• Google Kills Two More Link Networks

    … releases a statement about it (although Barry Schwartz tweeted Karolina Kruszyńska asking if she would name the networks). Google previously targeted Polish link networks back in February in their international links crackdown, which saw many countries targeted for unnatural links. Bartosz Góralewicz ‏was the first to notice the link network penalty…

    Jennifer Slegg/ The SEM Postin SEO Google- 11 readers -
  • New Google Payday Loans Algo Update Coming Soon

    … New Google Payday Loans Algo Update Coming Soon June 12, 2014 at 9:12 pm PST By Jennifer Slegg 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…

    Jennifer Slegg/ The SEM Postin Google- 17 readers -
  • How a Hacked Website Led To a Wrongful Google Penalty

    18 January 2016 BY Barry Adams Estimated reading time: 13 minutes, 28 seconds Imagine coming in to work on a Monday morning, firing up your Google Analytics reports, and seeing a massive drop in traffic on your main website. You dig a bit deeper, and an imminent feeling of dread takes hold of you: organic traffic to your site has nearly died since this morning.

    Barry Adams/ State of Digital- 16 readers -
  • Hit With Google Manual Action Penalty for Links

    Thumbtack’s Manual Action If you do a search for “Thumbtack”, you will not find them anywhere in the Google search results… nor will you see them for any of the estimated 25,000 keywords they were previously ranking for. They have been hit with a manual action penalty courtesy of Google. Thumbtack does not rank for their own brand name, which is usually the first sign to SEO ...

    Jennifer Slegg/ The SEM Post- 56 readers -
  • What If You Didn’t Recover From A Penguin Attack

    … For over a year we all waited. Impatiently mind you … but we waited nonetheless. Knowing that with a Penguin-based penalty (or devaluation if you prefer) victims had no hope of relief until the next regardless of their actions, it was a very very long wait. And then the Penguin refresh began and the results were in. But what if you didn’t…

    Dave Davies/ The SEM Postin SEO Google- 5 readers -
  • Google Confirms Penguin Refresh Needed to Recover

    … a year since the last Penguin update refresh, a very long time for those who were hit by the algorithm, fixed the problems and are awaiting an update. Marie Haynes, of HIS Web Marketing, a well known SEO specializing in penalty removal, can sympathize with those caught waiting for an update. “So many people are desperately trying to recover from…

    Jennifer Slegg/ The SEM Postin SEO Google- 20 readers -
  • Google Takes Action Against European & German Link Networks

    … – which this European one likely is. Affected webmasters should start receiving their link penalty notices within Google Webmaster Tools soon, if they haven’t already. Carolina Kruszyńska and Johannes Mehlem from Google’s Search Quality team in Dublin have both confirmed the action against the link networks. We have taken action on one…

    Jennifer Slegg/ The SEM Postin SEO Google- 12 readers -
  • On MetaFilter Being Penalized By Google: An Explainer

    … MetaFilter is a news and discussion site dating back to the early years of the web. Founded in 1999, it's attracting attention this week after coming forward about how a Google penalty has severely harmed its business, to the degree of having to let staff go. It serves as a poster child of problems with Google's penalty process, despite all…

    Danny Sullivan/ Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 11 readers -
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