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Google Penguin Update: 12 Tips Directly From Google Google Penguin Update: 12 Tips Directly From Google
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In case you haven’t heard the news, the official name for the Webspam update Google launched this week, is reportedly the Penguin update. Google’s Matt Cutts even tweeted a picture of a stuffed Panda hanging out with a stuffed Penguin. …

Recovering From Google’s Penguin Update Recovering From Google’s Penguin Update
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First, before you start your campaign for Penguin recovery, you should probably determine whether you were actually hit by the Penguin update, or by the Panda update (or even some other Google algorithm change). Shortly after the Penguin update rolled …

Webspam And Panda Updates: Does SEO Still Matter? Webspam And Panda Updates: Does SEO Still Matter?
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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 …

Reconsideration Request Tips From Google [Updated] Reconsideration Request Tips From Google [Updated]
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If you think you’ve been wrongfully hit by Google’s Penguin update, Google has provided a form that you can fill out, in hopes that Google will see the light and get your site back into the mix. The update is …

Recover From Google Penguin Update: Get Better At Links Recover From Google Penguin Update: Get Better At Links
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Even before the Penguin update, a lot of webmasters had been getting messages from Google about questionable links. About a month ago, we talked about Google de-indexing paid blog/link networks, which led to some such messages. This appears to have …

Google Penguin Update: Petition Calls For Google To Kill It Google Penguin Update: Petition Calls For Google To Kill It
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Last week, Google gave frustrated webmasters a place to complain if they felt they were unjustly hit by the Penguin update. While I’m sure Google has received plenty of feedback through that, some are gravitating towards a petition to get …

Google Obviously Powers Ask.com’s Paid And Organic Search Results Google Obviously Powers Ask.com’s Paid And Organic Search Results
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Not that this will necessarily come as a surprise to you, but it seems pretty obvious that Google is powering Ask’s organic search results. Ask has an open partnership with Google for its sponsored search results, but will not come …

Google Penguin Update Gets Fresh Losers List From Searchmetrics Google Penguin Update Gets Fresh Losers List From Searchmetrics
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Earlier this week, Searchmetrics put out lists of winners and losers from Google’s Penguin update (when it was still called the Webspam update). After the lists were released, Google’s Matt Cutts spoke out about them, saying that they were inaccurate, …

Google Penguin Update: Google Gives You A Place To Complain Google Penguin Update: Google Gives You A Place To Complain
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Google’s Matt Cutts tweeted that Google has a form webmasters can fill out if they think they’ve been wrongly hit by Google’s Penguin update (also known as the Webspam Update). @mattcuttsMatt CuttsIf you know a site affected by algo update …

Google Penguin Update: The New Name For The WebSpam Update Google Penguin Update: The New Name For The WebSpam Update
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Here we go. Get ready for a barrage of Penguin articles to complement the Panda articles, just as the Penguin update complements the Panda update in bringing quality to Google’s search results (or at least trying to). Yes, the Webspam …

Google Webspam Algorithm Update Draws Mixed Reviews From Users Google Webspam Algorithm Update Draws Mixed Reviews From Users
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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 …

Google Webspam Update: Where’s The Viagra? [Updated] Google Webspam Update: Where’s The Viagra? [Updated]
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Update: Viagra.com is back at number one. As you may know, Google launched a new algorithm update, dubbed the Webspam Update. According to Google, it’s designed to keep sites engaging in black hat SEO tactics from ranking. The update is …

Google Webspam Update: “Make Money Online” Query Yields Less Than Quality Result Google Webspam Update: “Make Money Online” Query Yields Less Than Quality Result
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Update: It looks like the top result has been changed now. Google announced a big algorithm change called the Webspam update. It’s in the process of rolling out, and is designed to penalize sites engaging in black hat SEO – …

Google Panda Update: Data Refresh Hit Last Week Google Panda Update: Data Refresh Hit Last Week
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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 …

How Much Of Google’s Webspam Efforts Come From These Patents? How Much Of Google’s Webspam Efforts Come From These Patents?
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Bill Slawski over at SEO By The Sea, who is always up on search industry patents, has an interesting article talking about a patent that might be related to Google’s new Webspam Update. It’s called: Methods and systems for identifying …

Google Webspam Update: Losers & Winners, According To Searchmetrics [Updated] Google Webspam Update: Losers & Winners, According To Searchmetrics [Updated]
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Update: It turns out that Google launched a Panda refresh a few days ago, and Matt Cutts says this is more likely the culprit for Searchmetrics’ lists. Danny Sullivan has Cutts’ comment: There’s a pretty big flaw with this “winner/loser” …