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Google Announces Opt-Out Tool To Keep Content Out Of Its Specialized Search Engines Google Announces Opt-Out Tool To Keep Content Out Of Its Specialized Search Engines
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Google has launched a new way for sites to opt out of having their content show up in Google Shopping, Advisor, Flights, Hotels, and Google+ Local search. Matt Cutts announced the feature in a very brief post on the Google …

Getting Google Rankings Back After Site Downtime Getting Google Rankings Back After Site Downtime
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The latest Google Webmaster Help video deals with getting your site’s rankings back after experiencing some downtime. Google’s Matt Cutts will often provides answers to his own questions in these videos. This time the question comes from Googler Pierre Far, …

Google: We Still Need Text To Index Your Content Google: We Still Need Text To Index Your Content
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Google’s latest Webmaster Help video discusses Google’s need for text in indexing content. Matt Cutts responds to a question about how important text is in getting Google to understand their site. The user has a site that is mostly made …

Google: If We Mistakenly Penalize You For Paid Links, There Would Be A ‘Ton Of Collateral Damage’ Google: If We Mistakenly Penalize You For Paid Links, There Would Be A ‘Ton Of Collateral Damage’
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There has been a lot of talk about Google and paid links in the news lately, so it’s only fitting that they’re the topic of the latest Webmaster Help video from the company. In this one, Matt Cutts responds to …

Matt Cutts On Google’s Handling Of Single-Page Sites Matt Cutts On Google’s Handling Of Single-Page Sites
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Google has released its latest Webmaster Help video. This time, Matt Cutts discusses single-page sites, and how Google handles them. Specifically, he responds to the following user-submitted question: What does Google think of single-page websites? They are becoming more complex …

Matt Cutts: Panda Update Coming Friday, ‘Big’ Penguin Update Later This Year Matt Cutts: Panda Update Coming Friday, ‘Big’ Penguin Update Later This Year
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According to Google webspam head Matt Cutts, we can expect the next Panda refresh to occur within the next few days. Speaking at the SMX conference, Cutts said that the next Panda update will take place this Friday, March 15th …

Matt Cutts Talks Location And ccTLDs Matt Cutts Talks Location And ccTLDs
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In Google’s latest Webmaster Help video, Matt Cutts discusses location and ccTLDs. Specifically, he responds to the following user-submitted question: We have a vanity domain (http://ran.ge) that unfortunately isn’t one of the generic TLDs, which means we can’t set our …

Matt Cutts Says You Should Use Autocompletetype On Web Forms Matt Cutts Says You Should Use Autocompletetype On Web Forms

In the latest Webmaster Help video, Google’s Matt Cutts answers his own question: Can you explain a little bit about the proposed “autocompletetype” attribute? Is this something I should add on my web forms? “The basic idea is lots of …

Google Shares Stats About Its Spam Messages Google Shares Stats About Its Spam Messages
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Google has released a new Webmaster Help video. This time, Matt Cutts shares some statistics about the messages it sends webmasters. The video is a response to this user-submitted question: You’ve been sending us various kinds of messages via WMT …

Wondering What Percentage Of PageRank Disappears Through 301 Redirects? Wondering What Percentage Of PageRank Disappears Through 301 Redirects?
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Google’s Matt Cutts discusses loss of PageRank from 301 redirects in the latest Webmaster Help video. Specifically, he answers the following user-submitted question: Roughly what percentage of PageRank is lost through a 301 redirect? After providing some history about the …

Google Talks About Phone Number Spam Again Google Talks About Phone Number Spam Again

Nearly a year ago, Google’s Matt Cutts took to Google+ to discuss phone number spam. “I wanted to clarify a quick point: when people search for a phone number and land on a page like the one below, it’s not …

For Developing News Stories, Google Says It Prefers One Page To Separate Articles For Developing News Stories, Google Says It Prefers One Page To Separate Articles
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After taking a month off, Google’s Matt Cutts is back online, and has put out a new Webmaster Help video. This one talks about news sites, and how to approach developing stories. The user-submitted question being addressed is: Do you …

Matt Cutts Goes Back In Time To Tell Gmail User About Old Feature Matt Cutts Goes Back In Time To Tell Gmail User About Old Feature
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Google’s Matt Cutts has proven once again that no user-submitted question is too mundane to warrant an answer. In the latest “Webmaster Help” video, Cutts semi-mockingly responds to the question: It would be a really great feature to mark an …

Google On How To Figure Out Which Links To Remove Google On How To Figure Out Which Links To Remove
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For the past year or so, webmasters have been receiving a great deal of messages from Google about unnatural links pointing to their sites. You may know exactly which links Google doesn’t like, but there’s also a good chance you …

Here’s Why Google Doesn’t Turn Off Toolbar PageRank Here’s Why Google Doesn’t Turn Off Toolbar PageRank
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Now that Google’s Matt Cutts is back online, he’s been steadily putting out new Webmaster Help videos on a daily basis. It will be interesting to see how long this continues. Today’s is particularly timely considering Google just pushed out …

Matt Cutts Talks Referer Spam In Latest Video Matt Cutts Talks Referer Spam In Latest Video
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Google’s Matt Cutts is back online, and cranking out the Webmaster Help videos. He tweeted a link to the second of the latest series today, and this one is about referer spam coming from a YouTube video. The user-submitted question …

Matt Cutts Gives Webmasters Extended Dinosaur Impersonation For Christmas Matt Cutts Gives Webmasters Extended Dinosaur Impersonation For Christmas
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In case you have been enjoying the holidays, and not worrying about Google and Matt Cutts for a week or two, you may have missed the latest “Webmaster Help” video, which the company posted to YouTube on Christmas. If you …

Google Claims To Be “Very Resistant” To Negative SEO Google Claims To Be “Very Resistant” To Negative SEO
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Negative SEO has been a big topic in the search industry this year, particularly since the Penguin update and Google’s link warnings to webmasters. Many have wondered how easy it would be for their competitors to trick Google into making …

How To Rank #1 In Google: The Best Of Matt Cutts 2012 How To Rank #1 In Google: The Best Of Matt Cutts 2012
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Google’s Matt Cutts has been putting out Webmaster Help videos for years now, answering questions from webmasters who want to learn more about optimizing for Google search results. Sometimes these videos are really helpful. Sometimes, perhaps, not as much. Either …

Matt Cutts Offers Holiday Security Tips, Impersonates Dinosaur Matt Cutts Offers Holiday Security Tips, Impersonates Dinosaur
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Google has put out a new Webmaster Help video. This time, it’s just Matt Cutts offering some “holiday tips,” which simply advise you to take security precautions with your data, and use Google’s Chrome browser. As an added bonus, he …

Matt Cutts Is Surprised People Are Still Being Duped By “Dog Fart Jr.” Matt Cutts Is Surprised People Are Still Being Duped By “Dog Fart Jr.”
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Google has put out a new Webmaster Help video. This time, Matt Cutts shares his biggest surprise of the year for the web spam team. “I would probably say the sheer number of people who continued to be snookered by …