Have you ever looked at the top of the search results for your industry, seen successful, clearly off-guideline strategies working for some seemingly inferior site and thought, "WTF!! Why hasn't Google caught these guys?"
If you never have had that reaction, you probably need to pay closer attention to what your competitors... continue
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Posted: 2013-03-23 18:27:43 | Views (7,624) | Comments (0)
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Posted: 2012-12-16 14:03:29 | Views (6,659) | Comments (3)
In the past month, we've been filing 2-6 reconsideration requests per day, so we've seen a very large number of responses to those requests. And since Penguin we've noticed a significant change in Google's messaging concerning unnatural links, which I've mentioned in previous posts. The strongly accusatory message is now a... continue
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Posted: 2012-08-30 15:29:12 | Views (8,011) | Comments (0)
In the past several days, Google sent out a huge number of messages from Webmaster Tools. Many site owners received 3 or 4 messages within a few days. If you very recently (19 July 2012 or later) received a warning of unnatural links from Google it was very likely starts with one of these sentences:
"We've detected that... continue
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Posted: 2012-07-25 17:05:11 | Views (6,612) | Comments (1)
Because we oversee and task seo agencies on behalf of our clients, we often find ourselves in the role of 'client.' This gives us insight into the murky world of the retail seo sales efforts, where outrageous claims of expertise often fall flat when agencies are required to actually perform in the client's interest.
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Posted: 2012-05-27 14:59:32 | Views (8,853) | Comments (0)
We're seeing a train wreck here, especially with respect to Google's intention and the actual outcome. Real risk in the search for all online businesses just ramped up, while paid links just became much more valuable.
Everyone can agree with the intention behind Penguin - preventing spam from positively influencing ranks. ... continue
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Posted: 2012-04-29 14:01:46 | Views (8,580) | Comments (6)
I noticed a few days ago that "site:domain.com" searches no longer go any deeper than 1,000 urls - many sites show significantly less, even when the number of indexed urls is high. Not yet seeing any push back from the seo community, but this is really huge for those of us responsible for the ranks of our clients. If your... continue
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Posted: 2011-11-04 12:57:49 | Views (9,278) | Comments (0)
This post is a follow on to Enterprise Search Manipulation
, which discusses problems Google has with enforcement actions against major players like JCPenney.
Like the JCP fiasco, once again Google proves that it is incompetent with regard to... continue
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Posted: 2011-05-07 16:33:19 | Views (6,910) | Comments (0)
Are we starting to see some transparency from Google in their responses to reconsideration requests? So far, we've only seen 5 examples of this version of a new response, which denies "manual actions" (read 'manual Google penalties'), suggesting that fixing the issue will auto-correct the ranking losses. We welcome this change... continue
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Posted: 2011-04-23 16:27:14 | Views (7,415) | Comments (3)
Looks like Google issued their biggest update yet today. It affected us, and a lot of people we know, what are you seeing? I came up with my own list, but #1 on the list is very specific to today's update. Some of the others are well known, some of them need to be explained and are not well known.
Things I am seeing with... continue
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Posted: 2011-04-11 17:05:11 | Views (6,388) | Comments (4)