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Google Shares International Optimization Tips Google Shares International Optimization Tips
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Google took to its Webmaster Central blog on Friday to share some tips for international sites. This comes at a time when an increasing number of online marketing professionals are viewing international SEO as gaining importance. “Many websites exist in …

Google Warns: You Better Adequately Disclose Paid Content Google Warns: You Better Adequately Disclose Paid Content
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Google has been enforcing its policies on paid links for years, but the search engine is really cracking down on advertorials and native advertising these days. Google’s Matt Cutts has been talking about the subject a lot lately, so if …

Google: Use Link Disavow Tool Like A Machete Google: Use Link Disavow Tool Like A Machete
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On Monday, Google Webmaster Trends analyst John Mueller shared a screen cap of a comment Google’s Matt Cutts posted on his blog earlier this month about the Link Disavow tool. The comment is as follows: “Hmm. One common issue we …

How Big Is The Latest Google Penguin Update? How Big Is The Latest Google Penguin Update?
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Webmasters have been expecting a BIG Penguin update from Google for quite some time, and a couple weeks ago, Google’s Matt Cutts promised that one was on the way. Finally, on Wednesday, he announced that Google had not only started …

These Are The Top Losers From Google’s New Penguin Update, According To Searchmetrics These Are The Top Losers From Google’s New Penguin Update, According To Searchmetrics
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As it typically does with many major Google algorithm updates, Searchmetrics has released of the top losers from the Google Penguin 2.0, which the search engine rolled out this week. Based on this list, some big brands like Dish and …

Matt Cutts: The New Google Penguin Update Goes Much Deeper Into Your Site Matt Cutts: The New Google Penguin Update Goes Much Deeper Into Your Site
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Google has been warning of a big and scary new version of the Penguin update for quite some time. When Google’s Matt Cutts released a video discussing the upcoming SEO menu earlier this month, he mentioned that Penguin 2.0 was …

Google: No Search Engine Is Completely Objective Google: No Search Engine Is Completely Objective
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Today’s Google Webmaster Help video gets a little philosophical. Matt Cutts takes on the question: How can Google be confident with their SERPs, when relying on inherently subjective signals that influence which sites display (i.e. using human ‘quality raters’ to …

Google Discusses Google Play SEO For First Time Google Discusses Google Play SEO For First Time
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Search Engine Optimization has changed a lot over the years, and with mobile ecosystems rising in prominence, there are things that need to be taken into consideration that simply didn’t exist when the industry first came into being. One of …

Google Just Took Out Thousands Of Linksellers Google Just Took Out Thousands Of Linksellers
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Earlier this week, Google’s Matt Cutts ran down a bunch of new stuff Google’s web spam team is working on. Cutts tweeted an extension of that today, noting that Google will continue to tackle link networks, and that in fact, …

Google Penguin Update Gets Ready To Bite Webmasters’ Noses [Penguin 2.0] Google Penguin Update Gets Ready To Bite Webmasters’ Noses [Penguin 2.0]
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Matt Cutts revealed late on Friday that Google Penguin Update 2.0 is on the way, and that it will be a big one. Yes, there have been multiple iterations of the update to come out, but those have simply been …

Webmasters Hope This Google Test Doesn’t Become A Reality Webmasters Hope This Google Test Doesn’t Become A Reality
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Google has been running a test that eliminates URLs from search results pages (for the most part). Does this make results pages better? Would you be in favor of Google implementing this as a new design? Let us know in …

Is International SEO More Important Now? Is International SEO More Important Now?
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Ranking in search engines, particularly Google, is not getting any easier, but how often are you considering the search engines around the globe? Many in the industry see international SEO as only gaining in importance. Do you think it’s more …

Guess Which SEO ‘Misconception’ Matt Cutts Puts To Rest Guess Which SEO ‘Misconception’ Matt Cutts Puts To Rest
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In Google’s latest Webmaster Help video, Matt Cutts is asked about a common SEO misconception that he wishes to put to rest. The answer: Google is not doing everything you read about in patents. Cutts says, “There a sort of …

Google Updates Indexing To Treat TLDs Differently Google Updates Indexing To Treat TLDs Differently
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Google has been updating its indexing systems to treat some TLDs differently than in the past. Some country-code TLDs are being treated as generic TLDs. The list, which may still change more over time, of generic country code TLDs is …

Google Has People Scared To Link To Their Own Content Google Has People Scared To Link To Their Own Content
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Some webmasters are afraid to link to their own content, for fear of Google penalizing them. This isn’t exactly new, but the point is being emphasized lately (ironically by Google itself). Has Google ever worried you about your own linking …

Google Image Search Changes Have Not Been Kind To Webmasters Google Image Search Changes Have Not Been Kind To Webmasters
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Earlier this year, Google launched a new design for its image search, and ever since, there has been a substantial amount of backlash from webmasters claiming that the changes have decreased the amount of traffic they get to their sites. …

Google Penalizes Mozilla For Web Spam [Updated] Google Penalizes Mozilla For Web Spam [Updated]
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Update: It turns out that Google only penalized a single page from Mozilla. Matt Cutts weighed in on the “penalty” in that same forum thread (hat tip: Search Engine Land). Google has penalized Mozilla.org, the nonprofit site of the organization …

If You’re Dumping A Ton Of Pages On The Web, Do It Gradually, Says Matt Cutts If You’re Dumping A Ton Of Pages On The Web, Do It Gradually, Says Matt Cutts
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Google posted a new Webmaster Help video today. This time, Matt Cutts addresses a question posed by fellow Googler John Mueller, who asks: A newspaper company wants to add an archive with 200,000 pages. Should they add it all at …

Matt Cutts On The SEO Mistakes You’re Making Matt Cutts On The SEO Mistakes You’re Making
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In the latest Webmaster Help video from Google, Matt Cutts discusses the biggest mistakes that a lot of webmasters are making when it comes to SEO. The top mistake, he says, is not making your site crawlable, which includes not …

How Page Load Speed Impacts SEO And User Experience How Page Load Speed Impacts SEO And User Experience
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Since Spring 2010 Google has used page load times as a factor in its search ranking algorithms. Google’s position is that faster-loading pages should be ranked higher because they provide a better experience for users. In Google’s own words, “Faster …

Bing Webmaster Tools Gets Geo-Targeting, New Malware Tool Bing Webmaster Tools Gets Geo-Targeting, New Malware Tool
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Microsoft has launched two new features for Bing Webmaster Tools: a new malware tool and geo-targeting. If Bing detects that a site is serving malware (either willingly or unwillingly) it will send a notification to the webmaster in Bing Webmaster …