|Forum: Google SEO News and Discussion|
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|241:|| Google Cached Page Server Down|
"Server Error The server encountered an error and could not complete your request. If the problem persists, please mail firstname.lastname@example.org and mention this error message and the query that caused it."
|May 27, 2005|
|242:|| 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|
|243:|| 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|
|244:|| 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|
|245:|| 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|
|246:|| 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|
|247:|| Google Clarifies "First Click Free"|
The opt-in "first click free" program was created for sites that require registration or subscription, but still want a presence on the search results. The Official Google Blog now offers more detail on the program, beyond the short explanations that were previously available.
|Oct 19, 2008|
|248:|| Google Clarifies Its Stance on Links|
"Does this mean human edited referal links are dead?"
|June 7, 2007|
|249:|| Google Co-op - search just became 'Search 2.0'|
Members take a hard look at the new Google Co-op service. Could this throw a major spanner in the works for traditional SEO?
|May 24, 2006|
|250:|| Google Co-op Launches "Create A Custom Search Engine" service|
With this new service you can use Google's techology to create a free "Custom Search Engine" focused on your own interests - and earn money from the traffic.
|Oct 24, 2006|
|251:|| Google Code : Google Throws Out Big Open Source Welcome Mat|
Google snuggles up to Open Source Community with new dedicated subsite.
|Mar 17, 2005|
|252:|| Google Code Jam 2006|
"Programmers Worldwide Invited to Participate in Google's Fourth Annual Global Coding Competition"
|Aug 14, 2006|
|253:|| Google Completes Urchin Integration|
Google complete integration of Urchin Web analytics.
|May 18, 2005|
|254:|| Google Confirms - Social Media Signals Are Used in Some Search Results|
Danny Sullivan has published an excellent article and he's not just editorializing. He interviewed the two predominant search engines about their use of social media signals.
|Dec 1, 2010|
|255:|| Google Confirms Panda 4.0 Roll Out|
Google has confirmed a rollout of Panda 4.0 today.
|May 21, 2014|
|256:|| Google Confirms Panda Data Refresh Rolling Out|
Google says, 1.2pct of English queries affected.
|Jan 22, 2013|
|257:|| Google Confirms Penguin Recovery Requires Algorithm Refresh|
WebmasterWorld Members discuss the news that Google's John Mueller had confirmed that Penguin recovery is possible, but not until after the algorithm is refreshed and/or data is updated... and that has not happened in quite a while.
|Sept 11, 2014|
|258:|| 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|
|259:|| Google Continues Image Search Interface Tests|
Google adds, "Try these too" to the image search. WebmasterWorld Members discuss how it will affect traffic.
|Mar 5, 2013|
|260:|| Google Copyright Infringement Take Down Actions Skyrocket 1100%|
Google is receiving over a million requests for result removals a week
|Aug 26, 2012|
|261:|| Google Creates Webmaster Help For Hacked Sites|
Google has announced a help site for webmasters unfortunate enough to be hacked.
|Mar 13, 2013|
|262:|| Google Cuts Down on RSS & Atom Feeds in SERPs|
"Google has, it appears, become better at identifying Atom/RSS feeds to eliminate them from the SERPs."
|Sept 17, 2007|
|263:|| Google DataCentre List|
"I don't think I have ever seen a complete list of all the datacentres that Google has online."
|July 6, 2006|
|264:|| Google Delists Site On Accidentally Expired Domain|
A WebmasterWorld member has a tale of caution for us all: "I accidentally let one domain of mine expire and renewed it after it showed an "expired domain" message for a day or so."
|May 10, 2009|
|265:|| 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|
|266:|| Google Directory (DMOZ) Now Gone|
Google Directory is no longer available.[br]We believe that Web Search is the fastest way to find the information you need on the web.[br]If you prefer to browse a directory of the web, visit the Open Directory Project at dmoz.org
|July 20, 2011|
|267:|| Google Directory Updated: 18 August 2007|
"On 2007-08-18, the Google Directory was updated with new information taken from the most recent ODP RDF dump. This update includes all directory edits through 2007-08-07. The previous Google Directory update was so long ago, that it is almost forgotten. That update on 2006-02-19 included all ODP edits through 2006-01-29 at that time."
|Aug 20, 2007|
|268:|| 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|
|269:|| Google Displaying 'Soft 404' Errors in Webmaster Tools|
"Today we're releasing a feature to help you discover if your site serves undesirable 'soft' or 'crypto' 404s."
|June 8, 2010|
|270:|| Google Drops Supplemental Query|
"WebmasterWorld members have noticed that Google has dropped the capability for webmasters to query for Supplemental SERPs."
|July 27, 2007|
|271:|| Google Earth Hour: Screen Goes Black!|
"On Saturday, March 29, 2008, Earth Hour invites people around the world to turn off their lights for one hour - from 8:00pm to 9:00pm in their local time zone."
|Mar 29, 2008|
|272:|| Google Earth|
"Google's new satellite imagery-based mapping product that combines 3D buildings and terrain with mapping capability and Google search. Based on Keyhole technology, Google Earth enables users to fly from space to street level views to find geographic information and explore places around the world."
|June 28, 2005|
|273:|| Google Expands "Similar" Results|
"Starting this week, for queries where similar sites are likely to be helpful, we'll display a list of "Pages similar" at the bottom of the results page."
|Apr 28, 2010|
|274:|| Google Experimenting With S M L Options in SERPs||Sept 29, 2008|
|275:|| Google Explains How Much PageRank is Lost Through a 301 Redirect|
WebmasterWorld Members discuss the latest missive from Google on Pagerank loss through a 301 redirect.
|Feb 28, 2013|
|276:|| Google Explains How You Can Effectively Use a Free Hosting Service|
"If a free hosting service begins to show patterns of spam, we make a strong effort to be granular and tackle only spammy pages or sites. However, in some cases, when the spammers have pretty much taken over the free web hosting service or a large fraction of the service, we may be forced to take more decisive steps to protect our users and remove the entire free web hosting service from our search results."
|Mar 8, 2012|
|277:|| Google Extends Realtime Search Including Quora and Gowalla|
...earlier today, it appears Google flipped the switch to make Realtime Search a lot more useful. Namely, they've added results from services like Quora, Gowalla, and a range of others.
|Apr 27, 2011|
|278:|| Google Extends SSL Encryption Globally|
...when you're signed into Google, we add SSL encryption to increase the privacy and security of your web searches.[br][br]We're now ready to expand this protection, so over the next few weeks we will begin introducing SSL search beyond google.com to our local domains around the globe.
|Mar 6, 2012|
|279:|| Google Fires Back at Rank Checkers With Captcha Challenge|
"..a rank checker and I get a google page telling me I have a virus and that I can't search until I put in a code that is in a picture on the page. I ran it last night and this morning and many other times for over a year and never got that."
|Mar 8, 2005|
|280:|| Google Freshness Algo Tweak|
Building upon the momentum from Caffeine, today we're making a significant improvement to our ranking algorithm that impacts roughly 35 percent of searches and better determines when to give you more up-to-date relevant results for these varying degrees of freshness.
|Nov 3, 2011|