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The Next Google Update

I would venture to guess that one of the most common questions on any webmaster forum involves someone asking, “When is the next Google update?” Although they are probably asking about visible PageRank updates in the Google toolbar, the answer involves a bit more than that. Visible PageRank is what you see in your Google toolbar. At this point, that …

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Pages Removed From Google

Why are so many websites having a large number of pages removed from Google’s index? They are discussing this topic in every SEO and webmaster forum on the internet. As always, everyone has a different opinion as to why this is occurring. The only clear indication of what is truly going on has been answered extensively by Google engineer, Matt …

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Google PageRank Update

The Google PageRank update has begun. It will likely take some time to show in all the databases, so don’t panic if you see new PR one day and it disappears the next. Often times people expect this to cause a major change in the position of their sites in Google, but it simply doesn’t work that way. Google is …

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Absolute vs. Relative Links

Although PageRank certainly is not the only measure in page placement in the SERPS, it does still play a significant role in the algorithm when all other factors of page relevance are equal. Since the traffic from a top 10 term in Google generally exceeds the traffic from a top ten term from any other search engine a MINIMUM of …

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Google Jagger Update

Yes folks, we are undergoing an update major in Google. It actually began piece by piece much earlier in the month, but it has been slow in rolling out. As always, during a major update you will see major fluxes in the search engines results, from one moment to the next. During these types of updates it can take 2 …

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More About Duplicate Content

Google wants to provide their users with quality search results. Look at it from their standpoint for a moment. Let’s say for a moment that 10 sites have the exact same article on one of their pages, and all are well optimized for the search phrase “Learning to Sell Red Widgets”. If you were searching for information on “Learning to …

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Duplicate Content

  I fully understand that words I am about to write may offend some people to the point of anger. I have to be able to look in the mirror every day though and know that I have stood by my convictions and did what was right.     Above all, I cannot ever risk the chance of a member …

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Google vs Yahoo

I frequently receive the following question and comment concerning my training focus on Google: You know that Google is NOT the only search engine out there! (indignant tone of voice here) Why do we focus specifically on Google? (just wondering) My answer always comes down to one primary reason — RESULTS! If you TRULY follow all of the lessons, step …

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