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481: new post   Google's Ten Recent Algorithm Changes
If you're a site owner, before you go wild tuning your anchor text or thinking about your web presence for Icelandic users, please remember that this is only a sampling of the hundreds of changes we make to our search algorithms in a given year, and even these changes may not work precisely as you'd imagine.[br][br]We've decided to publish these descriptions in part because these specific changes are less susceptible to gaming.
Nov 15, 2011
482: new post   PubCon, Matt Cutts: Only the Links Google Trusts Count.
Q. Everyone says I need more links. How do links improve the quality of the site? I don't want to play this game and I don't want to do this.[br][br]A: What matters is bottom line. Links are a part of search, they represent online reputation.
Nov 14, 2011
483: new post   Pubcon info: Content/Ads Position Is Becoming a Ranking Factor
Google announced in Pubcon that Content/Ads position on a certain page is going to be a factor in ranking.
Nov 10, 2011
484: new post   PageRank Update - November 7 2011
I just looked up the PR of my site and found out that I suddenly have a PR3 for the home page and the subpages have PR2.
Nov 8, 2011
485: new post   Google+ Pages for Business Launched
For businesses and brands, Google+ pages help you connect with the customers and fans who love you. Not only can they recommend you with a +1, or add you to a circle to listen long-term. They can actually spend time with your team, face-to-face-to-face. All you need to do is start sharing, and you'll soon find the super fans and loyal customers that want to say hello.[br][br]With Google+, we strive to bring the nuance and richness of real-life sharing to software. Today's initial launch of Google+ Pages brings us a little bit closer, but we've still got lots of improvements planned, and miles to go before we sleep.
Nov 7, 2011
486: new post   Google Updates and SERP Changes - Nov 2011
WebmasterWorld's monthly look at Google's SERPs changes.
Nov 6, 2011
487: new post   Google Freshness Algo Tweak
Building upon the momentum from Caffeine, today we're making a significant improvement to our ranking algorithm that impacts roughly 35 percent of searches and better determines when to give you more up-to-date relevant results for these varying degrees of freshness.
Nov 3, 2011
488: new post   Googlebot Can Now Execute AJAX/JS
Googlebot can now get access to some dynamic content, potentially making Facebook comments, and similar, indexable.
Nov 2, 2011
489: new post   Are We Seeing Google Vince Update 2.0?
Could there be a lot of confusion in attributing ranking success of brands post-Panda with Panda instead of Vince? We talk a lot about different iterations of Panda (1.0 to 2.5), but not about Vince.
Nov 1, 2011
490: new post   What To Do With A Great Google SEO Trick
I discovered something in one of my zillions of tests I always have running, something huge. Something so huge in fact that after several additional tests has me shaking today.
Oct 28, 2011
491: 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
492: new post   So Long Google And Thanks For All The Fish
Two months ago I sold my main business. It was a website that depended 100pct on free Google traffic. We had owned the site since 1995 and after I visited a conference and found out what Google wanted to see to rank well, it started making money in 2001.[br][br]Then came Panda. The time I had feared for over 10 years had finally arrived and Google no longer loved us, they liked us, but the heavy petting of the past was over between us. Our income dived by 45% which was tough to swallow.
Oct 21, 2011
493: new post   So Long Google And Thanks For All The Fish
Two months ago I sold my main business. It was a website that depended 100pct on free Google traffic. We had owned the site since 1995 and after I visited a conference and found out what Google wanted to see to rank well, it started making money in 2001.[br][br]Then came Panda. The time I had feared for over 10 years had finally arrived and Google no longer loved us, they liked us, but the heavy petting of the past was over between us. Our income dived by 45pct which was tough to swallow.
Oct 21, 2011
494: new post   Minor Google Panda Update Reported Oct 19/20
It would seem my previous Panda slap has been reversed although I hesitate to say that for sure since the day is only half over.
Oct 21, 2011
495: new post   A Fix for Google, How to Implement Referral Privacy Correctly
WebmasterWorld Members discuss a possible solution to the issue of Google referrer data under SSL.
Oct 21, 2011
496: new post   Google to stop giving referral data - by moving to SSL?
When you search from https://www.google.com, websites you visit from our organic search listings will still know that you came from Google, but won't receive information about each individual query.
Oct 19, 2011
497: new post   Google Panda Update Continues
WebmasterWorld Members discuss the latest Google Panda update of the last few days.
Oct 18, 2011
498: new post   Google Updates and SERP Changes - Oct 2011
WebmasterWorld's monthly look at Google's SERPs changes.
Oct 10, 2011
499: new post   New Panda Related Update - September 27
When asked if an iteration of Panda was implemented this week, a Google spokesperson told us, "yes." She also provided the following statement: [br][br]"We're continuing to iterate on our Panda algorithm as part of our commitment to returning high-quality sites to Google users. This most recent update is one of the roughly 500 changes we make to our ranking algorithms each year."
Oct 1, 2011
500: new post   Happy 13th Birthday Google
Google is celebrating its 13th Birthday, today, 27th September.
Sept 27, 2011
501: new post   Analysing Optimal Reading Level in Google SERPs
WebmasterWorld Members assess the Optimal Reading Level in Google SERPs. What does it mean for you and your site?
