Category : SEO News

What Does Google Consider a Bad Link?

We will soon find out, or will we? Matt Cutts just announced that Google will have a new feature in WMT that will give examples of bad links. If this happens, we’re gonna have a shock wave ripple through the global SEO community. Millions of...

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Google Uses Analytics Data Against You

I have reason to believe Google just started using your traffic stats against you! I’ve come across two cases this month where the exact low performing keywords were abruptly removed from Googles search results resulting in a 20%+ loss in...

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Low Hanging Fruit Can Rot on the Vine

What I mean by this is many of the easy-to-get links can and will have a negative impact on your overall SEO score. Instead, it’s time to focus on quality and this means you might want to think about increasing your link budget and getting a...

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SEO is Not an Art, it’s a Science

There’s a way of thinking that is counterproductive to solving SEO problems and it’s the old saying that SEO is an Art. Now, after 10 years of updates and algorithm changes, I have to digress because that way of thinking has to change....

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Lost Links in Google Webmaster Tools

On Feb 7th, 2013 Google announced a known issue with the links counts found in Google Webmaster Tools. It may appear that you have lost most of your links but its just a glitch and Google is working on the problem now. In the meantime, your...

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SEO Troubleshooting | Algorithmic Penalty Identification

Einstein once said, The formulation of the problem is often more important than the solution and in the case of trying to figure out why your website has lost traffic or ranking, this couldn’t be more true! The first thing to do in a dicey...

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FTC Clears Google

Google has been cleared of all antitrust and anti-competitive charges as the FTC has dropped all charges and closed all investigations against Google. This comes just a few months after Google was ordered to pay a record $22.5 million to settle...

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Secret Google Operators and Custom Footprints

Google Advanced Operators are basically, extra commands that you type into Google that help you filter your search. Think of them as searching short-cuts to help you find what you need easier and faster. Google has always had Advanced Search...

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Google Analytics Expert (GAIQ Certification)

*Click to verify my certification and view my score. The average person only uses about 14% of Analytics, ironically about the same amount of average brain usage in humans. After 10 years of using Google Analytics and one month of taking courses...

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Above the Fold Page Layout Algorithm Update

Matt Cutts has been in a telling mood! He made a post on Google Webmaster Central Blog titled Page Layout Algorithm Improvement where he said, sites that don’t have much content “above-the-fold” can be affected by this change. This is why...

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