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881: new post   How to Use Google Instant Previews to Drive More Traffic
"WebmasterWorld Members discuss what impact Google instant previews will have on traffic, who will benefit, and how we can all benefit from it."
Nov 23, 2010
882: new post   How to Verify that Googlebot Really is Googlebot
Google's Matt Cutts recently made a recommendation about how to "authenticate" Googlebot - that is, see if a given spider really is Googlebot, or if it is someone pretending to be Googlebot.
Sept 22, 2006
883: new post   Human Edited Directories Going nofollow
Some directories appear to be going nofollow.
Feb 3, 2014
884: new post   Identifying User Metrics Google Is Using To Determine Ranking
WebmasterWorld Members discuss the user metrics Google is employing to establish ranking.
Oct 12, 2012
885: new post   If DoubleClick Acquisition Goes Through - Google Will Own Performics - an SEO Company
So now Google owns DoubleClick (acquired for $3.1 Billion), but what some people don't realize is that DoubleClick owned a search optimization company called Performics, and thus Performics is now owned by Google.
Nov 16, 2007
886: new post   If Your Google Traffic is Down - What Are You Doing About It?
"WebmasterWorld members discuss alternative actions to take if Google traffic drops."
Mar 21, 2007
887: new post   Image Based AdWords Ads In Google Serps
New, or something no one has bothered to comment on before: "...unless you study this rather closely, it doesn't immediatly stand out as a pure IMAGE based AdWords advertisement at the top of the SERPs."
July 16, 2007
888: new post   Image SERPs Update at Google
WebmasterWorld Members reporting Google image search update.
Oct 1, 2012
889: new post   Image Traffic Drops After Google Switched SafeSearch Handling
WebmasterWorld Members discuss how Google's change to image SafeSearch has affected site traffic.
Dec 17, 2012
890: new post   Impossible to Rank in Google Anymore, Let's All Quit
A tongue-in-cheek look at ranking in Google and you'll learn something, too!
July 24, 2014
891: new post   Improved Parameter Handling in Google WMT - Now Called URL Parameters
You may have noticed that the Parameter Handling feature disappeared from the Site configuration Settings section of Webmaster Tools. Fear not; you can now find it under its new name, URL Parameters! Along with renaming it, we refreshed and improved the feature.
July 25, 2011
892: new post   In Google's Penalty Box, Overstock Takes a 5% Hit on Revenue
Six weeks after getting penalized by Google Inc. for using promotional links with university web sites that boosted its natural search rankings, Overstock.com Inc. says the penalty, a drop in its Google natural search rankings, has resulted in a 5% drop in revenue, according to the retailer's filing toay with the Securities and Exchange Commission. [br][br]"We now estimate that it will be at least another two to three weeks before Google will end the penalty period," Overstock says in the filing. "During the penalty period to date, we have experienced an approximately 5% negative impact on our revenue, which we anticipate will continue during the penalty period."
Apr 9, 2011
893: new post   In-Depth Article Pages May Be Killing An eCommerce Site On Google
WebmasterWorld Members discuss the possibility that good quality article pages are detrimental to an eCommerce site, and how it might have been impacted by Panda.
June 20, 2012
894: new post   Inbound Link Removal For Google Penguin Recovery
WebmasterWorld Members discuss how inbound links, and their types, may affect Panda recovery, and what other factors play a part in the penalty.
Oct 27, 2012
895: new post   Include Clearly Tagged Facts in the Description for Google
Jan 13, 2009
896: new post   Incremental Indexing Shows Minor Reshuffling of Google Index
Update or Not? It is hard to determine these days. Either way, it looks like a small shuffling of the Google index is taking place at several data centers.
May 17, 2005
897: new post   Inside the IT Strategy at Google
"Google developed to support programming of massively parallel systems, Arnold says. He estimates the company's competitors have to spend four times as much to keep up."
Sept 1, 2006
898: new post   Instant Panda Recovery Experiment
It took a little over 24 hours for Google to start indexing the pages on the new site so I'm not sure if Monday results represent a full day. Of the half dozen pages, three were slightly above their pre-Panda level (year-over-year) on Monday, and three were around 20% under. The average Google traffic for the six pages Monday was around 250 visitors each.
Dec 6, 2011
899: new post   Internal Site Search May Be The Biggest Threat to Google Search Dominance
One of the biggest threats to Google search dominance is through internal search on individual sites.
May 10, 2013
900: new post   Interview with Bill Gates about Google
On his first-ever trip to Israel, Gates praised Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Israel's contributions to the global high-tech market. In interviews with Israeli TV and newspapers, he also answered questions about Microsoft's fierce competition with Mountain View, California-based Google.
