|Forum: Google SEO News and Discussion|
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|721:|| Google: 65 Search Quality Changes For August and September|
Google's latest installment of search quality highlights, with 65 changes to report for August and September.
|Oct 5, 2012|
|722:|| Google: Basing Your Business Around Free SERPs|
"Or do you try to build a business that doesn't depend on Google SERPs?"
|Aug 23, 2006|
|723:|| Google: DMCA Notices Will Be a Factor in Search|
"Sites with high numbers of removal notices may appear lower in our results."
|Aug 14, 2012|
|724:|| Google: For Privacy, Cookies To Auto-Expire After 2 Years|
"After listening to feedback from our users and from privacy advocates, we've concluded that it would be a good thing for privacy to significantly shorten the lifetime of our cookies."
|July 17, 2007|
|725:|| Google: Has There Been An Image Update?||July 23, 2006|
|726:|| Google: How To Tell If My Site Is Affected By a Particular Algorithm|
Matt Cutts attempts to explain how to establish whether a site is hit by a penalty, Panda or Penguin.
|Mar 25, 2014|
|727:|| Google: June 27th, August 17th, What's happening?|
Why are so many pages - and even whole sites - disappearing with Google's recent data refreshes? The discussion is on a lot of minds right now.
|Aug 22, 2006|
|728:|| Google: Keywords Tool No Longer Available Without AdWords Account|
Google has said that use of its external keyword tool will now be restricted to those with AdWords accounts.
|July 3, 2013|
|729:|| Google: Link Drops In Forums Is Spam and Will Get The Dropped Site Penalised|
Dropping links in forums to your site will get your site into trouble, either algorithmically, or manually.
|May 27, 2014|
|730:|| Google: More 301 Woes About www And No-www|
"After nearly a year of waiting for Google to follow and correct the non-www via a 301 redirect, the only result I had seen was that ALL my pages disappeared from the index."
|July 13, 2006|
|731:|| Google: Nobody Talks About Getting #1 now?|
"Have we lost the game to Google? Are we assuming that it has been almost impossible to be certan that YES I can take my site to top?"
|Feb 2, 2007|
|732:|| Google: Related: Command No Longer Working|
"I was just looking at the links update being reported and I was wondering if the related: command had been fixed."
|July 17, 2006|
|733:|| Google: Tabbed, onLoad, or Hidden Content No Longer Indexed|
According to Google, such content is unlikely to be indexed, and may negatively impact a site.
|Nov 25, 2014|
|734:|| Google: Underscores or Hyphens Appear to be Handled Differently||Mar 23, 2009|
|735:|| Google: Upgrade For Search Engine Due For Holiday Season|
"Google plans to extend the product search capabilities on its main Google.com search engine in the fourth quarter, in time for the holiday shopping season. A Google official shared the news with attendees of the Professional eBay Sellers Alliance (PESA) Summit in San Francisco this week, according to people at the conference."
|Sept 25, 2006|
|736:|| GoogleGuy Talks About The Latest Issues Involving Google and Webmasters||June 5, 2005|
|737:|| GoogleThumbnails of Video In SERPs||Jan 6, 2009|
|738:|| Googlebomb Algo - new details from Matt Cutts|
"...we do two different things - both of them algorithmic - to handle Googlebombs: detect Googlebombs and then mitigate their impact."
|Jan 26, 2009|
|739:|| Googlebombs Foiled by New Link Analysis|
"By improving our analysis of the link structure of the web, Google has begun minimizing the impact of many Googlebombs...." writes Matt Cutts, Ryan Moulton and Kendra Carattini of Google
|Jan 26, 2007|
|740:|| 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|
|741:|| Googlebot Crawl Speed is NOT the same as Site Performance|
There seems to be a growing confusion and even mythology around Google and site speed. It's becoming painful to read some of the junk around the web on this topic - and also stories from the people who tried to improve their site speed and hurt their rankings instead.
|July 30, 2010|
|742:|| Googlebot Crawling Down During April|
"WebmasterWorld members were reporting Googlebot crawling activity was down for some times in April."
|May 1, 2008|
|743:|| Googlebot Indexing Anything it Finds|
"I did a site: search and what do I see? My FTP log is cached by Google...and there has never been a link to it, ever!"
|July 17, 2006|
|744:|| 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|
|745:|| Googlebot Now Crawls via HTML Forms|
"For text boxes, our computers automatically choose words from the site that has the form; for select menus, check boxes, and radio buttons on the form, we choose from among the values of the HTML." - Official Google Blog
|Apr 12, 2008|
|May 18, 2012|
|747:|| Googlebot User Agent Can Trip a Bug in ASP.NET 2.0|
When this bug in .NET 2.0 kicks in, googlebot's user agent string generates a 500 HTTP Error status from an IIS server. This may have a poor affect on Google search traffic. Members note that other spiders can also trip the same bug.
|Nov 7, 2007|
|748:|| Googles New SERPs Layout Goes Into Effect|
Long in beta testing...
|May 6, 2010|
|749:|| Government Declines Google's Request for Privacy|
"The 18-page brief filed Friday argues that because the information provided would not identify or be traceable to specific users, privacy rights would not be violated."
|Feb 26, 2006|
|750:|| Group of Google Programmer Names On Patent Application|
This patent describes how the removal of a web document by personal search users might eventually affect the more general search results.
|Feb 22, 2007|
|751:|| Hack Redirect Analysis from Google's John Mueller - scary stuff|
If your page has been hacked this way, a user clicking on the Google search result will be redirected to another site, but ONLY THE FIRST TIME!
|Feb 21, 2009|
|752:|| Hacked Blog and Hidden Links - warning email sent by Google|
"Got an email from Google that they have detected hidden links and have removed the site for 30 days and that I should file a reinclusion request."
|May 8, 2008|
|753:|| Hackers Exploiting Canonical Tags|
I came across a website with canonical tags setup on all of their pages and they were pointing to a spam site. I suspect someone hacked in and changed the canonical tags to siphon link juice.
|May 14, 2011|
|754:|| Handling A DMCA Removal With Google Webmaster Tools||July 31, 2009|
|755:|| Happy 13th Birthday Google|
Google is celebrating its 13th Birthday, today, 27th September.
|Sept 27, 2011|
|756:|| Has Google Cut Back Its Site Crawling?|
"One WebmasterWorld Member reports: 'On all Sites the crawling by Google decreased by around 98%.'"
|June 16, 2010|
|757:|| Has the Dial On Anchor Text Keywords Been Turned Down||Mar 28, 2007|
|758:|| Hash Mark In URL Helps Tracking||Oct 23, 2009|
|759:|| 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|
|760:|| Host Crowding vs Brand Authority|
Matt Cutts talks about one of the most contentious changes in Google history...
|June 11, 2012|