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Matt Cutts Talks Blog Comments And Link Spam Matt Cutts Talks Blog Comments And Link Spam
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If you run a blog, you no doubt come across spammy comments with links in them frequently. You may know that this can hurt your page in Google, but sometimes people leave comments with links that are actually relevant to …

Google Offers Webmasters New SEO Advice Video Google Offers Webmasters New SEO Advice Video
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Google has put out a new video of SEO advice from Developer Programs Tech Lead, Maile Ohye. She discusses how to build an organic search strategy for your company. “What’s a good way to integrate your company’s various online components, …

Twitter Closes First Day at NYSE at $44.90 a Share Twitter Closes First Day at NYSE at $44.90 a Share

Twitter Inc., the company known for the micro-blogging/social networking free service Twitter (i.e. a 140 character per-status update (“tweet”) feed in which users can follow, send, and read) began trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) at 9:30 AM …

Matt Cutts Talks Responsive Design Impact On SEO Matt Cutts Talks Responsive Design Impact On SEO
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Google has put out a new Wembaster Help video. In this one, Matt Cutts discusses responsive design and its impact (or lack thereof) on SEO. He takes on the question: Does a site leveraging responsive design “lose” any SEO benefit …

Cutts: Use Schema Video Markup For Pages With Embedded YouTube Videos Cutts: Use Schema Video Markup For Pages With Embedded YouTube Videos

There is a lot of webmaster interest these days in the impact schema markup has on content in search results. Today’s Webmaster Help video from Google addresses video markup. Matt Cutts takes on the following submitted question: Rich snippets are …

Now Webmasters Have Google App Indexing To Think About Now Webmasters Have Google App Indexing To Think About
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Google announced on Thursday that it is testing app indexing with Android apps. This, the company says, will create a seamless user experience across mobile apps and websites, when it comes to search results pages. With more and more searches …

Google App Indexing Will List Deep Links From Android Apps In Search Results Google App Indexing Will List Deep Links From Android Apps In Search Results
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Google announced today that it is testing app indexing, which it says is aimed at creating a “seamless” user experience across sites and mobile apps from search results pages. Googlebot will now index content in Android apps, and webmasters will …

Google’s ‘Misinformation Graph’ Strikes Again Google’s ‘Misinformation Graph’ Strikes Again
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Users have encountered another blunder from the Google Knowledge Graph with Google showing some quite questionable content, and presenting it as “knowledge” on a very high-traffic search term. This is only the latest in a series of misfires from the …

Matt Cutts On Creating More Content For Better Google Rankings Matt Cutts On Creating More Content For Better Google Rankings
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You may think that having more webpages increases your chances of getting better Google rankings. Well, you might be right. Kind of. This is the topic of the latest Google Webmaster Help video from Matt Cutts. “I wouldn’t assume that …

Google Is Apparently Reducing Authorship In Results Google Is Apparently Reducing Authorship In Results
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Matt Cutts spoke at Pubcon in Las Vegas, discussing numerous SEO topics as usual. Bruce Clay has a pretty good basic recap here. You can see 25 minutes of his speech here: There doesn’t appear to be a whole lot …

Did Google Make The Right Call With This Algorithm Change? Did Google Make The Right Call With This Algorithm Change?
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Google recently launched an update to its algorithm to take action against sites that post mugshots of people, and charge money to have them removed. While the move could go a long way in keeping people’s online reputations from suffering …

How Google Evaluates The Merit Of A Guest Blog Post How Google Evaluates The Merit Of A Guest Blog Post
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It’s Matt Cutts video time again. This time, he answers the question: “How can I guest blog without it looking like I pay for links?” “Let’s talk about, for example, whenever we get a spam report, and we dig into …

Matt Cutts Talks Having Eggs In Different Baskets Matt Cutts Talks Having Eggs In Different Baskets
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In today’s Webmaster Help video, Google’s Matt Cutts has to explain that Google always adjusts its search results, and always has, and why you shouldn’t put all your eggs in one basket. It’s times like this when one realizes that …

Google Hummingbird And Structured Data: Is There A Connection? Google Hummingbird And Structured Data: Is There A Connection?
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There has been a lot written about Google’s Hummingbird algorithm since it was announced. Unfortunately, very little of it comes in the form of reliable facts that really give anybody a solid understanding of what they can do to help …

Matt Cutts On Geo-location: Just Treat Googlebot Like Every Other User Matt Cutts On Geo-location: Just Treat Googlebot Like Every Other User

In the latest Google Webmaster Help video, Matt Cutts responds to a question about geo-location: Using geo-detection techniques is against Google, I am offering the useful information (price, USPs) to the users based on the geo-location. Will Google consider this …

Google Penguin Update 2.1 Is Bigger Than Your Average Penguin Refresh Google Penguin Update 2.1 Is Bigger Than Your Average Penguin Refresh
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Google’s Matt Cutts announced late on Friday that Penguin 2.1 was launching, affecting roughly 1% of searches “to a noticeable degree.” Did you notice? Has the update had any impact on your own rankings (positive or negative)? Let us know …

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 …