Archive for ‘SEO News & Updates’

Unusually Fresh PageRank Update in August 2012

Google’s toolbar PageRank (TBPR) values were released to public in August this year, but with much fresher snapshot date than we remember.

PageRank value is always a historic figure showing real-time PageRank score of a page at the time when the snapshot was taken.…

 

Google Analytics Launches Multi-Channel Funnels Reporting API

Tracking conversions and how they happen, which path they follow can be difficult, complex and confusing. That is why Google Analytics brought Multi-Channel Funnels to our dashboard. Now they decided to move forward with the idea by allowing developers to use that data.…

 

Structured Data Dashboard: New Feature in Google Webmaster Tools

Google has just introduced the structured data dashboard in Webmaster Tools and we went to investigate the new feature [1].

From today, webmasters who log into Google Webmaster Tools will be able to navigate to “Optimisation > Structured Data” to see which pages have used structured data and been recognised by Google.…

 

New Search Engine “Realtime” by Bit.ly

Famous URL shortener Bitly has announced the release of their very own search engine called Realtime.

Bitly-Stats realtime

The new search engine is experimental, Bitly announced on their blog:

“You can expect frequent updates, changes, and entirely new things to appear under this label.…

 

Matt Cutts Clarifies Unnatural Link Notifications

Here’s our digest of the most important clarifications from the most recent post on unnatural link notifications.

Matt Cutts: Good & Bad

Recent unnatural link notification messages [2] issued by Google caused much confusion among webmasters and few were certain of their purpose and severity. Last week Matt Cutts offered a brief explanation in his Google+ post [3], and later in the week a post was published on Google’s “Webmaster Central Blog” [1].…

 

Index Status – New GWT Feature

If you ever wondered or tried to check how many of your pages are in Google index you might have come into a dilemma here and there. If you check Google search that number may change daily, and is never substantial.…

 

Blekko Launches ROCKZi – New Social Media Site

Another search engine decided to get their own social data and social signals, not the one we expected though. This time it’s Blekko and their new social site is called ROCKZi. They followed in the footsteps of Google and Bing, but for me this move was rather confusing and unexpected.…

 

Norwegian Technology Journalist Exposes an SEO Scam

Academic paper translation, with a link back! Another ‘clever’ SEO idea which further damaged the reputation of our industry.

SEO Scam: Translation Email

Image Credit:  Fraud 2.0: Albertio wants to stick his straw in NRKbeta’s Google Juice

What happened?

Around six months ago I received an email from a translation service offering to translate one of my science articles from English to Bulgarian.…

 

Google +1 Recommendations

Today we’re rolling out a new feature of the +1 button to this preview group: when users hover over a +1 button, we’ll recommend other great content from the same site.  

recommendations-in+1

From Google+ Platform Preview Forum:

“This feature is available by default, so there’s nothing you need to do to enable it.  …

 

Google Webmaster Tools Update: Download to Spreadsheet

Google does listen to webmasters and here’s another proof. We can now download webmaster tools data to Google Spreadsheets.

Google Doc Download

What’s so special about this? Well for starters many of you will remember that we used to have only 30 days worth of traffic/ranking data.…

 

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