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401: new post   Google Penguin Data Refresh - Oct 5, 2012
"Penguin data refresh coming today. 0.3pct of English queries noticeably affected."
Oct 8, 2012
402: new post   Google Penguin Recovery Tips - Think Tank Part 2
WebmasterWorld Members discuss recovery tips from Google's Penguin.
June 29, 2012
403: new post   Google Penguin Recovery Tips
WebmasterWorld Members discuss Google Penguin recovery tips.
May 12, 2012
404: new post   Google Place Search - Maps now above right hand Adwords column
The experimental phase was spotted back in August. Now it is a full scale rollout that Google is calling "Place Search"
Oct 27, 2010
405: new post   Google Plans a New Meta Tag - "unavailable_after"
Dan Crow, director of crawl systems at Google, discusses plans for a new "unavailable_after" meta tag to identify time-sensitive content.
July 13, 2007
406: new post   Google Plus Offering Custom (vanity) URLs
"If you meet the eligibility requirements, you can get a custom URL for your Google+ account or page."
Oct 30, 2013
407: new post   Google Preps New Google AJAX Results Live
"As soon as i type on the google homepage search it flicks to the search results which is going to take some getting used to, and the suggestions are still in the middle of the screen (where they would normally appear under the homepage search box) over the 3rd/4th/5th result depending on how many sponsored links are there."
Sept 8, 2010
408: new post   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
409: new post   Google Print Becomes Google Books
"Google Print should really be called Google Book Search."
Nov 18, 2005
410: new post   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
411: new post   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
412: new post   Google Proxy Hijacking: Major Vulnerability Possibly Fixed?
Apr 24, 2008
413: new post   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
414: new post   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
415: new post   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
416: new post   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
417: new post   Google Quietly Beta Tests Movie Search
Feb 24, 2005
418: new post   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
419: new post   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
420: new post   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
421: 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
422: new post   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
423: new post   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
424: new post   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
425: new post   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
426: new post   Google Related and Alternate Searches Return To SERPs
Google's Related searches return as Alternate searches.
Apr 6, 2005
427: new post   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
428: new post   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
429: 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
430: new post   Google Research: New Search Term Migration
"How fast do new search terms and subjects migrate? WebmasterWorld members have some interesting observations."
June 11, 2007
431: new post   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
432: new post   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
433: new post   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
434: new post   Google Retesting New Layout
Sept 30, 2006
435: new post   Google Retests Whats Related Search Refinement
Google brings back and old favorite we thought was dead.
May 13, 2006
436: new post   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
437: new post   Google Rewrites Quality Ratings Guidelines
Google has rewritten its quality ratings guide and it places more emphasis on the knowledge graph.
July 10, 2014
438: new post   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
439: new post   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
440: new post   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
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