14 May Penguin 2.0 And Beyond In 2013

  Here's the latest video from Matt Cutts talking about what to expect in regards to how Google will treat links in the coming months. The war on link spammers rages on and Google at this point in time is still heavily gamed and the results for any money making keyword is full of junk. Pay close attention to what he says as this is an unusually long video for this series and it is full of insight. He covers not only...

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12 May Why You Should Follow Rand Fishkin On Twitter

Ok, strange title I know. While it makes me look like the world's biggest ass kisser, I do have a good reason for the post title. I was just finishing up the friggin amazing article by Richard from SEOGadget on building high quality sites to kill it in the SERP's Post panda, and then came the comments. So what does Rand have to do with this? Well I missed this amongst the millions of Tweets in my feed, but this...

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04 May Google Panda & Your Link Profile

While not much has been said publicly about your backlinks and the Google Panda/Farmer update, I thought we could get something going. We've been helping and discussing problems with many sites via Google Webmaster Central, and we started seeing a pattern. While the majority of issues with the Panda update have been due to thin/scrapped/junk content, we have seen a lot of sites that got hit have paid links among other types. While we cannot disclose the sites we've looked...

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02 May Google Panda Recovery Help

If your company needs help recovering from a Google Panda issue then you'll be glad to know we're now offering help. We've been constantly helping websites via Google's Webmaster Central, and now it's time to offer a helping hand to those in dire need. There has been no clear signal from Google as to what has caused it for your site, nor how to fix it easily. There is a lot of information on recover, but where to start and...

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28 Jan Google Algorithm Change January 26th Confirmed

The cat is out of the bag and a major algorithm change has been launched within Google. Matt Cutts has come out and stated the news on his blog which you can read here. This is definitely a post everyone should be reading but to do a slight bit of dupe content myself, this is what their focusing on: This was a pretty targeted launch: slightly over 2% of queries change in some way, but less than half a percent of...

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26 Jan Google Targets Content Farms and Low Quality

There has been a lot of talk about Matt Cutts recent remarks regarding the amount of content farms and low-quality (spun and other) content that dominates the SERPs. We saw in the Mayday update how Ecommerce sites with manufacturer content descriptions started taking a dive. This was also seen throughout the real estate industry because of IDX and MLS listing system spread across tens of thousands of Realtor sites. There definitely is a reason why SEO's keep talking about content being...

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15 Nov Google's Note This Feature And Its Future In The Algorithm

I haven't seen too much banter lately on the Google "Note This" feature within the search listings so I thought I'd see what you guys had to say. I've been noting my stuff and other sites for the past 6 months, unfortunately there really isn't a way to tell if it has had any effect. I have no doubt in my mind this data will be used within Google's ranking algorithm, just when is the question. How many of you...

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