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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 Webmaster Tools Now Shows Structured Data Errors

Google announced today that it has launched a new error reporting feature for the Structured Data Dashboard in Webmaster Tools. The company began testing this earlier this year, and has used feedback from webmasters to fine-tune the feature. Users can now see items with errors in the dashboard. Items represent top-level structured data elements tagged in the HTML code. Nested …

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Google Adds Smartphone Crawl Errors To Webmaster Tools (This Is Important Considering Recent Ranking Changes)

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 changes for sites not configured for smartphone users. “Some smartphone-optimized websites are misconfigured in that they don’t show searchers 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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Is Google Being Transparent Enough?

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 enough? When it comes to its search algorithm and changes to how it ranks content, Google has arguably scaled back …

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Google Adds ‘Security Issues’ Feature To Webmaster Tools

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 snippets and request reviews for all issues in one new process. Google’s Meenali Rungta and Hadas Fester say in a …

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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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Are You Getting More Out Of Paid Search Than From SEO?

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. is this the case for your business or do you get more out of organic SEO? Let us know in …

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Did Google Give Webmasters What They Need This Time?

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 to please everybody, but it does continue to launch tools and resources. Is Google doing enough to communicate issues it …

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Cutts: We Will Give More Info In Link Messages Over Time

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: Will Webmaster Tools ever tell us what links caused a penalty? “First off, remember, algorithmic things are just ranking, so …

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Google Makes Navigation Changes To Webmaster Tools

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, Google Index, Search Traffic and Search Appearance. Crawl shows you info about how Google discovers and crawls your content, including …

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