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Google’s Link Disavow Tool And Negative SEO

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 is: Can this tool be used if I’m worried about “negative SEO”? Here is Google’s official response to that: The …

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Google Webmaster Tools Will Now Email You About Critical Site Issues

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 have a significant impact on your site’s health or search performance and which have clear actions you can take to …

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Google Shuts Down More Services

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 by Google. Starting October 16, Google users will no longer be able to upload pictures with Classic Plus, which had …

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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 useful when looking for the source of your Site Errors,” Google says in a blog post. “For example, if your …

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Bing Webmaster Tools Changes Site Activity Calculations

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 Crawl errors we will now show you the percent change for the selected date range (as selected in the date …

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Google Webmaster Tools Gets Alerts For Search Queries Data

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 in Webmaster Tools. “We know many of you check Webmaster Tools daily (thank you!), but not everybody has the time …

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Watch This New Google Video About URL Parameters

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 site with URL parameters. “URL Parameter settings are powerful,” says Ohye. “By telling us how your parameters behave and the …

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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 able to create DNS TXT records for their domains, which in the past has been a way to get verified …

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Structured Data Dashboard Comes To Google Webmaster Tools

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 views, which will let you see things like: The first view is Site-level view, which aggregates data by root item …

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Google Gives You A New Way To See How Many Pages You Have In Its Index

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 shows how many pages are currently indexed, but also shows you a graph dating back a year: “If you see …

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Google Gives Webmasters Just What They Need: More Confusion

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 in the past was to pay attention to these warnings, Google’s said this time, that they’re not necessarily something you …

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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 CSV format which has long been available in Webmaster Tools and can be imported into other spreadsheet tools like Excel,” …

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