Category: Google Webmaster

[Webmaster Tools] http://www.example.com/: Googlebot can’t access your site

I am posting this unsolved mystery – as an ongoing problem – instead of posting to a forum. Comment if you like. I’l update when I find the solution. I get the typical message from Google [Webmaster Tools] http://www.example.com/: Googlebot can’t access your site. I run LAMP servers with Netfilter (iptables) with PSAD and Fail2ban. I check iptables for any...

The near-term future of SEO is Structured Data

I’ve always said there will always be work for SEOs because the business of Search will never stop evolving AND search will always be important to the natural functioning of the Internet. Therefore it make absolute sense that the near-term future of SEO is Strukturierte Daten or Structured Data. However you choose to call it, Rich Snippets, Schema Tags, etc., the...

Link Building Techniques Under Scrutiny – Google Webmaster

My recent search rank reports indicate that the BuildMyRank.com take-down is not an isolated event. Google seems to have added some formula to the algo that especially targets baclink techniques. The effects are not obvious to the average small business but in my regular SEO competitive analysis reports for clients I’m seeing some websites getting hit pretty hard. And those...

My Google Places Page Recently Disappeared!

Last week I had a client’s Google Places Page go missing – disappeared entirely. For a client who runs a bed & breakfast, a museum and a tour business, all location-based businesses that depend to some degree on maps (Google Maps) for customers – this was heart-stopping.  Google replied: “Thanks for contacting us regarding your Places problem. We’ve recently experienced...

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