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    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. [...]

    How newspapers are earning money from ads visitors cannot click & sabotaging their CPM rates too

    by Jenstar
    Jun 2, 2011
    My local newspaper, the Victoria Times Colonist (and a second newspaper owned by parent company Postmedia News, the Montreal Gazette) decided to go with a paid subscription model a week ago – once you have read ten articles per month, you can only view the homepage for free.  And while there are some paid subscription [...]

    Google AdSense quietly updates their policies regarding chat programs & iframes

    by Jenstar
    May 31, 2011
    IFrames are so 1990s but alas there are probably some webmasters out there that are still displaying their AdSense ad units via iframes. And AdSense has quietly updated their AdSense policies a few days ago to include that AdSense ad units can no longer be served within iframes. AdSense code may not be altered, nor [...]

    New style of Google AdSense ad units causing problems with how ads are displayed

    by Jenstar
    May 31, 2011
    I noticed a couple of days ago that the AdSense ads on some various sites had been slightly altered to give a bit more spacing around the ad units and to help the text “pop” more. However, the change seems to have gone largely unnoticed by publishers and hasn’t been officially confirmed by AdSense.  Unfortunately, [...]