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Google Launches Official Google+ Page For Webmasters

Google Launches Official Google+ Page For Webmasters

By Chris Crum March 11, 2014

There is now an official Google+ page for Google Webmasters. Matt Cutts tweeted a link to it, and the page made its first post last night: So far, that’s all that it has to offer, but we can probably expect …

Google Webmaster Tools Gets Smartphone Crawl Errors Google Webmaster Tools Gets Smartphone Crawl Errors
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Google announced that it has expanded the Crawl Errors feature in Webmaster Tools to help webmasters identify pages on their sites that show smartphone crawl errors. This is going to be of particular importance because Google recently made several ranking …

Cutts: What Do You Want To See From Webmaster Tools? Cutts: What Do You Want To See From Webmaster Tools?
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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 …

Is Google Being Transparent Enough? Is Google Being Transparent Enough?
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Many would say that Google has become more transparent over the years. It gives users, businesses and webmasters access to a lot more information about its intentions and business practices than it did long ago, but is it going far …

Google Adds Security Feature To Webmaster Tools Google Adds Security Feature To Webmaster Tools
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Google has announced the launch of a new Webmaster Tools feature called Security Issues, which shows verified site owners info about the security issues on their sites (in a single place), and lets them find problems faster with detailed code …

Changes To How Google WMT Selects Sample Links Changes To How Google WMT 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 …

Can You Get More Out Of Paid Search Now? Can You Get More Out Of Paid Search Now?
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As you’ve probably found out, getting your content seen in Google’s organic listings is not as easy as it used to be. It’s no wonder that businesses are getting more out of paid listings than they are organic search traffic. …

Google Webmaster Tools Gets 'Manual Action Viewer' Google Webmaster Tools Gets 'Manual Action Viewer'
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Webmasters, many of which have businesses that rely on search rankings, have been wanting Google to do more to communicate with more specificity what is hurting their sites in Google search rankings. The search engine can’t seem to do enough …

In Time, Google Will Give More Info In Link Messages In Time, Google Will Give More Info In Link Messages
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Google’s Matt Cutts says webmasters can expect Google to expand the amount of info Google provides in Webmaster Tools messages related to manual web spam actions. Cutts put out a new Webmaster Help video today discussing this topic, when asked: …

Google Makes Navigation Changes To Webmaster Tools Google Makes Navigation Changes To Webmaster Tools
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Google has launched a new navigation design for Webmaster Tools in an effort to make frequently used features easier to access. The design organizes features into groups that match “the stages of search,” as Google puts it. These are: Crawl, …

Webmaster Tools API Update Coming Soon Webmaster Tools API Update Coming Soon
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Today’s Webmaster Help video from Google includes something of an announcement. Matt Cutts reveals that the company is working on some upcoming changes to the Webmaster Tools API. The video is a response to the user-submitted question: Can you tell …

Google Removes The Word Link From Ranking Message Google Removes The Word Link From Ranking Message
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Google has a help center article in Webmaster Tools specifically about “ranking”. It’s not incredibly informative, and certainly doesn’t walk you through Google’s over 200 signals. It’s just a few sentences of advice, including links to Google’s Webmaster Academy and …

Google Tests Structured Data Error Reporting Google Tests Structured Data Error Reporting

Google’s Matt Cutts revealed in a Q&A at SMX Advanced on Tuesday night that Google is rolling out a test of a “structured data dashboard,” according to Search Engine Land. Barry Schwartz writes that he announced “a new beta application …

Google Launches New Search Opt-Out Feature Google Launches New Search Opt-Out Feature
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Google has launched a new way for sites to opt out of having their content show up in Google Shopping, Advisor, Flights, Hotels, and Google+ Local search. Matt Cutts announced the feature in a very brief post on the Google …

Google Talks WMT Search Queries [Video] Google Talks WMT Search Queries [Video]

Google has released a new video featuring Maile Ohye from the webmaster support team, who talks about the “Search Queries” feature in Webmater Tools, and how you can use that to “improve your site”. The video discusses the vocabulary of …

Googler Talks About Not Reindexing Pages Googler Talks About Not Reindexing Pages
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Ever had a problem with Google indexing your pages? If there’s no real content on them, then that’s probably why. Barry Schwartz at Search Engine Roundtable points to a Google Webmaster Central help thread, where one person says they had …

Google Launches Data Highlighter Tool In WMT Google Launches Data Highlighter Tool In WMT
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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 …