Archive for ‘SEO News & Updates’

BBC Penalised on a Granular Level

Last week, SEO Roundtable reported1 an interesting story about BBC seeking assistance with locating the source of the unnatural link notification2.

“I am a representative of the BBC site and on Saturday we got a ‘notice of detected unnatural links’.

 

Mixed Up Image and Web Queries in Google Webmaster Tools

Results of a recent survey showed that only 50% of webmasters consider Google Webmaster Tools search query data accurate enough to be actionable. Personally, I am a believer in Google Webmaster Tools and and have been quite active building systems around the search query data.…

 

Panda Update Integration into Search Algorithm

As reported by Search Engine Land, Panda update, which is a manual update, will soon be integrated into Google’s search algorithm. Their source is Matt Cutts, and this was stated at SMX West conference.

What this means is that Panda which was a manual update will no longer be pushed in sequences when Google sees fit, but will be a part of Google search algorithm and as well one of the rankings factors, and one of the most important ones.…

 

Hacked Site Recovery Tips from Google

Google rolled out another neat feature yesterday, in fact it is a series of articles and videos intended to help webmasters in hacked site recovery. You can find out more about their announcement here or if you need to dive in and go over all of their resources you should visit Webmaster help for hacked sites page.…

 

Fresh Explorer by SEOmoz – A New SEO Tool to Look Forward to

Fresh Web Explorer

For all of SEO tools fans there is a new player in town, another cool toy from the crew of SEOmoz. It’s name is Fresh Explorer and it brings freshness to your SEO data.

This tools brings together a few things that we gathered from several different places.…

 

How Search Works – Interactive Inforgraphic from Google Inside Search

Google just published an amazing large scale interactive infographic titled How Search Works. It is one of their attempts to bring us closer to their work, unweil some mysteries and reassure us once again of their war on spam.

The infographic is divided into three parts:

1.…

 

301 Redirect Value – Same Value as Link

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Most of the talk yesterday revolved around an old myth and a frequent question in the SEO sphere, how do 301 redirects influence page rank and in what measure.

Some thought and claimed over the years that 301 redirect should be avoided as they will lose you PageRank.…

 

Should Google Penalize Itself?

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Since the Interflora/Advertorial affair, webmaster community has been buzzing with discussion questioning Google’s own linking policies. SEO Book and Search Engine Land have covered this pretty well so there’s no need for me to repeat the events. Instead I’d like to point out that this is not the first nor the last time this is happening.…

 

Google Still Gives Penalties for Selling Links, or Have You Forgotten

From time to time we hear about Google penalizing a site for violating their guidelines, and from time to time that is done for one of the most obvious reasons, selling links. As it turns out Google shared a few penalties just a few days ago, to several UK news sites.…

 

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