Monthly Archives: December 2012

How do PageRank updates work?

On what basis you are increasing the PR for each PR update? Made, London

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Are links in footers treated differently than paragraph links?

Does Google treat links in footers differently than links surrounded by text (eg in a paragraph)?

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Google does not use the keywords meta tag in web ranking

Google does not use the keywords meta tag in web ranking

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What has been the biggest surprise of 2012 for you and your spam team?

What has been the biggest surprise of 2012 for you and your spam team?

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Webmaster Tools spring time design refresh

We’ve redesigned Google Webmaster Tools!

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An update on Google’s webmaster videos

Matt Cutts addresses a noted trend in his webmaster videos.

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Errors that Google may find and report while crawling your site

Learn more about errors that Google’s system can encounter while trying to discover your content, and where to go to troubleshoot these problems.

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2012 Korea Webmaster Conference

The 2012 Webmaster Conference was held in Korea on Jan 30, 2012. Matt Cutts was the main guest speaker and gave a presentation called “Search Inside” about how Google works and the importance of the open web. About 350 webmasters … Continue reading

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Google Webmaster Tools Doubts, Bing Images Upsets SEOs & Google Drops Map Tags

This week, I do a shorter recap of the news at the Search Engine Roundtable. I start off with Google’s Webmaster Tools link reports being wrong. Bing changed how they link to their image results, leading to upset webmasters. Google … Continue reading

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How many search algorithm changes were made in 2009?

Pulkit Agrawal in Ahmedabad, India asks: “Can you please tell us: a) How many changes did Google make to their primary search algorithm in 2009 till date? b) Is content still the king or something else (structure) has taken over? … Continue reading

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Matt Cutts: Try something new for 30 days

Is there something you’ve always meant to do, wanted to do, but just … haven’t? Matt Cutts suggests Try it for 30 days. This short, lighthearted talk offers a neat way to think about setting and achieving goals.

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Behind the scenes of Google Webmaster Central videos

Matt Cutts and Wysz pull back the curtain and take you behind the scenes of creating a video for Webmaster Central.

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Speed Google Ranking Factor, CTR in Webmaster Reports & Twitter Is Massive

This week in search, I talk about Google announcing that site speed is now a ranking factor, watch the video to see how that impacts you. Google released outstanding reports in Webmaster Tools. Google created a wonderful Twitter archive search … Continue reading

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How to use Google Webmaster Tools

Watch this video and learn here how to use Google Webmaster Tools to its full extent.

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