From around 10:00am GMT yesterday the Google Keyword Tool seems to be no longer outputting monthly data. Great for looking at seasonality of search data you would download a csv with a monthly search figure. E.g.
From that data you can graph easily to see when search volumes are to peak, allowing you to link build ready for the key months. You can see this data in Google insights but you won’t be able to download into a csv from Google insights.
Over at the adwords forum there’s a few posts discussing the issues http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/AdWords/thread?tid=4c7cb60cb3650b7d&hl=en&fid=4c7cb60cb3650b7d00049f4afdbb923a and http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/AdWords/thread?tid=5c267a93386d6d6a&hl=en and http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/AdWords/thread?tid=764de08bfc286a17&hl=en
Anyone else not getting any monthly data? Anyone else use this data often for search campaigns?
Whiles searching along tonight I’ve noticed that google profiles are now showing up in the SERP’s with an image, a snippet of where you live, where you work and three links to external sites. Meanwhile and twitter profiles apear with a picture and one last tweet. This is testing on chrome with incognito mode.
For example for Me
John Kell – Twitter
John Mueller - Google Profile
Matt Cutts – Twitter
Pete Cashmore – Google Profile
Anyone see this before? Or seeing it now, Monday night 22:57…
Edit some more example from people I follow on twitter.
Edit : Nadeem also noticed this a little back but with Google profiles on http://www.searchnest.co.uk/blog/google-profiles-getting-more-real-estate-in-search-results-738
Working on many projects I’ve been limited by a CMS’s ability to change title tags, either the title tag is generated by the name of the page in the CMS or there is no control on a page by page basis.
The code is simple:
So the standard title tag can be used and appended onto the new title title tag, or a brand new title tag could be used.
Now the important check, if the title tag is picked up when Google indexes the page? Yes
A few points to note :
- Doesn’t work with Bing or Yahoo
- This should be last resort, always try to get title tags as a critical change for developers before resorting to this method.
Anyone else testing this? Anyone thinks this is a bad or good idea?
I noticed Google has recently upgraded the Google Profiles design layout, just a little tidy up at the moment. However they’ve done this redesign on a different domain to your old profile.
So my old profile is at http://www.google.com/profiles/johnpcampbell1985 with my new profile over at https://profiles.google.com/johnpcampbell1985/about
Currently 246 pages have been indexed on the new profiles subdomain with 4,210,000 profiles indexed in the old version.
Not a major problem as a quick 301 will sort everything out. But, if Google are going to use your Google profile as the hub page to set up social search (which had a update recently) they need to start taking more care. Imagine if Facebook or Twitter suddenly moved everyones profiles to another domain and kept old profiles live.
Without users linking their social accounts to their Google accounts social search will never take off, unless they buy the data somehow…