All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Penguin’

Matt Cutts On Penguin And Internal Links

In the latest Webmaster Help video from Google, Matt Cutts responds to a question about Penguin’s effect on internal links that use the same anchor text. The exact question is: Do internal website links with exact match keyword anchor text hurt a website? These link help our users navigate our website properly. Are too many internal links with the same …

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Why Google Might Rank Sites With Bad Links Highly

Today’s Webmaster Help video from Google doesn’t appear to be an April Fools’ joke. It’s just Matt Cutts responding to a question like normal. The question at hand is probably something a lot of people have wondered: I’ve seen multiple websites that appear in the #1 spot for various keywords, whose backlink profiles are pretty low quality (i.e. lower quality …

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Matt Cutts: Panda Update Coming Friday, ‘Big’ Penguin Update Later This Year

According to Google webspam head Matt Cutts, we can expect the next Panda refresh to occur within the next few days. Speaking at the SMX conference, Cutts said that the next Panda update will take place this Friday, March 15th or by Monday, March 18th at the latest. The last Panda update rolled out on January 22nd, and Google said …

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Google Penguin Update Hasn’t Been Refreshed Since October [Report]

Search Engine Roundtable reports that it has confirmed with Google that it has not launched a data refresh for the Penguin update since the last reported refresh in October. Barry Schwartz writes, “Google has told us that Penguin is rarely refreshed, unlike Panda and we didn’t miss any Penguin refreshes since.” Apparently some people thought there may have been unreported …

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Google On How To Figure Out Which Links To Remove

For the past year or so, webmasters have been receiving a great deal of messages from Google about unnatural links pointing to their sites. You may know exactly which links Google doesn’t like, but there’s also a good chance you may not. As we’ve seen, a lot of people have gone on link removal request rampages, greatly overreacting, and seeking …

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What Will Be Google’s Panda/Penguin For 2013?

Well, here we are ten days into 2013, and Google has been rather quiet in the New Year, at least in terms of new changes to algorithms. Rest assured, however, Google will not slow down behind the scenes in working to improve its algorithms and make its search results better. What do you want to see Google get better at …

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Fear Of Google Has People Asking StumbleUpon To Remove Links. Really.

As we’ve discussed in several articles over the months, a lot of webmasters have been going overboard with link removal requests in the wake of Google’s Penguin update and link warning emails. People are trying to get links removed that they shouldn’t be – links that very likely are not hurting them in Google. It’s essentially the SEO equivalent of …

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Penguin Random House Merger Becomes Official

Media groups Bertelsmann and Pearson, which own Random House and Penguin, respectively, announced a merger of these two publishing giants. Under the terms of the deal, Bertelsmann will hold 53% of the new publishing group, with Pearson holding the remaining 47%. Random House Chairman and CEO Markus Dohle has been appointed as CEO, with Pengin Chairman and CEO John Makinson …

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You Might Be Waiting Months To See Effects From Google’s Link Disavow Tool

If you were hit by the Penguin update, you should probably use Google’s new Link Disavow tool, particularly if you can’t get bad links removed. That’s the message we’re getting from Google’s Matt Cutts. Cutts and Google really emphasized that most people should not use the tool, and basically painted the tool as a last resort kind of thing, but …

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Google Penguin Update: This Person Has A “Huge Recovery” Story

Google has been pushing major updates left and right in recent weeks, and plenty of webmasters are feeling the effects for better or for worse. In late September, Google announced the EMD update targeting low-quality sites with exact match domains. Later, we found out Google had also rolled out a new Panda update around the same time. Business owners who …

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Google Penguin Update: Latest Refresh Completed Friday

As previously reported, Google’s Matt Cutts announced on Friday that Google launched the latest data refresh for the Penguin update. If you dig through Cutts’ replies to various Twitter users (as Barry Schwartz has apparently done), you’ll also find this tweet from him, indicating that the refresh would also be completed on that same day: Follow @mattcutts Matt Cutts @mattcutts …

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Google Penguin Update Gets A New Data Refresh

Oh that Google and their late Friday announcements. Sometimes it’s the big monthly (at least they used to be) “search quality highlights” lists, but they were kind enough to release that on Thursday this past week. Still, Google’s Matt Cutts managed to sneak in a Penguin announcement on Friday. He tweeted: Follow @mattcutts Matt Cutts @mattcutts Weather report: Penguin data …

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