Archive for ‘SEO News & Updates’

Google+ Pages

Google PagesIn today’s Webmaster Central Blog post Google announced the release of Google+ for Business, their equivalent of Facebook Pages. …

 

PageRank Update: November 2011

Webmasters report global toolbar PageRank update today. Our team has tested the values on a sample of 1000 tracked domains and can confirm the news as approximately 40% of the tested URLs show variation in toolbar PR value. Recently Google changed the PR call URL which caused many to believe that PageRank was no longer showing to public.…

 

Google Freshness Algorithm to Affect 35% Searches

In today’s blog post titled “Giving you fresher, more recent search results”, Amit Singhal explains Google’s latest efforts towards preferential treatment of certain types of QDF (Query Deserves Freshness) based search queries. Google has been criticised in the past that their freshness algorithm has not really managed to catch up to a true real-time stream of news and events and are constantly trying to invent different ways of providing fresh and relevant content to users.…

 

Please Fix Position Sorting in Google Webmaster Tools

NOTE: Google has corrected this problem in January 2012 Webmaster Tools interface update.

Hello Google,

Instead of scraping your results I choose to use Google Webmaster Tools to check my clients’ rankings. There is just this one thing that drives me crazy and that is the way you sort the ranking phrases.…

 

Google Serves Ads at the Bottom of SERP

Yeah, no funny business here, and you did read it right, Google started serving ads at the bottom of search engine result pages[1]. They have been testing this for quite some time, and it appears that they came to a conclusion that ads at the bottom seem to perform better than the ones on the side.…

 

Google Indexing Facebook Comments, Ajax/JS Execution for Indexing

It appears that some bloggers running Disqus and Facebook comments will be happy, others won’t, as apparently Google now has a great ability of executing Ajax/JS for indexing dynamic comments like the above mentioned ones.…

 

Google Webmaster Tool Alerts about Duplicate Content

Last night Google implemented a really useful alert system[1] to Google webmaster tools, an alert that will notify us about duplicate content issues across domains. In other words, if your pages get removed from the SERPs because they are thought to be a duplicate from one of the other pages on the internet, Google will let you know about it.…

 

Google Keyword Tool

Google Keyword Tool is one of the most popular phrase research tools in the SEO community and many rely on it to understand traffic volumes behind phrases as well as level of competition for individual phrases.…

 

Google Analytics: Removing Search Query Data

Yesterday Google released an article on the official Google Analytics blog [1] outlining a new change to the reporting of organic traffic which was rolled out at the same time as the article. Basically, Google claims that they are now trying harder to “protect” their users by no longer reporting the organic query terms of anyone who is logged into their google.com account.…

 

Low PageRank, Bad Spelling & Panda

A recent Search Engine Land article [1] by Matt McGee seems to be getting a lot of traction in the SEO community, but the misleading title triggers wrong interpretation.…

 

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