|Forum: Google SEO News and Discussion|
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|1001:|| May 2008 Google SERP Changes|
"Want to know what's happening with Google's SERPs? WebmasterWorld members discuss the latest observations, changes and fluctuation in Google's SERPs."
|May 17, 2008|
|1002:|| Should Google Index robots.txt File For All To See?|
"WebmasterWorld members discuss the issue of robots.txt files appearing in the SERPs. What are the privacy issues? Is the indexing of robots.txt opening up opportunities for DoS attacks, or just making it easier for snoopers and competitive spies?"
|May 16, 2008|
|1003:|| 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|
|1004:|| First it was Position 6 - Now Position 4 Gets Strange|
The result in position 4 has been rotating between three different firms all day for our industry's top value keyphrase. All other listings above and below remain constant.
|May 8, 2008|
|1005:|| Googlebot Crawling Down During April|
"WebmasterWorld members were reporting Googlebot crawling activity was down for some times in April."
|May 1, 2008|
|1006:|| Google VisualRank Prototype Image Search|
"two Google scientists presented a paper describing what the researchers call VisualRank, an algorithm for blending image-recognition software methods with techniques for weighting and ranking images that look most similar."
|Apr 28, 2008|
|1007:|| Google Proxy Hijacking: Major Vulnerability Possibly Fixed?||Apr 24, 2008|
|1008:|| 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|
|1009:|| Moving to a New Domain - Official Advice from Google|
"If you're changing your domain because of site rebranding or redesign, you might want to think about doing this in two phases: first, move your site; and second, launch your redesign."
|Apr 17, 2008|
|1010:|| Custom Error Pages - Beware the Server Header Status Code|
"This is the problem that just won't go away. We've discussed the issue in many threads, but never devoted a topic to it."
|Apr 14, 2008|
|1011:|| 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|
|1012:|| Competitors Can Hurt Your Google Rankings|
"WebmasterWorld members revisit this potentially worrying topic."
|Apr 8, 2008|
|1013:|| Ranking Growth Stalls - Even With Continued Link Development|
For the past 3 months, despite continued link building (all permanent, relevant one-way links), the rankings haven't budged. Anyone ever seen this before?
|Apr 3, 2008|
|1014:|| gDay Launched by Google - Can Predict Tomorrow's Web Content|
"Using a mashup of numerous factors such as recurrence plots, fuzzy measure analysis, online betting odds and the weather forecast from the iGoogle weather gadget, we can create a sophisticated model of what the internet will look like 24 hours from now."
|Apr 1, 2008|
|1015:|| Update Dewey: Google Search Algo/Rankings Changes/Updates|
Our members discuss what looks like a storm brewing in the Google search results, with rapid ups and downs beyond what they've seen in the recent past.
|Mar 31, 2008|
|1016:|| Robots.txt Generator Added to Google Webmaster Tools|
"Reaching out a helping hand to the roboto-phobic website owner, Webmaster Tools launches a tool to generate robots.txt file."
|Mar 31, 2008|
|1017:|| Google Earth Hour: Screen Goes Black!|
"On Saturday, March 29, 2008, Earth Hour invites people around the world to turn off their lights for one hour - from 8:00pm to 9:00pm in their local time zone."
|Mar 29, 2008|
|1018:|| New Google Mobile Interface Discovery||Mar 25, 2008|
|1019:|| Creative Blog Linking||Mar 24, 2008|
|1020:|| Google Search Within SERPs, Removal is Possible|
"According to a Google spokeswoman, the company has honored such requests from 'a couple' of unnamed businesses. These companies, however, may not be able to reverse their decisions."
|Mar 24, 2008|
|1021:|| How to Search for U.S. Results from Outside U.S.A.||Mar 21, 2008|
|1022:|| 24PCT Of All Users Cannot do a Google Search|
"How do others see that number - a 24% failure rate?"
|Mar 19, 2008|
|1023:|| Different Google Ranking When Using Capital Letters|
"I rank about 6 places better than using lowercase?"
|Mar 7, 2008|
|1024:|| Google Tests New Search Box In SERPs||Mar 5, 2008|
|1025:|| 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|
|1026:|| Google Adds Sitelinks for a New Batch of Websites|
Our members notice a significant increase in new domains that are displaying Sitelinks this week.
|Feb 24, 2008|
|1027:|| Google Awards Sitelinks to a New Batch of Sites|
Our members notice that Sitelinks are appearing for many domains that never before displayed them.
|Feb 24, 2008|
|1028:|| Is URL Length a Ranking Factor?||Feb 23, 2008|
|1029:|| Does DMOZ Removal Affect Rankings|
"WebmasterWorld members discuss the issues and effect around removal of a site from DMOZ."
|Feb 20, 2008|
|1030:|| The Effect of Changing Site Often|
"Changing site content on a regular basis will have an impact on search ranking, however, how often is too often?"
|Feb 19, 2008|
|1031:|| Google to Test Video Ads In Search Results Pages|
"Now that Google's main search results pages include more images, video links and other elements, it is more appropriate, she argued, to have corresponding advertising formats."
|Feb 15, 2008|
|1032:|| Does Google Automatically Index New Blogspot, Wordpress Blogs?|
"I have this doubt that at least Google or other search engines are configured to automatically index the new blogs created in popular blog sites like wordpress, and blogspot or we have to add the blog link somewhere manually?"
|Feb 8, 2008|
|1033:|| 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|
|1034:|| Google Backs Out of Their Position #6 Mistake|
It's official. Google ranking changes that sent many #1 positions to exactly #6 last December were an unintentional effect of... whatever Google really wanted to do. They've owned the mistake, and the rollback has now spread across most data centers.
|Jan 29, 2008|
|1035:|| Google Local Business Results Expanded||Jan 28, 2008|
|1036:|| Google PageRank Update - January 2008|
"WebmasterWorld members discuss and analyze the latest Google PageRank update."
|Jan 14, 2008|
|1037:|| Google Testing SERP Layouts|
"I am seeing a different layout in the Google SERPs since early last week..."
|Jan 8, 2008|
|1038:|| Supplemental URLs Now Ranking in Google|
"I noticed an increase in traffic on one of my sites since January 4 - having now investigated, thousands of my pages that certainly used to be supplemental are now ranking fairly competitively."
|Jan 7, 2008|
|1039:|| Is It Time To Kill The Dashes / Hyphens In Domain Names||Jan 2, 2008|
|1040:|| The Ultimate Fate of Supplemental Results - Google's announcement|
Google announces a new way of handling the dreaded Supplemental Index: "...we're coming to the next major milestone in the elimination of the artificial difference between indices: rather than searching some part of our index in more depth for obscure queries, we're now searching the whole index for every query."
|Dec 19, 2007|