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241: new post   Google Browser Sync For FireFox
"Google Browser Sync for Firefox is an extension that continuously synchronizes your browser settings; including bookmarks, history, persistent cookies, and saved passwords; across your computers."
June 8, 2006
242: 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
243: new post   Google Buys CellPhone Software Company Android
"... described the outfit as making software for mobile phones, providing little more detail than that. One source familiar with the company says Android had at one point been working on a software operating system for cell phones."
Aug 17, 2005
244: 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
245: new post   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
246: new post   Google CSE "Custom Search on the fly"
"You can now create a CSE by simply placing a small piece of tailored code on a page on your site. With that one piece of code, Google's search technology will automatically include in your new CSE all of the sites you have linked to from that page, creating a dynamic, powerful and tailored search experience really quickly. Moreover, your new CSE will update itself periodically to include any new links added to that page."
June 15, 2007
247: new post   Google Cache Page Size Limit Change
"Google searches are now returning SERPs showing cached page size greater than 101k. It's been 101k for as long as I can remember."
Apr 6, 2005
248: new post   Google Cached Page Server Down
"Server Error The server encountered an error and could not complete your request. If the problem persists, please mail google@google.com and mention this error message and the query that caused it."
May 27, 2005
249: new post   Google Caffeine - includes a rewrite of the Google File System
In a fascinating interview with The Register, Matt Cutts addresses what Google's new "Caffeine" search engine development is - and what it isn't - in some degree of technical detail.
Aug 15, 2009
250: new post   Google Changes 410 Status Handling
Google's John Mueller: "...we are now treating the 410 HTTP result code as a bit 'more permanent' than a 404. So if you're absolutely sure that a page no longer exists and will never exist again, using a 410 would likely be a good thing."
Oct 27, 2009
251: new post   Google Changes the "cached" (copied) Page Appearance
Google has changed the appearance of its published copy of the internet. It no longer includes the colored Google branding logo at top...
July 25, 2008
252: new post   Google Changing Page Titles and Descriptions
Does anyone have a good reason why Google couldn't just leave my home page title and description alone when I put noodp on the page?[br][br]I personally can't think of one. I can understand wanting to let their users know what the site has, but there's NO WAY they know the other titles and descriptions on the SERP pages better than I know them for my niche, and there's NO WAY they know what stands out on that page or results better than I do, so why do they need to mess with my home page title and description, especially when the page contains a noodp robots tag?[br][br]I don't mind if they want to convert ALL CAPS to First Letter Only or truncate it when it's too long, but I wish they would not change the text when I indicate I don't want it changed by using a meta robots noodp tag.
Feb 18, 2011
253: new post   Google Chrome Pre-Fetch Caching Raising Ire Of Webmasters
Instant Pages is on by default in the latest stable version of Chrome.
Aug 3, 2011
254: new post   Google Clarifies "First Click Free"
The opt-in "first click free" program was created for sites that require registration or subscription, but still want a presence on the search results. The Official Google Blog now offers more detail on the program, beyond the short explanations that were previously available.
Oct 19, 2008
255: new post   Google Clarifies Its Stance on Links
"Does this mean human edited referal links are dead?"
June 7, 2007
256: new post   Google Co-op - search just became 'Search 2.0'
Members take a hard look at the new Google Co-op service. Could this throw a major spanner in the works for traditional SEO?
May 24, 2006
257: new post   Google Co-op Launches "Create A Custom Search Engine" service
With this new service you can use Google's techology to create a free "Custom Search Engine" focused on your own interests - and earn money from the traffic.
Oct 24, 2006
258: new post   Google Code : Google Throws Out Big Open Source Welcome Mat
Google snuggles up to Open Source Community with new dedicated subsite.
Mar 17, 2005
259: new post   Google Code Jam 2006
"Programmers Worldwide Invited to Participate in Google's Fourth Annual Global Coding Competition"
Aug 14, 2006
260: new post   Google Completes Urchin Integration
Google complete integration of Urchin Web analytics.
