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How do you completely de-personalize Google results? How do you completely de-personalize Google results? I asked this question to Twitter the other day but didn't get any answers I hadn't heard before. I'm hoping this post uncovers something new. A bit of background. Google announced personalized search for everyone way back in 2009. Here's what the relevant part of announcement said then (emphasis added):
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Webmaster level: Advanced Lots of site owners use our webmaster console to see how their site is doing in Google. Last week we began sending new messages to sites with a pattern of unnatural links pointing to them, and I wanted to give more context about these new messages. Original Link Messages First, let's talk about the original link messages that we've been sending out for months. When we see unnatural links pointing to a site, there are different ways we can respond. Official Google Webmaster Central Blog: New notifications about inbound links Official Google Webmaster Central Blog: New notifications about inbound links
Google Pushing Out Panda Update 3.9 Tonight Google Pushing Out Panda Update 3.9 Tonight Google says it will roll out the latest update to its Panda algorithm later tonight. The company posted the news a few minutes ago on Twitter, saying this update will affect about one percent of search results. New data refresh of Panda starts rolling out tonight. ~1% of search results change enough to notice. More context: goo.gl/huekf— A Googler (@google) July 24, 2012 By our count, this is Panda Update 3.9. The previous update, 3.8, occurred just about a month ago — on June 25th.
What is Link Building? At its essence, link building is the process of getting other websites to link to yours. Traditionally, link building has been an "active" process, meaning that you go to other websites, directories, etc, and request, purchase or exchange a link from that site. Recently, however, the practice of creating engaging and "link-worthy" content (such as you are reading right now) has become a "passive" form of link building, where your website gains links on its own merit. Whichever method you prefer or your market requires, in the end, any strategy or tactic that is executed with the intent of gaining links to your website qualifies as link building. Gaming Report Gaming Report
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Carlos Redondo hablará de Panda y de Pengüin. ¿Qué es Panda Update? ¿Es un cambio de algoritmo o es sólo un nuevo factor, o ambas cosas? Kung-fu Panda vs. Ninja SEO - Carlos Redondo en Congreso SEO Profesional | Human Level Communications Kung-fu Panda vs. Ninja SEO - Carlos Redondo en Congreso SEO Profesional | Human Level Communications
Essential Enterprise SEO Reading: Happy 4th of July | Conductor Blog While many are on vacation this week, we’ve collected a list of must-read articles for the SEO professional. We hope you had a relaxing 4th of July! Infographic: Just How Interested is the World in SEO? Mashable featured an infographic by BlueCaribu today, featuring some aggregate statistics about searches on SEO. An interesting one: the United States ranks 4th among countries interested in SEO – behind India, Pakistan, and the Philippines. Essential Enterprise SEO Reading: Happy 4th of July | Conductor Blog
Linkbuilding en redes de blogs - Miguel Pascual en Congreso SEO Profesional | Human Level Communications Linkbuilding en redes de blogs - Miguel Pascual en Congreso SEO Profesional | Human Level Communications Miguel Pascual advierte: “Esta presentación puede tener contraindicaciones”. Lo siento, conseguir enlaces no tiene truco: requiere esfuerzo y dinero. Requiere montar una red, generar contenido y los enlaces no van a ser de la máxima calidad. Forma de conseguir enlaces: ser “alguien” una celebridad. Si no eres nadie, tienes que hacer linkbuilding, puedes aparentar hacerlo muy bien –linkbaiting– o comprar enlaces, intercambiar enlaces o crear Webs donde incluir enlaces.
