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Google Penalizes Link Networks In Europe & Germany Over Weekend

Google Penalizes Link Networks In Europe & Germany Over Weekend | Real SEO | Scoop.it

Google this morning confirmed it via Twitter, where Google's Johannes Mehlem posted on Twitter that they targeted a link network in Germany and Europe...

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What to Do About Unnatural Links Message in Webmaster Tools

What to Do About Unnatural Links Message in Webmaster Tools | Real SEO | Scoop.it
Are you one of the many who got an Unnatural Links Warning (outboundor inbound) in Google Webmaster Tools this week? Let's fix the problem, not the blame...
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Assessing Hummingbird's Impact On Search -- 10 Months Later

Assessing Hummingbird's Impact On Search -- 10 Months Later | Real SEO | Scoop.it

On September 26, 2013, Google let slip that it had updated its overall search platform, which they referred to as “Hummingbird.” In this post, I am going to take a look back at the past year to see what impact Hummingbird may have had...


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Google: Redirecting A Penalized Site To Penalty Free Site Likely Won't Negatively Impact The Site

Google: Redirecting A Penalized Site To Penalty Free Site Likely Won't Negatively Impact The Site | Real SEO | Scoop.it
On Friday, Google’s John Mueller answered a question I proposed in a Webmaster/Search Helpdesk Hangout about the issues around a penalized site being redirected to an unpenalized site. The question was: What if a competitor takes a site that has a severe penalty and 301 redirects it to my penalty-free site — would it cause […]
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Sameep Shah's curator insight, July 3, 8:04 AM

The operative word being "likely"

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Did Google Just Read the Text on My Image and Will This Affect My Rankings?

Did Google Just Read the Text on My Image and Will This Affect My Rankings? | Real SEO | Scoop.it
Yes, Google can read embedded text in images and it's doing it very well. Let's take for instance Google Keep, the note taking service from Google that takes the idea of “note taking” to another level.
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Google's New Reconsideration Requests With A Note From Your Reviewer

Google's New Reconsideration Requests With A Note From Your Reviewer | Real SEO | Scoop.it

Google is improving their reconsideration request rejections with more feedback. Some now include a hand written note from the Googler who responded to this specific reconsideration request...

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Coming Up: The Biggest Google Update of the Year?

Coming Up: The Biggest Google Update of the Year? | Real SEO | Scoop.it

Warning from Australia. Algoroo is showing 17th of May as the second most turbulent day since the Penguin update in May 2013.

Many SEOs believe this is the much anticipated Penguin update.

Have you cleaned up all those spammy old links? http://kercommunications.com/seo-services/link-removal/ )

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Google Preparing Large Update? Big Moves On May 2nd & 7th

Google Preparing Large Update? Big Moves On May 2nd & 7th | Real SEO | Scoop.it
I mentioned there was some chatter about a Google update on May 2nd but now we are seeing even more chatter and signs of flux in the Google search results on May 7th.These signs of shifts in rankings,


http://www.seroundtable.com/google-update-algorithm-18526.html

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How To Buy Domain Names

How To Buy Domain Names | Real SEO | Scoop.it
Google's Matt Cutts posted a video on the question How can I research a domain that I may want to purchase?Matt Cutts gave a few tips on what to do, what steps to take, when researching a domain name
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SEOs Calling Out Google's Matt Cutts As A Hypocrite?

SEOs Calling Out Google's Matt Cutts As A Hypocrite? | Real SEO | Scoop.it
On Friday, Matt Cutts, Google's head of fighting all evil web spam, posted on Twitter an interview he gave to the usesthis.com blog. It is basically a place where a guy named Daniel interviews nerds
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Google's Matt Cutts On How They Evaluate New Search Algorithms

Google's Matt Cutts On How They Evaluate New Search Algorithms | Real SEO | Scoop.it
Google Head of Search Spam Matt Cutts posted a video today answering how Google goes about evaluating which new search algorithms they use and which they throw away or adapt. The question was posed by James Foster of Sydney, Australia who asked: What are some of the metrics that Google uses to evaluate whether one iteration […]
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Attn: MyGuestBlog Users and Other Serial Guest Bloggers…

Attn: MyGuestBlog Users and Other Serial Guest Bloggers… | Real SEO | Scoop.it

MyGuestBlog Users and Other Serial Guest Bloggers:
Have you received a warning in Webmaster Tools recently?


If you, or your SEO provider, has been pushing guest blogging as a new "sure thing" of link building, you should check out this article about the latest site/network to get squashed by Google...

https://plus.google.com/+KerCommunications/posts/3UnW7YtvUMt


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Google Will Look At Your Other Sites When You Get A Manual Action

Google Will Look At Your Other Sites When You Get A Manual Action | Real SEO | Scoop.it

Google does indeed look at the other sites a webmaster or business owner operates when one of their sites gets a manual action - at least, some of the times they do...

