Archive for ‘SEO News & Updates’

301 Redirect Value – Same Value as Link

Most of the talk yesterday revolved around an old myth and a frequent question in the SEO sphere, how do 301 redirects influence page rank and in what measure.

Some thought and claimed over the years that 301 redirect should be avoided as they will lose you PageRank.…

 

Should Google Penalize Itself?

kick me

Since the Interflora/Advertorial affair, webmaster community has been buzzing with discussion questioning Google’s own linking policies. SEO Book and Search Engine Land have covered this pretty well so there’s no need for me to repeat the events. Instead I’d like to point out that this is not the first nor the last time this is happening.…

 

Google Still Gives Penalties for Selling Links, or Have You Forgotten

From time to time we hear about Google penalizing a site for violating their guidelines, and from time to time that is done for one of the most obvious reasons, selling links. As it turns out Google shared a few penalties just a few days ago, to several UK news sites.…

 

Google removes ‘Not Selected’ from Index Status

Not Selected

John Mueller from Google has just confirmed that the “Not Selected” removal from Google Webmaster Tools was in fact intentional. The feature was confusing to webmasters, John says, and it sounds like it’s not coming back.

Check out the original Google+ thread by Tommy Redmond on which John clarified the disappearance of the index status feature.…

 

Google Webmaster Tools: Now with less link data!

Sorry to bring the bad news guys, but it looks like Google’s dumped as much as three quarters or your link profile from the latest link report in Google Webmaster Tools.

Ignored Links

I first heard from Jim Munro and later from Jason Mun who both noticed suspicious reductions in the amount of available link data suspecting at potential impact of link disavow tool.…

 

Google+ Pushes Ads for Pages

Google+ Ad

While managing our Google+ page today I noticed an ad for Adwords Express in the promo bar. It was suggesting that I can pay for more followers through advertising in search, maps and mobile (display is also available).

Right click revealed the following URL for the promo image: https://ssl.gstatic.com/s2/oz/images/promos/awx-32.png (AWX = AdWords Express).…

 

There is no such thing as Author Rank. Yet.

Author Rank? Hold your horses.

Author Rank is a popular concept in the SEO industry and one of the hottest topics in 2012. What I find strange about the whole thing is that nobody has any shred of proof that Author Rank plays any role in Google’s search algorithm today.…

 

Search Plus Your World Comes to Australia

Today we spotted a SPYW (Search Plus Your World) result in Google Australia and here’s how it looks like:

Search Plus Your World Australia

Notice the little person icon left from the result title? The feature was enabled for a session or two and then disappeared.…

 

Google Application Search

Today I spotted a new search option on Google – “Applications”. Not sure if I’ve been blind or this is a completely new option in the “More” section.

google application search

 

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