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  1. Dealing With Onsite Duplicate Content Issues

    Plagiarism can cause serious penalties to reputable websites. The problem of duplicate content arises when there is more than one version of a page indexed by the search engine. Duplicate content within the same site makes it difficult for a search...

  2. Top Google Website Optimization Resources

    Penalties from Google can be detrimental to your sales if you are removed from the search index. Google helps you to improve the user experience and performance by reporting duplicate meta descriptions, missing title tags, and non-indexable content...

  3. 10 Website Quality Indicators That Can Sink Your SEO Battleship

    One of the newer penalties that people are finding in their inbox is one for comment spam. Webmaster Tools – Penalties, Warnings and Stuff It's really easy for a non-SEO to forget to check your Webmaster Tools for warnings, penalties and all the...

  4. Search Engine Algorithm Research & Testing

    Penalties: Only shows when you’ve gone too far. As for penalties as a metric, well, getting banned from the index is a sure signal! Experts speculate that the duplicate content percentages for individual pages across a single domain trigger a...

  5. Common Problems with 404 Error Pages

    Incorrectly configured Web-servers that respond with a status header value of "200" (or any other erroneous value) are exposed to significant risk with respect to search engines' "duplicate content penalties.

  6. Getting to Know Local SEO

    If you have several location pages, it's important the copy is unique on each page to reduce any potential duplicate content penalties. How you go about creating and maintaining visibility within search engine results for localized search terms...

  7. Trademark Law - What Search Marketers Should Know, Part 1

    Without knowing how to properly use those trademarks for marketing purposes, SEMs and their clients could be subject to penalties, by both by the search engines and the courts. Rohrs poses the question: Should a person in a particular location at a...

  8. 2007: A Search Odyssey? Keynote Conversation with Matt Cutts

    It will alert you to 404 errors, page load slowness, some spam penalties, and integrates application for reinclusion, so it's now a wonderful one-stop shop. This is reflected in Cutts' focus on "off-topic spam" and "duplicate spam" as warm-button...