Algorithm Updates

SMX Advanced 2013 Seattle

If you couldn’t convince the boss to send you to Seattle for SMX Advanced 2013, you might want to check out this post! In the video below, Danny Sullivan from Search Engine Land talks to Matt Cutts, head of Google’s webspam team (aka the attorney general of search), and all sorts of new insights emerge…

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March 6, 2013 Google Update

Based on chatter around the web, on sites like Webmaster World and Search Round Table, and the number of people searching things like, “has my website been penalized by Google?” and “how to tell if I have a Google penalty”, Google appears to be at it again.

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October 2012 YouTube Ranking Algorithm Update

In a recent YouTube blog post, YouTube announced that its search is now optimized for time watched—rewarding videos that hold viewers’ attention. This is similar to the Internet marketing concept of bounce rate, which represents the percentage of visitors who enter a site and leave immediately. According to YouTube,

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October 2012 Google Search Updates Roundup

I know what you’re thinking—Google updates its search algorithm more frequently than Holister douses its entire store front with frat-boy scented cologne. But there’s a reason you’re in the SEO business and not the dictionary-writing business—you thrive in a constantly changing industry. So let’s get on board with Google’s most recent updates, because really, what [...]

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May 2012 Google Search Updates

If you’re an SEO or webmaster, you’d better not plan any fun Friday nights or trips this May because Google is at it again. It turns out that, when it comes to search algorithm updates, May is a HUGE month for Google.

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May 26, 2012: Google Penguin Update

Just when you thought it things Google algorithm update land were starting to calm down, Matt Cutts Tweets, “Minor weather report: We pushed 1st Penguin algo data refresh an hour ago. Affects <0.1% of English searches.” For those of you living under a rock for the last three months, Google Penguin is an algorithm update [...]

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April 24-25, 2012: Google’s Webspam Update

For some webmasters and SEO today is the day – a day of reckoning. Think of all the SEOs filling up their coffee mug for the umpteenth time today to try to fix months, and in some cases years, of dirty deeds! Today on Google Webmaster Central, the company

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Unnatural Links Low Quality Links

As mentioned in an earlier post on this blog, Google is on the war path again and this time they’re searching (no pun intended) for low-quality, unnatural links. We’ve known for years that inbound links are

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April 3, 2012 Google Algorithm Updates

Today Google announced over a dozen updates to their algorithm. Some of them don’t seem to have relevance to SEO, where as others should have a direct impact. Here are a few we think constitute a ranking signal change (and how you should

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March 23, 2012 – Google Panda Attacks Again!

Google Panda is like an wart that just won’t go away (not that we would know anything about warts). Today, March 23rd at 6pm, Google announced via Twitter that another Panda update is rolling out and 1.6% of searches will be impacted. Our guess is that this update could be part of Google’s promise to [...]

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