All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Matt Cutts’

Is Bing Growth Being Inflated By Shady Sites?

Article updated. See below. I have also posted a new piece based on new information that has come to light.

Facebook took in an estimated $1.86 billion in advertising revenue last year, according to eMarketer, and AdvertisingAge says that the top two advertisers were AT&T and Google was number five. 

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Google’s Matt Cutts Talks Facebook/Twitter Links’ Influence on Search Ranking

We recently looked at how Google and Bing use links on Twitter and Facebook for organic ranking, following an informative piece from Danny Sullivan on the matter. Google’s Matt Cutts has now addressed the subject a bit more in a new video uploaded to Googles’ Webmaster Help Channel

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Matt Cutts Calls For “CEO Of Google” Ideas

If you’ve ever wanted to have a say in what Google does next, a visit to Matt Cutts’s blog may be in order.  This afternoon, Cutts published a post asking readers what actions they’d take as Google’s CEO, and although no official contest is in effect (and Eric Schmidt’s definitely not stepping aside), the question may be more than random link bait.

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Google Has Internal Debate About Content Farms as Spam, Cracks Down on Link Spam

As usual, Google’s Matt Cutts had some interesting things to say, speaking at Pubcon in Las Vegas. 

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Why Google Won’t Reveal Secret Ranking Factors, But Gives Plenty of SEO Advice

Google’s goal as a search engine is to provide users with the most relevant results for their queries and the best user experience. For this reason, Google keeps its 200+ ranking factors a secret. While some of them are well-known, others are not, and how much weight each is given is perhaps the biggest mystery. 

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Google Wants Your Help to Reduce Webspam

If you have any suggestions for Google’s webspam team, now is the time to make them. Google’s Matt Cutts, who leads the team, has called for suggestions for webspam projects for the year in a post on his personal blog.

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What’s More Important in Search? Freshness or Quality?

It’s been a while since we looked at one of the Google Q&A webmaster videos that Matt Cutts does, but I found this recent one particularly interesting, considering the emphasis that has been put on freshness in search engines lately.

How important is freshness to you as a search engine user? Share your thoughts here.

The user question in this particular video says:

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Is the Future Getting Brighter for Google Buzz?

As I talked about a couple weeks ago, Google has been making some moves that could greatly increase Google Buzz’s shot at more widespread adoption. This includes the addition of some features, and perhaps more importantly, the release of the Buzz API (announced at Google I/O).

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Why Recent Google Algorithm Update is Costing Some Sites

Google’s recent algorithm update, nicknamed "Mayday" by webmasters got a lot of people riled up, as many claimed it seriously affected their rankings, and potentially their revenues.

Do you think the update has affected your revenue? Comment here.

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Freshness May Count More in Google These Days (Not Just Because of Caffeine)

Google’s new SERP design (you know, with the left-hand panel), has created more areas for webmasters to focus their SEO efforts on. While most of the options available here have been available for quite some time, they are now in the user’s face and they will be used more.

Has the new user interface affected your traffic? For better or for worse? Tell us.


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Caffeine Transforms Google From Bus to Limo

WebProNews spoke with Google’s Matt Cutts out at SMX Advanced today. He talked a little about Caffeine, which Google just announced is complete, nearly a year after its initial announcement at SES, when Matt also spoke with us about it.

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Is This Google Algorithm Update Costing You?

High rankings in Google search results are coveted by nearly all webmasters, but Google is constantly making changes to keep them on their toes. Actually, Google is said to make roughly one change per day.

One recent change in particular, however, has gotten some webmasters riled up. It’s being referred to as "Mayday," and some claim it is costing them money.

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Will Dmoz Continue to Have a Place in Search?

Nearly a year ago, we looked at what Dmoz (aka: The Open Directory Project) was up to, and if it still had a place in search. The directory was talking about how it was looking for "a little respect" as it prepared to celebrate its 11th birthday (on June 5).

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Google Makes Site Speed A Ranking Factor

Website owners and bloggers, take heed: you don’t need to stop whatever you’re doing and eliminate all tools, videos, and pictures from your properties.  But as soon as it’s convenient, you may want to (re)check how quickly things load, because Google announced this afternoon that it’s begun to factor site speed into its search rankings.

