Webspam Update – AKA Google Penguin Update



That’s a quote btw from possibly the hottest forum on the web at the moment…..(EDIT – about the Google Penguin Update or Google Webspam update, as it turned out, that affected A LOT of webmasters – not just the type Google would label webspammers). Google has dropped the nuke If Google didn’t win the war today…. they certainly dropped […]

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Negative SEO – How To Check For A Link Based Attack



The basic premise of links based negative seo is that a competitor can use it against you to destroy your rankings in Google’s organic serps. Google has went some way to offering webmasters a way to disavow unnatural links you may be worried about, but there is still a lot of controversy as to why […]

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Is Your Website Sinking Like The Titanic in Google Due To Unnatural Links?



If you work in search marketing, unless you have been living under a rock, you’ll be no doubt aware of the hundreds of thousands of webmaster messages that Google sent out basically telling people Google knows about your crap links and it’s going to do something about it. Well, a lot of chatter in webmaster […]

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Gone From Google Cache: ‘These Terms Only Appear In Links Pointing To This Page’



I’m not sure when this happened but I dont see any mention of it anywhere. After hiding the cached results link in the preview panel that now pops up in search results, it seems as though Google has now stopped telling us via the cached results: “these terms only appear in links pointing to this page“ While this was always a pretty inaccurate […]

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Is This Proof Directory Submission Still Works?



EDIT 2013 – NOTE – This tactic is very risky in 2013! I’d stay well clear of cheap directory submission services these days. Just because a tactic works, does not mean it’s safe to use, in 2013. I often look for false positives in Google. A false positive (in this sense) is when a site […]

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