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Did Your Manual Penalty Disappear? It Probably Expired

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Did you know that all Google manual penalties have an expiration date? In some cases, they can expire after just a few months. In other cases it can take years. So is there a discernible pattern to help us know when a penalty is going to expire? Did you know that all Google manual penalties have an expiration date? In some cases, they can expire after just a few months. In other cases it can take years. So is there a discernible pattern to help us know when a penalty is going to expire? 0 Comments

The Linking Dilemma: Google Has Left a Giant Mess for Us All

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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. 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. 0 Comments

Authority vs. Popularity: Matt Cutts Teases New Google Search Result Shake-Up

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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. 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. 0 Comments

Not Ranking in Google: Is a Manual Penalty, Algorithmic Change, or Content to Blame?

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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. 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. 0 Comments

Google Refreshes Page Layout Algorithm

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If you noticed a change in your organic search traffic or rankings last week, and have a high ratio of ads to content at the top of your web pages, chances are you could be affected by a refresh of the Google page layout algorithm. If you noticed a change in your organic search traffic or rankings last week, and have a high ratio of ads to content at the top of your web pages, chances are you could be affected by a refresh of the Google page layout algorithm. 0 Comments

After Being Crushed By Google Panda, Voucher and Car Classified Sites Recover

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Voucher sites and car classifieds websites were among the industries hit hardest by Google's Panda updates. But some sites have snatched recoveries from the jaws of Panda and have now seen traffic return – and even grow. Here's how they did it. Voucher sites and car classifieds websites were among the industries hit hardest by Google's Panda updates. But some sites have snatched recoveries from the jaws of Panda and have now seen traffic return – and even grow. Here's how they did it. 0 Comments

Matt Cutts on Google's International Spam-Fighting Efforts

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Google engineers fight spam in 40 different languages throughout the world, according to Matt Cutts, but English search spam in the U.S. on Google.com tends to get more attention, since not every engineer can speak specific languages. Google engineers fight spam in 40 different languages throughout the world, according to Matt Cutts, but English search spam in the U.S. on Google.com tends to get more attention, since not every engineer can speak specific languages. 0 Comments

Matt Cutts: Google Didn't Make Panda & Penguin to Force People to Buy Ads

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Are algorithmic updates created solely to force webmasters to buy ads and increase Google's bottom line? While it's no conspiracy that Google wants to make profits, Google's Matt Cutts says updates are only designed to improve the user experience. Are algorithmic updates created solely to force webmasters to buy ads and increase Google's bottom line? While it's no conspiracy that Google wants to make profits, Google's Matt Cutts says updates are only designed to improve the user experience. 0 Comments

Inside Google Search Updates

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It’s important to remember that some of the biggest changes in Google search results were not named all named after animals. As a matter of fact, some major changes in Google search algorithms this year have been named after nothing at all. It’s important to remember that some of the biggest changes in Google search results were not named all named after animals. As a matter of fact, some major changes in Google search algorithms this year have been named after nothing at all. 0 Comments

Algorithm Updates, Duplicate Content & A Recovery

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The following story shows why it's important to know where your SEO client’s or company’s content originated if it precedes your involvement with site SEO efforts. Learn how eliminating duplicate content helped one site recover traffic and rankings. The following story shows why it's important to know where your SEO client’s or company’s content originated if it precedes your involvement with site SEO efforts. Learn how eliminating duplicate content helped one site recover traffic and rankings. 0 Comments

How Google Uses Human Raters in Organic Search

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How does Google use human raters as part of its algorithm? Do those raters have a direct affect on Google’s search results and rankings? Google’s Distinguished Engineer Matt Cutts discusses search quality raters in this Google Webmaster Help video. How does Google use human raters as part of its algorithm? Do those raters have a direct affect on Google’s search results and rankings? Google’s Distinguished Engineer Matt Cutts discusses search quality raters in this Google Webmaster Help video. 0 Comments

Google's Search Quality Meeting Video: Where's the Beef?

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Google has released an "uncut" 8-minute video of a search quality meeting to show the process of how Google improves its search engine. However, the video is hardly revealing – I wish they'd give us search marketers a little bit more meat. Google has released an "uncut" 8-minute video of a search quality meeting to show the process of how Google improves its search engine. However, the video is hardly revealing – I wish they'd give us search marketers a little bit more meat. 0 Comments

Panda, Fresher Results, Spelling Top Google’s January 2012 Search Updates

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A minor update to Google’s Panda update was released in January. This was just one of 14 other search changes Google announced. Others included fresher results, improvements to autocomplete, better spelling corrections, and auto-disabling Instant. A minor update to Google’s Panda update was released in January. This was just one of 14 other search changes Google announced. Others included fresher results, improvements to autocomplete, better spelling corrections, and auto-disabling Instant. 0 Comments

Google Penalty or Algorithm Change: Dealing With Lost Traffic

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There is nothing worse for a webmaster/site owner than to wake up one day and find Google Armageddon has taken out all of their site's rankings and traffic. This framework should help you keep your head should the unthinkable happen. There is nothing worse for a webmaster/site owner than to wake up one day and find Google Armageddon has taken out all of their site's rankings and traffic. This framework should help you keep your head should the unthinkable happen. 0 Comments

10 Google Search Changes Include Long Tail Indexing, Parked Domain Classifier

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Google has announced 10 search changes – a mix of algorithmic, crawling, and user interface updates. Better long-tail indexing and parked domain detection are among the announced changes. Google now plans to give similar updates monthly. Google has announced 10 search changes – a mix of algorithmic, crawling, and user interface updates. Better long-tail indexing and parked domain detection are among the announced changes. Google now plans to give similar updates monthly. 0 Comments

Latest Google Weather Report: Panda Squall Warning

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Google has issued another algorithm Weather Report. While Google notes it is supposed to only affect less than 1 percent of searches, with 11.9 billion searches per month, this could potentially impact millions of results and thousands of sites. Google has issued another algorithm Weather Report. While Google notes it is supposed to only affect less than 1 percent of searches, with 11.9 billion searches per month, this could potentially impact millions of results and thousands of sites. 0 Comments

Google Quietly Launches Panda Update Version 2.2

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Webmasters and SEOs suspected the next wave of Google's Panda update began hitting last week, with reports coming in of traffic drops and recoveries. Google has today confirmed the arrival of what is being dubbed Google Panda Version 2.2. Webmasters and SEOs suspected the next wave of Google's Panda update began hitting last week, with reports coming in of traffic drops and recoveries. Google has today confirmed the arrival of what is being dubbed Google Panda Version 2.2. 0 Comments