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281: new post   Google Earth Hour: Screen Goes Black!
"On Saturday, March 29, 2008, Earth Hour invites people around the world to turn off their lights for one hour - from 8:00pm to 9:00pm in their local time zone."
Mar 29, 2008
282: new post   Google Earth
"Google's new satellite imagery-based mapping product that combines 3D buildings and terrain with mapping capability and Google search. Based on Keyhole technology, Google Earth enables users to fly from space to street level views to find geographic information and explore places around the world."
June 28, 2005
283: new post   Google Expands "Similar" Results
"Starting this week, for queries where similar sites are likely to be helpful, we'll display a list of "Pages similar" at the bottom of the results page."
Apr 28, 2010
284: new post   Google Experimenting With S M L Options in SERPs
Sept 29, 2008
285: new post   Google Explains How Much PageRank is Lost Through a 301 Redirect
WebmasterWorld Members discuss the latest missive from Google on Pagerank loss through a 301 redirect.
Feb 28, 2013
286: new post   Google Explains How You Can Effectively Use a Free Hosting Service
"If a free hosting service begins to show patterns of spam, we make a strong effort to be granular and tackle only spammy pages or sites. However, in some cases, when the spammers have pretty much taken over the free web hosting service or a large fraction of the service, we may be forced to take more decisive steps to protect our users and remove the entire free web hosting service from our search results."
Mar 8, 2012
287: new post   Google Extends Realtime Search Including Quora and Gowalla
...earlier today, it appears Google flipped the switch to make Realtime Search a lot more useful. Namely, they've added results from services like Quora, Gowalla, and a range of others.
Apr 27, 2011
288: new post   Google Extends SSL Encryption Globally
...when you're signed into Google, we add SSL encryption to increase the privacy and security of your web searches.[br][br]We're now ready to expand this protection, so over the next few weeks we will begin introducing SSL search beyond google.com to our local domains around the globe.
Mar 6, 2012
289: new post   Google Fires Back at Rank Checkers With Captcha Challenge
"..a rank checker and I get a google page telling me I have a virus and that I can't search until I put in a code that is in a picture on the page. I ran it last night and this morning and many other times for over a year and never got that."
Mar 8, 2005
290: new post   Google Freshness Algo Tweak
Building upon the momentum from Caffeine, today we're making a significant improvement to our ranking algorithm that impacts roughly 35 percent of searches and better determines when to give you more up-to-date relevant results for these varying degrees of freshness.
Nov 3, 2011
291: new post   Google Gets Mixed Up In Sponsored Post Campaign For Chrome
It looks like Google's been caught up in a sponsored post campaign for Google Chrome.
Jan 3, 2012
292: new post   Google Gives Self a Failing Grade at SEO
"...one of the biggest areas of failure for the company [Google] is in "search result presentation," where the company scored a 33/100 or lower in three different categories, the lowest being "title tag format and length.""
Mar 4, 2010
293: new post   Google Giving Newbie SEO Classes
Sept 5, 2006
294: new post   Google Glitch Reports all Sites as Malware
No matter what search term or phrase I enter Google says "This site may harm your computer" for all the links on the SERPS.
Jan 31, 2009
295: new post   Google Goes After AdSense Farms With Update
"Google said Thursday that it had made a major change to its algorithm in an effort to improve the rankings of high-quality Web sites in its search results, and to reduce the visibility of low-quality sites. While the company did not say so explicitly, the change appears to be directed in part at so-called content farms like eHow and Answerbag, which generate articles based on popular search queries so they will rise to the top of the rankings and attract clicks."
Feb 25, 2011
296: new post   Google Goes Looking for Temp Help on CraigsList
"Participants in web evaluation projects must have a high speed internet connection. All work will be performed in the U.S. or Canada, and participants must be able to demonstrate legal eligibility to work."
Feb 8, 2005
297: new post   Google Granted a New Patent
You want to learn more about Google's duplicate content handling? This newly granted patent, first applied for in 2001, covers "Methods and apparatus for estimating similarity."
Jan 2, 2007
298: new post   Google Groans Under the Massive Data Load
"If you look at what we're doing with Google Earth," he explained, "it doesn't take a stretch of the imagination to say that there's a tremendous amount of processing power, bandwidth, and storage going on at Google in everything that we do." Google Earth, part Web-based geography app, part 3D-rendering machine, whirls users around the globe with frightening speed and clarity.
