Google Panda 4.0 and PayDay Loan 2.0 Updates Launched Today

by Razvan Gavrilas
Less than 24 hours ago, Matt Cutts, the head of the spam team from Google, announced via Twitter that Google is rolling out the Panda 4.0 update starting today. Although many speculations regarding the rise of a possible Penguin 3.0 have been made, it’s about that time of the year when SEO news is a-buzz with one particularly cute animal: panda.Read the full article

What should we expect in the next few months in terms of SEO for Google?

What should we expect in the next few months in terms of SEO for Google? Matt Cutts, Mountain View Have a question? Ask it in our Webmaster Help Forum: http://groups.google.com/a/googleproductforums.com/forum/#!forum/webmasters Want your question to be answered on a video like this? Follow us on Twitter and look for an announcement when we take new questions: http://twitter.com/googlewmc More videos: http://www.youtube.com/GoogleWebmasterHelp Webmaster Central Blog: http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/ Webmaster Central: http://www.google.com/webmasters/


How does Google handle duplicate content?

How does Google handle duplicate content and what negative effects can it have on rankings from an SEO perspective? Gary Taylor, Stratford Upon Avon, UK Have a question? Ask it in our Webmaster Help Forum: http://groups.google.com/a/googleproductforums.com/forum/#!forum/webmasters Want your question to be answered on a video like this? Follow us on Twitter and look for an announcement when we take new questions: http://twitter.com/googlewmc More videos: http://www.youtube.com/GoogleWebmasterHelp Webmaster Central Blog: http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/ Webmaster Central: http://www.google.com/webmasters/


What should a site owner do if they think they might be affected by Panda?

Recently Google has integrated the Panda update in to its normal indexing process. Now, how will webmaster come to know whether her site is hit by Panda? And, if her site is already hit, how she will know that she has recovered from Panda? Nandita B, India Some ideas on how to evaluate the quality of a site: http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/2011/05/more-guidance-on-building-high-quality.html Have a question? Ask it in our Webmaster Help Forum: http://groups.google.com/a/googleproductforums.com/forum/#!forum/webmasters Want your question to be answered on a video like this? Follow us on Twitter and look for an announcement when we take new questions: http://twitter.com/googlewmc More videos: http://www.youtube.com/GoogleWebmasterHelp Webmaster Central Blog: http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/ Webmaster Central: http://www.google.com/webmasters/


Which is more important: content or links?

On February 26, 2009, Google software engineer Matt Cutts collected questions on Google Moderator and answered many of them on video. Jeff from New York City asked: As Google's algo evolves, is it better to have exceptional links and mediocre content, or exceptional content and mediocre links? By links I mean inbound link quantity/quality. Can new sites with awesome contest outrank mediocre/established sites?