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Google Make Webmasters Feel Uneasy

Eagle-eyed users of Google’s ‘Webmaster Tools Help Centre’ have recently noticed a change to the wording for one of the answers given on the page – namely the answer to ‘can competitors harm rankings?’ The answer, which was apparently updated in March 2012 but has the date May 22 stamped on it, used to say “There’s almost nothing a competitor can do to harm your ranking or have...

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Google Deny the Severity of Penguin Update

According to the experts at Google, the Penguin Update that launched at the end of April only affected around 3% of search queries, meaning the vast majority of webmasters should not have had their sites affected in a severe way. Webmasters around the world beg to differ though and from the thousands of forums online it seems that many smaller websites were affected to a greater extent than when...

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Cure The Penguin

Hundreds of thousands of websites were adversely affected when the Google Penguin algorithm launched earlier this year, and according to some sources thousands more see their ranking fall with every Penguin update. The main aim of Penguin is to weed out spam content but occasionally it does get it wrong and SEO forums are full of complaints made by webmasters who feel their site have been...

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Beat the Penguin

If you’re reading this then you should know all about Google Penguin by now and its aim to penalise over-optimised websites with low rankings. Since its initial launch earlier this year the Penguin algorithm has affected millions of websites by classing them as ‘spammy’, and hence moving them down the Google search results. And understandably webmasters who are just trying to make headway...

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New Index shows the Real Size of the Internet

SEO experts, SEOMoz, have over the last 12 months been compiling an internet index to show the real size of the internet and other invaluable statistics…and at the start of May they finally released the results. According to the new figures, there is now just short of 160 billion unique URLs that make up the internet! But that’s not all the index shows. In addition there is: • 1.1 billion...

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Why Buying Google +1s won’t Improve your Search Engine Ranking

The Google +1 button works in much the same way as the Facebook ‘Like’ button in that it can improve your search engine ranking when used as it is intended to be used, but black hat SEO operators are now targeting the new social network in an attempt to boost their rankings. Thankfully though Google is aware of the problem and it is reported that they are taking steps to combat the black...

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