Matt Cutts Debunks Google Plus Votes as Important Ranking Factors



Do Google +1′s Improve rankings in Google natural SERPS? There’s a lot of strange seo news about at the moment. Mostly down to ‘correlation’ studies showing Google Plus votes correlation with high rankings. That observation may well be true – but important ranking factor it does not automatically make them, and that’s what a lot of […]

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Unnatural Links Warning? Your Backlinks Will Need MANUALLY Checked



There’s no one tool out there I trust more than myself to identify problematic links in a backlink profile. A tool can work out obvious spammy sites but no link analysis tool can determine out overall intent of every site or every link, on every occasion. I’ve lost count of the amount of times I have […]

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The Simplest White Hat SEO Tip?



Somebody asked me about this and I thought what was probably the most simple thing anyone can do. The chart above illustrates a reasonably valuable 4 word term I noticed a page I had didn’t rank high in Google for, but I thought probably should and could rank for, with this simple seo technique. I […]

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Ding Ding. Google v Payday Loans SERPS in the UK



Google has declared they are rolling out more changes to combat ‘spammy’ SERPS (Search Engine Results Pages) like “payday loans”. What’s interesting is Google doesn’t often tell us a specific SERP is getting cleaned up. It’s a bit like a fight after school.  It’s worth watching I think if you are interested in SEO. We just started a […]

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Website Lost Rankings in Google? Say Hello to Penguin 2. (Latest 2.1 October 2013)



We started rolling out the next generation of the Penguin webspam algorithm this afternoon (May 22, 2013), and the rollout is now complete. About 2.3% of English-US queries are affected to the degree that a regular user might notice. The change has also finished rolling out for other languages world-wide. The scope of Penguin varies by language, […]

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