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Did Google Penalize A Site For A Natural Link From Moz? Did Google Penalize A Site For A Natural Link From Moz?

Update: We’ve updated the post with some additional comments from Fishkin he gave us via email. See end of article. Google has been on a warpath against what it thinks are unnatural links, but many think it’s off the mark …

Google Penalty Costs eBay Big Time Google Penalty Costs eBay Big Time

Back in May, when Google launched a new version of the Panda update, some quickly noticed that eBay seemed to be taking a hit in the rankings. It turned out that it was apparently at the hands of a manual …

Expedia Apparently Penalized By Google For Linking Practices Expedia Apparently Penalized By Google For Linking Practices

It looks like Google has penalized travel site Expedia, one its competitors, which is part of the FairSearch Coalition, which regularly lobbies for antitrust action to be taken against the search giant. Data from SearchMetrics (via Search Engine Land) shows …

Google Accused Of ‘Double Standard’ Over Rap Genius Penalty Lift Google Accused Of ‘Double Standard’ Over Rap Genius Penalty Lift
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Google is being accused of employing a double standard for its handling of web spam and enabling one penalized site to recover speedily from a manual action. While the search giant has certainly been accused of double standards by angry …

Rap Genius Climbs Out Of Google Penalty Box Rap Genius Climbs Out Of Google Penalty Box
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As you may have heard, lyrics site Rap Genius was hit with a big Google penalty around Christmas time for unnatural linking practices. The site was telling people they could be a “blog affiliate” and get “MASSIVE traffic” when they …

Google Gives Advice On Speedier Penalty Recovery Google Gives Advice On Speedier Penalty Recovery
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Google has shared some advice in a new Webmaster Help video about recovering from Google penalties that you have incurred as the result of a time period of spammy links. Now, as we’ve seen, sometimes this happens to a company …

Even The BBC Can Get Unnatural Link Warnings From Google Even The BBC Can Get Unnatural Link Warnings From Google
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This seems to be proof that Google does not favor big brands of major media outlets when it comes to obeying the quality guidelines. Even the BBC has been getting unnatural link warnings from Google. A representative from the organization …

Google Penalties Won’t Necessarily Kill Your Rankings Google Penalties Won’t Necessarily Kill Your Rankings
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According to Google, just because your site is manually penalized, it does not mean that your site will vanish from the rankings. In fact, it may not hurt it much at all in some cases. A lot of that depends …

Chrome Comes Out Of The Penalty Box, Following Paid Link Fiasco Chrome Comes Out Of The Penalty Box, Following Paid Link Fiasco
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Remember when Google was involved in that controversy regarding paid links on blog posts about the company’s Chrome browser? As people had caught wind of what was going on, Google implemented a PageRank penalty on Chrome’s landing page, which knocked …

J.C. Penney Sees Some Google Visibility Recovery After Paid Link Scandal J.C. Penney Sees Some Google Visibility Recovery After Paid Link Scandal
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Earlier this year, J.C. Penney was caught gaming Google. A New York Times article exposed that the company had been benefiting enormously from excessive paid links, which is obviously against Google’s rules. They had ranked number one or close for …

How to Avoid Google Penalties with AJAX and display:none
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As you may have read about by now, Google’s Matt Cutts participated in a fairly lengthy Q&A session at SMX Advanced in Seattle. One interesting question that Matt got was about how webmasters should deal with display:none and AJAX without being penalized by Google.

Cutts recommends making sure that whenever you write your own mouseover code that you don’t roll your own custom solution, which he says might do some really weird things that nobody else has done before.