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1: new post   "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: new post   "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: new post   "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: new post   "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: new post   "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: new post   "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: new post   "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: new post   '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: new post   '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: new post   .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: new post   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: new post   24PCT Of All Users Cannot do a Google Search
"How do others see that number - a 24% failure rate?"
Mar 19, 2008
13: new post   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: new post   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: new post   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: new post   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: new post   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: new post   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: new post   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: new post   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: new post   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: new post   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: new post   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: new post   Absolute or Relative Links 2010
It is an old horse we trot out and kick every year ;-)
Sept 3, 2010
25: new post   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: new post   AdSense Ad Text Getting Indexed
Dec 4, 2007
27: new post   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: new post   Adam Lasnik on Duplicate Content
Google's Adam Lasnik clarifies several duplicate content issues, including "boilerplate repetition" and "stubs".
Dec 19, 2006
29: new post   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: new post   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: new post   Advice For Launching New Websites in 2013
Whether you are new to internet marketing or a veteran that was focused only on established sites, here are some tips about what to do and not to do when launching a new site.
Mar 2, 2013
32: new post   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
33: new post   After the Google Panda Update,What Improvements Have You Seen?
WebmasterWorld members discuss the status of the Panda update at Google.
Mar 18, 2011
34: new post   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
35: new post   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
36: new post   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
37: new post   An "Introduction to Google Ranking"
July 12, 2008
38: new post   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
39: new post   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
40: new post   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
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