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Google Search Quality: 50 Changes in March

Google’s search quality department announced 50 important changes which took place in March this year.

Here’s the summary:
  1. Symbols: Inclusion in autocomplete.
  2. Symbols: Improved indexing.
  3. News Results: Scoring system for news groups improved.
  4. Sitelinks: Fresher and faster updates.
  5. Autocomplete: Now takes up less resources to run (internal improvement).

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March in Keywords

Keyword visualisation compiled from the most frequently asked SEO questions and issues webmasters faced in March 2012.

March SEO Keywords

 In the period between 1st and 20th of March there were 330 questions asked while only 30 marked as answered.

Prominent keywords and phrases include:

  • big traffic change (for top URL)
  • detected unnatural links
  • message id (webmasters starting to use message IDs from Google Webmaster Tools)
  • duplicate (title tags)
  • please help me
  • how can i / how do
  • message in webmaster tools
  • I need
  • rel canonical
  • sitemap
  • weird message in
  • removal request
  • rich snippets

Source: https://groups.google.com/a/googleproductforums.com/forum/#!categories/webmasters/webmaster-tools

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Error URLs Lose PageRank

We knew it already but now Google confirms. Pages which give errors such as 404 or 500 eventually drop out of index and lose PageRank and are unable to accumulate or pass any search engine signals.

crawl errors filter

“If a URL becomes an error, for example a 404 or a 500, we will try to keep it indexed for a very limited period of time.

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New +1 Button

New +1 Button

Google+ Developers Team has announced that the new +1 button design is to be rolled out to all users today.

In a recent article we explain Google’s new attitude towards product development and launch, which is now a lot more relaxed and experimental to what some might expect from such as big company.…

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Google Unified

The Merge

The next stage in Google’s product evolution is undoubtedly unification. Google’s many projects and shatterlings spread over a decade of development in a frantic search for the next big thing are coming back home, empty handed. Now they’re merging into a single universal product, bit by bit every piece of knowledge and experience collected so far is being used and integrated into a bigger, better and faster Google.…

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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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