All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘EMD Update’

Webmasters Think Google Has Eased Up On EMD Sites

Back in 2012, Google launched the EMD update, which the company described as a small update, affecting 0.6% of English-US queries to a noticeable degree. It was designed to demote low quality exact match domain sites. We don’t really hear that much about the update anymore, but there were quite a few complaints from webmasters hit by it when it …

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Google EMD Update: What Is Its Real Impact?

As you may have noticed, Google has been announcing a lot of algorithm changes lately. This big round of “weather reports” kicked off a couple weeks ago, when Matt Cutts announced the EMD update. He described it as a “minor” weather report, indicating that that it was a “small” change designed to reduce low-quality exact-match domains in search results. He …

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Matt Cutts Warned Us About The EMD Update Over A Year Ago

Todd Malicoat wrote an interesting article about the exact match domain update for SEOmoz this week. In that, he points to a Webmaster Help video from Google’s Matt Cutts from early 2011, where he hinted that Google would be “turning down” exact match domains as a ranking signal. Here’s what he said exactly: “We have looked at the rankings and …

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Google EMD Update: It Will Be Back Repeatedly

Not that this will come as much of a surprise, but Google’s EMD update, which Matt Cutts announced a week ago, will be an ongoing, periodic update, much like our other algorithmic friends Panda and Penguin. Danny Sullivan confirmed as much with Google. He writes, “Google confirmed for me this week that EMD is a periodic filter. It isn’t constantly …

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Google Reveals Yet Another Domain-Related Algorithm Tweak

Google finally released its big lists of algorithm changes for the months of August and September. There are 65 changes on the lists in all. We’ll be discussing various components in different articles. The first thing that strikes me about the two-month list is that the word “domains” is only mentioned once. We know that Google launched the “Domain Diversity” …

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Google: By The Way, A Panda Update Is Rolling Out Alongside The EMD Update

Last Friday, Google announced the EMD update. It was billed as a small and minor update, but the effects seemed to be fairly large, with many webmasters claiming to have been hit. Google’s Matt Cutts made it a point to say that the algorithm change was unrelated to both Panda and Penguin. He then said it was not the only …

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Google EMD Update: Good Or Bad For Search?

On Friday, Google’s Matt Cutts revealed that Google was rolling out a new algorithm update geared at reducing “low-quality” exact match domains in search results. He indicated that “the EMD algo” affects 0.6% of English-US queries “to a noticeable degree”. As a webmaster or site owner, have you noticed an impact from this update? Have you noticed a dramatic change …

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Google EMD Update Was Accompanied By At Least One Other Update

Update: Apparently the other update people are experiencing was a new Panda update. Google transparency at its finest. As you probably know by now, Google’s Matt Cutts announced an algorithm change on Friday – the EMD update. The change was designed to reduce low low-quality exact match domains in search results. Cutts deemed the change “small” and tweeted about it …

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