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August, 2014

  • 15 August

    I Get To Play With Google Domains

    Google sent me over an invite to the new Google Domains beta a few days ago and since then I’ve been playing around with the platform and getting familiar with it. After using it for a few days and going through the entire process to purchase a domain name and get it setup – I have to say this was ...

  • 14 August

    Google Updates Webmaster Guidelines to Include Guest Blogging

    Google's Matt Cutts announced back in January of this year the death of guest blogging - and since then Google has been sure to push the stake in deeper and deeper into the heart ...

  • 12 August

    Google Maps Will Have A Street View From Statue of Liberty

    So this isn't exactly webmaster news - however since Rapid Purple is based out of New York City it's pretty exciting news for us that Google Maps has been given permission to map Ellis ...

  • 6 August

    Google Launches News Publisher Center

    At the start of this week Google announced the launch of the Google News Publisher Center which is a pretty awesome tool for any news publisher. In the past news publishers would frequently loose traffic as they changed and upgraded their websites since Google News wouldn’t always discover the new structure. The only way to monitor these issues in the ...

  • 4 August

    Google Introduces Reviews for Product Listings

    Those of you who actively utilize Google Shopping probably noticed that some of your search results look a bit different today. Those of you browsing Google within the United States will see product ratings appear in the form of stars and review counts on Product Listing Ads. This 5-star rating system represents aggregated rating and review data for the product your searching ...

July, 2014

  • 28 July

    New Study Shows Fake Googlebots Used for DDOS Attacks

    Googlebots are an essential part of the Google search engine. Constantly crawling the world wide web looking for new links and websites to ensure that you get the latest ...

  • 28 July

    Google Adds Sitelinks to Adwords

    Google announced over the weekend the introduction of dynamic sitelinks that appear below a Google Adwords advertisement. These dynamic sitelinks are automatically generated and can send customers to a page on your website that’s highly relevant based on recent search activities. They look like this on desktop and mobile: Often times when people are searching on Google in an attempt to ...

  • 28 July

    Google Updates Local Search Algorithm

    Google has released yet another new algorithm, this one attempts to provide more useful, relevant, and accurate local search results. The new algorithm changes will be visible within the Google Maps search results and Google Web search results. The main set of changes are primarily behind the scenes, but it does impact local search results rankings and some local businesses may notice ...

  • 24 July

    Forums & Google Search Results

    A forum administrator, Basak Kayik, posted a few questions in the Google Webmaster Help forum wondering how to improve his forum in the eyes of Google. Luckily the topic was picked up by Google’s John Mueller who responded to it in great detail. Now I have touched upon managing forums before in a slew of articles such as: Generating Traffic & Sales ...

  • 21 July

    Google Alerts Get A Fresh Redesign

    Google Alerts always seemed to have a rather primitive design to it – and that may very well have been the cause behind it never really gaining the popularity that it should have. Google has taken note of this and this past weekend have released a brand new design for the Google Alerts site. The core functionality of what and ...

  • 21 July

    Google’s Latest Additions to Webmaster Tools

    Over the course of the last week, July 13th – July 19th Google has announced some awesome new features they have introduced to Google’s Webmaster Tools. The first is the introduction of a new reporting feature designed to help marketers troubleshoot rel-alternate-hreflang annotations (an attribute that communicates with Google if there are requirements for alternate languages on a web page). If you ...

  • 16 July

    Google Lets You Know When Pages May Not Work On Your Device

    Earlier this week Google announced a change to their mobile search results bringing in notifications to let a user know when results include pages that may not work on their devices. For ...

  • 3 July

    Google Helps You Play With Cookies

    No, not those kind of cookies. Although now I really want a white chocolate macadamia nut cookie … Anyway – Google is helping webmasters who use cookies on their websites or mobile applications to meet their European legal obligations to get user consent regarding the use of cookies. So a couple of days ago Google quietly launched CookieChoices.org – a ...

June, 2014

  • 24 June

    Google Launches Invite-Only Domain Name Service

    Around 3pm yesterday afternoon Google quietly launched an invite-only beta of a domain name registration service called Google Domains. Following up with the concepts of Google My Business, Google Domains plans to extend upon that initiative of getting small businesses online. Google’s goal during the beta of Google Domains is to collect some input on how they can make it ...

  • 20 June

    Google Updates Products Feed Attributes

    If you run an eCommerce website than chances are you’ve had some experience with getting a feed generated to add your products to Google Shopping. Depending on the platform you have this may or may not have been a huge pain in the ass. I’m looking at you ONEighty & SMY Performance. Anyway Google has announced that they’ve updated the Google Shopping ...

  • 13 June

    Google Launched Yet Another Spam Algorithm Yesterday

    A couple weeks ago we saw the launch of version 2.0 of the Google Spam Algorithm, also known as the PayDay Loan algorithm; and surprisingly yesterday Google launched version 3.0. Matt Cutts previously explained that 2.0 was targeting specifically spammy sites, and so 3.0 moves the target over to spammy queries specifically. Looks like the new algorithm started rolling out ...

  • 5 June

    Bing Drops IE8; Google Drops IE9

    There’s always been a push to get people to utilize the latest browser versions – and usually the biggest push comes when one of the big guys drops support for an older browser. Today older versions of Internet Explorer seem to be getting kicked to the curb by Bing & Google. In a post on G+ Google announced that they will no ...

  • 4 June

    Google: How Do I Rank Content Without Links

    This week we have another great question in the Google webmaster forums where Ashish from India asks “How does Google determine quality content if there aren’t alot of links to a post?“. Matt Cutts explains that at that point what the search engine has to go by is the actual text that is on the page. So this is where ...

May, 2014

  • 28 May

    2 Links, 1 Page

    As I recently mentioned the Google Webmaster forums have been filling up lately with some great SEO related questions; and the Google team has done a good job at stepping in and answering some of these for us. A recent question by a London based webmaster brought up the concept of having two links on one page that both point ...

  • 28 May

    Google Adds New Fetch & Render to Webmaster Tools

    I was pleasantly surprised today as I logged into my Google Webmaster Tools and noticed a new button called Fetch & Render within the Fetch as Google option. Then I noticed the new drop down which allows you to choose what device you want to emulate the fetch & render with. To see what Googlebot sees, select Web. To see what the ...

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