November 2013 Google Webmaster Report

Nov 7, 2013 • 9:13 am | comments (12) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google PageRank & Algorithm Updates

Google Webmaster ReportThere are some murmurs of a possible Google update early this month, but nothing that substantial.

That being said, the Mugshot algorithm is new to Google. So is the new image mismatch penalty and Webmaster Tools Security Issues. Plus the news that there will be a 15% reduction in rich snippets, scaring webmasters and SEOs.

Here is a categorized list of important changes in the past month or so with Google for webmasters. To see last month's report, see the October report.

Google Updates:

Google Webmaster Tools: Google SEO: Google’s Matt Cutts: Google User Interface:

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

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Jugar Jugar

11/07/2013 04:32 pm

Thank you for sharing this information. We expect more updates in the new and improved Google in the near future. It really desirable

The Anti Cutts

11/07/2013 05:47 pm

Bloody hell I can only imagian the board meetings for the Google spam team. Matt walks in from making his latest YouTube video on bold tags.. Matt Cutts: Morning Google guys and Google girls, okey dokey googlers put your toys down for a google moment its brainstorming time, (large smile) soogle…any ideas on how we can improve Google month? Anyone, anyone? No one? Okay how about…. Wait for it, wait for it….. “A New Google penalty”….? Genius 1: Matt, er maybe we could try something new this month? Instead of another penalty maybe we could try rewarding some positive signals for a change?? Matt Cutts: Okay… know the one Google word that immediately jumped out at me from your idea? “Penalty”.... a Google penalty…. I like where this is Google going…. to fight them Google spammer who are trying to feed their spamming kids at the expense of our google advertisers… hmm! Okay this just got Google real….it would need to be named after some Google animal…a black and white animal….... it would need to be cute and Google cuddly for my new Google photo opportunity…. Zebra?..yea a cunning Google Zebra…. Okay a Google photo shoot with another google cuddly animal is on, now what can we apply this Google penalty for…? Genius one this was your idea, care to google us some more? Genius One: Yeaaaaa….Matt, did you hear anything I just said? Shhesh why don’t we just come up with a penalty for a website that gets any organic traffic? Matt Cutts: Googley moogely that’s it, good work team now…. back to playing with your Google dinosaur toys while I go make another helpful Google SEO video on YouTube about bold tags!! (Big smile)


11/07/2013 10:09 pm

new penalty if you using word zebra more than once in your article.

Para Friv

11/08/2013 01:35 am

It's thanks to the information shared articles, I will always keep track of new information.


11/08/2013 03:18 am

good mashup i may post it to mailing list later on so guys can see it

Craig Hamilton-Parker

11/08/2013 12:13 pm

I'm looking forward to the new Spanish Inquisition Google update. It's the one nobody expects.


11/08/2013 09:25 pm

Ha. Very funny, but straight-to-the point! Not a fan of Cutts, eh?


11/09/2013 12:12 am

Wow, in the space of a day YouTube goes from one of my favorite sites to the most hated. Time to boycott YouTube until Google gets its head out of its pooper.


11/09/2013 04:41 am

Thanks for the summary of Google updates especially with regards to the 15% reduction in rich snippet, I wonder how that will affect search results


11/09/2013 10:00 pm

@Barry Ok, I found the reason to respect Danny Sullivan : (see the bottom of the page)


11/11/2013 02:14 am

The new algorithm may need some tweaking. It appears that after only a couple of weeks, some mugshot websites have found their way back to pages 1and 2 along with mugshot images again to name one. Outdated info of people not convicted and charging to take info down using I thought the algorithm was supposed to have addressed these scam sites????

Jim Wood

11/12/2013 11:51 pm

Thanks for the update not been watching for them lately.

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