Archive for ‘SEO News & Updates’

PageRank Update July 2011

Google PagerankAfter many months of no change Google decides to update toolbar PageRank twice in a row. First in June [1] and then in July. After a bit of investigation we found a post on Search Engine Round Table [2] which seems to clarify the issue.…

 

Panda Gravity

 

Time Sensitive Image Search – New Google Update

seo past week

A month ago Google updated its image search function by finally bringing image search using images to the table. Before that we had to use websites and plugins like TinEye, which works quite well actually. Now Google expands more into their image search after the redesign by adding recent images function.…

 

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.…

 

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