All posts by barry@rustybrick.com (Barry Schwartz)

What Do I Need To Unlearn From My SEO Days From 5 Years Ago?

They often say, learning new things is way easier than unlearning old things. A WebmasterWorld thread has an old SEO who hasn't been in the game for five or more years, asking to be caught up quickly on what has changed. The answer is...

AP’s New Robot Writers; What Will Google Think?

The Associated Press, AP, announced they will be using algorithms, machines, robots to write their corporate earnings stories for the business news report. Yes...

Now This Is A Google Watch

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Google May Show A Right To Be Forgotten Removal Notice Without Removal Requests

Last week, Google began removing right to be forgotten requests from the EU search results page. Yea...

Google HTTPS Everywhere: Why, How & SEO Implications

Google has published a video of the HTTPS Everywhere presentation on YouTube. The presentation was give by Pierre Far from the Google Webmaster team and Ilya Grigorik from the Google Developer team. The presentation was awesome because it was conversational and kept you interested...

Let Google Know About Your Negative SEO

A thread at Google Webmaster Help asks a question that goes unanswered for the most part, "Negative SEO. How can we let the Webmaster Team know?" How do you let Google know when you think you've been hit by negative SEO...

Google On Can You Redirect A Penalty To Another Site

Can you redirect a penalty to a new or different domain name? Let's say site A has a bad link penalty, either manual action or algorithmic issue. And you or a competitor decide to use a 301 redirect from site A to a site without a penalty (i.e. site B). Would site A's penalty cause site B to get a penalty also?

Daily Search Forum Recap: June 27, 2014

Here is a recap of what happened in the search forums today, through the eyes of the Search Engine Roundtable and other search forums on the web...