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|681:|| Google's Matt Cutts Explains Change to Unnatural Link Warnings|
"Yesterday, we took another step towards more transparency and began sending messages when we distrust some individual links to a site."
|July 23, 2012|
|682:|| Google's Matt Cutts on Core PageRank Changes|
Google quality control engineer Matt Cutts clarifies changes to the core PageRank algo. The change in scoring happened a year ago and attempted to address "PageRank Sculpting" (or PageRank Hoarding). Unfortunately, this info is posted on an employee blog instead of an official endorsement on the Google company site (YMMV).
|June 16, 2009|
|683:|| Google's Matt Cutts on What Makes a Good Quality Site|
Google's Matt Cutts discusses what makes good quality site, with examples of what's not good, too.
|July 10, 2012|
|684:|| Google's Matt Cutts: Comments Stuffed With Keywords May Be Seen As A Manipulative Link Scheme|
In the video, Matt indicates that keyword rich commenting may be seen as manipulative, and Google reserves the right to take action.
|Nov 15, 2013|
|685:|| Google's Matt Cutts: Definitive Criteria For Paid Links|
Money changing hands is obviously a paid link.
|Mar 3, 2014|
|686:|| Google's Matt Cutts: Guest Blogging for Links and SEO is Over|
"Okay, I'm calling it: if you're using guest blogging as a way to gain links in 2014, you should probably stop. Why? Because over time it's become a more and more spammy practice, and if you're doing a lot of guest blogging then you're hanging out with really bad company."
|Jan 21, 2014|
|687:|| Google's Matt Cutts: Report a Scraper Outranking You|
Google's Matt Cutts is asking for reports of scrapers that outrank your own site.
|Feb 28, 2014|
|688:|| Google's Matt Cutts: Search Results Look Worse Without Links As Ranking Factor|
"...we don't have a version like that that is exposed to the public but we have our own experiments..."
|Feb 21, 2014|
|689:|| Google's Matt Cutts: What To Expect In The Coming Months|
Google's Matt Cutts created a video with some views on what webmasters and SEOs can expect in the near future.
|May 14, 2013|
|690:|| Google's Multilingual Taxonomy: New (Beta) Keyword Tool Feature|
"At present I can see English, Japanese, German and Portuguese."
|May 18, 2010|
|691:|| Google's New Search Engine - the dev version is now public||Aug 11, 2009|
|692:|| Google's New Structured Data Dashboard|
Webmasters can use the Structured Data Dashboard to verify that Google is picking up new markup, as well as to detect problems with existing markup, for example monitor potential changes in instance counts during site redesigns.
|Aug 1, 2012|
|693:|| Google's Panda - The Main Factors|
We know that panda mainly targets sites with a lot of pages and I am seeing that as well. Some of my theories may have been mentioned elsewhere but some of them have not. This is what I have seen from my own experiences. Of 9 clients I have worked with, 4 of them have made some sort of recovery. There were 11 test subjects but it turns out that 2 I did not feel were effected by panda, but a regular google penalty.
|Dec 19, 2011|
|694:|| Google's Panda Key Algo Changes Analyzed|
"WebmasterWorld Members review the key algo changes as a result of the Google Panda pandemonium."
|Apr 20, 2011|
|695:|| Google's Patent on Backlinks: Many Interesting Clues From 2007|
"I read Google Patents often, not because they use everything they put into a patent. They don't - and especially not at first. But the patents offer clues about what MIGHT be coming down the road. And a couple years later, sometimes they give us nice clues about ranking puzzles that have begun to surface."
|July 31, 2009|
|696:|| Google's Penguin 2.0 is Here - May 22, 2013|
Google's Penguin 2.0 rolls out, and WebmasterWorld Members discuss the latest impact for SEO and webmasters. Join our discussion with your observations.
|May 23, 2013|
|697:|| Google's Penguin 3.0 Continues To Roll Out|
Google's Penguin 3.0 was rolled out a few weeks back. However, WebmasterWorld members have reported more movement in the SERPs, and Google goes on to confirm it's still rolling out 3.0
|Dec 4, 2014|
|698:|| Google's Penguin 3.0 In The Works, Launch Possible Any Day Now|
WebmasterWorld Members are discussing the imminent launch of Google's Penguin 3.0 which may be launched within a week, depending upon Google's own testing.
|Oct 3, 2014|
|699:|| Google's Phrase Based Patents and Keyword Co-occurrence|
How do the six recent "phrase based" patents build on earlier ideas that used a semantic approach? Let's take a look at some of the principles these patents include.
