How about all the false

How about all the false positive alerts we get.  That is never fun digging into.

Totally agreed! All I am

Totally agreed! All I am using GWT now is to check if any of my websites got Unnatural link warnings lol

It just makes me think, is it because Google don't want to show us what they know or is it because they actually lack understanding of what is going on on the web? :)

I hope it's not domain based!

If they decide who appears here based on domain then I will be dissapointed. If it's based on brands then I probably won't show but if Google have a good algorithm for deciding what an 'in-depth article' is then this might be one of the best things to happen for me in the SERPS since author markup started showing.

 

It's definetly interesting to note that there is no rel="publisher" markup on the pages shown. Could be a cascading issue, similar to the rel="author" issues we spoke about before. It could be something much deeper, for intance are they could simply be connecting a domain based on domain verification for the G+ page. I don't really know, definetly something that needs to be invested, Ann!

I understand that it is not total analytics package

but like I said I got one client who hasn't ranked for a keyword in nearly 2 years but WMT still showing that it is? It is almost like ti is deliberately being misleading.

I also feel it is getting worse. once it was VERY accurate now it is really crap. I am thinking it is another thing that Google is losing interest in. They may even drop it in the not to distant future. Anything they are about to drop stops being updated and stops being accurate. I have the same feeling about Google alerts. If it isn't make them money then they aren't interested in it anymore.

I understand that it is not total analytics package

but like I said I got one client who hasn't ranked for a keyword in nearly 2 years but WMT still showing that it is? It is almost like ti is deliberately being misleading.

I also feel it is getting worse. once it was VERY accurate now it is really crap. I am thinking it is another thing that Google is losing interest in. They may even drop it in the not to distant future. Anything they are about to drop stops being updated and stops being accurate. I have the same feeling about Google alerts. If it isn't make them money then they aren't interested in it anymore.

To my note about the home

To my note about the home pages NOT having rel="publisher"... it appears Google has made it easier to verify (which by the way proves that they are taking "publisher" verification seriously!)

Google now allows websites that are already verified in Webmaster Tools to verify G+ pages: https://plus.google.com/100938619255397146926/posts/1MzLKtjLsK6

They also support logo verification through Schema.org http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.nl/2013/05/using-schemaorg-markup-for-organization.html

Thanks, Brian, for the head-ups!

 

I could shoot some holes in

I could shoot some holes in Wade's assinine over generalization but I'll simplify it by pointing out that Apple's big innovation was actually the Apple II, then it was the MAC, then it was the iPod, then it was the iPhone.

 

Nope, Apple can never outdo itself as it's done it multiple times already just like Microsoft has which was left off the list.

Google has Android which IMO is just as big as Google Search at this point in history and Google Glass could make Google more dominant than ever but back to Wade's point it's leveraging Google Search data to make Andoird/Glass as popular as it is. However, when you're talking about building services based on the collected information of the entire planet, Google has a huge edge and they really don't need to do anything better that Google Search because it's enough to fuel them into the next century unless they mess it up and drop the ball to some newcomer.

I could shoot some holes in

I could shoot some holes in Wade's assinine over generalization but I'll simplify it by pointing out that Apple's big innovation was actually the Apple II, then it was the MAC, then it was the iPod, then it was the iPhone.

 

Nope, Apple can never outdo itself as it's done it multiple times already just like Microsoft has which was left off the list.

Google has Android which IMO is just as big as Google Search at this point in history and Google Glass could make Google more dominant than ever but back to Wade's point it's leveraging Google Search data to make Andoird/Glass as popular as it is. However, when you're talking about building services based on the collected information of the entire planet, Google has a huge edge and they really don't need to do anything better that Google Search because it's enough to fuel them into the next century unless they mess it up and drop the ball to some newcomer.

I could shoot some holes in

I could shoot some holes in Wade's assinine over generalization but I'll simplify it by pointing out that Apple's big innovation was actually the Apple II, then it was the MAC, then it was the iPod, then it was the iPhone.

 

Nope, Apple can never outdo itself as it's done it multiple times already just like Microsoft has which was left off the list.

Google has Android which IMO is just as big as Google Search at this point in history and Google Glass could make Google more dominant than ever but back to Wade's point it's leveraging Google Search data to make Andoird/Glass as popular as it is. However, when you're talking about building services based on the collected information of the entire planet, Google has a huge edge and they really don't need to do anything better that Google Search because it's enough to fuel them into the next century unless they mess it up and drop the ball to some newcomer.

This has been taking place

This has been taking place for sometime now, ever since universal search results started to take place back in 2007.