Archive for ‘SEO News & Updates’

EGOL Said It

In 2004 Rand Fishkin posted a slightly ‘conspiratory’ but fun question on SEO Chat forum about Google’s use of toolbar data. Rand later published EGOL’s opinion on SEOMoz giving it a fair amount of emphasis. Shame the reactions at the time were quite weak.…

 

Yahoo Site Explorer Shutting Down This Year

Yahoo has just announced on their blog that they will be shutting down one of the most popular backlinks tools, Yahoo Site Explorer.

yahoo site explorer

According to their announcement they have been putting much effort into Bing webmaster tools and the transition from Yahoo to Bing.…

 

Google Real-Time Search Shut Down

Yesterday there has been a very confusing development with the Google real-time search results, in fact, it was not available.

google real-time search

As we received news Google has temporarily shut down this service, for how long, we don’t know yet. But as it seems it has a lot to do with the fact that their agreement with Twitter to display their results has expired.…

 

Google+

Google+, the new social network seems to be catching on. The user experience, interface and functionality are familiar for all Twitter and Facebook users and the adoption for the first round of test users appears to be complete.…

How many users are on Google+?

 

Google +1 Metrics Available in Webmaster Tools

Google is keeping busy as always, but in the last few days they have rolled out some major changes. They introduced rel=author markup as well as connection with your Google profiles, they have started Google+ project, which is still by invitation only, they started to change their design and will change it even more over the next few weeks, and starting last night we can even see +1 metrics in Google Webmaster tools.…

 

Google Expands on Authorship Markup by Showing Authors in Search Results

Two weeks ago Google introduced the rel=author markup that will help content creators label their articles online. Now they are rolling out a new addition and that is to show the content creator, the author, along the search results.

So far only a small number of people is included, the ones that linked their Google profiles with their content, but anyone can participate according to Google’s blog post.…

 

Google: Unnatural Links Notification

Manipulative Links

Today we’ve noticed a new type of email sent to a webmaster on Google Webmaster Help Forums. It was sent by Google Search Quality Team as a way of notifying the site owner that there are some links pointing to their site which may seem unnatural and as an attempt to manipulate PageRank.…

 

PageRank Update June 2011

pagerank updateDate: 27 June 2011

Dejan SEO team reports that Google has just updated their toolbar PageRank. We’ve tested a random sample of websites and 90% of them show fluctuations in either home page or internal pages.

TBPR (Toolbar PageRank) seems to be rolled out later than originally predicted by Matt Cutts.…

 

New ICANN Domain Names – Any Value from the SEO Perspective?

If you watch the online world closely you certainly heard the news about ICANN’s decision to allow new top level domains in the future. Brand or generic domain names which will start at $185,000, a small price to pay for a brand, right?…

 

Related Searches Get Better– a New Addition to Google SERP

Google is on a quest to make our search much easier and faster by providing us with the right results and also giving us a heads up with the things we might actually need that are related to our search. A great addition to related searches for your research and list building is the top reference column found at the bottom of the search page.…

 

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