November 2011 Google Webmaster Report

Here is the monthly Google webmaster report, the November 2011 edition. For last month’s see the October 2011 Google report. As always, this report is based on the coverage we posted here over the past month and the ongoing WebmasterWorld thread. First, let’s start with the new discussion topics in the thread.Two different indexes being seen popping in and out of the search results
Suspecting a new index to be released shortly
High spidering activity by GoogleBot
East coast snow storms and power outages had major impact on traffic and salesThe theme for Google in October included the new algorithm that up-plays freshness, the few Panda tweaks over the month, the new default SSL search and how it impacts referrer data and some of the other minor changes Google made over the month.Below is a listing of the more important Google related topics we covered this month:Google Updates Search Algorithm: Impact More Like 17.5% Of Searches
Minor Google Panda Update On 20th: Panda 2.5.3
Google Makes Minor Panda Update October 13th: Panda 2.5.2
Google Panda 2.5 Reversed Or Updated
66% Says Google’s Panda Minor Update Was Very Significant
Google Indexing AJAX Content Via POST Requests: Facebook & Disqus
Google’s Quality Rating Guidelines Leaked, Again
“Not Provided” Keywords In Google Analytics Higher Than Expected
Google SSL Default, Goodbye Query Referrer Data
Google, Here Is A Solution For Passing Query Data Securely
Google Links Algorithm Gone Haywire?
Official: Google Places Ads At Bottom & Bottom Search Box Missing
Google Testing Lighter Colors In Search Results
Google Maps Grey Pins & Horizontal Maps
Google Kills + Search Operator
Google’s Matt Cutts Definitive Cloaking Video
Google’s “Definitive” Answer: SEO Is Not SpamI hope this saves you time in recapping on the past month in terms of Google stuff as it related to webmasters and SEO.Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.


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