Archive for ‘SEO News & Updates’

Google+ Crowdsourcing User Data

Google+ has recently started asking users to complete their profiles similarly to LinkedIn. Now if you think you’re safe by ignoring their incentive, think twice!

Your circles can now supply additional (valuable) data about you to Google through this handy little feature:

Add More

In the screenshot above you can see the link inviting users to enter private notes about their contacts, for example their nickname, email, phone, address and notes:

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Once you save the custom notes they become part of users’ profile, visible only to you… and Google?…

 

PageRank Update: November 2012

Pagerank Update

Google has pushed out public toolbar PageRank values estimated to date back to 31 October which was our most recent post affected by the update.

#endofmessage…

 

Next Panda Update: More Forgiving?

Panda Google

We’re seeing signs of thin-repetitive content finding its way back into Google’s index in the last couple of days. Is this a sign of a gentler, more forgiving search quality algorithm?

There are a few search queries which I perform regularly, one of them scans for recent references of our website online and this typically this returns fresh and unique references.…

 

SEO Myth Busted: Bounce to Results is a Negative Signal

Busted

In today’s hangout with John Mueller we busted another SEO myth – negative impact of bounce-back to search results.

If people return to search result after visiting your website that is not a reliable negative signal for your website. The reason Google doesn’t rely on dwell-time in their ranking algorithm is due to the fact that some users may compare information from different sources.…

 

Google Disavow Links Tool Live

After a few months of panic, fair amount of Google penalties and increased efforts from Google in fighting spam we now have something we have been looking forward to, a disavow tool from Google.

Download: The Complete Guide to Google’s Link Disavow Tool with screenshots.…

 

Google Link Disavow Tool: The Complete Guide

Google has finally released their link disavow tool enabling webmasters to report inorganic inbound links for their domains. This document contains a step-by-step guide with screenshots and a list of best practices including potential problems associated with the use of the tool.…

 

Fresh Link Finder

Fresh Link Finder

Dejan Research Labs have created a new type of link research and analysis tool enabling fresh link discovery and record keeping. Fresh Link Finder is designed to assist whitehat SEOs and webmasters in keeping track of newly generated links to their content.…

 

Rich Snippet Guidelines Published

As with everything Google does, sooner or later they release a guide or guidelines for the right way of doing things. This time they released the guidelines for something that was long overdue, rich snippets.

rich snippets

The new post published on GWT blog presents the idea of rich snippet guidelines with some short examples.…

 

Google Tag Manager is Here

Google finally got around to address the issues of tags. As you know too many tags are not good for your site, on the contrary a few won’t help you much, well, it seems that Google has found a solution for us in the form of Google Tag Manager.…

 

Structured Data Testing Tool Available in GWT

Google once again made it easier for webmasters to make sure that their rich snippets are up to standards by improving the rich snippet testing tool into structured data testing tool.

Google Structured Data Testing Tool

New post was published at GWT blog to announce the release of this new shiny improvement that brings the following to the table:

-          Better display of rich snippet in the testing tool, made to resemble how we see them in search results

-          More languages added

-          New visual design

You can have some fun with the testing tool, trying out rich snippets before you place them on your site or you can try out different examples gives in the structured data tool as previews.…

 

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