It's official. Panda 4.0 has officially hit the Google search results. Google and Matt Cutts have confirmed Panda 4.0 began rolling out yesterday, and it has caused some waves in the search results along with an update targeting spammy queries.
If scraper sites that have copied your own content, you can now report it to Google by providing the source URL, where the content was taken from, the URL of the scraper site, and the keywords where the scraper site was ranking on.
If your site is guilty of transgressions that might provoke the Panda and you haven’t been hit yet, consider yourself lucky. Here's a list of steps and actions to help site owners with websites that may be at risk avoid getting mauled by Panda.
There is no such thing as a trusted link. Links and likes and tweets originate from a person (or persons) who made the decision to put them there, and that source is where the trustworthiness resides. Links are just a part of the machine.
Worried about getting links from (or linking out to) websites that might look suspicious? We aim to find out if it’s possible to identify bad link neighborhoods without the tools and processing power Google engineers have at their fingertips.
Got scraping issues? Google wants you to report scraper websites – those sites that exist for no other reason than to monetize copied content, usually with AdSense – in an effort to test and improve its algorithms. Blog scrapers are the big target.
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