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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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Senator Tells Matt Cutts About Paid Link Schemes Google Is Missing

Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, Jay Rockefeller, sent letters to Google’s Matt Cutts, Yahoo’s Shashi Seth and Microsoft’s Qi Lu about moving company scammers using paid links to game search results. The committee is conducting an investigation into the scammers, and found paid links appearing to give them better rankings in the search engines. …

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Google Penguin Update Refresh Suspected

Last month, Google’s Matt Cutts made some comments at the Search Engine Strategies conference, reportedly indicating that the next Penguin update would be “jarring”. Since then, webmasters have been waiting for the big day when Google drops the hammer. Last week, there were some rumblings in the forums, and further in our own comment threads, about a possible update, but …

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Fear Of Google Ironically Has People Considering Making Natural Links Unnatural

We recently published an article called “Links Are The Web’s Building Blocks, And Fear Of Google Has Them Crumbling“. This was about the panic Google has caused among webmasters with its messages about links. It’s a panic that has led to many webmasters requesting to have links removed from sites that they would otherwise find valuable, if not for fear …

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Webmasters Suspect A Significant Google Algorithm Update Just Happened

There are some rumblings that Google may have made a significant update to its algrorithm this week, sometime in the vicinity of August 28. Search Engine Roundtable points to a WebmasterWorld forum thread where some webmasters are commenting on substantial changes in their traffic – some positive, some negative. Here are a couple sample comments from the forum: “20% google …

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Google Penguin Update: You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet

Last year, Google launched the Panda update, and wreaked havoc across the web on sites doing little to contribute to the quality of content appearing throughout Google’s search engine. This year, it’s been the Penguin update doing the wreaking (with Panda continuing to do its job at the same time). There has been plenty of panic among webmasters caused by …

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This Webmaster Changed A Page’s Internal Linking Structure, Recovered From Google’s Penguin Update

Another webmaster has claimed to have recovered from Google’s Penguin update. In a WebmasterWorld forum post (via Barry Scwhartz), member neildt said that they noticed a page they thought had been hit by Penguin, had returned to ranking for the keyword phrase they were targeting. “Now it’s either just a coincidence that it has returned, or it is due to …

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Matt Cutts: Google’s Updates Are Car Parts, Data Refreshes Are Gas

Google frequently updates its algorithm, and sometimes these updates have huge effects on numerous sites. Panda and Penguin are two of the most well-known these days. Google also launches regular data refreshes for these updates. While even these data refreshes are enough to keep webmasters on their toes, they are much smaller than the updates themselves. Google’s Matt Cutts has …

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Google Expands Hacking Detection To Deeper Pages

Google has released its big list of algorithm changes for the month of May. There are plenty of interesting changes of note, but the first one on the list is: Deeper detection of hacked pages. [launch codename “GPGB”, project codename “Page Quality”] For some time now Google has been detecting defaced content on hacked pages and presenting a notice on search …

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Is It Google’s Fault You Got Hit By Penguin?

Since Google unleashed the original Penguin update, there has been a lot of finger pointing at the search giant. That continues to this day, and will likely continue for the foreseeable future, not unlike we’ve seen with the Panda update. There have been plenty of stories about both algorithm updates leading to job cuts. Google has said on more than …

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Google: It’s Only A Penalty If It’s Manual Action

Historically, the word “penalty” has been thrown around pretty loosely for sites who suffer in Google rankings. However, just because you got hit by an algorithm update, it doesn’t mean you’ve been penalized, as far as Google is concerned. Google defines penalty as “A punishment imposed for breaking a law, rule or contract.” So, technically speaking, if you got hit …

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Google Penguin Update Now Better At Splog Detection?

Some people have been talking about seeing major rankings changes, wondering if Google has released another Penguin update. According to Matt Cutts ,who spoke at SMX Advanced last night, Googe has not released a new one (or a new Panda update). Google did release a Penguin refresh in late May, and that did lead to some recoveries. WPMU has been …

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