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Google Book Scans Get Unified With Web Search Google Book Scans Get Unified With Web Search

Google released its big list of 39 changes it made in May. One particularly interesting change deals with how Google handles results from the books it scans. The change says: Scoring and infrastructure improvements for Google Books pages in Universal …

Google Autocomplete Is… (Improved) Google Autocomplete Is… (Improved)

Google put out its big list of algorithm changes for May, and 5 out of 39 of them are related to autocomplete predictions. From the sound of it, they’re the predictions are getting more useful, and there’s a lesser chance …

Google Algorithm Gets More Freshness Tweaks Google Algorithm Gets More Freshness Tweaks
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Google finally released its big list of algorithm changes for the month of May. As it has in other recent months, Google made more adjustments to freshness signals. Here are the relevant changes from the list: Better detection of major …

What If The Google Penguin Update Inadvertently Killed The Web As We Know It? What If The Google Penguin Update Inadvertently Killed The Web As We Know It?
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Note: Perhaps the headline of this article is a little sensational, but don’t overlook the “what if” part. I’m not suggesting Google has some plot to kill the web. However, many businesses rely on Google and people are freaking out …

Google Penguin Update: Has Google Already Launched Another One? Nope. Google Penguin Update: Has Google Already Launched Another One? Nope.
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Here we go. Over the past year, we’ve seen countless forum posts of people talking about getting hit by various iterations of the Panda update. Sometimes it really was Panda. Sometimes it wasn’t. Google, of course, makes algorithmic changes every …

Google Algorithm Changes For April: Big List Released Google Algorithm Changes For April: Big List Released
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As expected, Google has finally released its big list of algorithm changes for the month of April. It’s been an interesting month, to say the least, with not only the Penguin update, but a couple of Panda updates sprinkled in. …

Google Penguin Update And Affiliate Programs Google Penguin Update And Affiliate Programs
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In continuing our looks at Google’s quality guidelines, it’s time to talk about affiliate programs. Google, as you probably know, recently released the Penguin update, targeting sites that violate its quality guidelines. With that in mind, it seems wise to …

Google Makes Some Local Search Adjustments Google Makes Some Local Search Adjustments

On Friday, Google put out is monthly list of algorithm changes, for the month of April. We’ve taken a closer look at various entries on that list – there were over 50. Here’s our coverage so far: Google Algorithm Changes …

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 …