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Links, FUD, and Webmaster Guidelines

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There’s a lot of bad information floating around the Web pertaining to link-building. Even on the official Google webmaster forums. You owe it to yourself to read and understand the link scheme section of the webmaster guidelines. There’s a lot of bad information floating around the Web pertaining to link-building. Even on the official Google webmaster forums. 0 Comments

Yahoo Updates Its Local Search Results

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Yahoo gives its local search results a facelift with merchant snapshots that offer detailed business information, including a company overview, hours of operation, parking availability and more. The results looks a lot like Google. Yahoo gives its local search results a facelift with merchant snapshots that offer detailed business information, including a company overview, hours of operation, parking availability and more. The results looks a lot like Google. 0 Comments

Taking Another Look at Guest Blogging & Outreach

Matt Cutts on Blogger Outreach

Are you struggling with link building? Freaked out by Penguins and unnatural link messages? A lot of SEO folks are and seem to be putting a ton of stock into outreach and guest posting. But is it going to work? We dig in to see where things stand. Are you struggling with link building? Freaked out by Penguins and unnatural link messages? A lot of SEO folks are and seem to be putting a ton of stock into outreach and guest posting. But is it going to work? We dig in to see where things stand. 0 Comments

Are Directory Links Still Worth Doing?

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What makes a safe link? Google Penguin is continuing to send shockwaves through SEO as people try to make sense of the new rules. Are any link directories still worth the effort, and what kind of directories still matter in terms of SEO value? What makes a safe link? Google Penguin is continuing to send shockwaves through SEO as people try to make sense of the new rules. Are any link directories still worth the effort, and what kind of directories still matter in terms of SEO value? 0 Comments

Google Panda Alert: Data Refresh Starts Tonight

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If the last few days haven't been chaotic enough for you, brace yourself for some more fun. Google announced tonight via Twitter that a "New data refresh of Panda starts rolling out tonight. ~1% of search results change enough to notice." If the last few days haven't been chaotic enough for you, brace yourself for some more fun. Google announced tonight via Twitter that a "New data refresh of Panda starts rolling out tonight. ~1% of search results change enough to notice." 0 Comments

Google Tests New Shopping Results Placement, Tabbed Mega Sitelinks

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Google is busy testing more new SERPs formats, including one that moves Google Shopping results to the right sidebar and another that enhances mega sitelinks by sorting the site’s contents into tabs the user can flip through on the results page. Google is busy testing more new SERPs formats, including one that moves Google Shopping results to the right sidebar and another that enhances mega sitelinks by sorting the site’s contents into tabs the user can flip through on the results page. 0 Comments

SEO & Google: The Ugly Truth

Matt Cutts PSA

We don't need to run around after every algo update post, every webmaster notification, word from a Googler's lips, screaming to the world that something is amiss and how they're out to persecute us. Get a grip. Stop scaring the noobs and clients. We don't need to run around after every algo update post, every webmaster notification, word from a Googler's lips, screaming to the world that something is amiss and how they're out to persecute us. Get a grip. Stop scaring the noobs and clients. 0 Comments

GoogleGuy Says Becomes GoogleGuy Paraphrased

One of Google's most famous employees -- GoogleGuy -- asks the GoogleGuy Says web site to stop quoting him. Quotes will continue, but in shorter form. One of Google's most famous employees -- GoogleGuy -- asks the GoogleGuy Says web site to stop quoting him. Quotes will continue, but in shorter form. 0 Comments