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241: new post   Image SERPs Update at Google
WebmasterWorld Members reporting Google image search update.
Oct 1, 2012
242: 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
243: 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
244: 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
245: new post   New Keyword Meta Tag For News Articles
Google has said it'll use a new meta tag for news.
Sept 20, 2012
246: new post   Google Update and Changes
"...expect some flux over the next few days"
Sept 19, 2012
247: 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
248: 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
249: 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
250: new post   Google Updates and SERP Changes - September 2012
WebmasterWorld's monthly look at Google's SERPs changes.
Sept 8, 2012
251: new post   Google SERPs and Traffic Shifting: Penguin Update Started?
WebmasterWorld Members reporting swings and shifts in SERPs and traffic.
Sept 7, 2012
252: 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
253: 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
254: 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
255: new post   Panda Refresh Monday 8/20/2012
Googler confirms update with Tweet.
Aug 22, 2012
256: 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
257: 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
258: 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
259: 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
260: 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
261: 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
262: 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
263: 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
264: 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
265: new post   Google Updates and SERP Changes - August 2012
WebmasterWorld's monthly look at Google's SERPs changes.
Aug 2, 2012
266: 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
267: 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
268: 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
269: 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
270: 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
271: 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
272: 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
273: new post   Google Updates and SERP Changes - July 2012
WebmasterWorld's monthly look at Google's SERPs changes.
July 6, 2012
274: 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
275: new post   Google Penguin Recovery Tips - Think Tank Part 2
WebmasterWorld Members discuss recovery tips from Google's Penguin.
June 29, 2012
276: 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
277: 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
278: 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
279: 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
280: 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
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