Category: Google

The Dangers of Content Stitching

Today we have another interesting bit of content news from the immortal Matt Cutts (may Google bless his name). In the latest installment of the Google Webmaster Video series, Matt talks about content stitching. If you’ve never heard of that, don’t worry, because you’ve definitely seen it. Content stitching is the practice of taking snippets […] Read More

Top 4 Classic SEO Mistakes

Today I want to share with you another list from the SEO GOAT, Matt Cutts. In a classic webmaster help video on Google’s channel, he tackles a very interesting question: “what are the top 5 mistakes that SEOs make?” If you read this blog every day, chances are you aren’t making these mistakes, but if […] Read More

Google Changes AdWords Bidding

Today we’re delving back into the dark and stormy world of Google AdWords. We’re predominantly an SEO company, so it pains us a bit to say it, but Google AdWords has it’s place in the digital marketing spectrum, and you should always be looking for that edge. Today, we have such an edge for you, […] Read More

Commenting Without Spamming

Commenting has been a big part of SEO for awhile now. That’s not to say it’s a good part (it’s not) but it’s very popular, far more popular than it should be. Anyone who has ever had the pleasure of running a blog has gotten comments along the lines of, “wow great content, I feel […] Read More

Google’s Gibberish Patent

Google is cracking down on gibberish. Not the fake language you used with your friends in middle school, but the nonsensical writing you find all over the web as people try and fill out their pages with lots and lots of content. Of course, experts will tell you that you need quality content for SEO (and they’re […] Read More

New Manual Action Penalty

Earlier this year we wrote about manual actions rolling out in Google’s Webmaster tools. Basically, these manual actions were notices that a website had been penalized, usually for SEO reasons, and alerted the administrator of the problem, as well as the steps needed to fix it. Since the introduction, it’s been pretty quiet, but this […] Read More

Responsive Design for SEO?

Mobile is huge, we’ve talked about that a lot recently, but optimizing your site for mobile can be a correspondingly huge amount of work. You have to tweak all of your existing elements to make sure they display properly, and you have to check it across a variety of devices. The workaround for this has […] Read More

Matt Cutts Keynote at PubCon 2013

If you read this blog, than you know the name Matt Cutts. In fact, if you’re involved with SEO in any capacity, you should know the name Matt Cutts. Here at Wikimotive, there used to be this one guy who didn’t know Matt Cutts. He doesn’t work here anymore. The fact is that he’s one of […] Read More

Hummingbird Infographics

  The Google Hummingbird update has remained a mystery to many. It’s different than Penguin or Panda, and the scope of it is a lot bigger, so people aren’t sure exactly how to approach it. We don’t blame them either. It hasn’t been fully explained and people just don’t have the time to dedicate to […] Read More

Google and Facebook Together at Last

We’ve waited for a long time, but it’s finally here: the meeting of the digital giants. Until now, these two juggernauts have maneuvered around each other, never committing themselves to a union, but finally, we have Facebook and Google working together in digital marketing bliss. Kind of.

Google Official: How to Guest Blog

People are quite sure how to feel about guest blogging. Some people swear by it, claiming it’s the only new way to build links that have value. Others see it as just another way to scam the system that will eventually be penalized. It’s been hard to get a read on guest blogging, but today, […] Read More

When Will PageRank Update?

Yesterday we talked a little about Google PageRank, and that got us wondering, when was the last time that it had actually been updated? Historically, it’s been updated every few months, but as Matt Cutts said yesterday, Google is going to be updating it less and less. It turns out, we are already in the […] Read More

Google to Retire PageRank?

We wrote just the other day that PageRank was still one of the top factors when it comes to search engine rankings, but now Google is trying to back off from that idea a bit. In the latest Google Webmaster Help video, Matt Cutts discusses PageRank and his take is that it’s just not that […] Read More

Penguin 2.1 — Who Got the Hammer?

Penguin has made a surprise resurgence with the 2.1 update, and it has SEOs scrambling. Not necessarily because it hit them though; it’s more the fact that it was a surprise and it’s been hard to track exactly what the fallout has been. Who was hit by the mighty penalizing hammer of Google? Who received […] Read More

Penguin, Panda, and now…Hummingbird

We’ve grown accustomed to Google updating parts of their algorithms they use for search. So far in 2013, we’ve seen tweaks to Penguin and Panda that have affected massive parts of the population…but we haven’t seen anything yet. Now, Google is rolling out Hummingbird, which represents a much larger change. The easiest way to think […] Read More

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