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Google Offers Webmasters Tools To Get Content In Knowledge Graph, Google Now

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, restaurants, and TV episodes. “With Data Highlighter, webmasters don’t even need to change their site’s HTML,” explains product manager Justin …

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Google Introduces ‘x-default hreflang’ Annotation For Webmasters

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 are sometimes configured to point visitors to localized pages, either via redirects or by changing the content to reflect the …

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Google Offers ‘First Steps’ Cheat Sheet for Beginning Webmasters

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 and links to additional info and support. The cheat sheet is a single page, “short how-to list with basic tips …

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Google Talks Site Verification In New Video

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 the verification method that is easiest for them. Possibilities include: domain name provider, HTML file upload, HTML meta tag and …

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Google Talks About Optimizing For Tablets

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 search and searches from tablets. Google wants to provide a good experience to users, and users will not benefit from …

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Google Is Experimenting With Ways To Make Reconsideration Requests Better

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 requests and whether or not they’re actually read by humans. The video was a response to the following user-submitted question: …

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If You Experience A Manual Action From Google, You Should Hear About It

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 Tabke has sold WebmasterWorld), including other things Cutts talked about. It’s understandable, as webmasters have been waiting months for the …

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Jim Boykin (Internet Marketing Ninjas) Buys WebmasterWorld Forum

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 the ideal match for WebmasterWorld,” said Tabke. “I couldn’t have asked for a better situation than a long-time member acquiring …

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Google Link Disavow Tool Does Not Guarantee Google Will Ignore A Link

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 rankings. You can see plenty more details about it here (along with a video from Matt Cutts). One important thing …

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Google Tweaks Rich Snippets Testing Tool, Calls It Structured Data 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 appear in search results. Google also says the new design makes it clearer what structured data Google can extract from …

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Google May Soon Update Its Webmaster Guidelines

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 put up by mistake and “were not meant to go public yet.” Sexton removed his post, but in the comments …

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Now Is Your Chance To Ask Matt Cutts A Question

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, and sometimes they’re quick and to the point. We usually share them here as they become available, as they’re often …

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