|Forum: Google SEO News and Discussion|
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|1081:|| eWeek asks "Is Big Daddy Choking Google?"|
Many have remarked here about the lack of press regarding what seem to be current problems at Google. Well, the news may not yet have reached CNN, but eWeek now has an article online.
|May 10, 2006|
|1082:|| Google in the Midst of a Child Porn Lawsuit|
"When we find or are made aware of any child pornography, we remove it from our products, including our search engine," Langdon said. "We also report it to the appropriate law enforcement officials and fully cooperate with the law enforcement community to combat child pornography." He added Google had a SafeSearch feature on its search engine "that works to filter out adult content."
|May 5, 2006|
|1083:|| Google CEO admits, "We have a huge machine crisis "|
I was reading the New York Times article 'Microsoft and Google Set to Wage Arms Race' and there was paragraph that quoted Eric Schmidt (Google CEO) - "We have a huge machine crisis - those machines are full".
|May 3, 2006|
|1084:|| Webmasters Ponder: Do we have a Google Update? Care to Dance?|
It is hard to say what is or isn't an update these days. However, there have been many underlying infrastructure changes (how Google produces and uses an index). There have also been many simple algo dial and knob tweaking changes. This set of cumulative progressions with the Google index has many believing it is time to call it an old fashioned dance.
|May 3, 2006|
|1085:|| Google Searches for Microsoft Limits - on the IE7 Search Box|
"The New York Times reports that Microsoft's new Internet browser includes a search box in the upper-right corner that is typically set up to send users to Microsoft's MSN search service. Google contends that this puts Microsoft in a position to unfairly grab Web traffic and advertising dollars from its competitors."
|May 1, 2006|
|1086:|| Major Change in Google Supplemental Result Handling|
"... Before today [last Friday], you could only see a modern copy of the cache. Now, you get to see either a new copy or the old copy depending on exactly what you searched for."
|May 1, 2006|
|1087:|| Flattening Effect of Page Rank Iterations - explains the "sandbox"?|
I have had my new sites rank well initially, then drop. Here is what I think is happening. The first observation about the Page Rank equation is that it can only be calculated after a statistically significant number of iterations.
|Apr 28, 2006|
|1088:|| With Googles New Big Daddy Index, Crawling is Changing|
Matt Cutts confirmed at Boston PubCon that Google with radically change the process used to spider pages. Caching will be implimented on the spider and thus reducing the requests that Googlebot will be required to make of a page.
|Apr 26, 2006|
|1089:|| 'Google Certified Domain Change' - just an idea|
"Proposal: To create some kind of 'certified domain change' service. Companies who really must rebrand, or who purchase a more desirable domain name for some other reason, have some recourse with Google other than getting buried in the SERPs and taking a financial hit."
|Apr 25, 2006|
|1090:|| The Google Calendar (BETA)|
"Simplify. Organize. (And relax.) Organizing your schedule shouldn't be a burden. That's why we've created Google Calendar, our free online shareable calendar service. With Google Calendar, it's easy to keep track of all your life's important events, birthdays, reunions, little league games, doctor's appointments, all in one place."
|Apr 13, 2006|
|1091:|| 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|
|1092:|| 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|
|1093:|| 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|
|1094:|| 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|
|1095:|| 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|
|1096:|| Test out Google's new interface||Mar 28, 2006|
|1097:|| 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|
|1098:|| Google Mars|
|Mar 13, 2006|
|1099:|| 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|
|1100:|| 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|
|1101:|| 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|
|1102:|| 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|
|1103:|| 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|
|1104:|| 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|
|1105:|| 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|
|1106:|| 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|
|1107:|| 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|
|1108:|| 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|
|1109:|| Resources: For Sudden Problems In Google Ranking|
Help for some common problems that suddenly show up for previously well-ranked sites.
|Feb 8, 2006|
|1110:|| 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|
|1111:|| 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|
|1112:|| 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|
|1113:|| 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|
|1114:|| 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|
|1115:|| 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|
|1116:|| 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|
|1117:|| 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|
|1118:|| New Serps on Google since 1st January 2006|
Some testing going on...
|Jan 3, 2006|
|1119:|| 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|
|1120:|| 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|