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Yahoo: Dominate Search Results Like Matt Cutts

Yahoo is posting a series of "how-to" articles for social media on the company’s advertising blog. Interestingly enough, the subject of the latest edition is "How to Dominate Search Results Through Social Media Sites," and the example Yahoo’s Laura Lippay points to as how to do it is Matt Cutts, who of course works for Yahoo’s chief rival, Google.

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If Google Indexing Goes Real-Time, What Will it Mean for Ranking?

Last year, we saw the emergence of the technology PubSubHubbub, which provides real-time notifications to subscribers of content when there is new content or updates being made. There has recently been talk about Google developing a system that would use this technology it its indexing process.

Do you want your content indexed instantly? Share your thoughts.

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Google’s Matt Cutts Talks Caffeine, PageRank, PuSH, Buzz, and Much More

In case you missed it, WebProNews streamed a live interview with Google’s Matt Cutts from SMX West in Santa Clara. It’s hard to narrow down the discussion to a singular topic, but here are some of the things touched upon in the video:

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Links Not Always the Best Indicator of Relevance

In a recent video uploaded to Google’s Webmaster Central YouTube channel, Matt Cutts talks about creating tags and categories on blogs for SEO purposes. Rather, he discusses how there’s not much point in creating them for this reason.

On average, how many tags do you include with your articles/blog posts? Let us know.

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Ways to Get Fresh Links to Old Content for Better Search Rankings

You may have gotten some good links in the past, but don’t count on them helping you forever. Old links go stale in the eyes of Google.

Do you still get links to old content? Tell us why you think that is.

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How Many Spiders Does Google Have?

Google has posted a short but interesting video to its Webmaster Central YouTube channel. A user asked the question, "How many bots/spiders does Google currently have crawling the web?" and Google’s Matt Cutts gave his answer.

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Google Sets Record Straight on Page Speed as Ranking Factor

Late last year, in a conversation about the Caffeine update, Google’s Matt Cutts told WebProNews that page speed could become a factor Google looks at for ranking search results. His comments received a lot of attention, because Google has never taken this into consideration for ranking websites in the past.

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Get Your Breadcrumbs in Google for More Links in Results

Last summer it was discovered that Google was testing breadcrumbs in search results (breadcrumbs being the hierarchical display commonly used in site navigation. For example: Home Page>Product Page>Product A Page). Then in mid-November, Google announced that it was rolling out the use of breadcrumbs in search results on a global basis. What this means for webmasters is that if you can get your breadcrumbs into Google’s results, you essentially have more links on the results page. You have a separate link for each page in the breadcrumb trail.

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How Google Rates Links from Facebook and Twitter

The first Matt Cutts Answers Questions About Google video of the year has been posted, and in it Matt addresses links from Twitter and Facebook, after talking about his shaved head again. Specifically, the submitted question he answers is:

Links from relevant and important sites have always been a great way to get traffic & acceptance for a website. How do you rate links from new platforms like Twitter, FB to a website?

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Just How Real-Time is Google’s Real-Time Search?

Update: According to reports, it took Google about six minutes to gather it’s "real-time" search results for a San Franciso earthquake.

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Things to Consider if Page Speed is to Become a Ranking Factor

About a month ago, WebProNews interviewed Google’s Matt Cutts, who suggested that page speed may soon become a ranking factor in the world’s most popular search engine. Speed has been a consistent theme with the company over the past year or so, with the release of various tools and announcements. It has become quite evident that Google places a great deal of importance on speeding up the web. With that in mind, it’s not hard to see why Cutts’ suggestion could soon become a reality.

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What Would You Change About Google Search?

Google’s Matt Cutts, as you may know, frequently appears in videos for Google’s Webmaster Central YouTube channel. In these videos he answers questions submitted by Google users. One of the latest ones features a different kind of (and perhaps more fun) question:

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Google Shares Search Predictions

This time of year everybody likes to start making predictions about where industries are heading. This is especially true in the search industry. My guess is that we will see quite a few pieces this month regarding where search is going in 2010. These can make for entertaining reads and get the mind going with regards to how we are going to have to plan for an ever-changing future of search engine marketing.

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FTC Guidelines Raise Big Blogging Questions

Update 3: The new FTC Guidelines went into effect this week. A recent WebProNews interview with Wendy Piersall, Founder of the Woo! Jr. Network, looks at some interesting points about them that you may not have considered – some "gray areas" if you will.

