Category: Matt Cutts

Should I structure my site using subdomains or subdirectories?

Should I structure my site using subdomains or subdirectories?

I’m interested in finding out how Google currently views subdomains — whether there’s any difference between a site structured as a group of subdomains and one structured as a group of subdirectories. Bob, Somerville, MA Have a question? Ask it in our Webmaster Help Forum: http://groups.google.com/a/googleproductforums.com/forum/#!forum/webmasters Want your question to be answered on a video…

Is it necessary for every page to have a meta description?

Is it necessary for every page to have a meta description?

Is it necessary for each single page within my website to have a unique metatag description? Walter, Leiden, Netherlands Learn more about titles and descriptions: https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/35624 Have a question? Ask it in our Webmaster Help Forum: http://groups.google.com/a/googleproductforums.com/forum/#!forum/webmasters Want your question to be answered on a video like this? Follow us on Twitter and look for…

1. Intro // Be Inspired: Short talks from Inspiration Fund winners

1. Intro // Be Inspired: Short talks from Inspiration Fund winners

1. Introduction // Professor David Thomas 2. Heritage Network Scoping Study // Professor Heather Viles 3. An online tool for participatory mapping of cultural ecosystem services // Alison Smith 4. Global network on financial geography // Professor Dariusz Wójcik 5. Inspiring Kenyan schoolchildren with environmental research // Saskia Nowicki and Nancy Gladstone 6. Development of…

Can B1 learners really handle a TED Talk?

Can B1 learners really handle a TED Talk?

Can B1 Learners really handle a TED Talk? Watch Keynote authors Paul Dummett and Lewis Lansford show how TED Talks can be used just as successfully with B1 learners as they can with higher level students. Keynote is a brand new four level series that teaches English through the power of inspired communication and features…

Why doesn’t Google release an SEO quality check up calculator?

Why doesn’t Google release an SEO quality check up calculator?

Why doesn’t Google release an SEO quality check up calculator? This will help people to optimize their websites in the right direction. Is Google willing to do this or it just wants people to keep guessing what’s wrong with their websites? Vipin, New Delhi, India Have a question? Ask it in our Webmaster Help Forum:…

Stopping the Inner War: Matt Daniell at TEDxCambridge 2011

Stopping the Inner War: Matt Daniell at TEDxCambridge 2011

Meditation teacher and former Buddhist monk Matt Daniell presents a brief introduction to meditation and the power of awareness to silence the “inner war.” Learn more about TEDxCambridge at http://www.tedxcambridge.com. http://www.imcnewburyport.com/

Does Google treat 404 and 410 status codes differently?

Does Google treat 404 and 410 status codes differently?

Does Google do anything different when encountering a 404 versus a 410? Blind Five Year Old, SF, CA Have a question? Ask it in our Webmaster Help Forum: http://groups.google.com/a/googleproductforums.com/forum/#!forum/webmasters Want your question to be answered on a video like this? Follow us on Twitter and look for an announcement when we take new questions: http://twitter.com/googlewmc…

Portal Turret Pumpkin for Halloween

Portal Turret Pumpkin for Halloween

I made a Portal Turret for my Halloween pumpkin! I was trying to think of things to carve: vampire Android? R2-D2? Zoidberg? Then I thought: I could do a character from Portal 2! I was going to carve something like GLaDOS or Wheatley, but then I realized that a turret would be perfect. I made…

Is it better to have keywords in the URL path or filename?

Is it better to have keywords in the URL path or filename?

It seems that having relevant keywords in URLs is very helpful. Does Google give higher importance to keywords in the path vs filename? E.g. http://example.com/tools/hammers/acme-metal-pounder or http://example.com/tools-hammers-acme-metal-pounder? Alex Black, Waterloo, Canada