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  1. 10 Website Quality Indicators That Can Sink Your SEO Battleship

    One of the newer penalties that people are finding in their inbox is one for comment spam. Webmaster Tools – Penalties, Warnings and Stuff It's really easy for a non-SEO to forget to check your Webmaster Tools for warnings, penalties and all the...

  2. Common Problems with 404 Error Pages

    Incorrectly configured Web-servers that respond with a status header value of "200" (or any other erroneous value) are exposed to significant risk with respect to search engines' "duplicate content penalties.

  3. Copyright Law: What Search Marketers Should Know (Part 2)

    Tips for search marketers to avoid copyright infringement penalties In this day of increasing amounts of both user-generated and professionally generated online content in both traditional and Web 2.0 formats, it requires extra discipline for...

  4. Copyright Law: What Search Marketers Should Know (Part 1)

    Or they may be an infringer, stealing copyrighted content from others and finding themselves subject to penalties by the search engines and the courts. The reality is, copyrights are just as enforceable and punishable with online works as anywhere...

  5. Google: Can The Marcia Brady Of Search Stay Sweet?

    No one suggested that the ad reps could get someone an improved ranking, but there were plenty of anecdotes where people found missing pages finally got included or that spam penalties imposed ages ago on a site might get removed.

  6. The Search Engine Update, Aug. 5, 1997, Number 10

    Furthermore, some perfectly innocent pages may suffer by those taking advantage of submission penalties resubmitting pages they don't own over and over again, in order to penalize them. There's been a rise in what I call spam vigilantes: people who...