|Forum: Google SEO News and Discussion|
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|321:|| Google Introduces X-default hreflang for International Landing Pages|
"Today we'll introduce a new rel-alternate-hreflang annotation that the webmaster can use to specify such homepages that is supported by both Google and Yandex."
|Apr 10, 2013|
|322:|| Google Is Banning Sites That Use Open Directory (DMOZ) Data|
"There is a new study that says Google is 'massively' banning sites that use any DMOZ data."
|Apr 6, 2006|
|323:|| Google Is Working on an Algo Fix For Major Problems With Update|
Here's official news that many sites have been waiting to hear. Google fellow Amit Singal is quoted in Wired: [br][br]"We deeply care about the people who are generating high-quality content sites, which are the key to a healthy web ecosystem," Singhal said. [br][br]"Therefore any time a good site gets a lower ranking or falsely gets caught by our algorithm - and that does happen once in a while even though all of our testing shows this change was very accurate - we make a note of it and go back the next day to work harder to bring it closer to 100 percent." [br][br]"That's exactly what we are going to do, and our engineers are working as we speak building a new layer on top of this algorithm to make it even more accurate than it is."
|Mar 2, 2011|
|324:|| Google Keyword Tool: Stat Discrepancies Explained|
"I checked more keywords and found that google new keyword tool is showing far less search volumes then the previous one and I found it very much inaccurate."
|Sept 16, 2010|
|325:|| Google Labs To Add "Social Search"|
"It'll be launching as an opt-in project in the next few weeks. Then, you'll need to have a Google account and set up a Google Profile to fill in information about the social networks that you use."
|Oct 22, 2009|
|326:|| Google Launches Dedicated Realtime Search|
There's now a dedicated URL for Google's experiment with Realtime Search... with new tools and options to bring more search value.
|Aug 26, 2010|
|327:|| Google Launches Search Service For Computer Code|
"The Web search leader said late on Wednesday it is introducing Google Code Search, a site that simplifies how software developers search for programming code to improve existing software or create new programs."
|Oct 5, 2006|
|328:|| Google Launches Trial of Page Speed Service|
Page Speed Service is an online service that automatically speeds up loading of your web pages.[br][br]To use the service, you need to sign up and point your site's DNS entry to Google. Page Speed Service fetches content from your servers, rewrites your pages by applying web performance best practices, and serves them to end users via Google's servers across the globe.
|July 28, 2011|
|329:|| Google Layout Change of SERPs|
Google changed the layout of their SERPS this week to add an additional 1-2cm white gap between the search box and the results with the word "search" on the left and "about 10,000,000 results (0.15 seconds)" above the results.[br][br]This additional gap has pushed down all organic results so would essentially reduce the number of referrals for people.
|Sept 16, 2011|
|330:|| Google Listing Sites With RSS Feed as a Blog?||July 9, 2009|
|331:|| Google Local Business Results Expanded||Jan 28, 2008|
|332:|| Google MAYDAY Updates - SERP Changes May 2010|
ALERT: Webmasters from very clean, very large websites report dramatic drops in long tail search traffic. (note: -raising volume on this as it is hitting lots of sites like we haven't seen in considerable time.)
|May 1, 2010|
|333:|| Google MAYDAY is an algorithm update - confirmed by Matt Cutts|
On May 20 Matt Cutts confirmed that the Mayday ranking changes are an algorithm update. As our ongoing member discussion continues, Vanessa Fox clarifies some specific information that she learned from Google.
|May 28, 2010|
|334:|| Google Makes Knowledge Graph SERPs Global For English-Speaking Countries|
"Starting today, you'll see Knowledge Graph results across every English-speaking country in the world."
|Aug 8, 2012|
|335:|| Google Manual Action Over 302 Redirect|
"It contained a URL that included a /goto/[mysite] command which eventually 302 redirected to my site."
|June 19, 2014|
|336:|| Google Manual Ban For Unnatural Links Rescinded|
Was the ban a Google error error? Webmasters discuss what appears to be a Google manual ban, then rescinded.
|Aug 26, 2014|
|337:|| Google Maps||Feb 8, 2005|
|338:|| Google Mars|
|Mar 13, 2006|
|339:|| Google Missing Cache Of Homepage|
"Seems to be a rash of missing 'cached' homepages. Cause for alarm?"
