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Expect Makeover In Google's Webmaster Tools

Jun 19, 2007 | 2,737 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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The official Google Webmaster Central Blog says within 6 weeks, an overall overhauled Webmaster central – both its Content and Organization will be unveiled.

On June 5, Google Webmaster Central blog announced its plans to restructure Webmaster Tools help and on the next day, it released new Webmaster guidelines like hidden text or hidden links, cloaking or sneaky redirects and automated queries to Google, to name a few.

Matt Cutts' Daterange Power Searcher Tip

Jun 19, 2007 | 1,950 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Matt Cutts in his official Blog entry gives a shout out to Researchbuzz.com for an article called “Google Makes Change to Daterange Syntax”.

New Cool Feature: Depersonalized Search Browser Plug-in

Jun 18, 2007 | 2,379 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Joost De Valk created a Google de-Personalized Search plug-in which can can be used in both Firefox and Internet Explorer 7. Meaning, now you can search without logging out of Google and still receive depersonalized SERPs.

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One webmaster writes, "Seriously cool work, Joost! Thanks for providing the community with a practical tool. It may be a simple tool, but its the simple things that sometimes don't appreciated enough. (plus, I don't have to enter &pws=0 after each search either.) "

Google Public Policy Blog Launched!

Jun 18, 2007 | 1,782 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Andrew McLaughlin, Google's Director of Public Policy and Government Affairs finally makes it public that their official Google Public Policy Blog is now open for public use. However, this is not a new release as the Google Public Policy Blog has been working in the sly for about 2 months.

Google China Stops Using Cache Feature

Jun 18, 2007 | 2,404 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Over a month ago, Pacific Epoch announced that Google China was sued as it stopped using its feature of Cache. Cache stores webpages and the removal caused many websites to lose traffic and drop in rankings.

Finally, Google Video Search Engine Is Here!

Jun 15, 2007 | 1,877 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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After refreshing and revamping itself a time too many, Google Operating System Blog announces that Google video in its latest avatar has become Google video Search Engine.

This new video search engine shows results from other sites like YouTube, MySpace, Metacafe, BBC, Yahoo Video, Break.com, Daily Motion, Vimeo, Veoh, iFilm, Grouper, AOL Video, Jumpcut, Revver and Guba. Among the video portals YouTube has the highest with 42.5 million videos, followed by Yahoo Video (3 million), Google video (2.3 million) and MySpace with 2 million.

Google Simplifies Custom Search Engines!

Jun 15, 2007 | 1,502 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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The official Google Custom Search blog announces a new feature that simplifies Custom Search Engines (CSEs) by simply placing a small piece of tailored code on a page on your site.

Vanessa Fox: Google's Loss, Zillow's Gain

Jun 15, 2007 | 4,434 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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On a bittersweet note, Vanessa Fox announced in her official blog that she was leaving Google, the brand that has made her one of the most popular names among webmasters, for Zillow, a Real estate-based search engine.

Google Webmaster Central Gets More Team Members & Teeth

Jun 15, 2007 | 2,203 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google's official webmaster central blog mentioned about the new changes they are making in the webmaster central team. Changes can be noticed if you are using webmaster tools, the webmaster help center or the webmaster discussion forum. The newest addition in the webmaster central team is Susan Moskwa who is joining the team as a webmaster trends analyst and will be working along with Jonathan Simon. She is a linguistic genius and will look after the international forums.

Flowchart Your Way Out Of A Google Penalty!

Jun 13, 2007 | 7,506 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Rand Fish has a very helpful article about “How to Handle a Google Penalty” and many other issues in an interview with Matt Cutts.

If your website has been penalized by Google, here are tips to help you:

  • Confirm whether your website has really been penalized or whether it has only dropped in ranks
  • Check whether your site is still indexed (site:url.com).