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Panda Recovery Guide To Creating High Quality Sites
There seems to be immense confusion and false rumours flying around with regards to Panda recovery. Cyber SEO Services has compiled a comprehensive and extremely accurate guide to Panda recovery as well as signals Panda uses when weighing your pages/site. The recovery guide is backed up by Google employee articles and statements as well as tweets on Twitter and Hangout videos.
Panda SEO Recovery Guide >>>
Penguin 4.0 Algorithm Live and Running Wild!!
The real-time Penguin will crawl the web as part of the core algorithm and amend as they crawl. The new Penguin is no longer site-wide and will impact pages on an individual basis (it wont affect the entire site, only spam pages)
Google Penguin 4.0 Real Time Algorithm Update >>>
Questions You Need To Ask When Hiring An SEO Service
The quickest method to determine whether or not the SEO Service knows what they talking about is to check there sites positioning in the search results by testing a few of there targeted keywords.
If they cant optimise there own site, they cant optimise your site (argument closed!)
How To Hire A Trustworthy SEO Service >>>
Is Link Building In Any Way Good Or Is It Bad?
Link building is most definitely not bad. Building bad links is bad. Mueller's recommendation to avoid link building is with out a doubt appropriate because in general Webmasters build bad links while on a prerogative quest of PageRank (which, coincidently is only one of over 200+ metrics Google use when weighing your site)
Penguin 4.0 Update 2016 Link Building Tips >>>
Google Enforce Widget Link Guidelines
Google's John Mueller in a video hangout has once again warned Webmaster about using 'follow' anchor rich Widget Links that Pass PageRank
Google Will Now Penalize Widget Links Tactics >>>
Google Business Description Feature Removed
You can no longer edit your Google Business Introduction/Description field via Google My Business portal. It can only be edited via your Google+ profile.
How To Edit Business Description For Google My Business >>>
What are impressions, position, and clicks?
How to calculate impressions, positions, and clicks in Google Search Console and Search Analytics report.
What are impressions, position, and clicks? >>>
Is duplicate footer content penalized by Google?
Your footer as well as your navigation (your theme template and layout) is seen as part of your page content. But it is not seen as part of your primary content and carries very little weight in comparison to your main content.
Google and footer copy >>>
Blocking Wordpress posts and pages from crawlers
As you may have noticed Wordpress itself does not allow noindex, nofollow of individual posts and pages without using a plugin. The only option you have in Wordpress Admin is to allow crawlers to index all pages or to index nothing.
noindex nofollow Wordpress posts >>>
Are Outdated Footer Copyrights Bad For SEO?
Outdated copyrights stand an extremely small chance of affecting Google's perception of a website. They could however affect your site if Google cant find other signals of freshness aside from the arbitrary copyright date.
Are Outdated Footer Copyrights Bad For SEO? >>>
Penguin 4.0 Possible Update 4 January 2016 In South Africa
As per date Google has not confirmed an update, which is nothing unusual. So I'm going to confirm the Penguin update (I had a Penguin vision in my dream last night. I dreamt Jaws ate Penguin. Quite a pleasant dream it was ;)
Penguin 4.0 Update South Africa >>>
Googlebot Can't Access Your Site - DNS Errors
DNS errors and Googlebot been unable to crawl your site/pages are not always as simple as they make out. Hackers, Spambots, scrappers and spammers alike account for most DNS errors and not server configuration.
If you receive a DNS error or Googlebot can't access your site from Google, take the time out and access your control panel and check for unusual activity such as error logs, excess bandwidth use and unknown robots.
Googlebot Can't Access Your Site - DNS Errors >>>
Latest Google Panda 4.2 Refresh
Google employee Gary Illyes in a Twitter Tweet 24 July has confirmed Google Panda 4.2 Refresh, which was rolled out on the weekend 18/19 July 2015.
Gary Illyes (@methode)
@rustybrick Yes, last weekend we began rolling out a Panda refresh that will take a few months to complete. It affects 2-3% of the queries.
Latest Google Panda 4.2 Refresh >>>
Web Design And Follow Footer Links
Web designers and SEO services are renown for pointing a link back to there sites in the footer, not only for advertising purposes but also for PageRank, which we all know plays an important roll in ranking.
It's standard practice these days for SEO and Web Design companies to include a follow footer link as part of there service. In the help article we take an in-depth look into follow footer links.
Web Design And Follow Footer Links >>>
Doorway pages and the Google algorithm update
The main doorway culprits are SEO services, directories and PPC (Adwords) campaigns that optimise for specific queries but the links aren't accessible via internal navigation, only accessible via a sitemap. That by itself will raise a red flag.
On many occasions they have warned Webmasters not to use single word variations in titles and have warned about internal copy.
Doorway pages and the Google algorithm update >>>