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What Matt Cutts Said About Directories

May 18, 2012 by Larry Dozier No Comments divider image

A while back I asked Best Of The Web (BOTW) President Greg Hartnett about a change the directory had implemented, seems they added nofollow attributes to their Sponsored Link section.  Regular directory listings were still attribute free but sponsored links went pink.  I was curious to know why they made this change so I asked, […]

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Google Begins Rolling Out Knowledge Graph

May 16, 2012 by Larry Dozier No Comments divider image

So, let’s say you’re doing a Google search for “Kings.” Did you mean the L.A. hockey team or the Sacramento basketball team? Maybe the TV show? Or maybe you actually wanted to know something about monarchs. Google on Wednesday announced Knowledge Graph, a significant change to how search results are delivered that the company believes […]

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Rand Fishkin’s Negative SEO Challenge

May 14, 2012 by Larry Dozier No Comments divider image

Last month, we reported that SEOmoz CEO Rand Fishkin issued a negative SEO challenge. He challenged people to take down SEOmoz or using negative SEO tactics. “I’ve never seen it work on a truly clean, established site,” Fishkin told us at the time. He is confident enough in his sites’ link profiles and reputation. […]

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Is SEO More of a Science or an Art?

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Most people as well as ideas and actions are put into one of two categories: science or art. In the past it has been believed that something in the science category is very logical or straightforward, whereas anything creative and arbitrary is an art. However, breaking things into two categories is just too easy. Some […]

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How To get Rid of Unwanted Backlinks

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It used to be that sites linking to yours couldn’t harm you. Then along came Google’s Penguin Update. Now for many websites (and a lot of business models that involve selling 50,000 links for $10) the sky is falling. Websites that have built an unnatural looking backlink profile using a strategy of aggressive exact match […]

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Whiteboard+ on Google’s Penguin Update

May 11, 2012 by Larry Dozier No Comments divider image

Yesterday, I filmed some quick thoughts on Google’s Penguin update. You can find the full video on our Google+ page: In it, I cover a few unique items about Penguin: It’s (weirdly) not focused on improving search quality It appears to affect some of the worst spam (but not all) and some very light forms […]

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Penguin Analysis: SEO Isn’t Dead, But You Need to Act Smarter (And 5 Easy Ways to Do So!)

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The new Google Penguin update was a big change that has been very unsettling to SEO’ers, both blackhats and whitehats. It seems that everywhere you go, people who had previously considered themselves to be “professionals”, are now dumbfounded as their stable authority sites have moved from ranking in the top 5 for competitive keywords, to […]

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Top 10 SEO Myths… Dispelled

April 30, 2012 by Larry Dozier No Comments divider image

In continuation to a relatively popular article I wrote last month on top web analytics myths, I thought I would expand upon the theme of dispelling myths again this month. This time, I turned to some fellow Search Engine Watch contributors to help crowd-sourced a list of favorite SEO myths we’ve heard over the years. […]

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