Archive for ‘SEO News & Updates’

Google’s Penguin Update: Far from over?

Starting from May 22nd there have been a lot of shifts in the SERPs, but we thought they would settle down, as they started to a few days later. But, starting from June 1st we noticed a lot of activity in the SERPs, Algoroo shows quite a bit of movement, and it is not just Algoroo, so what is actually going on?…

 

Successfully Cloaking in 2013?

I am well-aware that Google’s algorithm is work in progress and they continuously work on improving their search quality algorithm. What I saw today, however, makes me wonder if I give the algorithm too much credit.

Search query “assumptious“ brings up the following page:

Spammy Screenshot

I was shocked to see something like this ranking as #1 even for rare queries.…

 

Link Disavow Tool Gets an Upgrade

disavow

John Mueller from Google has recently stated1 that the link disavow tool had a little upgrade. Their team has made the tool smarter and safer to use by adding a feature which checks for common mistakes. The tool will now automatically flag potential issues upon file upload allowing webmasters to correct and re-upload the error-free file.…

 

Cheating Penguin is Easy

TL;DR: Google’s latest Penguin update doesn’t seem to detect unnatural link surges or anchor text abuse from expired domain link networks.

After Venice-like update in Australia, we had a rather uneventful week. Google started warming things up again on May 21 hitting orange alert on Algoroo on the 22nd of May.…

 

OMG! Algorithm Update is off the Scale

Matt Cutts wasn’t wrong, the latest algorithm change was major. Algoroo was off the scale yesterday, we don’t even have a gauge that goes that high in our roo metric widget.

algoroo

Source: http://algoroo.com/

Even though the estimated percentage of affected queries was apparently quite low, we’re still seeing major fluctuations (both ups and downs) in the 10,000 tracked keywords.…

 

Raven Hangout

Raven Hangout

Dan Petrovic discusses the evolution of Raven Tools with Jeremy Rivera.

Join the Google Hangout and find out what new and exciting features this awesome suite has to offer. Dan will also be discussing the future of SEO and actionable metrics we can use for research, decision making, performance tracking and reporting.…

 

Penguin 2.0 and Matt’s overview

Penguin 2.0 update

Algorithm Update – the next leap!?

Called Penguin 2.0 internally at Google, the latest updates to roll out in the next week or so aim to have a significant impact on web spam tactics and the value these methodologies impart to SERPs and a sites authority, even more so than the last major update.…

 

May 2013: A Massive Algorithm Update at Google?

It started in Australia as many webmasters and SEOs noticed a Venice-like update and now it looks like we’re looking at a global algorithm change.

mozcast

Mozcast shows a very turbulent 5th of May.

Jim Stewart was one of the first Australian SEOs to spot the change saying “ They’ve replaced places for organic…”.…

 

Discover Google+ pages while you browse the web

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Enhance your Google+ stream by following the Google+ pages that you find interesting:

  • When you visit a site connected to a Google+ page, a slider will appear on the side of the browser window. Hover over the slider to expand it and easily add the page to your circles.
 

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