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Google Algorithm Update Weekend of August 8th - 10th?

Google Algorithm Update Weekend of August 8th - 10th? | Real SEO | Scoop.it

On Friday, August 8th, there appears to have been a Google algorithm update that Google said they will not comment on. It may likely be a monthly Google Panda refresh...

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Google: You're Doing It Wrong

10+ months since the last update to Penguin…

Google: You're Doing It Wrong<br/><br/>10+ months since the last update to Penguin… | Real SEO | Scoop.it


10+ months since the last update to Penguin, Google's linkspam fighting algortithm.
In my experience, most sites that have been penalized by Penguin really did deserve the penalty. But should it be a death penalty?

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Changing Existing Links: Perfectly Normal -- Except When It Isn’t

Changing Existing Links: Perfectly Normal -- Except When It Isn’t | Real SEO | Scoop.it
You may have recently read Links That Change Are Trusted Less By Google’s Algorithms, which was sparked by a recent tweet from a former Google employee regarding changing links: Did you know Google is less likely to trust a link once it has changed from the 1st time it was seen? — Pedro Dias (@pedrodias) July 1, […]
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PR Newswire's Answer To Their Google Panda Troubles: Taking Action On Press Release Spammers

PR Newswire's Answer To Their Google Panda Troubles: Taking Action On Press Release Spammers | Real SEO | Scoop.it

When Google released its most recent modification to the Panda algorithm, Panda 4.0, on May 20th, one of the sites reportedly hit hard by the update was the large press release distribution company, PR Newswire. The company’s answer to recover from the algorithmic penalty is to “take action” against press release spammers...

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I guess it had to come to that conclusion. You never want spammers to use your product so much that it ends up hurting your brand

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Panda 4.0: Redefining Site Authority

Panda 4.0: Redefining Site Authority | Real SEO | Scoop.it

Everyone in SEO talks about it: authority. It’s the key measurement for ranking, right? But what defines authority in the eyes of each search engine? We all have our theories and correlations, and authority measurement has certainly changed over the years as new signals emerge that may give engines a better idea of a website’s true authority...

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The Undetectable Link Building Technique Google Can’t Penalize

The Undetectable Link Building Technique Google Can’t Penalize | Real SEO | Scoop.it
To build a timeless link that Google can't detect as a "built afterwards" link you need to get it before the document gets indexed for the first time.
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Sameep Shah's curator insight, May 30, 7:42 AM

A great blog post on ahrefs.com by Tad Chef!

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Content Marketing, User Intent & How to Rank Higher in Google

Content Marketing, User Intent & How to Rank Higher in Google | Real SEO | Scoop.it
Content marketing can be an effective way to rank for medium & long tail phrases, but you need to understand user intent to maximise your chances.
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Did Google Really Change The Rules About SEO? Which Rules Were Changed?

Did Google Really Change The Rules About SEO? Which Rules Were Changed? | Real SEO | Scoop.it

Some people claim "Google keeps changing the rules" and penalizes things that they once advised webmasters to do, but nobody ever seems to point out a specific rule that has changed. The algorithms change all the time, I know. Was there any specific piece of advice or instruction from Google that has really changed from "do" to "do not"?


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More myths about SEO

What are some of the biggest SEO Myths you see still being repeated (either at conferences, or in blogs, etc) ?


See also: http://kercommunications.com/tags/myths/

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Not All Manual Actions Are Ranking Demotions

Not All Manual Actions Are Ranking Demotions | Real SEO | Scoop.it

Google issues lots of different manual actions or penalties on sites for various reasons. But not all those manual actions lead to a ranking demotion in Google. Google's Matt Cutts said this on Twitter...

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Unnatural Links Message in Webmaster Tools - What to Do

Unnatural Links Message in Webmaster Tools - What to Do | Real SEO | Scoop.it

Are you among the many who got an Unnatural Links Warning in Google Webmaster Tools this week? The thing to do now is fix the problem, not the blame...

http://kercommunications.com/seo/unnatural-links-message-webmaster-tools/


See also: http://kercommunications.com/seo-services/link-removal/

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12 Ways to Increase Traffic From Google Without Building Links

12 Ways to Increase Traffic From Google Without Building Links | Real SEO | Scoop.it

The job of the Technical SEO becomes more complex each year, but we also have more opportunities now than ever. Here are 12 ways you can improve your rankings without relying on link building.

See also: Did Everyone Forget About On Page Optimization

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