|Forum: Google SEO News and Discussion|
|Displaying Topics 761 - 800 (1201 total) Sorted by: Thread-Subject, Direction: forward|
|761:|| 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|
|762:|| Googlebot Crawling Down During April|
"WebmasterWorld members were reporting Googlebot crawling activity was down for some times in April."
|May 1, 2008|
|763:|| 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|
|764:|| 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|
|765:|| 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|
|767:|| 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|
|768:|| Googles New SERPs Layout Goes Into Effect|
Long in beta testing...
|May 6, 2010|
|769:|| 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|
|770:|| 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|
|771:|| 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|
|772:|| 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|
|773:|| 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|
|774:|| Handling A DMCA Removal With Google Webmaster Tools||July 31, 2009|
|775:|| Happy 13th Birthday Google|
Google is celebrating its 13th Birthday, today, 27th September.
|Sept 27, 2011|
|776:|| 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|
|777:|| Has the Dial On Anchor Text Keywords Been Turned Down||Mar 28, 2007|
|778:|| Hash Mark In URL Helps Tracking||Oct 23, 2009|
|779:|| 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|
|780:|| Host Crowding vs Brand Authority|
Matt Cutts talks about one of the most contentious changes in Google history...
|June 11, 2012|
|781:|| How Big Brands Have Begun Gaming Google News|
I'm an avid watcher of Google News. Understanding how it works is always something of a mystery. But what's clear is that whoever ends up as the top story on the front page or in each section of GNews, gets the most traffic.
|Nov 22, 2011|
|782:|| How Does the Google Algo Use Content-Language?|
Our members discuss what happens to ranking when the content-language does not match the actual content for a large portion of the page.
|Nov 6, 2009|
|783:|| How Google Addresses Duplicate Content Due To Scrapers||June 9, 2008|
|784:|| How Google Handles No-Indexed Pages|
WebmasterWorld Members analyse how Google treats sites with no-index pages.
|Apr 28, 2011|
|785:|| How Google's Panda is Creating an Era of New Domain Spam|
WebmasterWorld Members discuss how getting hit by Panda may result in even more domain spam.
|Jan 6, 2012|
|786:|| How Google's SERP interface might look by the end of 2014|
WebmasterWorld Members debate how Google's SERPs may look in 2014.
|Nov 19, 2013|
|787:|| How Hacked Servers Can Hurt Your Traffic|
Unfortunately there are all kinds of devious server hacks making the rounds these days. They usually depend on two factors: sites that use a common CMS (such as Wordpress) and site owners who do not update their software to keep security solid.
|Dec 8, 2008|
|788:|| How I Make Sense of Google's Complex Algorithm|
In the past, we all knew that search engines were just a bit more complicated than they appeared, but we created mental models that did a pretty good job explaining the SERPs and we let it go at that... for a long long time. I like to think of those old models as the "punch list" approach - here's all the factors we think Google measures and combines into their recipe - let's make sure we hit each one.[br][br]Then, slowly but surely, something shifted. Keywords plus backlnks could no longer explain the rankings we started to notice. What on earth is going on?
|Mar 7, 2012|
|789:|| How Is It That Google Is So Fast At Delivering Search Queries?|
"I type a query from any part of the world and within a blink of an eye the results appear."
|Nov 1, 2007|
|790:|| How Little Brands Become Big Brands|
One of the common responses to anyone taking issue with Google's recent moves to give Big Brands preferential treatment over little brands has been... well then become a Big Brand!
|Nov 15, 2011|
|791:|| How Long Does it Take to Get a New Site Listed In Google Now?|
Simple question, with a multitude of responses. A very interesting thread for those that frequently register new domain names.
|Mar 18, 2005|
|792:|| How My Life Has Changed One Year After Google Panda 1.0|
"A year ago this past Sunday my worst nightmares were realized (No, not really, my family still has their health and I still have my dignity, but otherwise, yeah!).[br][br]Sure enough, on Feb. 26th, 2011 at 6:30 pm CST the traffic on my 10 year old site started into nosedive. Within a week, I had given notice to all of my 10 employees that they were about to lose their jobs. The only ones left were me and my wife.[br][br]
|Mar 2, 2012|
|793:|| How Punctuation in Keywords Affects Google Results|
A summary of how Google currently handles punctuation in queries - there's just got to be something here that you don't have nailed down.
|July 5, 2008|
|794:|| How Search Engines Google and Bing Handle A Domain Name Change|
"WebmasterWorld Members discuss a recent domain name changeover from old to new. Bing and Google scrutinized."
|Dec 3, 2010|
|795:|| How Secure Do You Feel your Rankings Are?|
"...my feeling as standing on shaky ground. I'm not sure if this is a permanent feeling or not, but to me, holding a good ranking or a page 1 ranking for an extended period is less realistic."
|Sept 14, 2009|
|796:|| How Should I Link Build Now?|
There seems to be a great deal of chatter about the devaluing of links on your basic syndication channels (article networks) after the Panda Update.[br][br]WebmasterWorld Members discuss ideas on how to build links that would stand the test of time.
|Mar 29, 2011|
|797:|| How Small Sites Suddenly Gain High Positions In Google SERPs|
WebmasterWorld Members discuss how high positioning in Google SERPs is achieved.
|Mar 26, 2013|
|798:|| How Soon For a New Responsive Site to Appear in Google SERPs Showing "Mobile Friendly"|
WebmasterWorld Members discuss the time-scales involved in getting a "mobile friendly" site in Google SERPs.
|Apr 20, 2015|
|799:|| How To Achieve Links and Succeed With Google|
WebmasterWorld Members discuss how best to win valuable links to achieve success with Google.
|Feb 26, 2014|
|800:|| How To Avoid Search Engine Penalties For Product Names Which Are Required To Repeat|
WebmasterWorld Members discuss the challenge of sites that have to duplicate descriptions due to the nature of the product, and how to avoid a Google penalty.
|Dec 17, 2013|