|Forum: Google SEO News and Discussion|
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|721:|| 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|
|722:|| 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|
|723:|| 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|
|724:|| 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|
|725:|| 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|
|726:|| 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|
|727:|| 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|
|728:|| 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|
|729:|| 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|
|730:|| 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|
|731:|| Google, Duplicate Meta Descriptions, And SEO|
WebmasterWorld Members discuss the issue of handling duplicate Meta descriptions and the effect on SEO.
|Apr 24, 2013|
|732:|| 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|
|733:|| 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|
|734:|| 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|
|735:|| 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|
|736:|| Google.com SERP Changes - December 2008|
"WebmasterWorld members debate the latest Google SERPs and changes taking place."
|Dec 8, 2008|
|737:|| Google.com SERP Changes - July 2009||July 1, 2009|
|738:|| Google.com SERP Changes - May 2009||May 6, 2009|
|739:|| 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|
|740:|| Google.org Home Page Updated|
"This will be the future site of Google.org – the philanthropic arm of Google. We are currently working on staffing as well as defining the goals, priorities, and principles of Google.org. We hope to have a lot more to share with you on this front in the coming year. "
|Apr 19, 2005|
|741:|| 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|
|742:|| 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|
|743:|| 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|
|744:|| 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|
|745:|| Google: Has There Been An Image Update?||July 23, 2006|
|746:|| 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|
|747:|| 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|
|748:|| 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|
|749:|| 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|
|750:|| 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|
|751:|| 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|
|752:|| 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|
|753:|| 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|
|754:|| Google: Underscores or Hyphens Appear to be Handled Differently||Mar 23, 2009|
|755:|| 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|
|756:|| GoogleGuy Talks About The Latest Issues Involving Google and Webmasters||June 5, 2005|
|757:|| GoogleThumbnails of Video In SERPs||Jan 6, 2009|
|758:|| 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|
|759:|| 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|
|760:|| 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|