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Matt Cutts Tells You Why Your Site’s PageRank Isn’t Changing (Kind Of) Matt Cutts Tells You Why Your Site’s PageRank Isn’t Changing (Kind Of)
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The question of whether or not Google Toolbar PageRank is dead has come back around, as Google’s Matt Cutts indicated the other day that we’re not likely to see an update before the end of the year. This Twitter exchange …

SEO That Helped NYT Investigate Mugshot Sites Shares Further Insights Into Their Rankings SEO That Helped NYT Investigate Mugshot Sites Shares Further Insights Into Their Rankings
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In case you haven’t heard by now, Google pushed out an update late last week aimed at demoting shady sites that prey on people who have publicly available mugshots, and charge them to have the images removed. The New York …

Google’s ‘Mugshot’ Update Misses New York Times’ First Example Google’s ‘Mugshot’ Update Misses New York Times’ First Example
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Google pushed out a new algorithm update late last week (in addition to Penguin) aimed at penalizing sites that profit from public mugshots by making people who appear in them pay to have them removed. It’s been described as a …

Matt Cutts Indicates You Should Not Hold Your Breath For A PageRank Update Matt Cutts Indicates You Should Not Hold Your Breath For A PageRank Update
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Back in August, we discussed Google’s lack of a toolbar PageRank update, and speculated that it might simply be dead. Based on recent comments by Google’s Matt Cutts, we’re still leaning towards this. Barry Schwartz points to a Twitter response …

Google Launches Update To Demote Shady Mugshot Sites Google Launches Update To Demote Shady Mugshot Sites
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As previously reported, Google announced the launch of Penguin 2.0 on Friday, but that’s not the only algorithmic change the search giant has reportedly pushed out. Sometime late last week, they also pushed an update to demote mugshot sites that …

Google Gives Advice On Making Your Site Available In More Languages Google Gives Advice On Making Your Site Available In More Languages

Google has released a new video aimed at helping webmasters make their sites available in more languages. The latest Webmaster Help video comes from Developer Programs Tech Lead Maile Ohye. Specifically, the video discusses details about rel=”alternate” and its implementation …

Google: Don’t Use Nofollow On Internal Links Google: Don’t Use Nofollow On Internal Links
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In the latest Webmaster Help video, Google’s Matt Cutts discusses the use of rel=”nofollow” on internal links, addressing the following user-submitted question: Does it make sense to use rel=”nofollow” for internal links? Like, for example, to link to your login …

Is Google Dumbing Down Search Results? Is Google Dumbing Down Search Results?
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There has been an interesting discussion about Google and search quality this week thanks to comments made by a Googler who suggested that a site with higher quality, better information is not always more useful. Wait, what? Hasn’t Google been …

Hummingbird Is Google’s Biggest Algorithm Change In 12 Years Hummingbird Is Google’s Biggest Algorithm Change In 12 Years
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Let’s get one thing straight right up front. Hummingbird is not a new algorithm update like Panda or Penguin. It’s a new algorithm. Panda and Penguin are parts of the bigger algorithm. Hummingbird is the actual bigger algorithm. Google has …

Google Hummingbird Algorithm Said To Be Biggest Overhaul Since Caffeine Google Hummingbird Algorithm Said To Be Biggest Overhaul Since Caffeine
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Google made a bunch of search-related announcements today. Most of them were discussed in a blog post on the company’s Inside Search blog, but the one that most readers will probably be interested in more than anything was not mentioned …

Google Launches New Knowledge Graph Tools, ‘Hummingbird’ Algorithm & More Google Launches New Knowledge Graph Tools, ‘Hummingbird’ Algorithm & More

Google announced some new features today in celebration of its fifteenth birthday. First off, Knowledge Graph has a new comparison feature and new filters. “We keep expanding features of the Knowledge Graph so it can answer more questions—even those that …

Keyword Planner Alternatives For Keyword Research: Who Will Rise To The Challenge? Keyword Planner Alternatives For Keyword Research: Who Will Rise To The Challenge?
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With the rise of ‘Not Provided’ and the recent death of the beloved Google Keyword Tool, it’s clear that the biggest player in search is trying to reduce SEOs’ obsession over keywords. These changes also reflect Google’s increase in monetization …

Don’t Worry About Google Penalties From Invalid HTML (At Least for Right Now) Don’t Worry About Google Penalties From Invalid HTML (At Least for Right Now)
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Ever wonder how the quality of your HTML is affecting your rankings in Google? Well, at least for the time being, it’s not having any effect at all, regardless of how clean it is. Google’s Matt Cutts said as much …

Google Reportedly Kills Link Network Ghost Rank 2.0 Google Reportedly Kills Link Network Ghost Rank 2.0
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Google has reportedly penalized link network Ghost Rank 2.0, and sites with links from it. If you were using it, you probably should have expected this to happen sooner or later. Cutts appeared to have hinted at this last month, …

Google Cranks Up ‘Not Provided’ Keywords, Says Ads Aren’t The Reason Google Cranks Up ‘Not Provided’ Keywords, Says Ads Aren’t The Reason
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It looks like the percentage of keywords that are listed as “not provided” in your Google Analytics account is going to keep going up, as Google is reportedly moving to switch all users to secure search regardless of whether or …

Matt Cutts Talks Duplicate Content Once Again Matt Cutts Talks Duplicate Content Once Again
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Google’s Matt Cutts has a new video out about duplicate content, a subject he has discussed many times in the past. If you have a site that you use to sell a product that other sites also sell, and are …

Google: No Duplicate Content Issues With IPv4, IPv6 Google: No Duplicate Content Issues With IPv4, IPv6
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Google released a new Webmaster Help video today discussing IPv4 and IPv6 with regards to possible duplicate content issues. To make a long story short, there are none. Google’s Matt Cutts responded to the following user-submitted question: As we are …

Google Webmaster Tools Alters How It Selects Sample Links Google Webmaster Tools Alters How It Selects Sample Links

Google announced on Thursday that it has made a change to how it decides what links to show webmasters when they push the “Download more sample links” button. The feature typically shows about 100,000 backlinks. “Until now, we’ve selected those …

Here’s A New Panda Video From Matt Cutts Here’s A New Panda Video From Matt Cutts
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Google has released a new Webmaster Help video about the Panda update. Matt Cutts responds to a user-submitted question asking how she will know whether her site is hit by Panda since Google has integrated it into its normal indexing …

Google Admits Link Mistake, Probably Won’t Help Webmaster Link Hysteria Google Admits Link Mistake, Probably Won’t Help Webmaster Link Hysteria
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Google is apparently getting links wrong from time to time. By wrong, we mean giving webmasters example links (in unnatural link warning messaging) that are actually legitimate, natural links. It’s possible that the instances discussed here are extremely rare cases, …

Matt Cutts On When Nofollow Links Can Still Get You A Manual Penalty Matt Cutts On When Nofollow Links Can Still Get You A Manual Penalty
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Today, we get an interesting Webmaster Help video from Google and Matt Cutts discussing nofollow links, and whether or not using them can impact your site’s rankings. The question Cutts responds to comes from somebody going by the name Tubby …