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The Incredible, Vanishing Authorship Program -- Step Right Up, Folks!

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The Google Authorship program could be experiencing the death of a thousand paper cuts as yet another feature of the program -- author stats -- has gone missing. That's on top of the recent announcement author photos would be dropped in search results. The Google Authorship program could be experiencing the death of a thousand paper cuts as yet another feature of the program -- author stats -- has gone missing. That's on top of the recent announcement author photos would be dropped in search results. 0 Comments

New robots.txt Tester Launches in Google Webmaster Tools

Google Webmaster Tools Robots.txt Tester

The robots.txt testing tool in Google Webmaster Tools has just received an update to highlight errors causing Google not to crawl pages on your website, let you edit your file, test if URLs are blocked, and also view older robots.txt file versions. It highlights errors disallowing Google from crawling pages, lets you edit your file, tests if URLs are blocked, and lets you view older file versions. 0 Comments

Secure Search, Rank & Finding Lost Keyword Traffic: A Conversation with gShift

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Marketing is more complex today than ever. More data means more choices and more ways to interpret success. In the age of keyword “(not provided),” SEO technology company gShift says it's working hard to help marketers to bridge the gap. Marketing is more complex today than ever. More data means more choices and more ways to interpret success. In the age of keyword “(not provided),” SEO technology company gShift says it's working hard to help marketers to bridge the gap. 0 Comments

Google Webmaster Tools Gives More Precise Index Status Data

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Google has announced the ability for webmasters to now track indexed URLs for each protocol - HTTP and HTTPS - as well as for verified subdirectories. The change will make it easier for site owners to monitor different sections of their website. Google has announced the ability for webmasters to now track indexed URLs for each protocol - HTTP and HTTPS - as well as for verified subdirectories. The change will make it easier for site owners to monitor different sections of their website. 0 Comments

How to Gain SEO Seasonality Insights Using Google Webmaster Tools

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Here's how to use Google Webmaster Tool search queries to supplement date comparison analytics reports. The end result will be the ability to understand if a rise in site visits is due to higher search volume or a bump in ranking position. Here's how to use Google Webmaster Tool search queries to supplement date comparison analytics reports. The end result will be the ability to understand if a rise in site visits is due to higher search volume or a bump in ranking position. 0 Comments

Google Webmaster Tools Adds Manual Action Penalty: Image Mismatch

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Reports of a new manual action alert in Google Webmaster Tools called "image mismatch" have been surfacing this week. Google explains how image mismatch could be happening, and what to do if you see this alert. Reports of a new manual action alert in Google Webmaster Tools called "image mismatch" have been surfacing this week. Google explains how image mismatch could be happening, and what to do if you see this alert. 0 Comments

Become a Leading SEO Mechanic with Both Google & Bing Webmaster Tools

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Internet Marketing Ninjas COO Chris Boggs and Grant Simmons, director of SEO and social product at The Search Agency, shared their advice on better integrating data from Google Webmaster and Bing Webmaster Tools earlier this year at SES San Francisco. Internet Marketing Ninjas COO Chris Boggs and Grant Simmons, director of SEO and social product at The Search Agency, shared their advice on better integrating data from Google Webmaster and Bing Webmaster Tools earlier this year at SES San Francisco. 0 Comments

Google '(Not Provided)' Traffic Highest for Tech Industry Brands at 56% [Study]

How is Secure Search Impacting Different Industries

Google's "(not provided)" designation in Google Analytics is up. Way up. But it's not the same for all industries. Some experience this nuisance more than others, with the tech industry in first position, according to the study. Google's "(not provided)" designation in Google Analytics is up. Way up. But it's not the same for all industries. Some experience this nuisance more than others, with the tech industry in first position, according to the study. 0 Comments

Google Webmaster Tools Search Query Data is Accurate (and Valuable)

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There is a widespread belief that Google Webmaster Tool search query can be dismissed as worthless and inaccurate. Wrong. Downloading, categorizing, and analyzing trends over time is the best way to get the most out of what Google is giving us. There is a widespread belief that Google Webmaster Tool search query can be dismissed as worthless and inaccurate. Wrong. Downloading, categorizing, and analyzing trends over time is the best way to get the most out of what Google is giving us. 0 Comments

Google Security Alert: Unverified Users Regain Webmaster Tools, Analytics Access

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Attention site owners: former employees, consultants, or contractors may now have access to your Google Webmaster Tools and Analytics accounts. A Google security flaw has restored access to users who no longer should have that access. Attention site owners: former employees, consultants, or contractors may now have access to your Google Webmaster Tools and Analytics accounts. A Google security flaw has restored access to users who no longer should have that access. 0 Comments

Successful SEO Tactics: On-Site Optimization

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On-site optimization has long been a cornerstone in any organic search effort. Two important principles to remember are to optimize toward the end user and plan holistically. Here are some core on-site attributes and how to best utilize them. On-site optimization has long been a cornerstone in any organic search effort. Two important principles to remember are to optimize toward the end user and plan holistically. Here are some core on-site attributes and how to best utilize them. 0 Comments