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1081: new post   Google Algo Moving Towards Site Traffic Patterns
We have been talking about the Google Toolbar data set for years and how it could possibly make a major impact on Googles search listings. More and more people are beginning to believe that Google is - and has been as far back as the Florida Update - using toolbar generated site traffic patterns to influence search listings.
Apr 11, 2006
1082: new post   Google Buys Search Algorithm Created by Israeli Student at Australian University
"Orion...relates only to the most relevant textual results. For example, if you search for information on the War of Independence, you'll receive a list of related words, like Etzel, Palmach, Ben-Gurion. The text will only appear on the results page if enough words relevant to the search and the link between them is reasonable."
Apr 9, 2006
1083: new post   Google Is Banning Sites That Use Open Directory (DMOZ) Data
"There is a new study that says Google is 'massively' banning sites that use any DMOZ data."
Apr 6, 2006
1084: new post   Google PR Update - unexpected high/low PR is being reported
Yes, there's no doubt that the Google toolbar is reporting new PR numbers. In fact, quite a few members are reporting unexpectedly high or low values that are not easy to explain from the traditional definition of PR. What can we understand about this?
Apr 5, 2006
1085: new post   Google Related Links
"Webmasters can place Related Links units on their site to provide visitors with links to useful information, including related searches, pages and news. Any webmaster can host a unit on their website and start serving links to content that is targeted to the topic on that page."
Apr 4, 2006
1086: new post   Test out Google's new interface
Mar 28, 2006
1087: new post   Website Sues Google Over Rankings
"...lawsuit accusing the online search engine leader of ruining scores of Internet businesses that have been wrongfully banished from its index. The case aims at Google's heart -- its tightly guarded formula for ranking Web sites."
Mar 18, 2006
1088: new post   Google Mars
Mars maps!
Mar 13, 2006
1089: new post   Supplemental Club: Big Daddy - Part 2
"Some of this is data center switching I'm sure. Then again maybe they use old data while they polish up the new."
Mar 6, 2006
1090: new post   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
1091: new post   Google Page Creator (Beta)
"Google Page Creator is a free online tool that makes it easy for anyone to create and publish useful, attractive web pages in just minutes."
Feb 23, 2006
1092: new post   Google Pagerank Queries and That old Green Bar
"Rank_1:1:6 Rank_1:1:5 Rank_1:1:4 Rank_1:1:4 Rank_1:1:5 Rank_1:1:6 Rank_1:1:5 Rank_1:1:0 Rank_1:1:1 Rank_1:1:5 Rank_1:1:2 Rank_1:1:3 Rank_1:1:0 Rank_1:1:0 Rank_1:1:3"
Feb 16, 2006
1093: new post   Google Buys Blog Analytics Firm MeasureMap
"Measure Map is meant to help bloggers understand how their sites are used. The tool's capabilities include tracking visitors and their activities, as well as tracing the origin of links to blogs from other sites."
Feb 15, 2006
1094: new post   Exiled Tibetans Protest Google Censorship
"Scores of angry Tibetans on Tuesday protested Google's launch of a censored version of its search engine in China which adheres to that country's government restrictions on free speech..."
Feb 14, 2006
1095: new post   Google's View on Sub-Domains
"... noticed recently is that on google, when doing a search for the term widget1, i might find that abc.com rank say position 23 in one data centre. I may try another data centre and find that either abc.com or subdomain.abc.com rank in exactly the same position."
Feb 14, 2006
1096: new post   Webmasters Notice Google's Googlebot Crawling Deep and Fast
"The G Mozilla-bot (the one that mostly carries out this kind of behaviour) is restricted in speed on my site, so I find it difficult for an accurate appraisal. Any other confirmation/denials?"
Feb 14, 2006
1097: new post   Google Music: How do you get an artist into Google Music?
"How do they decide who comes up in Music Search? Is it fed off of iTunes or Amazon or something like that?"
Feb 10, 2006
1098: new post   Robots.txt Added to Google Sitemaps
"Gives you the ability to test out changes to your robots.txt file and the response given for each of your webpages as you make changes to the robots.txt. You can also test different user agents. The key here is to test changes before going live with a new robots.txt "
Feb 8, 2006
1099: new post   Resources: For Sudden Problems In Google Ranking
Help for some common problems that suddenly show up for previously well-ranked sites.
Feb 8, 2006
1100: new post   Nevada Federal Court Rules that Google "Cache" Not Copyright Violation
"A Nevada federal court has ruled that the cached versions of Web pages that Google stores and offers as a part of many search results are not copyright infringement."
