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Bing Is Shutting Down Its Webmaster Forums

Bing Is Shutting Down Its Webmaster Forums

By Chris Crum May 28, 2014

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. …

Google Launches In-Depth Articles On SERPs Google Launches In-Depth Articles On SERPs

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 …

Google Launches Satisfaction Surveys For Webmasters Google Launches 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 …

Google Removes The Word Link From Ranking Message Google Removes The Word Link From Ranking Message
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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 …

Google Shares International Optimization Tips Google Shares International Optimization Tips
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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 …

Google Offers Webmasters New Structured Data Tools Google Offers Webmasters New Structured Data Tools
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Google has launched two new tools for webmasters to provide the search engine with structured data from their sites. For one, Google’s Data Highlighter now supports eight types of structured data, including: events, products, local businesses, articles, software applications, movies, …

Google Introduces 'x-default hreflang' Annotation Google Introduces 'x-default hreflang' Annotation

Google introduced a new rel-alternate-hreflang annotation for webmasters to specify international landing pages. It’s called “x-default hreflang,” and it signals to Google’s algorithms that a page doesn’t target a specific language or location. “The homepages of multinational and multilingual websites …

Google Offers First Steps Cheat Sheet for Webmasters Google Offers First Steps Cheat Sheet for Webmasters
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Google has just released a new single-page guide for beginning webmasters that features information on looking good in Google search results through page titles, proper domain names and sub-pages, and meta descriptions. It also offers a brief primer on images …

Google Talks Site Verification In New Video Google Talks Site Verification In New Video
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Google has released a new Webmaster Help video. This one comes from Maile Ohye from Google’s webmaster support team, who talks about verifying ownership of your site in Webmaster Tools. The goal of the video is to help webmasters choose …

Google Talks About Optimizing For Tablets Google Talks About Optimizing For Tablets
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If your site isn’t optimized for different devices that people are using, it’s not going to look good for Google when they point users to your site. This is something to keep in mind, when you’re considering optimizing for mobile …

Matt Cutts Talks Reconsideration Request Experiments Matt Cutts Talks Reconsideration Request Experiments
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Google has been experimenting with how to make the reconsideration request process better for webmasters who have been dealt a manual action penalty by Google. Google’s head of webspam, Matt Cutts, put out a new Webmaster Help video discussing reconsideration …

Google Sending Messages For All Manual Actions Google Sending Messages For All Manual Actions
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Google’s Matt Cutts, as you may know, spoke at PubCon this week. It’s where he revealed Google’s new Link Disavow tool. That seems to have overshadowed just about everything else from the conference (even the news that PubCon founder Brett …

Jim Boykin Buys WebmasterWorld Forum Jim Boykin Buys WebmasterWorld Forum
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WebmasterWorld and Pubcon founder Brett Tabke has sold WebmsaterWorld to Jim Boykin, who runs Internet Marketing Ninjas. The announcement was made today at PubCon, which Tabke will continue to run. “Internet Marketing Ninjas, led by company founder Jim Boykin, is …

Google Can Ignore Your Link Disavow Requests Google Can Ignore Your Link Disavow Requests
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Google finally announced the launch of a Link Disavow tool for webmasters today, after months of anticipation. This is a tool that you can use to tell Google to ignore links if you feel they are hurting your search engine …

Google Tweaks Rich Snippets Testing Tool Google Tweaks Rich Snippets Testing Tool

Google has launched a new version of its rich snippet testing tool, which it now calls the Structured Data Testing Tool. The company says it has improved how it displays rich snippets in the tool to better mach how they …

Google May Soon Update Its Webmaster Guidelines Google May Soon Update Its Webmaster Guidelines
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It looks like Google may soon be changing its Webmaster Guidelines. Patrick Sexton from FeedTheBot claims to have spotted an updated version of the guidelines, and posted about them. However, he says, two Google employees told him that they were …

Now Is Your Chance To Ask Matt Cutts A Question Now Is Your Chance To Ask Matt Cutts A Question
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If you’re reading this, you’ve probably seen some of the Webmaster Help videos Google’s Matt Cutts has done. He regularly takes questions from webmasters about various Google behaviors, and uploads responses to YouTube. Sometimes, they’re longer in more in depth, …