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241: new post   Google Backs Out of Their Position #6 Mistake
It's official. Google ranking changes that sent many #1 positions to exactly #6 last December were an unintentional effect of... whatever Google really wanted to do. They've owned the mistake, and the rollback has now spread across most data centers.
Jan 29, 2008
242: new post   Google Ban for Cloaked Outgoing Links Due to PHP Hack
Jan 16, 2009
243: new post   Google Base Live
The new experimental service from Google is live, although users are cautioned against viewing it as an imminent assault on the classified advertising business because it could be used in far broader ways.
Nov 16, 2005
244: new post   Google Base, classified ads?
"Google Base is Google's database into which you can add all sort of content. We'll host your content and make it searchable online for free." It provides examples, from "listing of your used car for sale" to "database of protein structures."
Oct 26, 2005
245: new post   Google Behind The Scenes Presentation
A presentation at the U of Washington by Google's Jeff Dean. It is without question one of the most in-depth presentations about the Google back end available on the web today.
Mar 23, 2005
246: new post   Google Beta Test Playing With Serp Layout Continues
May 11, 2007
247: new post   Google Blogsearch Revamp Aims Itself at Blog News Aggregators
"...we're now showing categories on the left side of the website and organizing the blog posts within those categories into clusters, which are groupings of posts about the same story or event."
Oct 2, 2008
248: new post   Google Book Search Adds Magazines
"Eventually, we'll also begin blending magazine results into our main Google.com search results, so you may begin finding magazines you didn't even know you were looking for."
Dec 10, 2008
249: new post   Google Books Appearing in SERPs
"Is it just me, or is anyone else noticing a significant increase in the number of google books in the serps."
Sept 28, 2008
250: 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
251: 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
252: 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
253: 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
254: 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
255: 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
256: 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
257: 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
258: 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
259: new post   Google Changes "Web" to "All" in Verticals on SERPs
WebmasterWorld Members discuss whether there is greater significance in Google dropping "Web" in favor of "All" on its SERPs pages.
Dec 17, 2015
260: 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
261: 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
262: 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
263: 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
264: new post   Google Claims All Top Level Domains (TLDs) Treated the Same.
Google says that any top level domain is weighted the same, and keywords in domains, such as exact match domains (EMD), don't carry any weight, or disadvantage.
July 24, 2015
265: 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
266: new post   Google Clarifies Its Stance on Links
"Does this mean human edited referal links are dead?"
June 7, 2007
267: 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
268: 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
269: 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
270: new post   Google Code Jam 2006
"Programmers Worldwide Invited to Participate in Google's Fourth Annual Global Coding Competition"
Aug 14, 2006
271: new post   Google Completes Urchin Integration
Google complete integration of Urchin Web analytics.
May 18, 2005
272: 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
273: 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
274: new post   Google Confirms New Penguin Algo Will Not Update Until 2016
According to reports, Google will not be updating the Penguin algorithm until 2016.
Dec 4, 2015
275: new post   Google Confirms Panda 4.0 Roll Out
Google has confirmed a rollout of Panda 4.0 today.
May 21, 2014
276: new post   Google Confirms Panda Data Refresh Rolling Out
Google says, 1.2pct of English queries affected.
Jan 22, 2013
277: 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
278: 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
279: 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
280: 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
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