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401: new post   Google Updates and SERP Changes - Nov 2011
WebmasterWorld's monthly look at Google's SERPs changes.
Nov 6, 2011
402: new post   Google Freshness Algo Tweak
Building upon the momentum from Caffeine, today we're making a significant improvement to our ranking algorithm that impacts roughly 35 percent of searches and better determines when to give you more up-to-date relevant results for these varying degrees of freshness.
Nov 3, 2011
403: new post   Googlebot Can Now Execute AJAX/JS
Googlebot can now get access to some dynamic content, potentially making Facebook comments, and similar, indexable.
Nov 2, 2011
404: new post   Are We Seeing Google Vince Update 2.0?
Could there be a lot of confusion in attributing ranking success of brands post-Panda with Panda instead of Vince? We talk a lot about different iterations of Panda (1.0 to 2.5), but not about Vince.
Nov 1, 2011
405: 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
406: new post   Google Removes + Search Operator, Expands Quotation Marks Functionality
We've made the ways you can tell Google exactly what you want more consistent by expanding the functionality of the quotation marks operator. In addition to using this operator to search for an exact phrase, you can now add quotation marks around a single word to tell Google to match that word precisely.
Oct 24, 2011
407: new post   So Long Google And Thanks For All The Fish
Two months ago I sold my main business. It was a website that depended 100pct on free Google traffic. We had owned the site since 1995 and after I visited a conference and found out what Google wanted to see to rank well, it started making money in 2001.[br][br]Then came Panda. The time I had feared for over 10 years had finally arrived and Google no longer loved us, they liked us, but the heavy petting of the past was over between us. Our income dived by 45% which was tough to swallow.
Oct 21, 2011
408: new post   So Long Google And Thanks For All The Fish
Two months ago I sold my main business. It was a website that depended 100pct on free Google traffic. We had owned the site since 1995 and after I visited a conference and found out what Google wanted to see to rank well, it started making money in 2001.[br][br]Then came Panda. The time I had feared for over 10 years had finally arrived and Google no longer loved us, they liked us, but the heavy petting of the past was over between us. Our income dived by 45pct which was tough to swallow.
Oct 21, 2011
409: new post   Minor Google Panda Update Reported Oct 19/20
It would seem my previous Panda slap has been reversed although I hesitate to say that for sure since the day is only half over.
Oct 21, 2011
410: 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
411: new post   Google to stop giving referral data - by moving to SSL?
When you search from https://www.google.com, websites you visit from our organic search listings will still know that you came from Google, but won't receive information about each individual query.
Oct 19, 2011
412: new post   Google Panda Update Continues
WebmasterWorld Members discuss the latest Google Panda update of the last few days.
Oct 18, 2011
413: new post   Google Updates and SERP Changes - Oct 2011
WebmasterWorld's monthly look at Google's SERPs changes.
Oct 10, 2011
414: new post   New Panda Related Update - September 27
When asked if an iteration of Panda was implemented this week, a Google spokesperson told us, "yes." She also provided the following statement: [br][br]"We're continuing to iterate on our Panda algorithm as part of our commitment to returning high-quality sites to Google users. This most recent update is one of the roughly 500 changes we make to our ranking algorithms each year."
Oct 1, 2011
415: new post   Happy 13th Birthday Google
Google is celebrating its 13th Birthday, today, 27th September.
Sept 27, 2011
416: 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
417: new post   The Impact on SEO of Changing IP Address from US to UK
WebmasterWorld Members discuss the impact on positioning by changing the server IP from US to UK.
Sept 24, 2011
418: new post   Google Panda Interation Sept 16-18 or so?
I'm hearing some reports of site-wide ranking demotions over the weekend that have a similar pattern to what we saw with Panda. That is, lots of keywords affected, but the demotions are not at all uniform the way we often see in a site-wide penalty.
Sept 20, 2011
419: new post   Google Layout Change of SERPs
Google changed the layout of their SERPS this week to add an additional 1-2cm white gap between the search box and the results with the word "search" on the left and "about 10,000,000 results (0.15 seconds)" above the results.[br][br]This additional gap has pushed down all organic results so would essentially reduce the number of referrals for people.
Sept 16, 2011
420: new post   Google incorporates blocked sites into search results
"We've also started incorporating data about sites people have blocked into our general search ranking algorithms to help users find more high quality sites..."
Sept 15, 2011
421: new post   Life After Google Penalty
I thought I would share this with everyone to show Google may be King but Bing is most definately the Queen. It would be interesting to hear of similiar stories.[br][br]It can seem like the end of the world getting a G penality. I have had my share of them, the most recent at the start of the year a -50. The site was a high earning site and I was ready to hang the boots up and move on.[br][br]After the initial shock and numb feeling that lasted around three days, I decided that it was time to look at what to do and where to go. Looking at my stats traffic was down from a high of 18,000 to numbers that I had seen years ago, 800+. Not a single Google referal a few Yahoo and the rest of them Bing.
