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Google’s Matt Cutts On Assessing Quality Of A Page Without Links

In the latest video by Google’s Matt Cutts, he talks about how Google may determine the quality of a page of content without there being many links. By Matt’s expression, he seemed to give off the feeling that without links, it is really hard for Google to determine the quality of the…



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Google App Indexing Now Supports Eight New Languages

Google announced that their App Indexing protocol, the ability for Google to link search results to your mobile apps direct deep content now supports eight new languages. App Indexing lets developers markup their content so that if a searcher has an Android app installed on their phone, and the…



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Google Authorship Goes Down Again, Twice In One Week

Google Authorship is once again down for the count, second time within a one-week period. Authorship is the image you see next to the Google results of those who wrote the article, blog post or news story. Normally, Google’s search results are sprinkled with them, but now, no search results…



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Did Google Panda 4.0 Go After Press Release Sites?

Nine days ago when Google released Panda 4.0 – which aims to filter out “thin” content from top rankings – we focused our attention on the big Winners & Losers charts, Since then, some have noted that press releases may have also been hit big time. Using SearchMetrics, I…



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No, Google Says There’s Been No Penguin Update

google-penguin-featuredThis morning, I noticed a lot of buzz around a possible Google Penguin update. The SEO space was noticing huge changes in the search results from perviously penalized sites, many that were impacted by the Google Penguin update.

The Google Penguin algorithm targets sites trying to manipulate their search results through link building efforts that they deem as unnatural. This is not the manual actions for unnatural links but rather an algorithm that detects these types of links automatically.

A Google spokesperson told us at Search Engine Land, there is no Penguin or other spam efforts going on now. So this update, at least according to Google, is not spam related. In fact, Google made it sound like there was no update at all.

There were many webmasters talking about changes in rankings over the past 24-48 hours, independent of the Panda 4.0 update from a week ago. Most of them said the update impacted their sites that had Penguin issues. But not all were convinced that it was indeed Penguin related. But either way, many SEOs and webmasters noticed ranking changes.

Here is one graph from a site that had an algorithm penalty that recovered in the past couple days:

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Other webmasters shared their analytics with me, showing huge changes in traffic as well. While others just claimed Penguin or other recoveries.

When I responded to some SEOs about Google saying there was no Penguin or otherwise update, some SEOs said they don’t believe it. Here are some tweets from SEOs:

Again, Google has claimed there was no Penguin or spam related update done around this time frame.

To learn more about this, see our Google Penguin update category.

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