Big traffic change for top URL

Big Traffic Change for Top URL

“Big traffic change for top URL” is a new message sent out from Google Webmaster Tools and it can alert webmasters of both positive and negative trends on their top pages.

The message comes in two formats:

  • “Search results clicks for http://domain.tld/ have increased significantly.

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How Google Looks at Free Expression and Controversial Content

Controversy

With the recent controversy of SOPA and PIPA still fresh in the minds of internet users, many people are worried about their internet experience being censored. Fortunately, Google is dedicated to preserving free speech for users of the internet, so that they may share their creativity and opinions with other people from around the world.…

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Shareception

‘Shareception’ – Nested chain-sharing of posts in Google+ visualised in ripples.  Coined by Mark Liederbach from University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

About the Test

While testing out the new link sharing feature we decided to see how far we can push the ripple before it becomes incoherent.…

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The Future of Linked Data

Video Rich Snippets

Google, and other search engines, use linked data in web pages to produce rich snippets in search results. However, it is not generally understood how this detailed summary information may be used in the future. Currently, several obstacles must be overcome before the full potential of rich snippets can be realised.…

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When Panda is Not Quite Sure

Barry Schwartz spotted a discussion on Google Webmaster Help forums revealing a letter sent to a webmaster when Panda wasn’t quite sure if it should hit or not. The case gives valuable insight into a borderline case past which we may be stretching our luck.…

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Keeping Free Hosting Free of SPAM

Free hosting services can be a great start for newbies in the online industry. No money invested with a chance to learn how hosting and setting up a website works. Unfortunately, anything free on the net is subjected to mass spam, and Google obviously knows that.…

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Google+ Style Guide

A helpful guide on how to use Google+ elements professionally and in line with Google’s branding guidelines.

Announcing your personal or brand presence on Google+ is important but Google wants webmasters to stay consistent in the way they use their brand.…

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