|Sept 2, 2010|
|340:|| Google Mobile SERPs Tells Uses When a Site is Mobile Frendly|
If you're serving a mobile audience, Google will favor responsive or mobile sites with a mobile friendly indicator.
|Nov 20, 2014|
|341:|| Google More Popular in UK than in US|
"...found google.co.uk topping the list in the UK in terms of both market share of visits (48%) and volume of searches (63.7%). The figures put Google UK ahead of its US parent,"
|Mar 16, 2005|
|342:|| Google Music: How do you get an artist into Google Music?|
"How do they decide who comes up in Music Search? Is it fed off of iTunes or Amazon or something like that?"
|Feb 10, 2006|
|343:|| Google My Search History Beta|
"My Search History lets you easily view and manage your search history from any computer. This feature of Google web search enables you to find information you thought you lost. And over time, you'll see an increasing number of relevance indicators in your search results that help you find the information you want."
|Apr 20, 2005|
|344:|| Google News Experiment Displays User Comments|
"According to Google, they will test a new feature in the US to allow reader comments on stories appearing in Google News."
|Aug 8, 2007|
|345:|| Google News Publishers: Your Sitemap Requires Updating Before May 4|
"This transition period will end on May 4, when we'll discontinue supporting all old-style Google News Sitemaps."
|Apr 22, 2010|
|346:|| Google News Search - expect more traffic for original content|
Google's August deal with four major news agencies should mean more space in News Search to feature original articles. Google themselves will be publishing the newswire stories and excluding other re-publishers.
|Oct 4, 2007|
|347:|| Google Notebook Goes Live|
"Login now working. Google's Notebook service, which allows web users to store and compile links to web sites, favourites, and snippets of information while browsing, went live last week..."
|May 16, 2006|
|348:|| Google Now Reports Manual Webspam Actions in Webmaster Tools|
"The manual action viewer in Webmaster Tools shows information about actions taken by the manual webspam team that directly affect that site's ranking in Google's web search results."
|Aug 8, 2013|
|349:|| Google Now Showing Brands, Stores, Types In SERPs|
"Now I'm seeing Stores and Types in the related searches area just below the given query."
|Nov 1, 2010|
|350:|| Google Now Showing Structured Snippets In SERPs|
Structured Snippets is a new feature that incorporates facts into individual result snippets in Web Search.
|Sept 22, 2014|
|351:|| Google Now Shows Many Results from The Same Domain|
Google formally announced a big change today. For some query terms, more than two results can be shown from the same website.
|Aug 20, 2010|
|352:|| Google Now Supports Schema.org Markup For Phone Numbers, And Gives Recommendations For Googlebot Crawling and Indexing of The Data|
"...we are launching support for schema.org markup to help you specify your preferred phone numbers using structured data markup embedded on your website."
|Apr 9, 2014|
|353:|| Google Now Using OCR on Scanned PDF Documents|
"They've automated an OCR process that converts scanned images of documents into indexable and searchable text."
|Nov 1, 2008|
|354:|| Google Offers "No Ads" Site Search to Small Business|
For a basic $100 a year fee, Google's Custom Search Business Edition will sift through up to 5,000 web pages. Larger websites can pay $500 per annum to search as many as 50,000 web pages.
|July 17, 2007|
|355:|| Google Offers Canonical Support in the HTTP Header|
Based on your feedback, we're happy to announce that Google web search now supports link rel="canonical" relationships specified in HTTP headers as per the syntax described in section 5 of IETF RFC 5988. Webmasters can use rel="canonical" HTTP headers to signal the canonical URL for both HTML documents and other types of content such as PDF files.
|June 20, 2011|
|356:|| Google Offers to Host and Search Your Videos|
"on Wednesday launched a program that lets its users worldwide store their digital videos at the Google Video service."
|Apr 14, 2005|
|357:|| Google Officially Launches Google Local, Merging it With Google Maps|
"Google Inc. today announced the official launch of Google Local, merging the technologies behind Google Local and Google Maps. No longer in beta in the U.S. and Canada.., ...find local search and mapping information in one place."
|Oct 7, 2005|
|358:|| Google On Caffeine: Performance Enhancements||Jan 23, 2010|
|359:|| Google Organic Keyword Data "Not Provided" - It's Now Gone|
Today's switch by Google to HTTPS, logged in or not, means that organic keyword data is now gone.
|Sept 23, 2013|
|360:|| Google Outages May 14, Reported||May 14, 2009|