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MetaFilter Reportedly Recovering From Google Update

MetaFilter Reportedly Recovering From Google Update

By Chris Crum August 4, 2014

A few months ago, MetaFilter founder Matt Haughney revealed in a blog post that a decline in Google traffic resulting from a 2012 algorithm update had led him to lay off some of the site’s staff. He wrote: Today I …

Facebook Gets Its Own Panda Update Facebook Gets Its Own Panda Update
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As reported earlier this week, Facebook has made some changes to how it ranks content in the news feed, putting a greater emphasis on content quality. The update may have a significant impact on how visible your site’s content will …

Google Goes After Spam With New Algorithm Update Google Goes After Spam With New Algorithm Update
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Google’s Matt Cutts announced that Google has “started” a new ranking update to help clean up some spammy queries. It’s one of the changes that Cutts warned us about in that big video a while back. We just started a …

Searchmetrics' Top Penguin 2.0 Losers Searchmetrics' Top Penguin 2.0 Losers
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As it typically does with many major Google algorithm updates, Searchmetrics has released of the top losers from the Google Penguin 2.0, which the search engine rolled out this week. Based on this list, some big brands like Dish and …

Google Announces Yet Another Algorithm Update Google Announces Yet Another Algorithm Update
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Google is on a roll with these updates. I think webmasters are starting to understand what Google’s Matt Cutts meant when he said a while back that updates would start getting “jarring and jolting”. It seems, that rather than one …

Google Panda Update: New Data Refresh Rolls Out Google Panda Update: New Data Refresh Rolls Out
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Google tweeted late last night that it has begun rolling out a new data refresh of the Panda update. The refresh affects about 1% of search results in a noticeable way, according to the company. Follow @google A Googler @google …

Google Panda Update: Google Rolls Out Data Refresh Google Panda Update: Google Rolls Out Data Refresh
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Google just announced via Twitter that it started rolling out a Panda refresh on Friday. According to the company, less than 1% of queries are noticeably affected in the U.S. Worldwide, 1% are apparently affected. Google told us earlier this …

Google Algorithm Changes For May: Big List Released Google Algorithm Changes For May: Big List Released
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We’ve all been waiting for it, and now it’s here: Google’s monthly list of algorithm changes for May. This time, it’s 39 changes (less than last month). Of particular note, Google says it made a couple of adjustments to Penguin: …

Webmasters Speculate About Another Penguin Update Webmasters Speculate About Another Penguin Update

Update: Google says there has not been another one. As usual, webmasters are speculating about the latest big name Google algorithm change as some have experienced sudden traffic issues. This has happened quite frequently since last year’s Panda update was …

Google Tweaks Algo To Surface More Authority Results Google Tweaks Algo To Surface More Authority Results
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Who you are matters more in search than ever. This is reflected in search engines’ increased focus on social signals, and especially with authorship markup, which connects the content you produce with your Google profile, and ultimately your Google presence. …

Google Webspam Update Draws Mixed Reviews Google Webspam Update Draws Mixed Reviews
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Google’s Matt Cutts has been talking about leveling the playing field for sites that don’t participate in “over-optimization”. Last month at SXSW, Cutts made something of a pre-announcement about such changes, and it looks like a major part of these …

Google Webspam Update: Where’s The Viagra? [Updated] Google Webspam Update: Where’s The Viagra? [Updated]
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Update: Viagra.com is back at number one. As you may know, Google launched a new algorithm update, dubbed the Webspam Update. According to Google, it’s designed to keep sites engaging in black hat SEO tactics from ranking. The update is …

Google Panda Update: Data Refresh Hit Last Week Google Panda Update: Data Refresh Hit Last Week
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On the 17th, we wrote about some webmasters who were suspecting a major update from Google. Google’s Matt Cutts has now come out and said that there was a Panda refresh around the 19th. They just didn’t say anything about …

Webspam Winners, Losers, According to SearchMetrics Webspam Winners, Losers, According to SearchMetrics
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Update: It turns out that Google launched a Panda refresh a few days ago, and Matt Cutts says this is more likely the culprit for Searchmetrics’ lists. Danny Sullivan has Cutts’ comment: There’s a pretty big flaw with this “winner/loser” …

Google Update Suspected By Webmasters Losing Traffic Google Update Suspected By Webmasters Losing Traffic
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While unconfirmed, it is possible that Google rolled out a semi-major update over the past weekend, as Webmasters have taken to the forums to complain about loss in traffic. Barry Schwartz points to one WebmasterWorld thread in particular, in which …

Google Algorithm Changes For March Finally Released Google Algorithm Changes For March Finally Released
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Google just posted its big monthly list of “search quality highlights” or in other words, changes to its algorithm. I was starting to wonder if Google forgot about this. For February, they put out the list before the month was …

Google Is Focusing On Freshness Again Google Is Focusing On Freshness Again
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Google has been all about some freshness lately. In November, the company launched its freshness update, which it said built upon the momentum of Caffeine, in getting fresher results in Google. It seems as though Google is trying to make …