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

    Really, the web spam team writes all sorts of code but that goes into the holistic ranking we do, and so if you're affected by one algorithm do you call it penalty, and if you're affected by another algorithm do not call it a penalty, is a pretty...

  2. Rap Genius No SEO Genius: Lyric Site Fails to Recover Traffic After Google Penalty

    Marbach's blog post was then posted to Hacker News where it caught the attention of none other than Matt Cutts from Google's web spam team. Obviously, this won't sit well with their competitors, and it doesn't sit well with many SEO professionals...

  3. Writing Content for Users vs. Search Engines: Is There Still a Difference?

    As Google's approach to search and spam control evolved, a great many things changed. There was a time when web copy written primarily for users or for search engines was quite a bit different. And of course, Google spokespeople repeatedly voiced...

  4. Matt Cutts on SEO, PageRank, Spam & the Future of Google Search at Pubcon Las Vegas

    Penguin, Google’s Spam Strategy t touched by Penguin, the webspam team’s response was, “Ok, well we can turn that dial higher. Spam networks are still on Google’s radar and they are still bringing them down and taking action against them.

  5. Matt Cutts on How to Guest Blog Without Looking Like a Spammer to Google

    He said there's clearly overlap between the two, and sometimes Google's web spam team needs to look at those guest blog posts to determine whether it falls under paid links or if it is a great guest blog post that is of value to your blog and you...