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Matt Cutts Talks Responsive Design Impact On SEO Matt Cutts Talks Responsive Design Impact On SEO
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Google has put out a new Wembaster Help video. In this one, Matt Cutts discusses responsive design and its impact (or lack thereof) on SEO. He takes on the question: Does a site leveraging responsive design “lose” any SEO benefit …

Cutts: Use Schema Video Markup For Pages With Embedded YouTube Videos Cutts: Use Schema Video Markup For Pages With Embedded YouTube Videos

There is a lot of webmaster interest these days in the impact schema markup has on content in search results. Today’s Webmaster Help video from Google addresses video markup. Matt Cutts takes on the following submitted question: Rich snippets are …

Matt Cutts On Creating More Content For Better Google Rankings Matt Cutts On Creating More Content For Better Google Rankings
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You may think that having more webpages increases your chances of getting better Google rankings. Well, you might be right. Kind of. This is the topic of the latest Google Webmaster Help video from Matt Cutts. “I wouldn’t assume that …

Google Is Apparently Reducing Authorship In Results Google Is Apparently Reducing Authorship In Results
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Matt Cutts spoke at Pubcon in Las Vegas, discussing numerous SEO topics as usual. Bruce Clay has a pretty good basic recap here. You can see 25 minutes of his speech here: There doesn’t appear to be a whole lot …

How Google Evaluates The Merit Of A Guest Blog Post How Google Evaluates The Merit Of A Guest Blog Post
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It’s Matt Cutts video time again. This time, he answers the question: “How can I guest blog without it looking like I pay for links?” “Let’s talk about, for example, whenever we get a spam report, and we dig into …

Matt Cutts Talks Having Eggs In Different Baskets Matt Cutts Talks Having Eggs In Different Baskets
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In today’s Webmaster Help video, Google’s Matt Cutts has to explain that Google always adjusts its search results, and always has, and why you shouldn’t put all your eggs in one basket. It’s times like this when one realizes that …

Matt Cutts On Geo-location: Just Treat Googlebot Like Every Other User Matt Cutts On Geo-location: Just Treat Googlebot Like Every Other User

In the latest Google Webmaster Help video, Matt Cutts responds to a question about geo-location: Using geo-detection techniques is against Google, I am offering the useful information (price, USPs) to the users based on the geo-location. Will Google consider this …

Google Penguin Update 2.1 Is Bigger Than Your Average Penguin Refresh Google Penguin Update 2.1 Is Bigger Than Your Average Penguin Refresh
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Google’s Matt Cutts announced late on Friday that Penguin 2.1 was launching, affecting roughly 1% of searches “to a noticeable degree.” Did you notice? Has the update had any impact on your own rankings (positive or negative)? Let us know …

Matt Cutts Tells You Why Your Site’s PageRank Isn’t Changing (Kind Of) Matt Cutts Tells You Why Your Site’s PageRank Isn’t Changing (Kind Of)
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The question of whether or not Google Toolbar PageRank is dead has come back around, as Google’s Matt Cutts indicated the other day that we’re not likely to see an update before the end of the year. This Twitter exchange …

Matt Cutts Indicates You Should Not Hold Your Breath For A PageRank Update Matt Cutts Indicates You Should Not Hold Your Breath For A PageRank Update
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Back in August, we discussed Google’s lack of a toolbar PageRank update, and speculated that it might simply be dead. Based on recent comments by Google’s Matt Cutts, we’re still leaning towards this. Barry Schwartz points to a Twitter response …

Google: Don’t Use Nofollow On Internal Links Google: Don’t Use Nofollow On Internal Links
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In the latest Webmaster Help video, Google’s Matt Cutts discusses the use of rel=”nofollow” on internal links, addressing the following user-submitted question: Does it make sense to use rel=”nofollow” for internal links? Like, for example, to link to your login …

Don’t Worry About Google Penalties From Invalid HTML (At Least for Right Now) Don’t Worry About Google Penalties From Invalid HTML (At Least for Right Now)
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Ever wonder how the quality of your HTML is affecting your rankings in Google? Well, at least for the time being, it’s not having any effect at all, regardless of how clean it is. Google’s Matt Cutts said as much …

Google Reportedly Kills Link Network Ghost Rank 2.0 Google Reportedly Kills Link Network Ghost Rank 2.0
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Google has reportedly penalized link network Ghost Rank 2.0, and sites with links from it. If you were using it, you probably should have expected this to happen sooner or later. Cutts appeared to have hinted at this last month, …

Matt Cutts Talks Duplicate Content Once Again Matt Cutts Talks Duplicate Content Once Again
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Google’s Matt Cutts has a new video out about duplicate content, a subject he has discussed many times in the past. If you have a site that you use to sell a product that other sites also sell, and are …

Google: No Duplicate Content Issues With IPv4, IPv6 Google: No Duplicate Content Issues With IPv4, IPv6
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Google released a new Webmaster Help video today discussing IPv4 and IPv6 with regards to possible duplicate content issues. To make a long story short, there are none. Google’s Matt Cutts responded to the following user-submitted question: As we are …

Here’s A New Panda Video From Matt Cutts Here’s A New Panda Video From Matt Cutts
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Google has released a new Webmaster Help video about the Panda update. Matt Cutts responds to a user-submitted question asking how she will know whether her site is hit by Panda since Google has integrated it into its normal indexing …

Google Admits Link Mistake, Probably Won’t Help Webmaster Link Hysteria Google Admits Link Mistake, Probably Won’t Help Webmaster Link Hysteria
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Google is apparently getting links wrong from time to time. By wrong, we mean giving webmasters example links (in unnatural link warning messaging) that are actually legitimate, natural links. It’s possible that the instances discussed here are extremely rare cases, …

Matt Cutts On When Nofollow Links Can Still Get You A Manual Penalty Matt Cutts On When Nofollow Links Can Still Get You A Manual Penalty
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Today, we get an interesting Webmaster Help video from Google and Matt Cutts discussing nofollow links, and whether or not using them can impact your site’s rankings. The question Cutts responds to comes from somebody going by the name Tubby …

Google’s Matt Cutts Talks Auto-Generated Pages Google’s Matt Cutts Talks Auto-Generated Pages
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Google takes action on pages that are auto-generated, and add no value. You probably know that. Google talks about this kind of content in its Quality Guidelines. But that hasn’t stopped Matt Cutts from discussing it further in a new …

Google Wants You To Tell It Specific Sites To Rank Better. Will It Listen? Google Wants You To Tell It Specific Sites To Rank Better. Will It Listen?
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Assuming that Matt Cutts’ Twitter account wasn’t hijacked, Google wants you to tell it if you know of any small sites that should be doing better in Google rankings. Do you think Google will really listen to this feedback? Do …

Why Google Can’t Answer All Of Your Questions About Your Site Why Google Can’t Answer All Of Your Questions About Your Site
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In a new Google Webmaster Help video, Matt Cutts talks about why Google can’t answer all of your questions. He responds to the following question: When will there be official Google support for webmaster questions? I only ever receive automated …