|Forum: Google SEO News and Discussion|
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|641:|| Google and The Vulnerability of Sites to Negative SEO|
WebmasterWorld Members discuss this example of negative SEO driving sites down Google's SERPs. Is your site vulnerable?
|Dec 12, 2013|
|642:|| Google and Traffic Shaping- is there a hidden method to the quality madness?|
Using a multivariate dataset, across a range of different keyphrases, user intents and user types, Google exposed our site in marginal but significant ways (putting us up one place, dropping Universal search, above or below shopping results, etc). They did this with (at least) four separate sets.
|Oct 27, 2010|
|643:|| Google as Religion|
Paul Saffo at Silicon Valley's Institute for the Future says that "Google is a religion posing as a company."
|Jan 15, 2006|
|644:|| Google as the SERP Spammer : Just Isn't Worth The Ranking Effort Any More?|
Is it time we call Google the biggest SERP spammer on the net? Awe c'mon the top 12 SERP links are all Google self-referential universal Google search spam! "I get the feeling im messing round chasing my tail rather than being an online trader."
|July 30, 2010|
|645:|| Google buys Dodgeball.com|
Google grabs life by the ball.
|May 12, 2005|
|646:|| Google dropping profile images from Authorship Results|
John Mueller of Google announced today that Google is dropping the display of profile images and circle count from its search results. The reason given is improving the visual display on mobile results and maintaining "a more consistent design across devices"....
|June 26, 2014|
|647:|| Google in TV Deal with New Channel "Current"|
"The channel also has established a partnership with the Google search engine, which will provide twice-an-hour updates on viewers' top Internet searches."
|Apr 5, 2005|
|648:|| Google in the Midst of a Child Porn Lawsuit|
"When we find or are made aware of any child pornography, we remove it from our products, including our search engine," Langdon said. "We also report it to the appropriate law enforcement officials and fully cooperate with the law enforcement community to combat child pornography." He added Google had a SafeSearch feature on its search engine "that works to filter out adult content."
|May 5, 2006|
|649:|| 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|
|650:|| Google is Committed to NOT Being a Search Engine|
This would be a major shift in what we know as the web. How to get found by new visitors would evolve in a big way. Those who depend on search traffic should be paying close attention to every step along this path because it WILL impact our own business models.
|Oct 14, 2012|
|651:|| Google launches Video Player for IE, FF|
"Users can now watch video from within the browser via a special downloaded player -- one that likely will enable pay-per-view in the future."
|June 27, 2005|
|652:|| Google partnering with Comcast to get AOL|
"Google Inc. and Comcast Corp. are in serious discussions with Time Warner Inc. about buying a minority stake in America Online, according to people familiar with the situation."
|Oct 13, 2005|
|653:|| 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|
|654:|| Google puts the brakes on scanning of copyrighted books|
"SAN FRANCISCO - Stung by a publishing industry backlash, Google Inc. has halted its efforts to scan copyrighted books from some of the nation's largest university libraries so the material can be indexed in its leading Internet search engine."
|Aug 12, 2005|
|655:|| Google searchmash.com|
"Google's recently-registered domain, searchmash.com is live."
|Oct 3, 2006|
|656:|| Google site: Command Variations|
"I was checking our listings that show up under the normal site: command however i had my cap locks on. It showed very VERY different results."
|June 8, 2007|
|657:|| Google testing Plus and Minus sign to expand/contract site results|
"...some sites have a + sign next to the site title and if you click it a search box appears under the snippet and url of that site."
|June 13, 2006|
|658:|| Google to Launch Music Content Feature|
"...Google Inc. will begin giving some musical artists the star treatment by spotlighting links to their songs, lyrics and other related material at the top of the results page."
|Dec 15, 2005|
|659:|| Google to Target "Bad Merchants"|
Google launching algorithm to demote merchants providing poor buyer experience.
|Mar 20, 2013|
|660:|| Google to Target Overly SEOd Sites|
Matt Cutts: "We don't normally pre-announce changes but there is something we are working in the last few months and hope to release it in the next months or few weeks. We are trying to level the playing field a bit. All those people doing, for lack of a better word, over optimization or overly SEO - versus those making great content and great site."
