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SEOmoz Takes On Webspam With Ambitious Project, Talks Penguin Update SEOmoz Takes On Webspam With Ambitious Project, Talks Penguin Update
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SEOmoz is working on a new spam research project aimed at classifying, identifying and removing (or at least limiting) the link juice that spam pages and sites can pass – a pretty ambitious goal, to say the least. Can SEOmoz …

Google Penguin Update Recovery: Matt Cutts Says Watch These 2 Videos Google Penguin Update Recovery: Matt Cutts Says Watch These 2 Videos
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Danny Sullivan at Search Engine Land put up a great Penguin article with some new quotes from Matt Cutts. We’ve referenced some of the points made in other articles, but one important thing to note from the whole thing is …

Google Penguin Update: Google Granted Another Possibly Related Patent Google Penguin Update: Google Granted Another Possibly Related Patent
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Google released the Penguin update a couple weeks ago, in an effort to rid its search engine results of webspam. The update targeted the kinds of things Google has always tried to rid its results of, but the update is …

Google Penguin Update: Report Spam With Google Docs Google Penguin Update: Report Spam With Google Docs

You can learn a lot of little helpful tidbits by listening to what Googles head of webspam has to say, and lucky for webmasters, he’s always saying through various channels on the web. This includes YouTube videos, his blog, Google+, …

Google Penguin Update Recovery: Getting Better At Keywords Google Penguin Update Recovery: Getting Better At Keywords
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Last week, Google unleashed its Penguin update upon webmasters. The update, as you may know, was designed to decrease the rankings of sites engaging in black hat SEO tactics and webspam. One of the classic black hat tactics is keywords …

Recovering From Google’s Penguin Update Recovering From Google’s Penguin Update
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First, before you start your campaign for Penguin recovery, you should probably determine whether you were actually hit by the Penguin update, or by the Panda update (or even some other Google algorithm change). Shortly after the Penguin update rolled …

Reconsideration Request Tips From Google [Updated] Reconsideration Request Tips From Google [Updated]
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If you think you’ve been wrongfully hit by Google’s Penguin update, Google has provided a form that you can fill out, in hopes that Google will see the light and get your site back into the mix. The update is …

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

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

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

Google On What Will Get You Demoted Or Removed From Index Google On What Will Get You Demoted Or Removed From Index
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Google’s Matt Cutts, as you may or may not know, often appears in Webmaster Help videos addressing questions about what Google does (and what it doesn’t do) in certain situations. Usually, the questions are submitted buy users, though sometimes, Cutts …

Google Refreshes Spam Reporting Google Refreshes Spam Reporting
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Google’s head of web spam Matt Cutts tweeted that the company has refreshed its spam report form. He calls it the biggest refresh in 10 years. Side note: It’s worth pointing out that he used Twitter to announce this. I …

Blekko Queries on the Rise, More So Since Content Farm Blocking
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Blekko says its search queries climbed to a million a day in January. CEO Rich Skrenta tells WebProNews that Blekko has seen growth since its announcement that it has banned some content farms from its index

Google, Bing, and Blekko Talk Content Farms and Search Quality

Matt Cutts from Google, Harry Shum from Bing, and Rich Skrenta from Blekko spoke on a panel today at the Farsight Summit. Much of the conversation was around the Bing/Google results copying ordeal, but part of the conversation was about search quality in general, and the impact content farms are having on it. 

Is Google’s Search Quality The Best It’s Ever Been?
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In a post on the official Google Blog, Matt Cutts, head of the company’s webspam team said that Google’s search quality is the best it has ever been in terms of relevance, freshness, and comprehensiveness. 

Do you agree that Google’s search quality is the best it’s ever been? Share your thoughts.

Google Wants Your Help to Reduce Webspam
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If you have any suggestions for Google’s webspam team, now is the time to make them. Google’s Matt Cutts, who leads the team, has called for suggestions for webspam projects for the year in a post on his personal blog.

What SEOs Want from Google’s Webspam Team in ’09
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UPDATE: Cutts has tallied the demands so far and shares them in a list here.

Google Grateful For Your Webspam And Paid Links Reports
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Give yourselves a hand, folks.  In Google’s fight against webspam and paid links, you’ve apparently played an important role, and in the future, the company’s hoping you’ll participate even more.

How Do Doorway and Startpages Differ?
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There’ve been some fine lines walked lately by Google’s Webspam team. Not too long ago, it was paid links reporting, and now the line is between startpages and doorway pages. The definitions are quite similar, but Google says it’s all about intent, which makes the argument reminiscent of the art versus indecency squabbles of the past.