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Google Penguin Update: 12 Tips Directly From Google

In case you haven’t heard the news, the official name for the Webspam update Google launched this week, is reportedly the Penguin update. Google’s Matt Cutts even tweeted a picture of a stuffed Panda hanging out with a stuffed Penguin. How cute. Now, we don’t know exactly what all Google takes into account with this Penguin update. But Google made …

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Webspam And Panda Updates: Does SEO Still Matter?

It’s been a crazy week in search. While not entirely unexpected, Google launched its new Webspam update (which should still be in the process of rolling out, as Google said it would take a few days). This update, according to the company, is aimed at black hat SEO tactics and the sites engaging in them, to keep them from ranking …

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Google Penguin Update: Google Gives You A Place To Complain

Google’s Matt Cutts tweeted that Google has a form webmasters can fill out if they think they’ve been wrongly hit by Google’s Penguin update (also known as the Webspam Update). @mattcuttsMatt CuttsIf you know a site affected by algo update that you don’t think should be affected, we made a form to provide feedback: http://t.co/eE7TTWBz 13 hours ago via Tweet …

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Google Penguin Update: The New Name For The WebSpam Update

Here we go. Get ready for a barrage of Penguin articles to complement the Panda articles, just as the Penguin update complements the Panda update in bringing quality to Google’s search results (or at least trying to). Yes, the Webspam Update has now been named the Penguin Update, reportedly. According to Danny Sullivan, whose word is pretty credible within the …

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Google Webspam Algorithm Update Draws Mixed Reviews From Users

Google’s Matt Cutts has been talking about leveling the playing field for sites that don’t participate in “over-optimization”. Last month at SXSW, Cutts made something of a pre-announcement about such changes, and it looks like a major part of these efforts is now launching. According to Danny Sullivan, who spoke directly with Cutts, this is indeed the change Cutts was …

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Google Webspam Update: Where’s The Viagra? [Updated]

Update: Viagra.com is back at number one. As you may know, Google launched a new algorithm update, dubbed the Webspam Update. According to Google, it’s designed to keep sites engaging in black hat SEO tactics from ranking. The update is still rolling out, but it’s already been the target of a great deal of criticism. You can just peruse the …

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Google Webspam Update: “Make Money Online” Query Yields Less Than Quality Result

Update: It looks like the top result has been changed now. Google announced a big algorithm change called the Webspam update. It’s in the process of rolling out, and is designed to penalize sites engaging in black hat SEO – activities that are direct violations of Google’s quality guidelines. In theory, it sounds like a good idea, but users are …

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Google Panda Update: Data Refresh Hit Last Week

On the 17th, we wrote about some webmasters who were suspecting a major update from Google. Google’s Matt Cutts has now come out and said that there was a Panda refresh around the 19th. They just didn’t say anything about it until now, which is interesting itself, considering they were tweeting about Panda updates before. This latest Panda refresh came …

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How Much Of Google’s Webspam Efforts Come From These Patents?

Bill Slawski over at SEO By The Sea, who is always up on search industry patents, has an interesting article talking about a patent that might be related to Google’s new Webspam Update. It’s called: Methods and systems for identifying manipulated articles. The abstract for the patent says: Systems and methods that identify manipulated articles are described. In one embodiment, …

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Google Webspam Update: Losers & Winners, According To Searchmetrics [Updated]

Update: It turns out that Google launched a Panda refresh a few days ago, and Matt Cutts says this is more likely the culprit for Searchmetrics’ lists. Danny Sullivan has Cutts’ comment: There’s a pretty big flaw with this “winner/loser” data. Searchmetrics says that they’re comparing by looking at rankings from a week ago. We rolled out a Panda data …

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