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Google: Page Speed May Become a Ranking Factor in 2010

Over the course of 2009, a consistent theme that Google has been involved with is that of speed. In announcement after announcement, Google has talked about the importance of speed on the web, and how the company wants to do everything it can to make the web a faster place. Has it occurred to you that how fast your page loads may have a direct effect on how your site ranks in Google?

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Go to Google to Gain Weight

As you may know, Google’s Matt Cutts regularly answers questions submitted by users via videos uploaded to Google’s Webmaster Central YouTube Channel. Usually the questions and answers are helpful tips and explanations regarding the workings of Google and how webmasters can better accomplish some goal related to their sites’ performance in the search engine.

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Google May Change Your Page Titles

In case you were not aware, Google "reserves the right" to change the titles of your pages in search results. Google’s Matt Cutts has released a video discussing why and how they go about doing this.

Cutts says Google wants to show the titles that it thinks are most useful. "For example, suppose the title of your page is ‘Untitled’ or if there is no title. If that’s the case, we try to show a relevant, useful title."

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Where Google Stands on the “Keywords” Meta Tag

Google does not use the "keywords" meta tag in its web search ranking. Google’s Matt Cutts explains this in a Webmaster Central video. This is not breaking news, by any means, but there are a lot of people out there that still put a lot of stock into this.

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The SEO’s Toolkit Part Three of Three: Resources

Welcome to part three of this three part series on SEO tools and resources. In the last two articles we discussed the variety of Firefox extensions used for SEO as well as an assortment of other free or affordable SEO tools. In this article we’ll discuss some of the resources you’ll want to access on a regular basis to keep up to date and informed on the goings-on in the search engine and SEO realm.


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Google Gives Users a Way to Lock SafeSearch

Google has launched a new way to lock SafeSearch. What this accomplishes is, users will have to enter their password to change the setting, and Google Search results will be visibly different than when SafeSearch is not locked.

Google demonstrates how to to lock SafeSearch with the following short clip:

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Why Your Email Address May Show up in Google Search Results

Matt Cutts has provided some useful information for webmasters in the last few videos that have been uploaded to Google’s Webmaster Central YouTube channel. It should be noted that this channel is designed to answer questions and provide useful tips for webmasters regarding their site’s performance in Google. The topics are not always breaking news. Some you may know, but there are always other people out there that don’t know the information.

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Matt Cutts Head Shaving Footage Revealed

Google puts out a lot of useful videos through its Webmaster Central YouTube channel. If you are a regular reader of WebProNews, you have probably seen some of them covered here. They generally offer helpful advice for webmasters that have questions about ranking in Google’s search results.

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Geo-Targeting for Google with Webmaster Tools

Google’s Matt Cutts has posted a new video talking about how Google deals with geographic targeting. This is a subject he has tackled on more than one occasion in the past, but in this latest one, he is elaborating on it a bit more, and explains that Google is looking more and more at this stuff as time goes on.

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Why Your Robots.txt Blocked URLs May Show up in Google

Matt Cutts has appeared in yet another Google Webmaster Video, and this time he has a whiteboard with him so he can illustrate what he’s talking about. What he’s talking about this time are uncrawled URLs in search results.

Cutts says Google gets a lot of complaints from webmasters who say the search engine is violating their robots.txt files, with which they intend to keep Google from crawling certain pages. Sometimes those URLs still end up in search results.

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Google on What it Takes to Deliver Search Quality

We often take for granted the results we get for any given web search. When we search, we expect to find what we are looking for. That’s the way it should be. The average user doesn’t normally consider what it takes for a search engine to deliver those results, but there are so many factors at play, working behind the scenes and coming together to (hopefully) deliver the user the information they seek.

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Cutts Reports Conflict Of Interest In Privacy/Advertising Study

Often, the source of a statement means everything.  It might, for example, be more newsworthy if Gordon Brown labeled Americans "silly" than if (or when) Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called us all evil pigs.  And Matt Cutts would just like everyone to know that one source of a study on advertising isn’t exactly Google’s best friend.

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Does Google Penalize Paid Links in Javascript?

You may recall back at SMX Seattle earlier this year, Google’s Matt Cutts talked at length about paid links. He touched upon the topic of Google being able to read javascript after giving out advice for so long to use javascript as a way to keep Google from reading paid links.

