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  1. Google Starts Penalizing Sites for Rich Snippet Spam

    The new warning was first mentioned in a forum post on the Google Webmaster Central forums from a user who is asking for clarification about the warning and what the issue could be. If you're unclear if you’re using rich snippets correctly, you...

  2. Google Keyword Data Goes Missing Again, This Time From Webmaster Tools

    wrote Google's John Mueller, a member of the Webmaster Tools team in Europe, Google Webmaster Central forum. While the keyword data was still available in Google Webmaster Tools with impressions and click-throughs, it wasn't able to be tied...

  3. Why Google Won't Respond to the 5,000 Reconsideration Requests They Get Every Week

    The first and foremost way to get help is by posting on the Google Webmaster Central forums. The latest Google webmaster help video deals with the possibility of Google providing true support to webmasters, where if a webmaster has a specific issue...

  4. How and When to Use 301 Redirects vs. Canonical

    To reinforce this, the Google Webmaster Central Blog states "Additional URL properties, like PageRank and related signals, are transferred as well. The 301 redirect and canonical options have been around for years, but they tend to create confusion...

  5. Integrating Owned, Earned & Paid Media For Better SEO

    Google's Webmaster Central Blog has expanded the definition of search engine optimization to include marketing: For some crazy reason, marketers, and others tasked with the decision to elevate awareness of the brand, have come to believe that...

  6. What Percentage of Brands Actually Use Google+ Authorship? [Analysis]

    Google Webmaster Central Blog But sometimes it can be easy to get caught up within our own bubble, so I wanted to see how (or if) brands have adopted Google authorship. Is Google+ and rel=author markup really being taken seriously by brands?

  7. Top Google Website Optimization Resources

    Webmaster Central Blog If you haven't already, subscribe to Google's Webmaster Central blog. Webmaster Guidelines Webmaster Tools - Crawl Errors The Crawl Errors report is is one of my favorites offered in Google Webmaster Tools.