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Google Accepting Video Sitemaps

Google Accepting Video Sitemaps

By WebProNews Staff December 18, 2007 | 2 Comments

Google will make use of an extension to the Sitemaps protocol to do a better job of indexing the videos people publish.

GoDaddy & Google Partner on Webmaster Tools

Go Daddy and Google collaborate to offer easy access to Webmaster Tools, informs the Google Webmaster Central Blog.

Let Google Know Your Site’s Geographical Location
If your site is location-specific (www.abcdef.es) then it really isn’t a problem but if your domain ended with a .com or a .net or a .org then it is hard for search engines to know your location. Now, ex-Googler Vanessa Fox has post which tells everyone how to Let Google Know The Geographic Location of Your Site.

Is Tech Blogging Broken?

Ah the A List under question again, and the importance of Techmeme in relationship to where people find news, and then blog about what is happening in the news. While techmeme is not the only source, it is quickly becoming the authoritative source of information for people who read and write techblogs. So there is no surprise that clever marketing people have figured out how to game the system.

Controlling Your (Expanding) Google Sitelinks

Google’s announcing some big changes with their Sitelinks feature.

Google Webmaster Central Takes History Lesson

What’s old is new with the tools Google makes available to webmasters, with their latest update that brings more historical data to the service.

SMX: Wikipedia, Yahoo Answers & Answer Sharing
Web users rely on community-contributed-content sites such as Wikipedia and Yahoo Answers. These sites enable you to communicate directly with an engaged audience. But contribute to the conversation with care. Too much spin and you’re credibility will be shot-and your brand damaged. You’ll come away from this session knowing how these influential sites work and how to participate constructively.

Moderator: Danny Sullivan, Editor-in-Chief, Search Engine Land

Old Guy Smacks Google For Age Discrimination
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Google may have thought itself free of Brian Reid and his lawsuit after one court rejected his age discrimination suit, but the appellate court found that rejection was in error.

Google Webmaster Central Adds Subscriber Stats

Late last Friday, Google’s Webmaster Central Blog reported some additional features which included the ability for publishers to see the number of subscribers to their content.

YouTube Under Fire Over Nazi Clips

YouTube’s in trouble again, and this goes far beyond issues of copyright law; the German government, along with at least one major Jewish group, is angry about the presence of Nazi propaganda on the video-sharing site.

Google Teaches Robots Tool About Sitemaps

The robots.txt analysis tool at Google Webmaster Central received some much-needed updating, and should be more effective for webmasters today.

Google Updates Webmaster Malware Reviews

Webmasters whose sites have been flagged in Google’s search results as being potential links to malware have a new process for updating their listings after cleaning the site.

Webmaster Central’s Future
Webmasters Google Go-to-guy Matt Cutts has a post in his blog which asks all suggestions on improving Webmaster Central. After all improvements were made based on suggestions given by webmasters.

Matt Cutts Surveys The Webmaster Crowd

Google’s Webmaster Central team is open to suggestions on what webmasters want to see in their management consoles.

Google Delivers Message Center To Webmasters

Improved communications with webmasters should take place now that Google has opened its newest feature.

Use Flash, But Don’t Offend Google

The Flash Player has been installed on millions of PCs worldwide, making it an attractive way for web developers to present content to their site visitors.

Comedy Central Site To Spoof ’08 Elections

Comedy Central has launched Indecision2008.com. their first stand-alone political humor Web site.