|Forum: Google SEO News and Discussion|
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|1:|| "Google Suggest" Becomes Default Search Box Behavior|
Google Suggest is now rolling out as the default behavior for all searches on the main Google Search pages.
|Aug 26, 2008|
|2:|| "Help Improve Search for Everyone" - New Google SERPs Message|
"I was searching around the other night and was suddenly startled to receive a message at the top of the Google results, to the effect of "Help improve search for everyone." It went on to request that I suggest a URL for the site I was searching for information about and had a form for that purpose."
|Sept 13, 2007|
|3:|| "Inside the Black Box" - Google|
"He then unveiled his team's solution: a mathematical model that tries to determine when users want new information and when they don't. (And yes, like all Google initiatives, it had a name: QDF, for "query deserves freshness.")"
|June 4, 2007|
|4:|| "Mini" Sitelinks on Google SERPS|
Something new is being spotted on google.co.uk. These mini-sitelinks appear as a three or four links in one horizontal line, just above the green URL -- and this is most surpising, they are not limited to the listing in position #1
|Mar 6, 2009|
|5:|| "Search Harder" Returns to Google Serps|
"We interpreted your query more broadly and found new results. These new results are marked with [New]"
|Apr 19, 2005|
|6:|| "Spam is an Arms Race"|
"Online search is not a "solved problem", a senior executive for net giant Google has told BBC News.
"Our position is that search is a very hard problem. We have still a lot of work to do," said Douglas Merrill, who looks after internal engineering. "
|July 3, 2006|
|7:|| "In The Plex" - Getting a Clearer Picture of What Google IS|
If anyone wants to sail, then they need a real appreciation for the ocean. If they want to go backpacking, they need knowledge of the woods and terrain, and the more accurate the better.[br][br]We want to use Google organic search results as one way to market our web businesses, and yet we often have a very unrealistic idea of what, exactly, Google is. And when we operate under false assumptions, sooner or later we can get crushed.[br][br]For this reason I work very hard to build a realistic model of what Google is as a business - and what they are not. No kool-aid for me, but no knee-jerk negativity either. Both are distortions and will lead use astray.
|Aug 9, 2011|
|8:|| 'Google Certified Domain Change' - just an idea|
"Proposal: To create some kind of 'certified domain change' service. Companies who really must rebrand, or who purchase a more desirable domain name for some other reason, have some recourse with Google other than getting buried in the SERPs and taking a financial hit."
|Apr 25, 2006|
|9:|| 'Speed of Site' May Become Ranking Factor in 2010|
"For my entire online career I've felt that page speed is an important and almost secret weapon. Now it's becoming an open secret, apparently. I'll bet lots of people will still ignore it."
|Nov 18, 2009|
|10:|| .INFO Domains Booted From Google For About Two Days Last Week|
It took awhile to make sense of this, but it appears that indeed .info got the sledge hammer for a couple of days last week in Google organic rankings.
|June 2, 2008|
|11:|| 10 Questions for The GoogleGuy|
GG sharpens his #2 pencil in prep of the top 10 questions by webmasters about the recent update Bourbon.
|June 2, 2005|
|12:|| 24PCT Of All Users Cannot do a Google Search|
"How do others see that number - a 24% failure rate?"
|Mar 19, 2008|
|13:|| 25 Signals of Poor Quality Sites|
"I realize that many of the list items would logically just be a perceived "signal of quality" reversed but if we all dig down into our experience then this exercise just might bring up a few unique and useful insights. Here's a start:"
|Feb 5, 2007|
|14:|| 301 Redirect Means "Some Loss of PageRank" - says Mr Cutts|
"Matt confirmed that this is in fact the case. There is some loss of PR through a 301." - from the Eric Enge interview.
|Mar 15, 2010|
|15:|| A Fix for Google, How to Implement Referral Privacy Correctly|
WebmasterWorld Members discuss a possible solution to the issue of Google referrer data under SSL.
|Oct 21, 2011|
|16:|| A Flood of Incorrect Readings in Google Webmaster Tools|
Members are reporting many problems in various Google Webmaster Tools reports. Some are at first quite alarming, seeming to show most or all pages no longer included in the index!
|Apr 28, 2010|
|17:|| A New Revenue Stream For Site Owners|
"What could be a better recommendation that someone actually pays to link to you!"[br][br] [br]"PageRank, will become PaidRank and the site with the most number of paid links to it wins!"[br][br] [br]WebmasterWorld members debate whether this is SEO blackmail or a potential new revenue stream.
|Feb 8, 2013|
|18:|| A New Way of Applying Trust Rank? Understanding the Google Minus Penalties|
"I'm wondering if they signify how Google handles "Trust Rank" where entire sites fall into different minus levels."
