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Category: Google Penalties

16 Jul 2015

Are you Waiting for Google to Update Panda or Penguin?

Google has not released major updates to Penguin and Panda since October 2014. Since then, there have been some minor refreshes, but many frustrated webmasters are still waiting for Google to recognize the hard work they have done to bring their sites up to standards. There is light at the end of the tunnel for […]

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17 Mar 2015

Will there be a Penguin 4.0 Update?

After Google announced that Penguin will shift to continuous updates, many are wondering if noticeable Penguin updates are a thing of the past.  Here’s what Google told Barry Schwartz: That last big update is still rolling out — though really there won’t be a particularly distinct end-point to the activity, since Penguin is shifting to […]

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05 Dec 2014
Panda Audit

15 Reasons to Start the New Year with a Panda Audit

Would you leave the door to your house unlocked when you know you live in a dangerous neighborhood widely known for robberies?  Never, right? So why do so many marketers ignore the potential of a Panda penalty?  The Google Panda penalty police is on the loose, actively seeking out “offenders”, freely handing out Penalty cards […]

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11 Nov 2014
Penguin 3.0

The Seasoned SEOs Guide to Penguin 3.0

Introduction What’s to Come Penguin-Safe Practices After Recovering from a Penalty Link building Protocol Under the New Update Why Content is King Introduction Google’s major goal with Penguin 3.0 was to not only increase the scrutiny that links must go through in order to weed out spam, but to also ensure the sites who have […]

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31 Oct 2014
Panda Audit

A Step by Step Guide to Performing a Panda Audit

1. Introduction 2. Create an “All Pages” List 1. Site: Search 2. CMS Export 3. Webmaster Tools 4. Google Analytics 5. Screaming Frog 3. Remove Duplicate URL’s 4. Gather Page Metrics 1. URL profiler 2. Duplicate Content 3. Content Evaluation 5. Optimize Pages 1. Keyword Research 2. Optimiza On-Page Elements 3. Refresh/Add Content 6. Technical […]

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02 Apr 2014
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Google Penalty

In March of this year, Google issued a significant penalty on a large guest blog network, known as, confirmed by the owner, Ann Smarty. As a result, many publishers associated with the blogging network were wondering if they would be penalized as well. Cutts responded on Twitter stating that it would be very likely: […]

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30 Aug 2013

Google Reconsideration Request

With Google’s new “Manual Actions” section in your Webmaster Tools account, webmasters now have a clear path towards regaining lost traffic and rankings. This infographic explains the process of filing a Successful Reconsideration Request with Google. Contrary to what many people believe, filing a letter to Google telling them you’ve disavowed all your links and […]

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10 Jul 2013

Latest Google Penguin Update

I’ve been doing a lot of in-depth research on Penguin penalty prevention. This guest post was written for SEMrush, which is one of the tools I use as part of my SEO backlink audits: How to Prevent your Site from Getting a Penguin Penalty

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19 Mar 2013

Unnatural Link Warnings

Before Penguin, to rank well required building large quantity of inbound links. If you analyzed the backlink of sites ranking in the top 10 in any semi-competitive or competitive industry, you would find thousands of low quality, irrelevant links. So everyone did what they had to do to rank. People were buying links, joining link […]

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