A lot of people wonder how long it takes to get a new site indexed and ranked, but people do not often consider the flip side. Namely, how do you keep an old site fresh in Google’s eyes. Of course, lots of old sites rank just fine. In fact, some old sites are low quality and still rank well through […]
There’s an interesting development brewing in the world of SEO. Of course by this point you’ve heard about Authorship (that’s with a capital A thank you very much) and exactly what it means to Google, but it turns out it is going to go deeper than just slapping your name onto posts. Authorship is going to tie in with PageRank […]
Infographics are what’s hot on the streets for SEO these days…at least thats what the kids are all saying. In theory, they’re the perfect way to garner a lot of backlinks with very little effort. You take some of the data you already have, organize it in a halfway pleasing way (a lot of companies skip this step), publish it, […]
All of us in the SEO industry have always had the feeling that Matt Cutts took offense to spam on a personal level. Sure, he always comes across as a cool and level headed sort of guy, but you just know that deep down in his heart of hearts, there burns a not-so-secret hatred for all of the SEO spam […]
Duplicate content is bad, right? We’ve preached that here at Wikimotive for years now and pretty much every search engine optimization company in existence has been saying the same thing. Well, this week Matt Cutts has released a new video in the Google Webmaster series that addresses duplicate content in a new way, and it’s actually a pretty interesting take. According […]
At this point, everyone understands that Google will penalize sites that are using spammy techniques. If you’re buying links, creating strange and unnatural link profiles, or gaming the system in other ways, you’ll get the mighty Google hammer brought down upon you. In most of these cases, it’s possible to reverse the damage. With a lot of hard work and […]
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 of content from other websites […]
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 you’re new to the SEO […]
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 (if not THE) most influential […]
Matt Cutts is back again with another one of his block rocking beats. The Webmaster Help videos that Matt Cutts puts out may not be the most glamorous pieces of SEO news around, but we still honestly feel that they are worth covering. Paying attention to the great, sweeping changes in the SEO field is only a piece of the […]
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 important anymore. Currently, it’s only […]
We have talked before about using rel=”nofollow” before. Essentially, it is an attribute you add to a link to tell Google that you do not want to pass page juice to the linked page. It’s commonly used for external links to low-quality sites and applied en masse to comment links, but more and more people are starting to apply it […]
In the latest edition of Google’s Webmaster Help Videos, Matt Cutts tackles the question “can nofollow links hurt my website?” We’ll get to his answer, but first, I want to talk a little bit about what nofollow links actually are and how they fit into an SEO strategy.
Today we have another wonderful video from Matt Cutts over at Google. For a change of pace this time around (sarcasm), Matt is talking about something that will get you penalized. Specifically, it’s a sketchy SEO technique that’s been around forever, but only seems to be getting more popular (despite being obviously sketchy). Let’s take a look at what it […]
Is there anything better than a nice breakfast of crispy hot spam? Oh…what’s that you say? Pretty much anything? Well, guess what buttercup…Google feels the same way, but people keep trying to serve up spam all the same. One technique is hammered and gets you penalized, and the army of spammers (the ones who give SEO a bad name […]
As you all know, educated bunch that you are, when Google wants you to fix some webspam that’s within your control, they send you an email about manual webspam actions to take. Now though, Google is expanding upon that procedure and making it even easier to address manual webspam actions on your sites. As of this week, all you have […]
When you are building out your newest website, it’s a common desire to want to link it to the rest of your websites. After all, it’s not spam if they are all truly owned by you and are really in the same network, right? Unfortunately, the spammers out there have, once again, ruined it for the rest of us. Any […]
Google authorship ties your content together with your Google+ account. The result is that Google takes you as an author into account when delivering search results (for a comprehensive view, check out this article on Google authorship). It was important when we wrote about it a couple months ago, and it’s only getting more important by the day. This week, […]
It’s here, it’s here! It’s the day we’ve all been waiting for, but it’s pretty much the polar opposite of Christmas. It’s the day that Google finally delivers their much-hyped Penguin 2.0 update. Who was hit? What does it mean for your search engine optimization SEO? Lets take a look.
Matt Cutts has just released another video on his Google Webmaster Help account, and we’re here to break it down for you. This time he is addressing the question, “What should we expect in the next few months in terms of SEO for Google?” Lets look at his answer.