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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27 Jan Content Scrapers Outranking Your Website? You're Not Alone

As I went off yesterday about Google going after content scrapers and low quality websites, I also should have gone into this topic a little more. Our site gets scraped by a few sites and while it is getting better, I'm still finding posts I wrote a week or two ago getting outranked by the scraper site. This pisses me off to no end, and I don't need any more stress in my life that's for sure. Matt Cutts has stated,...

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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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18 Nov Exact Match Domains Getting A Second Look: Matt Cutts

While I imagine most of you are also closet affiliate marketers, so I'm sorry to break this news to you if that's the case. Exact match domains are well known to easily rank for their target keyword, and for the most part, they should. At Pubcon this past week Matt Cutts managed to briefly bring up that him and the Google Webspam team will be taking a closer look at the "power" that comes with these types of domains, saddening...

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27 Aug Matt Cutts On NoFollow

SEOmoz Whiteboard Friday - Matt Cutts on NoFollow from Scott Willoughby on Vimeo. Jen Lopez from SEOmoz met up with Matt Cutts at SES to have a quick chat about NoFollow and its uses. The video is short and doesn't get into much detail but it's still a short, fun watch especially if you're bored at your desk....

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