Tag Archives: Channel: SEO

Google Penguin 3.0: Worldwide Rollout Still In Process, Impacting 1% Of English Queries

Google updated their Penguin algorithm with version Penguin 3.0 late Friday night. The Penguin algorithm primarily looks at a site’s backlink profile and may demote a site that appears to have a poor backlink profile. The Penguin 3.0 release was communicated very poorly by Google. With Google...

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Traits To Hire In A Link Builder

Link building requires a very particular set of skills. Contributor Jon Ball shares his thoughts on what to look for when hiring a link builder. The post Traits To Hire In A Link Builder appeared first on Search Engine Land.

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Google Releases Penguin 3.0 — First Penguin Update In Over A Year

Google has confirmed to Search Engine Land that it updated its Penguin filter on Friday. Penguin targets sites deemed to be spammy, especially those found in violation of Google’s guidelines about linking. Some noticed major changes in Google search results beginning late Friday night US time...

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After More Than Two Years, Google Finally Releasing New “Pirate Update” To Fight Piracy

In August 2012, to stem accusations that it doesn’t do enough to fight piracy, Google released what’s known as the Pirate Update, a system that penalized sites deemed to be violating copyright laws. Next week, Google is finally going to refresh that system to catch new offenders and...

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Like Google, Apple’s Siri Also Gets Stephen Colbert’s Height Wrong

Google came under fire last night from Stephen Colbert, over a direct answer that got the comedian’s height wrong. But Apple’s Siri makes the same mistake — something Colbert didn’t raise during his video appearance at the Apple’s iPad event today. Stephen Colbert...

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XML Sitemaps Or RSS/Atom Feeds? Google Says Use Both For Optimal Crawling

When it comes to telling search engines about the content on a website, webmasters might be wondering if they should submit sitemaps or just setup RSS or Atom feeds. Google’s answer? Use both. In a new blog post sharing advice on XML sitemaps and RSS/Atom feeds, Google says it’s not an...

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How Not To Ask For Reviews: A True Story About Local SEO

Contributor Neil Patel tells the tale of a boutique hotel owner whose strategy for discouraging bad reviews backfired in a major way. The post How Not To Ask For Reviews: A True Story About Local SEO appeared first on Search Engine Land.

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4 Tools (And 1 E-Book) I’m Loving For Content Creation And Link Development

As a content creator and link builder, you're likely always looking for fresh ideas and inspiration. Columnist Julie Joyce shares some new tools for ideation that have caught her eye. The post 4 Tools (And 1 E-Book) I’m Loving For Content Creation And Link Development appeared first on...

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Google Revamps Change Of Address Tool Within Webmaster Tools

Google’s John Mueller announced they have made significant changes to the Change Of Address Tool they initially added to Google Webmaster Tools in 2009. The new changes help walk-through a webmaster through the process of using the tool, while validating most of the important steps are...

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Influencer Marketing & Authorship for SEO Now – October 21 Webcast

Digital Marketing Depot presents “Influencer Marketing & Authorship for SEO Now” on Tuesday October 21 at 1 PM EDT. Developing relationships with what the search engines call “topical authorities” and becoming one yourself is one of the cornerstones of SEO Now. In this...

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