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Webspam And Panda Updates: Does SEO Still Matter?

It’s been a crazy week in search. While not entirely unexpected, Google launched its new Webspam update (which should still be in the process of rolling out, as Google said it would take a few days). This update, according to the company, is aimed at black hat SEO tactics and the sites engaging in them, to keep them from ranking …

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Google Webspam Algorithm Update Draws Mixed Reviews From Users

Google’s Matt Cutts has been talking about leveling the playing field for sites that don’t participate in “over-optimization”. Last month at SXSW, Cutts made something of a pre-announcement about such changes, and it looks like a major part of these efforts is now launching. According to Danny Sullivan, who spoke directly with Cutts, this is indeed the change Cutts was …

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Google Panda Update: Data Refresh Hit Last Week

On the 17th, we wrote about some webmasters who were suspecting a major update from Google. Google’s Matt Cutts has now come out and said that there was a Panda refresh around the 19th. They just didn’t say anything about it until now, which is interesting itself, considering they were tweeting about Panda updates before. This latest Panda refresh came …

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DaniWeb Hit By Google Again, Following Multiple Panda Recoveries

IT discussion community site DaniWeb has had a rather hectic year or so. Hit by Google’s Panda update last year, the site has seen a series of ups and downs – hard hits from Google’s algorithm and tremendous recoveries. The site has been hit yet again, and Founder/CEO Dani Horowitz is telling us about what’s going on this time. She’s …

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Google Update Suspected By Webmasters Losing Traffic

While unconfirmed, it is possible that Google rolled out a semi-major update over the past weekend, as Webmasters have taken to the forums to complain about loss in traffic. Barry Schwartz points to one WebmasterWorld thread in particular, in which a bunch of webmasters seem to think Google has indeed made a significant change. The person who started the thread …

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Google Panda Update: Google Mentions Dependence On Offline Processing

Last month, Google launched a refresh of the Panda update. The company tweeted on March 23: @googleA GooglerPanda refresh rolling out now. Only ~1.6% of queries noticeably affected. Background on Panda: http://t.co/Z7dDS6qc 10 days ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto Today, the company finally put out its monthly list of algorithm changes for the month of March. While there’s not a …

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eHow Launches Tech Channel, Continues Down The “Expert” Path

Demand Media has launched a new eHow Tech channel for tips and advice for consumers from “experts” on technology topics. The company refers to it as a “Tech 101” destination, where consumers can get info for “troubleshooting most tech conundrums.” “More than 71 million people visit eHow each month, and by analyzing user engagement, we know there is a growing …

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Google Panda Update Gets Another Refresh, Affecting 1.6% Of Queries

Google has pushed out another Panda Update. The company tweeted about it as the weekend got underway, saying that about 1.6% of queries are “noticeably affected”. @googleA GooglerPanda refresh rolling out now. Only ~1.6% of queries noticeably affected. Background on Panda: http://t.co/Z7dDS6qc 2 days ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto The tweet links to the original announcement about the update (from …

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Google Panda Update Not Happening

Every time Google makes some change to its algorithm that webmasters notice, lots of people jump to conclusions that it’s another Panda update. This is simply not the case. In fact, it’s usually not the case. Barry Schwartz at Search Engine Roundtable is pointing to some discussion in WebmasterWorld where people talk about the possibilities of a new Panda update. …

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Google’s Main Panda Help Thread Gets Split Up

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 even Google folk. That help thread inside Google’s Webmaster Central Forums had amassed thousands of entries in its year of …

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Google Algorithm Updates Announced: Panda Gets More Sensitive

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 list soon, it’s worth noting right off the bat that there is a Panda update listed. Late last week, in …

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Are Google’s Results Better After A Year Of Panda Updates?

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 your site to comply with Panda in that amount of time? Now that you’ve had a year to get to …

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