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1: new post   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
2: new post   Google Updates and SERP Changes - September 2014
WebmasterWorld's monthly look at Google's SERPs changes.
Sept 10, 2014
3: new post   Google Testing Domain Clustering In SERPs
According to reports, Google may be running a new test of domain clustering in the SERPs.
Sept 5, 2014
4: new post   Defining What Makes a Backlink Bad or of Value
WebmasterWorld Members discuss how to define what makes a good or bad link or citation.
Sept 1, 2014
5: new post   Google Authorship Support Dropped
"...we've made the difficult decision to stop showing authorship in search results."
Aug 29, 2014
6: new post   Google Manual Ban For Unnatural Links Rescinded
Was the ban a Google error error? Webmasters discuss what appears to be a Google manual ban, then rescinded.
Aug 26, 2014
7: new post   Google Takes Action On European, German Link Networks
Google has taken action against link networks in Europe and one in Germany.
Aug 18, 2014
8: new post   Expired Domain, In Error, Instantly Out Of Google: Renewal Took 30 Days To Return To SERPs
Expiring domains can sometimes catch us unaware. This example shows that even an instant renewal can take a month to return to the original Google rankings.
Aug 18, 2014
9: new post   Google To Give Secure HTTPS Sites A Ranking Boost
"We've seen positive results, so we're starting to use HTTPS as a ranking signal."
Aug 15, 2014
10: new post   Google Updates and SERP Changes - August 2014
WebmasterWorld's monthly look at Google's SERPs changes.
Aug 11, 2014
11: new post   Google Starts To Use HTTPS As A Ranking Signal
"We've seen positive results, so we're starting to use HTTPS as a ranking signal."
Aug 7, 2014
12: new post   Google "Pigeon" Local Update in Flux
WebmasterWorld Members report the Google local pigeon update is in flux.
Aug 1, 2014
13: new post   Google Sandbox 2.0 Affecting Sites
WebmasterWorld Members discuss Google Sandbox 2.0 and how it's affecting sites.
July 31, 2014
14: new post   Impossible to Rank in Google Anymore, Let's All Quit
A tongue-in-cheek look at ranking in Google and you'll learn something, too!
July 24, 2014
15: new post   Continuing Demise of Authorship Stats - Could It Now Be a Spam Signal?
WebmasterWorld Members discuss the apparent demise and it's impact of authorship and pages in Google's SERPs.
July 22, 2014
16: new post   Google To Alert Mobile Users About Sites Using Flash
"Starting today, we will indicate to searchers when our algorithms detect pages that may not work on their devices."
July 15, 2014
17: new post   Google Rewrites Quality Ratings Guidelines
Google has rewritten its quality ratings guide and it places more emphasis on the knowledge graph.
July 10, 2014
18: new post   SEO or Site Change, or a Google Algo Update Causing SERP Positioning
Was that your latest site change, or a Google algo update which caused your site's positioning to change? WebmasterWorld Members discuss how to help identify whether there's an algo change, a manual penalty, or a SEO change to the site that has caused the movement.
July 9, 2014
19: new post   Organic Traffic Drop on 28 June 2014
WebmasterWorld Members discuss traffic drops from Google on June 28.
July 8, 2014
20: new post   Google Updates and SERP Changes - July 2014
WebmasterWorld's monthly look at Google's SERPs changes.
July 5, 2014
21: new post   Google Site Visitors Down, Revealing Apparent Quality Referrals From Bing/Yahoo
When a site gets hit by some kind of ranking change in Google SERPs, a close inspection of the referrals from Bing/Yahoo indicated different visitor movement throughout the site. How to tell if these are better referrals, even if the numbers are down.
July 3, 2014
22: new post   Returning to SEO After 5 Years: Up To Date SEO Tips
A webmaster returns to SEO after a 5-year break and wants to get up to speed quickly. Here, WebmasterWorld Members help by discussing their top tips and recommended reading. This useful thread will help newbies, and anyone wanting a refresher.
