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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 …

Google Details How They Crawl Images, Offers Tips Google Details How They Crawl Images, Offers Tips
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It’s pretty clear now how Google crawls Web sites to get the results you search for. Heck, we can’t go a week without Google updating us on how they’re changing the algorithm that determines search results. Unfortunately, there hasn’t been …

Google To 20,000 Sites: You May Have Been Hacked Google To 20,000 Sites: You May Have Been Hacked
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Google has been sending out a lot of messages to webmasters lately. A lot have been getting them based on questionable links pointing to their sites, in relation to Google’s cracking down on paid blog/link networks. Now, over 20,000 sites …

Bing Webmaster Tools Explained Bing Webmaster Tools Explained
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Microsoft is pretty serious about Bing and competing with Google. They are now the second most used search engine so they better step up their game to keep growing their audience. Of course, with more users comes more people who …

Google Webmaster Tools Gets New Admin Feature Google Webmaster Tools Gets New Admin Feature
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Google announced the launch of a new Webmaster Tools feature, which lets verified site owners grant limited access to their site’s data and settings to other people. You can do this from the home page, by clicking “Manage Site” and …

Google Webmaster Tools Sitemaps Feature Gets Some Updates Google Webmaster Tools Sitemaps Feature Gets Some Updates
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Google announced that it is including some new information in the Webmaster Tools sitemaps feature. This includes details based on content-type, like stats from Web, Videos, Images and News featured more prominently. “This lets you see how many items of …

Google Adds New Duplicate Content Messages to Webmaster Tools Google Adds New Duplicate Content Messages to Webmaster Tools
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Google announced today that it is launching new Webmaster Tools messages to notify webmasters when its algorithms select an external URL instead of one from their website, in duplicate content scenarios. Google defines “cross-domain URL selection” as when the representative …

Google Encrypted Search Means No Info For Individual Queries Google Encrypted Search Means No Info For Individual Queries
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Google announced that it is going to begin encrypting search queries with SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) as the default experience at Google.com when you search logged into your Google account. http://www.google.com will become https://www.google.com. “This is especially important when you’re …

Google Analytics Gets Webmaster Tools Data, New Search Reports Google Analytics Gets Webmaster Tools Data, New Search Reports
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Google is letting Google Analytics users get Webmaster Tools data in their GA accounts, so they can surface Google search data in GA. Several months ago, Google launched a pilot program, but now, the new set of reports is available …

Google Webmater Tools – Changes To Link Categorization Google Webmater Tools – Changes To Link Categorization
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Google announced that it is changing the way it categorizes link data in Webmaster Tools. “As you know, Webmaster Tools lists links pointing to your site in two separate categories: links coming from other sites, and links from within your …

Help Google Crawl Your Site More Effectively, But Use Caution Help Google Crawl Your Site More Effectively, But Use Caution
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Google has introduced some changes to Webmaster Tools – in particular, handling of URLs with parameters. “URL Parameters helps you control which URLs on your site should be crawled by Googlebot, depending on the parameters that appear in these URLs,” …

Google Emailing Notices To Webmasters Regarding Unnatural Links Google Emailing Notices To Webmasters Regarding Unnatural Links
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Many websites have fallen victims to Google’s emphasis on quality. And over the past few months, one of the targets has been unnatural links on your websites used for enhanced indexing and ranking. Google’s webmaster tools guidelines clearly demonstrates its …

Bing Webmaster Tools Refreshed Bing Webmaster Tools Refreshed
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Bing has launched some enhancements to Bing Webmaster Tools in an update called “Honey Badger”. “Today’s redesign offers webmasters a simplified experience that allows them to quickly analyze and identify trends – while also bringing new and unique features to …

SEO Reports in Google Analytics SEO Reports in Google Analytics
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Google announced the launch of a limited pilot for SEO reports in Google Analytics, which are based on search queries data from Webmaster Tools. “Webmasters have long been asking for better integration between Google Webmaster Tools and Google Analytics,” Google …

Verify Your Site in Webmaster Tools with Google Analytics Snippet
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Google announced that you can now verify your site in Webmaster Tools with a Google Analytics JavaScript snippet.

Submit Various Content Types to Google in One Sitemap File
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Google now lets you submit various content types in one sitemap. For example, if you want to submit videos, images, mobile URLs, etc. in the same sitemap, you can do so.

Bing Talks New Webmaster Tools
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Microsoft made some significant announcements related to Bing at SMX Advanced in Seattle. Later this summer, Bing will offer a redesigned version of Bing Webmaster Tools based on feedback from webmasters. The tools will provide webmasters with a simplified, more intuitive experience that delivers a comprehensive view of how Bing indexes their sites, a representative for Bing tells WebProNews.

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New Data From Google Can Help You Optimize Your Site for Conversions
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Google has just started sharing more detailed data for each individual search query in the Top search queries feature in Webmaster Tools.  Google used to just report the average position at which your site’s pages appeared in the search results for a particular query.