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No longer than one year ago, on June 11th 2013, Google, launched a new algorithm whose main purpose was to clean some very “shady” niches, such as “payday loans” or “buy Viagra”. These are very controversial niches that everybody knew about but hardly anybody talked about. One year earlier, in 2012 we tried to fire a warning shot concerning this matter,  but Matt Cutt's answer came out 1 year later, when they released the initial Payday Loans Google Update. “There were people c [...]
Yesterday at SMX, Matt Cutts tweeted about a new update that is targeting highly spammed keywords such as : Payday loans Buy Viagra Adult stuff Other Highly competitive keywords (practically everything that makes tons of money...) I am glad that Google has finally addressed the problem that I publicly mentioned a year ago.(really funny that the post was done on June 13 2012 and the "response" came on June 12 2013) This is a very important update because it tries to find a solut [...]
Last night Alex Graves from Bronco posted an article discussing the Payday Loans niche and how he thinks that the Google algorithm has been gamed, even after the Penguin and EMD update. I tweeted to him, the payday loans case study that I did back in June (this was the first case study of its kind, that ignited a series of articles talking about how the payday loans niche is abused in Google). He is saying that this new site ranking on the "payday loans" keyword in the UK was not a hacked [...]