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Can Google Really Keep Competitors From Harming Your Business? Can Google Really Keep Competitors From Harming Your Business?
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Some webmasters aren’t convinced by Google’s “solution” to negative SEO. Wasn’t Google’s Disavow Links tool supposed to be a major help in preventing negative SEO – competitors (or other enemies) associating your otherwise legitimate site with “bad neighborhoods,” by way …

Did Google Give Webmasters What They Need This Time? Did Google Give Webmasters What They Need This Time?
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Webmasters, many of which have businesses that rely on search rankings, have been wanting Google to do more to communicate with more specificity what is hurting their sites in Google search rankings. The search engine can’t seem to do enough …

Here’s The Matt Cutts Video We’ve All Been Waiting For Here’s The Matt Cutts Video We’ve All Been Waiting For
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Okay, maybe you weren’t waiting for it, but if you’ve watched a lot of Matt Cutts videos (which I assume you have if your’e reading this), it’s kind of funny. The video comes from OnlineMarketing.de, and it’s called, “It’s a …

Google Adds Functionality To ‘Skip Redirect’ For Smartphone SERPs Google Adds Functionality To ‘Skip Redirect’ For Smartphone SERPs

Google has made a change to how Skip Redirect on smartphone SERPs works, so it now also uses the rel-alternate-media annotations recommended in Google’s guidelines on separate mobile URLs. Skip Redirect is when Google changes the link target it shows …

Here’s A New Google Video About Hidden Text And Keyword Stuffing Here’s A New Google Video About Hidden Text And Keyword Stuffing

Okay, one more. Google cranked out seven new Webmaster Help videos feature Matt Cutts (and in some cases, other Googlers) talking about various types of webspam. So far, we’ve looked at three videos about unnatural links, one about thin content, …

If Google Has Accused Your Site Of ‘User-Generated Spam,’ You’ll Want To Watch This Video If Google Has Accused Your Site Of ‘User-Generated Spam,’ You’ll Want To Watch This Video
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Google pumped out a batch of new videos about webspam via its Webmaster Help YouTube channel. You can find others from the series here. We just looked at one about the “pure spam” manual action label. This one is about …

Google’s Cutts Explains The ‘Pure Spam’ Manual Action Label Google’s Cutts Explains The ‘Pure Spam’ Manual Action Label
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Google has put out a series of videos discussing various forms of webspam. You can see others from the series here. In this one, Google’s Matt Cutts explains the “Pure Spam” manual action label. This basically includes scraping, cloaking and …

Google Tells You All About What It Means By ‘Thin Content’ In This New Video Google Tells You All About What It Means By ‘Thin Content’ In This New Video

Google has put out a bunch of new videos (seven, to be exact) about various types of web spam. So far, we’ve looked at a trio of them dealing with unnatural links. You can find them here. This one is …

…And Here’s One More Video Of Matt Cutts Talking About Unnatural Links …And Here’s One More Video Of Matt Cutts Talking About Unnatural Links
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Google has put out a new group of videos about various webspam topics. Three of these are specifically about unnatural links. Here’s one on unnatural links from your site, and here’s one on unnatural links to your site. While both …

This Google Video Talks About Unnatural Links TO Your Site This Google Video Talks About Unnatural Links TO Your Site
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As previously reported, Google has put out seven new videos about various kinds of webspam. Last time, we looked at one about unnatural links from your site. This one is about unnatural links to your site. Once again, it’s pretty …

Google Discusses Unnatural Links (On Your Site) In New Video Google Discusses Unnatural Links (On Your Site) In New Video
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Google has put out seven new Webmaster Help videos about various types of webspam. I’m not sure how long ago they were recorded, but they all just hit the GoogleWebmasterHelp YouTube channel, and feature Matt Cutts, and in some cases, …

Authorship May Already Substantially Impact Google Rankings Authorship May Already Substantially Impact Google Rankings
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It’s been pretty clear for quite a while that Google really likes its authorship signal, and aims to improve it, and make it matter more in search. True enough, the feature does have its benefits when it comes to associating …

Cutts Talks Web Spam Fighting In International Markets Cutts Talks Web Spam Fighting In International Markets
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In today’s Webmaster Help video from Google, Matt Cutts discusses the search giant’s efforts in web spam fighting around the world. Many of us are very used to hearing about the efforts surrounding web spam in the United States, but …

Google Tests Design Change To Sitelinks In Search Results Google Tests Design Change To Sitelinks In Search Results

Google appears to be testing a design change to its sitelinks feature on search results pages, which makes the experience a bit more interactive for users, and lets sites offer deeper pages within the feature. Moz and Hyperlinkx Medai CEO …

Cutts: We Will Give More Info In Link Messages Over Time Cutts: We Will Give More Info In Link Messages Over Time
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Google’s Matt Cutts says webmasters can expect Google to expand the amount of info Google provides in Webmaster Tools messages related to manual web spam actions. Cutts put out a new Webmaster Help video today discussing this topic, when asked: …

Google Discusses Its New Official Link Rules Google Discusses Its New Official Link Rules
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Google has some new rules for the kinds of links it allows (or doesn’t allow, rather). The concepts are actually not exactly new, but Google has updated its official documentation to reflect its views of certain kinds of links. Are …

Google Talks Geotargeting And Generic ccTLDs Google Talks Geotargeting And Generic ccTLDs
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Google’s latest Webmaster Help video deals with ccTLDs and geotargeting – specifically Google’s view of a developer grabbing a ccTLD that is generally associated with a country they’re not actually in. Here’s the exact question: As memorable .COM domains become …

Penguin 2.0 Update & Its Effects On Small & Medium Sized Business Penguin 2.0 Update & Its Effects On Small & Medium Sized Business
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On May 22, Google released penguin 2.0. The main purpose of this update was to provide a more in depth analysis on websites that benefits from link spam. This update helped keep websites with unnatural link building out of the …

Google’s OK With This Kind Of Hidden Text Google’s OK With This Kind Of Hidden Text
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Today’s Webmaster Help video from Google is interesting. It tackles hidden text, but not the kind that Google has always spoken out agains (and talks about in its quality guidelines), but a more legitimate kind. In the video, Matt Cutts …

Matt Cutts Talks About Duplicate Content With Regards To Disclaimers, Terms/Conditions Matt Cutts Talks About Duplicate Content With Regards To Disclaimers, Terms/Conditions
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Google’s Matt Cutts has put out a new Webmaster Help video once again discussing duplicate content. This time it’s about duplicate content with regards to how it relates to legally required content, such as disclaimers and terms and conditions. The …

Google Panda Update Rolls Out With New Signals Google Panda Update Rolls Out With New Signals
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It’s a day, so Google is updating its algorithm. Apparently there’s a Panda update currently under way. Barry Schwartz over at Search Engine Roundtable noticed people at WebmasterWorld talking about “another shuffle taking place in Google” as pretty much occurs …