|Forum: Google SEO News and Discussion|
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|441:|| 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|
|442:|| 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|
|443:|| Google Research: New Search Term Migration|
"How fast do new search terms and subjects migrate? WebmasterWorld members have some interesting observations."
|June 11, 2007|
|444:|| 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|
|445:|| 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|
|446:|| 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|
|447:|| Google Retesting New Layout||Sept 30, 2006|
|448:|| Google Retests Whats Related Search Refinement|
Google brings back and old favorite we thought was dead.
|May 13, 2006|
|449:|| 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|
|450:|| Google Rewrites Quality Ratings Guidelines|
Google has rewritten its quality ratings guide and it places more emphasis on the knowledge graph.
|July 10, 2014|
|451:|| Google Rich Snippets Data Dropping Out Of SERPs|
WebmasterWorld Members discuss the apparent disappearance of rich snippets in the SERPs.
|May 19, 2015|
|452:|| 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|
|453:|| 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|
|454:|| 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|
|455:|| 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|
|456:|| Google SEO: Time to Retire the Keyword from Site Architecture?|
WebmasterWorld Members debate the topic of retiring keywords from site architecture.
|Sept 15, 2015|
|457:|| Google SERPs Click Tracking Change||May 26, 2009|
|458:|| Google SERPs Knowledge Layout With No Organic Above Fold|
WebmasterWorld members discuss Google SERPs layout with Knowledge Graph and no organic results above the fold.
|Mar 16, 2015|
|459:|| Google SERPs Pollution Using Microdata|
WebmasterWorld Members discuss the use, and apparent abuse of microdata to produce visibly different SERPs listings.
|Apr 11, 2012|
|460:|| Google SERPs Update Demoted Wikipedia|
According to WebmasterWorld Members, Wikipedia appears to have been hit by Google SERPs movements.
|Mar 30, 2015|
|461:|| 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|
|462:|| 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|
|463:|| Google SERPs and Traffic Shifting: Penguin Update Started?|
WebmasterWorld Members reporting swings and shifts in SERPs and traffic.
|Sept 7, 2012|
|464:|| Google SERPs: Maximum Length of Meta Descriptions|
WebmasterWorld Members discuss the seemingly variable length of Meta Descriptions used in Google SERPs.
|July 27, 2013|
|465:|| Google Sandbox 2.0 Affecting Sites|
WebmasterWorld Members discuss Google Sandbox 2.0 and how it's affecting sites.
|July 31, 2014|
|466:|| Google Says Don't Rewrite Dynamic URLs|
"While static URLs might have a slight advantage in terms of clickthrough rates because users can easily read the urls, the decision to use database-driven websites does not imply a significant disadvantage in terms of indexing and ranking."
|Sept 23, 2008|
|467:|| Google Says It Does Not Investigate All Reports of Bad Search Results|
"Google says that they *will* investigate all reports from inside their panel tool after login, but search result problem reports made through the public report form are viewed but not necc investigated."
|Mar 29, 2007|
|468:|| Google Says Multi-Week SERPs Rollout Going On Now|
WebmasterWorld Members discuss the latest information about a multi-week roll-out from Google.
|June 26, 2013|
|469:|| Google Says, The Wrong Type of App Interstitials Will Get You Penalised|
"After November 1, mobile web pages that show an app install interstitial that hides a significant amount of content on the transition from the search result page will no longer be considered mobile-friendly."
|Sept 2, 2015|
|470:|| Google Says: Avoid meta-refresh and JS redirects|
|July 4, 2010|
|471:|| Google Search Box and Buttons Get Supersized|
"The new, larger Google search box features larger text when you type so you can see your query more clearly. It also uses a larger text size for the suggestions below the search box, making it easier to select one of the possible refinements." - Official Google Blog
|Sept 10, 2009|
|472:|| Google Search Data in Chrome Goes SSL For Users Not Signed In|
Today, when users are signed in to Google, Chrome sends their searches from the Chrome address bar ("omnibox") over Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). Starting with Chrome 25 (currently in the Dev and Beta channels), we're doing the same thing for Chrome omnibox searches performed by users who aren't signed in to Google.
|Jan 21, 2013|
|473:|| Google Search Engine Core Called Hummingbird|
"Since the switch, Hummingbird's been put to use in over ninety percent of worldwide searches..."
|Sept 26, 2013|
|474:|| Google Search Redirected With Foreign Language SERPs|
WebmasterWorld Members report Google redirecting to foreign language SERPs.
|June 11, 2012|
|475:|| Google Search Requiring Cookies|
Lately I've been unable to use Google Search without having cookies allowed. Not always, just occasionally. Today it seems to be consistent, no cookies, no clicking thru from the basic G search results page.
|Feb 10, 2012|
|476:|| Google Search Results Of Late Get Criticism|
"Google's algo is trying to guess what I want to look at just a tad too hard I'd say."
|Aug 12, 2010|
|477:|| Google Search Share Goes Up in September - Comscore Data|
"Contrary to many predictions and concerns, according to Comscore's new data, Google gained search share in September."
|Oct 15, 2010|
|478:|| Google Search Share Up Slightly in May - Hitwise Report|
"Google accounted for 72.17 percent of all U.S. searches conducted in the four weeks ending May 29, 2010. Yahoo! Search, Bing and Ask received 14.43 percent, 9.23 percent and 2.14 percent, respectively."
|June 22, 2010|
|479:|| Google Search Suggestions and Derogatory Words|
A recent court ruling in France required Google to remove the French word for "scam" or "swindle" from the Google Suggestions for a certain company.
|Jan 11, 2010|
|480:|| Google Search With Personalized Results, Google+ , People and Pages|
We're transforming Google into a search engine that understands not only content, but also people and relationships. We began this transformation with Social Search, and today we're taking another big step in this direction by introducing three new features...[br][br] Personalized Results[br]Profiles in Search[br]People and Pages[br][br]Search plus Your World will become available over the next few days to people who are signed in and searching on https://www.google.com in English.
|Jan 10, 2012|