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    Errors that Google may find and report while crawling your site

    Jun 25, 2012
    Learn more about errors that Google's system can encounter while trying to discover your content, and where to go to troubleshoot these problems....

    How malicious parties can spam your site

    Jun 25, 2012
    Malicious visitors to your site can create spam through mechanisms such as comment spam, forum spam, and freehost accounts. Learn about these tactics...

    Understand which Google searches are driving traffic to your site

    Jun 25, 2012
    The Search Queries page of Webmaster Tools provides great, actionable data about your site. Understand the terminology you might see there, and how...

    Using Sitemaps to help Google find content hosted on your site

    Jun 25, 2012
    Sitemaps help Google and other search engines discover your content so we can serve it to users for relevant queries. Read more about Sitemaps here:...

    Learn about the Google Webmaster Tools Message Center

    Jun 25, 2012
    The Message Center is one of Google's primary partnerships with webmasters. Learn more about what this feature offers, and why it is important for...

    Webspam Content Violations

    Jun 25, 2012
    Understand more about our Webmaster Guidelines and ensure you are adding value for your users. Check out our Webmaster Guidelines here:...

    Introduction to Google Custom Search

    Jun 15, 2012
    A quick introduction to Google Custom Search and how it can help users find what they're looking for on your website. www.google.com

    Where can I learn more about the science of search engines?

    Jun 13, 2012

    Example email to a hacked site

    by MattCutts
    Apr 27, 2012
    Beyond clear-cut blackhat webspam, the second-biggest category of spam that Google deals with is hacked sites. The most common reaction we hear from webmasters is “The problem is with the Google search. There is nothing wrong with our website.” That’s a real quote from an email one site owner recently sent us. Sadly, it turns out that the site is almost always really hacked.

    The single best piece of advice I can give to prevent website hacking is “keep your web server software up-to-date and...

    Remember the woman who sued Google when they suspended her for clicking her own ads?

    by Jenstar
    Jun 21, 2011
    JenSense suffered a database failure, and one of the side effects was the database ate dozens of posts. While I was restoring some of the corrupted posts (thank you Google Webmaster Tools for showing the 404s and archive.org for all the content of those blog posts) I was reminded of the case of Theresa B. [...]