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Google Releases HTML Meta Tag Verification Video Google Releases HTML Meta Tag Verification Video
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The latest Webmaster Help video from Google does not come from Matt Cutts, but Maile Ohye. It’s about HTML meta tag verification in Webmaster Tools. “Verifying ownership of your site in Webmaster Tools provides you and Google a secure channel …

Cutts Does Customer Support In Latest Webmaster Video Cutts Does Customer Support In Latest Webmaster Video

Google has put out a new webmaster help video with Matt Cutts. The basis of the user-submitted question isn’t even accurate, and Cutts still took the time to make the video and answer it. This goes to show that there …

Hall Of Famer Matt Cutts On Why Google Doesn’t Provide An SEO Quality Calculator Hall Of Famer Matt Cutts On Why Google Doesn’t Provide An SEO Quality Calculator
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Google’s Matt Cutts, who on Friday, was inducted into the University of Kentucky’s Hall of Fame here in Lexington, has posted a new Webmaster Help video answering a question about why Google doesn’t provide some kind of “SEO quality calculator”. …

Will Google’s Link Disavow Tool Come Back To Haunt Webmasters? Will Google’s Link Disavow Tool Come Back To Haunt Webmasters?
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Back in June, during the height of the Penguin update freakout, Google’s Matt Cutts hinted that Google would launch a “link disavow” tool, so that webmasters can tell Google the backlinks they want Google to ignore. This means links from …

Google’s Link Disavow: Google Answers Domain Related Questions Google’s Link Disavow: Google Answers Domain Related Questions
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Google launched its Link Disavow tool today. If you haven’t read about it yet, you can do so here. There are a few things Google mentions about it at the end of a blog post, I think are worth highlighting, …

Google’s Link Disavow Tool And Negative SEO Google’s Link Disavow Tool And Negative SEO
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In case you haven’t heard yet, Google finally released its long-awaited Link Disavow tool. You can get more details about it here. In a blog post about the tool, Google includes a Q&A section. One of the questions in that …

Google Webmaster Tools Will Now Email You About Critical Site Issues Google Webmaster Tools Will Now Email You About Critical Site Issues
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Google announced today that Webmaster Tools will start letting you know when it discovers critical issues with your site, by sending you an email with more info. The company says it will only notify you about issues that it thinks …

Google Shuts Down More Services Google Shuts Down More Services
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Google has continued its “spring cleaning,” announcing that it will be shutting down some more services. Starting on Tuesday, it will start retiring AdSense for Feeds. It will close completely on December 3. Publishers can still use Feedburner URLs powered …

Google Gives You More Site Error Details In Webmaster Tools Google Gives You More Site Error Details In Webmaster Tools

Google is now sharing more detailed Site Error info in Webmaster Tools. Sire Errors will now display stats for each site-wide crawl error from the past ninety days. It will also show failure rates for category-specific errors. “This information is …

Bing Webmaster Tools Changes Site Activity Calculations Bing Webmaster Tools Changes Site Activity Calculations
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Bing announced a new change to its Webmaster Tools, related to how it calculates Change in the Site Activity widget. Vincent Wehren explains on Bing’s Webmaster Center blog, “For the metrics Clicks from search, Appeared in search, Pages crawled, and …

Google Webmaster Tools Gets Alerts For Search Queries Data Google Webmaster Tools Gets Alerts For Search Queries Data
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Google announced today that it is adding alerts for Search Queries data to Webmaster Tools to complement its recently rolled out Crawl Errors alerts. You can get the alerts forwarded to your inbox if you sign up for email forwarding …

Watch This New Google Video About URL Parameters Watch This New Google Video About URL Parameters
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Google has released a new video about configuring URL parameters in Webmaster Tools. It’s about 15-minutes long, and features Google Developer Programs Tech Lead Maile Ohye discussing the how to help Google crawl your site more efficiently, and manage a …

Google Gives You A New Way To Verify Your Domain Google Gives You A New Way To Verify Your Domain

Google has launched a new way to verify that you are the owner of your site or domain for Webmaster Tools. You can now do this using DNS CNAME records. Google says the new option is for users who aren’t …

Structured Data Dashboard Comes To Google Webmaster Tools Structured Data Dashboard Comes To Google Webmaster Tools
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Google has added a new feature to Webmaster Tools called the Structured Data Dashboard. The purpose, Google says, is to provide webmasters with more visibility into the structured data that Google knows about for their site. It comes with three …

Google Gives You A New Way To See How Many Pages You Have In Its Index Google Gives You A New Way To See How Many Pages You Have In Its Index
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Google has released a new feature in Webmaster Tools called Index Status. The feature shows you how many pages you have included in Google’s index at any given time. The feature appears in the Health menu in Webmaster Tools. It …

Google Gives Webmasters Just What They Need: More Confusion Google Gives Webmasters Just What They Need: More Confusion
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Last week, Google began sending out messages to webmasters, warning them of bad links, much like the ones that many webmasters got prior to the infamous Penguin update. Google said, however, that these messages were different. Whereas the company’s advice …

Google Makes Webmaster Tools Data Exporting Easier Google Makes Webmaster Tools Data Exporting Easier

Google announced that it has included a new option for exporting data to a Google Spreadsheet in Google Docs. Users can now choose between the CSV and Google Docs download formats. “Choosing ‘CSV’ initiates a download of the data in …

Bing Unleashes a Ton of New Webmaster Tools for SEO, Links Stats Bing Unleashes a Ton of New Webmaster Tools for SEO, Links Stats
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As Vice President of Bing Program Management Derrick Connell mentioned at the Search Engine Land roundtable talk earlier today, Bing has launched a bevy of new webmaster tools to better inform the understanding of your site’s data and statistics. The …

Google Domain Verification Gets Simplified With Registrar Partnerships Google Domain Verification Gets Simplified With Registrar Partnerships
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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 …

Google Informs Us That Instant Pages Works Great Google Informs Us That Instant Pages Works Great

How comfortable are you with Google’s prerendering capabilities? Do you like the idea of your site loading faster in Chrome thanks to this technology? The idea behind Instant Pages is to immediate load the top search result for a particular …

Google Webmaster Tools Gets Better Navigation, New Dashboard 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 …