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Bing Waxes Lyrical on Spam Detection and Filtering

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A post on the Bing blog explores the inner workings of Web spam, what it looks like, what Bing is doing about it, and why it's not always easy to determine intent. The Bing blog explores the inner workings of Web spam, what it looks like, what Bing is doing about it, and why it's not always easy to determine intent. 0 Comments

You've Been Hit by Penguin! Should You Start Over or Try to Recover?

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If you've been affected by Google's Penguin algorithm, the results can sometimes be devastating. Can your site ever recover, or does it make more sense to just scrap the site and start with a new one? This post will help you decide. Can your site ever recover from Penguin, or does it make more sense to just scrap the site and start with a new one? This post will help you decide. 0 Comments

Matt Cutts on How Google Ranks Pages That Don't Get Many Links

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How does Google determine that content is quality, when there aren't many links pointing to it? Or how is it determined that the content is spammy or thin, when there are a lot of links pointing to it? Google's Matt Cutts explains. How does Google determine that content is quality, when there aren't many links pointing to it? Or how is it determined that the content is spammy or thin, when there are a lot of links pointing to it? Google's Matt Cutts explains. 0 Comments

The Link Graph Conundrum: Why Citations Remain Critical to SEO Survival

The Link Graph Still Alive and Kicking

These activities will all give you alternative ways to build your reputation, visibility, and traffic. They also give you the best chance that your site will be sending out the types of signals that search engines want to discover and value anyway. These activities will all give you alternative ways to build your reputation, visibility, and traffic. They also give you the best chance that your site will be sending out the types of signals that search engines want to discover and value anyway. 0 Comments

32 Ways to Trip a Google Spam Filter

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Ever wonder how or why your website lost its once favorable rankings in Google? If you want to stay on the good side of Matt Cutts and Google and avoid potentially activating a Google spam filter, never implement any of the these 32 tactics. Ever wonder how or why your website lost its once favorable rankings in Google? If you want to stay on the good side of Matt Cutts and Google and avoid potentially activating a Google spam filter, never implement any of the these 32 tactics. 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

Matt Cutts: EXIF Image Metadata is 'Potentially' a Google Search Ranking Factor

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EXIF data is the metadata that is included in most images that are taken with a camera. It includes things such as camera type, date taken, size, along with dozens of other parameters. And Google reserves "the right to use it in ranking." EXIF data is the metadata that is included in most images that are taken with a camera. It includes things such as camera type, date taken, size, along with dozens of other parameters. And Google reserves "the right to use it in ranking." 0 Comments

SEO Basics: 8 Essentials When Optimizing Your Site

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You should always keep search engine optimization in the forefront of your mind, and always follow best practices. Skipping the basics of SEO will leave your site's foundation a mess and prevent you from fully maximizing revenue opportunities. You should always keep search engine optimization in the forefront of your mind, and always follow best practices. Skipping the basics of SEO will leave your site's foundation a mess and prevent you from fully maximizing revenue opportunities. 0 Comments

Writing Content for Users vs. Search Engines: Is There Still a Difference?

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Keywords are less crucial than they once were now that algorithms have progressed well beyond simply synonyms. They're beginning to be able to grasp the concept behind a piece of content and categorize it. Here's what this means for you and Google. Keywords are less crucial than they once were now that algorithms have progressed well beyond simply synonyms. They're beginning to be able to grasp the concept behind a piece of content and categorize it. Here's what this means for you and Google. 0 Comments

Halloween Inspired SEO Tricks to Keep Spiders at Bay

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This Halloween, learn how to keep those pesky spiders from crawling around your website with a variety of spooky (and scary) tricks and treats. (Everything in this particular column should be taken with a serious dose of tongue-in-cheek.) This Halloween, learn how to keep those pesky spiders from crawling around your website with a variety of spooky (and scary) tricks and treats. (Everything in this particular column should be taken with a serious dose of tongue-in-cheek.) 0 Comments

3 Essentials for Great Mobile SEO

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Ready to ignite a sincerely user-centric mobile plan? When it comes to your mobile SEO strategy, it's critical to identify user intent and motivation, find and optimize mobile-specific keywords, and focus on context rather than "killer content." Ready to ignite a sincerely user-centric mobile plan? When it comes to your mobile SEO strategy, it's critical to identify user intent and motivation, find and optimize mobile-specific keywords, and focus on context rather than "killer content." 0 Comments

How Search Engines Rank Web Pages

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These are the core concepts of modern search – ranking factors, signals, graphs, and personalization. This is neither a guide to Google nor Bing. It is a starting point to better understand the landscape of how search engines rank web pages. These are the core concepts of modern search – ranking factors, signals, graphs, and personalization. This is neither a guide to Google nor Bing. It is a starting point to better understand the landscape of how search engines rank web pages. 0 Comments

Recovering from Penalties, Penguin, and Panda

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We've seen tremendous upheaval in the search landscape over the last two years. Google has sent web publishers into a tailspin with Pandas, Penguins, and penalties. Here's why your site may have been affected, and some tips on how to recover. We've seen tremendous upheaval in the search landscape over the last two years. Google has sent web publishers into a tailspin with Pandas, Penguins, and penalties. Here's why your site may have been affected, and some tips on how to recover. 0 Comments

