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81: new post   Organic Traffic Drop on 28 June 2014
WebmasterWorld Members discuss traffic drops from Google on June 28.
July 8, 2014
82: new post   Google Updates and SERP Changes - July 2014
WebmasterWorld's monthly look at Google's SERPs changes.
July 5, 2014
83: new post   Google Site Visitors Down, Revealing Apparent Quality Referrals From Bing/Yahoo
When a site gets hit by some kind of ranking change in Google SERPs, a close inspection of the referrals from Bing/Yahoo indicated different visitor movement throughout the site. How to tell if these are better referrals, even if the numbers are down.
July 3, 2014
84: new post   Returning to SEO After 5 Years: Up To Date SEO Tips
A webmaster returns to SEO after a 5-year break and wants to get up to speed quickly. Here, WebmasterWorld Members help by discussing their top tips and recommended reading. This useful thread will help newbies, and anyone wanting a refresher.
July 2, 2014
85: new post   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
86: new post   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
87: new post   Solutions To Combat Negative SEO Campaigns
WebmasterWorld Members discuss negative SEO activity, and how to reverse the effect of negative SEO.
June 23, 2014
88: new post   Blocked CSS and JS Apparently Causing Large Panda 4 Drops
In an interesting exercise, it appears that CSS and JS blocking may be resulting in traffic drops.
June 20, 2014
89: new post   Google Manual Action Over 302 Redirect
"It contained a URL that included a /goto/[mysite] command which eventually 302 redirected to my site."
June 19, 2014
90: new post   Google Update Targeting Spammy Queries, Algorithm 3.0
This new algo is rolling out this week.
June 12, 2014
91: new post   Negative SEO - How to Tank a Site 101
"If the site hasn't tanked yet, month 4 hit 'em with 20,000 inbound links all at once -- Keep doing it and eventually the site you're aiming at will tank and they won't be able to figure out how to recover -- It takes almost none of your time and costs very little to tank a site due to the "penalty mentality" Google has decided to run with."
June 11, 2014
92: new post   Google Publishes an Updated Guide To Site Moves
"To help you avoid surprises, we've created an in-depth guide on how to handle site moves in a Googlebot-friendly way."
June 10, 2014
93: new post   Google Updates and SERP Changes - June 2014
WebmasterWorld's monthly look at Google's SERPs changes.
June 5, 2014
94: new post   Negative SEO May Now Be Easier Than Ever
WebmasterWorld members discuss negative SEO, especially for Google, and how webmasters deal with the problem.
June 2, 2014
95: new post   eBay 1 Year After Dropping Google AdWords, and Panda 4.0 Impact
WebmasterWorld members discuss how eBay has faired since dropping Google AdWords, and how it's now doing following Panda 4.0.
June 1, 2014
96: new post   Fetch as Google Tool Expanded To Show Fetch and Render
"...we've recently expanded this tool to also show how Googlebot would be able to render the page."
May 28, 2014
97: new post   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
98: new post   Google's Better Understanding of JavaScript on Sites
Google explains how it has been able to better understand sites with JavaScript by making pages render as they would as if in a browser with JavaScript turned on. There will also be a new tool to help webmasters see how Google indexes JavaScript on sites.
May 26, 2014
99: new post   Google Confirms Panda 4.0 Roll Out
Google has confirmed a rollout of Panda 4.0 today.
May 21, 2014
100: new post   WordPress Sites vs Hand Coding For Best SEO and Ranking In Google
WebmasterWorld Members discuss how WordPress sites or and coded sites might perform better in Google SERPs.
May 18, 2014
101: new post   Google Updates and SERP Changes - May 2014
WebmasterWorld's monthly look at Google's SERPs changes.
May 9, 2014
102: new post   Defining "Branding" and How it Works With Google Today
WebmasterWorld Members discuss branding, and how it works with Google today. Learning how big brands achieve success, and making that work for a business with no apparent brand.
May 6, 2014
103: new post   Google SERPs Which Don't Appear to Change
WebmasterWorld Members discuss how some Google SERPs remain unchanged, and what it means for all sites in those markets.
Apr 14, 2014
104: new post   Google Now Supports Schema.org Markup For Phone Numbers, And Gives Recommendations For Googlebot Crawling and Indexing of The Data
"...we are launching support for schema.org markup to help you specify your preferred phone numbers using structured data markup embedded on your website."
Apr 9, 2014
105: new post   Google Updates and SERP Changes - April 2014
WebmasterWorld's monthly look at Google's SERPs changes.
Apr 3, 2014
106: new post   GWT Now Shows More Detail Over Site Variations
...the Index Status feature now tracks your site's indexed URLs for each protocol (HTTP and HTTPS) as well as for verified subdirectories...
Apr 2, 2014
107: new post   Matt Cutts Announces Retirement From Google
Matt Cutt's announced his retirement from Google and introduced his replacement in this video announcement.
Apr 1, 2014
108: new post   New Google Algorithm Rolls Out Today
Google's spam-fighter, Matt Cutts, was involved in a new algorithm rollout today, and it's already resulting in huge changes to Google's index.
Apr 1, 2014
109: new post   Google Passes Referrer String From IE8
With IE8 Google is passing the referrer string, and not currently using SSL, giving webmasters keyword data instead of "not provided."
Mar 28, 2014
110: new post   Patent Granted To Google's Panda On SERPs Ranking
Patent abstract: "Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for ranking search results."
Mar 26, 2014
111: new post   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
112: new post   Google Takes Action on Large Guest Blog Network
Google's been warning all of Guest Blogging being an area under the scope. Perhaps it's no surprise to some that one of the major Guest Blogging sites has been hit with a penalty.
Mar 20, 2014
113: new post   Google Indicates It Is Reviewing "Not Provided"
It seems Google is reviewing the "not provided" issue, which has been a great topic of debate since it was announced.
Mar 13, 2014
114: new post   Google Updates and SERP Changes - March 2014
WebmasterWorld's monthly look at Google's SERPs changes.
Mar 9, 2014
115: new post   Google's Matt Cutts: Definitive Criteria For Paid Links
Money changing hands is obviously a paid link.
Mar 3, 2014
116: new post   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
117: new post   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
118: new post   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
119: new post   Making Infinite Scroll Search Crawler Friendly
"If crawlers can't access your content, it's unlikely to surface in search results."
Feb 18, 2014
120: new post   Faceted Navigation and Duplicative URLs: Best and Worst Practices
"With duplicative URLs, search engines may not crawl new or updated unique content as quickly, and/or they may not index a page accurately because indexing signals are diluted between the duplicate versions."
Feb 13, 2014
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