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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Matt Cutts’

Google Tells You All About What It Means By ‘Thin Content’ In This New Video

Google has put out a bunch of new videos (seven, to be exact) about various types of web spam. So far, we’ve looked at a trio of them dealing with unnatural links. You can find them here. This one is about thin content, or content with little or now added value. This is essentially the kind of thing Google’s Panda …

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…And Here’s One More Video Of Matt Cutts Talking About Unnatural Links

Google has put out a new group of videos about various webspam topics. Three of these are specifically about unnatural links. Here’s one on unnatural links from your site, and here’s one on unnatural links to your site. While both of these videos featured Matt Cutts with other Googlers, this one is just Cutts himself talking about unnatural links and …

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This Google Video Talks About Unnatural Links TO Your Site

As previously reported, Google has put out seven new videos about various kinds of webspam. Last time, we looked at one about unnatural links from your site. This one is about unnatural links to your site. Once again, it’s pretty basic stuff, as Google is including these videos in its documentation about webspam. “If you’ve gotten this message, it basically …

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Google Discusses Unnatural Links (On Your Site) In New Video

Google has put out seven new Webmaster Help videos about various types of webspam. I’m not sure how long ago they were recorded, but they all just hit the GoogleWebmasterHelp YouTube channel, and feature Matt Cutts, and in some cases, Cutts and other Googlers. Here’s one on Unnatural LInks. It’s mostly pretty basic stuff about the difference between natural and …

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Authorship May Already Substantially Impact Google Rankings

It’s been pretty clear for quite a while that Google really likes its authorship signal, and aims to improve it, and make it matter more in search. True enough, the feature does have its benefits when it comes to associating content with certain people, and establishing trust while also improving visibility on crowded search results pages. However, Google hasn’t exactly …

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Cutts Talks Web Spam Fighting In International Markets

In today’s Webmaster Help video from Google, Matt Cutts discusses the search giant’s efforts in web spam fighting around the world. Many of us are very used to hearing about the efforts surrounding web spam in the United States, but efforts in other countries aren’t discussed quite so frequently. Cutts responds to a question from an anonymous user, who asks: …

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Cutts: We Will Give More Info In Link Messages Over Time

Google’s Matt Cutts says webmasters can expect Google to expand the amount of info Google provides in Webmaster Tools messages related to manual web spam actions. Cutts put out a new Webmaster Help video today discussing this topic, when asked: Will Webmaster Tools ever tell us what links caused a penalty? “First off, remember, algorithmic things are just ranking, so …

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Google Talks Geotargeting And Generic ccTLDs

Google’s latest Webmaster Help video deals with ccTLDs and geotargeting – specifically Google’s view of a developer grabbing a ccTLD that is generally associated with a country they’re not actually in. Here’s the exact question: As memorable .COM domains become more expensive, more developers are choosing alternate new domains like .IO and .IM – which Google geotargets to small areas. …

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Google’s OK With This Kind Of Hidden Text

Today’s Webmaster Help video from Google is interesting. It tackles hidden text, but not the kind that Google has always spoken out agains (and talks about in its quality guidelines), but a more legitimate kind. In the video, Matt Cutts answers the following submitted question: How does Google treat hidden content which becomes visible when clicking a button? Does it …

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Matt Cutts Talks About Duplicate Content With Regards To Disclaimers, Terms/Conditions

Google’s Matt Cutts has put out a new Webmaster Help video once again discussing duplicate content. This time it’s about duplicate content with regards to how it relates to legally required content, such as disclaimers and terms and conditions. The exact question Cutts responds to is: How does duplicate copy that’s legally required (ie Terms & Conditions across multiple offers) …

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Google: You Probably Shouldn’t Link Your 20 Domains Together

You know how Google has everybody afraid of links? People are also afraid to link to their own stuff in certain ways, and Google’s Webmaster Help video today pretty much indicates that this is with good reason. If you have a bunch of domains, you need to be careful about linking them to each other, because Google’s not a fan. …

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No, Google Still Doesn’t Think Link Building Is Bad

For more than a year, webmasters have been receiving a great deal of messages from Google about unnatural links pointing to their sites. Sometimes it’s obvious which links Google does not like, but often times, it’s not so clear. As we’ve discussed repeatedly in the past, people became afraid of links to the point where they’d go around and try …

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