May 18, 2005
261: new post   Google Confirms - Social Media Signals Are Used in Some Search Results
Danny Sullivan has published an excellent article and he's not just editorializing. He interviewed the two predominant search engines about their use of social media signals.
Dec 1, 2010
262: new post   Google Confirms Algo Change: "Quality Update"
Google has confirmed many WebmasterWorld Member observations that there was a phantom update in recent days, and it seem there was a quality update.
May 19, 2015
263: new post   Google Confirms Panda 4.0 Roll Out
Google has confirmed a rollout of Panda 4.0 today.
May 21, 2014
264: new post   Google Confirms Panda Data Refresh Rolling Out
Google says, 1.2pct of English queries affected.
Jan 22, 2013
265: new post   Google Confirms Penguin Recovery Requires Algorithm Refresh
WebmasterWorld Members discuss the news that Google's John Mueller had confirmed that Penguin recovery is possible, but not until after the algorithm is refreshed and/or data is updated... and that has not happened in quite a while.
Sept 11, 2014
266: new post   Google Considering a Tool to Enable Disavow Unwanted Links
Matt Cutts has indicated Google is considering developing a tool to empower webmasters with the capability to disavow inbound links.
June 7, 2012
267: new post   Google Continues Image Search Interface Tests
Google adds, "Try these too" to the image search. WebmasterWorld Members discuss how it will affect traffic.
Mar 5, 2013
268: new post   Google Copyright Infringement Take Down Actions Skyrocket 1100%
Google is receiving over a million requests for result removals a week
Aug 26, 2012
269: new post   Google Creates Webmaster Help For Hacked Sites
Google has announced a help site for webmasters unfortunate enough to be hacked.
Mar 13, 2013
270: new post   Google Cuts Down on RSS & Atom Feeds in SERPs
"Google has, it appears, become better at identifying Atom/RSS feeds to eliminate them from the SERPs."
Sept 17, 2007
271: new post   Google DataCentre List
"I don't think I have ever seen a complete list of all the datacentres that Google has online."
July 6, 2006
272: new post   Google Delists Site On Accidentally Expired Domain
A WebmasterWorld member has a tale of caution for us all: "I accidentally let one domain of mine expire and renewed it after it showed an "expired domain" message for a day or so."
May 10, 2009
273: new post   Google Details 86 Algo Changes
Google details nearly a hundred algo changes in the last couple of months. Refreshingly indepth descriptions of changes.
Aug 11, 2012
274: new post   Google Direct Answers (Answer Box) Uses Forum Post As Content Source
WebmasterWorld Members noticed a Google SERP with Direct Answers showing a forum post.
Sept 17, 2014
275: new post   Google Directory (DMOZ) Now Gone
Google Directory is no longer available.[br]We believe that Web Search is the fastest way to find the information you need on the web.[br]If you prefer to browse a directory of the web, visit the Open Directory Project at dmoz.org
July 20, 2011
276: new post   Google Directory Updated: 18 August 2007
"On 2007-08-18, the Google Directory was updated with new information taken from the most recent ODP RDF dump. This update includes all directory edits through 2007-08-07. The previous Google Directory update was so long ago, that it is almost forgotten. That update on 2006-02-19 included all ODP edits through 2006-01-29 at that time."
Aug 20, 2007
277: new post   Google Disavow Tool Launched at Pubcon
"Matt Cutts was on hand at Pubcon to issue the annual State of the Index address, sharing insight on what Google's done this year, what webmasters should know, and, this time, to also announce a new tool for webmasters."
Oct 16, 2012
278: new post   Google Displaying 'Soft 404' Errors in Webmaster Tools
"Today we're releasing a feature to help you discover if your site serves undesirable 'soft' or 'crypto' 404s."
June 8, 2010
279: new post   Google Doorway Page Algorithm Refreshed
Google is to introduce a ranking adjustment for doorway pages.
Mar 17, 2015
280: new post   Google Drops Some Local Carousel Listings - Pigeon Taking Flight?
Google is making changes to some local carousel listings, including hotels and restaurants. Could this be the next stage in Google's Pigeon update?
Nov 14, 2014
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