October 2013 Google Webmaster Report

Oct 8, 2013 • 9:08 am | comments (12) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google PageRank & Algorithm Updates
 

Google Webmaster ReportI am a bit late on the monthly Google Webmaster Report recap that I provide every month - but I am going to blame a very busy early of the month.

We had the release of the Google Penguin 2.1 algorithm, we also were told Google let fly the Hummingbird search algorithm about a month ago. During that time we saw spikes and changes in the search results that Google did not confirm. Google also smashed another link network and stole virtually all our keyword data from us.

The ongoing WebmasterWorld thread is talking about most of these topics. It has been a busy month.

Here is a recap of the most important Google webmaster related topics from the past month or so. For last month's recap, see the September report.

Google Penguin 2.1:

Google Hummingbird: Google Misc Updates: Other Big Google Changes: Misc Google Changes: Google SEO Topics: Google User Interface: Google Birthday:

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld

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Comments:

Tian_Mian

10/08/2013 02:04 pm

October 2013 Google User Report I've always loved Google but something has gotten weird recently. More and more when I search, I often get results only for corporates or big directories like yellowpages, yelp, yahoo, etc. People having adwords displayed might not see it. I have two browser extensions installed that completely shut off all Adwords or other Google adds. Result: small websites are gone. It's a bit weird. I still use Google as no. 1 site but started to use Yahoo as well.

JohnTheJock

10/08/2013 02:55 pm

Too true, man. I think I'll be switching to Bing, some of the Google results are disgraceful.

John

10/08/2013 03:03 pm

I too have switched for most searches now, still use Google when needs must but try to avoid using them.

Yo Mamma

10/08/2013 03:07 pm

People say Google is so smaaaart, but its not. How difficult would it be to have just ONE DOMAIN listed per page? It appears to tough of a task for Google SE. Google SE lists site a, site a, site b, site b, site a, site b, site c, site a and so on. Really Google Are you that stuuuuupid

ethalon

10/08/2013 03:48 pm

Pot, meet Kettle. Kettle, this is Pot.

rocketraja

10/08/2013 04:47 pm

thats easy way to combat spam.

Yo Mamma

10/08/2013 09:33 pm

The source of your wisdom: "Oho!" said the pot to the kettle; "You are dirty and ugly and black! Sure no one would think you were metal, Except when you're given a crack." "Not so! not so!" kettle said to the pot; "'Tis your own dirty image you see; For I am so clean – without blemish or blot – That your blackness is mirrored in me." Wikipedia Problem with your statement, is that I am not a search engine and I am not a spammer. Google is a search engine and Google is a spammer. When trying to be smaaaart, the whole idea should be smaaaart, not stuuuuupid

Para Friv

10/09/2013 05:06 am

I've always loved Google but something has gotten weird recently. More and more when I search, I often get results only for corporates or big directories like yellowpages, yelp, yahoo, etc. This is the social networking sites are very well known and used, thanks for sharing this.

dude33

10/09/2013 08:52 am

Has anyone seen the new gsa feature of adding random serp url to article.. will mean spammers will use your url to make their spam seem more natural! $'$%^* So if you dont have big backlinks then bye your website...

ethalon

10/09/2013 12:05 pm

Again, Pot meet Kettle. Kettle, this is pot.

Gracious Store

10/10/2013 03:20 am

The month has been quite busy with a lot of activities

screwed

10/30/2013 07:20 pm

I've gone from page one to page four in a month, the phone calls have stopped I'm out of business..

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