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‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Notices Hit Webmaster Tools

Last week, Google started honoring “right to be forgotten” requests in search results, showing the following notice on search results pages for some name searches: Some results may have been removed under data protection law in Europe. Learn more Now, reports are coming out indicating that webmasters are getting “right to be forgotten” notices in Webmaster Tools. Alex Graves at …

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Google Gives Webmasters New Page Rendering Tool

Last week, Google named some JavaScript issues that can negatively impact a site’s search results, and said it would soon be releasing a tool to help webmasters better understand how it renders their site. The tool has now been announced. It comes in the form of an addition to the Fetch as Google tool, which lets you see how Googlebot …

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Google Adjusts Index Status Data In Webmaster Tools

Google announced an adjustment to the way sites’ index status data appears in Webmaster Tools. The index status feature now tracks a site’s indexed URLs for both HTTP and HTTPS as well as for verified subdirectories. In the past, it didn’t show data for HTTPS sites independently. Everything was included in the HTTP report. The move makes a great deal …

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Google Launches WordPress Plugin For AdSense, Webmaster Tools Management

Google announced the launch of its new Google Publisher Plugin for WordPress (in beta). This lets people place AdSense ads on their sites, and verify their sites in Webmaster Tools right from WordPress. The plugin links your site to your AdSense account, and lets you place ads without having to manually modify code. If you already have an AdSense account, …

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Google Webmaster Tools ‘Search Queries’ Feature Gets Some New Tweaks

Google has announced a couple of changes to the Search Queries feature in Webmaster Tools, improving stats for mobile sites and getting rid of rounding. For webmasters who manage mobile sites on separate URLs from the desktop versions (like m.example.com), Google will now show queries where the m. pages appeared in results for mobile browsers and queries where Google applied …

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Google Improves URL Removal Tool

Google has launched an improved version of its URL removal tool in Webmaster Tools, aimed at making it easier to request updates based on changes to other people’s sites. Google suggests that you could use the tool if a page has been removed completely or if it has changed, and you need the snippet and cached page removed. “If the …

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Google Wants Some Ideas For Webmaster Tools. Got Any?

In a recent article, we asked if Google is being transparent enough. While the question was asked broadly, much our discussion had to do specifically with webmasters. Is Google providing them with enough information? I mean after all, a single algorithm tweak can completely kill a business, or cause one to have to lay off staff. Webmasters want to know …

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Google Webmaster Tools Alters How It Selects Sample Links

Google announced on Thursday that it has made a change to how it decides what links to show webmasters when they push the “Download more sample links” button. The feature typically shows about 100,000 backlinks. “Until now, we’ve selected those links primarily by lexicographical order,” explains Yinnon Haviv, a software engineer with Google’s Webmaster Tools team. “That meant that for …

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Google Gives Webmasters Alternative To Markup With Data Highlighter

Google announced the launch of Data Highlighter in Webmaster Tools, a tool for event data (and soon other types of data) that gives them an alternative to having to markup their sites. It lets webmasters show Google pieces of data on a typical event page on their site for use in Google’s structured data offerings in search results (like rich …

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Webmaster Tools Gets “Associates” Feature For Your Managers Across Google Products

Google announced a new Webmaster Tools feature that lets you add users who can act on behalf of your site in other Google products. These users will be referred to as “associates”. This seems to be another step towards Google’s unification of its various products, which has largely been helped by its recently consolidated privacy policy, and has been fueled …

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Google Domain Verification Gets Simplified With Registrar Partnerships

Google announced that it is working with GoDaddy and Demand Media’s eNom on automated domain verification for Webmaster Tools and Google Apps. For sites with domains whose records are managed by GoDaddy or eNom, users will see a new verification method that looks something like this: “Selecting this method launches a pop-up window that asks you to log in to …

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Google Webmaster Tools Gets Better Navigation, New Dashboard

Google is continually updating its Webmaster Tools to bring the best features to users. This week brings some pretty major changes in the form of an updated navigation, new dashboard, and a compact view for the home page site-list. The features that you know and love in Webmaster Tools have been regrouped which facilitated a change in the navigation structure. …

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