Beware of Widget Links – Says Google

Last week Google reminded the webmaster community not to utilize widgets as a means to link building. Here is what they said:

Google has long taken a strong stanceagainst linksthat manipulate a site’s PageRank. Today we would like to reiterate our policy on the creation of keyword-rich, hidden or low-quality links embedded in widgets that are distributed across various sites.

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Google Has a Penguin Date, Again

I don’t know about you, but I no longer care to pay attention to Penguin dates. Garry Illyes has been saying for a year that it’s very close. Well maybe it is, maybe it’s not.

But today here it is again! Read more

Google Update Chatter: September 2 Update Tweaked

I am seeing a lot of chatter of another Google update. I have noticed some movement on the keywords I am tracking too. Read more

Warner Bros. Sent DMCA to Google Against Some of Their Own Pages

Torrent Freak came out with an interesting story this weekend. They have stumbled upon a couple of interesting DMCA notices sent to Google by Vobile, Warner Bros.’s partner in going after copyright infringements. Read more

Did Google Just Run Penguin?

There is quite a buzz in SEO community as Google may have ended the long wait since Penguin 3.0. That was way back in October 2014. Is it Penguin, or just the newest expression of changes that we have seen so often in the last couple months? Read more