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Google Launches Several Improvements To Sitelinks Google Launches Several Improvements To Sitelinks
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We’re still digging into Google’s big list of algorithm changes released on Friday. You can read about some of the noteworthy changes in the following articles: Google Algorithm Changes For April: Big List Released Google Increases Base Index Size By …

Google Should Now Be Much Better At Handling Misspellings Google Should Now Be Much Better At Handling Misspellings
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Late on Friday, Google unveiled its monthly list of algorithm changes, for the month of April. As usual, there is plenty to take in, with over 50 changes. Here are some observations we’ve made so far: Google Algorithm Changes For …

Bi02sw41: Did Google Just Make Keywords Matter Less? Bi02sw41: Did Google Just Make Keywords Matter Less?
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Google is often tight-lipped about its ranking signals. It makes sense, as they don’t want you to be able to game the results and get your content to rank when it shouldn’t. That’s why it is still somewhat surprising that …

Google Makes More Freshness Tweaks To Algorithm Google Makes More Freshness Tweaks To Algorithm
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Google has clearly placed a lot of focus on freshness in recent months, and that continues with the company’s big list of algorithm changes for the month of April. It will be interesting to see if there is a noticeable …

Google Panda Update Strikes Again (Really. Again. As In Since Penguin Update) Google Panda Update Strikes Again (Really. Again. As In Since Penguin Update)
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Google has already launched another Panda update. By already, I mean since the Penguin update. After the Penguin update was announced, and Searchmetrics put out its lists of winners and losers, Google revealed that there had actually been a Panda …

Google Penguin Update: Google Has Read, Processed Almost All Spam Reports Google Penguin Update: Google Has Read, Processed Almost All Spam Reports
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Google’s Matt Cutts recently tweeted that people should fill out a form to report post-Penguin spam. “We’re reading feedback,” he said. @mattcuttsMatt CuttsTo report post-Penguin spam, fill out https://t.co/di4RpizN and add “penguin” in the details. We’re reading feedback. 5 days …

Google Penguin Update: A Lesson In Cloaking Google Penguin Update: A Lesson In Cloaking
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There are a number of reasons your site might have been hit by Google’s recent Penguin update (formerly known as the Webspam update). Barring any unintended penalties, the algorithm has wiped out sites engaging in webspam and black hat SEO …

Google Penguin Update: 12 Tips Directly From Google Google Penguin Update: 12 Tips Directly From Google
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In case you haven’t heard the news, the official name for the Webspam update Google launched this week, is reportedly the Penguin update. Google’s Matt Cutts even tweeted a picture of a stuffed Panda hanging out with a stuffed Penguin. …

Recovering From Google’s Penguin Update Recovering From Google’s Penguin Update
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First, before you start your campaign for Penguin recovery, you should probably determine whether you were actually hit by the Penguin update, or by the Panda update (or even some other Google algorithm change). Shortly after the Penguin update rolled …

Recover From Google Penguin Update: Get Better At Links Recover From Google Penguin Update: Get Better At Links
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Even before the Penguin update, a lot of webmasters had been getting messages from Google about questionable links. About a month ago, we talked about Google de-indexing paid blog/link networks, which led to some such messages. This appears to have …

Google Penguin Update: Petition Calls For Google To Kill It Google Penguin Update: Petition Calls For Google To Kill It
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Last week, Google gave frustrated webmasters a place to complain if they felt they were unjustly hit by the Penguin update. While I’m sure Google has received plenty of feedback through that, some are gravitating towards a petition to get …

Google Penguin Update Gets Fresh Losers List From Searchmetrics Google Penguin Update Gets Fresh Losers List From Searchmetrics
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Earlier this week, Searchmetrics put out lists of winners and losers from Google’s Penguin update (when it was still called the Webspam update). After the lists were released, Google’s Matt Cutts spoke out about them, saying that they were inaccurate, …

Google Penguin Update: Google Gives You A Place To Complain Google Penguin Update: Google Gives You A Place To Complain
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Google’s Matt Cutts tweeted that Google has a form webmasters can fill out if they think they’ve been wrongly hit by Google’s Penguin update (also known as the Webspam Update). @mattcuttsMatt CuttsIf you know a site affected by algo update …

Google Penguin Update: The New Name For The WebSpam Update Google Penguin Update: The New Name For The WebSpam Update
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Here we go. Get ready for a barrage of Penguin articles to complement the Panda articles, just as the Penguin update complements the Panda update in bringing quality to Google’s search results (or at least trying to). Yes, the Webspam …

Google Webspam Update: “Make Money Online” Query Yields Less Than Quality Result Google Webspam Update: “Make Money Online” Query Yields Less Than Quality Result
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Update: It looks like the top result has been changed now. Google announced a big algorithm change called the Webspam update. It’s in the process of rolling out, and is designed to penalize sites engaging in black hat SEO – …

How Much Of Google’s Webspam Efforts Come From These Patents? How Much Of Google’s Webspam Efforts Come From These Patents?
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Bill Slawski over at SEO By The Sea, who is always up on search industry patents, has an interesting article talking about a patent that might be related to Google’s new Webspam Update. It’s called: Methods and systems for identifying …

Major Google Update Suspected, Yet Again, By A Bunch Of Webmasters Major Google Update Suspected, Yet Again, By A Bunch Of Webmasters
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Once again, webmasters are complaining about what may have been a major update from Google. They’ve taken to the Google Webmaster Help forums to express their grievances, although to be fair, it’s not all bad for everybody. When sites drop, …

Google Favors Google+ Less In Search Results Google Favors Google+ Less In Search Results
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As you may know, Google released a huge list of algorithm changes it made in the month of March. We’ve already looked at what Google had to say about the Panda update, and Google’s increased focus on freshness. Another noteworthy …