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441: 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
442: 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
443: 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
444: 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
445: 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
446: 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
447: new post   Google Retesting New Layout
Sept 30, 2006
448: new post   Google Retests Whats Related Search Refinement
Google brings back and old favorite we thought was dead.
May 13, 2006
449: 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
450: 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
451: new post   Google Rich Snippets Data Dropping Out Of SERPs
WebmasterWorld Members discuss the apparent disappearance of rich snippets in the SERPs.
May 19, 2015
452: 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
453: 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
454: 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
455: new post   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: new post   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: new post   Google SERPs Click Tracking Change
May 26, 2009
458: new post   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: new post   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: new post   Google SERPs Update Demoted Wikipedia
According to WebmasterWorld Members, Wikipedia appears to have been hit by Google SERPs movements.
Mar 30, 2015
461: new post   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: new post   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: new post   Google SERPs and Traffic Shifting: Penguin Update Started?
WebmasterWorld Members reporting swings and shifts in SERPs and traffic.
Sept 7, 2012
464: new post   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: new post   Google Sandbox 2.0 Affecting Sites
WebmasterWorld Members discuss Google Sandbox 2.0 and how it's affecting sites.
July 31, 2014
466: new post   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: new post   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: new post   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: new post   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: new post   Google Says: Avoid meta-refresh and JS redirects
"I would strongly recommend not using meta refresh-type or JavaScript redirects like that if you have changed your URLs."
July 4, 2010
471: new post   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: new post   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: new post   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: new post   Google Search Redirected With Foreign Language SERPs
WebmasterWorld Members report Google redirecting to foreign language SERPs.
June 11, 2012
475: new post   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: new post   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: new post   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: new post   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: new post   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: new post   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
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