|Forum: Google SEO News and Discussion|
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|401:|| Google Pressures Yelp Over Reviews|
"We are unhappy with the way Google uses our users' review on its Places page. However, there is no solution to the problem. [b]Google's position is that we can take ourselves out of its search index if we don't want them to use our reviews on Places[/b]. But that is not an option for us, and other sites like us, such as TripAdvisor, as we get a large volume of our traffic via Google search... We just don't get any value out of our reviews appearing on Google places and haven't been given an option other than to remove ourselves from search, how to improve this situation."
|Mar 2, 2011|
|402:|| Google Print Becomes Google Books|
"Google Print should really be called Google Book Search."
|Nov 18, 2005|
|403:|| Google Processes "entire web-link graph several times per day"|
"Today, Google downloads the web continuously, collecting updated page information and re-processing the entire web-link graph several times per day."
|July 28, 2008|
|404:|| Google Proposes Marking HTTP Sites as Non Secure|
Google proposes marking HTTP sites as non-secure. WebmasterWorld members debate the proposal, and, if it's undertaken, will end up in negatively impacting non https sites.
|Dec 17, 2014|
|405:|| Google Proxy Hijacking: Major Vulnerability Possibly Fixed?||Apr 24, 2008|
|406:|| Google Publishes an Updated Guide To Site Moves|
"To help you avoid surprises, we've created an in-depth guide on how to handle site moves in a Googlebot-friendly way."
|June 10, 2014|
|407:|| Google Pumps Up Under Powered Search Boxes|
Google releases pair of more powerful search boxes: "We hear all the time about intranets where they now discover hundreds of thousands of documents."
|Jan 12, 2006|
|408:|| 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|
|409:|| Google Puts New Beta RSS Feed Search Engine Online|
Google put a new vertical search engine online today to that searches RSS feeds most often associated with Blogs.
|Sept 14, 2005|
|410:|| Google Quietly Beta Tests Movie Search||Feb 24, 2005|
|411:|| Google Ranking Industries Differently|
WebmasterWorld Members discuss how the Google is experimenting with ranking in different industries. How is it affecting niche markets and authorities in those markets.
|July 9, 2013|
|412:|| Google Ranking Mystery - Is There a Rhyme or Reason?|
"Can any of you explain what kind of logic Google is currently using to determine a site's ranking, or is it just a roll of the dice nowadays?"
|Jan 25, 2007|
|413:|| Google Reaches New Records Sorting 1PB Data In 6 Hours|
One petabyte is 12 times the amount of archived web data in the U.S. Library of Congress. It took just over six hours for Google Labs to perform the sort operation.
|Nov 27, 2008|
|414:|| 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|
|415:|| Google Records a Record Number of Searches in Q1|
"Google's 5.65 billion U.S. queries placed it at the top of the Web ferret pack for the quarter, followed by Yahoo, with 4.65 billion queries and a 30.4 percent market share; MSN, with 2.39 billion queries and a 15.6 percent share; AOL/Time Warner, with 1.41 billion queries and a 9.2 percent share; and Ask Jeeves, with 934 million queries and a 6.1 percent share."
|July 19, 2005|
|416:|| Google Referral String Failing For Links Opened In New Window|
"Right now the team is expecting to have a fix out in the next week or so."
|July 14, 2010|
|417:|| Google Referrals Way Down Since the SERP LayOut Change?|
"The last week was the biggest single change in our referral profile graph since florida 2004."
|May 11, 2010|
|418:|| Google Related Links|
"Webmasters can place Related Links units on their site to provide visitors with links to useful information, including related searches, pages and news. Any webmaster can host a unit on their website and start serving links to content that is targeted to the topic on that page."
|Apr 4, 2006|
|419:|| Google Related and Alternate Searches Return To SERPs|
Google's Related searches return as Alternate searches.
|Apr 6, 2005|
|420:|| Google Releases 'Minor' Penguin Update 1.1|
"Minor weather report: We pushed 1st Penguin algo data refresh an hour ago. Affects less than 0.1pct of English searches."
