|Forum: Google SEO News and Discussion|
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|401:|| Brandspam - Google's Latest Challenge|
We all have our different views on the value of Google's search results after Panda.[br][br] What is undeniable is that a lot of rubbishy spam sites have disappeared out of the listings which is very welcome - but many commercial key phrases are now dominated by big brands that have taken the opportunity to move into niches that they have never been in before, and which they have little obvious expertise in.
|July 27, 2011|
|402:|| Google's +1 Button Slows Page Loading|
With Google's need for speed, WebmasterWorld Members discuss the issue of slow page loading as a result of installing the Google+1 button. The question of how this slowness of page loading is affecting the site's SERPs positioning is discussed.
|July 27, 2011|
|403:|| Improved Parameter Handling in Google WMT - Now Called URL Parameters|
You may have noticed that the Parameter Handling feature disappeared from the Site configuration Settings section of Webmaster Tools. Fear not; you can now find it under its new name, URL Parameters! Along with renaming it, we refreshed and improved the feature.
|July 25, 2011|
|404:|| Google Directory (DMOZ) Now Gone|
Google Directory is no longer available.[br]We believe that Web Search is the fastest way to find the information you need on the web.[br]If you prefer to browse a directory of the web, visit the Open Directory Project at dmoz.org
|July 20, 2011|
|405:|| Google Pushes Out A New Toolbar PageRank Update|
It looks like Google has just updated its own PageRank and fixed a bug which appeared to set its own PR at 9 at its previous update.
|July 19, 2011|
|406:|| The Ranking Effects of New Links: Has It Changed After Google's Panda?|
I remember a couple of months ago some google engineer saying "we will be changing the way we handle links soon" - well - its happened I am certain.
|July 18, 2011|
|407:|| My Competitor Made a Title Change and Google Loves Him For It|
A WebmasterWorld Member shares an idea which may have helped boost the CTR on someone's site. Take a look and see if it will help yours.
|July 13, 2011|
|408:|| Strategies to Get The Best Out of Google +1|
WebmasterWorld members review tactics to get the best out of the Google +1
|July 11, 2011|
|409:|| New York Times Goes After Yet Another SEO Strategy|
"Though Google is apparently already battling back. On Thursday, a search of 'emergency locksmith Seattle' yielded only one Google Places result, not seven, but maybe more tinkering is needed. The site that landed on this prized perch appeared to be a lead gen operation, it's 24/7 Emergency Locksmith, which lists its address at a U.P.S. store. The woman who answered the phone at 24/7 would say nothing about the company, or even where she was located."
|July 10, 2011|
|410:|| Google Updates and SERP Changes - July 2011|
WebmasterWorld's monthly look at Google's SERPs changes
|July 2, 2011|
|411:|| Google Appears to Have Deindexed the CO.CC Subdomains|
Looks like all those subdomains of co.cc have been removed from the index
|July 1, 2011|
|412:|| Google Adds +1 Metrics To WebmasterTools|
+1 metrics in Google Webmaster Tools can show you how the +1 button affects the traffic coming to your pages:
|June 30, 2011|
|413:|| Google Starts Giving Itself a Makeover|
Starting today, you might begin noticing that things look a little different across Google products. We're working on a project to bring you a new and improved Google experience, and over the next few months, you'll continue to see more updates to our look and feel. Even our classic homepage is getting a bit of a makeover New Google homepage with a smaller logo and links moved to the top and bottom edges of the browser for a cleaner look.
|June 29, 2011|
|414:|| Google +1 Released Outside of U.S.|
Today, +1's will start appearing on Google search pages globally. We'll be starting off with sites like google.co.uk, google.de, google.jp and google.fr, then expanding quickly to most other Google search sites soon after.
|June 28, 2011|
|415:|| Confirmed PageRank Update 27 June 2011|
"Google did a page rank update this morning without a doubt. My site just went from PR0 to PR3.."
|June 27, 2011|
|416:|| Domain Name Replaced in SERPs With Alias Domain Name|
For one of my websites I have 3-4 additional domains which are 301 redirected to domain.com (they've always been 301 redirected). These alias domains are not just domain.net but also synonymA.com, synonymB.com.[br][br]Turns out that if I do a Google search for "synonymA.com" the main website will show up, but instead of domain.com in the URL field Google shows me synonymA.com instead!
|June 20, 2011|
|417:|| Google Offers Canonical Support in the HTTP Header|
Based on your feedback, we're happy to announce that Google web search now supports link rel="canonical" relationships specified in HTTP headers as per the syntax described in section 5 of IETF RFC 5988. Webmasters can use rel="canonical" HTTP headers to signal the canonical URL for both HTML documents and other types of content such as PDF files.
|June 20, 2011|
|418:|| Google Started Rolling Out Panda 2.2|
WebmasterWorld Members are sending reports of SERPs changes which may indicate Google Panda 2.2 is rolling out.
|June 17, 2011|
|419:|| Google Announces Instant Pages, For Fast Site Loading|
Earlier today we announced Instant Pages, a new feature to help users get to their desired search results even faster, in some cases even instantly! The Instant Pages feature is enabled by prerendering technology that we are building into Chrome and then is intelligently triggered by web search when we're very confident about which result is the best answer for the user's search.[br][br]This prerendering technology is currently in the Chrome Dev Channel and will be going to Beta later this week.
