What are some of the biggest SEO myths you still see being repeated in Matt Cutts videos?

What are some of the biggest SEO myths you still see being repeated in Matt Cutts videos?

As a prologue, this post is about a recent video Matt Cutt's posted on Youtube where he advises webmasters on some of the "SEO myths" out there. Well, rather than explain it, I thought I'd mirror it, enjoy. Watch his video below and then read the edited transcript for a more accurate account of his video. Today's question comes from Ryan in Michigan. Ryan asks, "What are some of the biggest SEO myths you still see being repeated in Matt Cutts videos?" That's [...]

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This is what happens when you bait Matt Cutts into an attack

This is what happens when you bait Matt Cutts into an attack

As a prologue, this post is about discovering the true depths that Google will go to, about learning how their current capabilities and the reach Google spam team have currently. Having Matt Cutts target me directly, we got an insight into just how far the Google spam team will go once you're targeted. Later in the post I look at ways to protect our sites from an attack in the future and remain anonymous, these are things we will have [...]

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Understanding the current state of Google’s SERPs

Understanding the current state of Google’s SERPs

Up until just after the Caffeine update in 2009, launching a new website with the intention of gaining organic traffic was a difficult, but relatively simple exercise of creating the strongest website in your niche. It was a linear but very competitive climb to the top which often resulted in the sites with the most/best links hitting the top five positions in SERPS. The state of the SERPS was stable but in direct conflict with Google's anti-spam and PageRank manipulation [...]

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