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Hitler Is Talking About The Google Panda Update Again Hitler Is Talking About The Google Panda Update Again
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There’s a new Hitler Panda update video out. This isn’t the first time we’ve seen Hitler address the subject of Google’s controversial algorithm update, but it’s been a while. In fact, Hitler seems to have completely reversed his position from …

Google Makes Navigation Changes To Webmaster Tools Google Makes Navigation Changes To Webmaster Tools
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Google has launched a new navigation design for Webmaster Tools in an effort to make frequently used features easier to access. The design organizes features into groups that match “the stages of search,” as Google puts it. These are: Crawl, …

Longtime WebmasterWorld Admin ‘Tedster’ (Warren “Ted” Ulle) Passes Away Longtime WebmasterWorld Admin ‘Tedster’ (Warren “Ted” Ulle) Passes Away

Warren “Ted” Ulle, a longtime forum admin at WebmasterWorld has passed away, leaving the SEO community in mourning. WebmasterWorld founder Brett Tabke wrote in the forum last night: I am deeply saddened to tell you that long time administrator and …

Google Tests Authorship-Like Results For Brands Google Tests Authorship-Like Results For Brands
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Google is reportedly testing authorship-like search results for brands, where it shows company logos and Google+ circle information for the results, similar to how it shows author photos and Google+ circle information with authorship. With Authorship, it’s based on authorship …

‘Multi-Week’ Google Update Happening Now, Says Cutts ‘Multi-Week’ Google Update Happening Now, Says Cutts
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Google is currently running a “multi-week” rollout of an update that will continue until the week after July 4th. Matt Cutts mentioned the update in response to some questions about “car insurance” spam on Twitter. The fact that this is …

Google Webmaster Tools API To Soon Let You Retrieve ‘Search Queries’ And ‘Backlinks’ Data Google Webmaster Tools API To Soon Let You Retrieve ‘Search Queries’ And ‘Backlinks’ Data
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Today’s Webmaster Help video from Google includes something of an announcement. Matt Cutts reveals that the company is working on some upcoming changes to the Webmaster Tools API. The video is a response to the user-submitted question: Can you tell …

Should Google Penalize Content For Using Stock Images? Should Google Penalize Content For Using Stock Images?
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Use stock images on your site? Soon, you may find that it is hurting your rankings in Google. Maybe. Do you think rankings should suffer when content utilizes stock images? Share your thoughts. Google’s Matt Cutts discussed stock photos as …

Google Kills ‘Links’ In Its Ranking Message To Webmasters Google Kills ‘Links’ In Its Ranking Message To Webmasters
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Google has a help center article in Webmaster Tools specifically about “ranking”. It’s not incredibly informative, and certainly doesn’t walk you through Google’s over 200 signals. It’s just a few sentences of advice, including links to Google’s Webmaster Academy and …

Google Adds Knowledge Graph-Like Carousel For Local Results Google Adds Knowledge Graph-Like Carousel For Local Results

Google announced today that it is adding a new carousel feature for local search results on the top of some search results pages. It looks essentially like the recently redesigned Knowledge Graph carousel, but includes local businesses and their Zagat …

Wow, A Lot Of Stuff Just Happened In SEO Wow, A Lot Of Stuff Just Happened In SEO
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It’s been a pretty big week for search and SEO news. There have been a lot of announcements, not only from Google, but from Google competitors. Let’s recap, and discuss in the comments. Which of the latest announcements do you …

Google Updates Messaging For Manual Webspam Actions Google Updates Messaging For Manual Webspam Actions
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Google announced that it is now including examples of problems in its messaging to webmasters who have been hit with manual webspam penalties. Google’s Matt Cutts actually mentioned it in a Q&A session at SMX Advanced on Tuesday night, but …

Mobile Site Speed To Be A Google Ranking Factor? Mobile Site Speed To Be A Google Ranking Factor?
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Google has clearly had it with sites that have lackluster mobile experiences. This week, the company took to its Webmater Central blog to discuss “several ranking changes” it’s preparing for sites not configured for smartphone users. But that’s not all. …

Google Tests Structured Data Error Reporting In Webmaster Tools Google Tests Structured Data Error Reporting In Webmaster Tools

Google’s Matt Cutts revealed in a Q&A at SMX Advanced on Tuesday night that Google is rolling out a test of a “structured data dashboard,” according to Search Engine Land. Barry Schwartz writes that he announced “a new beta application …

Google: We Haven’t Updated Panda For A Month And A Half Google: We Haven’t Updated Panda For A Month And A Half

Back in March, Google launched a Panda refresh. This is something they’ve done numerous times since first launching the update back in early 2011. There was something special about this particular refresh, however, because it marked the beginning of a …

Here’s The Matt Cutts Discussion From SMX Advanced Here’s The Matt Cutts Discussion From SMX Advanced
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Matt Cutts participated in a Q&A session with Danny Sullivan at the SMX Advanced conference. SMX has now made the video available to all via its YouTube channel, so if you couldn’t make the conference, here you go: Cutts discusses …

Google Goes After ‘Payday Loans’ And Other Spam With New Algorithm Update Google Goes After ‘Payday Loans’ And Other Spam With New Algorithm Update
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Google’s Matt Cutts announced that Google has “started” a new ranking update to help clean up some spammy queries. It’s one of the changes that Cutts warned us about in that big video a while back. We just started a …

Google Prepares ‘Several Ranking Changes’ For Sites Not Configured For Smartphone Users Google Prepares ‘Several Ranking Changes’ For Sites Not Configured For Smartphone Users
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Google announced on Tuesday that it plans to roll out “several ranking changes” in the near future, which address sites that are “misconfigured for smartphone users.” Essentially, if your content provides errors on smartphones, your rankings are going to suffer. …

Matt Cutts: Here’s What You’re Doing Wrong With ‘Disavow Links’ Tool Matt Cutts: Here’s What You’re Doing Wrong With ‘Disavow Links’ Tool
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Google’s Matt Cutts recently talked about Google’s Disavow Links tool in the comments of a blog post, in which he suggested using it more like a machete than like a fine-toothed comb. Today, Google released a new Webmaster Help video …

Google Tests Highlighting In-Depth Articles In Search Results Google Tests Highlighting In-Depth Articles In Search Results
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Google conducts tens of thousands of search experiments every year, and you never know which ones will actually become features of the greater Google experience, but the search engine is running a new one that’s pretty interesting and shares some …

Google Will Continue To Improve How It Handles Authorship, Look For Other Ways To Use It Google Will Continue To Improve How It Handles Authorship, Look For Other Ways To Use It
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Over the past couple of years, it has become abundantly clear that authorship will continue to play an increasingly important role in how Google determines when and how to rank some types of content in search results. Nothing is changing …

Google Insists Panda, Penguin Not Designed To Increase Its Revenue Google Insists Panda, Penguin Not Designed To Increase Its Revenue
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Google put out a new Webmaster Help video, featuring Matt Cutts once again talking about “misconceptions” in the SEO industry. You may recall a while back when he tackled the “misconception” that Google is doing everything you read about in …