Oct 27, 2005
901: new post   Invalid Markup Tags - Ye Old Altavista Trick Comes Back Again?
My closest competitor is using doubled H tags...
Oct 2, 2007
902: new post   Invasion of New Chinese Sites In SERPs 2-8
"I am just shocked at how they have infiltrated google top 10 serps so masterfully."
Oct 13, 2010
903: new post   Is A Social Media Profile Now Essential For Ranking Well in Google?
"It seems that almost every time an expert speaks on the subject of successful SEO, or conversely why a site might have SEO problems, the message always seems to include a bit about the importance of establishing a social media profile."
Oct 29, 2013
904: new post   Is Exit Rate a Key to Fixing Panda Problems?
"I compared pages on my site with very high exit rates to those with very low exit rates and immediately it struck me how much better the pages with low exit rates were. It also struck me how many different reasons there were for the high exit rate pages being worse. The low exit rate pages were our top sellers, good products, good descriptions, nothing bad to say about the product or the content or presentation of the page."
June 28, 2012
905: new post   Is GoDaddy Sharing Whois Billing or Account Information?
We don't know whether this is an astroturf campaign by a competitor in the highly aggressive domain registration market, a rare series of random oneoffs, or an actual event; but, the question keeps popping up over and over.
Mar 4, 2007
906: new post   Is Google Classifying 'Types' of Websites and Search Terms?
Google has apparently been classifying types of sites for a while, and now it's getting more granular and sophisticated. Search terms themselves might also be sorted into various taxonomies according to user intent, especially the 1-word and 2-word queries
Sept 9, 2007
907: new post   Is Google Giving Too Much Weight To Keyword Domains?
"You know, the type of content that is built around keywords rather than the reader."
Aug 19, 2010
908: new post   Is Google Increasingly Favouring Forums?
"Now, whether this is an algorithmic thing, or simply a result of forums becoming a more popular medium for the dissemination of up to date information, or both - who knows? On the other hand, I may just be imagining it all?"
Feb 14, 2009
909: new post   Is Google Running Scared or Are Recent Changes a Planned Development
"When I look at some of the changes made at Google I wonder if they've changed their mentality from 'market leader', 'standard setter everyone wants to follow', 'simple and friendly' to 'what are we going to do to continue holding our visitors, revenue and market share'?"
Jan 21, 2010
910: new post   Is Google Using Brand Authority in SERPS?
Members discuss whether Google recently began giving more top rankings to big brands.
Feb 23, 2009
911: new post   Is It Ever Possible To Recover A Site From Google Penguin
WebmasterWorld Members discuss Penguin recovery, or not. Some are waiting over a year, despite making changes to their sites. What are your Penguin recovery tips?
May 3, 2013
912: new post   Is It Time To Kill The Dashes / Hyphens In Domain Names
Jan 2, 2008
913: new post   Is It Worth Switching a Website to HTTPS
WebmasterWorld Members discuss the benefits and pitfalls of switching to HTTPS.
Mar 15, 2016
914: new post   Is URL Length a Ranking Factor?
Feb 23, 2008
915: new post   Is Your Privacy Protected At Google?
"Google's overall goal is to have a record of every e-mail we have ever written, every contact whose details we have recorded, every file we have created, every picture we have taken and saved, every appointment we have made, every website we have visited, every search query we have typed into its home page, every ad we have clicked on, and everything we have bought online."
Oct 23, 2007
916: new post   Is Your Site At Risk from Traffic and Page Jackers?
"...any site can destroy low to midrange pagerank sites by causing googlebot to snap up a 302 redirect via scripts such as php, asp and cgi etc supported by an unseen randomly generated meta refresh page pointing to an unsuspecting site."
Mar 10, 2005
917: new post   Is eating the same sandwich for lunch every day duplicate content?
Apr 15, 2009
918: new post   Is it a Google 950 Penalty? or is it Phrase Based Re-ranking
Community input seems to say that the ranking demotion can be by almost any amount, small or large -- or it even might mean removal from the SERP altogether. Some feel it is a kind of "Phrase-Based Reranking"
Feb 8, 2007
919: new post   John Mueller - Don't Expect Visible Ranking Change from HTTPS Switch
Google's John Mueller stated: "I wouldn't expect any visible change when you move from HTTP to HTTPS..."
Sept 30, 2014
920: new post   John Mueller: Title tags "not the most critical part of a page"
WebmasterWorld Members discuss a recent comment about page titles.
Jan 22, 2016
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