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Google Webmaster Central Hangout: 15-02-2012

Google webmaster central hangouts are a great way for webmasters to ask questions and provide feedback to Google’s webmaster team. How much can you fit into a single session? A lot apparently.


For those who have missed this week’s hangout …

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Influence on Google Suggest

This is a quick checklist of factors which Google could use to drive their “Google Suggest” auto-complete feature. When users type in a search query Google tries to complete that query by selecting suggestions from many different datasets. Do they …

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Examining Asterisk-Modified Search Queries in Google

This is a quick study on how asterisk symbol affects Google search queries, illustrated on a search for insurance in Google Australia.

Quick Summary:

insurance: brings results with word insurance highlighted in title and description
*insurance: word insurance is highlighted …

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Search Techniques for Reliable Results

Anyone can write a book. Whether a publisher will edit, print and distribute is a matter of expert evaluation. Some terrible titles may even pass through and find their audience, but will certainly not end up in a state library. …

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What’s My IP Address

Google has been accused of going beyond simply showing search results and stepping into new niches. This time I have to thank them for doing a great job. I hated those “what’s my IP” websites loaded with ads and hidden …

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Spaceship Priceless

Image courtesy of ‘The Battle Clinic’: http://sfc.battleclinic.com/docks/view.php?id=1676…

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