|Forum: Google SEO News and Discussion|
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|281:|| 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|
|282:|| 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|
|283:|| 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|
|284:|| 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|
|285:|| 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|
|286:|| 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|
|287:|| 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|
|288:|| Google Hummingbird Algorithm and Related Patents|
WebmasterWorld Members discuss Google Hummingbird algorithm and related patents.
|Oct 15, 2013|
|289:|| 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|
|290:|| 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|
|291:|| 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|
|292:|| 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|
|293:|| Google Image Search Update, 2009-02-20||Feb 24, 2009|
|294:|| Google Image Search Updated and Now On Homepage||Feb 8, 2005|
|295:|| Google Image Update Finally Settles Down|
It started almost a month ago.
|Mar 4, 2007|
|296:|| Google Images Adds Text Snippets in Image Search Results|
"Snippets added to images"...
|Nov 30, 2005|
|297:|| Google Images Interface Updated|
"WebmasterWorld members review the new look to Google Images. It seems the jury is still out."
|Jan 25, 2007|
|298:|| Google Images Update : Dear Google - We Hate it!|
It is rare that you find so many webmasters in universal agreement.
|Feb 2, 2007|
|299:|| Google Images Update : Reverts to Old Format||Feb 26, 2007|
|300:|| Google Images: New Layout Rolling Out|
You will be able to quickly flip through a set of images by using the keyboard. If you want to go back to browsing other search results, just scroll down and pick up right where you left off.
|Jan 24, 2013|
|301:|| Google Improves "related:" Command||Sept 18, 2009|
|302:|| Google Improves Backlink Data in GWT|
The most significant improvement you'll see is that most of the links are now sampled uniformly from the full spectrum of backlinks rather than alphabetically.
|Sept 19, 2013|
|303:|| Google Improves Tool To Remove URLs From Third Party Website|
Today Google launched their improved public URL removal tool to make it easier to request updates based on changes on other people's websites.
|Dec 19, 2013|
|304:|| Google Improves Webspam And Malware Report Form|
We've noticed that our users sometimes report these other issues using our webspam report form, causing a delay between when a user reports the issue and when the appropriate team at Google handles it. The new form's interstitial page allows you to report these other search issues directly to the correct teams so that they can address your concerns in a timely manner. [br]
|Aug 9, 2011|
|305:|| Google Indexing Error: Google Ignoring Robots No Cache Noindex Tag|
Millions of pages are showing up in Googles Cache that are specifically marked, no cache. The risks and exposure to webmasters is quite large.
|June 15, 2006|
|306:|| Google Indicates It Is Reviewing "Not Provided"|
It seems Google is reviewing the "not provided" issue, which has been a great topic of debate since it was announced.
|Mar 13, 2014|
|307:|| Google Instant to Be Major Impact on Analytics|
"Webmasters, you may notice some changes in you Search queries data due to the launch of Google Instant... With Google Instant, you may notice an increase in impressions because your site will appear in search results as users type"
|Sept 8, 2010|
|308:|| Google Introduced Personalised Search to Serps|
"Google is now personalising main search results and not just through its personalised web searc..."
|June 30, 2005|
|309:|| Google Introduces 4 Pack of New Services|
" Google Co-op, Google Desktop 4, and Google Notebook and the new GoogleTrends."
|May 10, 2006|
|310:|| Google Introduces Personalised Search|
"Google Personalized web search delivers custom search results that are based on a profile you create describing your interests. For example, people with an interest in the outdoors will see different relevant sites for a search on "bass" than people who are interested in music."
|June 30, 2005|
|311:|| Google Introduces X-default hreflang for International Landing Pages|
"Today we'll introduce a new rel-alternate-hreflang annotation that the webmaster can use to specify such homepages that is supported by both Google and Yandex."
|Apr 10, 2013|
|312:|| Google Is Banning Sites That Use Open Directory (DMOZ) Data|
"There is a new study that says Google is 'massively' banning sites that use any DMOZ data."
|Apr 6, 2006|
|313:|| Google Is Working on an Algo Fix For Major Problems With Update|
Here's official news that many sites have been waiting to hear. Google fellow Amit Singal is quoted in Wired: [br][br]"We deeply care about the people who are generating high-quality content sites, which are the key to a healthy web ecosystem," Singhal said. [br][br]"Therefore any time a good site gets a lower ranking or falsely gets caught by our algorithm - and that does happen once in a while even though all of our testing shows this change was very accurate - we make a note of it and go back the next day to work harder to bring it closer to 100 percent." [br][br]"That's exactly what we are going to do, and our engineers are working as we speak building a new layer on top of this algorithm to make it even more accurate than it is."
|Mar 2, 2011|
|314:|| Google Keyword Tool: Stat Discrepancies Explained|
"I checked more keywords and found that google new keyword tool is showing far less search volumes then the previous one and I found it very much inaccurate."
|Sept 16, 2010|
|315:|| Google Labs To Add "Social Search"|
"It'll be launching as an opt-in project in the next few weeks. Then, you'll need to have a Google account and set up a Google Profile to fill in information about the social networks that you use."
|Oct 22, 2009|
|316:|| Google Launches Dedicated Realtime Search|
There's now a dedicated URL for Google's experiment with Realtime Search... with new tools and options to bring more search value.
|Aug 26, 2010|
|317:|| Google Launches Search Service For Computer Code|
"The Web search leader said late on Wednesday it is introducing Google Code Search, a site that simplifies how software developers search for programming code to improve existing software or create new programs."
|Oct 5, 2006|
|318:|| Google Launches Trial of Page Speed Service|
Page Speed Service is an online service that automatically speeds up loading of your web pages.[br][br]To use the service, you need to sign up and point your site's DNS entry to Google. Page Speed Service fetches content from your servers, rewrites your pages by applying web performance best practices, and serves them to end users via Google's servers across the globe.
|July 28, 2011|
|319:|| Google Layout Change of SERPs|
Google changed the layout of their SERPS this week to add an additional 1-2cm white gap between the search box and the results with the word "search" on the left and "about 10,000,000 results (0.15 seconds)" above the results.[br][br]This additional gap has pushed down all organic results so would essentially reduce the number of referrals for people.
|Sept 16, 2011|
|320:|| Google Listing Sites With RSS Feed as a Blog?||July 9, 2009|