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
212: new post   Google Penguin Data Refresh - Oct 5, 2012
"Penguin data refresh coming today. 0.3pct of English queries noticeably affected."
Oct 8, 2012
213: new post   Google: 65 Search Quality Changes For August and September
Google's latest installment of search quality highlights, with 65 changes to report for August and September.
Oct 5, 2012
214: new post   Next Generation SEO
Members discuss what cutting edge SEO looks like, including focus on the visitor experience, avoiding heavy handed and merely technical SEO, structured mark-up, usability and responsive design to handle a flood of new device types.
Oct 5, 2012
215: new post   Panda 20 Full Update 2012-09-27 - mixes with EMD changes
Google has confirmed a full update to their Panda algorithm (not just a data refresh) that was launched at the day before their Exact Match Domain adjustment. Throw in an Image Search update two days later, and analysis of any traffic changes last weekend can get pretty demanding!
Oct 3, 2012
216: new post   Google Updates and SERP Changes - October 2012
WebmasterWorld's monthly look at Google's SERPs changes.
Oct 3, 2012
217: new post   Image SERPs Update at Google
WebmasterWorld Members reporting Google image search update.
Oct 1, 2012
218: new post   Algo Change Targets Low Quality Exact Match Domains
small upcoming Google algo change will reduce low-quality "exact-match" domains in search results
Sept 28, 2012
219: new post   Content Authorship Profile For Google SEO Or Ownership
WebmasterWorld Members debate the authorship profile on Google+ and how it helps with SEO and content ownership.
Sept 27, 2012
220: new post   Official Google Guidelines Were Updated, Then Not
WebmasterWorld Members discuss the updated guidelines that appeared online for a short period of time.
Sept 21, 2012
221: new post   New Keyword Meta Tag For News Articles
Google has said it'll use a new meta tag for news.
Sept 20, 2012
222: new post   Google Update and Changes
"...expect some flux over the next few days"
Sept 19, 2012
223: new post   Algo Update to Address Multi-Result SERP Quality Problems
A Google algo tweak appears to be addressing the serious quality problems Google has had with with large numbers of results from the same site. "@mattcutts: Just fyi, we rolled out a small algo change this week that improves the diversity of search results in terms of different domains returned."
Sept 16, 2012
224: new post   Google's Knowledge Graph Demonstrated with 'Bacon Number'
Google has demonstrated its Knowledge Graph with an excellent example: Type in the words "Bacon number" followed by the name of the actor.
Sept 14, 2012
225: new post   The Status of Social Authority Signals In Google
WebmasterWorld Members discuss the status of social media signals with Google, and whether their is any 'authority' with those signals.
Sept 13, 2012
226: new post   Google Updates and SERP Changes - September 2012
WebmasterWorld's monthly look at Google's SERPs changes.
Sept 8, 2012
227: new post   Google SERPs and Traffic Shifting: Penguin Update Started?
WebmasterWorld Members reporting swings and shifts in SERPs and traffic.
Sept 7, 2012
228: new post   Mashable: Did Google Just Jump the Shark?
One of the most heavily read blogs on the Web, Tee's Up Google from an Op-Ed piece : "In case you missed it, Google broke a cardinal rule of its famously clean white-space design Tuesday morning. For the first time, the company put an animated banner ad on its sacrosanct search homepage.[br]
Aug 28, 2012
229: new post   What Does Over Optimization Really Mean?
This long wandering thread has some very interesting insights into what search engines may consider 'over optimization'.
Aug 27, 2012
230: new post   Google Copyright Infringement Take Down Actions Skyrocket 1100%
Google is receiving over a million requests for result removals a week
Aug 26, 2012
231: new post   Panda Refresh Monday 8/20/2012
Googler confirms update with Tweet.
Aug 22, 2012
232: new post   alert: Google Showing Only 7 Listings When #1 has Sitelinks
The first major change to the number of sites returned on Google SERPS in it's history: "For some search queries, where sitelinks are displayed for the top result on Google's 1st page there are only 7 results in total on that 1st page."
Aug 21, 2012
233: new post   Google's Rank Modifying Patent for Spam Detection
As I understand it, the idea here is to identify, by algorithm, what looks like an attempt to manipulate rankings in a spammy way. The patent details things like keyword stuffing, invisible text, link-based manipulations and so on.
Aug 20, 2012
234: new post   Wikipedia and DMOZ Listing Leading to an 'Unnatural Listing' Slap In Google
WebmasterWorld Members discuss the apparent 'unnatural listing' slap in Google after Wikipedia and DMOZ scraped listings appear in Google's index.
Aug 20, 2012
235: new post   Matt Cutts: "You don't want the next Penguin update."
An interesting comment about the next Penguin update at Google creates a great deal of discussion and speculation about how big the update will be.
Aug 16, 2012
236: new post   The Importance of Humility in SEO
It's easy, in a frustrating situation, to lose track of the fact that Google doesn't focus on me - that they're focus is on THEIR user base, just as my focus should be on mine. Emotion will not resolve an SEO problem - that's a fact!
Aug 15, 2012
237: new post   Google: DMCA Notices Will Be a Factor in Search
"Sites with high numbers of removal notices may appear lower in our results."
Aug 14, 2012
238: new post   Google Details 86 Algo Changes
Google details nearly a hundred algo changes in the last couple of months. Refreshingly indepth descriptions of changes.
Aug 11, 2012
239: new post   Gmail Results Embedded In Google Search Results
"...we're opening up a limited trial where you can sign up to get information from your Gmail right from the search box.
Aug 9, 2012
240: new post   Google Makes Knowledge Graph SERPs Global For English-Speaking Countries
"Starting today, you'll see Knowledge Graph results across every English-speaking country in the world."
Aug 8, 2012
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