Sept 11, 2011
422: new post   Google Updates and SERP Changes - Sep 2011
WebmasterWorld's monthly look at Google's SERPs changes.
Sept 10, 2011
423: new post   Googlebot Is Getting Caught in robots.txt Spider Traps
I saw today that Googlebot got caught in a spider trap that it shouldn't have as that dir is blocked via robots.txt I know of at least one other person recently who this has also happened to. Why is GB ignoring robots? [br][br]...Perhaps we need a list from Google explaining EXACTLY under which circumstances they would/will ignore robots.txt, since they are essentially acting like a spam bot or scraper.[br][br]
Sept 4, 2011
424: new post   Having Google +1 button on a page will override robots.txt blocks!
Now this one is interesting.I just found this answer from a google employee in one of their forum threads. The +1 Button is only intended to be used on pages that contain all public content. By putting the button on a page we're taking it as an indication from you that this page is public content. This means that we will fetch your page even if crawler directives indicate otherwise.
Sept 2, 2011
425: new post   Google Webmaster Tools Now Sees Subdomains As Internal Links
"Today we're making a change to the way we categorize link data in Webmaster Tools. As you know, Webmaster Tools lists links pointing to your site in two separate categories: links coming from other sites, and links from within your site. Today's update won't change your total number of links, but will hopefully present your backlinks in a way that more closely aligns with your idea of which links are actually from your site vs. from other sites."
Sept 1, 2011
426: new post   Fancy Snippets - Bullet Points in SERP's
I noticed recently google started to have a 3 line bullet points description for some retail sites. [br][br]Instead of showing the meta description or some text taken from the page in 2 lines, it's listing very short form of meta description on the first line, then taking a combination of the name, price and review rating of the top 3 items listed on page and list them in bullet points.
Aug 27, 2011
427: new post   Matt Cutts Announces Scraper Site Reporting Tool
Google takes another look at scraper sites and poached content.
Aug 27, 2011
428: new post   New Advertisment Video on Google
Nice ad from the search team: How Google makes improvements to its search algorithm
Aug 25, 2011
429: new post   Google traffic drops to ZERO. Penalized or pandalized?
I read quite often here that people should not just jump to conclusions upon loosing some Google referrals. That your site is more likely to be algorithmically downgraded rather than penalized outright. Yet it's hard not to think of being penalized when the traffic drops to ZERO, (as in zilch).
Aug 23, 2011
430: new post   Google Panda And The Webmaster Web Content Purge
WebmasterWorld Members discuss their content purging exercise and what its effect is on Google's Panada update.
Aug 22, 2011
431: new post   New "Show More Results" Infinite Scroll
Google again tests auto loading scrolled results that stop at 1000 resutls (old page 100).
Aug 17, 2011
432: new post   Mega Sitelinks - everybody can see big sitelinks now
We've seen Google testing big sitelinks many times so far. It seems official now (or rolling out gradually). It's so huge that it occupies above the fold.
Aug 16, 2011
433: new post   Google puts Google+ Posts on/in SERPs
Whenever a user publicly shares a link on Google+, an annotation will show up under that link when it appears in a friend's search results. For example, if I share a Mashable article about Google+ eliminating pseudonyms publicly on my Google+ page, users who have added me to their circles will see a note that I shared that link if they stumble upon it in Google Search.
Aug 13, 2011
434: new post   Google Panda Now In All Languages
Earlier this year, we rolled out our 'Panda' change for searches in English around the world. Today we're continuing that effort by rolling out our algorithmic search improvements in different languages.
Aug 12, 2011
435: new post   Google Panda Update 2.4? Are They Now Processed In Real Time
WebmasterWorld Members reporting Google Panda 2.4, and asking the question whether thay are now processed in real time.
Aug 10, 2011
436: new post   Google Improves Webspam And Malware Report Form
We've noticed that our users sometimes report these other issues using our webspam report form, causing a delay between when a user reports the issue and when the appropriate team at Google handles it. The new form's interstitial page allows you to report these other search issues directly to the correct teams so that they can address your concerns in a timely manner. [br]
Aug 9, 2011
437: 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
438: new post   Google Synonym Bolding In SERPs
For some sites, the synonym is bold, but for other sites, the synonym isn't bold - even when it seems clear that the synonym has the same meaning when used on all sites.
Aug 8, 2011
439: new post   Google Updates and SERP Changes - Aug 2011
WebmasterWorld's monthly look at Google's SERPs changes.
Aug 6, 2011
440: new post   Google Reconsideration Requests - New Clarity
The area of Reconsideration Requests has become increasingly muddy, especially because Google now assesses some spam penalties by algorithm, and only manual penalties will be lifted through a Reconsideration Request. Unfortunately, there's no certain knowledge about what kind of spam penalty may have hit a website... so what's a webmaster to do?
Aug 5, 2011
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