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athinktank

6:28 am on Jun 22, 2006 (gmt 0)

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They seemed to have updated most of the tools. Even added little smiles so that you can rate the tool. The chtml option flashed me back to my imode days.

youfoundjake

3:41 pm on Jun 22, 2006 (gmt 0)

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No sir... don't like it...
I have to click too many drop downs to get results.
I think a tabbed approach would be more user friendly.

Petra Kaiser

6:57 pm on Jun 22, 2006 (gmt 0)

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The new Sitemap is funny too,
On some pages I see the bodytext as a mix of 3 languages Russian, German and Dutch.

Beta Fun

engine

4:18 pm on Jun 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Here's a quick summary:-

Increased crawl errors: All urls now shown (was 10 urls).

Expanded query stats: Now show the top 20 search queries, and the average top position of your site. In addition, view aggregate information from sources such as Blog Search, Gorups, Froogle, Images, and Local, plus more than 100 coutries, amongs others.

Increased number of common words: Up to 75 (from 20), with www and http removed.

Increased limit of sites and Sitemaps that can be added to an account: Now 500 (up from 200).

robots.txt analysis tool addition: Now Adsbot included.

youfoundjake

7:40 pm on Jun 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Is the Report spam in our index link new?
on the home page...

dataguy

8:30 pm on Jun 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I haven't paid a lot of attention to the re-inclusion request form before, dispite having to use it a few months ago. Now the form in Site Maps requires you to admit to wrongdoing before it lets you send a request. Isn't this a bit arrogant? Do they really think that they've never dropped a site from their index and it was their fault and not the fault of the webmaster?

DoingItWell

10:42 am on Jun 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I'm looking forward to their making the domain list page aware. When you're on page 3 and look at an entry, then you get sent to page 1 when returning to the list, and have to click your way to page 3 again. It would help a lot if they just added the page numbers as navigational links so you could click yourself back to the relevant page again in one click.

yoenuts

6:28 am on Jun 26, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Where is the sitemaps tool found? I am a beginning webmaster and have looked at the labs etc of google but couldn't find it.

tinusg

2:35 pm on Jun 26, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Here it is
[google.com...]

neckar unrivaled

3:42 pm on Jun 26, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Looks fine to me, all my pages are still given low pagerank so I'm not really to worry about how the tool is, just want to get my pages up to the level they are worthly of, and low or no pr isn't one of them.

idonen

1:32 pm on Jun 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Doesn't seem that different to me. It doesn't seem to be downloading new sitemaps (I have a few that I added two weeks ago that still say pending), and it's reporting some 404s as being in the sitemap that haven't been in the sitemap for weeks, for a sitemap that says was last loaded 12 hours ago.