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Panda 4.0 Gets Technical

For those that have been in the SEO world for a bit, just mentioning the word “update” is enough to cause cold sweat. Having seen the damage previous updates can cause, we know that Google is not one to mess around. When the roll out of Panda 4.0 was announced, there seemed to be a […]

Leaving SERP City

Google Rolls Out Increased Entity Search in 2014 It’s not news that things have come along way since the typical search engine results page (SERP) displayed ten simple blue links for a given search query. From maps to products, from news to authors, from contributors and carousels to answers, news, ratings, and more, the search […]

This Week in Google: Manual Actions for Spammy Rich Snippets and No-follow Google+ Links

Well, technically it’s only Wednesday so who knows what the rest of the week could hold but so far we’ve seen a couple of new changes from Google. Both have some interesting implications for SEO and already the world of internet marketing has been abuzz with accusations of mixed messages from Google. Manual Actions for […]

Predictions for Google in 2014

Suffice to say, this has been a wild year for SEO. Google unveiled no less than 13 official algorithm updates. I think we can all assume that Google will take it easy in 2014 with minimal changes to give everyone time to catch their breath, right? Hello? In all seriousness, it’s safe to assume that […]

Stitching In Website Marketing

When it comes to website marketing, we’ve all heard that Content is king. With the explosion of the Internet – and more recently, the social media machine – Content is everywhere. The massive amount of information created everyday is far too much to keep up with. And it isn’t all exactly what is considered “quality” […]

Still not Sold on Google+?

Google+ has recently unveiled a number of upgrades to improve their photos, Hangouts and video features. So why should we care? As I’ve mentioned in previous blogs, Google+ often plays second fiddle to other social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter. Well, brace yourselves– Google+ currently has 540 million active users. Now while this number may […]

Google’s Matt Cutts: Redirecting Users by Location is Not Spam

In a recent video, Matt Cutts stated that geo-location or redirecting users based on location is not considered spam. However, cloaking and showing Googlebot content that is not visible to users is considered spam. Geo-location is when a website uses geo-detection techniques to show users specific information based on their location. An example would be […]

Google’s Algorithm Takes Flight with “Hummingbird”

There’s a new buzz (or should I say hmm) in the search engine world. On the eve of its 15th birthday, Google announced its newest addition to their algorithm family: Hummingbird. Unlike Panda and Penguin which were updates of the old algorithm, this new algorithm change won’t cause you to see any dramatic ranking or […]

SEO: More Vital Now than Ever

Whelp, here we go again. With Google encrypting more search data, more keywords are being reported as “not provided” in Analytics. Cue the familiar chant of “SEO is dead!” from bloggers across the internet. Sound familiar? If it does, it’s because we heard the exact same sentiment after Google’s last Panda update. A slew of […]

New Study Suggests that Google +1s Don’t Improve Rankings

OK, hold the phone. In my last blog, I casually mentioned towards the end that “new research suggests that Google +1s can be highly influential on search rankings.” Well, fast forward a week later and another study has come out suggesting that Google +1s have no direct ranking benefits. I’ll probably date myself with this but it reminds […]

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 […]

Disavowing One Day at a Time

Disavow. After almost a year, it remains to be the hot topic in the SEO world, and continues to be the subject of many group discussions/headbangings here at SEOhaus. Jori and Brian have shared their thoughts with the blog world along with many other SEO professionals, but questions seem to remain the same: how does […]