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Google’s Main Panda Help Thread Gets Split Up Google’s Main Panda Help Thread Gets Split Up
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For over a year, people who think that their site has been unjustly affected by Google’s Panda algorithm update had a centralized place to voice their problems – and with any luck they could receive guidance from other webmasters or …

Google Algorithm Updates Announced: Panda Gets More Sensitive Google Algorithm Updates Announced: Panda Gets More Sensitive
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I wasn’t expecting this to come until early March, since the month isn’t even over yet, but Google has gone ahead and released its monthly list of updates: 40 changes for February. While we’ll take a deeper look into the …

Are Google’s Results Better After A Year Of Panda Updates? Are Google’s Results Better After A Year Of Panda Updates?
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It’s hard to believe that it’s already been a year since Google first launched the Panda update. OK, who am I kidding? It feels like an eternity ago. But it’s been a year. How much work have you done on …

Demand Media: eHow Hasn’t Been Affected By Panda Since July Demand Media: eHow Hasn’t Been Affected By Panda Since July
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I think it’s safe to say that Demand Media has survived the Panda update. The company put out its Q4/full-year 2011 earnings report today, including a 5% quarterly increase in revenue for its content/media business and a 15% year-over-year increase. …

Demand Media Earnings: Content/Media Revenue Up 15% YoY Demand Media Earnings: Content/Media Revenue Up 15% YoY

Demand Media just released its fourth quarter and fiscal 2011 financial results, beating analysts’ expectations, but posting a net loss for the year. The loss includes $5.9 million of “accelerated non-cash amortization expense associated with content intangible assets removed from …

Google Panda Update Addressed In New Google Announcement Google Panda Update Addressed In New Google Announcement
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Google today listed changes it made to its algorithm in January. As previously discussed, the biggest takeaway from that (at least in my opinion) was an increased focus on freshness through not only updates to the “Freshness Update,” but also …

Google Panda Update In “Plain English” [Infographic] Google Panda Update In “Plain English” [Infographic]
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There’s been a lot more going on with Google’s algorithm since the Panda update, but Panda continues on, keeping webmasters on their toes. SingleGrain has attempted to simplify what you need to know about Panda in a new infographic:

Google Panda Update: Not In 2012 To Date [Exclusive] Google Panda Update: Not In 2012 To Date [Exclusive]
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Google was nice enough to let the world know in early December that there would be no Panda updates for the rest of 2011. Having faced backlash from webmasters over previous pre-holiday algorithm changes, namely the Florida update, Google has …

2011: Year Of The (Google) Panda 2011: Year Of The (Google) Panda
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Perhaps the biggest story line in Internet search this year has been the ongoing saga of the Google Panda Update. Let’s recap, and look ahead to next year. Has Panda been the most significant thing to happen in search this …

Panda Bread: The Ultimate Treat For The Panda Enthusiast Panda Bread: The Ultimate Treat For The Panda Enthusiast

In light of the recent announcement that there will be no more Panda updates for the rest of 2011 (I know, a two week break!), where is the panda enthusiast going to get their panda fix? Well here’s one idea: …

Google: No More Panda Updates This Year Google: No More Panda Updates This Year
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Google formally announced via Twitter that there will be no more Panda updates for the remainder of the year. Granted, there’s not that much left of the year. This might have been nice to know a little bit earlier, but …

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 …