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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, …

Google Gives You More Site Error Details In Webmaster Tools 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 …

Links Are The Web’s Building Blocks, And Fear Of Google Has Them Crumbling Links Are The Web’s Building Blocks, And Fear Of Google Has Them Crumbling
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This year, as you may know, Google has been sending out a whole lot of messages to webmasters about problematic links. People are in a frenzy trying to get rid of links that may or may not be hurting their …

Google Gives Webmasters Just What They Need: More Confusion Google Gives Webmasters Just What They Need: More Confusion
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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 …

These Are The 10 Videos Webmasters Need To Watch, According To Google These Are The 10 Videos Webmasters Need To Watch, According To Google
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Google has updated its Webmaster Academy site to feature more videos. Some of the videos on the site are old, but some are brand new. None fo them are incredibly long, so if you have a few minutes to spare, …

Google Has New Advice For Mobile SEO Google Has New Advice For Mobile SEO

Google has been pushing its “GoMo” campaign for a while, trying to get sites set up for mobile success, but today, Google posted specific recommendations for smartphone-optimized sites on its Webmaster Central blog. Google says it supports the following configurations …

Google Website Translator Gives Webmasters More Control Google Website Translator Gives Webmasters More Control

Back in 2009, Google released Website Translator, a plugin powered by Google Translate, which enabled webmasters to make their site’s content available in 51 languages (now it’s over 60). Google says over a million sites have utilized it to date. …

Google Explains Its Responsive Webpage Design Google Explains Its Responsive Webpage Design
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Though Google realizes that multiple versions of a website can help tailor that site for display on a specific device, Google uses a different approach for displaying websites on a wide variety of devices. Instead of having separate websites for …

Google Rich Snippet Updates Announced, Author Stats Go Missing Google Rich Snippet Updates Announced, Author Stats Go Missing
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Update: A Google spokesperson tells WebProNews, “We’ve currently disabled the experimental ‘Author stats’ feature in Webmaster Tools Labs as we work to fix a bug in the way stats are attributed.” Google announced that Product Rich Snippets are now supported …

Pagination: Google Goes More In Depth On SEO And The  Markup Pagination: Google Goes More In Depth On SEO And The Markup
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Back in September, Google introduced new markup for paginated content in an effort to return single-page versions of content in search results, when the content is broken up among multiple page. This would include things like multiple-page articles and slideshows. …

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 …

Video Markup Hits Schema.org (Google, Bing, Yahoo) Video Markup Hits Schema.org (Google, Bing, Yahoo)
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Last year, Google, Bing and Yahoo teamed up to announced schema.org, an initiative to supporta a common set of schemas for structured data markup on web pages. Schema.org got some rich snippet markup for music a couple months later, which …

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 Webmaster Office Hours Hangout on Thursday at 10:30 am EST Google Webmaster Office Hours Hangout on Thursday at 10:30 am EST

Short notice, everyone, but Google Webmaster Trends Analyst Pierre Far has announced his first 2012 webmaster office hours hangout, and it’s happening at 10:30 am Thursday morning. From his Google+ post: When: Thursday 26 January 2012 at 3:30pm UK time. …

Google Office Hours Webmaster Hangout On Wednesday Google Office Hours Webmaster Hangout On Wednesday

Google’s John Mueller (of Google Switzerland) announced in a Google+ post that Google will be hosting an “Office Hours’ hangout on Google+ for webmasters on Wednesday. They do this 1-3 times a week, but there’s a lot of learning opportunity. …

How Can Google Help Your Website in 2012? How Can Google Help Your Website in 2012?
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Google uses Google+ probably more than anyone else out there (except for maybe Robert Scoble), and regardless of whether or not you have added it to your daily social networking routine, it continues to provide a great channel for getting …

Tips for Diagnosing A Drop In Google Rankings, From Matt Cutts Tips for Diagnosing A Drop In Google Rankings, From Matt Cutts
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Google has posted a new Webmaster Help video. As usual, Head of Web Spam Matt Cutts has answered a user-submitted question. The question is: “When you notice a drastic drop in your rankings and traffic from Google, what process would …

Google Launches Important New Tools for Webmasters Google Launches Important New Tools for Webmasters
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Google made a couple relatively quiet announcements this week that have pretty big ramifications for webmasters who want to get more traffic to their sites. If you’re a Webmaster Tools user, you can thank Google for a new “Site Health” …

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 …

Google Algorithm Testing – Search Giant Calls for Help Detecting Scrapers Google Algorithm Testing – Search Giant Calls for Help Detecting Scrapers
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Google announced that it is testing algorithmic changes for scraper sites – blog scrapers in particular. The company is calling on users to help them. “We are asking for examples, and may use data you submit to test and improve …

Google: Not Having Robots.txt is “A Little Bit Risky” Google: Not Having Robots.txt is “A Little Bit Risky”

Robots.txt as you may know, lets Googlebot know whether you want it to crawl your site or not. Google’s Matt Cutts spoke about a few options for these files in the latest Webmaster Help video, in response to a user-submitted …