|May 29, 2012|
|421:|| Google Releases New Sitemap Generator Tool|
"While most Sitemap generators either crawl websites or list the files on a server, we have created a different kind of Sitemap generator that uses several ways to find URLs on your website and then allows you to automatically create and maintain different kinds of Sitemap files."
|Jan 14, 2009|
|422:|| 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|
|423:|| Google Research: New Search Term Migration|
"How fast do new search terms and subjects migrate? WebmasterWorld members have some interesting observations."
|June 11, 2007|
|424:|| Google Research: The Impact of Organic Ranking on Ad Click Incrementality|
On average, 50pct of the ad clicks that occur with a top rank organic result are incremental, compared to 100pct of the ad clicks being incremental in the absence of an associated organic result.
|Mar 28, 2012|
|425:|| Google Reset My Personalized Homepage !|
"I just logged on to my Google Homepage which I use for all my news, bookmarks, and feeds, only to find it has been reset to a version I used months and months ago."
|Apr 26, 2007|
|426:|| Google Responds to New York Times Article on Rankings|
Google says sentiment analysis is useless for search: "Google has a world-class sentiment analysis system (Large-Scale Sentiment Analysis for News and Blogs). But if we demoted web pages that have negative comments against them, you might not be able to find information about many elected officials, not to mention a lot of important but controversial concepts. So far we have not found an effective way to significantly improve search using sentiment analysis. "
|Dec 2, 2010|
|427:|| Google Retesting New Layout||Sept 30, 2006|
|428:|| Google Retests Whats Related Search Refinement|
Google brings back and old favorite we thought was dead.
|May 13, 2006|
|429:|| Google Reverts to Simpler SERP Layout - drops left menu|
Google removed the left hand nav menu. Also removed the six packs ( 9 packs?) for certain single and two word phrases. Google is moving back to a less cluttered SERP.
|Nov 7, 2012|
|430:|| Google Rewrites Quality Ratings Guidelines|
Google has rewritten its quality ratings guide and it places more emphasis on the knowledge graph.
|July 10, 2014|
|431:|| 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|
|432:|| 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|
|433:|| Google Rolls Out Video Service to New Countries|
"Google Video, which has so far existed solely as a US-based site, will today roll out targeted services for the UK, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain and Canada."
|July 12, 2006|
|434:|| Google Rolls Out the +1 Button - parallels the Facebook "Like"|
Today Google began rolling out their next foray into social recommendations. Google calls it +1, as they explain "the digital shorthand for "this is pretty cool.'"[br][br]To recommend something, you click the +1 button on an organic result or ad you find useful. These +1's will then start appearing in Google search results for others in your social network when they are signed in. Future plans include +1 buttons for websites, too.
|Mar 30, 2011|
|435:|| Google SERPs Click Tracking Change||May 26, 2009|
|436:|| Google SERPs Pollution Using Microdata|
WebmasterWorld Members discuss the use, and apparent abuse of microdata to produce visibly different SERPs listings.
|Apr 11, 2012|
|437:|| Google SERPs Which Don't Appear to Change|
WebmasterWorld Members discuss how some Google SERPs remain unchanged, and what it means for all sites in those markets.
|Apr 14, 2014|
|438:|| Google SERPs Yo-Yo Effect: Observations and Understanding|
"the most perplexing new SERP observations are those that report cycling, sine waves, yo-yo, rollercoaster, or pick your favorite synonym."
|July 31, 2008|
|439:|| Google SERPs and Traffic Shifting: Penguin Update Started?|
WebmasterWorld Members reporting swings and shifts in SERPs and traffic.
|Sept 7, 2012|
|440:|| Google SERPs: Maximum Length of Meta Descriptions|
WebmasterWorld Members discuss the seemingly variable length of Meta Descriptions used in Google SERPs.
|July 27, 2013|