Sept 25, 2011
502: new post   The Impact on SEO of Changing IP Address from US to UK
WebmasterWorld Members discuss the impact on positioning by changing the server IP from US to UK.
Sept 24, 2011
503: new post   Google Panda Interation Sept 16-18 or so?
I'm hearing some reports of site-wide ranking demotions over the weekend that have a similar pattern to what we saw with Panda. That is, lots of keywords affected, but the demotions are not at all uniform the way we often see in a site-wide penalty.
Sept 20, 2011
504: new post   Google Layout Change of SERPs
Google changed the layout of their SERPS this week to add an additional 1-2cm white gap between the search box and the results with the word "search" on the left and "about 10,000,000 results (0.15 seconds)" above the results.[br][br]This additional gap has pushed down all organic results so would essentially reduce the number of referrals for people.
Sept 16, 2011
505: new post   Google incorporates blocked sites into search results
"We've also started incorporating data about sites people have blocked into our general search ranking algorithms to help users find more high quality sites..."
Sept 15, 2011
506: new post   Life After Google Penalty
I thought I would share this with everyone to show Google may be King but Bing is most definately the Queen. It would be interesting to hear of similiar stories.[br][br]It can seem like the end of the world getting a G penality. I have had my share of them, the most recent at the start of the year a -50. The site was a high earning site and I was ready to hang the boots up and move on.[br][br]After the initial shock and numb feeling that lasted around three days, I decided that it was time to look at what to do and where to go. Looking at my stats traffic was down from a high of 18,000 to numbers that I had seen years ago, 800+. Not a single Google referal a few Yahoo and the rest of them Bing.
Sept 11, 2011
507: new post   Google Updates and SERP Changes - Sep 2011
WebmasterWorld's monthly look at Google's SERPs changes.
Sept 10, 2011
508: new post   Googlebot Is Getting Caught in robots.txt Spider Traps
I saw today that Googlebot got caught in a spider trap that it shouldn't have as that dir is blocked via robots.txt I know of at least one other person recently who this has also happened to. Why is GB ignoring robots? [br][br]...Perhaps we need a list from Google explaining EXACTLY under which circumstances they would/will ignore robots.txt, since they are essentially acting like a spam bot or scraper.[br][br]
Sept 4, 2011
509: new post   Having Google +1 button on a page will override robots.txt blocks!
Now this one is interesting.I just found this answer from a google employee in one of their forum threads. The +1 Button is only intended to be used on pages that contain all public content. By putting the button on a page we're taking it as an indication from you that this page is public content. This means that we will fetch your page even if crawler directives indicate otherwise.
Sept 2, 2011
510: new post   Google Webmaster Tools Now Sees Subdomains As Internal Links
"Today we're making a change to the way we categorize link data in Webmaster Tools. As you know, Webmaster Tools lists links pointing to your site in two separate categories: links coming from other sites, and links from within your site. Today's update won't change your total number of links, but will hopefully present your backlinks in a way that more closely aligns with your idea of which links are actually from your site vs. from other sites."
Sept 1, 2011
511: new post   Fancy Snippets - Bullet Points in SERP's
I noticed recently google started to have a 3 line bullet points description for some retail sites. [br][br]Instead of showing the meta description or some text taken from the page in 2 lines, it's listing very short form of meta description on the first line, then taking a combination of the name, price and review rating of the top 3 items listed on page and list them in bullet points.
Aug 27, 2011
512: new post   Matt Cutts Announces Scraper Site Reporting Tool
Google takes another look at scraper sites and poached content.
Aug 27, 2011
513: new post   New Advertisment Video on Google
Nice ad from the search team: How Google makes improvements to its search algorithm
Aug 25, 2011
514: new post   Google traffic drops to ZERO. Penalized or pandalized?
I read quite often here that people should not just jump to conclusions upon loosing some Google referrals. That your site is more likely to be algorithmically downgraded rather than penalized outright. Yet it's hard not to think of being penalized when the traffic drops to ZERO, (as in zilch).
Aug 23, 2011
515: new post   Google Panda And The Webmaster Web Content Purge
WebmasterWorld Members discuss their content purging exercise and what its effect is on Google's Panada update.
Aug 22, 2011
516: new post   New "Show More Results" Infinite Scroll
Google again tests auto loading scrolled results that stop at 1000 resutls (old page 100).
Aug 17, 2011
517: new post   Mega Sitelinks - everybody can see big sitelinks now
We've seen Google testing big sitelinks many times so far. It seems official now (or rolling out gradually). It's so huge that it occupies above the fold.
Aug 16, 2011
518: new post   Google puts Google+ Posts on/in SERPs
Whenever a user publicly shares a link on Google+, an annotation will show up under that link when it appears in a friend's search results. For example, if I share a Mashable article about Google+ eliminating pseudonyms publicly on my Google+ page, users who have added me to their circles will see a note that I shared that link if they stumble upon it in Google Search.
Aug 13, 2011
519: new post   Google Panda Now In All Languages
Earlier this year, we rolled out our 'Panda' change for searches in English around the world. Today we're continuing that effort by rolling out our algorithmic search improvements in different languages.
Aug 12, 2011
520: new post   Google Panda Update 2.4? Are They Now Processed In Real Time
WebmasterWorld Members reporting Google Panda 2.4, and asking the question whether thay are now processed in real time.
Aug 10, 2011
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