Archive for ‘SEO News & Updates’

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.…

 

How Google’s 39 May Updates Impact SEO

Which of Google’s 39 May updates impacted SEO? This is a review of most significant changes affecting our industry. I will keep it short and sweet as I hope to save you time here.

Google Update

Here are the ones which I found most interesting:

[Links+Onsite] Deeper detection of hacked pages

This means you will no longer see hacked websites which rank for “buy viagra“.…

 

Bing Webmaster Tools Major Updates

Bing is very much underrated as a search engine. They tend to do great stuff, sure we all run up to Google, but that 10-15% of traffic you get from Bing may bring a website to success or to ruin, which is exactly why we shouldn’t ignore them.…

 

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