April 2013 Google Webmaster Report

Was an interesting month in terms of Google webmaster SEO related content. We had Panda start being more of a rolling update, Google talk about the next generation Penguin update and squash a couple link networks. Google penalized BBC and accidentally removed Craigslist from their index. We saw porn in the knowledge graph and more.The ongoing WebmasterWorld thread has normal ranking flux chatter, with people talking about ups and downs in ranking, spikes in crawl rates and the norm. You can also read last months report over here.Here is a recap of the past month:Updates?:
Google Panda Goes Into Hiding: No More Official Confirmations
Google’s Final Manual Panda Refresh Here? #25
Google’s Panda Update Graduates To Rolling Update
Google Easter/April Fools 2013 Update?
Google’s Cutts: Next Generation Penguin Update Will Be Big
Coming Soon: The Google Merchant Quality Algorithm

Google Stops Indexing Craigslist; Matt Cutts Fixes
Google Admits To Penalizing The BBC, But Only Granularly
Google News Gets Serious About Quality Guidelines
Google’s Common Mistakes In Smartphone Web Sites
Google On Using Other Languages On The Same Page
More Verification Controls With Google Webmaster Tools
Google: Sorry We Accidentally Penalized Your Site

Beware: Google To Squash Another Link Network Very Soon
Google’s Cutts: Buying Links Doesn’t Hurt???
Squidoo Now NoFollows Their Outbound Links
SEO Inc’s Link Removal Requests

Google User Interface:
First Case Of Porn In Google Knowledge Graph
Google Testing Cache/Similar Drop Down Links More
Google Search Now Orange & Blue (A Test)
HTML Entities In Google Snippets Still May Work
Google Search Within Test
Find Animated GIFs With Google Image Search

Most SEOs Feel Google Gives Brands Preferential Treatment
60% Of SEOs Not Worried About Using Mass No Index
54% Say Google Indexes New Sites Within A Week
12% Say Social Has No Influence On Google RankingsForum discussion at WebmasterWorld.


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