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Super Bowl 2014: How We Searched
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Google Launches Help Center For Hacked Sites
Super Bowl Commercials 2013 Edition: For Search Visibility, Most Brands Bought AdWords Too
Beyonce, Blackout, Ravens And M&Ms — What We Searched For During Super Bowl 2013
Searching for The Super Bowl Start Time: 2013 Edition
The Lead Up To the Super Bowl: How Are We Searching?
The Power Of Headlines: The LA Times Gets It Right With Their Piece On The Inauguration
Will [Not Provided] Ever Reach 100% In Web Analytics?
What Google Webmaster Tools Search Query Data Does – And Doesn’t – Tell You
The Algorithm Updates Google Announces Aren't The Only Changes They Make
Google Updates Their Webmaster Guidelines To Include Details On Rich Snippet Abuse
Yahoo BOSS Expands To Offer Geolocation Data
Google Upgrades Their Rich Snippets Testing Tool To Better Reflect Display In Search Results
Is Google's Synonym Matching Increasing? How Searchers & Brands Can Be Both Helped & Hurt By Evolving Understanding Of Intent
Google Webmaster Tools Adds Clarity to Traffic Alerts: What To Do If You Receive One
Google "Reveals Index Secrets": Charts Indexing of Your Site Over Time
Bing Launches Way to "Disavow" Links, But Why?
Bing Revamps Their Webmaster Tools & Launches Partial Yahoo Site Explorer Replacement
Peeking Into the World Of Google's Algorithm Changes With Google Search Quality Head Amit Singhal
Google Webmaster Tools Expands Query Data to 90 Days

Recent Comments

Implementing Pagination Attributes Correctly For Google
Eric, Do you have examples of these search results? You'll likely see the duplicate titles message in webmaster tools (since they are technically d
Implementing Pagination Attributes Correctly For Google
Eric, I talked to Google about this and they said they paginate before they process canonicals. I asked specifically about your scenario, thinking
Implementing Pagination Attributes Correctly For Google
Definitely for search results, the best bet is to noindex,follow them. This is more for category pages that have product listings. This page, for inst
“Spreading Santorum” Drops At Google; New Site Keeps Anal Sex Definition At Number One
This presents as a technical issue to me. (Or possibly but less likely, a penalty I guess.) I wonder if they changed anything recently on the site (th
Is SEO Killing America?
Mark, your comment is exactly what I was trying to say in the article. I think we agree entirely. :)
Did Super Bowl Advertisers Take Advantage of Search Interest?
Haha. Thanks for the catch.
Google’s Jaw-Dropping Sponsored Post Campaign For Chrome
C.A., you said: "The video appears to use javascript links and while Google crawler understands this, it does not pass page rank (i.e. is not again
Do You Have Duplicate Content Issues Across Domain? Google Will Now Alert You
Heh, yes. Thanks.
Panda Update 3.0 Live & Panda “Flux”
See this interview for my thoughts about Google's motivations and impact on Google's revenue: http://www.stonetemple.com/a-holistic-look-at-panda-wit
Former Google Search Reps Start Search Quality Alliance
I don't really think of what I do as offering SEO services at all, actually. I'm not sure if they think of themselves that way either. I help organiza
Google Provides New Options for Paginated Content
Ashish and suzukik - You are correct. I looked into this a bit more. I'll talk through it more in the more detailed article I'm working on. Joost's
Google Provides New Options for Paginated Content
Don, yes, you should remove the noindex when you add rel=next/prev. Ashish, this is different from what wordpress and other CMS systems are doing a
Google Provides New Options for Paginated Content
To clarify -- this isn't meta data you add to links. Add these tags to the head section of pages. So next/previous links on a page aren't completely s
Google Begins Verifying Google+ Accounts
Any idea what the verification process is? I'm verified, but I have no idea how they went about it.
Google Panda Update 2.4: Panda Goes International, In Most Languages
Google said that this update includes some small English tweaks. I haven't seen them confirm one way or another if/how Panda impacts link value, but i
Google Panda Update 2.4: Panda Goes International, In Most Languages
I didn't dub it any number :)
Google Panda Update 2.4: Panda Goes International, In Most Languages
Ideibler, I believe that's correct.
Google Continues to Encourage Site Owners to Think Beyond PageRank
Michael - You are absolutely right. I need to write about 15 more paragraphs for exactly the reason you say. I'm going to edit the post briefly now bu
Another Company Outed for Paid Links: Sequoia-Backed Milanoo
Danny, the point of my article was that we have no idea how often this type of thing is caught so when cases when it's not caught hits the news, it's
Post Panda Social Engagement Measurements
I think the key here isn't that a lot of fans or visits are signals that Google uses, but that fans and visits result when audiences like a site. Beca
The Leaky New York Times Paywall & How “Google Limits” Led To “Search Engine Limits”
Revenue is a tricky problem that goes well beyond convincing advertisers to pay as much for online ads as they do for print ads. (For instance, classi
25 Things I Hate About Google, Revisited 5 Years Later
I'm not angry. I just disagree. I feel as though Google offers a lot of guaranteed support for site owners that didn't use to be available, including
Virgin Mary, Baby Jesus “Seen” On Google Maps
What does it mean that all I see is dirt?
25 Things I Hate About Google, Revisited 5 Years Later
OH COME ON! You "hate" that Google still has no site owner support? You wrote the original article in March 2006 when Webmaster Central didn't exist (
SearchReviews: A Search Engine For 40 Million Reviews (And Counting)
Since they are crawling the web and not grabbing reviews from partnerships and available APIs, will be interesting to see if any of those sites block

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