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Matt Cutts Extends Offer To Yahoo Engineers

In some areas and industries, non-compete clauses are a way of life; companies don’t want their best and brightest working for competitors soon, if ever.  California law isn’t too keen on non-compete clauses, however, and it looks like Google wants to accelerate the rate at which Yahoo employees jump ship.

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Google on Notification of Webmaster Guideline Violations

One thing that Google is pretty good at is providing resources for webmasters to learn from. The regular videos from Matt Cutts in which he answers user-submitted questions are no different. It just happens to be this very topic that is addressed in the latest upload.

Question: Whenever Google detects a violation of its Webmaster Guidelines, can we expect a feature to be added in Google Webmaster Central where it could help the webmasters learn what the issue was?

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How Google Looks at Spam Complaints

Google’s Matt Cutts answered a user question about how the company handles spam complaints in the most recent video upload to the Google Webmaster Central YouTube Channel. More specifically, the question was:

Is there a minimum number of spam complaints about a domain and/or SERP before Google reviews the complaint? Presumably you get thousands of spam complaints daily, are these sorted into any order to be reviewed? The most popular first?

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Digg Nofollow Links: Matt Cutts Approved

Yesterday, Digg announced that it was changing the way it handles some links with regards to the nofollow attribute. The point of the changes is to cut down on Digg spam. Digg is now adding rel="nofollow" to any external link that they aren’t sure they can "vouch for." This means:

    – External links from comments
    – External links from user profiles

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Is PageRank Affected by Google Links?

In the latest Google Webmaster Central YouTube Channel upload from Matt Cutts, he talks about whether or not Google places value on its own links with regards to Pagerank. Cutts took on the following user question:

Question: Does Google value its own links for PR/Linkjuice? Google Bookmarks, Google Profiles, etc. Reason – Google links never appear in Webmaster Tools.

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Chrome To Come Aboard Sony Computers

People who buy new Sony computers may now get an introduction to Google Chrome as part of the deal.  Google and Sony have sealed a deal that will see Chrome preinstalled on some Sony products. 

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Matt Cutts Talks Google Caffeine Update

Update: Hear what Matt Cutts has to say about Caffeine in this exclusive interview with WebProNews:

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Matt Cutts Talks Video Universal Search Ranking

As you may know, Google’s Matt Cutts frequently answers user questions by posting videos to the Google Webmaster Central YouTube channel, and the latest one he tackled has to do with videos ranking for universal search on Google. Here is the question that Cutts received:

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Google’s Matt Cutts on .com Relevancy in UK

Some UK Google users have noticed that search results pages are showing more results from .com sites these days, than in the past. They are used to sites getting better rank, and assuming that they are more relevant to their geographic location.

Certainly in some cases the site would be more relevant to a UK searcher, but that is not always the case. Google’s Matt Cutts has posted a video in which he answers a question on this subject from a user. The question was:

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Do Meta Geo Tags Influence Google?

Google’s Matt Cutts frequently posts useful tips for webmasters on the Google Webmaster Central YouTube channel. The short clips generally offer valuable nuggets of info that can have an impact on your site’s performance in Google.

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Matt Cutts Discusses “Google’s Microsoft Moment”

As just about everybody knows, Google takes great care of its employees, has been something of a media darling, and uses "don’t be evil" as the first three words of its official Code of Conduct.  However, Google’s not perfect, and Matt Cutts recently discussed a few potential problems related to its image.

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Can a Redesign Affect Your Search Engine Rankings?

Google’s Matt Cutts has an interesting video up (one of many) on the Google Webmaster Central YouTube channel that deals with switching to a new content management system and how that can affect search engine rankings. Someone asks:

We are changing a farily large HTML site to CMS. What are the essentials to keep in mind so that we do not lose our search rankings?

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Matt Cutts Answers Questions About Directories and Ranking

As you may know, Google’s Matt Cutts frequently answers questions from Google users on the Google Webmaster Central YouTube channel. There are a couple recent ones in which he addresses questions about directories and how they contribute to a site’s rankings.

The first question is:

Will Google consider Yahoo! Directory and BOTW (Best of the Web) as sources of paid links? If no, why is this different from another site that sells links?

