January 2014 Google Webmaster Report

Jan 7, 2014 • 8:58 am | comments (6) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization
 

Google Webmaster ReportDespite it being the month of December, which normally means it is slow, it was a pretty busy month. The past week or so has been dead, so not much to report in the first week of January, but in terms of Google news related to webmasters - the past 30-days or so were wild.

Google deployed their authorship reduction this month. We spotted two other shifts in rankings that Google denied. Google did penalize Anglo Rank and Backlinks.com's link networks - while giving a ten-day penalty to Rap Genius for unnatural links.

Google's Matt Cutts promised an authority algorithm soon, while accidentally pushing out a PageRank update. He also promised to break the spirits of black hat spammers.

Plus so much more! See the topics below for hand picked topics that I felt are the most important Google-webmaster related stories for the month. Also, check out the December post.

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Comments:

Alexander Hemedinger

01/07/2014 02:15 pm

Looking back, it was a busy month indeed! Let's see how January for the new year plans out!

kevinanchi1

01/08/2014 04:48 am

I had an Issue about GWT :(

Jitendra Vaswani

01/08/2014 05:26 am

This year there will be more surprises by Google

Manny Luna

01/08/2014 12:58 pm

Traffic is great on this side for Jan! We are up!

weatherman

01/08/2014 04:29 pm

It will also rain, be sunny and windy. Night time will also fall and sunrise will yet again appear.

Jitendra Vaswani

01/09/2014 05:08 am

True

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