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  1. How to Avoid Buying a Bad Domain – Tips From Google's Matt Cutts

    So check with archive.org and see if you can find previous versions of the site, if it is auto-generated spam content that's a really bad sign, and may be reason to avoid that domain. Again, do a thorough search on both Google and Bing, especially...

  2. Facebook Update Targets News Feed Spam: Posts 'Explicitly' Asking for Likes, Comments, Shares

    So the social network is cracking down on the practice because it feels it leads to a less enjoyable user experience, as it edges out content people do care about. The company is also looking at reducing the amount of recirculated content that's...

  3. Not Ranking in Google: Is a Manual Penalty, Algorithmic Change, or Content to Blame?

    For example the Penguin algorithm, which is targeted towards web spam, or the Panda algorithm, which is targeted towards quality content on the web. Especially when the web spam team is working on more and more general quality changes, not...

  4. Blog SEO Quiz – Test Your Blog Optimization Knowledge

    Google spam cop Matt Cutts wrote about it in his blog, The decay and fall of guest blogging for SEO. It means that search engines can access the blog content. In fact, these test participants scan content for industry-specific terms – terms very...

  5. Facebook News Feed Now Shows Content From Pages That Tag Pages You Follow

    The only way to really compensate for this would be for people to report the post as spam, but it might not be spam in the most direct sense. So this could quickly become spam central on Facebook. This could possibly help the spam issue, although...