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201: 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
202: 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
203: 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
204: 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
205: 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
206: 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
207: 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
208: 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
209: new post   Google Updates and SERP Changes - August 2012
WebmasterWorld's monthly look at Google's SERPs changes.
Aug 2, 2012
210: new post   Google's New Structured Data Dashboard
Webmasters can use the Structured Data Dashboard to verify that Google is picking up new markup, as well as to detect problems with existing markup, for example monitor potential changes in instance counts during site redesigns.
Aug 1, 2012
211: new post   Are Exact Match Domains Better For SEO Than Domains For Branding
WebmasterWorld Members discuss whether it's better for SEO to go for a shorter domain for branding, or to go for exact match domains.
July 31, 2012
212: new post   New Feature in SERPs - "Actively Discussed On Google+"
Under some of the results it says "Actively discussed on Google+ - Show". When you click on Show a section drops down and shows the discussion of that page on Google+.
July 26, 2012
213: new post   Panda 3.9 Rolling out 7/24/2012
"New data refresh of Panda starts rolling out tonight. ~1% of search results change enough to notice...."
July 25, 2012
214: new post   Google's Matt Cutts Explains Change to Unnatural Link Warnings
"Yesterday, we took another step towards more transparency and began sending messages when we distrust some individual links to a site."
July 23, 2012
215: new post   Traffic Shaping and Throttling Prior to Deindexing
WebmasterWorld Members debate a test for traffic shaping and throttling prior to deindexing.
July 19, 2012
216: new post   Google's Matt Cutts on What Makes a Good Quality Site
Google's Matt Cutts discusses what makes good quality site, with examples of what's not good, too.
July 10, 2012
217: new post   Google Updates and SERP Changes - July 2012
WebmasterWorld's monthly look at Google's SERPs changes.
July 6, 2012
218: new post   Google Panda Recovery: A One Year Later Case Study
WebmasterWorld Members discuss a Google Panda recovery after 1-year where traffic increased by 334pct.
July 4, 2012
219: new post   Google Penguin Recovery Tips - Think Tank Part 2
WebmasterWorld Members discuss recovery tips from Google's Penguin.
June 29, 2012
220: new post   Where There's Value In Submissions To Yahoo's Paid Directory
WebmasterWorld Members discuss the value of submitting to Yahoo's paid directory.
June 29, 2012
221: new post   Is Exit Rate a Key to Fixing Panda Problems?
"I compared pages on my site with very high exit rates to those with very low exit rates and immediately it struck me how much better the pages with low exit rates were. It also struck me how many different reasons there were for the high exit rate pages being worse. The low exit rate pages were our top sellers, good products, good descriptions, nothing bad to say about the product or the content or presentation of the page."
June 28, 2012
222: new post   Official Google Panda Refresh V3.8 On June 25th
Google announces Panda data refresh. "...we're pushing a new Panda data refresh that noticeably affects only about 1pct of queries worldwide."
June 26, 2012
223: new post   New Sites: Search Engines Need Time, and Other Signals to Confirm a Site is "Fantastic"
Google has confirmed that new site owners need patience for a 'profile' of the site to be developed. "It's one thing to have a fantastic website, but search engines generally need a bit more to be able to confirm that, and to rank your site - your content - appropriately."
June 21, 2012
224: new post   In-Depth Article Pages May Be Killing An eCommerce Site On Google
WebmasterWorld Members discuss the possibility that good quality article pages are detrimental to an eCommerce site, and how it might have been impacted by Panda.
June 20, 2012
225: new post   Host Crowding vs Brand Authority
Matt Cutts talks about one of the most contentious changes in Google history...
June 11, 2012
226: new post   Panda (NOT PENGUIN) Refresh - Began June 8, 2012
"Less than 1pct of queries noticeably affected in the U.S. and 1pct worldwide."
June 11, 2012
227: new post   Google Search Redirected With Foreign Language SERPs
WebmasterWorld Members report Google redirecting to foreign language SERPs.
June 11, 2012
228: new post   Google's 39 Algorithm Changes for May 2012
Improvements to Penguin. (launch codename "twref2", project codename "Page Quality") This month we rolled out a couple minor tweaks to improve signals and refresh the data used by the penguin algorithm.[br][br]Trigger alt title when HTML title is truncated. (launch codename "tomwaits", project codename "Snippets") We have algorithms designed to present the best possible result titles. This change will show a more succinct title for results where the current title is so long that it gets truncated. We'll only do this when the new, shorter title is just as accurate as the old one.
June 9, 2012
229: new post   Google's GoMo Helps Webmasters Make Mobile Friendly Sites
Our new do-it-yourself site builder, powered by DudaMobile and customized specifically for GoMo users, easily converts regular websites into mobile-friendly sites in five simple steps.
June 8, 2012
230: new post   Google Considering a Tool to Enable Disavow Unwanted Links
Matt Cutts has indicated Google is considering developing a tool to empower webmasters with the capability to disavow inbound links.
June 7, 2012
231: new post   Rich Snippets In SERPs Currently In Flux
WebmasterWorld Members discuss the changing landscape of Google's Rich Snippets in the SERPs.
June 6, 2012
232: new post   Go Daddy, Enom and Google add Easier Domain Verification Option
A new initiative that makes it easier for users to verify domains for Google services like Webmaster Tools and Google Apps. [br]Now eNom and Go Daddy customers can more quickly and easily verify their domains to use with Google services like Webmaster Tools and Google Apps.
June 5, 2012
233: new post   Google Updates and SERP Changes - June 2012
WebmasterWorld's monthly look at Google's SERPs changes.
June 4, 2012
234: new post   Google Releases 'Minor' Penguin Update 1.1
"Minor weather report: We pushed 1st Penguin algo data refresh an hour ago. Affects less than 0.1pct of English searches."
May 29, 2012
235: new post   SEO Agency Banned from Google after Link Buying
An SEO agency, iAcquire, has been banned in Google for buying links on behalf of their clients. This is the first such ban we can remember - not the website that sold the links, not the website that bought the links - the agency who was he middle man.
May 25, 2012
236: new post   Rogue Sites Taking Advantage Of Google's Image Search
On closer look it seems that some scammer is generating a lot of hotlinks to favourite images from .ru sites or hacked wordpress sites and installing malware from unsuspecting visitors.
May 25, 2012
237: new post   Googlebot Processing Javascript Functions
...rather than just mining for URLs within scripts, the bots are crawling even deeper than comments, processing JavaScript functions in a way that mimics how they run when users click on the objects that activate them.
May 18, 2012
238: new post   Google's Amit Singhal Introduces Knowledge Graph
We've begun to gradually roll out this view of the Knowledge Graph to U.S. English users.
May 16, 2012
239: new post   Are Free Submission Directories Being Deindexed By Google
WebmasterWorld Members are reporting deindexing of free submission directories. Is this a Panda or Penguin hit, or a routine purge.
May 16, 2012
240: new post   Understanding Google's Panda - Thin Content vs Low Interest Content
WebmasterWorld Members discuss a content theory over Google Panda.
May 15, 2012
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