Can You Hide From Google? I Don’t Think So.

Posted by on Mar 12, 2011 in SEO

Can You Hide From Google? I Don’t Think So.

Google has always been improving their algorithm and tried to get rid of low quality and spammy websites in the past.

But since the latest Panda / Farmer algorithm change things may have changed as even sites like ezinearticles.com lost tons of traffic.

This is causing many webmasters to lose trust in Google and worry that Google might penalize more of their sites if they find out about them.

Why would Google penalize more of your sites?

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Caught By Google Panda Algo? Some Tips On How To Escape The Panda Claws

Posted by on Mar 10, 2011 in SEO

You can read about the Google Panda / Farmer algorithm change now almost every day on various SEO blogs and forums.

The problem with all that information is that it’s all speculation. Google wouldn’t really tell what’s going on.

But now they have shared more details and I’ll try to read between the lines and see what they are really saying.

SearchEngineLand posted a summary of Google’s advice so let’s see if we can decipher that advice…

1. โ€œSubstantial low quality on a site can cause the rankings for the entire site to decline (even for the high quality pages). Evaluate your web site for poor quality pages (not useful, poorly written, non-unique, or thin) and remove them.โ€

How does Google measure these things? Keep in mind that although the advice is somewhat vague for a person, it MUST be exactly mathematically defined โ€“ since Google is a computer algorithm and not a human.

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The Future Of Product Review And Other Affiliate Websites

Posted by on Mar 1, 2011 in SEO

The Future Of Product Review And Other Affiliate Websites

Google has been waging a war against low quality sites (which may include duplicate content, shallow content, scraped content) since December 2010.

The first changes were not so drastic as only a few webmasters here and there got a shock when they checked their traffic stats. Some even returned to almost previous levels with their traffic after 3 months.

google traffic drop

The second wave of cleaning up their index came with the February 9th algorithm change and then the famous Farmer Update happened on February 24th. Many well known sites lost their rankings while some miraculously kept their rankings.

This is just a quick overview of the things currently going on around the Web and what Google is up to โ€“ in case you weren’t familiar with them.

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SEO Title Optimization – Optimizing Titles For Multiple Keywords

Posted by on Feb 28, 2011 in SEO

SEO Title Optimization – Optimizing Titles For Multiple Keywords

When it comes to SEO, title optimization is the key to ranking well. With little imagination, you can actually optimize your title for multiple keywords.

It’s one of those things that are in fact all the time right in front of your nose and yet you can’t see them. ๐Ÿ˜‰

How do you optimize an article for multiple keywords?

Should you use all of them in the URL?

Isn’t an article optimized just for one keyword?

Let’s start at the beginning…

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Google Algorithm Change โ€“ War Against Duplicate Content?

Posted by on Feb 11, 2011 in SEO

Google Algorithm Change โ€“ War Against Duplicate Content?

There’s been a huge algorithm change by Google a few days ago and it has affected hugely some of the sites. A couple of mine too…

The drop in traffic looks like this:

At first the drop looked so severe that I thought the servers where I host my site were down but I soon found out that my site was almost completely removed from Google’s index.

After some Googling I found the post from on Seroundtable.com describing what might have happened with the latest Google ranking changes.

It looks like Google is after duplicate content and is penalizing the sites with duplicate content.

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Most Common Link Exchange Email Mistake

Posted by on Dec 19, 2010 in SEO

I got an email from Jo who was asking me for a review of his link exchange email and he agreed that I can post our Q&A.

At least I can help with one link – since they’re so darn difficult to get… ๐Ÿ˜‰

Here’s our Q&A:

Jo: I’ve been doing my best on manually trying to get links, by using Yahoo site explorer. So far I haven’t gotten a single reply from the websites I’ve contacted, and although I know you think this is probably normal, I would like to send my template email to you for review just to make sure (you can find it below).

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