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Bing Gets Webmaster Guidelines, Here’s What They Say About Paid Links Bing Gets Webmaster Guidelines, Here’s What They Say About Paid Links
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Bing announced that, like Google, it now has its own set of Webmaster Guidelines. “As we update these guidelines over time, we’ll post notices here at the blog to let folks know to review the changes,” says Bing’s Duane Forrester. …

SEO Shows Google Results Can Be Hijacked SEO Shows Google Results Can Be Hijacked
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People have been claiming to see scrapers of their content showing up in Google search results over their own original content for ages. One SEO has pretty much proven that if you don’t take precautions, it might not be so …

Matt Cutts On How Google Interprets Links To URLs Ending With Campaign Tags Matt Cutts On How Google Interprets Links To URLs Ending With Campaign Tags
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Google is really pumping out the Webmaster Help videos lately. Today’s features Matt Cutts responding to the following user question: Will Google interpret links to URLs ending with a campaign tag like ?hl=en (www.example.com?hl=en) as a link to www.example.com or …

Matt Cutts On How Google Handles Site-Wide Links Both Algorithmically And Manually Matt Cutts On How Google Handles Site-Wide Links Both Algorithmically And Manually
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If you’re interested in how Google treats site-wide backlinks, you’ll be interested in a new Webmaster Help video Google posted today. Matt Cutts takes on the following question: Are site-wide backlinks considered good or bad by Google? Or do they …

Matt Cutts Talks Guest Blogging (Again) And Article Spinning Matt Cutts Talks Guest Blogging (Again) And Article Spinning
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Last month, Google put out a Webmaster Help video about guest blogging, and its effects on links. Now, Matt Cutts (who discussed the topic in that video) has appeared in another related video. This time, he responds to the following …

Google Talks About Optimizing For Tablets Google Talks About Optimizing For Tablets
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If your site isn’t optimized for different devices that people are using, it’s not going to look good for Google when they point users to your site. This is something to keep in mind, when you’re considering optimizing for mobile …

Google Pushes New Toolbar PageRank Update Google Pushes New Toolbar PageRank Update
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Google updates toolbar PageRank about four times a year. They updated it in August, and now they’ve updated it again. As you would expect, some sites are going up, and some are going down, but in both cases, webmasters are …

Matt Cutts Talks Parked Domain Content Matt Cutts Talks Parked Domain Content
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Google has released a new Webmaster Help video. It’s another one of those in which Matt Cutts answers his own question. This time, it’s: I have a parked domain and want to launch a new website on it. Are there …

This Google Panda “Victim” Just Posted Record Revenue And Profitability This Google Panda “Victim” Just Posted Record Revenue And Profitability
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The Google Panda update, originally unleashed in early 2011, continues to take its toll on the Internet, for better or for worse (most would probably say better). While there are frequently rumors about new updates or refreshes to Panda, the …

Google Panda Update Data Refresh Is Rolling Out Google Panda Update Data Refresh Is Rolling Out
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Update: What do you know? They just formally announced it (and it’s just a data refresh, not an actual update): Follow @google A Googler @google Panda data refresh rolling out. ~1.1% of English queries noticeably affected. More context: http://t.co/QqlpqTmk  Reply …

Should Google Use Link Disavow As A Ranking Signal? Should Google Use Link Disavow As A Ranking Signal?
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Last month, as you may know, Google introduced its Link Disavow tool, after dropping a hint that it would do so months prior. What we didn’t know until this past week, however, is that there is a possibility that Google …

Matt Cutts Talks Subdomains Vs. Subdirectories Matt Cutts Talks Subdomains Vs. Subdirectories
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Google’s Matt Cutts posted a new Webmaster Help video about subdomains vs. subdirectories. It’s a topic Google has talked about various times in the past, but as Cutts notes in the video, it’s been a while, so perhaps it’s worth …

It’s Apparently Not Out Of The Question That Google’s Link Disavow Tool Could Be Used For Ranking Signals It’s Apparently Not Out Of The Question That Google’s Link Disavow Tool Could Be Used For Ranking Signals
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Earlier this month, Google launched the Link Disavow tool, which webmasters can use to tell Google to ignore certain links they believe to be bad. While Google will only do so at its own discretion, some may be wondering if …

Google Is Experimenting With Ways To Make Reconsideration Requests Better Google Is Experimenting With Ways To Make Reconsideration Requests Better
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Google has been experimenting with how to make the reconsideration request process better for webmasters who have been dealt a manual action penalty by Google. Google’s head of webspam, Matt Cutts, put out a new Webmaster Help video discussing reconsideration …

Hall Of Famer Matt Cutts On Why Google Doesn’t Provide An SEO Quality Calculator Hall Of Famer Matt Cutts On Why Google Doesn’t Provide An SEO Quality Calculator
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Google’s Matt Cutts, who on Friday, was inducted into the University of Kentucky’s Hall of Fame here in Lexington, has posted a new Webmaster Help video answering a question about why Google doesn’t provide some kind of “SEO quality calculator”. …

In Case You Were Wondering, Quoting Isn’t Duplicate Content [Matt Cutts] In Case You Were Wondering, Quoting Isn’t Duplicate Content [Matt Cutts]
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Google’s Matt Cutts has put out his latest Webmaster Help video. This time he takes on a pretty classic topic – duplicate content. There’s not much here that any industry veterans will find to be of particular interest, but he …

Google Panda Update: Rumors Surface Of One Launching Last Week Google Panda Update: Rumors Surface Of One Launching Last Week
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This is pretty commonplace now, but there are rumors going around that Google may have launched a Panda update last week. Barry Schwartz at Search Engine Roundtable links to WebmasterWorld, where these rumors are often born. Sometimes they turn out …

Will Google’s Link Disavow Tool Come Back To Haunt Webmasters? Will Google’s Link Disavow Tool Come Back To Haunt Webmasters?
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Back in June, during the height of the Penguin update freakout, Google’s Matt Cutts hinted that Google would launch a “link disavow” tool, so that webmasters can tell Google the backlinks they want Google to ignore. This means links from …

If You Experience A Manual Action From Google, You Should Hear About It If You Experience A Manual Action From Google, You Should Hear About It
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Google’s Matt Cutts, as you may know, spoke at PubCon this week. It’s where he revealed Google’s new Link Disavow tool. That seems to have overshadowed just about everything else from the conference (even the news that PubCon founder Brett …

Here’s What Google Thinks About Article Marketing, Widgets, Footers And Themes Here’s What Google Thinks About Article Marketing, Widgets, Footers And Themes
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Google’s Matt Cutts has released a new Webmaster Help video. In this one, he is answering a question submitted by himself: What is Google’s current thinking about getting links from article marketing, widgets, footers, themes, etc.? The current thinking, he …

Jim Boykin (Internet Marketing Ninjas) Buys WebmasterWorld Forum Jim Boykin (Internet Marketing Ninjas) Buys WebmasterWorld Forum
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WebmasterWorld and Pubcon founder Brett Tabke has sold WebmsaterWorld to Jim Boykin, who runs Internet Marketing Ninjas. The announcement was made today at PubCon, which Tabke will continue to run. “Internet Marketing Ninjas, led by company founder Jim Boykin, is …