All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘links’

Even The BBC Can Get Unnatural Link Warnings From Google

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 posted in a Google Webmaster Help forum (as noticed by Search Engine Roundtable): My URL is: www.bbc.co.uk I am a …

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Should Sites Be Forced To Pay For Linking? Harvey Weinstein Thinks So.

Harvey Weinstein, an Oscar winning producer and prolific proponent of Obama, told Deadline that he is going to push for legislation that would force websites to pay for linking to news articles. This legislation would require news websites and blogs to pay a monitoring organization a fee for every link to an article written by a journalist. Should news sites, …

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Google On How To Figure Out Which Links To Remove

For the past year or so, webmasters have been receiving a great deal of messages from Google about unnatural links pointing to their sites. You may know exactly which links Google doesn’t like, but there’s also a good chance you may not. As we’ve seen, a lot of people have gone on link removal request rampages, greatly overreacting, and seeking …

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German Publishers Reportedly Won’t Go For A Google Deal Like Those In France

Google and France President Francois Hollande, on Friday, announced a deal that the search giant has made with French publishers to who want to be paid for the content that Google links to. Google agreed to create a €60 million fund called the DIgital Publishing Innovation Fund to “help support transformative digital publishing initiatives for French readers.” Google says it …

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Google Agrees To “Support” Publishers In France

It looks like Google is paying to link to French publishers’ content. Google and publishers in France have not been seeing eye to eye for quite some time. In October, the company spoke out about a proposal by French lawmakers, backed by publishers, which would seek for search engines to license content in order to have the privilege of linking …

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Should Internet Data Be Taxed?

French President François Hollande commissioned a report that was presented last Friday, which describes a new Internet tax that would attempt to collect revenue from Internet companies based on the amount of users whose data they track and monetize. Should Internet data be taxed anywhere? Let us know what you think. Eric Pfanner at The New York Times explains: The …

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Would You Ever Pay To Link?

Money for links. What a concept. We’re not talking about paying someone to have them link to you. We all know Google’s stance on that. If you pay for a link that passes PageRank, and Google discovers it, you’ll find yourself with some SEO problems, to say the least. The fact that people do engage in this practice, however, illustrates …

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Twitter Now Highlights Links While You’re Composing Your Tweets

Twitter has made a minor tweak to its dekstop site that should help users better understand what they’re about to tweet out to their followers. Now, when you’re composing a tweet, links (anything that’s clickable on the site) will appear blue – even before you hit send. That means hashtags, @ mentions, and even links to outside sites. Before, you …

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You Can Now See All The Erroneous DMCA Takedown Requests Google Gets

Google does a lot of work for copyright holders in the US. Under the DMCA, Google has to delete infringing links from its search results. It used to be not such a bad job, but now the search giant is receiving over 12 million requests per month. All of those requests can’t be legitimate, right? A new tool from Google …

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Matt Cutts: Only 3% Of Those 700K Messages Were About Unnatural Links

Google has put out a new Webmaster Help video with Matt Cutts doing what he does best – busting myths about Google. Google sent out a lot of messages to webmasters this year, and a lot of them were about unnatural links. However, not as many of them as you might think were actually about that. “Today, I wanted to …

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Does Google the Link Lister Equal Google the Publisher?

Is Google a publisher? Or is Google simply a displayer of links? Are these two things the same? Those questions are at the heart of a Australian case that just tipped against Google, and are likely at the heart of many cases to come. An Australian high court has found Google liable for libelous content tying a man to organized …

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Matt Cutts On How Google Handles Site-Wide Links Both Algorithmically And Manually

If you’re interested in how Google treats site-wide backlinks, you’ll be interested in a new Webmaster Help video Google posted today. Matt Cutts takes on the following question: Are site-wide backlinks considered good or bad by Google? Or do they just count as 1 link from the whole domain? “On the algorithmic standpoint, typically I’ve said before, if we have …

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