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Calacanis Talks Panda Update and Expert Content, Bets on Video Calacanis Talks Panda Update and Expert Content, Bets on Video

After Google rolled out its Panda algorithm update earlier this year, Mahalo, run by Jason Calcanis, got hit hard, and the company had to reduce its staff by 10%. Calacanis told us, “All we can do is put our heads …

New Google Panda Update Approved, On the Way New Google Panda Update Approved, On the Way
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Google’s Matt Cutts spoke in a Q&A session with Danny Sullivan at SMX Advanced this week, and discussed the Panda update, among other things. A lot of sites have been critical of Google for returning results that are scraped versions …

4% Say Sites Fully Recovered from Panda Update 4% Say Sites Fully Recovered from Panda Update
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We recently ran an interview with Dani Horowitz, who runs Daniweb, an IT discussion forum that got pounded by Google’s Panda update. Horowitz told us about some things she’s been doing to the site, which have led to a consistent …

Search Engine Patents and Panda Search Engine Patents and Panda

Bill Slawski is the president and founder of SEO by the Sea, and has been engaging in professional SEO and internet marketing consulting since 1996. With a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from the University of Delaware, and a …

DaniWeb Forum Hurt By Google Panda. Why? DaniWeb Forum Hurt By Google Panda. Why?
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If you feel your site was wrongfully hit by Google’s Panda update, there might be hope for you yet. We recently looked at a couple sites who have seen some minor recovery since being hit hard by the update, and …

The Latest On Panda Straight From Google The Latest On Panda Straight From Google
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Google’s Matt Cutts engaged in a live chat with webmasters on YouTube, and had some things to say about the Panda update. Barry Schwartz posted the above video, capturing a Panda-related segment of the chat, in which Cutts discusses the …

Google Panda Update Gets Animated (And Kind of Weird) Google Panda Update Gets Animated (And Kind of Weird)
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I stumbled across the above video today, uploaded by a HubPages author. HubPages, as you may know, was one of the sites hit hard by Google’s Panda update, and its CEO Paul Edmondson has been rather vocal about the update …

EzineArticles CEO: Panda the Greatest Wake-Up Call Ever to Happen to Us EzineArticles CEO: Panda the Greatest Wake-Up Call Ever to Happen to Us
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In a recent article, we looked at some efforts by EzineArticles to get its users improving the quality of links in articles, which could in turn help the site perform better in Google. This wasn’t the way the topic was …

Google Panda Victim EzineArticles Calls on Users to Improve Link Quality Google Panda Victim EzineArticles Calls on Users to Improve Link Quality
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Since Google’s Panda update, we’ve been looking at a lot of the sites negatively impacted, as examples to learn from. Determining what these sites have been doing wrong can help us understand how other sites may be viewed in Google’s …

Are Some Sites Recovering From The Google Panda Update? Are Some Sites Recovering From The Google Panda Update?
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It would appear that some of the victims of Google’s Panda algorithm update are starting to see at least slight recoveries after using some elbow grease. A couple examples of sites that have gained some attention for upswings in traffic …

Panda Effects? eHow Not Ranking for Likely Google Trend Panda Effects? eHow Not Ranking for Likely Google Trend
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Looking at Google Trends today, I noticed that the phrase “how to write a resume” made the list. I couldn’t help but wonder if Demand Media’s eHow was dominating the search results for the query, given the site’s general how-to …

Google Panda Algorithm Update (And Related Stories) – A Roundup Google Panda Algorithm Update (And Related Stories) – A Roundup
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We’ve been covering a Google’s Panda Algorithm update a lot since its initial launch (in some ways even before its launch). We thought it might be useful for some to provide something of a round-up of coverage as a one …

Despite New Panda Guidelines, Google Still Burying Authoritative Results Despite New Panda Guidelines, Google Still Burying Authoritative Results
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There are a lot of elements of Google’s Panda update to discuss, and we’ve certainly discussed many of them over the last few months, but let’s not lose sight of the reason the update was launched to begin with – …

Not Every Google Tweak Is Still Panda. Not Every Google Tweak Is Still Panda.
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There’s talk going around of a “Panda 3.0” or a “Panda 2.1” in reference to recent tweaks to the Google algorithm. The fact is that Google makes many adjustments to its algorithm on an ongoing basis, and generally only feels …

What Would Google Search Quality Be Like Without AdSense? What Would Google Search Quality Be Like Without AdSense?
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I don’t think many people will argue that Google’s AdSense program has been a major catalyst in increasing the amount of content/search spam on the web. This may not have been Google’s intention for the service, but it has clearly …

Helium Raises $10 Million After Being Victimized by Google Panda Update Helium Raises $10 Million After Being Victimized by Google Panda Update
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Helium is showing that life can go on for victims of Google’s Panda update. Helium is a user-generated content site, often compared to other known Panda victims like Demand Media, HubPages, Suite101, Associated Content, etc. Of course, Demand Media (now …

Don’t Expect a Lot of eHow Content to Be Removed from YouTube Don’t Expect a Lot of eHow Content to Be Removed from YouTube
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Demand Media shared with WebProNews, some further insights into its content strategy on the video side of things. In light of the recent discussions surrounding Google’s Panda update, and its impacts on YouTube and Demand Media, we thought it would …

Google Panda Update: New Advice Directly From Google Google Panda Update: New Advice Directly From Google
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Google’s Panda update left a slew of victims in the wake of its warpath (the war, of course being on shallow and low-quality content). While Google has dropped some hints here and there on its philosophies for what it considers …

Google Competitive Practices Brought Into the Panda Conversation Google Competitive Practices Brought Into the Panda Conversation
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We’ve been covering a lot of the fallout from the Google Panda update, and have reported on HubPages specifically a number of times. Recently we looked at comments made by CEO Paul Edmondson, comparing Hubpages to YouTube, as he pondered …

Demand Media Deletes eHow Articles, Edits Others in Quality Clean-up Initiative Demand Media Deletes eHow Articles, Edits Others in Quality Clean-up Initiative
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It’s a big day for Demand Media, with that earnings report and all. It will be very interesting to see how the stock goes. We had the opportunity to chat with Larry Fitzgibbon, Demand Media’s EVP, Media and Operations, and …

Google Algorithm Update – Is Bounce Rate a Ranking Signal? Google Algorithm Update – Is Bounce Rate a Ranking Signal?
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Update: Looks like we have a direct answer now. Forget for a moment everything you think you know about Google and how they rank content. Put yourself in the role of a person who is tasked with ranking results. One …