|May 14, 2007|
|700:|| Google's Rank Modifying Patent for Spam Detection|
As I understand it, the idea here is to identify, by algorithm, what looks like an attempt to manipulate rankings in a spammy way. The patent details things like keyword stuffing, invisible text, link-based manipulations and so on.
|Aug 20, 2012|
|701:|| Google's Search Share Flatlines|
"....in the biggest and most important market on earth (responsible for almost half of Google's revenue), Google's share gains have flatlined."
|May 12, 2010|
|702:|| Google's Secret Updates Leave Small Sites Scrambling|
Whether you're a start-up, family-owned, or publicly traded, there's danger in letting your business rely too heavily on Google search for site traffic. One morning in May, Stradley woke up to find her business in crisis. The number of visitors to the site, which had reached around 5 million a month, was suddenly down by 44 percent, cutting ad earnings by 56 percent.
|June 26, 2014|
|703:|| Google's Six Tips For International Web Sites|
"...building a website for more than one language doesn't simply mean translation, or localization..." Here are six tips for International sites.
|June 4, 2013|
|704:|| 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|
|705:|| Google's URL Shortener goo.gl - now open for public use|
To start using, type "goo.gl" in your web browser and hit enter. There you'll find a simple interface where you can quickly shorten a URL.
|Sept 30, 2010|
|706:|| Google's Udi Manber in a Rare Interview about Search|
Popular Mechanics has published a rare interview with Udi Manber, Google's VP in charge of search quality. It's always interesting to learn how key people at the 'plex see the big picture - and get a glimpse at what they're currently up to.
|Apr 17, 2008|
|707:|| Google's View on Sub-Domains|
"... noticed recently is that on google, when doing a search for the term widget1, i might find that abc.com rank say position 23 in one data centre. I may try another data centre and find that either abc.com or subdomain.abc.com rank in exactly the same position."
|Feb 14, 2006|
|708:|| Google's Wrong Language Bug Spreads from WMT to Analytics|
I tried to look up a few keywords in analytics a moment ago and could not. Reason: I don't speak most of the languages being reported (kudos on showing me Russian and Arabic characters properly though).
|Mar 14, 2012|
|709:|| Google's allintitle, allinanchor, allinurl are Returning Strange Numbers|
Not using quotes with these special operators (allintitle:, allinanchor: and allinurl:) should mean a higher number of results, and historically that has been the case. But more often than not right now, using quotes will return MORE results.
|Oct 4, 2007|
|710:|| Google's site: Query Gives Wrong Results for Hyphenated Domains|
Google's report: "We've had some issues with our "site:" operator not returning appropriate results when used with hyphenated domains... so it's quite likely that much of the falloff you've seen is thankfully illusory. We've noted similar discrepancies with site: searches using domains with a trailing slash as well."
|May 21, 2006|
|711:|| 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|
|712:|| Google, Duplicate Meta Descriptions, And SEO|
WebmasterWorld Members discuss the issue of handling duplicate Meta descriptions and the effect on SEO.
|Apr 24, 2013|
|713:|| Google, time to define "RELEVANT" or "RELATED" linking and reciprocal linking|
"I'm a bit worried about the simplistic concept of "relevant" or "related" content used by MC when he talks about linking and reciprocal linking."<br>
|May 22, 2006|
|714:|| Google-Webmasters Communication|
"We want this product [Google Sitemaps] to include all the tools and diagnostics you need to learn everything we have available about your site's crawling and indexing, as well as include ways for you to provide input to us (beyond submitting Sitemaps and filing reinclusion requests). So keep your ideas coming..."
|Aug 2, 2006|
|715:|| Google.co.uk Search Changes - June 2008|
"So, what do members see going on with the google.co.uk search results this month?"
|June 22, 2008|
|716:|| Google.com Changing Country Weighting For Non-US Based Sites|
WebmasterWorld members are reporting changes in how Google.com adds weighting to non-US based sites."
|Feb 2, 2008|
|717:|| Google.com SERP Changes - December 2008|
"WebmasterWorld members debate the latest Google SERPs and changes taking place."
|Dec 8, 2008|
|718:|| Google.com SERP Changes - July 2009||July 1, 2009|
|719:|| Google.com SERP Changes - May 2009||May 6, 2009|
|720:|| Google.com Testing Only 3 Organic Results on Page One|
A member reports seeing first page Google.com results with only three organic listings on major query terms
|Sept 9, 2010|