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  1. How to Identify Non-Ranking URL Page Types Using Google Site Search

    There isn't an SEO in existence that doesn't love crawling a site. Focusing on benchmarking non-ranking URLs by page type, we'll use Google site search to help provide an actionable starting point and describe how crawling isn't necessarily the...

  2. Why Yahoo Wants to Move Into Contextual Search and How it Might Work For Them

    Unfortunately, it's not as simple as taking their old search algorithm, start crawling the web again, and expect they can compete against Google. Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo, has been commenting a lot recently about how she wants to get Yahoo back...

  3. Matt Cutts: Facebook, Twitter Social Signals Not Part of Google Search Ranking Algorithms

    Cutts also noted a big problem with crawling social profiles: they tend to change frequently, and Google only samples the web at specific points in time. We have to crawl the web in order to find pages on those two web properties and we've had at...

  4. Google Webmaster Tools Adds Debugging Support in Structured Data Dashboard

    Google added a structured data dashboard to Webmaster Tools last year, and now will show you any errors or problems with your structured data that Google encounters while crawling the website. If you utilize structured data markup on your websites...

  5. Google Webmaster Tools Now Finds Smartphone Crawl Errors

    They’ve made some changes to their crawl errors page to include specific smartphone crawl errors that the Googlebot-Mobilebot discovers while crawling the web as a mobile useragent. Blocked URLs: A blocked URL is when the site's robots.txt...

  6. Matt Cutts: Larger Websites Don't Automatically Rank Higher on Google

    So those are some that factors involved, just having a big website with a lot of pages by itself does not automatically confer a boost but if you have a lot of links or a lot of PageRank, that is leading to deeper crawling within your site, then...