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  1. SEO Website Audits: Everything You Need to Know Part II

    If a penalty exists (or an negative algorithmic shift), a careful explanation of which penalty you have encountered, why it is there, and what you can do about it. It is also the only audit that should be performed if you believe your site has been...

  2. 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. The web is the sum of human knowledge and experience.

  3. 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...

  4. 10 Website Quality Indicators That Can Sink Your SEO Battleship

    This penalty might be an algorithmic filter at the keyword or page level, but more likely the penalty you receive will be manual and these are often the hardest from which to recover. Use a good spam scrubbing software to flag bad comments, limit...

  5. When Machines Start Writing Back: My Problem With DataPop & Automated Content Creation

    Where we used to write to the machine, painstakingly trying to balance the readers’ needs with algorithmic preferences, the machines are now writing to us. Big data has been a fascination of mine for a while now and here are these two, telling me...

  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. A new version of Google’s human rater handbook has hit the web. Here's a look at the page quality rating task page...