All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Webmasters’

Google Webmaster Tools Changed To Google Search Console

Recognizing that a lot of different types of people use Webmaster Tools beyond just traditional webmasters, Google has decided to rebrand its popular product to reflect that. From now on, Google Webmaster Tools will be known as Google Search Console. Here’s the logo: “For nearly ten years, Google Webmaster Tools has provided users with constantly evolving tools and metrics to …

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Google Wants Some Ideas For Webmaster Tools Again. Got Any?

Google is once again calling on webmasters for ideas on how to improve Google Search and Webmaster Tools. The company put out a brief Google+ update early this morning: What would you like to see from Google Websearch & Webmaster Tools in 2015? We’d love to hear your feedback & collect your suggestions on the kinds of things you’d wish …

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Google Webmaster Academy Expands To More Languages

Google launched Webmaster Academy in 2012 as a way to help small businesses improve their web and Google presence through education about various webmaster topics. It even added Panda update guidance at one point. Last year, Google expanded the offering to 20 additional languages, and has now expanded it to twenty-two more . Google said on Monday: Today, the new …

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Bing Is Shutting Down Its Webmaster Forums

Microsoft announced that it is shutting down Bing’s Webmaster Forums as they have apparently not grown in a meaningful way. As of the end of this month or early next month, the Bing Webmaster Community Forum will be no more. Senior product manager Duane Forrester wrote on the Bing webmaster blog, “Over the last few years, we’ve had our Webmaster …

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Google Tells You How To Serve Your Homepage To International Users

Google is offering some new guidance on creating homepages for international users. The company took to its Webmaster Central blog on Monday morning to discuss the topic. Specifically, it looks at three ways to configure your homepage (or landing page) – show everyone the same content, let users choose, or serve content depending on their location and language. Any of …

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Google Updates Guidance On ‘Sneaky’ Redirects

Google announced that it has updated its guidance for webmasters on “sneaky redirects”. It has updated the relevant section in its quality guidelines. It now includes examples that illustrate violations. “Redirects are often used by webmasters to help forward visitors from one page to another,” says Google’s Aaseesh Marina. “They are a normal part of how the web operates, and …

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Google Launches Official Google+ Page For Webmasters

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 similar (if not the same) posts as what we see from the Google Webmasters Twitter account: Tweets by @googlewmc That …

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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 Launches ‘In-Depth Articles’ Section In Search Results, Highlights Eric Schmidt Article

Google announced that it will start showing a new “In-depth articles” section in search results when users search for some “broad topics”. We wrote about the feature when Google was testing it a couple months ago, but now Google is making it a real feature. Here’s what it looks like: Interestingly, Google says only 10% of people’s daily info needs …

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Google Launches Website Satisfaction Surveys For Webmasters

Google announced the launch of a new tool for webmasters called Website Satisfaction Surveys, which can be used to collect feedback from website visitors. When the webmaster pastes a snippet of code provided by Google into their HTML, the page will load a “discreet” satisfaction survey in the lower right-hand corner of the page. “Google automatically aggregates and analyzes responses, …

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Google Kills ‘Links’ In Its Ranking Message To Webmasters

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 the “How Google Search Works” page. Internet marketer Erik Baemlisberger spotted in a change (via Search Engine Land) in what …

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Google Shares International Optimization Tips

Google took to its Webmaster Central blog on Friday to share some tips for international sites. This comes at a time when an increasing number of online marketing professionals are viewing international SEO as gaining importance. “Many websites exist in more than one language, and more and more websites are made available for more than one language,” Google’s Web Studio …

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