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Linking Practices That Annoy Matt Cutts, But Don’t Make A Difference To Google

Google posted an interesting Webmaster Help video today about linking. It’s basically about whether it’s better to link to an original source somewhere at the top of a post, or at the bottom. The answer is essentially that it makes no difference, as far as Google’s algorithm is concerned. The link will flow PageRank either way, so as fas as …

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Google Warns ‘Adult’ Bloggers with Porn Ads of Imminent Takedown [UPDATED]

It looks like Google is getting ready to crack down on adult content on Blogger – or at least those who profit from promoting adult content on Blogger. Blogger users who have identified their blogs as containing “adult” content just received an email warning them that Google is about to start removing blogs that “are adult in nature and are …

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Google Kills ‘Links’ In Its Ranking Message To Webmasters

Google has a help center article in Webmaster Tools specifically about “ranking”. It’s not incredibly informative, and certainly doesn’t walk you through Google’s over 200 signals. It’s just a few sentences of advice, including links to Google’s Webmaster Academy and the “How Google Search Works” page. Internet marketer Erik Baemlisberger spotted in a change (via Search Engine Land) in what …

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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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