|Forum: Google SEO News and Discussion|
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|161:|| Eye Tracking Study on Google Says Above the Fold or Die|
"Eye scan and click through behavior changes dramatically as users moved “below the fold” to the section of results that required scrolling down. At the top of the page, the amount of eye movement declined rapidly through the top 4 or 5 results, and then at the bottom of the screen, tends to become more consistent through to the end of the page."
|Mar 2, 2005|
|162:|| FaceBook Passes Google As Driver of Search Traffic|
"Facebook has passed search-engine giant Google to become the top source for traffic to major portals like Yahoo and MSN, and is among the leaders for other types of sites."
|Feb 15, 2010|
|163:|| Faceted Navigation and Duplicative URLs: Best and Worst Practices|
"With duplicative URLs, search engines may not crawl new or updated unique content as quickly, and/or they may not index a page accurately because indexing signals are diluted between the duplicate versions."
|Feb 13, 2014|
|164:|| Fake Emails Cause Google to Stop Sending Penalty Notifications|
Updated: Because these emails are easy to mistake for authentic ones from Google, we've temporarily discontinued sending them as we work on ways to provide more secure communication mechanisms. We hope this will reduce confusion."
|June 20, 2007|
|165:|| Fancy Snippets - Bullet Points in SERP's|
I noticed recently google started to have a 3 line bullet points description for some retail sites. [br][br]Instead of showing the meta description or some text taken from the page in 2 lines, it's listing very short form of meta description on the first line, then taking a combination of the name, price and review rating of the top 3 items listed on page and list them in bullet points.
|Aug 27, 2011|
|166:|| Feb 6 Update of Google "Page Layout Algorithm"|
Google launches an algorithmic change that looks at the layout of a webpage and the amount of content you see on the page once you click on a result.
|Feb 12, 2014|
|167:|| Fetch as Google Tool Expanded To Show Fetch and Render|
"...we've recently expanded this tool to also show how Googlebot would be able to render the page."
|May 28, 2014|
|168:|| Finding New Ways of Measuring SEO Performance|
WebmasterWorld Members discuss new ways of measuring SEO performance.
|Mar 19, 2013|
|169:|| 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|
|170:|| 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|
|171:|| Florida v2? Google Page Rank Update And What it Means For You|
"WebmasterWorld members discuss the latest Google PageRank update."
|Oct 27, 2007|
|172:|| For Mega-Site SEO, Structure is King - not Content|
"With mega SEO it's about making small strides over time that grouped together have a really big impact," according to Derrick Wheeler, SEO for Microsoft.
|Dec 4, 2010|
|173:|| Forum Posts Indented on Google SERPs|
"When several different discussions on a site are relevant to your query, we indent them under the primary result and include the date of each post."
|Oct 1, 2009|
|174:|| Four New Google Patents|
Four new patents for Google. Document Scoring Based on: Traffic, Query Analysis, Link-Based Criteria, and Document Inception Date. The criteria aren't news on their own, but the methodology may well be.
|Apr 26, 2007|
|175:|| Future Google Results and Video|
"WebmasterWorld members discuss the the impact of site video in Google SERPs, as raised in discussions at PubCon Las Vegas 2008."
|Nov 19, 2008|
|176:|| GWT Now Shows More Detail Over Site Variations|
...the Index Status feature now tracks your site's indexed URLs for each protocol (HTTP and HTTPS) as well as for verified subdirectories...
|Apr 2, 2014|
|177:|| Geolocation, IP Delivery and Cloaking - Google Clarifies|
The official Google blog has an interesting post, with video, on how Google defines IP delivery, geolocation, and cloaking. The presentation comes from Maile Ohye of the Webmaster Central team.
|June 3, 2008|
|178:|| Geotargeting : How Does Webmaster Tools Geotargeting Affect SERP Exposure|
"I seem to be drawing a disproportionate number of foreign customers. I see the site setting for Geotarget and mine was to unlisted. My IP reports Plano, TX but my server is in Chicago, same time zone so no biggie I guess."
|Sept 1, 2010|
|179:|| Getting New Sites Crawled Using Twitter|
"I setup and installed a new blog yesterday and I thought rather than link it to any of my sites it would be worth Tweeting out the new URL to see how quickly it was picked up."
|May 15, 2010|
|180:|| Getting a Personal Invite into the Google Index|
" I recieved an email from someone at google telling me the benifits of allowing the google spider to index my site. The site in question has a robots.txt file disallowing all search engines."
