|Forum: Google SEO News and Discussion|
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|241:|| 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|
|242:|| Google Confirms Panda Data Refresh Rolling Out|
Google says, 1.2pct of English queries affected.
|Jan 22, 2013|
|243:|| 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|
|244:|| 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|
|245:|| Google Copyright Infringement Take Down Actions Skyrocket 1100%|
Google is receiving over a million requests for result removals a week
|Aug 26, 2012|
|246:|| Google Creates Webmaster Help For Hacked Sites|
Google has announced a help site for webmasters unfortunate enough to be hacked.
|Mar 13, 2013|
|247:|| 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|
|248:|| 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|
|249:|| 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|
|250:|| 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|
|251:|| 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|
|252:|| 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|
|253:|| 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|
|254:|| 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|
|255:|| Google Drops Supplemental Query|
"WebmasterWorld members have noticed that Google has dropped the capability for webmasters to query for Supplemental SERPs."
|July 27, 2007|
|256:|| 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|
|257:|| 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|
|258:|| 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|
|259:|| Google Experimenting With S M L Options in SERPs||Sept 29, 2008|
|260:|| 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|
|261:|| 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|
|262:|| 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|
|263:|| 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|
|264:|| 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|
|265:|| 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|
|266:|| Google Gets Mixed Up In Sponsored Post Campaign For Chrome|
It looks like Google's been caught up in a sponsored post campaign for Google Chrome.
|Jan 3, 2012|
|267:|| Google Gives Self a Failing Grade at SEO|
"...one of the biggest areas of failure for the company [Google] is in "search result presentation," where the company scored a 33/100 or lower in three different categories, the lowest being "title tag format and length.""
|Mar 4, 2010|
|268:|| Google Giving Newbie SEO Classes||Sept 5, 2006|
|269:|| Google Glitch Reports all Sites as Malware|
No matter what search term or phrase I enter Google says "This site may harm your computer" for all the links on the SERPS.
|Jan 31, 2009|
|270:|| Google Goes After AdSense Farms With Update|
"Google said Thursday that it had made a major change to its algorithm in an effort to improve the rankings of high-quality Web sites in its search results, and to reduce the visibility of low-quality sites. While the company did not say so explicitly, the change appears to be directed in part at so-called content farms like eHow and Answerbag, which generate articles based on popular search queries so they will rise to the top of the rankings and attract clicks."
|Feb 25, 2011|
|271:|| Google Goes Looking for Temp Help on CraigsList|
"Participants in web evaluation projects must have a high speed internet connection. All work will be performed in the U.S. or Canada, and participants must be able to demonstrate legal eligibility to work."
|Feb 8, 2005|
|272:|| Google Granted a New Patent|
You want to learn more about Google's duplicate content handling? This newly granted patent, first applied for in 2001, covers "Methods and apparatus for estimating similarity."
|Jan 2, 2007|
|273:|| Google Groans Under the Massive Data Load|
"If you look at what we're doing with Google Earth," he explained, "it doesn't take a stretch of the imagination to say that there's a tremendous amount of processing power, bandwidth, and storage going on at Google in everything that we do." Google Earth, part Web-based geography app, part 3D-rendering machine, whirls users around the globe with frightening speed and clarity.
|Dec 19, 2005|
|274:|| Google Guidelines: Devaluing Link Schemes and Forum Signatures|
Link schemes and specifically forum signatures are of little value, according to Google's guidelines. WebmasterWorld Members discuss the value, or not, of forum signatures, which seem to be a spammer's favorite.
|May 13, 2013|
|275:|| Google Hot Trends Combines Zeitgeist and Trends|
"Hot Trends, a list of the current top-100 fastest-rising search trends, will be refreshed several times daily, using data from millions of Google Web searches conducted up to an hour before each update, the company said."
|May 22, 2007|
|276:|| Google Hotpot: Local Recommendations In Google Places|
"With Hotpot, we're making local search results for places on Google more personal, relevant and trustworthy."
|Nov 16, 2010|
|277:|| Google Ignores All Code-Level Language Information|
I was surprised this was news, especially since some of those who asked were very familiar with multilingual sites.
|Oct 22, 2012|
|278:|| Google Image Search Framing Thwarts Malicious Script, But Site Owner Loses IP|
WebmasterWorld Members discuss frame busting of Google's image search to retain the image owner's intellectual property. It seems it's now much harder to thwart the new Google framing.
|Dec 7, 2011|
|279:|| Google Image Search Suffers Massive Drop in External Search Numbers|
"...a 63pct decrease in image search referrals after Google's new image search UI was released. In the eleven weeks after Google's new image search was released, there has been no recovery ... image SEO has been severely compromised"
|Apr 17, 2013|
|280:|| Google Image Search Update Gone Astray - Many Images Gone|
"WebmasterWorld members are reporting shifts in Google Image Search - many images are again Safe Search filtered, and a lot of others are lost even when "moderate search" is off." This could be a huge opportunity for Bing and it's much applauded image search?
|Oct 2, 2009|