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Yet More Facebook News Feed Changes Announced

Yet More Facebook News Feed Changes Announced

By Chris Crum September 18, 2014

Facebook has been announcing a lot of changes to the News Feed lately, and on Thursday, the company announced a couple more related to trending topics, likes, and comments. The first change relates to how Facebook factors in trending topics. …

What Google’s New Ranking Signal Means For You What Google’s New Ranking Signal Means For You

This week, Google introduced the webmaster and SEO world to a new ranking signal. Webmasters using HTTPS (HTTP over TLS, or Transport Layer Security) to make their sites more secure will be looked upon more favorably than those that don’t …

Google Panda 4.0 Should Help Small Businesses Google Panda 4.0 Should Help Small Businesses

Back in March, Google’s Matt Cutts spoke at the Search Marketing Expo, and said that Google was working on the next generation of the Panda update, which he said would be softer and more friendly to small sites and businesses. …

Google Launches Two New Algorithm Updates Google Launches Two New Algorithm Updates

Google makes changes to its algorithm every day (sometimes multiple changes in one day). When the company actually announces them, you know they’re bigger than the average update, and when one of them is named Panda, it’s going to get …

Authority Algorithm Changes Coming To Google Authority Algorithm Changes Coming To Google

Google seems to have announced some coming changes to its algorithm in the latest “Webmaster Help” video. Head of webspam Matt Cutts said the search engine is working on some changes that will help it better determine when a site …

Cutts Talks Evaluating Google Algorithm Changes Cutts Talks Evaluating Google Algorithm Changes

In the latest “Webmaster Help” video from Google, Matt Cutts talks about what goes into evaluating the quality of an algorithm change before they push it out. Here’s the question he was answering: What are some of the metrics that …

Were You Hit By An Algorithmic Google Penalty? Were You Hit By An Algorithmic Google Penalty?

If you’ve ever lost your search engine rankings to a competing site, you may have wondered if you were suffering from an algorithmic penalty from Google or if your content simply wasn’t as good as your competitors’. You’re not the …

Cutts Says World Got Bored With Google Change Logs Cutts Says World Got Bored With Google Change Logs

Google, for a little while, used to be more transparent about the changes it made to its algorithm. Then it became much less transparent, and is now saying that people were simply too “bored” to want to know about such …

Has Panda Made Google Better After Three Years? Has Panda Made Google Better After Three Years?

Monday marked the three-year anniversary of the day Google first announced the controversial Panda update. So much has happened since then. So many sites have felt the effects. Has your site been affected by the Panda update at anytime over …

Facebook To Show Less Status Updates From Pages Facebook To Show Less Status Updates From Pages

Last month, Facebook launched what some considered to be its “Panda update”. The company revealed that it had tweaked the News Feed algorithm to promote higher quality content, and essentially give more weight to news stories over memes and similar …

Google Hummingbird And Structured Data Google Hummingbird And Structured Data
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There has been a lot written about Google’s Hummingbird algorithm since it was announced. Unfortunately, very little of it comes in the form of reliable facts that really give anybody a solid understanding of what they can do to help …

Google Penguin Update 2.1 Has Launched Google Penguin Update 2.1 Has Launched
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Google’s Matt Cutts announced late on Friday that Penguin 2.1 was launching, affecting roughly 1% of searches “to a noticeable degree.” Did you notice? Has the update had any impact on your own rankings (positive or negative)? Let us know …

Google Update Inspired By Writings From Feb. Google Update Inspired By Writings From Feb.

As previously discussed, Google launched an algorithm update a few days ago (in addition to the latest Penguin launch) aimed at dealing with shady mugshot sites. The New York Times put out a big article about sites that collect mugshots …

Google Launches Update To Demote Shady Mugshot Sites Google Launches Update To Demote Shady Mugshot Sites
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As previously reported, Google announced the launch of Penguin 2.0 on Friday, but that’s not the only algorithmic change the search giant has reportedly pushed out. Sometime late last week, they also pushed an update to demote mugshot sites that …

Google Has Launched Its Biggest Change in 12 Years Google Has Launched Its Biggest Change in 12 Years
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Let’s get one thing straight right up front. Hummingbird is not a new algorithm update like Panda or Penguin. It’s a new algorithm. Panda and Penguin are parts of the bigger algorithm. Hummingbird is the actual bigger algorithm. Google has …

What They're Saying About Google Hummingbird What They're Saying About Google Hummingbird
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Google made a bunch of search-related announcements today. Most of them were discussed in a blog post on the company’s Inside Search blog, but the one that most readers will probably be interested in more than anything was not mentioned …

Hitler Talks About Google Panda Update Again Hitler Talks About Google Panda Update Again
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There’s a new Hitler Panda update video out. This isn’t the first time we’ve seen Hitler address the subject of Google’s controversial algorithm update, but it’s been a while. In fact, Hitler seems to have completely reversed his position from …