Google has completely rewritten the Quality Ratings Guideline, the resource that their team of quality raters uses to rate websites for Google. This one is a brand new version, rewritten from the ground up, so it isn’t just a refresh of the old one (and most doesn’t even resemble any of the old Guidelines that […]
Do you want to know how much that vehicle costs that you have your eye on? Well, Google definitely wants you to know, and has made it so there is no way to miss it – or click on any other result on the page to discover that fact for yourself. Google is testing a […]
Google AdWords has released a brand new version of AdWords Editor. Version 10.5 replaces version 10.4 that was released in April of this year. The biggest change to the new editor is the addition of Shopping Campaign support, which can now be managed and updated within the editor. Unfortunately, advertisers will still need to use […]
Google AdWords is making some changes to their user experience when it comes to deleting campaigns from an AdWords account. In a Google+ post made this morning, they announced that AdWords is changing the wording so that campaigns will now me “Removed” and not “Deleted”. There has always been a bit of confusion- especially for […]
If you took off early for the 4th of July weekend, you might have missed the flurry of tweets that commenced as soon as Matt Cutts posted his latest blog post “On Leave“. In it he announced that he will be taking a 4 month break from Google to spend time with his wife, go […]
Google My Business, (the name of the new dashboard for local businesses for Search, Maps and Google+), is soliciting feedback from businesses and local SEOs, and if chosen, it could even include a trip to Google for in-person interviews. The new program, called the “Google My Business Feedback Program” wants feedback to help shape the […]
Google has targeted two more link networks resulting in many unnatural linking penalties being sent out to webmasters. While it has been a few months since Google has taken down another international link network, clearly they are continuing on in their fight against link networks. However, signs indicate that at least one of the networks […]
It is not unusual for webmasters to tweak anchor text in order to either diversify anchor text or change keywords for higher SEO value. But SEOs might want to take the extra time and ensure the anchor text is correct from the start, because it seems that Google views changing anchor text as suspicious and a reason to trust a link less.
If you compete in one of the highly competitive market areas that is targeted by Google’s Payday Loan algorithm, be prepared for the next update this week. Although it has been less than a month since we last saw the Payday Loan Algo get refreshed, Matt Cutts announced at SMX Advanced that we will see […]
If you are getting tired of link removal requests, especially the ones that feel it is appropriate to spam you with the request 1 or more times per day? But can you safely ignore these requests if you have better things to do with your time?