|Forum: Google SEO News and Discussion|
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|881:|| 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|
|882:|| 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|
|884:|| 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|
|885:|| Googles New SERPs Layout Goes Into Effect|
Long in beta testing...
|May 6, 2010|
|886:|| 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|
|887:|| 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|
|888:|| 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|
|889:|| 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|
|890:|| 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|
|891:|| Handling A DMCA Removal With Google Webmaster Tools||July 31, 2009|
|892:|| Happy 13th Birthday Google|
Google is celebrating its 13th Birthday, today, 27th September.
|Sept 27, 2011|
|893:|| 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|
|894:|| Has the Dial On Anchor Text Keywords Been Turned Down||Mar 28, 2007|
|895:|| Hash Mark In URL Helps Tracking||Oct 23, 2009|
|896:|| 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|
|897:|| Host Crowding vs Brand Authority|
Matt Cutts talks about one of the most contentious changes in Google history...
|June 11, 2012|
|898:|| 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|
|899:|| 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|
|900:|| How Google Addresses Duplicate Content Due To Scrapers||June 9, 2008|
|901:|| How Google Can Determine Trust|
WebmasterWorld Members discuss trust, and how it's determined by Google.
|May 27, 2016|
|902:|| How Google Handles No-Indexed Pages|
WebmasterWorld Members analyse how Google treats sites with no-index pages.
|Apr 28, 2011|
|903:|| 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|
|904:|| 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|
|905:|| 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|
|906:|| 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|
|907:|| 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|
|908:|| 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|
|909:|| 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|
|910:|| 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|
|911:|| 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|
|912:|| 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|
|913:|| 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|
|914:|| 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|
|915:|| How Small Sites Suddenly Gain High Positions In Google SERPs|
WebmasterWorld Members discuss how high positioning in Google SERPs is achieved.
|Mar 26, 2013|
|916:|| 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|
|917:|| 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|
|918:|| 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|
|919:|| How To Beat Scraped Content Ranking Higher In Google Than The Originator|
WebmasterWorld Members discuss how to solve the issue of scraped content ranking higher in Google than the originator.
|Nov 20, 2012|
|920:|| How To Choose The Best URL File Names|
"In a nutshell, both human visitors and bots will 'see', and make some kind of a decision, about your site and/or page based of filepaths and file names. For humans it comes down to usability issues, and for bots it provides algorithmical guidance. Reasons and methods for getting this right for both, humans and bots, are intertwined."
|Mar 3, 2008|