Google Category – Posts that relate to or mention Google and the art of ranking well in Google’s Search Engine Results Pages (SERPs).
Well here it goes, long time no see! Quick and easy way to hide content from Google’s PreviewBot which generates the preview images for Google Web Search and Google’s released-today Mobile Search Previews.
Check out Google’s future search results in this just-released public BETA.
In an improvement to their generic “Your computer may be infected with spyware” message to blocked search requests, Google now lets you know when someone behind your IP is running automated requests.
What I think will happen to SEO/SEM in 2009.
A look at how Google can sometimes be its own worst enemy, and how universal search doesn’t always bring benefits to users.
I’ve been meaning to blog about a few inside tidbits I picked up at PubCon last December.
This one is particularly important for virtually all webmasters as it concerns the new Geo Targeting Tool within Goolge Webmaster Console, and something that Google hasn’t even told you about the tool yet. Learn more by reading on…
I use Google News most days as the ‘entry point’ to my online news consumption.
Google News Ireland served up some odd results the other day however. Is there a secret message in here for the HSE?
Google Local Business listings have been available for quite some time in many of the Google country properties.
It appears that Ireland is set to also enjoy Google Local – Ireland is now covered within Google Local Business Center. We might be about to get some quite cool OneBox listings on Google.ie…
If you worry about Pagerank Google has just given you one less reason to do so – the latest export is either a dud or a lie.
Apparently Google no longer thinks Damien Mulley is an Irish slut…
Many people complain about Wikipedia being all over Google SERPs.
Is Ebay the Wikipedia of Google.ie ‘pages from Ireland’?
Google is updating its index with increasing speed and frequency.
But odly wnough the cache seems to be no longer representative of what Google knows about your pages…
What happens during one year of blogging? Can a business be built on a single Wordpress install? Can I support myself by talking about Search Engines all day?
You betcha. Happy birthday Red Cardinal.
Check out Dave Davis’ Firfox extension ‘Google Global’. It’s a handy tool that gives you more control over your Google search results.
Joost discussed a whole bunch of search modifiers for Google search URLs. There are a few more I’ve come across recently too.
And does David Naylor have an ‘seo cock blog’?
If Google falls out of your world, fear not there’s a place you can go for help.
Better still, experts will help you for free.
If you’re a competitive webmaster then no doubt you use Google’s Webmaster Console to check your backlink data.
Gears is a client-based browser-extension that allows you to access online data while offline. My first use for Gears is to vanquish some of the unread posts currently clogging up my feed reader. And I wont have to be online to do so….
Google is launching a crusade to undermine the practice of buying links to improve your ranking. And the SEO blogosphere isn’t too happy about it.
Ever wanted to store clips and notated bookmarks while you surf? Google has introduced a Notebook facility that allows you to store clips and information as you surf.
I only noticed this over the weekend, but it seems likely to be a very interesting feature.
Last week I got my first phone call from someone looking for Google….
Not help with Google, but really looking for Google. Funny
Google Desktop now includes Plus Box previews.
The first official acknowledgement that Google is indeed working on the much rumoured ‘Google Phone’.
According to Hitwise Wikipedia is the #1 downstream site from Google’s search results.
Sounds nice, but would you fancy Google owning all your customers?
Some of the coolest places on the planet, all via Google Earth.
Google are developing a Pseudo Pagerank algorithm that will compute internal pagerank purely from on-site factors. The new algorithm may affect what Google decides to index and how Google processes pages that receive no external pagerank.
It’s an interesting announcement that I haven’t seen mentioned anywhere else yet.
What happnes when your User Agent sniffing goes wrong?
So terribly wrong that you actually block Search Engine spiders from EVERY page on your site?
I sense supplemental hell a-coming…
Want to comment directly on Google Google blog posts? User commenting has always been disabled on all Google blogs. Until today.
Google has just announced that user commenting will be enabled on the Webmaster Blog.
Yes, yes, yes. I know. I really must stop checking the referrers. I don’t know what’s creepier – that someone visited my site searching for ‘whore‘, or the fact that they went as far as the 47th page before dropping in: Perhaps it was just my magnetic page title and META description
Some clever advertiser inserts ASCII code to highlight the Adwords headline. And it works a treat.
What do you think? Shot inside.
Not sure if I’m just imagining things, but I think both Google Analytics and Google Reader have been behaving differently recently…
More of my madness? Buddha knows.
Google is now reporting full backlink data within the Webmaster Console.
A great tool, and you might be very surprised when you see some of the deeplinks you never realised you had
Google News is acting all weird on me.
Screen shots inside.
Most people will have no idea what ‘OneBox’ is. But if you use Google there’s every chance you have seen and use OneBox on many occasions.
And now that local search results are being returned in the OneBox on Google you had better understand what might soon happen to your coveted top SERP positions.
Picking up and hosting on aged domains with history and, more importantly, trust can have a hugely beneficial impact for a new website. It is very common for new sites to host on second-hand domains so that you can jump straight into the competitive SERPs.
A .IE domain came onto my radar recently that is a good example of how using an aged domain can really help boost your Search Engine rankings quickly. Could your next site launch benefit from this domain strategy?
Ireland’s best known Google Bomb is alive and well. So allow me to speculate as to how Google is filtering out Google Bombs.
I wonder if perhaps the ‘Telecoms Poodle‘ can give us any pointers?
What follows is more likely than not 100 miles away from the actual technique Google uses (if I’m that close I’ll be happy ).
George Bush is no longer a miserable failure. So says Google.
Some algorithmic changes over at the world’s largest Search Engine have saved some blushes for many a top politician.
But could this affect your websites as well?
Did you know that the META Description tag can be one of the most important factors dictating whether searchers will actually visit your website?
But META descriptions aren’t useful for attracting search engines, they’re useful for attracting the people who use search engines. Read on to learn how your META tags can get you more traffic (and I’m pretty sure you aren’t thinking what I’m thinking).
Google seems to be coming more vocal in how it communicates with webmasters.
Here are a couple of recent pronouncements from Google that are definitely worth a look.
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