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Google Wants the Web to Function Like a Magazine

Google has begun an initiative to help webmasters all over the web make their sites faster, and in turn make the entire web faster for everybody. This would reflect Google Co-founder Larry Page’s vision of people being about to surf the web as quickly as if they were flipping through the pages of a magazine.

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Google’s No-Follow Changes Explained

Last Tuesday, we discussed the idea of Google potentially making some changes to PageRank and it’s relationship to no-follow – particularly in the context of PageRank sculpting.

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Hear What Matt Cutts and Carol Bartz Have to Say

There are a few interesting videos currently floating around right now that I thought would be worth sharing here. The first one is from Google’s Matt Cutts at a site review session at Google I/O. The second one is of Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz at the All Things Digital Conference, and the third is the recent LinkedIn Tech Talk event.

Matt Cutts

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Do You Think Google Favors Big Brands?

As you may know, Google’s Matt Cutts regularly answers user questions in the form of YouTube videos at Google’s Webmaster Central channel. One recent question he took on goes:

As far as big brands go, why is it that they seem to do well irregardless of relevance, content or links when analyzing keyword placement in search engine result pages?

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Was Microsoft’s Bingathon a Success?

Last night Hulu ran the live telethon style infomercial for Bing called the "Bingathon".

So how did it perform?

Well, it appears nothing "official" has been released yet. So let’s see what some Twitter users (a co-host, industry professionals and everyday users) are saying about the Bingathon.

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Does Google Recognize the Name of Your Business?

People misspell their search engine queries all the time. That is why it can be incredibly helpful when Google steps and offers "did you mean suggestions."

Google actually offers a few different spell-check features in its search results. These come with the internal codenames: "Did you mean," "Chameleon" (mid-page suggestions), and "Spellmeleon," where a couple results are shown for the corrected query.

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Google PageRank: Sullivan & Cutts discuss nofollow

PageRank sculpting is a pretty advanced SEO tactic, and it has been widely used by SEO pros since Google’s Matt Cutts described its use on YouTube, giving the strategy the official green light. At SMX Advanced in Seattle, the same harbinger of Google insider information offered a stunning revelation: Google changed the way it handled link structures intended for sculpting.

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Cutts Explains How Blogs Can Rank Higher In Google

If you want your blog to do better in Google’s search results, Matt Cutts recommends WordPress. According to a presentation Google’s Webspam captain gave at WordCamp San Francisco, Word Press takes care of about 80-90 percent of SEO mechanics.

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How to Avoid Google Penalties with AJAX and display:none

As you may have read about by now, Google’s Matt Cutts participated in a fairly lengthy Q&A session at SMX Advanced in Seattle. One interesting question that Matt got was about how webmasters should deal with display:none and AJAX without being penalized by Google.

Cutts recommends making sure that whenever you write your own mouseover code that you don’t roll your own custom solution, which he says might do some really weird things that nobody else has done before.

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Matt Cutts Tweets About Bing

Everybody’s talking about Bing today since the Microsoft’s new search engine became unexpectedly available on a widescale. That includes Google, and more specifically Matt Cutts.

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Google Talks About the Links-for-Money Spectrum

In a Q&A session at SMX Advanced in Seattle, Google’s Matt Cutts talked at length about paid links. He was asked several questions about this.

Google recently announced it is now reading javascript and acting upon it. In the past, the advice given out has been if you have paid links, you should either nofollow those paid links or use javascript because Google didn’t read it.

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Duplicate Content Not An Everyday Problem

If you’re responsible for a handful of blogs or sites, and have been wearing holes in a thesaurus to avoid using the same phrase twice, rest easy.  At SMX Advanced, Matt Cutts said some things about duplicate content that should comfort the average blogger or small business owner.

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How Google Handles Google Bowling

In a Q&A session at SMX Advanced in Seattle, Google’s Matt Cutts was asked the following question:

How does Google look at the issue that I can buy suspect links and point them to my competitor? How does your algorithm track that?

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Matt Cutts Opens Up About Google Penalties

Not long ago, another installment of the wacky car race known as the LeMons was held.  Rule-breakers are penalized by being forced to do things like paint Bob Ross landscapes on their hoods and participate in conga lines.  Google’s punishment system isn’t quite as obvious, though, so Matt Cutts discussed the matter at SMX Advanced.