|Mar 16, 2012|
|661:|| Google to Test Video Ads In Search Results Pages|
"Now that Google's main search results pages include more images, video links and other elements, it is more appropriate, she argued, to have corresponding advertising formats."
|Feb 15, 2008|
|662:|| 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|
|663:|| 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|
|664:|| Google unveils YouTube antipiracy tool|
YouTube can match video duplicates now. The new system identifies pirated video on YouTube as it gets uploaded, but the system puts the onus on content owners to provide YouTube copies of the content first.
|Oct 15, 2007|
|665:|| Google video hosting.|
"Google co-founder Larry Page said Monday that [Google] would soon let the general public upload self-produced videos to Google's servers, partly in an effort to learn more about how to more efficiently search and display information about video-based data."
|Apr 5, 2005|
|666:|| Google's +1 Button Slows Page Loading|
With Google's need for speed, WebmasterWorld Members discuss the issue of slow page loading as a result of installing the Google+1 button. The question of how this slowness of page loading is affecting the site's SERPs positioning is discussed.
|July 27, 2011|
|667:|| Google's 2008 Year End Zeitgeist||Dec 11, 2008|
|668:|| Google's 39 Algorithm Changes for May 2012|
Improvements to Penguin. (launch codename "twref2", project codename "Page Quality") This month we rolled out a couple minor tweaks to improve signals and refresh the data used by the penguin algorithm.[br][br]Trigger alt title when HTML title is truncated. (launch codename "tomwaits", project codename "Snippets") We have algorithms designed to present the best possible result titles. This change will show a more succinct title for results where the current title is so long that it gets truncated. We'll only do this when the new, shorter title is just as accurate as the old one.
|June 9, 2012|
|669:|| Google's 52 Search Quality Highlights For April|
One of the big changes for me was our latest algorithm improvement to help you find more high-quality sites. But, that's not all we've been up to. As you may recall, a couple months back we shared uncut video discussion of a spelling related change, and now that's launched as well (see "More spell corrections for long queries"). Other highlights include changes in indexing, spelling, sitelinks, sports scores features and more.
|May 7, 2012|
|670:|| Google's 950 Penalty - Continued|
WebmasterWorld members continue to discuss this hot topic: Google's 950 Penalty"
|Jan 23, 2007|
|671:|| Google's 950 Penalty|
"What do we really know about this penalty, what causes it, and most important of all, how do we fix our sites to restore normal rankings?"
|Jan 12, 2007|
|672:|| Google's Amit Singhal Interview: Developing The Knowledge Graph|
It's definitely something to keep in mind as we try to make sense of the way SERPs are evolving.
|Feb 14, 2012|
|673:|| Google's Amit Singhal Introduces Knowledge Graph|
We've begun to gradually roll out this view of the Knowledge Graph to U.S. English users.
|May 16, 2012|
|674:|| Google's April Fools Joke(s)|
Google has had a long history of pulling April Fools jokes. Today, they renamed themselves Topeka Kansas (Topeka renamed themselves Google a month ago in an attempt to woo Google into making Topeka the highspeed broadband test market)
|Apr 1, 2010|
|675:|| Google's Best Practice For Site Language Variations rel="alternate" hreflang|
If you're targeting International markets or employing country-based language versions, this video will help enlighten you.
|Oct 3, 2013|
|May 26, 2014|
|677:|| Google's Big Site Spidering & Indexing Capability||Sept 11, 2007|
|678:|| Google's CEO, Larry Page, Interview: The Direction of Google|
Google's CEO talks about mobile computing, Apple, the future of search and the Knowledge Graph.
|Dec 11, 2012|
|679:|| Google's CN Domain Spam Plague - now noted by John Dvorak|
Our members have been discussing the plague of spam sites in Google that use a cn domain extension. Now John Dvorak of PC Magazine has published an article about it. Pretty high profile exposure for an embarrassing problem that is apparently quite challenging for Google's infrastructure!
|Sept 25, 2007|
|680:|| Google's Current Incarnation: How The 'cute little G' Has Grown Up|
"Google has gone from being a sort of "partner" to being a sort of "competitor", and it's not a happy change because they're the bull elephant and we're the china in the room."
|June 5, 2010|