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  1. 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. For example, since blog software was first invented, I have heard many search engine optimization (SEO) professionals preach that all organizations...

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

    Should a search engine filter content such as violent images, pornography, malware, spam, personally identifiable information, hate content, hacking instructions, bomb-making instructions, pro-anorexia sites, Satanism and witchcraft, necrophilia...

  3. Google's Patrick Thomas Talks Controversial Content Ahead of SES San Francisco Keynote

    DG: Do you ever see a day where Google, or any search engine, could become "spam proof"? Ahead of his SES San Francisco keynote presentation, here's a short interview with Thomas, who discusses his role at Google, search spam, mobile, and what SES...

  4. Did-It Does It Again - Uninformed Controversy As Publicity

    Those "rocket science" methods you guys used to do SEO are called spam now. There are plenty of sessions about them - try "Video Search Engine Optimization: 2009 and Beyond". It seems that being controversial is a major way to get new business in...

  5. Standards Is A Dirty Word For Search Marketers

    Without some guidelines we leave our industry in the "Wild Web" stage that has been there from the beginning when porn and spam was the major effective marketing areas. The ever controversial Michael Martinez of SEO Theory suggests we need to drop...

  6. 2007: A Search Odyssey? Keynote Conversation with Matt Cutts

    Cutts led off by highlighting two of the key types of search engine index spam they're fighting these days at Google. Not leaving the world of spam, but turning to academic study of it, Sherman asked Cutts about a group that he belongs to that...

  7. Think Like a Search Engineer

    To do this, we need to have a comprehensive index that is as spam-free as possible. The Webmasters who do not follow this policy range from those who are black hat spam artists that will try any trick to improve their rankings, to those who bend...

  8. Search Marketing's About People and Principles, Not Just Algorithms, Part 1

    And the "organic optimizers" have helped search engines and the Internet as a whole improve over the years by battle-testing their algorithms against spam, publicizing the importance of search engines as a marketing tool, and encouraging clients...

  9. End Of Size Wars? Google Says Most Comprehensive But Drops Home Page Count

    Was Yahoo somehow filtering out spam pages? In lieu of a relevancy figure, size figures could be trotted out and the search engine with the biggest bar on the chart wins! In other words, assume you search for a "rare" term and one search engine...

  10. Just Win, Baby: Black Hats Claim Their Tactics Have Growing Following

    This week, SearchDay has featured Search Engine Strategies reports covering panels that looked at the issue of search engine spam, focusing primarily on definitions and boundaries. In today's SearchDay article guest writer Andrew Goodman offers his...