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Matt Cutts on Overlooked Items from Searchology

Yesterday Google held its Searchology event and announced a number of new things. The big announcements, which were widely covered included:

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Matt Cutts on Google Announcement Timing

Google has been accused of stealing the thunder of others on numerous occasions. The most recent example cited in a post from the VP of Marketing for Blekko is Google’s structured data product, which WebProNews covered here.

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Google Referral Change Linked to Faster Search Results Experiment

This week, it was announced that Google was making changes to search referral URLs. Basically, where URLs looked like this before:

They will start looking more like this:

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Matt Cutts Answers Canonicalization Tag Question

Google’s Matt Cutts continues to post helpful videos at Google’s Webmaster Central YouTube channel, in which he answers user questions. The latest question he tackles comes from a guy in Chicago who asks:

Does the new canonicalization tag make it safe to add tracking arguments to some of my internal links without fear that Google will split the quality signals between the two addresses?

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Matt Cutts on Google Spelling Corrections

On Google’s Webmaster Central YouTube Channel, Matt Cutts frequently answers questions from users in short clips. In one in particular, he answers the following user question:

Recently, Google has been more proactive in providing results that feature "corrected" spellings. In what way will smart guesses be employed in search results in the future? Can we expect more synonyms in search results, for example?

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Matt Cutts on Social Media Links in Google

Google’s Matt Cutts has really been taking the bull by the horns when it comes to reaching out to the community. He’s posted another answer to a user question (yesterday we looked at his response to one about Google’s spell corrections) via YouTube video.

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Google’s Matt Cutts Answers Link: Operator Questions

Google’s Matt Cutts has posted a video in which he responds to user questions regarding Google’s [link:] search operator. He answers the following two questions:

– How accurate is Google’s backlink-check (link:…)? Are all nofollow backlinks filtered out or why does Yahoo/MSN show quite more backlink results?

– If you have inbound links from reputable sites, but those sites don’t show up in a search, does this mean you aren’t getting any "credit" in Google’s eyes for having inbound links?

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Matt Cutts Provides Another Chrome Market Share Update

Although it’s possible to quibble over percentage points, Google Chrome appears to be moving in a positive direction.  Matt Cutts gathered together statistics from several sources, and all of them indicate that Google’s seven-month-old browser is gaining market share.

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Google Launching Friend Connect API

At PubCon Matt Cutts just announced the launch of the Google Friend Connect API. It let’s you copy javascript and make your blog more social.

Editor’s note: How do you think the launch of the Google Friend Connect API will affect data portability? Share your thoughts. WebProNews anchor Abby Jonnson spoke with Cutts at the conference:

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Google Won’t Remove Pages About You

If you’ve been involved with the web for any significant amount of time, there is a good chance  there may be pages up somewhere that you’re not thrilled about, but are out of your power to remove. Whether it is a page you made in high school or somebody else talking smack about you, you’re concerned about your online reputation (as you should be) and would like to see the page removed from Google’s index altogether.

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Create Trust, Reduce Spam with Google Friend Connect API

Yesterday, at PubCon South, Matt Cutts talked about Google Launching the Google Friend Connect API. Shortly after WebProNews broke this story, Cutts sat down with our own Abby Johnson for an exclusive interview in which he discussed the API launch in a litle more detail.

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Bloggers Battle Over Sponsored Conversations

A Forrester report released yesterday kicked off once again the debate over paying bloggers to write about products and companies. Blogging purists, new media marketing experts, and Google’s Matt Cutts have all weighed in, indicating this is hardly a debate that will soon be put to rest.

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Google On Limiting Links

As you may or may not be aware, Google recommends keeping the number of links on any given page to under 100. This recommendation can be found among Google’s webmaster guidelines under the Design and Content Guidelines section.

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Google’s Matt Cutts on Canonical Again

Matt Cutts is getting in the habit of posting helpful videos along with accompanying slideshows. He has continued this tradition today with one of each on the recently announced Canonical Link element introduced jointly among Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft (Cutts notes that Ask has gotten on board as well).

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Google’s Matt Cutts Talks State of the Index

You may recall a little over a month ago Matt Cutts from Google’s Search Quality Team talked about Google getting more transparent this year and making his talks from conferences available online so that everyone can easily see what he has to say.

