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Google Toolbar PageRank Lives (For Now) Google Toolbar PageRank Lives (For Now)
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Just when you thought you were out, they’ve pulled you back in. Google has updated its data for Toolbar PageRank, after giving indication that it likely wouldn’t happen before the end of the year, if at all. Many of us …

Google Takes Action On More Link Networks Google Takes Action On More Link Networks
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Google has been cracking down on link networks, penalizing the networks and the sites that take advantage of them to artificially inflate their link profiles, all year. Google’s Matt Cutts hinted on Twitter that the search engine has taken action …

Matt Cutts Talks Content Stitching In New Video Matt Cutts Talks Content Stitching In New Video
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Google has a new Webmaster Help video out about content that takes text from other sources. Specifically, Matt Cutts responds to this question: Hi Matt, can a site still do well in Google if I copy only a small portion …

Google Adds Smartphone Crawl Errors To Webmaster Tools (This Is Important Considering Recent Ranking Changes) Google Adds Smartphone Crawl Errors To Webmaster Tools (This Is Important Considering Recent Ranking Changes)
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Google announced that it has expanded the Crawl Errors feature in Webmaster Tools to help webmasters identify pages on their sites that show smartphone crawl errors. This is going to be of particular importance because Google recently made several ranking …

Google’s Cutts Talks Link Limits Google’s Cutts Talks Link Limits
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Google has put out a new Webmaster Help video about how many links you should have on a page. In summary, Google used to advise people not to have more than a hundred links on a page, but now you …

Google Wants Some Ideas For Webmaster Tools. Got Any? Google Wants Some Ideas For Webmaster Tools. Got Any?
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In a recent article, we asked if Google is being transparent enough. While the question was asked broadly, much our discussion had to do specifically with webmasters. Is Google providing them with enough information? I mean after all, a single …

Cutts Talks Disavow Links Tool And Negative SEO Cutts Talks Disavow Links Tool And Negative SEO
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Google has put out a new Webmaster Help video discussing the Disavow Links tool, and whether or not it’s a good idea to use it even when you don’t have a manual action against your site. Google’s Matt Cutts takes …

Is Google Being Transparent Enough? Is Google Being Transparent Enough?
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Many would say that Google has become more transparent over the years. It gives users, businesses and webmasters access to a lot more information about its intentions and business practices than it did long ago, but is it going far …

Matt Cutts Discusses Duplicate Meta Descriptions Matt Cutts Discusses Duplicate Meta Descriptions
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Google has released a new Webmaster Help video featuring Matt Cutts talking about duplicate and unique meta descriptions. Cutts answers this submitted question: Is it necessary for each single page within my website to have a unique metatag description? “The …

Matt Cutts Talks Blog Comments And Link Spam Matt Cutts Talks Blog Comments And Link Spam
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If you run a blog, you no doubt come across spammy comments with links in them frequently. You may know that this can hurt your page in Google, but sometimes people leave comments with links that are actually relevant to …

Google Offers Webmasters New SEO Advice Video Google Offers Webmasters New SEO Advice Video
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Google has put out a new video of SEO advice from Developer Programs Tech Lead, Maile Ohye. She discusses how to build an organic search strategy for your company. “What’s a good way to integrate your company’s various online components, …

Twitter Closes First Day at NYSE at $44.90 a Share Twitter Closes First Day at NYSE at $44.90 a Share

Twitter Inc., the company known for the micro-blogging/social networking free service Twitter (i.e. a 140 character per-status update (“tweet”) feed in which users can follow, send, and read) began trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) at 9:30 AM …

Matt Cutts Talks Responsive Design Impact On SEO Matt Cutts Talks Responsive Design Impact On SEO
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Google has put out a new Wembaster Help video. In this one, Matt Cutts discusses responsive design and its impact (or lack thereof) on SEO. He takes on the question: Does a site leveraging responsive design “lose” any SEO benefit …

Cutts: Use Schema Video Markup For Pages With Embedded YouTube Videos Cutts: Use Schema Video Markup For Pages With Embedded YouTube Videos

There is a lot of webmaster interest these days in the impact schema markup has on content in search results. Today’s Webmaster Help video from Google addresses video markup. Matt Cutts takes on the following submitted question: Rich snippets are …

Now Webmasters Have Google App Indexing To Think About Now Webmasters Have Google App Indexing To Think About
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Google announced on Thursday that it is testing app indexing with Android apps. This, the company says, will create a seamless user experience across mobile apps and websites, when it comes to search results pages. With more and more searches …

Google App Indexing Will List Deep Links From Android Apps In Search Results Google App Indexing Will List Deep Links From Android Apps In Search Results
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Google announced today that it is testing app indexing, which it says is aimed at creating a “seamless” user experience across sites and mobile apps from search results pages. Googlebot will now index content in Android apps, and webmasters will …

Google’s ‘Misinformation Graph’ Strikes Again Google’s ‘Misinformation Graph’ Strikes Again
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Users have encountered another blunder from the Google Knowledge Graph with Google showing some quite questionable content, and presenting it as “knowledge” on a very high-traffic search term. This is only the latest in a series of misfires from the …

Matt Cutts On Creating More Content For Better Google Rankings Matt Cutts On Creating More Content For Better Google Rankings
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You may think that having more webpages increases your chances of getting better Google rankings. Well, you might be right. Kind of. This is the topic of the latest Google Webmaster Help video from Matt Cutts. “I wouldn’t assume that …

Google Is Apparently Reducing Authorship In Results Google Is Apparently Reducing Authorship In Results
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Matt Cutts spoke at Pubcon in Las Vegas, discussing numerous SEO topics as usual. Bruce Clay has a pretty good basic recap here. You can see 25 minutes of his speech here: There doesn’t appear to be a whole lot …

Did Google Make The Right Call With This Algorithm Change? Did Google Make The Right Call With This Algorithm Change?
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Google recently launched an update to its algorithm to take action against sites that post mugshots of people, and charge money to have them removed. While the move could go a long way in keeping people’s online reputations from suffering …

How Google Evaluates The Merit Of A Guest Blog Post How Google Evaluates The Merit Of A Guest Blog Post
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It’s Matt Cutts video time again. This time, he answers the question: “How can I guest blog without it looking like I pay for links?” “Let’s talk about, for example, whenever we get a spam report, and we dig into …