Danny Goodwin

Danny Goodwin

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Google Penguin 2.0 Casualties: Why Sites Got Hit


It's now been one week since Google Penguin 2.0 went live. Google's Matt Cutts promised the new generation of Penguin would go deeper, and it seems to have lived up to that promise. Here are some early findings from sites hit by Penguin.

Google Penguin 2.0 Spam Report Form Now Available


It's been less than 24 hours since Google Penguin 2.0 went live, but there are already several reports of big changes. There are also many reports that, despite Penguin, Google is still ranking spam sites. You can now report this directly to Google.

Is Google Places Search Permanently Closed?


Google has removed the link to Places search. The link, which had been located in Google's "More" drop-down menu option, is no longer there, meaning local businesses can only be found via search (paid or organic), Google+ Local, or Google Maps.

Are You Making These 5 Basic SEO Mistakes?


Not getting the search traffic you were hoping for? In a new Webmaster Help video, Google's Distinguished Engineer Matt Cutts reveals five of the biggest basic SEO mistakes webmasters make, and suggests a few ways to improve your website.

Google Doodle Spotlights Ella Fitzgerald


The "Queen of Jazz" is in the spotlight today on Google's homepage. A colorful Google Doodle pays tribute to Ella Fitzgerald, who was born on this date 96 years ago. The American jazz vocalist won 13 Grammy awards and sold 40 million albums.