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Do Your Blog Comments Have Search Ranking Value? Do Your Blog Comments Have Search Ranking Value?
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When Google unleashed the Panda update, it waged war on “thin” content in its search results. Google wants to provide pages that offer information valuable to searchers, as opposed to content that was hastily thrown together. It’s easy to hear …

Google Panda Update Refresh Coming In A Week Or So [Report] Google Panda Update Refresh Coming In A Week Or So [Report]
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Earlier this month, Google announced that it rolled out a data refresh for the Panda update. It sounds like they’re getting ready to launch another one in about a week (or maybe a bit longer). Barry Schwartz at Search Engine …

This Google Panda “Victim” Just Posted Record Revenue And Profitability This Google Panda “Victim” Just Posted Record Revenue And Profitability
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The Google Panda update, originally unleashed in early 2011, continues to take its toll on the Internet, for better or for worse (most would probably say better). While there are frequently rumors about new updates or refreshes to Panda, the …

Google Panda Update Data Refresh Is Rolling Out Google Panda Update Data Refresh Is Rolling Out
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Update: What do you know? They just formally announced it (and it’s just a data refresh, not an actual update): Follow @google A Googler @google Panda data refresh rolling out. ~1.1% of English queries noticeably affected. More context: http://t.co/QqlpqTmk  Reply …

Matt Cutts Talks Quality Raters’ Impact On Algorithms, Says Guidelines May Be Made Public Matt Cutts Talks Quality Raters’ Impact On Algorithms, Says Guidelines May Be Made Public
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While it has been known that Google’s “quality raters” (the people who judge sets of search results behind the scenes) don’t directly influence Google’s algorithms, there is still a misconception out there to the contrary. Nobody at Google (as far …

Google Panda Update: Rumors Surface Of One Launching Last Week Google Panda Update: Rumors Surface Of One Launching Last Week
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This is pretty commonplace now, but there are rumors going around that Google may have launched a Panda update last week. Barry Schwartz at Search Engine Roundtable links to WebmasterWorld, where these rumors are often born. Sometimes they turn out …

Google’s 7-Result SERPs Having A Bigger Effect On Sites Than Panda? Google’s 7-Result SERPs Having A Bigger Effect On Sites Than Panda?
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Google has been making it harder to get first-page rankings. That’s not just because all of the algorithm updates the search giant keeps launching, an increased emphasis on “answers” results, which require users to click over to other sites less …

Google EMD Update: It Will Be Back Repeatedly Google EMD Update: It Will Be Back Repeatedly
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Not that this will come as much of a surprise, but Google’s EMD update, which Matt Cutts announced a week ago, will be an ongoing, periodic update, much like our other algorithmic friends Panda and Penguin. Danny Sullivan confirmed as …

Google Page Quality Algorithm Changes Don’t Always Come Under The Panda Label Google Page Quality Algorithm Changes Don’t Always Come Under The Panda Label
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When it comes down to it, most of the signals Google uses to rank the web’s content are rooted in quality. Google’s constantly changing algorithms are specifically geared towards creating a higher quality search experience for its users. Not everyone …

Google: By The Way, A Panda Update Is Rolling Out Alongside The EMD Update Google: By The Way, A Panda Update Is Rolling Out Alongside The EMD Update
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Last Friday, Google announced the EMD update. It was billed as a small and minor update, but the effects seemed to be fairly large, with many webmasters claiming to have been hit. Google’s Matt Cutts made it a point to …

Google Panda Update: Refresh Is Rolling Out Google Panda Update: Refresh Is Rolling Out
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Google announced that a data refresh is rolling out for Panda, and that webmasters should expect “some flux” over the next few days. Here’s a tweet Google just posted: Follow @google A Googler @google Panda refresh is rolling out—expect some …

Google Panda Update: Some Wonder If One Just Happened Google Panda Update: Some Wonder If One Just Happened
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Some webmasters suspect that Google may have launched a new significant Panda update. This kind of suspicion is fairly common. Sometimes it turns out to be accurate, and sometimes not so much. Barry Schwartz at Search Engine Roundtable, who regularly …

Google Panda Update: Data Refresh Launched Monday Google Panda Update: Data Refresh Launched Monday
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Google tweeted today that it launched a data refresh for the Panda update on Monday. According to the company, about 1% of queries were noticeably affected. Follow @google A Googler @google Panda data refresh this past Monday. ~1% of queries …

Here’s What Google Has Been Doing For Quality (And Panda) For The Past Two Months Here’s What Google Has Been Doing For Quality (And Panda) For The Past Two Months
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Google finally released its big lists of algorithm changes for the months of June and July, after an unexplained delay. In all, there were 86 changes on the lists to dig through, and we’re still analyzing them. In this post, …

Google Algorithm Changes For June: What’s On The List? Google Algorithm Changes For June: What’s On The List?
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In what Google called an effort to be more transparent, the company began posting monthly lists of algorithm changes, highlighting some of the things it has done to improve the quality of search results and/or the user experience. There are …

Google Panda Update: New Data Refresh Rolls Out Google Panda Update: New Data Refresh Rolls Out
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Google tweeted late last night that it has begun rolling out a new data refresh of the Panda update. The refresh affects about 1% of search results in a noticeable way, according to the company. Follow @google A Googler @google …

Google Just Rocked Nearly 1% Of Search Queries With A Panda Refresh Google Just Rocked Nearly 1% Of Search Queries With A Panda Refresh
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Google announced that it has pushed a new data refresh for the Panda update, which originally launched in February of last year. This is the second such refresh this month. On June 12, Google tweeted that a refresh was rolling …

Matt Cutts: Google’s Updates Are Car Parts, Data Refreshes Are Gas Matt Cutts: Google’s Updates Are Car Parts, Data Refreshes Are Gas
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Google frequently updates its algorithm, and sometimes these updates have huge effects on numerous sites. Panda and Penguin are two of the most well-known these days. Google also launches regular data refreshes for these updates. While even these data refreshes …

Google Panda Update: Another Claims Recovery Google Panda Update: Another Claims Recovery
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Another webmaster claims to have recovered from the Google Panda update. Like the rumors about actual updates (or refreshes) occurring, it’s probably best to take this with a grain of salt, because there are so many factors at play, and …

Google Panda Update: Google Rolls Out Data Refresh Google Panda Update: Google Rolls Out Data Refresh
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Google just announced via Twitter that it started rolling out a Panda refresh on Friday. According to the company, less than 1% of queries are noticeably affected in the U.S. Worldwide, 1% are apparently affected. Google told us earlier this …

Google: There Hasn’t Been Another Panda Update Google: There Hasn’t Been Another Panda Update
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As reported, webmasters have been speculating that there may have been another Panda update based on some significant changes in referrals. We asked Google to confirm one way or the other. A Google spokesperson simply tells us, “There hasn’t been.” …