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Google To Writers: Don’t Upload Articles To Directories Google To Writers: Don’t Upload Articles To Directories
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Google has put out a new “Webmaster Help” video advising webmasters and writers against submitting articles to online article directories. It’s been pretty well-known that Google isn’t incredibly fond of these types of sites for a while now, but the …

Google Announces Action On Another ‘Link Network’ Google Announces Action On Another ‘Link Network’
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Google has steadily been taking out link networks that violate its quality guidelines whenever possible, and Matt Cutts announced on Twitter that they’ve taken care of yet another one. This time it’s the French network Buzzea. Today we're taking action …

Google To Well-Established Sites: Don’t Coast On Your Laurels Google To Well-Established Sites: Don’t Coast On Your Laurels
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Google has released some new advice to webmasters of well-established businesses with domains that have been around for a long time. Keep up with the times, or you’ll be left behind. Said advice comes in the form of a “Webmaster …

Cutts On How Much Facebook And Twitter Signals Matter In Google Ranking Cutts On How Much Facebook And Twitter Signals Matter In Google Ranking
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Google put out a pretty interesting Webmaster Help video today with Matt Cutts answering a question about a topic a lot of people would like to understand better – how Facebook and Twitter affect Google rankings. “Facebook and Twitter pages …

Matt Cutts Has Declared Guest Blogging For SEO ‘Done’ Matt Cutts Has Declared Guest Blogging For SEO ‘Done’
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Google has been warning webmasters about guest blogging abuse for years now. This week, head of webspam Matt Cutts basically declared guest blogging dead. “Stick a fork in it: guest blogging is done,” says Google’s Matt Cutts. In light of …

Matt Cutts Discusses The Google Algorithm Matt Cutts Discusses The Google Algorithm
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Google has released a new Webmaster Help video in which head of webspam Matt Cutts discusses the Google algorithm and how it ranks results on a page. More specifically, he responds to the following submitted question: Does Google use the …

Google Tweaks Guidance On Link Schemes Google Tweaks Guidance On Link Schemes
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Google has made a subtle, but noteworthy change to its help center article on link schemes, which is part of its quality guidelines dissuading webmasters from engaging in spammy SEO tactics. Google put out a video last summer about adding …

Cutts On What You Might Not Have Noticed About Google’s ‘How Search Works’ Site Cutts On What You Might Not Have Noticed About Google’s ‘How Search Works’ Site
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Google has put out a new Webmaster Help video featuring Matt Cutts talking about some things “you might not have noticed” about the company’s How Search Works site. Google launched this site a little less than a year ago. It’s …

Google Has A Lot To Say About Duplicate Content These Days Google Has A Lot To Say About Duplicate Content These Days
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Duplicate content has been an issue in search engine optimization for many years now, yet there is still a lot of confusion around what you can and can’t do with it, in terms of staying on Google’s good side. In …

Google Says It’s Now Working To ‘Promote Good Guys’ Google Says It’s Now Working To ‘Promote Good Guys’
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Google’s Matt Cutts says Google is “now doing work on how to promote good guys.” More specifically, Google is working on changes to its algorithm that will make it better at promoting content from people who it considers authoritative on …

Google: Your Various ccTLDs Will Probably Be Fine From The Same IP Address Google: Your Various ccTLDs Will Probably Be Fine From The Same IP Address

Ever wondered if Google would mind if you had multiple ccTLD sites hosted from a single IP address? If you’re afraid they might not take kindly to that, you’re in for some good news. It’s not really that big a …

The Latest From Google On Guest Blogging The Latest From Google On Guest Blogging
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The subject of guest blogging has been coming up more and more lately in Google’s messaging to webmasters. Long story short, just don’t abuse it. Matt Cutts talked about it in response to a submitted question in a recent Webmaster …

Google Goes After Yet Another Link Network Google Goes After Yet Another Link Network
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Earlier this month, Google revealed that it would be cracking down on more link networks, following a larger trend that has been taking place throughout the year. Google’s Matt Cutts hinted on Twitter that Google was taking action on the …

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 …

Google Toolbar PageRank Lives (For Now) Google Toolbar PageRank Lives (For Now)
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Just when you thought you were out, they’ve pulled you back in. Google has updated its data for Toolbar PageRank, after giving indication that it likely wouldn’t happen before the end of the year, if at all. Many of us …

Google Takes Action On More Link Networks Google Takes Action On More Link Networks
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Google has been cracking down on link networks, penalizing the networks and the sites that take advantage of them to artificially inflate their link profiles, all year. Google’s Matt Cutts hinted on Twitter that the search engine has taken action …

Matt Cutts Talks Content Stitching In New Video Matt Cutts Talks Content Stitching In New Video
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Google has a new Webmaster Help video out about content that takes text from other sources. Specifically, Matt Cutts responds to this question: Hi Matt, can a site still do well in Google if I copy only a small portion …

Google’s Cutts Talks Link Limits Google’s Cutts Talks Link Limits
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Google has put out a new Webmaster Help video about how many links you should have on a page. In summary, Google used to advise people not to have more than a hundred links on a page, but now you …

Google Wants Some Ideas For Webmaster Tools. Got Any? Google Wants Some Ideas For Webmaster Tools. Got Any?
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In a recent article, we asked if Google is being transparent enough. While the question was asked broadly, much our discussion had to do specifically with webmasters. Is Google providing them with enough information? I mean after all, a single …

Cutts Talks Disavow Links Tool And Negative SEO Cutts Talks Disavow Links Tool And Negative SEO
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Google has put out a new Webmaster Help video discussing the Disavow Links tool, and whether or not it’s a good idea to use it even when you don’t have a manual action against your site. Google’s Matt Cutts takes …

Matt Cutts Discusses Duplicate Meta Descriptions Matt Cutts Discusses Duplicate Meta Descriptions
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Google has released a new Webmaster Help video featuring Matt Cutts talking about duplicate and unique meta descriptions. Cutts answers this submitted question: Is it necessary for each single page within my website to have a unique metatag description? “The …