Each day, Google usually releases one or more changes designed to improve our search results. Most aren't noticeable but help us incrementally continue to improve. Sometimes, an update may be more noticeable. We aim to confirm such updates when we feel there is actionable information that webmasters, content producers or others might take in relation to them. For example, when our "Speed Update" happened, we gave months of advanced notice and advice.
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The first Virtual Webmaster Unconference successfully took place on August 26th and, as promised, we'd like to share the main findings and conclusions here. As communicated before, this event was a pilot, in which we wanted to test a if there was an appetite for a very different type of event, and b whether the community would actively engage in the discussions. To the first question, we were overwhelmed with the interest to participate; it definitely exceeded our expectations and it gives us fuel to try out future iterations. Despite the frustration of many, who did not receive an invitation, we purposefully kept the event small.
How did the event go?
At the recent Search Engine Strategies conference in freezing Chicago, many of us Googlers were asked questions about duplicate content. We recognize that there are many nuances and a bit of confusion on the topic, so we'd like to help set the record straight. Duplicate content generally refers to substantive blocks of content within or across domains that either completely match other content or are appreciably similar. Most of the time when we see this, it's unintentional or at least not malicious in origin: forums that generate both regular and stripped-down mobile-targeted pages, store items shown and -- worse yet -- linked via multiple distinct URLs, and so on.
The holiday season is upon us. This is the season to celebrate with friends and family, which often involves eating, and lots of it. This time of celebration can also come with some unwanted pounds. According to the National Institutes of Health, holiday eating can result in and extra pound or two every year, if not more. Take some of the focus off the food, and enjoy the people you are spending time with doing non food activities. Try playing family games, watch holiday movies, or decorate holiday crafts. By implementing a few small changes, you can avoid any holiday mishaps with weight gain or falling off track. Below is a list of helpful ideas:. Be realisitc.