Google De-Indexing Private Link Networks

Filed under: News,Search Engine Optimization — Tags: — Brian

Just after Google’s announcement that they were going to hit over-SEO’d sites, they have struck out to de-index many private link networks over the past week. This strike against the link networks appears to be unrelated to the over-optimization algorithm change Cutts talked about, which we’re still waiting to see in the weeks ahead. The […]

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Google to Penalize Over SEO’d Sites

Some breaking news from SXSW spotted by Barry Schwartz: Google’s Matt Cutts said that they are actively working on an algorithm update to target what Matt called “overly-optimized” sites, where aggressive SEO has given them a somewhat unfair ranking advantage, sometimes over sites that have better content. Here is the direct quote from Matt Cutts: […]

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Prepare for Facebook’s Timeline

Filed under: News,Social Media — Brian

Facebook has announced that their new Timeline feature for profiles will be going live by force to all users over the next few weeks. There is no ability to opt-out. Be sure to take a look through your Facebook history and remove any embarrassing posts or photos from years ago that you don’t want Facebook […]

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Google Page Layout Algorithm Change

Filed under: News — Tags: — Brian

Google recently announced another update to their search ranking algorithm, that now takes the layout of a page into account. This change is specifically targeted at penalizing sites that have too many ads — or content that looks to Googlebot like ads — up toward the top of the page. The idea here is that […]

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Google Reaches Record Revenue in Q4 2011

Filed under: News — Tags: — Brian

Google has released it’s fourth quarter earnings, showing that it made over 10 billion dollars in revenue in the fourth quarter. Despite this new record earnings, Google’s stock price fell 9% after the announcement. While Google reported record earnings their profits were only modestly up year over year, and analysts had been expecting Google to […]

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