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May 28, 2010 · Leave a Comment 

Google released a list of the top 1,000 most visited sites on the internet based on unique visitors, as measured by Ad Planner. The list will be updated monthly as new Ad Planner datasets are released.
Interesting to note that is not listed at all – they state the following: “Keep in mind that the [...]

May 27, 2010 · 1 Comment 

Last Friday Google announced searching over SSL at This new feature which is good for users in regards to privacy, but not so much for website owners. The reason being is that no referrer (search term) is passed when coming from a link on https as a security measure – meaning that as a [...]

April 16, 2010 · Leave a Comment 

Another Google product update this week, this time Google Webmaster Tools has updated the amount of viewable data and added charts in the Top Search Queries report.
The update includes:
- Detailed data for each search query – including position, impressions, clickthrough
- No longer limited to the top 100 queries
- Data is visualized with graphs similar to [...]

April 15, 2010 · 2 Comments 

Google has launched a new beta version of its popular AdWords keyword tool. Overall functionality appears to be the same, seems like it takes more clicks to get it to display the same results as the older version that only needed a single drop down changed. All the data appears to be the same, just [...]

January 6, 2010 · Leave a Comment 

With the release of Google’s new Nexus One phone I saw it was interesting that Google is showing a new style of sponsored links for related keywords in search results. Not only is Google showing multiple links similar to site links but it also is showing a video in the ad. Is this something coming [...]

December 21, 2009 · Leave a Comment 

A feature of Google that I used quite often to see how many advertisers that were bidding on a keyword previously located here: disappeared and now redirects to a Google AdWords help page stating the following:
What happened to the ‘More Sponsored Links’ page?
As part of our continuing efforts to optimize search experience for our [...]

November 24, 2009 · Leave a Comment 

Google Product Search has rolled out some updates in time for the holiday shopping season. The list of new features include:
- A new gallery view that shows larger, higher resolution images and prominently displaying the domain name/store name of the website – check out some metal wallets.
- Product reviews and summaries.
- Video product reviews from [...]

November 18, 2009 · Leave a Comment 

Google announced that they are now showing site hierarchy in search results instead of the actual URL. The image above outlines the changes to the search engine results page. When the site hierarchy is displayed those are additional links to the website too. The official word from Google is below:
The information in these new hierarchies [...]

October 21, 2009 · 1 Comment 

I just ran across a Google search query that resulted in showing three listings (1 main, 2 indented) for a single domain. This may be a new feature as Google has normally only showed results with a maximum of two listings (1 main, 1 indented) or a main listing with site links in the past.