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Blackhat Afficionados… Google Updated the Algo Again

Just fyi, we rolled out a small algo change this week that improves the diversity of search results in terms of different domains returned. — Matt Cutts (@mattcutts) September 14, 2012 If you noticed that you had more than one spot on a SERP page at Google, guess what? You many not see that after […]

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Turn Personalized Results Off on Your SERPs Page

Webmasters often confuse the results they get from typing their keywords into Google as absolute. They’re not because they include terms from “personalized” results. With Chrome, you can open an “incognito” window that will allow you to check all your positions like a person with no identity on the Web. Google won’t associate your social […]

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Titles: It’s All in the Pixels

One of the SEO conventions that I was taught way back when was that if you wrote a title for your page that was more than 65 characters, it would probably be truncated (cut off) in the SERPs (search engine results pages). All of the tools you use will tell you the same thing, with […]

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Free Directories Might Be Toast, You Say?

Last week, Navneet Kaushal published an article at SearchNewz.com, entitled “Google De-Indexing Free Directories,” saying that the new Google updates  may have made free web directories toast. The information came from Terry Van Horne of Search News Central, who says he tried 500 directories, and all were gone. Navneet cited an example he tried of […]

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53 Google Updates for April 2012

Google just keeps on keeping on, working to make your search experience better, and last month (April 2012), it updated 53 aspects of its search algorithm.  Google reps say that they make over 500 adjustments per year and 2012 has been a busy year for Google updates, and we’re not even at the halfway point […]

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What Did Google Turn Off in Panda 3.4?

Since the activation of the Google 3.4 algorithm filter last month, SEOs all over the Internet have been speculating on the ranking factor(s) that Google claims to have turned off. The most popular idea is that of  Page Rank. Google has been telling webmasters for years that Page Rank isn’t the be all and end […]

Click here to read about the 11 other factors Google may have changed or eliminated...

Google Updates for February 2012

Every month, Google makes changes to the way it report results on the Web. January’s weren’t very exciting, but you can read about them here: Inside Search Results for January. Mainly, they adjusted the spell checkers, made freshness of content more important than ever before, and updated Panda to find high-quality sites. Google also made […]

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