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201: new post   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
202: new post   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
203: new post   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
204: new post   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
205: new post   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
206: new post   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
207: new post   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
208: new post   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
209: new post   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
210: new post   Google Announces Updates - Apr 2012
Google announced 50 changes for March.
Apr 3, 2012
211: new post   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
212: new post   Google Archiving News Items
Google now indexing historical news stories and making them available for search.
Sept 6, 2006
213: new post   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
214: new post   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
215: new post   Google Australia and New Zealand Real Estate Mapping Tool
"...we're adding the ability to search for properties on Google Maps."
July 6, 2009
216: new post   Google Authorship Not (yet) a Ranking Factor, per John Mueller
"We don't use Authorship for ranking,"
Oct 1, 2013
217: new post   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
218: new post   Google Backlinks Updated on a Few Data Centers
Members seeing many backlink count fluctuations.
Mar 25, 2005
219: new post   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
220: new post   Google Ban for Cloaked Outgoing Links Due to PHP Hack
Jan 16, 2009
221: new post   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
222: new post   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
223: new post   Google Behind The Scenes Presentation
A presentation at the U of Washington by Google's Jeff Dean. It is without question one of the most in-depth presentations about the Google back end available on the web today.
Mar 23, 2005
224: new post   Google Beta Test Playing With Serp Layout Continues
May 11, 2007
225: new post   Google Blogsearch Revamp Aims Itself at Blog News Aggregators
"...we're now showing categories on the left side of the website and organizing the blog posts within those categories into clusters, which are groupings of posts about the same story or event."
Oct 2, 2008
226: new post   Google Book Search Adds Magazines
"Eventually, we'll also begin blending magazine results into our main Google.com search results, so you may begin finding magazines you didn't even know you were looking for."
Dec 10, 2008
227: new post   Google Books Appearing in SERPs
"Is it just me, or is anyone else noticing a significant increase in the number of google books in the serps."
Sept 28, 2008
228: new post   Google Browser Sync For FireFox
"Google Browser Sync for Firefox is an extension that continuously synchronizes your browser settings; including bookmarks, history, persistent cookies, and saved passwords; across your computers."
June 8, 2006
229: new post   Google Buys Blog Analytics Firm MeasureMap
"Measure Map is meant to help bloggers understand how their sites are used. The tool's capabilities include tracking visitors and their activities, as well as tracing the origin of links to blogs from other sites."
Feb 15, 2006
230: new post   Google Buys CellPhone Software Company Android
"... described the outfit as making software for mobile phones, providing little more detail than that. One source familiar with the company says Android had at one point been working on a software operating system for cell phones."
Aug 17, 2005
231: new post   Google Buys Search Algorithm Created by Israeli Student at Australian University
"Orion...relates only to the most relevant textual results. For example, if you search for information on the War of Independence, you'll receive a list of related words, like Etzel, Palmach, Ben-Gurion. The text will only appear on the results page if enough words relevant to the search and the link between them is reasonable."
Apr 9, 2006
232: new post   Google CEO admits, "We have a huge machine crisis "
I was reading the New York Times article 'Microsoft and Google Set to Wage Arms Race' and there was paragraph that quoted Eric Schmidt (Google CEO) - "We have a huge machine crisis - those machines are full".
May 3, 2006
233: new post   Google CSE "Custom Search on the fly"
"You can now create a CSE by simply placing a small piece of tailored code on a page on your site. With that one piece of code, Google's search technology will automatically include in your new CSE all of the sites you have linked to from that page, creating a dynamic, powerful and tailored search experience really quickly. Moreover, your new CSE will update itself periodically to include any new links added to that page."
June 15, 2007
234: new post   Google Cache Page Size Limit Change
"Google searches are now returning SERPs showing cached page size greater than 101k. It's been 101k for as long as I can remember."
Apr 6, 2005
235: new post   Google Cached Page Server Down
"Server Error The server encountered an error and could not complete your request. If the problem persists, please mail google@google.com and mention this error message and the query that caused it."
May 27, 2005
236: new post   Google Caffeine - includes a rewrite of the Google File System
In a fascinating interview with The Register, Matt Cutts addresses what Google's new "Caffeine" search engine development is - and what it isn't - in some degree of technical detail.
Aug 15, 2009
237: new post   Google Changes 410 Status Handling
Google's John Mueller: "...we are now treating the 410 HTTP result code as a bit 'more permanent' than a 404. So if you're absolutely sure that a page no longer exists and will never exist again, using a 410 would likely be a good thing."
Oct 27, 2009
238: new post   Google Changes the "cached" (copied) Page Appearance
Google has changed the appearance of its published copy of the internet. It no longer includes the colored Google branding logo at top...
July 25, 2008
239: new post   Google Changing Page Titles and Descriptions
Does anyone have a good reason why Google couldn't just leave my home page title and description alone when I put noodp on the page?[br][br]I personally can't think of one. I can understand wanting to let their users know what the site has, but there's NO WAY they know the other titles and descriptions on the SERP pages better than I know them for my niche, and there's NO WAY they know what stands out on that page or results better than I do, so why do they need to mess with my home page title and description, especially when the page contains a noodp robots tag?[br][br]I don't mind if they want to convert ALL CAPS to First Letter Only or truncate it when it's too long, but I wish they would not change the text when I indicate I don't want it changed by using a meta robots noodp tag.
Feb 18, 2011
240: new post   Google Chrome Pre-Fetch Caching Raising Ire Of Webmasters
Instant Pages is on by default in the latest stable version of Chrome.
Aug 3, 2011
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