Shortly before she left Google, I spoke to Vanessa Fox about what’s going on with Google Webmaster Tools, and, we also spoke for a while about duplicate content problems. While I was working on polishing up the interview transcript Vanessa left Google. So I may have had the last real interview she did while at Google. After another week of vacation, she will officially make the leap over to work at Zillow. Best of luck Vanessa!
We talk at length about key parts of Webmaster Tools, and we also talk about the newest features, and planned features for the product. Vanessa talks quite a bit about they types of features that users have been requesting, and while nothing was committed, it should provide some insight into the types of things you can expect to see in the product in the future.
We also talk quite a bit about duplicate content, what types are easy for Google to detect, and some more advanced duplicate content situations, such as those were actual penalties are put in place.