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Google Penguin Update 2.1 Is Bigger Than Your Average Penguin Refresh

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 in the comments. This is the first official Penguin announcement we’ve seen since Google revealed its initial Penguin revamp, with …

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Matt Cutts Tells You Why Your Site’s PageRank Isn’t Changing (Kind Of)

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 occurred on Sunday (via Barry Schwartz): @NielsBoschh I would be surprised if that happened. — Matt Cutts (@mattcutts) October 6, …

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Matt Cutts Indicates You Should Not Hold Your Breath For A PageRank Update

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 from Cutts to a question about it: @NielsBoschh I would be surprised if that happened. — Matt Cutts (@mattcutts) October …

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Google: Don’t Use Nofollow On Internal Links

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 page/ Does it really make a difference? “Okay, so let me give you the rules of thumb,’ he begins. “I’ve …

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Don’t Worry About Google Penalties From Invalid HTML (At Least for Right Now)

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 in a new Webmaster Help video. Cutts was answering the following submitted question: Does the crawler really care about valid …

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Google Reportedly Kills Link Network Ghost Rank 2.0

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, when he tweeted: Thinking of ghost-related puns for a spam network. "They try to look super natural, but using them …

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Matt Cutts Talks Duplicate Content Once Again

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 concerned that pages listing the “ingredients” of said product will be seen as duplicate content, this one’s for you. Cutts …

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Google: No Duplicate Content Issues With IPv4, IPv6

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 now closer than ever to switching to IPv6, could you please share some info on how Google will evaluate websites. …

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Here’s A New Panda Video From Matt Cutts

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 process, and if her site was already hit, how will she know if she has recovered? Cutts begins, “I think …

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Google Admits Link Mistake, Probably Won’t Help Webmaster Link Hysteria

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, but how do we know? It’s concerning that we’re seeing these stories appear so close together. Do you think this …

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Matt Cutts On When Nofollow Links Can Still Get You A Manual Penalty

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 Timmy: I’m building links, not for SEO but to try and generate direct traffic, if these links are no-follow am …

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Google’s Matt Cutts Talks Auto-Generated Pages

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 Webmaster Help Video in response to the user-submitted question: What does Google do against sites that have a script that …

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