Were you hit by any of the Panda or Penguin updates from Google? Are you struggling to recover your rankings or have you made it through so far but are still worried about the next update? Whether you consider yourself an SEO expert or just a weekend warrior, it'd be wise to check your sites [...]Show More Summary
Google’s most recent algorithm update, which recently went into effect, proved the point that the old adage, “you can never have too much of a good thing,” simply isn’t true. Penguin, the over-optimization penalty has already affected the rankings of a lot of sites that have outdated SEO in place. Throughout this post, I’ll outline...
The dust is beginning to settle around the announcement Matt Cutts, head of the webspam team at Google, made at South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin. Essentially, he commented that Google will soon be rolling out a new over-optimization penalty in their ranking algorithm. Show More Summary
Google’s long anticipated over-optimization penalty is now live. Except Google called it an algorithmic update that’s targeting web spam – a.k.a., keyword stuffing and link schemes, in the process causing some big search ranking upheavals.
Can’t you just picture it, the Google spam team is sitting around in one of their meetings and the topic comes up about how they could really mess with SEOs minds. Then someone pipes up “I’ve got it, let’s make up a penalty that makes being optimized a bad thing!” (Oh to be a fly [...]
Posted by randfish Having overly optimized web pages could soon get your websites in some hot water with Google and their search results. It has recently been announced that Google will start to penalize websites that engage in over-optimization...Show More Summary
There has been a great deal of speculation about Google’s forthcoming penalty for “over-optimized” or “overly SEOed” sites. Please place your tongue in your cheek as you read some thoughts on how to recognize a website has been over optimized.
The combination of several blog networks recently being deindexed along with anticipation related to the upcoming over-optimization penalty has many businesses looking to diversify their link profiles. Since guest blogging is a way to build legitimate links in a timely manner, businesses looking to create high value links should strongly consider this tactic. Recently, I [...]Show More Summary
Both Google and Bing told an audience at South by South West (SXSW) that they are actively working on an over-optimization penalty in order to make their ranking algorithms better. Obviously, this raised some eyebrows with many people who wondered if this might translate into penalties for their websites that are being “optimized” by SEOs. [...] Follow SEJ on Twitter @sejournal
From Danny Sullivan’s Search Engine Land… Google’s Matt Cutts announced that Google is working on a search ranking penalty for sites that are “over-optimized” or “overly SEO’ed.” Matt announced this during a panel Search Engine Land’s Editor-In-Chief, Danny Sullivan and Microsoft’s Senior Product Marketing Manager of Bing at SXSW named Dear Google & Bing: Help [...]Show More Summary
Google’s Matt Cutts announced that Google is working on a search ranking penalty for sites that are “over-optimized” or “overly SEO’ed.” Matt announced this during a panel Search Engine Land’s Editor-In-Chief, Danny Sullivan and Microsoft’s Senior Product Marketing Manager of Bing at SXSW named Dear Google & Bing: Help Me Rank Better!. The audio for the [...]
One of the big news pieces to come out of SXSW was from the Dear Google & Bing: Help Me Rank Better! panel, which featured search favorites Matt Cutts, Duane Forrester and Danny Sullivan sitting down for a chatty Q&A session. Everything was running nicely until a gentleman asked a pretty pointed question. He wanted [...]