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Fear Of Google Has People Asking StumbleUpon To Remove Links. Really. Fear Of Google Has People Asking StumbleUpon To Remove Links. Really.
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As we’ve discussed in several articles over the months, a lot of webmasters have been going overboard with link removal requests in the wake of Google’s Penguin update and link warning emails. People are trying to get links removed that …

Google Talks Site Verification In New Video Google Talks Site Verification In New Video
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Google has released a new Webmaster Help video. This one comes from Maile Ohye from Google’s webmaster support team, who talks about verifying ownership of your site in Webmaster Tools. The goal of the video is to help webmasters choose …

Matt Cutts Gives Webmasters Extended Dinosaur Impersonation For Christmas Matt Cutts Gives Webmasters Extended Dinosaur Impersonation For Christmas
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In case you have been enjoying the holidays, and not worrying about Google and Matt Cutts for a week or two, you may have missed the latest “Webmaster Help” video, which the company posted to YouTube on Christmas. If you …

How To Rank #1 In Google: The Best Of Matt Cutts 2012 How To Rank #1 In Google: The Best Of Matt Cutts 2012
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Google’s Matt Cutts has been putting out Webmaster Help videos for years now, answering questions from webmasters who want to learn more about optimizing for Google search results. Sometimes these videos are really helpful. Sometimes, perhaps, not as much. Either …

Matt Cutts Is Surprised People Are Still Being Duped By “Dog Fart Jr.” Matt Cutts Is Surprised People Are Still Being Duped By “Dog Fart Jr.”
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Google has put out a new Webmaster Help video. This time, Matt Cutts shares his biggest surprise of the year for the web spam team. “I would probably say the sheer number of people who continued to be snookered by …

Former Googler Talks About Google’s Changes And Controversies Former Googler Talks About Google’s Changes And Controversies
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Vanessa Fox is always good for an interesting conversation about Google. Considering she used to work there, created Webmaster Central, and wrote the book Marketing In The Age of Google, it makes sense. What has been the most controversial thing …

Google On Reconsideration Requests: Tell Us About The Link Network Or The SEO Google On Reconsideration Requests: Tell Us About The Link Network Or The SEO
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Google put out a new Webmaster Help video today. This time Matt Cutts talks about what to include in a reconsideration request, which you may have to submit if Google has caught you violating its quality guidelines. “The goal of …

Matt Cutts Talks 301s vs. rel=”canonical” Matt Cutts Talks 301s vs. rel=”canonical”
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Google put out a new Webmaster Help video today. In this one, Matt Cutts responds to the following submitted question: In the 2009 rel=canonical video, you suggest using rel=canonical when we CAN’T use a 301 redirect. But 301s hurt performance; …

Google’s Matt Cutts Talks About “Unique” Content Google’s Matt Cutts Talks About “Unique” Content
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Google has put out a new Webmaster Help video. This time, Matt Cutts answers a question about an ecommerce site that has about 1,000 product pages. The question, as Google translates it, essentially boils down to: How can I make …

Matt Cutts Talks About Fighting Webspam Around The World Matt Cutts Talks About Fighting Webspam Around The World
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Google put out a new Webmaster Help video today. This time Matt Cutts talks about the company’s efforts to fight webspam on a global scale, as opposed to just in the U.S. and in English. The video was a response …

Matt Cutts: Only 3% Of Those 700K Messages Were About Unnatural Links Matt Cutts: Only 3% Of Those 700K Messages Were About Unnatural Links
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Google has put out a new Webmaster Help video with Matt Cutts doing what he does best – busting myths about Google. Google sent out a lot of messages to webmasters this year, and a lot of them were about …

There Was A Google Panda Update Data Refresh Nine Days Ago There Was A Google Panda Update Data Refresh Nine Days Ago
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Remember about a week and a half ago when there was supposed to be a Panda refresh coming within the following week or so? It turns out that it happened the next day, so if you’re still waiting for it, …

The Best Drunken SEO Pitch You’ll Hear Today The Best Drunken SEO Pitch You’ll Hear Today
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McCollum & Griggs LLC, a Kansas City law firm has put out a humorous clip featuring a voicemail they claim comes from West Coast SEO company. The guy, who the firm says is drunk (which does appear to be quite …

Matt Cutts On How Google Handles Keyword Synonyms Matt Cutts On How Google Handles Keyword Synonyms
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Google’s handling of synonyms when it comes to searcher behavior and the results it displays has been a topic we’ve visited several times in recent memory. We noticed in one of Google’s lists of “search quality highlights” that a number …

Do Your Blog Comments Have Search Ranking Value? Do Your Blog Comments Have Search Ranking Value?
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When Google unleashed the Panda update, it waged war on “thin” content in its search results. Google wants to provide pages that offer information valuable to searchers, as opposed to content that was hastily thrown together. It’s easy to hear …

Google Explains Basics Of Paid Links In New Video Google Explains Basics Of Paid Links In New Video
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Google put out a new Webmaster Help video today about paid links. There’s no new information, and most of our readers can probably skip this one, but essentially, Cutts is just explaining to the uninitiated the difference between a paid …

Trouble With Googlebot Fetching Robots.txt? Use Fetch As Googlebot Tool Trouble With Googlebot Fetching Robots.txt? Use Fetch As Googlebot Tool

Google has released a new Webmaster Help video in response to a question from a user who has been having trouble getting Google to fetch their robots.txt file. Here’s what the user said: “I’m getting errors from Google Webmaster Tools …

Matt Cutts Says His Blog Has Helped Him Get Into The Webmaster Mindset Matt Cutts Says His Blog Has Helped Him Get Into The Webmaster Mindset
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This week, we’ve already seen Google release a Webmaster Help video with Matt Cutts talking about SEO, and the prospect of having it renamed something else to shed negative connotations. Today, Google has put out another video of Cutts talking …

Matt Cutts On Whether Or Not SEO Should Be Called Something Else Matt Cutts On Whether Or Not SEO Should Be Called Something Else
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Google put out a new Webmaster Help video today. This time, Matt talks about whether or not “search engine optimization” should be renamed. “A lot of the times when you hear SEO, people get this very narrow blinder on, and …

Google Panda Update Refresh Coming In A Week Or So [Report] Google Panda Update Refresh Coming In A Week Or So [Report]
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Earlier this month, Google announced that it rolled out a data refresh for the Panda update. It sounds like they’re getting ready to launch another one in about a week (or maybe a bit longer). Barry Schwartz at Search Engine …

Matt Cutts On How Quickly You Should Hear Back About Reconsideration Requests Matt Cutts On How Quickly You Should Hear Back About Reconsideration Requests
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Google’s Matt Cutts has posted a new Webmaster Help video talking about reconsideration requests – specifically, how long they should take. In the video, he responds to the following question: I’ve been waiting for 2 months to hear back regarding …