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

    They utilized both the disavow tool as well as emailing webmasters for link removals. If you've ever searched for song lyrics online, you have probably noticed a wide range of sites offering lyrics, along with associated ads for ring tones and...

  2. The Impact of Penguin 2.1: Recovery, Knockout Punches & Fresh Hits

    Don’t assume you are done with your link removals because you have a spreadsheet from a few months ago. Based on the amount of Penguin work I do, that meant one thing. Matt just threw a serious wrench into my Friday night (and weekend plans).

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

    In Google's case, they have a cheat sheet of sorts, where they aim to ensure the results are as comprehensive as possible, removals are kept to a minimum, they rely on algorithms over manual action, they help users avoid identity theft, and they...

  4. Ripoff Report Launches Verified, a New Program to Shield Businesses From Negative Reviews

    The Communication Decency Action Section 230 protects companies such as Ripoff Report against lawsuits from businesses requesting removals for false reviews. The new program will give businesses a chance to resolve disputes in 14 days before...

  5. How to Check the Status of Google Penguin Link Removals Using Screaming Frog or Deep Crawl

    Note: Cyrus Shepard wrote a great post last week about the disavow tool and mentioned that you can use Screaming Frog to check page removals (if pages that contain spammy links to your site 404). I'm sure there are many of you reading this post...

  6. Racing Penguin: How to Attack Unnatural Links Before Penguin Hits [Case Study]

    And be as thorough as you can, both with link removals, and with your reconsideration request. When business owners first reach out to me about a Penguin hit, their emails can be hard to get through. You can hear the pain, frustration, and...

  7. Penguin 2.0 Forewarning: The Google Perspective on Links

    See if you can find a way to add the good ones fast enough to make up for removals and keep your business moving forward. This article represents my opinions, but my company has worked on helping large numbers of sites get Google penalties removed.

  8. Google: Sites With More DMCA Takedown Requests Will Rank Lower in Search Results

    Since we re-booted our copyright removals over two years ago, we have been given much more data by copyright owners about infringing content online," Google senior vice president of engineering Amit Singhal said in a company blog post.

  9. Google Reveals More Government Search Censorship Requests

    Google found that their videos did violate YouTube’s Community Guidelines and as a result, complied with the association’s request.some content removals are requested due to allegations of defamation, while others are due to allegations that the...

  10. Major Google URL Removal Exploit Found & Resolved

    To complete the final step of the request not to index a page, Google uses a predictable URL: https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/removals-request? A Google Webmaster Tools user found a security hole that allowed him to delete any web page from...