Google Panda Update History: Dates Run

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A brief history of the Panda algorithm update dates. If you think your site may have been affected by Google’s Panda, just compare your traffic drop with the dates of Panda updates. If they line up then Panda is likely the culprit; if not then something else is causing your ranking woes.

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Google Monthly Algorithm Updates: Dec 2011

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

Google has announced that they will be starting a monthly series listing some of the more significant algorithm updates they’ve made in the past month. This month’s update includes algorithm changes to help detect scraper sites better, and to devalue parked domains — those one-page sites with nothing but ads on them that are waiting for someone to offer them a fortune for their domain name.

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Google + Javascript Indexing = Google Indexing Facebook Comments?

Matt Cutts recently confirmed what many geeks of the web world have been hinting at for some time- Google indexes content contained in AJAX/Javascript comment boxes on blogs, webpages and forums which includes Facebook comments. Read more about what this means and what you should know.

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Yahoo Site Explorer Shuts Down – No Good Alternatives

Filed under: News,Search Engine Optimization — Brian

Yahoo Site Explorer officially shut down today, removing the best (and arguably only viable) free backlink tool on the web. With Bing apparently unwilling to fill that role, we take a look at what kind of alternatives there are to Yahoo Site Explorer, both free and paid.

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Understanding the Longtail of Keywords

Longtail keywords are something we talk about in SEO a lot, but probably don’t spend enough time stressing just how important they are. Your longtail searches are far more important than your big money searches, in terms of the amount of traffic they can send you. Today we take a look at the longtail with examples of just why it’s so crucial.

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