Google Webmaster Groups statistics for September 2007 (old, probably outdated)

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I finally got around to getting the statistics for September 2007 for the Google Webmaster Help Groups (archive.org) finished up. I have to admit the numbers for September aren’t the best, especially the counts for the posts by Googlers. Getting started at Google took quite some time and a lot of learning :) . And wow - look at the Googlers post in October (great work, everyone!).

On a slightly sader note, I don’t think I can continue to provide these statistics here. I hope I can work something out as a replacement though, we’ll see.. or maybe I would be better off just posting in the group instead :D .

Without further ado, here are …

The numbers

  • Number of new threads = 1157
  • Number of new posts = 5902
  • Average number posts/new thread = 4.81
  • Number of posts by new users = 915 (15.5%)
  • Number of threads by new users = 696 (60.2%)
  • Average number of posts in threads by new users = 4.8
  • Number of new threads started by Googlers = 2
  • Number of new posts by Googlers = 35

Feel free to compare to August and July 2007. Comparing those numbers to the previous months there’s a visible drop, especially in the number of posts (-1774 or 23%) and threads (-172 or 13%). I hope we can push that back up soon (and answer more questions in the FAQs so that fewer threads are needed :) ).

Top posters

Thank you, top posters!! It’s great to have you in our community helping so many people to get their issues solved. You’re the best! Come on back, JLH, we’re missing you.

  1. webado (archive.org) = 746
  2. cass-hacks (archive.org) = 207
  3. Phil Payne (archive.org) = 195
  4. JLH (archive.org) = 178
  5. cristina (archive.org) = 168
  6. Admin Aaron (archive.org) = 163
  7. Robbo (archive.org) = 157
  8. abracadabra (archive.org) = 145
  9. seo101 = 117
  10. burchman519 (archive.org) = 94
  11. IceGiant (archive.org) = 80
  12. dockarl (archive.org) = 67
  13. Red Cardinal (archive.org) = 53
  14. Sam I Am (archive.org) = 51
  15. Randy P. = 49

seo101 and Randy P. - feel free to give me a site to link to, even if it isn’t yours :) .

Top thread starters

  1. burchman519 = 10
  2. Admin Aaron = 9
  3. tal7080 = 8
  4. Tomcat619 = 8
  5. Alaa Maanawi = 7
  6. Chibcha = 7
  7. ShaneMC = 7
  8. JLH = 6
  9. ARC = 5
  10. gl-science.com = 5
  11. Phil Payne = 5
  12. Vic = 5
  13. yorkieron = 5
  14. azholkover = 4
  15. Blue Fin = 4

Threads with Googlers participating

I hope we push this category off the charts in the next months!!

New threads started by Googlers

New threads started by regulars (>100 posts)

Lots of regulars are great to see. I love it when you come back and start a thread for something special.

Top most active threads

  1. Crawl, Index, Rank: Thoroughly sabotaged (50 new replies) (archive.org)
  2. Crawl, Index, Rank: Do Outgoing Links Increase Ranking? (48 new replies) (archive.org)
  3. Crawl, Index, Rank: ARGH!?! Why, why, why Google? (45 new replies) (archive.org)
  4. Crawl, Index, Rank: mystified by penalty … went from #1 to #726 overnight (42 new replies) (archive.org)
  5. Crawl, Index, Rank: DNS error in Google Webmaster tools (40 new replies) (archive.org)
  6. Webmaster Tools: DNS/URL timeout for Googlebot crawler (37 new replies) (archive.org)
  7. Crawl, Index, Rank: proxy hijacked pages (but no action from google) :( (35 new replies) (archive.org)
  8. Crawl, Index, Rank: Help with SEO ! (34 new replies) (archive.org)
  9. Crawl, Index, Rank: Breaking Out Of Frames Used By Google Image Search With Javascript (30 new replies) (archive.org)
  10. Crawl, Index, Rank: Popular Picks – What would you like to know more about? (29 new replies) (archive.org)
  11. Crawl, Index, Rank: spam question (27 new replies) (archive.org)
  12. Random Chit-Chat: Has Anyone noticed how not so relevant Googles serp’s are lately? (27 new replies) (archive.org)
  13. Crawl, Index, Rank: Duplicate Content on Different CC TLDs (25 new replies) (archive.org)
  14. Crawl, Index, Rank: Former PR6 site, now PR0 and individual pages not being indexed for past 6 months (25 new replies) (archive.org)
  15. Crawl, Index, Rank: Need Help Please! - My Site Is Going Down The Google Toilet! (25 new replies) (archive.org)
  16. Sitemaps: Sitemap (25 new replies) (archive.org)

Top most linked Domains

  1. google.com = 657
  2. ne-design.net = 583
  3. validator.w3.org = 220
  4. example.com = 153
  5. groups.google.com = 152
  6. tool.motoricerca.info = 127
  7. oyoy.eu = 124
  8. home-medical-equipment-depot.com = 93
  9. mysite.com = 85
  10. kunstpladsen.dk = 74
  11. doggypanache.com = 74
  12. sitemaps.org = 73
  13. expeditionsail.com = 71
  14. tanklesswater.com = 59
  15. w3.org = 57

I always find this list interesting. Besides reference sites, examples (mysite.com is up and coming :D ) and tools, the sites being linked to usually do not get listed for more than one month. I hope that’s because the issues were resolved (but I know sometimes it’s not that simple and I’m glad to see perserverence among you all).

Top most linked Google answers

  1. Webmaster Help Center - Hidden text and links (archive.org) = 54
  2. Webmaster Help Center - Webmaster Guidelines (archive.org) = 49
  3. Webmaster Help Center - How can I create a Google-friendly site? (archive.org) = 13
  4. Webmaster Help Center - Block or remove pages using meta tags (archive.org) = 11
  5. Webmaster Help Center - How do I block Googlebot? (archive.org) = 8
  6. Webmaster Help Center - How do you compile the list of links shown below some search results? (archive.org) = 7
  7. Webmaster Help Center - How can I ensure my content is eligible for removal from the Google index? (archive.org) = 6
  8. Webmaster Help Center - How does Google modify web pages for mobile viewing? (archive.org) = 6
  9. Webmaster Help Center - HTTP errors/ 401/407 authentication error (archive.org) = 5
  10. Webmaster Help Center - How do I add my site to Google’s search results? (archive.org) = 5
  11. Webmaster Help Center - Does Google index dynamic pages? (archive.org) = 4
  12. Webmaster Help Center - My URL changed, so how can I get Google to index my new site? (archive.org) = 4
  13. Webmaster Help Center - URLs not followed /Redirect error (archive.org) = 3
  14. Webmaster Help Center - What’s a preferred domain? (archive.org) = 3
  15. Webmaster Help Center - Link schemes (archive.org) = 3
  16. Webmaster Help Center - Why isn’t my site returning when I search for results from a particular country? (archive.org) = 3
  17. Webmaster Help Center - How do I request reconsideration of my site? (archive.org) = 3
  18. Why do some of my search results say “This site may harm your computer?" (archive.org) = 2
  19. Webmaster Help Center - Why should I report paid links to Google? (archive.org) = 2
  20. Webmaster Help Center - How do I use the URL removal request tool? (archive.org) = 2

Looking back at September, what were the most common issues that remained present in your mind?

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