Dec 19, 2005
299: new post   Google Guidelines: Devaluing Link Schemes and Forum Signatures
Link schemes and specifically forum signatures are of little value, according to Google's guidelines. WebmasterWorld Members discuss the value, or not, of forum signatures, which seem to be a spammer's favorite.
May 13, 2013
300: new post   Google Hot Trends Combines Zeitgeist and Trends
"Hot Trends, a list of the current top-100 fastest-rising search trends, will be refreshed several times daily, using data from millions of Google Web searches conducted up to an hour before each update, the company said."
May 22, 2007
301: new post   Google Hotpot: Local Recommendations In Google Places
"With Hotpot, we're making local search results for places on Google more personal, relevant and trustworthy."
Nov 16, 2010
302: new post   Google Hummingbird Algorithm and Related Patents
WebmasterWorld Members discuss Google Hummingbird algorithm and related patents.
Oct 15, 2013
303: new post   Google Ignores All Code-Level Language Information
I was surprised this was news, especially since some of those who asked were very familiar with multilingual sites.
Oct 22, 2012
304: new post   Google Image Search Framing Thwarts Malicious Script, But Site Owner Loses IP
WebmasterWorld Members discuss frame busting of Google's image search to retain the image owner's intellectual property. It seems it's now much harder to thwart the new Google framing.
Dec 7, 2011
305: new post   Google Image Search Suffers Massive Drop in External Search Numbers
"...a 63pct decrease in image search referrals after Google's new image search UI was released. In the eleven weeks after Google's new image search was released, there has been no recovery ... image SEO has been severely compromised"
Apr 17, 2013
306: new post   Google Image Search Update Gone Astray - Many Images Gone
"WebmasterWorld members are reporting shifts in Google Image Search - many images are again Safe Search filtered, and a lot of others are lost even when "moderate search" is off." This could be a huge opportunity for Bing and it's much applauded image search?
Oct 2, 2009
307: new post   Google Image Search Update, 2009-02-20
Feb 24, 2009
308: new post   Google Image Search Updated and Now On Homepage
Feb 8, 2005
309: new post   Google Image Update Finally Settles Down
It started almost a month ago.
Mar 4, 2007
310: new post   Google Images Adds Text Snippets in Image Search Results
"Snippets added to images"...
Nov 30, 2005
311: new post   Google Images Interface Updated
"WebmasterWorld members review the new look to Google Images. It seems the jury is still out."
Jan 25, 2007
312: new post   Google Images Update : Dear Google - We Hate it!
It is rare that you find so many webmasters in universal agreement.
Feb 2, 2007
313: new post   Google Images Update : Reverts to Old Format
Feb 26, 2007
314: new post   Google Images: New Layout Rolling Out
You will be able to quickly flip through a set of images by using the keyboard. If you want to go back to browsing other search results, just scroll down and pick up right where you left off.
Jan 24, 2013
315: new post   Google Improves "related:" Command
Sept 18, 2009
316: new post   Google Improves Backlink Data in GWT
The most significant improvement you'll see is that most of the links are now sampled uniformly from the full spectrum of backlinks rather than alphabetically.
Sept 19, 2013
317: new post   Google Improves Tool To Remove URLs From Third Party Website
Today Google launched their improved public URL removal tool to make it easier to request updates based on changes on other people's websites.
Dec 19, 2013
318: new post   Google Improves Webspam And Malware Report Form
We've noticed that our users sometimes report these other issues using our webspam report form, causing a delay between when a user reports the issue and when the appropriate team at Google handles it. The new form's interstitial page allows you to report these other search issues directly to the correct teams so that they can address your concerns in a timely manner. [br]
Aug 9, 2011
319: new post   Google Indexing Error: Google Ignoring Robots No Cache Noindex Tag
Millions of pages are showing up in Googles Cache that are specifically marked, no cache. The risks and exposure to webmasters is quite large.
June 15, 2006
320: new post   Google Indicates It Is Reviewing "Not Provided"
It seems Google is reviewing the "not provided" issue, which has been a great topic of debate since it was announced.
Mar 13, 2014
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