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  1. Mobile Advertising Measurement: Winning the Long Game

    If you have a lot of installs but people aren't opening or re-opening your app that's a red flag. Advertising is a fundamental component of most mobile marketing campaigns, from just launched apps to well-established enterprise-level organizations...

  2. How to Avoid Buying a Bad Domain – Tips From Google's Matt Cutts

    Obviously if a site is showing up in Bing, but not Google, that's a major red flag. Some savvy domain sellers will disable access to archive.org by including it in the robots.txt, so in some cases it can be a red flag if a domain seller is blocking...

  3. We Love Google, We Love Google Not: 6 SEO-Inspired Valentine's Day Quotes

    Anything from an IP address, a C-class, a map of cross linking, or a repeating series of words, can send negative signals to Google about a whole series of links, sending up a red flag. It's Valentine's week.

  4. Recovering from Penalties, Penguin, and Panda

    Guest posts at sites that aren't directly related to the industry or subject matter of your business can be a red flag to Google. Google has sent web publishers into a tailspin with Pandas, Penguins and penalties.

  5. Penguin 2.0 Forewarning: The Google Perspective on Links

    Like waving the red flag at the bull in the bullfighting ring, you're going to attract some attention! What really makes these programs trivial for Google or Bing to flag is when the award badges seem to appear only on the lesser authoritative...

  6. After Panda & Penguin, is Google Living Up to Its Great Expectations?

    When your unnatural link ratio is way higher than your natural (organic) link ratio, it raises a red flag and Google starts watching your site more carefully. Not really – it’s all about Google today because Google is the most used search engine.

  7. 10 Website Quality Indicators That Can Sink Your SEO Battleship

    In those lucky cases where you do you get to remove it before Google notices it, you can escape the red flag. Use a good spam scrubbing software to flag bad comments, limit links, and make sure to have some method of human moderation.

  8. Guidelines for Running a Successful Competitor Brand Name Campaign

    Don't Use Competitor Brand Names Within Ad Text: Utilizing trademarked brand names within your ad text will throw up a red flag to Google and get your ads disapproved. While some SEM account managers may frown on this, this tactic can work very...