|Feb 18, 2005|
|181:|| Getting a Site Indexed Faster|
"Does joining AdSense or submitting a Sitemap make Google index you faster?"
|Jan 8, 2009|
|182:|| Gmail Results Embedded In Google Search Results|
"...we're opening up a limited trial where you can sign up to get information from your Gmail right from the search box.
|Aug 9, 2012|
|183:|| Go Daddy, Enom and Google add Easier Domain Verification Option|
A new initiative that makes it easier for users to verify domains for Google services like Webmaster Tools and Google Apps. [br]Now eNom and Go Daddy customers can more quickly and easily verify their domains to use with Google services like Webmaster Tools and Google Apps.
|June 5, 2012|
|184:|| Goog Tops Search List Of Course, But Numbers of Searches Surprise|
"The global search market continues to grow at an extraordinary rate, with both highly developed and emerging markets contributing to the strong growth worldwide," said Jack Flanagan, comScore executive vice president
|Jan 24, 2010|
|185:|| Google Crawlers Cache robots.txt |
"A valuable tip for webmasters creating content they don't want indexed/cached."
|May 30, 2010|
|186:|| Google "Fusion" Personalized Home Page Expanded to Include RSS Feeds|
"The personalized home page has a new link in the upper left corner "Add content" that expands a list of dozens of feeds to add"
|July 26, 2005|
|187:|| Google "Pigeon" Local Update in Flux|
WebmasterWorld Members report the Google local pigeon update is in flux.
|Aug 1, 2014|
|188:|| Google +1 Released Outside of U.S.|
Today, +1's will start appearing on Google search pages globally. We'll be starting off with sites like google.co.uk, google.de, google.jp and google.fr, then expanding quickly to most other Google search sites soon after.
|June 28, 2011|
|189:|| Google Adding G+ Hashtag To Search|
"...we're bringing a richer hashtag experience to Google Search."
|Sept 28, 2013|
|190:|| Google Adds "Answer Highlighting" to SERP's|
You may never need to visit a website again. "Answer highlighting helps you get to information more quickly by seeking out and bolding the likely answer to your question right in search results."
|Jan 23, 2010|
|191:|| Google Adds "Preferred Sites" Feature|
"Google Web Search preferences is currently an experimental feature..."
|Jan 20, 2009|
|192:|| Google Adds "Quick View" of PDFs to SERPs|
"Quick View is a helpful tool, however, the page views don't appear in server logs."
|Oct 10, 2009|
|193:|| Google Adds "Hacked Site" Notices to SERPs|
"...they announced a new notice - for the hacked or compromised site, even if they did not discover malware."
|Dec 18, 2010|
|194:|| Google Adds +1 Metrics To WebmasterTools|
+1 metrics in Google Webmaster Tools can show you how the +1 button affects the traffic coming to your pages:
|June 30, 2011|
|195:|| Google Adds Block Domain To Search|
"Once you click the link to 'Block all example.com results' you'll get a confirmation message, as well as the option to undo your choice. You'll see the link whether or not you're signed in, but the domains you block are connected with your Google Account, so you'll need to sign in before you can confirm a block.[br][br]Now when you click a result and then return to Google, you'll find a new link next to 'Cached' that reads 'Block all example.com results.'[br][br]Once you've blocked a domain, you won't see it in your future search results. (Side note: Sometimes you may have to search on a new term, rather than simply refreshing your browser, before you'll notice the domain has been successfully removed.) The next time you're searching and a blocked page would have appeared, you'll see a message telling you results have been blocked, making it easy to manage your personal list of blocked sites. This message will appear at the top or bottom of the results page depending on the relevance of the blocked pages."
|Mar 11, 2011|
|196:|| Google Adds Digitized Newspapers - with formatting intact|
"Not only will you be able to search these newspapers, you'll also be able to browse through them exactly as they were printed." - Official Google Blog
|Sept 9, 2008|
|197:|| Google Adds Food Ordering Direct From Google Mobile SERPs|
Google has added food ordering from the mobile SERPs.
|May 8, 2015|
|198:|| Google Adds Health Information to The Knowledge Graph|
Google adds researched health information to the Knowledge Graph
|Feb 11, 2015|
|199:|| Google Adds Image Control For Sitemaps|
"Now you can use a Sitemaps extension to provide Google with exactly this information."
|Apr 8, 2010|
|200:|| Google Adds Information on SiteLinks (extended listings)|
Google's Webmaster Help Center has added some information about those extended descriptions that offer extra SiteLinks to deeper sections of a website.
|Sept 8, 2006|