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Google Introduces Style Guide For HTML And CSS Google Introduces Style Guide For HTML And CSS

I have a good friend who defines himself as a street coder. He taught himself all the code he knows and he sometimes uses strange code that nobody would ever think to use. It gets him by and sometimes is …

Google Explains Its Responsive Webpage Design Google Explains Its Responsive Webpage Design
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Though Google realizes that multiple versions of a website can help tailor that site for display on a specific device, Google uses a different approach for displaying websites on a wide variety of devices. Instead of having separate websites for …

Google Adds More Top Search Query Data Google Adds More Top Search Query Data
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Google has been adding more and more value to their Webmaster tools which really should help those of you just starting a Website or perhaps just need more help in attracting traffic. Either way, one of the best tools available …

Google Combines Webmaster Resources In a Single Page
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Google has put together a new collection of resources for webmasters. This includes a page that provides all the different ways the company wants you to contact them if you want to tell them about a page you want to remove from search results, tell them about spam, tell them when you’ve fixed issues on your site, etc. 

They’ve also collected various articles from their sites and put them with this information. 

Webmasters Concerned About Lost Traffic Due to Google Notifications
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On Friday, Google aded a new notification to search results for letting people know when a site may have been hacked. As hacking is running rampant these days, it’s probably not a bad idea. However, not all webmasters are thrilled about it. 

Why Your Email Address May Show up in Google Search Results

Matt Cutts has provided some useful information for webmasters in the last few videos that have been uploaded to Google’s Webmaster Central YouTube channel. It should be noted that this channel is designed to answer questions and provide useful tips for webmasters regarding their site’s performance in Google. The topics are not always breaking news. Some you may know, but there are always other people out there that don’t know the information.

Geo-Targeting for Google with Webmaster Tools
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Google’s Matt Cutts has posted a new video talking about how Google deals with geographic targeting. This is a subject he has tackled on more than one occasion in the past, but in this latest one, he is elaborating on it a bit more, and explains that Google is looking more and more at this stuff as time goes on.

Attention Webmasters: Google Sitemaps Updates
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Google has been working on updates to how it uses sitemaps. Considering research highlighted in this study (pdf), which showed how search engines find new and changed content faster with sitemaps, webmasters should take note.

Google’s Matt Cutts on Canonical Again

Matt Cutts is getting in the habit of posting helpful videos along with accompanying slideshows. He has continued this tradition today with one of each on the recently announced Canonical Link element introduced jointly among Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft (Cutts notes that Ask has gotten on board as well).

Google Addresses Webmaster Concerns
A couple of days back Google’s Susan Moskwa & Trevor Foucher published FAQs about sitemaps, see: Google’s FAQs on Sitemaps. The FAQs followed from their experience at SES Chicago 2007.

7 Steps to Get Your New Site Indexed in 24 hours
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Most SEO’s will advise you to buy an existing site/domain (lots of age benefit), but there are times when you need to start from scratch with a fresh domain.

It can sometimes take a couple of weeks to get a new domain indexed by Google (even longer to start ranking!). In order to speed up the process of getting your site indexed quickly, even in 24 hours, follow the steps outlined below:

1) Create 5 pages of content

Skip the “under construction” page and write several pages of real content, at least a few paragraphs.

Google Bestows Much Love Upon Webmasters

The revamped Google Webmaster Central has enough changes in place that it merits a second look for our readers.