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RapGenius SEO Tactics Google Punishment
2013-12-26 13:10:47

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Lyrics and annotation site RapGenius was penalized by Google for using dubious SEO (Search Engine Optimization) spam tactics. The site posted an open letter to Google on its News Genius site, which spurred Google to make reparations. RapGenius realized the errors of its ways, but pointed out how other lyrics sites deployed worse tactics to get picked up by Google and other search engines. "We effed up, other lyrics sites are almost...

2013-10-10 23:24:12

With Google's Penguin 2.1 release, over 3% of the internet searches have been impacted. EMarketz is the first company to launch a plan to recover from this Penguin release. (PRWEB) October 10, 2013 Has your website or blog been impacted adversely due to Google's recent Penguin 2.1 algorithmic update? In fact, a lot of webmasters have seen their website disappear from Google rankings after Matt Cutts announced launch of penguin 2.1 on 4th October. While this news is still...

2013-05-22 23:15:47

The guide came up as a result of careful analysis performed by Link-Assistant.Com team; the analysis is based on (1) the official pre-announcement of the update by Matt Cutts, (2) the Penguin 1.0 observations and (3) the accepted standard of highest online content quality. Minsk, Belarus (PRWEB) May 22, 2013 Link-Assistant.Com, the software house behind SEO PowerSuite (all-in-one SEO software) and BuzzBundle (social media management software) announced today the release of an Anti-Penguin...

2013-02-15 23:05:03

Shopping Cart Elite comments on the latest video made by the head of Google spam team, Matt Cutts. New York,NY (PRWEB) February 15, 2013 “We are not worried,” says CEO of Shopping Cart Elite, Igor Soshkin, when asked to comment on the video published last week by the head of the Google Spam team Matt Cutts. As a shopping cart provider, Shopping Cart Elite always has to stay updated with the latest Google Webmaster guidelines. These guidelines are established by Google to help...

2012-03-19 23:01:06

Affhelper.com gives insights to Google's tactics. (PRWEB) March 19, 2012 Most website owners are familiar with Google´s Webmaster Guidelines, which lists both acceptable site promotion methods (termed “white hat” and including such thing as promoting valuable content and seeking links from high quality sites) and techniques that don´t pass muster. These “black hat” methods include more nefarious activities, including buying links, scraping content and...

Google To Get Tough On Overly Optimized Sites
2012-03-19 08:29:24

Internet search giant Google is revamping its search results and penalizing websites that are “overly optimized,” according to the company´s head of Web spam speaking at SXSW this past week. Matt Cutts spoke to a panel at the annual South by Southwest (SXSW) festival about search engine optimization, revealing the new plan could send fear into the hearts of website managers. An audio clip from the panel discussion is available at SearchEngineLand. Cutts said he wants...

Google To Punish Websites For Pre-Content Ad Overload
2012-01-22 05:38:12

Due to user complaints, Google has announced that websites containing an excessive amount of advertisements at the top of their pages will now be penalized in their search engine rankings. The changes were announced by engineer Matt Cutts in a January 19 entry on the Google Webmaster Central Blog. In the piece, Cutts writes, "We´ve heard complaints from users that if they click on a result and it´s difficult to find the actual content, they aren´t happy with the experience."...

2011-02-26 07:38:34

Google said late Thursday that it has modified the formulas it uses in the United States to be more judicious about which websites are worth recommending and which should be left at the bottom of its rankings system. The move is part of an ongoing battle between the Internet search giant and many low-quality websites that feature only content copied from elsewhere on the Internet or use techniques to try to trick their way to higher rankings. "Many of the changes we make are so subtle that...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.