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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

Matt Cutts Talks Google, Spam & Small Business: Do 'Good Guys' Finish Last in SEO?

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When it comes to ranking in Google search, many webmasters in highly competitive market areas wonder if it's possible to compete against larger sites, especially without using black hat tactics. Google's Matt Cutts says good guys do stand a chance. When it comes to ranking in Google search, many webmasters in highly competitive market areas wonder if it's possible to compete against larger sites, especially without using black hat tactics. Google's Matt Cutts says good guys do stand a chance. 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

Google Starts Penalizing Sites for Rich Snippet Spam

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Google is going after websites that misuse structured data markup. The new penalty affects websites that violate Google's rich snippets guidelines, such as including authorship on home pages and reviews on pages where there are no reviews. Google is going after websites that misuse structured data markup. The new penalty affects websites that violate Google's rich snippets guidelines, such as including authorship on home pages and reviews on pages where there are no reviews. 0 Comments

Google Penguin: What Lurks Beneath the Surface?

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Other than cleaning up the quality of the Google index what else could the objective of the Penguin updates be? Much like the icebergs that so often surround penguins, Google's Penguin updates have much, much more going on below the surface. Other than cleaning up the quality of the Google index what else could the objective of the Penguin updates be? Much like the icebergs that so often surround penguins, Google's Penguin updates have much, much more going on below the surface. 0 Comments

Google+ Wins When Spammers Win

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As with any Google property, marketers looking to use/abuse the system are often faster than Google at finding loopholes. Is it in Google's best interests to stop Google+ abuse, or should they simply monitor what’s happening and address it later? As with any Google property, marketers looking to use/abuse the system are often faster than Google at finding loopholes. Is it in Google's best interests to stop Google+ abuse, or should they simply monitor what’s happening and address it later? 0 Comments

Growing Pains At Volunteer Directories

The use of volunteers generates a different set of problems that webmasters may encounter during the submission process at the Open Directory and Go Guides. The use of volunteers generates a different set of problems that webmasters may encounter during the submission process at the Open Directory and Go Guides. 0 Comments

Bait-And-Switch Gets Attention

Anyone who deals in search engine optimization knows that for ages, people have been taking high-ranking pages from other sites and submitting them to the search engines in an attempt to hijack traffic. It's one of the worst forms of spamming and also violates copyright laws. Now the tactic has cropped up more publicly in the past two weeks. See the two articles below. Anyone who deals in search engine optimization knows that for ages, people have been taking high-ranking pages from other sites and submitting them to the search engines in an attempt to hijack traffic. It's one of the worst forms of spamming and also violates copyright laws. Now the tactic has cropped up more publicly in the past two weeks. See the two articles below. 0 Comments

The Search Engine Update - Sept. 22, 1997 - Number 13

THE SEARCH ENGINE UPDATESept. 22, 1997 - Number 13 ===================About The Update=================== The Search Engine Update is a twice-monthly update of search engine news. It isavailable only to those people who have subscribed to "Search Engine Watch." Please note that long URLs may break into two lines in some mail readers. Please cutand paste, should this occur THE SEARCH ENGINE UPDATESept. 22, 1997 - Number 13 ===================About The Update=================== The Search Engine Update is a twice-monthly update of search engine news. It isavailable only to those people who have subscribed to "Search Engine Watch." Please note that long URLs may break into two lines in some mail readers. Please cutand paste, should this occur 0 Comments

Infoseek Republicizes Instant Add URL Feature

Infoseek Republicizes Instant Add URL Feature From The Search Engine Update July 2, 1997 Infoseek has reannounced its instant Add URL feature. Any page submitted to the index appears within minutes, in most cases. The instant service has been running since February, though the submission form now also sports a Remove URL button Infoseek Republicizes Instant Add URL Feature From The Search Engine Update July 2, 1997 Infoseek has reannounced its instant Add URL feature. Any page submitted to the index appears within minutes, in most cases. The instant service has been running since February, though the submission form now also sports a Remove URL button 0 Comments