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It looks like searcher behavior is changing. The folks at Experian Hitwise said yesterday that one-word search queries are up 19 percent since last year. Here’s the chart: I always like to point out that this isn’t exactly a measurement of all search queries — as you can see in the headline of that graphic, it’s a measurement of searches that produced clicks. One-Word Queries Up 19 Percent In Last Year, Hitwise Says One-Word Queries Up 19 Percent In Last Year, Hitwise Says
Quick answer: the 12-word limit includes stop words. That is, Google will only index the first 12 words of a title, regardless of whether or not they are stop words. This conclusion is derived from the fact that searching for this post by the first 12 words–some of which are stop words–returns at least 1 intitle: match, but searching by the 13th word returns 0 intitle: matches. However, a search for the 13th word without the intitle: operator returns at least 1 result, which suggests that Google indexes all words of a title but only counts the first 12 as title hits. In simple terms, this can be translated into an SEO best practice: Make sure your keywords appear within the first 12 words of your page titles. One to the Four to a Seven and a Ten if a Thirteenizzlish in the Sixteen One to the Four to a Seven and a Ten if a Thirteenizzlish in the Sixteen
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As a follow-up to last week’s post on video SEO, this week we take a deep dive into how to optimize your videos for YouTube. It goes without saying that every e-commerce site should be on YouTube. As the second largest search engine after Google, the site is visited by over 800 million unique users every month. How do you maximize your presence on YouTube? Read on for 9 YouTube video SEO tips from Mark Robertson, founder and publisher of ReelSEO, pulled from May’s webinar by video commerce solutions provider, Liveclicker. 9 YouTube video SEO Tips and tricks for better ranking 9 YouTube video SEO Tips and tricks for better ranking
Content isn’t everything. Content isn’t the only thing. Often, it’s not a thing at all. I would say “content is king” is accurate, but only because there are only 44 current monarchs, the system doesn’t work everywhere, and those monarchies only account for a small proportion of the world’s population. If you’ve read my post on content link efficacy, you know that content as an explanatory model for everything link building is simply ludicrous. Creating the best piece of content, ever, on an insurance website will not produce the same results that the best piece of content – ever – will evoke on I Can Haz Cheeseburger. A Model For Link Building: Beyond “Great Content”
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Tickets for SEO+You: Edición SEO+Developers, CAMON Madrid, Madrid, June 20 the online sale is closed El próximo 20 de Junio de 2012 se realizará la 1era edición de SEO+You sobre SEO+Developers, en Sala CAMON de Madrid a las 18:30h. En esta edición del evento queremos presentar y debatir sobre cómo el posicionamento en buscadores puede hacer sinergia con el desarrollo Web. Para ello contaremos con 4 invitados, con perfil técnico o emprendedor que compartirán con nosotros sus experiencias en los proyectos Web en los que han participado, específicamente en la interacción con las actividades de desarrollo y SEO: Raúl Jimenez - Fundador de minubeCarlos Sánchez - CEO de nvivo y 5gigChristian Van Der Henst - Fundador de Maestros del web y mejorando.laGiuseppe Ciotta - Director Técnico en QDQ Media
Novedades en Congreso SEO 2012 Novedades en Congreso SEO 2012 Uys, como esta de calentito el SEO este año… Nuevos contenidos para el #seopro En principio el Congreso SEO 2012 era una repesca de contenidos, actualizados, para animar a los SEOs que no habian podido venir a ediciones anteriores a conocer el congreso y ponerse al día con los temas tratados en ediciones anteriores. Pero el tiempo pone a cada uno en su lugar, y algunos ponentes no quieren repetir ponencia.
You Want Link Building? You Need Something Else! Are you interested in link building? Yes, that’s what you think. In reality you need something else though. Let me explain.
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In that order. Ok, so technically you don’t actually need to be a Sci-Fi, chocolate and comedy fan to work here. But, we are looking for a Senior SEO/SEO Super Hero (the right person is more important than the title! And we might be looking for YOU! Why work for Verve? Verve Search » Blog Archive Have you got the SEO Force?
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High Risk SEO: 33 Ways to Get Penalised by Google
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Мартин Макдоналд на Link Love London’12: «Как победить в борьбе за ссылки: советы бывалых»
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Panda 3.4 drops Google News website traffic by 98 percent
Google’s New Speed Index Metric
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Digesting the EU Cookie Legislation
The Ultimate Resource Guide for Link Builders from Distilled LinkLove 2012
BlueGlass LA Interview with Chris Winfield
Entrevista a Jorge González de Publigrup
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Adding Semantics to News Video
We Will Need To Work On Authority
Does Google Index My # Anchor Links?
Web Performance Optimization, Web Page Load Speed Optimization
Most Important SEO Patents Part 10: Just the Beginning
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44 Google Webmaster Tools Resources
Yahoo! Search Scientists Break New Ground on Search Results
SEO Explained in 90 Seconds - Specials
10 Keys to Ranking on Google & Bing During Breaking News Events [Study]
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Implementing Pagination Attributes Correctly For Google
Tips For Growing Keyword Seeds With Excel Formulas
How to Turn Your PR Team Into SEOs
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10 Inbound.org Use Cases for SEO Specialists and Other Business People
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Google Webmaster Tools Revamps Crawl Errors, But Is It For The Better?
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