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Google and Bing Changes You Need to Know About Google and Bing Changes You Need to Know About
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There have been a whole lot of announcements from the major search engines this week, that all webmasters should be aware of – especially from Google, because while its market share may have slipped slightly (while Bing-powered search has grown …

Steve Nash, The Winklevoss Twins & Matt Cutts Steve Nash, The Winklevoss Twins & Matt Cutts

I’m going to test a video roundup-style article looking at some of the more interesting videos we come across in tech, marketing and business on any given day. If the response is good, we’ll continue to do this. There is …

Reasons Why Google Toolbar PageRank Would Drop, According to Google Reasons Why Google Toolbar PageRank Would Drop, According to Google
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Google’s Matt Cutts posted one of his webmaster help videos discussing Google Toolbar PageRank, why it’s only updated a few times a year, and why webmasters might see their PageRank drop. He also talks about how to get back in …

Google’s Own PageRank Drops Google’s Own PageRank Drops
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Yesterday, it was reported that Google had updated PageRank. People took to the forums to share their new PageRank numbers – many of which had increased. It appears, however, that Google’s own PageRank has gone down from a 10 to …

Google PageRank Gets an Update, +1 Button Goes Worldwide Google PageRank Gets an Update, +1 Button Goes Worldwide
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If you’re still obsessing with Google PageRank score, as seen in the Google Toolbar, then you may be interested to know that it’s been updated. If not, you’re not alone. Disregard. Barry Schwartz at Search Engine Roundtable is pointing to …

Think Google PageRank Doesn’t Matter? Think Again.
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It looks like Google wants you to think PR doesn’t matter, but don’t let them fool you! For more than a decade now, Google has been trying to retrieve this metric from the radar of webmasters. That Google has stopped pushing regular updates to their toolbar is one more step in the strategy to convince you that PageRank doesn’t matter anymore.

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

Matt Cutts: Google Probably Won’t Call PageRank Something Else
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Update: Matt Cutts says they probably won’t rename PageRank. However, he agrees with Peter Norvig that people obsess about it too much.

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

How Google Rates Links from Facebook and Twitter
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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?

Google Ditches PageRank in Webmaster Tools
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Google has quietly gotten rid of PageRank in Webmaster Tools. Barry Schwartz at Search Engine Roundtable points to a thread featuring an explanation from Google Webmaster Trends Analyst Susan Moskwa.

Is PageRank Affected by Google Links?
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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.

Google Changes to No-Follow on the Horizon?
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We made a video at SMX Advanced with Stephen Spencer recently where we discussed (among other things) some changes expected(?) to be coming to Google in terms of the no-follow attribute.  These no-follow changes have some pretty significant implications for lots of things, first and foremost though it seems these changes are specifically geared to mitigate, to some degree, the effectiveness of PR sculpting.

Cutts Confirms Google Toolbar PR Update
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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.

BrowseRank The Next PageRank, Says Microsoft
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Cutts: Look For New Toolbar PageRanks Soon
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Users of the Google Toolbar will see updated PageRank values for websites become available over the next few days.

Marketing With Articles

Recently a lot of people have been asking me questions about article marketing: what is it and how does it work?

Article marketing is the act of writing short articles, generally 1,000 words or less, and getting them published on the Web or in ezines. Generally you don’t get paid for these articles, but the ROI is that you get links from the article to your Web site. Since incoming links from relevant Web pages helps your search engine visibility, this is a good thing.

Exclusive: Google Leads People To NoFollow Help Center
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Matt Cutts told Mike McDonald of WebProNews about something new from Google: the search advertising company opened a little help center on the topic of nofollows and links.

10 Ways To Increase Pages Indexed
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For a while now webmasters have fretted over why all of the pages of their website are not indexed. As usual there doesn’t seem to be any definite answer. But some things are definite, if not automatic, and some things seem like pretty darn good guesses.

Addressing Assumptions of the Original PageRank

When the original PageRank algorithm was conceived, it was built around the a mathematical formalization called random walk or RW.

Webmasters Ponder PageRank Discrepancy
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An update to the Google Directory has webmasters puzzling over an apparent discrepancy in PageRank scores.