July 2, 2014
23: new post   Google's Secret Updates Leave Small Sites Scrambling
Whether you're a start-up, family-owned, or publicly traded, there's danger in letting your business rely too heavily on Google search for site traffic. One morning in May, Stradley woke up to find her business in crisis. The number of visitors to the site, which had reached around 5 million a month, was suddenly down by 44 percent, cutting ad earnings by 56 percent.
June 26, 2014
24: new post   Google dropping profile images from Authorship Results
John Mueller of Google announced today that Google is dropping the display of profile images and circle count from its search results. The reason given is improving the visual display on mobile results and maintaining "a more consistent design across devices"....
June 26, 2014
25: new post   Solutions To Combat Negative SEO Campaigns
WebmasterWorld Members discuss negative SEO activity, and how to reverse the effect of negative SEO.
June 23, 2014
26: new post   Blocked CSS and JS Apparently Causing Large Panda 4 Drops
In an interesting exercise, it appears that CSS and JS blocking may be resulting in traffic drops.
June 20, 2014
27: new post   Google Manual Action Over 302 Redirect
"It contained a URL that included a /goto/[mysite] command which eventually 302 redirected to my site."
June 19, 2014
28: new post   Google Update Targeting Spammy Queries, Algorithm 3.0
This new algo is rolling out this week.
June 12, 2014
29: new post   Negative SEO - How to Tank a Site 101
"If the site hasn't tanked yet, month 4 hit 'em with 20,000 inbound links all at once -- Keep doing it and eventually the site you're aiming at will tank and they won't be able to figure out how to recover -- It takes almost none of your time and costs very little to tank a site due to the "penalty mentality" Google has decided to run with."
June 11, 2014
30: new post   Google Publishes an Updated Guide To Site Moves
"To help you avoid surprises, we've created an in-depth guide on how to handle site moves in a Googlebot-friendly way."
June 10, 2014
31: new post   Google Updates and SERP Changes - June 2014
WebmasterWorld's monthly look at Google's SERPs changes.
June 5, 2014
32: new post   Negative SEO May Now Be Easier Than Ever
WebmasterWorld members discuss negative SEO, especially for Google, and how webmasters deal with the problem.
June 2, 2014
33: new post   eBay 1 Year After Dropping Google AdWords, and Panda 4.0 Impact
WebmasterWorld members discuss how eBay has faired since dropping Google AdWords, and how it's now doing following Panda 4.0.
June 1, 2014
34: new post   Fetch as Google Tool Expanded To Show Fetch and Render
"...we've recently expanded this tool to also show how Googlebot would be able to render the page."
May 28, 2014
35: new post   Google: Link Drops In Forums Is Spam and Will Get The Dropped Site Penalised
Dropping links in forums to your site will get your site into trouble, either algorithmically, or manually.
May 27, 2014
36: new post   Google's Better Understanding of JavaScript on Sites
Google explains how it has been able to better understand sites with JavaScript by making pages render as they would as if in a browser with JavaScript turned on. There will also be a new tool to help webmasters see how Google indexes JavaScript on sites.
May 26, 2014
37: new post   Google Confirms Panda 4.0 Roll Out
Google has confirmed a rollout of Panda 4.0 today.
May 21, 2014
38: new post   WordPress Sites vs Hand Coding For Best SEO and Ranking In Google
WebmasterWorld Members discuss how WordPress sites or and coded sites might perform better in Google SERPs.
May 18, 2014
39: new post   Google Updates and SERP Changes - May 2014
WebmasterWorld's monthly look at Google's SERPs changes.
May 9, 2014
40: new post   Defining "Branding" and How it Works With Google Today
WebmasterWorld Members discuss branding, and how it works with Google today. Learning how big brands achieve success, and making that work for a business with no apparent brand.
May 6, 2014
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