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1: new post   rel=next & Serious Chrome Prerender Bug May Affect AdSense Accounts
If you have followed Google's recommendation and implemented rel=next for your paginated links, or if you're using rel=prerender to speed things up; Chrome 25.x and 26.x (beta) has a serious bug.[br][br]Lets say someone searched for your page on Google and the first link is your website. Chrome prerenders it. (Note that you can't prevent prerendering, Chrome no longer sends any specific headers) [br][br]Google Analytics or other stats that have implemented Page Visibility API doesn't record it. But others, like Adsense, record the impressions.
Feb 28, 2013
2: new post   gDay Launched by Google - Can Predict Tomorrow's Web Content
"Using a mashup of numerous factors such as recurrence plots, fuzzy measure analysis, online betting odds and the weather forecast from the iGoogle weather gadget, we can create a sophisticated model of what the internet will look like 24 hours from now."
Apr 1, 2008
3: new post   eWeek asks "Is Big Daddy Choking Google?"
Many have remarked here about the lack of press regarding what seem to be current problems at Google. Well, the news may not yet have reached CNN, but eWeek now has an article online.
May 10, 2006
4: 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
5: new post   comScore: U.S. Search: Yahoo and Bing Gains on Google for April 2011
Google Sites led the U.S. explicit core search market in April with 65.4 percent market share, followed by Yahoo! Sites with 15.9 percent (up 0.2 percentage points) and Microsoft Sites with 14.1 percent (up 0.2 percentage points). Ask Network accounted for 3.0 percent of explicit core searches, followed by AOL, Inc. with 1.5 percent.
May 12, 2011
6: new post   brainstorm: How might Google measure the site, and not just a page?
In the light of recent and somewhat inscrutable shifts in the SERPs, members brainstorm on whether new site-wide factors may now be in the Google mix.
Mar 26, 2007
7: new post   alert: Google Showing Only 7 Listings When #1 has Sitelinks
The first major change to the number of sites returned on Google SERPS in it's history: "For some search queries, where sitelinks are displayed for the top result on Google's 1st page there are only 7 results in total on that 1st page."
Aug 21, 2012
8: new post   You're In Control Of Google's Algorithm: What You Would You Do Differently
"...if you had control of the algorithm, what you'd do different?"
Sept 26, 2010
9: new post   X-Robots-Tag - Controlling Googlebot via HTTP headers
"Controlling Googlebot behavior with unavailable_after meta element and via HTTP headers rather than on-page meta elements: the X-Robots-Tag header."
July 30, 2007
10: new post   Writing Titles That Get Clicks and Still Help Site Rank
"So, how do you write titles that are eye-catching yet won't mess up your google rankings?"[br][br]WebmasterWorld Members come up with some great ideas.
Aug 2, 2011
11: new post   Writing Better SEO Page Titles For SERPs
We all know how to write great page titles, don't we?
Jan 15, 2012
12: 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
13: new post   WordPress And Google: Avoiding Duplicate Content Issues
"...So now I can have 3 categories: A,B,C and then make a post which will be posted in all 3 cats...it'll show in each category, as well as on main page and in archives. What do you think, is this duplicate content, or not? How does Google treat such a behaviour?"
Oct 19, 2006
14: new post   Wonder why your blog posts are not indexing these two days?
Google is having trouble with blog posts, including Blogger and Wordpress sites, and they are looking into the issues.
Oct 23, 2010
15: new post   With Googles New Big Daddy Index, Crawling is Changing
Matt Cutts confirmed at Boston PubCon that Google with radically change the process used to spider pages. Caching will be implimented on the spider and thus reducing the requests that Googlebot will be required to make of a page.
Apr 26, 2006
16: new post   Will changing absolute links to relative affect SERPs?
May 11, 2007
17: new post   Will A Site Suffer In Google SERPs Without Using Social Media
WebmasterWorld Members discuss how lack of social media activity might eventually negatively affect the site's positioning in Google SERPs.
Feb 13, 2012
18: new post   Wikipedia and DMOZ Listing Leading to an 'Unnatural Listing' Slap In Google
WebmasterWorld Members discuss the apparent 'unnatural listing' slap in Google after Wikipedia and DMOZ scraped listings appear in Google's index.
Aug 20, 2012
19: new post   Wikipedia On Top in Google Search Results
"Is Google promoting a non-profit site over others or just the huge traffic Wikipedia is getting?"
Feb 26, 2007
20: new post   Why Some Homepages Get Buried
WebmasterWorld members discuss why this happens to some sites and not others.
