All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Penguin’

Matt Cutts To Keynote SMX Advanced, Leaves Panda, Florida Apparel At Home

SMX Advanced gets started on Tuesday in Seattle. In what many, I’m sure, will consider the highlight, Google’s Matt Cutts will keynote. Here’s what the SMX site says about it: Google software engineer Matt Cutts will be returning to SMX Advanced in 2012. As the head of Google’s web spam team, Matt’s been dealing with webmaster issues for Google since …

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Google Penguin Update: More On That Recovery Story From WPMU

One site that got hit by Google’s Penguin update has managed to make a comeback, thanks to Google’s most recent data refresh of the algorithm update. WPMU’s story has been in the spotlight as an example of where a legitimate non-spammy site was hit by an algorithm update designed to attack webspam. We spoke with James Farmer who runs the …

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Google Penguin Update Refresh & Recovery Provide Hope For Webmasters

As previously reported, Google announced its first Penguin update since the original over Memorial Day weekend. Google’s head of webspam, Matt Cutts, tweeted about it, saying, “Minor weather report: We pushed 1st Penguin algo data refresh an hour ago. Affects

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Google Penguin Updated To Version 1.1

Google’s Penguin update has been somewhat divisive in the search industry. There have been Web sites that were negatively impacted by the update while Google says that Penguin was a success. One of the most persistent rumors, however, has been Google pushing out an update to Penguin. That never seemed to be the case. Saturday brought word from Matt Cutts …

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Google Penguin Update: Don’t Forget About Duplicate Content

There has been a ton of speculation regarding Google’s Penguin update. Few know exactly what the update specifically does, and how it works with Google’s other signals exactly. Google always plays its hand close to its chest. “While we can’t divulge specific signals because we don’t want to give people a way to game our search results and worsen the …

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Google’s Amit Singhal: Penguin A Success

Early this morning, Google Fellow Amit Singhal was interviewed by Danny Sullivan at Chris Sherman on stage at SMX London, the sister conference of Search Engine Land. Singhal discussed a variety of Google search-related topics. We were hoping to get a some in depth discussion about Google’s recent Penguin update, but apparently that wasn’t a major point of conversation. Daniel …

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What If The Google Penguin Update Inadvertently Killed The Web As We Know It?

Note: Perhaps the headline of this article is a little sensational, but don’t overlook the “what if” part. I’m not suggesting Google has some plot to kill the web. However, many businesses rely on Google and people are freaking out about backlinks. Some are going so far as to threaten legal action if links are not removed. Links. If such …

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Should The Google Penguin Update Hit Sites Like WPMU.org?

We recently told you about WPMU.org apparently getting hit by Google’s Penguin update. The site went from 8,580 visits (pretty standard for the site, having looked through the Analytics myself) to 1,527 a week later. It’s been hovering around similar numbers ever since, with a pretty clear dip right around Penguin time. Do you think this site deserved to get …

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Google Penguin Update: There Hasn’t Been One Since The First One

As previously reported, there has been some chatter in the forums speculating that Google may have launched another Penguin update. That’s not the first time this has happened since the original one, and it will surely not be the last, but rest assured, there has only been one Penguin update so far. A Google spokesperson tells WebProNews: “There hasn’t been …

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Google Penguin Update: Webmasters Wondering If Another One Came Out

Update: Google says there has not been another one. As usual, webmasters are speculating about the latest big name Google algorithm change as some have experienced sudden traffic issues. This has happened quite frequently since last year’s Panda update was launched. Sometimes it was Panda, and other times it wasn’t. Now, there is talk in the WebmasterWorld forum that there …

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Google: There Was No Penguin Update

You know that Penguin update we’ve been talking about for the past month (and to some extent even longer)? Well, that doesn’t exist. That is, according to one Googler. Danny Sullivan at Search Engine Land shares an amusing story about how one Googler claimed that Google had no such thing. While he doesn’t share any names, he indicates that someone …

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Matt Cutts Shares Something You Should Know About Old Links

Google’s Matt Cutts has put out a new Webmaster Help video discussing something that’s probably on a lot of webmasters’ minds these days: what if you linked to a good piece of content, but at some point, that content turned spammy, and your site is still linking to it? In light of all the link warnings Google has been sending …

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