Why Google’s EMD Update Affects Websites Globally and has more in Common with the Sandbox than a Penalty
Since Google launched an EMD update lowering the ranking for “low quality sites on exact-match-domains” (as quoted by Matt Cutts) in October 2012, it’s left the majority of agencies and webmasters in a state confusion.
Indeed, even the so-called “link audit experts” are still not certain why sites were hit by … more
Many of my sites have been hit by a flurry of algorithms including Penguin, EMD update and unnatural links penalties.
Since Google has just released their link disavow tool, I decided it would be a good idea to make a case study using the disavow tool to help bring back sites … more
This post is a strongly opinionated one about how affiliates need to stop relying on the latest “SEO secrets” at SEOmoz.org and SearchEngineLand.com and start coming up with sensible marketing practices that fit to their own business model.
First of all, if you’re following leading SEO authorities such as Rand Fishkin, … more
One of the things I’ve realized recently is that SEO is a skill. Not matter where your sites are ranking at this exact moment, or how you were affected by a new penalty; the most important thing is your knowledge of SEO, experience and problem solving skills.
This is because SEO … more
The following is a guest post from Ryan, who works at a leading SEO agency in the US and explains the inner workings of an agency as well as dealing with a client’s SEO campaign.
Hello AffiliateFYI reader’s, my name is Ryan and I work at a leading SEO agency in … more
There’s a lot of affiliates and webmasters out there that have got hit by the Google Panda update and aren’t sure how to fix there site.
Overall, I think I’ve worked out how Panda operates which I’ll explain below.
What type of Penalty is Panda?
There’s still a lot of consternation on this … more
I’ve spent the few weeks trying to figure out how exactly the Penguin penalty works and I think I’ve come a HUGE step closer.
The first thing I did was find out what Penguin was NOT. Contrary to everyone else, I don’t think Penguin has anything to do with over-optimised anchor … more
Last month was a bit of a horror show for a number of people. The Penguin update killed a lot of Webmaster’s sites (far more then Panda did according recent SEOMoz analysis) and now everyone is looking for the answers.
The annoying thing about this update is that everyone has tried … more
Yet again, I’ve been thinking about the future of SEO and the effectiveness of social signals as a ranking algorithm.
I still can’t see how social signals can provide any kind of effective, ranking algorithm for search engines to use.
Ignore the fact that social signals will be ten times more susceptible … more
I’m rambling out loud here, but I can’t help but think of stuff like the future of search and “what could effect my business” type of scenarios.
Let’s cut to the chance…
Factors that could Influence Google and SEO; 2012-2015
First of all, let’s look at where Google’s priorities lie: improve results for … more