Jan 28, 2012
21: new post   Why Haven't Sites Recovered from Panda? Google Tries to Explain
In an exchange with Danny Sullivan during the keynote at SMX Advanced conference, Matt Cutts made some comments that address the topic of why sites haven't recovered, even if they don't exactly "explain" the reason:[br][br]DS: Has it changed enough that some people have recovered? Or is it too soon? [br][br]MC: The general rule is to push stuff out and then find additional signals to help differentiate on the spectrum. We haven't done any pushes that would directly pull things back. We have recomputed data that might have impacted some sites. There's one change that might affect sites and pull things back. [br][br]DS: You guys made this post with 22 questions, but it sounds like you're saying even if you've done that, it wouldn't have helped yet? [br][br]MC: It could help as we recompute data. Matt goes on to say that Panda 2.2 has been approved but hasn't rolled out yet.
June 9, 2011
22: new post   Why Google Might "Ignore" a robots.txt Disallow Rule
"What appears to happen is that as soon as you add a User-agent: Googlebot section, then Google starts indexing all the URLs that are not mentioned in that section, even if they are mentioned in the User-agent: * section."
Aug 13, 2006
23: new post   Why Does The Site Command Show Different Numbers To A Sitemap Report
Jan 7, 2009
24: new post   Why Does Google Treat "www" & "no-www" As Different?
This apparently basic question launches an in-depth discussion - sharing important web and server information that many webmasters may fail to consider.
Sept 25, 2006
25: new post   Why Are There "Canonical Disasters" - Is Google Messing Up?
"I don't get it. This tag was introduced a year and a half ago and it should be relatively straightforward..."
Aug 21, 2010
26: new post   Where There's Value In Submissions To Yahoo's Paid Directory
WebmasterWorld Members discuss the value of submitting to Yahoo's paid directory.
June 29, 2012
27: new post   What to Do When Reported Attack Site Message Does Not Go Away
WebmasterWorld Members discuss the dreaded "Reported Attack Site" message, and what to do when it doesn't go away.
Dec 27, 2012
28: new post   What is the smallest thing you have done that has made a ranking difference?
Members discuss small changes that made a big difference for ranking. The discussion is almost becoming a spontaneous "end of year" list.
Dec 23, 2010
29: new post   What is an Acceptable Site Page Load Time
I installed page load measurement for GA a few days ago. Average loading time of my pages is around 4s.
May 21, 2011
30: new post   What is A Good Way to Hide Affiliate Links from Google?
"Google lowers a page's score in the presence of affiliate links. What if I could still direct to my affiliate link without Google finding out about it?
Sept 14, 2009
31: new post   What are today's Google Bots, and what do they do?
"What are the different types of google bot and for what purpose are these bots meant?"
June 2, 2006
32: new post   What To Do With A Great Google SEO Trick
I discovered something in one of my zillions of tests I always have running, something huge. Something so huge in fact that after several additional tests has me shaking today.
Oct 28, 2011
33: new post   What Statements/Advice From Google Do You Think Are False?
What Google guidance/feedback/statement/advice do you think is wrong and that webmasters should ignore? Why? Please explain yourself.
Sept 12, 2013
34: new post   What Might Cause Google Panda To Hit Your Site
WebmasterWorld Member analysis of Google's Panda update and how certain actions may affect your site.
May 3, 2011
35: new post   What Happens to a Site's SEO If The Sitemap is Removed
WebmasterWorld Members discuss the impact on SEO in Google if a sitemap is removed.
Feb 18, 2012
36: new post   What Effect Does a Missing BODY Tag Have on Indexing?
"If a standard HTML-based web page does not contain either a < BODY > tag, a < /BODY > tag, or both, will Google fail to crawl and index the page properly ?"
Dec 29, 2008
37: new post   What Does Over Optimization Really Mean?
This long wandering thread has some very interesting insights into what search engines may consider 'over optimization'.
Aug 27, 2012
38: new post   What Are The Potential Risks of Google Cache?
"Can someone tell me if the Google cache presents some potential risks and/or vulnerabilities?"
July 28, 2008
39: new post   Website Sues Google Over Rankings
"...lawsuit accusing the online search engine leader of ruining scores of Internet businesses that have been wrongfully banished from its index. The case aims at Google's heart -- its tightly guarded formula for ranking Web sites."
Mar 18, 2006
40: new post   Webmasters; Let Googlebot Crawl your JS and CSS
In a new video "public service announcement" Matt Cutts asks webmasters to remove robots.txt disallow rules for js and css files.
Mar 27, 2012
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