4 Reasons to Spend More on SEO

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Most small businesses run very close to the margin and traditionally resist increasing their SEO budget, no matter the consequences. While SEO will is becoming more difficult and expensive to execute, the ROI remains high for small business. Most small businesses run very close to the margin and traditionally resist increasing their SEO budget, no matter the consequences. While SEO will is becoming more difficult and expensive to execute, the ROI remains high for small business. 0 Comments

Keyword Stuffing & Hidden Text Manual Action: Google on How to Fix it

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If your website has received a manual action notice called "Hidden text and/or keyword stuffing", the solution is pretty easy: simply remove it. Google also says you should document your cleanup process for the reconsideration request. If your website has received a manual action notice called "Hidden text and/or keyword stuffing", the solution is pretty easy: simply remove it. Google also says you should document your cleanup process for the reconsideration request. 0 Comments

Ten Tips to the Top of Google

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Earning top search rankings on Google isn't easy. It takes a lot of work to ensure your site is optimized, is high-quality, and has a great user experience. Here are 10 tips on how to get started optimizing for Google's algorithm today and beyond. Earning top search rankings on Google isn't easy. It takes a lot of work to ensure your site is optimized, is high-quality, and has a great user experience. Here are 10 tips on how to get started optimizing for Google's algorithm today and beyond. 0 Comments

Local Search: How to Rank on Google in 2013 [Survey]

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Moz has released the 2013 Local Search Ranking Factors. When it comes to overall ranking factors, page place signals are considered the most important. This includes things like appropriate categories, keywords in business titles and proximity. Moz has released the 2013 Local Search Ranking Factors. When it comes to overall ranking factors, page place signals are considered the most important. This includes things like appropriate categories, keywords in business titles and proximity. 0 Comments

12 Ways to Optimize Press Releases & Avoid Google Penalties

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Google now calls links in press releases "unnatural" and is mandating nofollowing them. Even though Google took away the anchor text links in press releases (and guest posts and articles), there are still press release optimization opportunities. Google now calls links in press releases "unnatural" and is mandating nofollowing them. Even though Google took away the anchor text links in press releases (and guest posts and articles), there are still press release optimization opportunities. 0 Comments

Does Duplicate Content From Terms & Conditions Affect Google Rankings?

Matt Cutts on Duplicate Content

Webmasters have long been told to never create duplicate content. But what about necessary duplicate content, such as privacy policies and other required legalese that websites are required to carry? Google's Matt Cutts says don't stress about it. Webmasters have long been told to never create duplicate content. But what about necessary duplicate content, such as privacy policies and other required legalese that websites are required to carry? Google's Matt Cutts says don't stress about it. 0 Comments

Pure Spam: What Are Google Penalties & What to Do to Recover

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Manual spam penalties of any type are difficult to recover from – especially if they are severe. These suggestions will give you places you can start to look, and things to do, to help lift 10 possible manual actions applied by Google. Manual spam penalties of any type are difficult to recover from – especially if they are severe. These suggestions will give you places you can start to look, and things to do, to help lift 10 possible manual actions applied by Google. 0 Comments

5 Ways You May Be Stuck In the "Good Ol' Days" of SEO

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Let's take a trip down memory lane and revisit some of those almost ancient SEO techniques, see what the current day equivalent might be, and see how Google has learned to adapt – and as we do, ask yourself the question, have we? Let's take a trip down memory lane and revisit some of those almost ancient SEO techniques, see what the current day equivalent might be, and see how Google has learned to adapt – and as we do, ask yourself the question, have we? 0 Comments

Google's Live Spam Screenshots Highlight ‘Useless’ Web Pages

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Google has launched a new website called How Search Works. One feature SEOs may want to check out is the Fighting Spam section, which shares a stream of real examples of “pure spam” pages that Google has identified and removed from search results. Google has launched a new website called How Search Works. One feature SEOs may want to check out is the Fighting Spam section, which shares a stream of real examples of “pure spam” pages that Google has identified and removed from search results. 0 Comments

Your Hidden PPC Prospect: Google

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Once you grok the basic Google concept (a win for the searcher is a win for Google), AdWords becomes not easy, but simple. Write ads and create landing pages and websites that serve your prospects’ first and your business second. Once you grok the basic Google concept (a win for the searcher is a win for Google), AdWords becomes not easy, but simple. Write ads and create landing pages and websites that serve your prospects’ first and your business second. 0 Comments

On-Page Optimization for Multilingual Sites

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On-page optimization is a crucial step in your multilingual SEO campaign. Here’s how spending a little extra time optimizing your keywords, organizing your domain and URL, titles and meta tags will help give your site an edge over the competition. On-page optimization is a crucial step in your multilingual SEO campaign. Here’s how spending a little extra time optimizing your keywords, organizing your domain and URL, titles and meta tags will help give your site an edge over the competition. 0 Comments