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Google “Believes” The Doorway Page Algorithm Update Has Rolled Out

Last month, Google announced that it’s cracking down on doorway pages with a new ranking adjustment. At the time, the company said this would launch soon, but didn’t give an exact time frame. It appears that now, the update has already been rolled out. SEOs and webmasters have apparently been largely unable to tell if the the update ever launched, …

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Google Panda Update MIA For About Six Months

What happened to the Google Panda update? It seems to have gone missing for about six months after Google last officially confirmed a refresh in September. Those keeping track indicate that it hasn’t been updated or refreshed at all since October (the company had said it would be a slow rollout in the first place). “Based on user (and webmaster!) …

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Should Facts Outrank Links As A Google Signal?

Google has a new paper out that discusses how it might rank pages based on facts as opposed to links. If this were to become the case, it would represent a huge move for the search engine, which has historically used links as a major indication of relevance. In fact, it was the PageRank algorithm that really put Google on …

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Google Launches New Ranking Signal, Sets Date For Another

Google announced that it will be expanding its use of “mobile-friendliness” as a ranking signal beginning on April 21. That gives you a little less than two months to make sure your site fits the bill. The change will go into effect across all languages, and Google says it will have a “significant impact” in its search results. Are you …

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Google ‘Update’ Impacts E-Commerce Sites

Google makes adjustments to its search algorithms every day, but sometime last week, it made one that was bigger than the average tweak, and a lot of webmasters took notice. The comments about ranking changes poured into the search forums and other channels, but Google didn’t indicate it had launched a major update like it sometimes does. You can browse …

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How SMBs Can Deal With Facebook’s News Feed Changes

In November, Facebook warned businesses that more change was coming to its News Feed algorithm in January. This followed about a year of steady organic Page post reach decline for many of them. The new changes demote posts Facebook deems too promotional. A lot of businesses feel a bit screwed by this as people often like their pages because they’re …

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Get Ready For Google’s New Mobile Ranking Signal

Throughout the course of last year, Google made a bunch of moves showing that it was focusing on improving the mobile search experience for its users by way of getting websites (otherwise known as search results) to make themselves more mobile-friendly. In November, Google added a “mobile-friendly” label to mobile search results for sites that deserve such a title. It …

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Google: There Will Be No End To Penguin Roll-Out

Google confirmed what we pretty much already knew, making perhaps its clearest statement on the matter yet. That last Penguin update it launched is going to continue indefinitely. It was originally billed as a slow roll-out, but now we know that it’s basically just not going to stop. Is this a preferable approach to the algorithm as far as you’re …

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Google Adds ‘Mobile-Friendly’ Label To Results, Gives Sites Ranking Boost

Update: Google’s official announcement is now live. Much of Google’s work in search this year, as well as its guidance for webmasters, has been related to mobile search. Google has really ramped up its efforts of late to improve the mobile search experience, as more and more people perform more and more searches from their smartphones. Now, the company is …

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Google Penguin Update Still Lurking, Keep An Eye Out

It’s been a while since Google launched the most recent version of its famous (or infamous, depending on how you want to look at it) Penguin update. If you haven’t seen any changes in your rankings, don’t assume you’re in the clear just yet. After all this time it’s still rolling out. Keep holding your breath. Have you seen any …

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Google Penguin Update: You May Not Be Safe Just Yet

As you may have heard, Google has launched a new Penguin update. It’s the first one in over a year, and has been anticipated pretty much since the last one. The update brings both good and bad news. It’s good for those who were affected in the past, and have been waiting for a chance to recover. It’s bad for …

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Google Finally Launches Another Penguin Update

Update: It turns out the update is not finished rolling out, and will continue to roll-out worldwide over the coming weeks. Read this. Webmasters and SEOs have been waiting for Google to launch a new Penguin update for over a year, and now they’ve finally gotten what they asked for. The company launched the update on Friday night, and it’s …

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