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Matt Cutts on How Google Handles 404 & 410 Status Codes

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In a recent webmaster help video, Google's Matt Cutts talks about the nuances of 404 vs. 410 status codes. While Google's crawlers treat 404s and 410s nearly identically, Cutts reveals that sometimes Google does treat them a little bit differently. In a recent webmaster help video, Google's Matt Cutts talks about the nuances of 404 vs. 410 status codes. While Google's crawlers treat 404s and 410s nearly identically, Cutts reveals that sometimes Google does treat them a little bit differently. 0 Comments

Google, Microsoft Pitch HTTP Overhaul Options for Speedier Web

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IETF engineers are currently discussing steps to overhaul Hypertext Transfer Protocol in an effort to modernize and speed up the 1990s technology. SPDY by Google and HTTP Speed+ Mobility by Microsoft are among the proposals for HTTP 2.0. IETF engineers are currently discussing steps to overhaul Hypertext Transfer Protocol in an effort to modernize and speed up the 1990s technology. SPDY by Google and HTTP Speed+ Mobility by Microsoft are among the proposals for HTTP 2.0. 0 Comments

Google Extends Support for rel=canonical

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After a recent warning from Google about the potential of hacked canonical tags, Google has announced they are now supporting the use of rel=canonical at the server level. To understand this, we'll take a look at a typical Web transaction. After a recent warning from Google about the potential of hacked canonical tags, Google has announced they are now supporting the use of rel=canonical at the server level. To understand this, we'll take a look at a typical Web transaction. 0 Comments

Are Language Options Hurting Your International Sites?

Most SEOs face challenges with a single site in English, but the challenges compound exponentially when you add multiple countries and languages to the mix. The most common of these problems is the use of language or location detection. Most SEOs face challenges with a single site in English, but the challenges compound exponentially when you add multiple countries and languages to the mix. The most common of these problems is the use of language or location detection. 0 Comments

The Search Engine Report - Number 79

This issue looks at coping with changes at Google, reported confusion over paid listings on search engines, and recaps top search engine stories from May 2003. This issue looks at coping with changes at Google, reported confusion over paid listings on search engines, and recaps top search engine stories from May 2003. 0 Comments

Gapster Security Hole Fixed

The Gapster bid management tool has closed a security hole that left account information unprotected on the web for what Gapster-owner Did-It.com says was a brief period.In December, Google became the first crawler-based search engine to break the 1.5 billion web page mark. In addition, the service rolled out changes designed to improve the freshness of its results and the ability for users to find news. The Gapster bid management tool has closed a security hole that left account information unprotected on the web for what Gapster-owner Did-It.com says was a brief period.In December, Google became the first crawler-based search engine to break the 1.5 billion web page mark. In addition, the service rolled out changes designed to improve the freshness of its results and the ability for users to find news. 0 Comments