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Google Penguin Update: You May Not Be Safe Just Yet

Google Penguin Update: You May Not Be Safe Just Yet

By Chris Crum October 21, 2014

As you may have heard, Google has launched a new Penguin update. It’s the first one in over a year, and has been anticipated pretty much since the last one. The update brings both good and bad news. It’s good …

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Google Penguin Update Coming, Will Refresh Faster Google Penguin Update Coming, Will Refresh Faster

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Bing Reveals URL Keyword Stuffing Spam Filtering Bing Reveals URL Keyword Stuffing Spam Filtering

Bing revealed in a blog post this week that it rolled out an update to its algorithm a few months ago that targets URL keyword stuffing. They had alluded to such an update in another recent post. Igor Rondel, Principal …

Google Updates Webmaster Tools API Google Updates Webmaster Tools API

Google announced that it has updated the Webmaster Tools API to make it more consistent with other Google APIs. Those who already use other Google APIs, the company says, should find this one easy to implement. According to Google, the …

New Google Panda Update Refresh Suspected New Google Panda Update Refresh Suspected

Google hasn’t confirmed that it rolled out a new Panda refresh, but signs point to one hitting on September 5th (Friday), according to Search Engine Roundtable and SEOs. Barry Schwartz points to a post in the Google Webmaster Help forum …

Google Gets Better Sitelinks Search Box Google Gets Better Sitelinks Search Box

Google announced that it’s now showing a new and improved sitelinks search box within search results, which will make it easier to find specific content on third-party websites from Google itself. The box is more prominent, and supports autocomplete. Here’s …

Google Offers ‘Optimize For Bandwidth’ Tool Google Offers ‘Optimize For Bandwidth’ Tool

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Who You Are Still Matters To Google Who You Are Still Matters To Google

Google introduced authorship support over three years ago, leading webmasters and anyone concerned with SEO to jump through a new set of hoops to make sure their faces were visible in Google search results, and hopefully even get better rankings …

Google Just Killed Authorship Entirely Google Just Killed Authorship Entirely

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Is Google Making Too Many Changes To Search? Is Google Making Too Many Changes To Search?

Google celebrated the ten year anniversary of its initial public offering this week, and reflected on the past decade of search and some of the major changes it has made. Everybody knows that Google is constantly changing its algorithm. They’ve …

Google Goes After More Link Networks Google Goes After More Link Networks

Google continues to penalize link networks in Europe, hitting two more over the weekend. Google has been on a warpath for the last year or so, penalizing link networks designed to game search results. Google now now hit one in …

New Google Penguin Update Is Getting Closer New Google Penguin Update Is Getting Closer

It’s looking like we’ll probably be seeing Google launch a new version of the Penguin update before too long, though Google still won’t give an exact timeframe. Either way, they’re working on it, and it’s coming. Google webmaster trends analyst …