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Category Archives: Google Penguin

The 9 Most Shared SEO Articles of 2014

Another year is in the books, and what a year it’s been! It has been a roller coaster ride for the industry with search algorithm updates, content marketing kicking link building to the curb, and Matt Cutts taking a leave of absence but not before taking down multiple link rings. Here at SEOhaus, our company […]

Internet Marketing Weekly Roundup and Preview

It’s that time of week again! Start Monday off right with our Weekly Roundup of the top SEO and internet marketing stories from the past several days. Let’s get this started: 19 Obvious A/B Test You Should Run On Your Website – KISSmetrics KISSmetrics is one of my absolute favorite blogs. More than many sites, […]

SEO through 2013 – Q. What’s New? A. Everything!

2013 was a turbulent year in the world of search to put it mildly. According to Moz’s tally there have been 13 officially acknowledged updates to Google’s algorithms alone and who knows how many more that have happened behind Google’s increasingly closed doors. There was widespread speculation of 2 other unnamed updates in late-July and […]

Matt Cutts Announces Yet Another Google Update: Dancing with Penguin 2.1

Back in May, Matt Cutts announced Penguin 2.0 and had this to say about the update: “So this one is a little more comprehensive than Penguin 1.0, and we expect it to go a little bit deeper, and have a little bit more of an impact than the original version of Penguin.” This past Friday, […]

Matt Cutts Announces New Link Reports in Webmaster Tools

On August 8th, Google announced the addition of the Manual Action Tool in Google Webmaster Tools. This week, they have also announced another update to the way in which links are reported. It seems that Google is attempting to supply webmasters with the means to clean up their act—should they need to. Last week, at […]

Improving the Foundation of your SEO Campaign

It’s that time again! That’s right everyone; a new blog series. As an SEO professional, it is really easy to feel like you are shouting into the wind sometimes. With all the updates and modifications and Penguins and Pandas (and lions and tigers and bears, oh my!) to the Google algorithm, it’s no wonder that […]

Google’s New Manual Actions Feature in GWT & Their Latest Attack on “Unnatural” Links

Last week, Google announced a new feature in Google Webmaster Tools where you can see if your website was manually penalized. This feature is called “Manual Actions”. To navigate to this section, sign into your GWT account and select your website. Next, click on Search Traffic then Manual Actions. There’s a 90% chance you will […]

Distinguishing Between a Penalty & a No Longer Effective SEO Strategy

Over the past couple years, the term “penalty” has been used in the SEO industry quite frequently, and rightfully so. Google has clearly stated that there are certain penalties for unethical practices within the SEO industry. More Penalty Information; Google Penalizes Mozilla Google Penalty According to Wikipedia Google Penalized 1 Page on BBC Website Not […]

9 WordPress Plugins that Could Be Hurting Your WP Site

Many websites are getting penalized by Google for both on-page (IE: over optimization) and off-page (IE: spammy links) factors. Studies have shown that a high percent of WordPress sites have been hit with a Google penalty (comparing WordPress sites’ search engine visibility before and after several Google updates). These websites are not penalized for being […]