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Google Unveils New Site For Webmasters

Google Unveils New Site For Webmasters

Google announced the launch of a new website for webmasters. There, you’ll find access (and an introduction) to Search Console, Webmaster support/help center, learning resources like Webmaster Academy and guidelines, community links, the webmaster blog, an event calendar, etc. “We spent a lot of time making this site right for you,” says Google Senior Webmaster Relations Specialist Mary Chen. “We …

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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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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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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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Links Are The Web’s Building Blocks, And Fear Of Google Has Them Crumbling

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 search engine rankings, and this is a frenzy created by Google. It may not be exactly what Google intended, but …

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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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These Are The 10 Videos Webmasters Need To Watch, According To Google

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, I recommend watching all of them. Some webmasters are pretty used to videos from Google’s Matt Cutts, and he does …

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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 for sites targeting smartphones: 1. Sites that use responsive web design, i.e. sites that serve all devices on the same …

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