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Panda and Penguin Are Not Penalties

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While some think of Penguin and Panda as Google penalties, they are but algorithmic changes that can become immensely complex. Find out what separates the two. While some think of Penguin and Panda as Google penalties, they are but algorithmic changes that can become immensely complex. Find out what separates the two. 0 Comments

Does Thumbtack + Google Ventures = Conflict of Interest?

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Recently, Thumbtack.com was penalized by Google for violating Webmaster Guidelines. Was the penalty removed because of the site's involvement with Google Ventures? Recently, Thumbtack.com was penalized by Google for violating Webmaster Guidelines. Was the penalty removed because of the site's involvement with Google Ventures? 0 Comments

The Collateral Damage of Google’s Link Policy

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While big brands and authoritative websites are doing fine, smaller SEOs continue to struggle with the changes Google has made to its link policy over the last two years. While big brands and authoritative websites are doing fine, smaller SEOs continue to struggle with the changes Google has made to its link policy over the last two years. 0 Comments

The Great Disavow Debate

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The SEO community is hotly debating the question of whether or not uploading a disavow file to Google can lift a Penguin penalty without removing links? What do you think? The SEO community is hotly debating the question of whether or not uploading a disavow file to Google can lift a Penguin penalty without removing links? What do you think? 0 Comments

3 Ways Google Penalties Have Pulled SEO Out of the Gutter

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You’d think that SEOs would be frustrated and angry with Google, exasperated with clients, and at their wit’s end with the entire industry. But the remarks from about 60 professional SEOs tell a different story. You’d think that SEOs would be frustrated and angry with Google, but the remarks from about 60 professional SEOs tell a different story. 0 Comments

Google Slaps Marketing Company Portent for Unnatural Links

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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. 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. 0 Comments

Google: Sites Penalized for Long-Term Spam Tactics Might Never Recover

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If you have a website that has been spamming for years, and you're now attempting to clean it up to get back in Google’s good graces, you'll find it more difficult, or maybe impossible, to get back into Google's search results. If you have a website that has been spamming for years, and you're now attempting to clean it up to get back in Google’s good graces, you'll find it more difficult, or maybe impossible, to get back into Google's search results. 0 Comments

Rap Genius No SEO Genius: Lyric Site Fails to Recover Traffic After Google Penalty

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Despite returning to Google's index after getting caught for unnatural linking, there still seems to be a significant loss in overall traffic for Rap Genius, showing they definitely aren't back up to their pre-Google penalty traffic levels. Despite returning to Google's index after getting caught for unnatural linking, there still seems to be a significant loss in overall traffic for Rap Genius, showing they definitely aren't back up to their pre-Google penalty traffic levels. 0 Comments

5 Analytics Focal Points for Proactive SEO Tacticians

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Surface-level analysis breeds surface-level decisions. You have to use Secondary Dimensions, Filters, and Sorting Types appropriately to identify inefficiencies or SEO issues. Here are a handful of analytical areas you should continually monitor. Surface-level analysis breeds surface-level decisions. You have to use Secondary Dimensions, Filters, and Sorting Types appropriately to identify inefficiencies or SEO issues. Here are a handful of analytical areas you should continually monitor. 0 Comments

Google Doesn't Consider Geolocation Techniques Spam

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If you serve country-specific content to end users, you won't be penalized as long as you make sure that what you serve to Googlebot is the same as what you would serve to a user from the same country that Googlebot is coming from. If you serve country-specific content to end users, you won't be penalized as long as you make sure that what you serve to Googlebot is the same as what you would serve to a user from the same country that Googlebot is coming from. 0 Comments

Removing Unnatural Links by Removing Pages on Your Website

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Trying to clean up your backlink profile? If your site has sunk in Google's search results due to a large number of unnatural links point to inner pages, you can quickly remove links by removing these pages. Here's how to do it correctly. Trying to clean up your backlink profile? If your site has sunk in Google's search results due to a large number of unnatural links point to inner pages, you can quickly remove links by removing these pages. Here's how to do it correctly. 0 Comments