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Canonical Tag Announced: Google’s Matt Cutts Interviewed

Google’s Cutts Apologizes For Paid Post Snafu

Jaws dropped last week upon the news Google penalized its own Japanese site in Google search results after discovering Google Japan participated in a pay-per-post blogging scheme. WebProNews Video caught up with Google’s anti-spam-team captain, Matt Cutts, who offers his apologies.

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Cutts, Google Defend And Promote Knol

It seems that Google didn’t miss Knol by accident when the company was killing Dodgeball, Jaiku, and other services two weeks ago.  Matt Cutts has stepped forward to defend the would-be Wikipedia competitor, and a new contest aims to spark a bit of interest in it.

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What SEOs Want from Google’s Webspam Team in ’09


UPDATE: Cutts has tallied the demands so far and shares them in a list here.

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Google to be More Transparent in 2009

Matt Cutts of Google’s Search Quality Team made a post on the Google Webmaster Blog indicating that a goal of his this year is to make Google more transparent and to communicate more.

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Cutts Confirms Google Toolbar PR Update

A week or so ago, some people noticed some updates to Google Toolbar PageRank scores. It was unconfirmed however if this was an official update. Matt Cutts eventually confirmed on Twitter that it was indeed a Google update.

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Matt Cutts Discusses Chrome’s Shortcomings

Six days ago, Google took the "beta" tag off its Chrome browser.  Several improvements were announced at the same time.  Still, not many people will claim that Chrome is perfect, and Matt Cutts has gone to the trouble of identifying 10 issues on his blog.

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What Google

WebProNews’ Mike McDonald caught up with Matt Cutts of Google at the Hofbrau Haus in Las Vegas during PubCon to get his views on a number of topics.

Is Ranking Dead?

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New Paid Links Service Sparks More Debate

InLinksQuite a storm of debate has erupted over a new service called InLinks – essentially a paid text link service that allegedly makes it hard for Google (and other search engines) to detect them. And mouths of  Internet marketers begin to salivate.

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Google Getting Freer With Sitelinks

Subdirectories appear to be getting some respect.  Although there hasn’t been any sort of conclusive announcement, sitelinks – those nice little link collections that appear beneath some search results – are becoming more prevalent.

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Matt Cutts Defends Google Docs

Google Docs has been the subject of some not-great press over the past week or so; a ClickStream study, in particular, suggested that the productivity offering has been ignored by a lot of people.  But Matt Cutts has stepped forward with some new statistics, and it seems that the market share of Google Docs may not be quite so slim, after all.

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Matt Cutts Likes To Play With Spammers

Well now that the Yahoo deal fell through, some are looking for their own opportunities to team up with Google. One such person is a guy named Rob.

Matt Cutts shared a humorous experience on his blog about a guy who wants to "purchase advertising space".  Matt shares the initial email:

    Dear Webmaster,

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Matt Cutts, Hitwise Check In On Google Chrome

Like its metallic namesake, Google’s browser named Chrome attracted a lot of attention at first, then seemed to lose its shine and fall out of favor.  Still, Hitwise found a surprising side effect of Chrome’s introduction, and Matt Cutts believes that it’s solid in most fundamental senses.

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Cutts: Look For New Toolbar PageRanks Soon

Users of the Google Toolbar will see updated PageRank values for websites become available over the next few days.

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Cutts Nips Net Neutrality Conspiracy Theory

Be careful with Google conspiracy accusations; Matt Cutts might make an example of you. After being accused of blocking anti-Net Neutrality pages on the Progress and Freedom Foundation site, Cutts gloats over data to the contrary on his blog.

Brett Glass, via Dan Farber’s Interesting People mailing list, discovered only pages on’s website pertaining to Network Neutrality were flagged by Google as hosting malware. Once flagged, Google gandalfs the old "you shall not pass" command, barring searchers from accessing the infected page via search results.

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Paid Link Reporting Spurs Furious Debate

Matt Cutts posted a note about Google being in position to handle paid link report submissions from the Internet community; Michael Gray complained about the fairness of the request.

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Got Text Input? Better Check For Holes

Google’s noteworthy antispam engineer Matt Cutts discussed the issue of cross-site scripting (XSS) flaws, as vulnerable sites have infected pages popping up in the dominant search engine’s results pages.

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