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Google Notifies Webmasters Of Manual Actions Regarding ‘Spammy Structured Markup’

Google wants you to use structured data markup on your site to give it better information, and help it make more compelling search results. “If Google understands the markup on your pages, it can use this information to add rich snippets and other features to your search result,” the company explains. “For example, the search snippet for a restaurant might …

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The Latest From Google On Guest Blogging

The subject of guest blogging has been coming up more and more lately in Google’s messaging to webmasters. Long story short, just don’t abuse it. Matt Cutts talked about it in response to a submitted question in a recent Webmaster Help video: He said, “It’s clear from the way that people are talking about it that there are a lot …

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Google Goes After Yet Another Link Network

Earlier this month, Google revealed that it would be cracking down on more link networks, following a larger trend that has been taking place throughout the year. Google’s Matt Cutts hinted on Twitter that Google was taking action on the network Anglo Rank. "There are absolutely NO footprints linking the websites together" Oh, Anglo Rank. — Matt Cutts (@mattcutts) December …

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Google Gives Advice On Speedier Penalty Recovery

Google has shared some advice in a new Webmaster Help video about recovering from Google penalties that you have incurred as the result of a time period of spammy links. Now, as we’ve seen, sometimes this happens to a company unintentionally. A business could have hired the wrong person/people to do their SEO work, and gotten their site banished from …

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Did Google Give Webmasters What They Need This Time?

Webmasters, many of which have businesses that rely on search rankings, have been wanting Google to do more to communicate with more specificity what is hurting their sites in Google search rankings. The search engine can’t seem to do enough to please everybody, but it does continue to launch tools and resources. Is Google doing enough to communicate issues it …

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Here’s A New Google Video About Hidden Text And Keyword Stuffing

Okay, one more. Google cranked out seven new Webmaster Help videos feature Matt Cutts (and in some cases, other Googlers) talking about various types of webspam. So far, we’ve looked at three videos about unnatural links, one about thin content, one about user-generated spam and one about pure spam. You can find them all here. Finally, on to hidden text …

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If Google Has Accused Your Site Of ‘User-Generated Spam,’ You’ll Want To Watch This Video

Google pumped out a batch of new videos about webspam via its Webmaster Help YouTube channel. You can find others from the series here. We just looked at one about the “pure spam” manual action label. This one is about “user-generated spam”. User-generated spam could include forum spam, spammy user profiles, spammy blog comments, spammy guestbook comments, etc. “The good …

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Google’s Cutts Explains The ‘Pure Spam’ Manual Action Label

Google has put out a series of videos discussing various forms of webspam. You can see others from the series here. In this one, Google’s Matt Cutts explains the “Pure Spam” manual action label. This basically includes scraping, cloaking and automated black hat drivel. This kind of spam is the vast majority of the sites Google takes action on, Cutts …

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…And Here’s One More Video Of Matt Cutts Talking About Unnatural Links

Google has put out a new group of videos about various webspam topics. Three of these are specifically about unnatural links. Here’s one on unnatural links from your site, and here’s one on unnatural links to your site. While both of these videos featured Matt Cutts with other Googlers, this one is just Cutts himself talking about unnatural links and …

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For Better Or Worse, A Lot Of Change Is Coming To Google SEO

Google has a lot of stuff in the works that will have a direct impact on webmasters and the search engine optimization community. In a seven-minute “Webmaster Help” video, Google’s Matt Cutts (sporting a Mozilla Firefox shirt), ran down much of what Google’s webspam team has planned for the coming months, and what it all means for webmasters. It involves …

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Matt Cutts: Panda Update Coming Friday, ‘Big’ Penguin Update Later This Year

According to Google webspam head Matt Cutts, we can expect the next Panda refresh to occur within the next few days. Speaking at the SMX conference, Cutts said that the next Panda update will take place this Friday, March 15th or by Monday, March 18th at the latest. The last Panda update rolled out on January 22nd, and Google said …

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Matt Cutts Talks About Fighting Webspam Around The World

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 to the user-submitted question: Europe is small compared with USA, so will Google get a webspam team for smaller markets? …

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