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Feel like eradicating the 110 million landmines still out there?
Vote the guys below who turned a regular jerry can into a proper landmine detector  #Hivos  More projects here: https://hivossocialinnovationaward.org/projects/
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Penguin update rolling out

On Friday last week, we started rolling out a Penguin refresh affecting fewer than 1% of queries in US English search results. This refresh helps sites that have already cleaned up the webspam signals discovered in the previous Penguin iteration, and demotes sites with newly-discovered spam. 

It’s a slow worldwide rollout, so you may notice it settling down over the next few weeks.
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This week, we're focusing on the reconsideration request process in a series called #GoogleRecon. Websites go through this process after receiving a manual action for violating our Webmaster Guidelines. Learn about manual actions and how they affect your site in search results: http://goo.gl/w9WdpQ

If you see that your site has a manual action, read the messages carefully before addressing the issues. Throughout this week, we will be sharing tips that can help you towards a successful reconsideration request.
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The AdWords Africa Team is happy to introduce the Google AdWords Online School - great ressource if you want to learn more about online adversing techniques on AdWords. Don't hesitate to make suggestions if you want us to talk about a specific topic on Adwords. Enjoy!
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We just launched an awesome new robots.txt testing tool in Webmaster Tools.  I recommend you try it out, even if you're sure that your robots.txt file is fine. Some of these issues can be subtle and easy to miss. While you're at it, also double-check how the important pages of your site render with Googlebot, and if you're accidentally blocking any JS or CSS files from crawling. 
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Got an app in addition to your website? Now you can get the relevant content from your app indexed and showing in smartphone and tablet search results. Here's how: 
http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/2014/06/android-app-indexing-is-now-open-for.html
Webmaster level: All. Do you have an Android app in addition to your website? You can now connect the two so that users searching from their smartphones and tablets can easily find and reach your app content. App deep links in search results help your users find your content more easily and ...
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We've been doing lots of work to clean up the visual design of our search results, in particular creating a better mobile experience and a more consistent design across devices. As a part of this, we're simplifying the way authorship is shown in mobile and desktop search results, removing the profile photo and circle count. (Our experiments indicate that click-through behavior on this new less-cluttered design is similar to the previous one.)

For more information on using authorship on pages of your website, check out https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/1408986
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I wouldn't miss this opportunity :)
 
We would like to learn about how we can help you manage your sites easier.

We are looking for companies, agencies, and website owners willing to let us observe for a couple days (at most) how they are managing their sites' content and infrastructure. We would meet with & observe the developers, designers, content creators, SEOs, and decision makers, we would take notes and ask questions. If your site is managed by an agency, we want to hear about that, too! All this to create internal reports that we'll use for improving our communication, support, and web-search related products like Webmaster Tools.

This is for everyone! It doesn't matter if your site is huge or small, we're interested in all kind of sites. We are happy to travel to any place in Europe and North Africa (at our own cost of course). At the end of our visit, we'll be happy to answer YOUR questions: you can ask us anything and we'll try to answer them within reason. 

If you're interested, sign up using the linked form. We'll select a handful of sites and get in touch with them.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1jFZ50d6SskRhaKIkZ6_3tUuTg5-9W5n87XuWo4pTulA/viewform
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I’ve been involved since we first started testing authorship markup and displaying it in search results. We've gotten lots of useful feedback from all kinds of webmasters and users, and we've tweaked, updated, and honed recognition and displaying of authorship information. Unfortunately, we've also observed that this information isn’t as useful to our users as we’d hoped, and can even distract from those results. With this in mind, we've made the difficult decision to stop showing authorship in search results. 

(If you’re curious -- in our tests, removing authorship generally does not seem to reduce traffic to sites. Nor does it increase clicks on ads. We make these kinds of changes to improve our users’ experience.)

On a personal note, it's been fun and interesting travelling the road of authorship with all of you. There have been weird quirks, bugs, some spam to fight, but the most rewarding thing has been (and will continue to be) interacting with webmasters themselves. We realize authorship wasn't always easy to implement, and we greatly appreciate the effort you put into continually improving your sites for your users.  Thank you!

Going forward, we're strongly committed to continuing and expanding our support of structured markup (such as schema.org). This markup helps all search engines better understand the content and context of pages on the web, and we'll continue to use it to show rich snippets in search results.

It’s also worth mentioning that Search users will still see Google+ posts from friends and pages when they’re relevant to the query — both in the main results, and on the right-hand side. Today’s authorship change doesn’t impact these social features.

As always, we’ll keep expanding and improving the set of free tools we provide to make it easier for you to optimize your sites. Thank you again, and please keep the feedback coming.
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Looks like Google improved WMT and added colored HTML markup to the Fetch as Googlebot results.
https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/googlebot-fetch-details
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Grüezi, bonjour, ciao, hello !

If you're a webmaster or SEO, using Google Webmaster Tools (and Top search queries report), in/near Zurich, and have time for a short usability study on Friday, July 25th from 2-3:30 pm, please sign up herehttp://goo.gl/xtb4I4 We'll get back to you with the specifics if you're selected (we have limited room). This will be in English at the Google office

Merci :)
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Hey Thomas. Totally agree but sometimes you don't have choice. Actually I don't
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