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Updated messages for manual webspam actions

Posted by on Jun 12, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Updated messages for manual webspam actions

Better Messages from the Manual Webspam team If you’ve been a webmaster for quite some time, you’ve probably received a message from the Google manual webspam team saying that there is a spam issue with some of your web pages. It’s probably not that much of an issue if you only run a couple of webpages but if you have thousands, knowing where to look and finding the web page concerned can be quite problematic. Now the search engine is certainly aware of the problem which has long plagued thousands of people in the SEO business and as...

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What are common mistakes you see from people using the disavow links tool?

Posted by on Jun 10, 2013 in Blog | 36 comments

What are common mistakes you see from people using the disavow links tool?

  The Disavow Links Tool As you may already know, Disavow Links is a great and invaluable free tool that Google provides to help webmasters manage and maintain a good link profile on the web. What it does is it basically gives the search engine a heads up on what links to recognize or ignore for a certain website. It’s a potent tool for inadvertently cleaning up spam links or fighting off negative SEO – an unscrupulous practice in search engine optimisation wherein people build spam or low quality links in huge numbers with the intention...

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Will Google be evaluating the use of rel=”author” moving forward?

Posted by on Jun 5, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Will Google be evaluating the use of rel=”author” moving forward?

All about Rel=”author” Ever heard of a nifty feature Google has been trying to implement recently known as Rel=”Author”? Basically, it’s Google’s way of attempting to annotate the web and slowly steer away from anonymous sources. The search engine ultimately hopes to use it as an additional ranking signal and is expected to dramatically change how SEO is done if ever fully realized. So what is it actually all about and how is it at all relevant to search engine optimisation? Simply put, Rel=”author” is a means of tagging who...

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What are some misconceptions in the SEO Industry?

Posted by on Jun 3, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

What are some misconceptions in the SEO Industry?

Seeking the truth about some common SEO misconceptions? There are certainly a lot of misconceptions proliferating throughout the SEO industry today. Google webmaster Matt Cutts hopes to debunk a couple of them through the video shown above. Check out the video and read on to learn more about it.     Common SEO misconceptions Among the most common misconceptions about search engine optimisation that people may have out there is due to poorly based assumptions and misunderstandings. One good example as stated in the video is the difference...

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Advertorials

Posted by on May 29, 2013 in Blog | 2 comments

Advertorials

What exactly are advertorials? There are generally two types of content that people can publish on the web – editorial and advertorials. As you may already know, editorials refer to the “core” of whatever it is that you are writing about. If you run a blog then these are the subjects that you write about and are of great interest to you. So what about advertorial content? Well as explained by Matt Cutts in the Google webmaster video above, advertorial content or native advertising isn’t really that much different from editorial...

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How does Google think about search quality when it relies on subjective signals?

Posted by on May 20, 2013 in Blog | 52 comments

How does Google think about search quality when it relies on subjective signals?

How confident is google in its ability to rate search quality? Now as the video posted above shows there are some who have serious doubts about the process Google has in place for assessing search quality and rankings. Looking at it from a philosophical perspective isn’t search quality a highly subjective attribute and just how fair is it for everyone? Does the process take context into account and how it ties to search queries? These are fine questions and are certainly important to everyone the search engine optimisation (SEO) business....

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What should we expect in the next few months in terms of SEO for Google?

Posted by on May 13, 2013 in Blog | 16 comments

What should we expect in the next few months in terms of SEO for Google?

SEO as Google sees it in the following months Are you wondering what Google has planned later this year as far as SEO is concerned? Well it certainly pays to get ahead and as the Google webmaster video shown above suggests, the search engine certainly has a lot in the works this year. Having mentioned that, a lot of people in the search engine marketing business can’t help but feel concerned. After all last year’s Panda and Penguin update literally took the online marketing industry by storm.  Google reassures us though that as long as...

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What’s the latest SEO misconception that you would like to put to rest?

Posted by on May 1, 2013 in Blog | 1 comment

Wondering about latest SEO Misconceptions out there? There are certainly a lot of SEO misconceptions out there today about Google and how search engine optimisation works. Often, these misconceptions create havoc in one’s search engine marketing efforts as they tend to create a lot of fuss and false speculations. Google does its best to put many of these speculations to rest, among the latest and most significant of which is the one covered by the Google webmaster video above. SEO Patent misconceptions As discussed in the video above, one...

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What are the top 3-5 SEO areas where webmasters make the most mistakes

Posted by on Apr 29, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

What are the top 3-5 SEO areas where webmasters make the most mistakes

 Common mistakes in SEO Wondering about some of the most common mistakes that people make in the SEO business? Search engine optimisation is certainly a complex subject to tackle and not surprisingly, many often make mistakes that could cost their business dearly. It would certainly help to know some of the most common errors out there in search engine marketing and how to best steer clear of them. Now as show in the Google webmaster video above, there are certainly quite a number of them and it would certainly be in your best interest to...

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Does linking my two sites together violate the quality guidelines?

Posted by on Apr 24, 2013 in Blog | 17 comments

Does linking my two sites together violate the quality guidelines?

Linking your sites together Suppose you have two websites and thinking about linking them together, is it really a good idea to do so? Perhaps you are wondering if Google allows it at all or perhaps it’s a violation of the search engine’s policies. Given the search engine’s reputation for strictly cracking down hard on attempts to manipulate search engine rankings, the last thing webmasters want is to invoke the ire of the search engine’s algorithms. Let’s go ahead and check out Google’s take on the subject. Take the time to...

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