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GoDaddy & Google Partner on Webmaster Tools

Go Daddy and Google collaborate to offer easy access to Webmaster Tools, informs the Google Webmaster Central Blog.

Webmasters: Where’d My Links Go, Google?

The webmaster forums are lit up with reports that the Google Webmaster Toolbar is showing zero backlinks, and some are reporting a decrease in traffic shortly after.

Building Your Attention, Traffic, Trust, & Subscriber Base

Some Things Only Spread Because Who is Behind Them

I recently created an Internet marketing mind map and published it on my tools subdomain with a link to it from tools.seobook.com, but nobody mentioned it. A few days later I blogged about it on SeoBook.com and dozens of webmasters linked to it. Same publisher, same content, drastically different results…because one channel has attention while the other does not.

Cutts Pokes Fun At Keyword Stuffer
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Crying about Google ignoring your keyword stuffed web pages just gives Matt Cutts and the rest of the SEO world something to gleefully mock.

Google Delivers Message Center To Webmasters

Improved communications with webmasters should take place now that Google has opened its newest feature.

Do Not Follow Google’s Mistakes

This is not an attempt to bash Google. However, you can sometimes learn what not to do from some very successful people and products.

Ways Webmasters Create Duplicate Content

At the recent SMX Advanced Conference in Seattle one of the big sessions was on duplicate content. There is great blow by blow coverage in posts by Vanessa Fox and by Chris Boggs.

Yahoo Slurps Somewhere Else

The migration of the Slurp is complete, says Yahoo. Over the past few weeks, the search engine has been transitioning its crawler, dubbed (disgustingly) "Slurp," to a new address at crawl.yahoo.net. Adjust your server logs as necessary and join the curmudgeons who are unimpressed.

Webmasters, Take Note Of Universal Google

Since Google has updated its search to make results from different verticals more available, webmasters can make people more aware of their site’s contents.

Google on Personalized SEO
At the 2007 Search Summit – The Australian Search Marketing Conference, Aaron D’Souza, Software Engineer, Google Search Quality alongwith co-workers, Maile, Peeyush, Dan, Ada hopped from the US Google offices to share, discuss and learn topics that are dear to Webmasters/SEOs/SEMs/users and their like.

The Google Kool Aid
Tamar linked to an interesting WebmasterWorld thread, Todays Webmaster & Their Relationship with Google, this week. The original poster makes some good points about how we’ve fallen under Google’s spell, spend too much of our energy focused on Google, think that Google’s guidelines are what define ethical seo, and give Google access to more data than we should.

Paid Links Economy

Measuring the quality of an ad system

Many bloggers and other website owners around the world aren’t selling their content these days, they’re financing their site with advertising. Almost every ad system seems to be a compromise. You can measure this compromise across different parameters: is the ad relevant? Is it unobtrusive? Is it disclosed? Is the product or service advertised fair to users? Is the ad directly influencing search engine rankings? Is the ad creating a conflict of interest? Is the ad obfuscating the voice of the website owner?

Google Slips Webmasters More Anchor Phrases

The Webmaster Central tools from Google received a welcomed update last month, to display anchor phrases leading to a site. Google has expanded upon that feature.

Webmasters Get Easier Google Content Removal
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Updates to Google’s Webmaster Central tools give webmasters more options for removing content from Google’s index.

Google: Disallow Internal, External Search Results

Barry Schwartz has written a post on Google officially requests webmasters to block internal or external search results. Barry informs about a Matt Cutts post namely Search results in search results which revolves around a query raised on Google’s Webmaster Help Group.

Submitting Pages to Ask.com’s Search Index

A Search Engine Watch Forums post inquires on the way to get site indexed in Ask.com.

Ask.com’s Webmasters page says that its crawlers go around the web from one link to another looking for significant content.

Banned Domains Let Back into Digg

It seems Digg has unbanned a list of sites by letting them back in. From what I have noticed here are the sites that have been allowed back in.

The Bane of Competitive Webmasters – Complacency

It’s really annoying to suddenly remember I have a few domains of 2-3 years of age, that I actually set up links for – but never had any real content on.

Reason being: complacency.

I bought the domains for an early client, with the aim of setting up a small network for link benefits for them.

However, early success meant the domains went undeveloped.

Google’s Greed Over a Rollback

Google recently announced they were updating the Adwords Quality Score, however it appears that there is a bug that raises the prices form any advertisers:

Google AdWords Quality Score Has Major Bug

Google AdWords Adds Quality Score Column & To Improved Quality Algorithm from Wednesday warned us of the new changes coming but apparently there is a bug that makes good performing ads prices spike through the roof.

Google’s Webmaster Tools Out of Beta

Vanessa Fox has reported on Official Google Webmaster Central Blog that Google is taking webmaster tools out of beta and allowing webmasters and others to comment on the blog.

Vanessa says on bidding farewell to beta:

Google Bestows Much Love Upon Webmasters

The revamped Google Webmaster Central has enough changes in place that it merits a second look for our readers.

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