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  1. 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...

  2. Matt Cutts on Google's International Spam-Fighting Efforts

    The web spam team has both engineers who work on algorithmic spam and we have the manual web spam team and both of those work on spam around the world," Cutts said. If you've ever been curious just how much web spam fighting goes on for non-U.S...

  3. Matt Cutts: Google Didn't Make Panda & Penguin to Force People to Buy Ads

    Are algorithmic updates created solely to force webmasters to buy ads and increase Google's bottom line? It's no conspiracy that Google wants to make profits, but Google's Distinguished Engineer Matt Cutts has come out swinging against an often...

  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...

  7. Google's Confusing Unnatural Link Warnings Freak Out SEOs & Webmasters

    With major algorithmic updates like Panda and Penguin fresh in everyone’s mind, as well as the giant batch of unnatural link warnings sent out in March, the panic was immediate. After successfully scaring the crap out of many business, along came...