|June 15, 2011|
|420:|| Can Competitors Negative SEO Hurt You On Google?|
A number of us have noticed that when we get extra links to our sites they actually fall in the SERPs and this seems to be confirmed by experimentation - OK, results may be skewed by algo changes but it seems pretty coincidental that on so many occasions a site falls very soon after the new links appear. This may mean that competitor's sites could be pushed down the SERPs by unscrupulous operators buying spammy links which are pointed at them.
|June 14, 2011|
|421:|| 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|
|422:|| Awesome Google Doodle Logo Today, Celebrates Les Paul's Birthday|
For the next 24 hours on the Google homepage, you'll find an interactive, playable logo inspired by the guitar developed by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee that made the sound of rock and roll possible.
|June 9, 2011|
|423:|| Google Starts Supporting Authorship Markup|
We now support markup that enables websites to publicly link within their site from content to author pages. For example, if an author at The New York Times has written dozens of articles, using this markup, the webmaster can connect these articles with a New York Times author page. An author page describes and identifies the author, and can include things like the author's bio, photo, articles and other links.
|June 7, 2011|
|424:|| Google Updates and SERP Changes - June 2011|
WebmasterWorld's monthly look at Google's SERPs changes.
|June 4, 2011|
|425:|| Bing Google and Yahoo Unite On schema.org Microformats For Search Engines|
It looks like they are moving their data "micro-format" markup to a standard that is supported by the big three search engines.[br][br]Hopefully this means that any website can implement these and get the benefits of the enhanced display with any search engine.
|June 3, 2011|
|426:|| Analyzing Google's Panda Results Three Months On|
WebmasterWorld Members analyze Google's Panda three months on from its introduction.
|June 3, 2011|
|427:|| Google Rolls Out +1 Button For Websites|
...we're releasing +1 buttons to the whole web. As a result, you might start seeing +1 appear on sites large and small across the Internet.
|June 2, 2011|
|428:|| Poor Newsletter Open Rate Causes Ranking Penalty?|
A strange new report. Supposedly this site owner was penalized for having a poor newsletter open rate, as determined by gmail. After purging all the people on the list that hadn't opened the emails in the last 90 days, he filed a reconsideration request, and the penalty was lifted.
|May 31, 2011|
|429:|| Social Factors - The End of Intelligent Content On The Web|
The vast majority of the best and brightest in terms of subject matter experts in many niches, simply are NOT spending time pushing their ideas on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIN. They, in fact, we if I be a bit presumptuous, have better things to do with our time. Nothing wrong with social but if popularity (number of tweeted links/likes) is a deciding factor in ranking, those creating the best content in terms of "thought value" simply won't show up.[br][br]There is now very little incentive to publish new ideas and thoughts to move fields forward, not only because it's hard to monetize, but because no one will see it because it won't have "buzz".
|May 24, 2011|
|430:|| Google Webmaster Tools Labs Showing Instant Previews|
I just noticed that the Labs section of GWT is showing Instant Previews. When I compare my site to the instant preview google is showing 35 errors but the instant preview is working fine.
|May 22, 2011|
|431:|| Google Violating No Archive Policies?|
"Technically, instant preview is a visually cached copy and any site set to NOARCHIVE is currently being violated because it's making and displaying archives of the site. The same reasons you don't want people looking at your cache, such as correcting pricing mistakes, taking down content that violated copyright, whatever, the reason you don't want cache and snoops evaluating it still apply with instant preview."
|May 21, 2011|
|432:|| 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|
|433:|| Google Rolls Out Social Search|
Social Search can help you find pages your friends have created, and it can also help you find links your contacts have shared on Twitter and other sites. If someone you're connected to has publicly shared a link, we may show that link in your results with a clear annotation.[br][br]Social search results are only visible to you and only appear when you choose to log in to your Google Account. If you're signed in, Google makes a best guess about whose public content you may want to see in your results, including people from your Google chat buddy list, your Google Contacts, the people you're following in Google Reader and Buzz, and the networks you've linked from your Google profile or Google Account. For public networks like Twitter, Google finds your friends and sees who they're publicly connected to as well.
|May 19, 2011|
|434:|| Google Panda's Impact on Message Boards and Forums|
WebmasterWorld Members discuss the effect of Google's Panda update on message boards and forums.
|May 16, 2011|
|435:|| Hackers Exploiting Canonical Tags|
I came across a website with canonical tags setup on all of their pages and they were pointing to a spam site. I suspect someone hacked in and changed the canonical tags to siphon link juice.
|May 14, 2011|
|436:|| 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|
|437:|| Link Development TacticsTo Compete With Link Buyers|
WebmasterWorld Members review tactics to compete effectively with link buyers.
|May 8, 2011|
|438:|| Google Testing New Linkless SERP's Layout|
Links no longer underlined in tests.
|May 7, 2011|
|439:|| Google Updates and SERP Changes - May 2011|
WebmasterWorld's monthly SERP monitoring and update thread for May 2011
|May 7, 2011|
|440:|| Matt Cutts Wants Websites to be Packaged Like Apple Products|
"The sites that do put a little bit more individual care and attention and work into the content of their site, whether it be a product description, or a blog post," says Matt Cutts, Google's lead engineer on the Panda update, "those are the ones that users tend to prefer a little bit more and appreciate."
|May 6, 2011|