Archive for ‘SEO News & Updates’

Why [Press Release] Submission is a Waste of Time

SEO industry has a knack for turning perfectly legitimate marketing disciplines into… something spammy. This is exactly what happened to the idea of press releases and the way they are distributed and picked up.

Press Release Bot

Googlers are aware of PR submission websites and very likely have ways of algorithmically handling well-known sources (PRWeb, PRWire…etc).  …

 

Google Ignores Hidden Content – Including Tabs?

Google on Tabbed ContentIn today’s hangout with John Mueller from Google we found that Google tends to ignore content which seems to be off-screen (e.g. -9999px). We asked whether a portion of a website could be accidentally treated as hidden content and not trigger that page in search results for the search terms contained within the falsely detected hidden section.…

 

Google+ Communities How To

Any real user of Google+ knows by now that Google+ launched Google+ Communities, social network version of forums, message boards, discussion boards or even Q/A sites. You can read up on the announcement from Google blog or check the Google+ Communities yourself.…

 

Bing Webmaster Guidelines Published

For all webmasters looking to score some traffic from other search engines and not just Google there is a good news, Bing just published their webmaster guidelines.

As you can see in their announcement yesterday Bing webmaster guidelines are covering just the very basics unlike Google webmaster guidelines.…

 

Google Does Take Action Against Content Scrapers

In our two recent experiments we created a number of pages copied from other domains, both cases got much attention but it seems it also got the attention of Google’s search quality algorithm.

Today we’ve received the following message:

Quality Issues

This is good news for all webmasters out there and a sign that Google does care about us and our content.…

 

Google+ Crowdsourcing User Data

Google+ has recently started asking users to complete their profiles similarly to LinkedIn. Now if you think you’re safe by ignoring their incentive, think twice!

Your circles can now supply additional (valuable) data about you to Google through this handy little feature:

Add More

In the screenshot above you can see the link inviting users to enter private notes about their contacts, for example their nickname, email, phone, address and notes:

johnmu

Once you save the custom notes they become part of users’ profile, visible only to you… and Google?…

 

PageRank Update: November 2012

Pagerank Update

Google has pushed out public toolbar PageRank values estimated to date back to 31 October which was our most recent post affected by the update.

#endofmessage…

 

Next Panda Update: More Forgiving?

Panda Google

We’re seeing signs of thin-repetitive content finding its way back into Google’s index in the last couple of days. Is this a sign of a gentler, more forgiving search quality algorithm?

There are a few search queries which I perform regularly, one of them scans for recent references of our website online and this typically this returns fresh and unique references.…

 

SEO Myth Busted: Bounce to Results is a Negative Signal

Busted

In today’s hangout with John Mueller we busted another SEO myth – negative impact of bounce-back to search results.

If people return to search result after visiting your website that is not a reliable negative signal for your website. The reason Google doesn’t rely on dwell-time in their ranking algorithm is due to the fact that some users may compare information from different sources.…

 

Google Link Disavow Tool: The Complete Guide

Google has finally released their link disavow tool enabling webmasters to report inorganic inbound links for their domains. This document contains a step-by-step guide with screenshots and a list of best practices including potential problems associated with the use of the tool.…

 

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