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Matt Cutts Weighs In On Guest Blogging For Links Matt Cutts Weighs In On Guest Blogging For Links
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Google’s Matt Cutts, even with all of the algorithm updates he’s been announcing, has somehow found time to release a new Webmaster Help video. This one is about guest blogging for links. He basically says it can be good to …

Google Penguin Update: Latest Refresh Completed Friday Google Penguin Update: Latest Refresh Completed Friday
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As previously reported, Google’s Matt Cutts announced on Friday that Google launched the latest data refresh for the Penguin update. If you dig through Cutts’ replies to various Twitter users (as Barry Schwartz has apparently done), you’ll also find this …

Google Penguin Update Gets A New Data Refresh Google Penguin Update Gets A New Data Refresh
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Oh that Google and their late Friday announcements. Sometimes it’s the big monthly (at least they used to be) “search quality highlights” lists, but they were kind enough to release that on Thursday this past week. Still, Google’s Matt Cutts …

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

Google Continues To Tinker With Freshness In Recent Algorithm Adjustments Google Continues To Tinker With Freshness In Recent Algorithm Adjustments
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Is Google getting close to where it wants to be in terms of how it handles freshness of content in search results? This has been one major area of focus for Google for the past year or so. Last November, …

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

Google EMD Update: Good Or Bad For Search? Google EMD Update: Good Or Bad For Search?
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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”. …

Google EMD Update Was Accompanied By At Least One Other Update Google EMD Update Was Accompanied By At Least One Other Update
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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 …

Google Sheds More Light On Freshness As A Ranking Signal Google Sheds More Light On Freshness As A Ranking Signal
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There’s a new Webmaster Help video from Google’s Matt Cutts. In this one, he talks specifically about freshness as a ranking signal. The video is a response to the following user-submitted question: Google has expressed in the past that frequently …

Matt Cutts Just Announced A Google Algorithm Change Matt Cutts Just Announced A Google Algorithm Change
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Google’s Matt Cutts just announced a new Google algorithm change via Twitter. He says it will reduce low-quality “exact-match” domains in search results. It sounds like an extension of the last change he tweeted about, which was aimed at improving …

Did This Google Update Actually Improve Results? Did This Google Update Actually Improve Results?
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Google messes with its algorithm every day, but it’s not every day that Google lets us know about what it’s doing. On Friday, Google’s Matt Cutts tweeted about a new update to Google’s algorithm, which he said, “improves the diversity …

Google Launched An Update This Week To Improve Domain Diversity Google Launched An Update This Week To Improve Domain Diversity
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Google launched an algorithm update that affects the diversity of search results. Google’s head of webspam and Distinguished Engineer, tweeted: Follow @mattcutts Matt Cutts @mattcutts Just fyi, we rolled out a small algo change this week that improves the diversity …

Are Bing’s Results Better Than Google’s? Are Bing’s Results Better Than Google’s?
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Does Bing deliver better search results than Google? Bing thinks so, and has launched a campaign trying to convince people that it’s right. It’s called “Bing It On,” and in addition to television ads, it includes the site BingItOn.com, where …

Now Is Your Chance To Ask Matt Cutts A Question Now Is Your Chance To Ask Matt Cutts A Question
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If you’re reading this, you’ve probably seen some of the Webmaster Help videos Google’s Matt Cutts has done. He regularly takes questions from webmasters about various Google behaviors, and uploads responses to YouTube. Sometimes, they’re longer in more in depth, …

Cutts: Last Time I Checked, Bing Was Still Using Google As A Signal Cutts: Last Time I Checked, Bing Was Still Using Google As A Signal
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Microsoft unveiled its big “Bing It On” campaign this week. Part of that is a site, which allows users to perform a search query, and choose which results they prefer. After five rounds, the tool reveals whether your picked Bing …

Google’s Matt Cutts On Why Ads Can Be More Helpful Than Organic Results Google’s Matt Cutts On Why Ads Can Be More Helpful Than Organic Results
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Some people think Google’s search results pages are getting too cluttered. There’s no question that Google has been adding more elements to them over the years. In fact, just today, Google announced that it is expanding the “Knowledge Graph Carousel,” …

Bing’s Tool For Showing How Much Better Bing Is Than Google Struggles With A Search For Itself Bing’s Tool For Showing How Much Better Bing Is Than Google Struggles With A Search For Itself
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Bing launched Bing It On today. It’s a big campaign Microsoft is running, trying to show people that they will prefer Bing results in a blind comparison with Google results. It’s live at BingItOn.com. As I pointed out in a …

Matt Cutts Has To Explain Paid Links To Newspaper Matt Cutts Has To Explain Paid Links To Newspaper
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Google’s Matt Cutts has a new blog post up about paid links. He says he was contacted by an unnamed newspaper who saw its Pagerank drop from a 7 to a 3, and wanted to know why. The reason, as …

Matt Cutts Clarifies What He Said About Twitter (On Twitter) Matt Cutts Clarifies What He Said About Twitter (On Twitter)
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Matt Cutts appeared at Search Engine Strategies this week. In addition to talking up the Knowledge Graph and scaring people about the Penguin update, he talked briefly about Google’s relationship with Twitter. First, we linked to a liveblogged account of …

Rand Fishkin Talks Twitter’s Impact On SEO Rand Fishkin Talks Twitter’s Impact On SEO
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As previously reported SEOmoz has acquired Twitter analytics company Followerwonk. CEO Rand Fishkin said in a blog post announcing the deal that the companies have actually been working together since June. Followerwonk is a tool designed to help users find, …

Matt Cutts: Google Updates Will Be Jarring For A While Matt Cutts: Google Updates Will Be Jarring For A While
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Google Distinguished Engineer Matt Cutts made a surprise appearance at the Search Engine Strategies conference in San Francisco this morning, dropping a fair amount of knowledge on the SEO community. Bas van den Beld at State Of Search has a …