Google: Those Unnatural Link Penalties Are About The Product Reviews We Warned You About

As previously reported, Google handed out a bunch of penalties over the weekend for unnatural outbound links. Now, the company has clarified that this is directly tied to product reviews that violate its guidelines. If you were affected by this,…

Google Penalizes Site It Invests In

Google has penalized a company that it backs financially in search results, by taking manual action on it for apparently violating its guidelines. Last year, Google launched Google Capital, a growth equity fund to fund growth-stage businesses. The eighth company…

Cutts On Determining If You Were Hit By An Algorithmic Penalty

If you’ve ever lost your search engine rankings to a competing site, you may have wondered if you were suffering from an algorithmic penalty from Google or if your content simply wasn’t as good as your competitors’. You’re not the…

If You Experience A Manual Action From Google, You Should Hear About It

Google’s Matt Cutts, as you may know, spoke at PubCon this week. It’s where he revealed Google’s new Link Disavow tool. That seems to have overshadowed just about everything else from the conference (even the news that PubCon founder Brett…

Google Removes Parts Of Penalties If You Make Changes

Just as you can recover from a Google algorithm update like Penguin, you can bounce back from a penalty as well. In fact, you can even partially bounce back, even if you’re unable to bounce all the way back at…

Google: If You Care About Your Standing in Search, Don’t Wait Out Penalties

As previously reported, webmasters with links from paid blog networks that Google recently de-indexed have been receiving letters from Google Webmaster Tools. Google’s John Mueller talked a little about such letters and the reconsideration process in a Google Groups thread…

Less Cash Collected In Overdraft Fees

A February 2012 study of over 2,000 banks has revealed a decline for overdraft fees collected from lending institutions. As you may remember, 2009 was a record year for banking organizations as they collected over $37 billion in overdraft fees.…