Google says it would like to communicate more information on penalties but has no plans to do it

Google says it would like to communicate more information on penalties but has no plans to do it

Google has always been shy to give out information to webmasters concerning the reasons behind penalties or changes in their website's search ranking. They often tread a thin line by trying not to give Blackhats information about how the algorithm works but also trying to give webmasters who play by their rules some information too. Unfortunately, I and many others often feel that Google falls short on communicating enough information for webmasters when they get into deep water with the [...]

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SEO & IM Crunch – Wednesday 23rd Sept 2015

SEO & IM Crunch – Wednesday 23rd Sept 2015

Latest SEO & IM News Google issues unusual warning to repeat offenders of their guidelines concerning manual actions Google has always tried not to communicate with webmasters who break their guidelines deliberately, but on the 18th of Sept they did just that. The post on The Official Google Webmaster Central Blog specifically talks about the scenario of a website receiving a manual action for a bad link, then once the webmaster has nofollowed the link and the penalty has been lifted they [...]

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This is what happened to 18 blackhat sites after Penguin 2.0

This is what happened to 18 blackhat sites after Penguin 2.0

According to Matt Cutts there was a data refresh and update to Penguin which Google is now internally referring to as Penguin 2.0. This new iteration Google admitted in a February webmaster hangout video that Penguin runs more regularly than stated, I believe it runs every one to two months judging by some of the videos from Google and events they speak at. You can find Matt Cutts post here. So what does this mean for SEO? Well first we should look [...]

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