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

    If every change was considered a penalty, it would quickly become a convoluted mess for webmasters trying to sort out each individual change made. Especially when the web spam team is working on more and more general quality changes, not...

  2. Matt Cutts Says 'Stop' Guest Blogging for SEO: Here's Everything You Need to Know

    Cutts turned it around into a teaching moment to say that those webmasters who can't distinguish quality guest blogs and those that aren't should avoid guest blogging entirely. Some webmasters were concerned that high quality guest blogging, even...

  3. 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. Once Google allowed Rap Genius back in the index after they'd cleaned up their bad backlink profile, Rap Genius detailed exactly how they did it, which largely...

  4. Matt Cutts on SEO, PageRank, Spam & the Future of Google Search at Pubcon Las Vegas

    Webmasters should begin prioritizing their mobile strategy immediately. PageRank is updated internally within Google on a daily basis and every three months or so, they would push out that information to the Google toolbar so it would be visible to...

  5. Organic Search Noticeably Absent From Google Analytics 2013 Summit

    There was no mention at all of Google Webmaster tools in this keynote – suggesting that the analytics tool is more interested in becoming the companion to revenue-generating advertisers, than to providing website owners and webmasters insights...

  6. Matt Cutts: Google Didn't Make Panda & Penguin to Force People to Buy Ads

    Are algorithmic updates created solely to force webmasters to buy ads and increase Google's bottom line? Many webmasters are confusing what is an algorithm update and what is simply a data refresh. He also brings up that webmasters should continue...