Jan 26, 2006
1101: new post   Google Page 2 of SERPs Broken in IE
"Strange phenomenon that just started. When I go to the bottom of the SERPS to click on page 2, the links are not clickable."
Jan 25, 2006
1102: new post   Google Agrees to Censor Content in China
"Online search engine leader Google Inc. has agreed to censor its results in China, adhering to the country's free-speech restrictions in return for better access in the Internet's fastest growing market."
Jan 25, 2006
1103: new post   Checklist For Sudden Drops In Rank
So your rankings used to be good and all of a sudden the bottom falls out. It's not a ban, you've still got PR and all that. Where do you start looking?
Jan 15, 2006
1104: new post   Google as Religion
Paul Saffo at Silicon Valley's Institute for the Future says that "Google is a religion posing as a company."
Jan 15, 2006
1105: new post   Google Pumps Up Under Powered Search Boxes
Google releases pair of more powerful search boxes: "We hear all the time about intranets where they now discover hundreds of thousands of documents."
Jan 12, 2006
1106: new post   Life in the Google Sandbox - Making It An Advantage.
For one site the sandbox was a bonus. The niche was just emerging and I built 300 pages "under the radar" of my competitors. Then BAMB! I leapt into the serps and caught them all by surprise.
Jan 10, 2006
1107: new post   CES: Google to offer Video, Software Downloads
"As part of a major upgrade to Google's video-search service, consumers will be able to pay to download and view videos, such as television shows, on their computer from Google content partners such as TV companies, according to the newspaper report. Google plans to announce partnerships with some major players, including CBS Corp. and the National Basketball Association, the report said."
Jan 5, 2006
1108: new post   New Serps on Google since 1st January 2006
Some testing going on...
Jan 3, 2006
1109: new post   AdWords Showing on Some Google TLD Home Pages
"Advertisements now appear on the home page of a Google Inc. Internet search engine, thus ending the company's nearly decade-long tradition of an ad-free front page."
Jan 3, 2006
1110: new post   Google Update or No Google Update - Movement Seen
Whether you call it an update or not, seems to be just semantics at this point. Many people saw big changes in certain serps the last four to seven days.
Dec 27, 2005
1111: new post   Google Will Start Using Graphical Ads in SERPS
"...at AOL's request, Google would begin to test various forms of graphical ads, and that it would make the same formats available to other advertisers... One format being discussed is a box, which may include a photograph and a logo..."
Dec 20, 2005
1112: new post   Google Groans Under the Massive Data Load
"If you look at what we're doing with Google Earth," he explained, "it doesn't take a stretch of the imagination to say that there's a tremendous amount of processing power, bandwidth, and storage going on at Google in everything that we do." Google Earth, part Web-based geography app, part 3D-rendering machine, whirls users around the globe with frightening speed and clarity.
Dec 19, 2005
1113: new post   Do Visitors from Google Images convert?
"...my site gets a lot of visitors from Google image search."
Dec 19, 2005
1114: new post   Google To Open Research Facility in Pittsburgh
"The facility will be charged with creating software search tools for Google. It is expected to create as many as 100 new high-tech jobs in the Pittsburgh area over the next few years..."
Dec 15, 2005
1115: new post   Google to Launch Music Content Feature
"...Google Inc. will begin giving some musical artists the star treatment by spotlighting links to their songs, lyrics and other related material at the top of the results page."
Dec 15, 2005
1116: new post   New Google Service : Transit Trip Planner
"Create your own trip, complete with schedules from participating public transit agencies."
Dec 12, 2005
1117: new post   The Million Dollar Page - Web's Most Public Link Farm?
"It just occurred to me that all the "million dollar sites" that are popping up are nothing but link farms. Most have a very good page rank due to all the cross linking, I've seen them as high as 7 - the primary one will probably go higher in time. That is, unless Google follows its guidelines about link farms and the selling of links!"
Dec 1, 2005
1118: new post   Google Images Adds Text Snippets in Image Search Results
"Snippets added to images"...
Nov 30, 2005
1119: new post   Matt Cutts on the Google Sandbox
"The existence of a new-site "sandbox" (which delays the site being ranked well for months) has been a topic of debate among SEOs. In reply to a question from Brett Tabke, Matt said that there wasn't a sandbox, but the algorithm might affect some sites, under some circumstances, in a way that a webmaster would perceive as being sandboxed."
Nov 19, 2005
1120: new post   Google Print Becomes Google Books
"Google Print should really be called Google Book Search."
Nov 18, 2005
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