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Webmaster Tools Search Queries data is now available in Google Analytics

Posted by Christina Chen, Product Manager – Tuesday, October 04, 2011 Webmaster level: All Earlier this year we announced a limited pilot for Search Engine Optimization reports in Google Analytics, based on Search queries data from Webmaster Tools. Thanks to

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Making the most of improvements to the +1 button

Posted by Daniel Dulitz, Group Product Manager Wednesday, August 24, 2011 Webmaster level: All For the past few months, you might have used +1 buttons to help visitors recommend your content on Google Search and on their Google Profiles. We’ve

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PDFs in Google search results

Posted by Gary Illyes, Webmaster Trends Analyst Thursday, September 01, 2011 Webmaster level: All Our mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. During this ambitious quest, we sometimes encounter non-HTML files such as

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The +1 Button: Now Faster

Posted by David Byttow, Software Engineer Tuesday, July 26, 2011 Webmaster level: All One of the 10 things we hold to be true here at Google is that fast is better than slow. We keep speed in mind in all

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Page Speed Service

Posted by Ram Ramani, Engineering Manager July 28, 2011 – Webmaster level: Advanced Two years ago we released the Page Speed browser extension and earlier this year the Page Speed Online API to provide developers with specific suggestions to make

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Introducing new and improved sitelinks

Written by Harvey Jones, Software Engineer, Raj Krishnan, Product Manager, Sitelinks team Tuesday, August 16, 2011 Webmaster level: All This week we launched an update to sitelinks to improve the organization and quality of our search results. Sitelinks are the

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Add +1 to help your site stand out

Written by Evan Gilbert, Software Engineer, +1 Button When we introduced the +1 button in March, Google search took a small step in an important direction. Search results can be more helpful, and more personal, when recommendations from the people

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Troubleshooting Instant Previews in Webmaster Tools

Posted by Michael Darweesh, Software Engineer Webmaster level: All In November, we launched Instant Previews to help users better understand if a particular result was relevant for a their search query. Since launch, our Instant Previews team has been keeping

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Easier URL removals for site owners

Written by Jonathan Simon, Webmaster Trends Analyst Webmaster Level: All We recently made a change to the Remove URL tool in Webmaster Tools to eliminate the requirement that the webpage’s URL must first be blocked by a site owner before

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Do 404s hurt my site?

Posted by Susan Moskwa, Webmaster Trends Analyst Webmaster level: Beginner/Intermediate So there you are, minding your own business, using Webmaster Tools to check out how awesome your site is… but, wait! The Crawl errors page is full of 404 (Not

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