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  1. Did Your Manual Penalty Disappear? It Probably Expired

    Algorithmic problems like Panda and Penguin don't expire. It’s also important to note that you will not get any notification of algorithmic issues affecting your site’s rankings. In a 2011 video, Google's Distinguished Engineer Matt Cutts explained...

  2. 4 SEO Myths & Conspiracy Theories Google's Matt Cutts Wants to Die

    But we're not going to make an algorithmic change to try to drive people to buy ads," he said. Well, Google's Distinguished Engineer Matt Cutts also keeps hearing some of those SEO myths getting repeated and addressed them in a recent webmaster...

  3. SES San Francisco Keynote: Google's Matt Cutts & Patrick Thomas on Search Engine Censorship

    Google as a search engine indexes the web, and sometimes influences the web, whether it's pushing the importance of fast page speed or quality content through algorithmic updates like Panda. SES San Francisco kicked off today with a keynote...

  4. Weekly Rundown: Lost Google Image Search Traffic, Facebook Search Ads & More

    Google search manipulation starves some websites of traffic – PCWorldHarvard Business School associate professor Ben Edelman, who is a paid Microsoft consultant, puts out another anti-Google study, this time on flight search, and reports an "85...

  5. Matt Cutts: Merchant Quality to Affect Google Search Rankings

    Following a scandal involving one merchant (who eventually was sentenced to 4 years in prison) who used negative publicity to rank higher in Google's search results in 2010, Google Fellow Amit Singhal, in announcing an algorithmic change, stated...

  6. Google’s Rating Guidelines Adds Page Quality to Human Reviews

    However, the feedback from Google's human raters no doubt play some part in the roughly 500 algorithmic tweaks that occur every year. As a reminder, Google’s Distinguished Engineer Matt Cutts insists that these ratings don’t “directly” affect the...