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Google’s Right to be Forgotten form

Following the European Unions ruling that an individual has a “right to be fogotten” Google has created a form that allows EU citizens to request removal of content from the search giant. The form requires a valid photo ID, that you reside in one of the 28 countries supported by the EU under this ruling and that you list the reason for removal of each and every URL you request Read More...

Is Panda 4 the Press release Panda?

Google’s latest version of it’s Panda algorithm has recently been released into the wild and Matt Cutts has suggested it’s likely to affect 7.5% of search queries (a substantial amount). Matt Cutts has suggested that this update paves the way for “gentler” updates which is great but doesn’t help any sites hit right now. Sean Malseed over at Seerinteractive has been monitoring the effects of Panda 4 and he claims Read More...

How Smart is Googlebot?

The question has often been raised within the world of search about just how smart Google’s website crawler “bot” actually is. The simple fact is that only Google really knows but some believe that the fact that Google developed the Chrome browser is no co-incidence. After all, why would the worlds largest advertising platform and search company bother to enter the competative world of the web browser? On top of Read More...

And todays question comes from…

Some time ago, I submitted a few questions to Google’s head of Webspam and spokesperson, Matt Cutts for his regular Q&A videos. Today Matt has actually answered one of those questions I asked (I wonder if he realises it’s Lancaster in the UK rather than California?). Interestingly his answer goes some way to supporting the theory that Google’s “crawler” is a stripped down browser (likely based on Chrome) just without Read More...

The Best search engine according to Google

With more than 80% share in the search market, you may be forgiven for thinking that Google would consider itself to be the best search engine, but strangly they don’t. Ok so if they don’t think they should be number 1 for search engine it must be Bing, or even Yahoo surely? Erm, no actually, according to Google, the best result for search engine is… Dogpile!, seriously Dogpile. Number 2 Read More...

Very poor results in (say) Google

In an update to the previous post, Google’s Matt Cutts has finally answered commented on the question asked back in July: “Why are the UK SERPS still really poor with irrelevant non UK sites (US/Aus/NZ) ranking very high Google.co.uk since early June? You can see his video over at the Google Webmaster central video channel, but it may be difficult to spot as it actually answers a completely different question: Read More...

Google UK serps still showing flux

Google UK has been showing a large amount of fluctuation in it’s natural search results since late May 09 and this is still going on. As a science fiction and fantasy fan I often check where my other site is for this term. Up to May the results returned for this search term were around 14.2 million and then late may they shot up to around 28 million results, many Read More...