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241: new post   Google Updates and SERP Changes - August 2012
WebmasterWorld's monthly look at Google's SERPs changes.
Aug 2, 2012
242: 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
243: 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
244: 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
245: 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
246: 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
247: 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
248: 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
249: new post   Google Updates and SERP Changes - July 2012
WebmasterWorld's monthly look at Google's SERPs changes.
July 6, 2012
250: 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
251: new post   Google Penguin Recovery Tips - Think Tank Part 2
WebmasterWorld Members discuss recovery tips from Google's Penguin.
June 29, 2012
252: 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
253: 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
254: 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
255: 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
256: 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
257: new post   Host Crowding vs Brand Authority
Matt Cutts talks about one of the most contentious changes in Google history...
June 11, 2012
258: 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
259: new post   Google Search Redirected With Foreign Language SERPs
WebmasterWorld Members report Google redirecting to foreign language SERPs.
June 11, 2012
260: 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
261: 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
262: 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
263: 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
264: 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
265: new post   Google Updates and SERP Changes - June 2012
WebmasterWorld's monthly look at Google's SERPs changes.
June 4, 2012
266: 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
267: 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
268: 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
269: 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
270: 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
271: 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
272: new post   Understanding Google's Panda - Thin Content vs Low Interest Content
WebmasterWorld Members discuss a content theory over Google Panda.
May 15, 2012
273: new post   Google Penguin Recovery Tips
WebmasterWorld Members discuss Google Penguin recovery tips.
May 12, 2012
274: new post   The Benefits Of In-House SEO Compared To Outsourcing
WebmasterWorld Members discuss the pros and cons of in-house SEO over outsourcing. Are the outsourced SEOs good enough?
May 10, 2012
275: new post   Cleaning your Backlinks - Ideas and Suggestions
With all the "over-SEO" and "webspam updates" recently - and especially with the flood of WMT notifications about backlinks - a lot of webmasters have their attention on what they can do practically to make Google happier about their backlink profile.
May 9, 2012
276: new post   Google's 52 Search Quality Highlights For April
One of the big changes for me was our latest algorithm improvement to help you find more high-quality sites. But, that's not all we've been up to. As you may recall, a couple months back we shared uncut video discussion of a spelling related change, and now that's launched as well (see "More spell corrections for long queries"). Other highlights include changes in indexing, spelling, sitelinks, sports scores features and more.
May 7, 2012
277: new post   Google Updates and SERP Changes - May 2012
WebmasterWorld's monthly look at Google's SERPs changes.
May 5, 2012
278: new post   Google WT Wants Links From Sponsored WordPress Themes Removed
Some 2+ years ago in throws of questionable wisdom I sponsored about 5 or 6 WordPress themes where the "Designed by" link in the footer gets replaced by a link to your site. They were nice looking and "relevant" themes, at least as far as the name and pictures used in design suggest. They were not used much initially and I did not think much of them until these "unnatural links" notices started flying a month ago.
Apr 26, 2012
279: new post   ALERT: The Google Anti-SEO Update
In the next few days, we're launching an important algorithm change targeted at webspam. The change will decrease rankings for sites that we believe are violating Google's existing quality guidelines.[br][br]While we can't divulge specific signals because we don't want to give people a way to game our search results and worsen the experience for users, our advice for webmasters is to focus on creating high quality sites that create a good user experience and employ white hat SEO methods instead of engaging in aggressive webspam tactics.
Apr 25, 2012
280: new post   Closely Examining Site Over-Optimization To Avoid a Google Penalty
WebmasterWorld Members examine the over-optimization aspect of sites likely to be penalised by Google's latest move.
Apr 19, 2012
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