Today the Google Webmaster Team used Google Moderator links to a great set of Google questions as voted by webmasters today with good responses from the Google Webmaster Central team.
“What weight does the age of a site and the amount of time a domain is registered for have on it’s search placement?”
“Recently, you removed this suggestion: “Submit your site to relevant directories such as the Open Directory Project and Yahoo!” from your guidelines. Is there any chance that you will be discounting these kinds of links for ranking value in future?”
“Can you explain how the use of sub-domains helps / hurts a sites ranking?”
“Will Webmaster Tools ever give us an option to “disassociate” from sites that link to us? This feature exists in Yahoo’s Site Explorer, but not Webmaster Tools.”