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Matt Cutts Sheds More Light On Google’s Quality Raters Process Matt Cutts Sheds More Light On Google’s Quality Raters Process
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Internet marketer Jennifer Ledbetter (otherwise known as PotPieGirl) wrote a post last month about the Google Quality Raters (you know, those people Google’s Matt Cutts and Amit Singhal talked about in that famous Wired interview about the Panda update, which …

Google Panda Update: Antitrust Connections Being Tossed Around Google Panda Update: Antitrust Connections Being Tossed Around
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Ah, the Google Panda update. The search story of the year. It just won’t leave the news will it? As recently reported, Google could be facing a massive fine over antitrust complaints in Europe. The European Commission is expected to …

Yahoo Gets Rid of 75,000 Associated Content Articles, Launches Yahoo Voices Yahoo Gets Rid of 75,000 Associated Content Articles, Launches Yahoo Voices
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Yahoo has now decided to follow Demand Media’s lead by deleting 75,000 articles from Associated Content, and is even going so far as to change Associated Content new a new network called Yahoo Voices. In a post on Yahoo’s Yodel …

Helium Account Balances Appear Negative for Writers Helium Account Balances Appear Negative for Writers
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Writing community Helium is apparently having some issues in the writers’ payments department. If you’re not familiar with Helium otherwise, WebProNews readers may remember the site being discussed in the wake of Google’s Panda update. It’s a user generated content …

Google Has “Exciting” Scraper Related Stuff in the Pipeline Google Has “Exciting” Scraper Related Stuff in the Pipeline
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Google Webmaster Central tweeted out a new Matt Cutts video today, discussing the Panda update and scrapers. The specific question addressed is: “I understand that the recent farmer update (Panda) gives a penalty for poor content. Given the penalty scrapers …

Why Is Your Website Lagging? Why Is Your Website Lagging?
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How fast does your site load when visitors access it? Does it make users — and potential customers — wait or does it pop right up? If so, are simply blaming the hosting service, and/or the ISP and ignoring the …

Google Panda Update: Tweak Launched November 18 Google Panda Update: Tweak Launched November 18
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Google tweeted out sometime on Friday that there was a tweak to Panda that affects less than 1% of searches. Here’s the tweet, in the form of a “weather report”:

Google Search and Advertising News You Don’t Want to Miss Google Search and Advertising News You Don’t Want to Miss
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There have been a lot of major points of discussion surrounding Google and the company’s impact on businesses, marketers and websites over the course of this past week, and that includes things on both the search side of things as …

Google Panda’s Beauty Pageant For Geeks Google Panda’s Beauty Pageant For Geeks
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Editor’s Note: The author of this post, Morris Rosenthal, runs Foner Books – a site which was heavily impacted by Google’s Panda update. WebProNews took a closer look at his story here. It’s an interesting look at how a legitimate …

Google Algorithms in Testing Look At Ads On Page Google Algorithms in Testing Look At Ads On Page
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Google’s Matt Cutts and Amit Singhal spoke at PubCon today about search quality. They said a lot of things, but one thing that stood out was that Google is looking to penalize sites that show too many ads that make …

Hitler Not a Fan of the Google Panda Update Hitler Not a Fan of the Google Panda Update
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If you use the Internet, there’s a good chance you’ve seen or at least heard of the “Hitler Reacts” videos. There are a ton of them. Just go to YouTube and search “Hitler reacts” or “Hitler’s reaction” and you’ll see …

Mahalo Goes into App Business After Being Victimized By Panda Mahalo Goes into App Business After Being Victimized By Panda
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You may recall earlier this year, in the early days of the Google Panda Update, that it was costing some people their jobs. In fact, we’ve seen scattered reports on this note throughout the year. One of the more publicized …

PRWeb Discusses Panda Impact PRWeb Discusses Panda Impact
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Press release distribution services BusinessWire and PRNewswire were both cited as losers in search visibility by the hands of Google’s Panda Update, by data released by Searchmetrics throughout the year. However, PRWeb, another service in this category, appears to have …

Google: No Panda Tweak on October 20 Google: No Panda Tweak on October 20
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Yesterday, we reported that there was some suspicion from webmasters that Google had tweaked the Panda Update yet again on October 20. Barry Schwartz at Search Engine Roundtable, who pointed to some of this discussion in the WebmasterWorld forums dubbed …

Google Panda Update: Another Tweak Suspected Google Panda Update: Another Tweak Suspected
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It looks like webmasters recently felt the affects of another Google Panda Update tweak. Since what’s come to be known as version 2.5, Google has been making tweaks to it as promised, and these tweaks continue to help some sites …

eHow Suffers Temporary Traffic Glitch eHow Suffers Temporary Traffic Glitch
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Demand Media announced that eHow’s traffic experienced a decline, but that the company believes this “is temporary and was the result of an internal technical issue.” “The technical issue has recently been remediated,” the company said, indicating this was not …

Google Tells You Exactly Where To Let Them Know When You’ve Been Hit By Panda Google Tells You Exactly Where To Let Them Know When You’ve Been Hit By Panda
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Google’s Kaspar Szymanski wrote a Google+ update yesterday afternoon, “Here’s the uber long thread on #Google webmaster help forum; if you think your legitimate, original content site has been affected by our #Panda update please feel free to let us …

Google Panda Update: More Recovery Stories Google Panda Update: More Recovery Stories
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Google’s Panda update has been shaking up the web for better or worse all year, and for the longest time, there wasn’t a whole lot in the way of recovery stories. Eventually, we started to hear about some – perhaps …

Google Panda Update: Cutts Confirms Another Tweak Google Panda Update: Cutts Confirms Another Tweak
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As previously reported, Google’s Matt Cutts tweeted out on October 5 to “expect some Panda-related flux in the next few weeks, but will have less impact than previous updates (~2%).” SearchMetrics has since shared numbers for sites it found to …

Does SEO Help Or Hurt User Experience? Does SEO Help Or Hurt User Experience?
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Jeremy Schoemaker, who runs the popular Shoemoney blog, wrote a post about a year and a half ago called “Where My Hatred of SEO Comes From“. It’s basically about site owners who put more effort into pleasing the search algorithms …

Former eHow Owner Impressed With Site’s Direction Former eHow Owner Impressed With Site’s Direction
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Demand Media’s eHow site is no stranger to controversy. It’s often been criticized for saturating the web with content of questionable quality, but the company has heard these complaints loud and clear, and has been making numerous efforts to bring …