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201: new post   Google Adds "Preferred Sites" Feature
"Google Web Search preferences is currently an experimental feature..."
Jan 20, 2009
202: new post   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
203: new post   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
204: new post   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
205: new post   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
206: new post   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
207: new post   Google Adds Food Ordering Direct From Google Mobile SERPs
Google has added food ordering from the mobile SERPs.
May 8, 2015
208: new post   Google Adds Health Information to The Knowledge Graph
Google adds researched health information to the Knowledge Graph
Feb 11, 2015
209: new post   Google Adds Image Control For Sitemaps
"Now you can use a Sitemaps extension to provide Google with exactly this information."
Apr 8, 2010
210: new post   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
211: new post   Google Adds Maps to the OneBox for Local Search
You now see this on every search for local information. In addition to contact information and now, map locations, Google also shows ratings and access to reviews on the search results page.
Jan 30, 2007
212: new post   Google Adds Panoramic Interior Imagery To Maps in SERPs
Now, if you're searching or browsing Google Maps and want to check out what a business looks like on the inside, we've improved your ability to find and view these 360-degree panoramics.
Dec 20, 2012
213: new post   Google Adds People Profiles to Web Search Results
"Clearly this is a big incentive to sign up for a Google profile, and adds a bit of competition for all the ego-surfers out there."
Apr 22, 2009
214: new post   Google Adds Personalization Features
Google adds portal like personalization features.
May 20, 2005
215: new post   Google Adds Rich Cards Search Result Format
Google says, Rich cards are a new Search result format building on the success of rich snippets."
May 18, 2016
216: new post   Google Adds Satellite Imagery to maps.google.com
"Google has added satellite imagery to maps.google.com. It's really great data. I've been hunting for property and use terraserver.microsoft.com for satellite imagery, but google's sattelite images are of better resolution, plus you get the killer UI."
Apr 5, 2005
217: new post   Google Adds Site Speed To Web Search Ranking Algorithm
"Like us, our users place a lot of value in speed, that's why we've decided to take site speed into account in our search rankings."
Apr 12, 2010
218: new post   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
219: new post   Google Adds Twitter Archive Search
"Starting today, you can zoom to any point in time and 'replay' what people were saying publicly about a topic on Twitter."
Apr 14, 2010
220: new post   Google Adds Word Definitions At Top Of SERP's
"We added implicit triggering, which means you can simply search for [flummox] and find the definition, you don't have to search for [define flummox] or [what is flummox]."
July 27, 2010
221: new post   Google Admits GoogleBot Can Execute Javascript Code
"...those looking closely at their server logs may notice that Google is now requesting links that don't appear directly in JavaScript -- links that get put together on the fly and Google could not possible know about unless it could execute at least part of that JavaScript code."
June 26, 2010
222: new post   Google Again Blocks Some Automated Ranking Reports
Deja vu all over again...
Aug 7, 2008
223: 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
224: new post   Google Alerts Now Available in RSS Format
"For those using Google alerts, you may be interested to know that you can now get these delivered in RSS rather than email format."
Nov 1, 2008
225: new post   Google Alerts Sending Out False Alerts?
"This past week, I'm seeing 5, 10 and sometimes more references per alert."
Dec 29, 2008
226: 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
227: new post   Google Analytics Offers Reporting on Site Search
Google Analytics can now interface with your site search. This offers you "a goldmine of information", including initial searches, how users refine followup searches, which pages searches are performed from, plus how site search correlates with conversion and ecommerce activity.
Nov 6, 2007
228: new post   Google Analytics: Now Free
"Google Analytics tells you everything you want to know about how your visitors found you and how they interact with your site. You'll be able to focus your marketing resources on campaigns and initiatives that deliver ROI, and improve your site to convert more visitors."
Nov 16, 2005
229: new post   Google Announces 40 New Algorithm Changes For February
"Link evaluation. We often use characteristics of links to help us figure out the topic of a linked page. We have changed the way in which we evaluate links; in particular, we are turning off a method of link analysis that we used for several years. We often rearchitect or turn off parts of our scoring in order to keep our system maintainable, clean and understandable."
Feb 28, 2012
230: new post   Google Announces Accelerated Mobile Pages for Faster, Open Mobile Web
APM (Accelerated Mobile Web) is devised to speed content delivery to mobile devices with AMP HTML for the production of light-weight web pages.
Oct 7, 2015
231: new post   Google Announces Caffeine is Completed
"Today, we're announcing the completion of a new web indexing system called Caffeine." - Official Google Blog
June 9, 2010
232: new post   Google Announces Google Instant AJAX Serps - Live Now!
"Google Instant is a new search enhancement that shows results as you type. We are pushing the limits of our technology and infrastructure to help you get better search results, faster. Our key technical insight was that people type slowly, but read quickly, typically taking 300 milliseconds between keystrokes, but only 30 milliseconds (a tenth of the time!) to glance at another part of the page. This means that you can scan a results page while you type."
Sept 8, 2010
233: new post   Google Announces Instant Pages, For Fast Site Loading
Earlier today we announced Instant Pages, a new feature to help users get to their desired search results even faster, in some cases even instantly! The Instant Pages feature is enabled by prerendering technology that we are building into Chrome and then is intelligently triggered by web search when we're very confident about which result is the best answer for the user's search.[br][br]This prerendering technology is currently in the Chrome Dev Channel and will be going to Beta later this week.
June 15, 2011
234: new post   Google Announces Major Algorithm Change
From Google's announcement: "In the last day or so we launched a pretty big algorithmic improvement to our ranking—a change that noticeably impacts 11.8% of our queries—and we wanted to let people know what's going on. This update is designed to reduce rankings for low-quality sites—sites which are low-value add for users, copy content from other websites or sites that are just not very useful."

According to Danny Sullivan's recent interview: "Officially, Google isn't saying the algorithm change is targeting content farms. The company specifically declined to confirm that, when I asked. However, Matt Cutts — who heads Google's spam fighting team — told me, 'I think people will get the idea of the types of sites we're talking about.'"
Feb 25, 2011
235: new post   Google Announces Mobile-First Indexing Experiments
"To make our results more useful, we've begun experiments to make our index mobile-first."
Nov 4, 2016
236: new post   Google Announces Search Changes for January 2012
Here's the latest installment of our monthly series on "search quality highlights," with 17 new quality improvements to read about for January.
Feb 6, 2012
237: new post   Google Announces Updates - Apr 2012
Google announced 50 changes for March.
Apr 3, 2012
238: new post   Google Appears to Have Deindexed the CO.CC Subdomains
Looks like all those subdomains of co.cc have been removed from the index
July 1, 2011
239: new post   Google Appears to Have Removed Google+ Posts From Knowledge Panel
It seems G+ posts have disappeared from Google SERPs knowledge graph panel.
July 1, 2015
240: new post   Google Archiving News Items
Google now indexing historical news stories and making them available for search.
Sept 6, 2006
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