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How did you do on the Webmaster Quiz?

Webmaster Level: All Thanks to all of you who took our webmaster quiz and waited patiently to see how well you did! Today, we’re pleased to present the Webmaster Quiz answers ! We hope this quiz has provided some clarity on common issues users ask about in the Webmaster Help Forum. We’ll go over a few of the questions and answers here, but if some of the answers lead you to ask more questions, we encourage you to continue the...

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Google SEO resources for beginners

Webmaster Level: Beginner Want to eat healthier and exercise more in 2010? That’s tough! Want to learn about search engine optimization (SEO) so you can disregard the rumors and know what’s important? That’s easy! Here’s how to gain SEO knowledge as you go about your new start to 2010: Step 1: Absorb the basics If you like to learn by reading, download our SEO Starter Guide for reading while you’re on an...

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State of the Index 2009

Webmaster Level: All At PubCon in Las Vegas in November 2009, I gave a “State of the Index” talk which covers what Google has done for users, web developers, and webmasters in the last year. I recently recreated it on video for those of you who didn’t make it to the conference. See the original post:  State of the Index 2009

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Handling legitimate cross-domain content duplication

Webmaster level: Intermediate We’ve recently discussed several ways of handling duplicate content on a single website ; today we’ll look at ways of handling similar duplication across different websites, across different domains. For some sites, there are legitimate reasons to duplicate content across different websites — for instance, to migrate to a new domain name using a web server that cannot create server-side redirects....

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Your site’s performance in Webmaster Tools

Webmaster level: Intermediate Let’s take a quick look at the individual sections in the Google Webmaster Tools’ Site Performance feature: Performance overview The performance overview shows a graph of the aggregated speed numbers for the website, based on the pages that were most frequently accessed by visitors who use the Google Toolbar with the PageRank feature activated. By using data from Google Toolbar users, you...

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