This is a TRUE & SUCCESSFUL story from Dale Gillespie, one of our customers.
“Below you will see presented an interesting recovery story from one of our great customers, Mr. Dale Gillespie. Happily, he chose to share with us his experience regarding an Google Penguin Recovery and a successful implementation of a 301 redirect strategy mixed with 404 on pages affected by unnatural links. It's a great story about perseverance, patience and thinking ahead!"
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Site hacking poses a constant threat for webmasters and online business owners. Whether you're just interested about how to deal with hacking, or unfortunately you've received a "Notice of suspected hacking" message in Google webmaster tool, in this article I`ll try to give you some tips on how to deal with it and how to even prevent it in the future. Even though Google does what it can to stop spam and SERP Hijacking, black hatters still use this shady tactic to rank up various sites. The ha [...]
One of the things we do here, aside from trying to help others to figure out how search engines work, is to deeply research any pattern and data we can, in order to best figure it out for ourselves. We keep a close eye on Google and the likes, ask questions and sometimes even experiment to make sense of what goes on behind the scenes. But as is the case with all human observation (from quantum physics to sociology), it is impossible to study something without - at least at some point - becomin [...]
This is a TRUE, SUCCESSFUL & UNREQUESTED story from George Harris, one of our customers.
"Mr Harris presents a very interesting Case Study on a Manual Action Recovery, where he outlines the fact that webmasters need to be perseverant and the recovery will finally happen. Lots of webmasters fail at Google Recoveries due to the fact that they expect it to happen after their first Google Disavow or Link Removal campaign. It may take a few reconsideration requests until you get the re [...]
In this in-depth analysis we are going to highlight some interesting findings about the Google Penguin 3.0 Update. Although speculations have been on since early summer, it wasn't until this fall that Google's representatives said it loud and clear : Penguin 3.0 is rolling out! It's true that "it’s a slow worldwide rollout, so you may notice it settling down over the next few weeks" and it's also “ affecting fewer than 1% of queries in US English search results." as the Google guys announced [...]
Even since we are in kindergartner until we take our grandchildren to visit the Natural Science Museum, we try to learn something. Luckily, learning is in our human nature. We try to learn something about everything and everything about something. And I think that this is great. Yet, what is even greater and maybe more meaningful is what we do with the things we've learned; how we make use of that information and how we change our course of action according to the data that we gathered.
Whenever we talk about SEO and the idea of optimization, some of the first things that come to our mind are content, backlinks or keywords. This is not wrong, but it isn't exhausting the possibilities of SEO either. Especially since there are plenty of factors that weigh in a page rank that are not purely backlink or content-driven. So it should not have come as too much of a surprise when in 2010 Google announced that page load speed was to become such a factor. Of course, one factor out of mor [...]
Last time we looked at the Google’s Answer Boxes, we came up with quite a handful of interesting observations. However, we couldn’t quite give you the best explanation of what it takes to get your website there. We gathered you needed to be regarded as an authority site, but what does that really translate into?
The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' but 'That's funny...' - Isaac Asimov
So we set out to find out more about th [...]
In a world where Google tries to make the SERP a safer place for its users, it seems SEO’s are exploring any opportunity in order to squeeze more visibility. Not long ago Google decided to remove Authorship photo’s from the results page in order to create a homogeneous and uniform look. One official explanation was given by John Mueller on a post from his Google+ account:
We've been doing lots of work to clean up the visual design of our search results, in particular creating a better m [...]
You may have noticed that when you use Google to search for a certain answer to a question, a lot of times you actually get some sort of answer and not just a series of search results. For instance, if you’ve just recently made a terrible decision about changing your go-to barber’s shop and would like to find out how soon the damage will fade away, you might ask Google “how fast does hair grow”, to which the famed oracle of wisdom will give an actual answer, in what we will refer to as [...]