Google's Matt Cutts recently took part in an online interview that was extremely link heavy. The article sparked much debate about affiliate links, paid links, and whether the linking taking place in this type of interview is natural or spammy.
Links are still at the core of Google's search algorithm, which means they are still a top SEO priority. And while link building can supercharge your content marketing efforts, you can still build links even if you don't have great content.
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Not every site is impacted the same way by Penguin, Google's algorithm that targets spammy link building tactics. On Twitter, Google's Matt Cutts told one webmaster to continue doing backlink cleanup, as the site has a "very mild case of Penguin."
Japan is the latest country publicized as being hit with the link network penalties by Google. Matt Cutts announced early this morning on Twitter that the web spam team in Japan has taken action against seven link networks over the last few months.
Is it possible links will no longer be a ranking factor in the future? Yandex no longer takes links into consideration as a ranking factor. Google has flirted with the idea. What would the SEO landscape look like without links as a ranking metric?
Google has gone mad. Seemingly, just about any link can earn you a penalty for any reason. And since Google keeps adding things to their naughty list, many sites are being penalized for links they built before those types of links were a violation.
In a new video, Google's Matt Cutts has given us a rare heads up into an algorithmic change that is coming to the search results. Google is going to try to better determine more between a site simply being popular and the site being an authority.
It can be quite distressing when you see a notification of a manual action in your Google webmaster tools account. But by taking prompt action and working hard to resolve the issue you will soon find traffic will return quite quickly.
Have you ever been curious about how Google decides which algorithm is better than another, when they're pushing out one of the many tweaks they do weekly? Google's Matt Cutts spills the beans on how the search team actually does it.
Google has announced the ability for webmasters to now track indexed URLs for each protocol - HTTP and HTTPS - as well as for verified subdirectories. The change will make it easier for site owners to monitor different sections of their website.
How should you handle linking between many different country specific sites, or several sites your company owns that are all related, without running afoul of Google for unnatural linking? Google's Matt Cutts shares advice on how to not look spammy.
Is it possible to tell if your website has been impacted by one particular Google algorithm? That will be extremely tricky, according to Google's Matt Cutts. In 2012 alone, Google rolled out 665 changes to how search results are ranked.
Google is continuing their fight against link networks internationally. Google's Matt Cutts recently confirmed via Twitter that Greece was the latest country targeted for link network related penalties (reportedly networks run by SEO agencies).
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Ian Lurie, Chairman and Principal of Seattle-based marketing company Portent, revealed today that his company received a manual spam action notice for unnatural links from Google. His site now can be found on Page 60 of Google.
Following SEO best practices will result in steady improvements to a point. But what happens when you hit a plateau? Here are three examples of how you can break through your plateau and help you steadily increase your search visibility.
The rise of keyword "(not provided)", Google's search results page redesign, Google's heavy focus on paid search, and too many people claiming "SEO expertise" have all combined to make search engine optimization more challenging than ever.
Two months after warning Google would begin taking action against spam guest blog sites, Matt Cutts today announced that a large one was penalized. Ann Smarty, who runs MyBlogGuest, confirmed the penalty. The domain is gone from Google's results.