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

    Google Webmaster Tools will also alert the webmaster to any issues such as crawl errors that may be impacting the crawlability of a site. In general, if your site is not ranking where you want it to rank, the bad news is that it's a little hard and...

  2. Matt Cutts: Facebook, Twitter Social Signals Not Part of Google Search Ranking Algorithms

    And so the idea of doing a lot of special engineering work to try to extract some data from web pages when we might get blocked from being able to crawl those web pages in the future, is something where the engineers would to be a little bit leery...

  3. Become a Leading SEO Mechanic with Both Google & Bing Webmaster Tools

    You can also take a look at your crawl stats, which means the time spent downloading, and make sure there is no spike. How to Find the Tools: Both located under Crawl. Crawl Errors How to Find the Tool: Find manual Action under Search Traffic...

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

    Welcome to the slippery slope Google and many other search engines must navigate when creating algorithms to crawl the web. The keynote began with some news about backlinks in Google Webmaster Tools. But you probably wouldn't see this on nightly...

  5. Website Launch Checklist: 25 Things to Test Before Your Site Goes Live

    W3C-valid code is the one thing you can do prior to launch to have some confidence around a search engine spider being able to crawl your site. Today, the search engines are more sophisticated, and will likely find and crawl the new site anyway...

  6. SEO in the Age of Apps: Diversifying Your Mobile SEO Strategy

    The challenge here is that Foursquare content is difficult for bots to crawl – SEO is reliant on submitted XML sitemaps to enable search engine visibility. Google Apps: The Apps link on the Google Search app homepage routes users to the full suite...