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Google+ Pushes “Promoted Posts”

While not a new feature, +Post ads have only made a subtle appearance until now. It looks like somebody at Google decided to give the little used feature a little boost. Some webmasters are reporting a new prompt popping up …

 

Penguin 3: An Underwhelming Update

Definition Penguin 3: A webspam algorithm update with limited scope, aimed at easily detected link schemes. How does it compare?

While it still has the ability to strongly impact individual sites, Penguin 3 was clearly rolled out to tackle only …

 
The Great Link Paradox

The Great Link Paradox

We used to link feely on the web and anchor text has always been a matter of context and choice. Google changed everything with its profound dependency on link signals. Designer anchor text is not a pure SEO invention, Googlers …

 

Co-Occurrence as a Ranking Signal

TL;DR: A little-known property of Google Books search highlights co-occurrence as a ranking signal.

The concept of co-occurrence (not to be confused with co-citation) has been on the radar of many search professionals for a while. I accepted the idea …