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By Adam Yakish
Adam Yakish is the Director of Technology at Myriad-Core, an Erie based Web Technology Company. Adam is Google Analytics, Google AdWords, and Yahoo search certified. He is a member of the Search Engine Marketers Professional Organization (SEMPO), under which he sits on the Emerging Technologies Committee (ETC), and the National Mobile Task Force. He has spoken at the annual Hampton Roads Business Summit, and The Internet Marketing Foundations Conference, in Pennsylvania.   Read more about this blog.
Posted: May 17th, 2011
Google Releases Feature to Mitigate Blogs & Press Releases in SERP’s

Google has implemented a setting that allows users to choose the frequency that blogs and press releases appear in their search engine results pages. Regarding news worthy blogs, you may want to ask Google to consider reclassifying your blog as a news source.

The settings for this feature can be found on the Google News settings page:

You’ll also find a new setting that tells Google to refresh blog and press release pages every fifteen minutes.

If you’re ready to “stop being a blog,” you can submit this form, and Google will consider your request.  Google is evasive about saying what exactly they, by default, consider a blog. It seems as if RSS content will put there right out of the gate.

What we do know is that in September of 2009, Google said to use the aforementioned form if you’d like to be reclassified, or felt as if you were “misclassified.” A preview of it is shown below:

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