|June 10, 2008|
|19:|| A Real Google Conundrum|
"I have a well-established site that over the past few days has lost almost all its Google referals. I think I know what's wrong but have no idea how to fix it."
|Apr 11, 2005|
|20:|| ALERT: Google Changes Default Search to Personalized|
Under cover of a Friday, Google has switched the default search behavior to their so called "personalized search" that tracks users via cookies or their MyGoogle login. This stands to change everything from the way SERPs have worked for 10 years on Google, to how users find things on the web. This could be the biggest change to the Google search engine ever.
|Dec 5, 2009|
|21:|| ALERT: The Google Anti-SEO Update|
In the next few days, we're launching an important algorithm change targeted at webspam. The change will decrease rankings for sites that we believe are violating Google's existing quality guidelines.[br][br]While we can't divulge specific signals because we don't want to give people a way to game our search results and worsen the experience for users, our advice for webmasters is to focus on creating high quality sites that create a good user experience and employ white hat SEO methods instead of engaging in aggressive webspam tactics.
|Apr 25, 2012|
|22:|| AOL "Angry & Upset" After Releasing Search Data|
Ouch! The title says it all. AOL Research apparently inadvertantly posted a gzipped tarball of 500,000 websites sampled including every keyword they are ranking for.
|Aug 7, 2006|
|23:|| AOL's love.com - Automated Wildcard Subdomains|
"AOL is creating a plethora of niche websites through automated methods... It has called this 'leaning into the fragmentation of the Web'." - Reuters
|Apr 28, 2009|
|24:|| Absolute or Relative Links 2010|
It is an old horse we trot out and kick every year ;-)
|Sept 3, 2010|
|25:|| Accurately Interpreting Search Results: It's Not The Same For You, Me, or the Search Engines|
"Then again, does it matter?... ...Google thinks it can use the volume of internet searches to tell us how much flu there is before the medical authorities know themselves."
|Dec 15, 2010|
|26:|| AdSense Ad Text Getting Indexed||Dec 4, 2007|
|27:|| AdWords Showing on Some Google TLD Home Pages|
"Advertisements now appear on the home page of a Google Inc. Internet search engine, thus ending the company's nearly decade-long tradition of an ad-free front page."
|Jan 3, 2006|
|28:|| Adam Lasnik on Duplicate Content|
Google's Adam Lasnik clarifies several duplicate content issues, including "boilerplate repetition" and "stubs".
|Dec 19, 2006|
|29:|| Adding 25,000 Pages to a 3,600 Page Site|
We want to expand the site to include all real estate listings in the whole state. Doing this would add about 25,000 new spider-able listings to the site and our longtail searches should increase quite dramatically. Is this something I can do all at once, or should I take it a bit at a time? And, do you have any recommendations on the amount of pages I should add a day?
|Apr 27, 2011|
|30:|| Adding Too Many Files Triggers A Google Over Optimization Flag|
"...adding too many pages suddenly might trigger a...Sandboxing...fellow member member Matt Cutts...might confirm what we were guessing:
|Sept 5, 2006|
|31:|| After Panda Update, Scraper Sites Still Taking Top Positions|
I publish an original news post and after an hour or more I get links from relevant sites.[br][br]The related posts with backlinks to my post (on these relevant sites) get on the top of Google SERPS and my page is somewhere around #5.[br][br]After a couple of hours, a couple of scraper sites take over my position and I'm on the 2nd, 3rd page or simply nowhere. [br][br]
|Apr 18, 2011|
|32:|| After the Google Panda Update,What Improvements Have You Seen?|
WebmasterWorld members discuss the status of the Panda update at Google.
|Mar 18, 2011|
|33:|| 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|
|34:|| 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|
|35:|| Allowing Google To Scan And Keeping The Scrapers Out|
Content scraping is still a hot topic, and while webmasters want friendly sites in, the scrapers are not welcome. The question of pushing content with 'Fat Pings' is discussed.
|Nov 26, 2012|
|36:|| An "Introduction to Google Ranking"||July 12, 2008|
|37:|| Analysing Optimal Reading Level in Google SERPs|
WebmasterWorld Members assess the Optimal Reading Level in Google SERPs. What does it mean for you and your site?
|Sept 25, 2011|
|38:|| Analysing What Good Quality Content Is To Google|
WebmasterWorld Members discuss what makes good quality content from Google's point of view.
|Mar 19, 2012|
|39:|| Analyzing Google Panda For Sites That Don't Fit The Mold|
The point of this thread is to pick out the sites from those lists which DO NOT fit that mold, sites which it's not obvious why they lost, and figure out why they were hit.[br][br]In doing so, maybe we'll understand why Panda has hit so many here who don't seem to deserve it either.
|Apr 21, 2011|
|40:|| Analyzing Google's Panda Results Three Months On|
WebmasterWorld Members analyze Google's Panda three months on from its introduction.
|June 3, 2011|