There is a reason for Google not updating Penguin algorithm. The last penguin update or the unnatural link penalty update happened in October 2013. It has been over 10 months and we did not have a single update. It seems Google has shot its own foot by penalizing sites based on backlinks. With excessive attack on webmasters and site owners for bad link practices, Google has got itself into a mess. The big mess of negative SEO. If anyone thinks negative SEO doesn’t exist or sky rocketed after the last penguin update they are fools. We as a SEO company face ton of problems with junk links. Few of our client sites consistently receives over 1000 junk links a month. The problem is mainly with sites that do well in search engines. It has become a pain for us to request junk sites to remove links or make a huge list of links to disavow. The problem now if Google even updates it’s penguin algorithm it will hurt those sites badly. Google might think the junk links are built by us or at least the machine might think so.
Though it is positive for Google not updating algorithm the affected sites are dumped in Sandbox for ever. Sites that not affected by October update are doing great. But the ones that were affected seem to be doomed forever. Those sites don’t have an option to submit re-inclusion because the site was affected by algorithm not by manual penalty. Before a site can recover in 2 to 3 months then it became 5 to 6 months. Now it has been over a year and some of the sites that were affected by penguin update October 2013 never recovered. It is important for Google to give sites that got affected a change to fix itself. They should make their algorithm smarter in understanding negative links. IMHO this penguin update works with both machine and human intervention. It seems machine takes decision based on human input for specific sites or specific niches.
Hopefully this time Google comes out with a fantastic algorithm that can identify real spammed links and don’t penalize sites that were affected by competitor link attack. Also it is time for Google to release penalized sites from October 2013. There is 100s of 1000s of sites sitting in sandbox after that update. They show a similar pattern and never come back to rankings.
Google unleashed innocent looking penguins to kill bad seals. Now it seems the good seals are made to look nasty by blood thirsty parasites unleashed by some crazy aliens. Hope Google wakes up and understands penguin are not the right choice. We feel Polar bear can be a better choice because it can eat anything but still being selective. Hopefully the new polar bear update will tackle the blood thirty parasites we are seeing today.]]>
Google recommends to disavow if we find negative links in our backlinks. But what happens if the links are from a very large network that Google crawls.
For example the guys at negativeseoguy.com are selling 2,000,000 million links for $450. If it is possible to get that many spam links we have to work a life time to remove or disavow all those links.
Please Google wake up and tweak your algorithm to avoid negative SEO attack because it WORKS.]]>
Hummingbird is an entirely new updated search algorithm incorporating new technology combined with older features of the existing algorithms. It approaches search engine queries in an intelligent way that instead of looking at the individual words that match with the keywords of finding page, the algorithm aims to understand what the users intention was – figuring out the reason what exactly the user looking for to search.
This release is basically a platform that enables Google to better handle “conversational” search queries.
Working strategies of Hummingbird
The major change what made Hummingbird to be so special than past versions of the Google algorithms is that its conversational search.
For example, if you search for ‘shipping companies near me’, then Hummingbird knows that ‘near me’ might mean where you are when you’re searching, it understands the user searches for the shipping services in his nearby locality. This clearly indicates many people are searching for results without using the appropriate keywords.
Hummingbird breaks this dismay by introducing Conversational Search concept- allowing user to ask Google a question, as you would a friend, and it answers you using contextual and background knowledge (just like a real person would). Hence the importance to keyword slackens behind.
Few new post-Hummingbird SEO best practices
SEO and page Rank strategies
The implementation of this new algorithm has raised number of queries in the users’ side whether this new methodology will forfeit SEO and page ranking strategies. But Google strictly answers with its strong words as”NO” .Google says there is nothing new or different SEO guidelines has been introduced. Guidance remains the same, it says: have original, high-quality content. Signals that have been important in the past remain important. The keywords within a query still play a major role. Hummingbird just allows Google to process them in new and hopefully better ways.
Benefits VS opportunities -Hummingbird
The release of Hummingbird creates the perfect scenario for smaller websites to gain more exposure. As long tailed keywords are to possess more priority, content stands top that holds the ability to answer search engine queries. The algorithm broadens the horizons by expanding number of entrance pages that answer the questions being posed by the target audience. Answering more questions is now considered as the vital part of the new Hummingbird algorithm.
The new algorithm was designed in the sense to address all users search conveniently. Many users are not aware of using keywords that direct to appropriate page they try out with the normal conversation as they talk with their friends. This issue was greatly analyzed and brought out with the solution which is “Humming bird”.
Future with Hummingbird algorithm
The Hummingbird algorithm is meant to turn the SEO into the marketing strategy. It will take little time to get familiar with the new methodology but it’s an evolution of Google in elevating preference for quality content that address user’s actual needs in their own natural language. Google is increasingly concerned to find content that is relevant and trusted, in essence content with authority. The algorithm has grabbed more attention with common users. In future, it is no doubt that Hummingbird will extend its wing in elevating the search experience to new level.]]>
Today’s question is ,”we have an e-commerce site Around a thousand products in pages on that site so how can we create unique minute details for those pages”
Matt cut answers,
The question should not be i have been pages how can i make the unique the question is how many pages can make the quality that provide user. if you can’t managed to have thousand pages and have something unique something different than just an affiliate theater whatever on each page of that site then why should your thousand pages which are again baby Jessica reward content of an affiliate feed rent compared to someone else’s thousand pages of that same affiliate.
Anderson what you’re asking i think i would ask yourself what makes your site unify what is the value add where what what’s the compelling proposition that makes people want to go visit your e-commerce site .if you can have unique content if you can come up with some unique Angola reason even if it’s again it’s something that makes it fun something that makes it better easier for people that makes them like your site then that that’s a really tough proposition and and so i wouldn’t say yourself a bowl of having a thousand pages and then how can i have a little bit of value each one it sometimes is better to think about okay how much value can add and that determines the number of pages on my site rather than the other way around so it des Moines sound a little bit harsh but on the other hand if everybody on the entire internet all wanted to have thousand page site and weren’t able to come up with unique content or some other way or differentiating factor for their website you’re only left with a a lot of pages which are not that different she did not that high quality and and dot that unique and that’s not good for the web it’s not good for the ecosystem the web it’s not good for uses the way we’re just trying to find good stuff and don’t necessarily want to find a copy of the same content they want to find you know something with unique value add so that might sound a little bit harsh but you know give it some thought because we do see a lot of people who are like okay i can make this mini sites now how do i make them useful and sometimes by the time you reach that point where you have in number of sites and you try to make them useful you’ve already made some summit in my opinion errors and how you’re trying to think about how to create your site just some food for thought whatever you’d.
Content unaccompanied, as constructive as it is; every now and then it can be a little bit insipid. Words on a webpage without color or graphics doesn’t forever and a day attain points for user experience, which is why many content writers put so much prominence on formatting and style. On the other hand, what many webmasters overlook is that the use of info graphics can be more than a fine visual aid for the human eye; they can besides support natural links and give something for search engines to feast their bots on.
Can be shared
Better visibility on the web
Let us take a look in detail on how it is helping….
Making use of infographics gives the benefit of scalability, share ability and brand ability that will add value to the SEO drive. A stylish and informative info graphic is a feast to the eyes of the reader and it pimps your blog.
Builds links : A certain percentage of people deem on visual learning say at least a 60% of people, with that being said infographics are a great way of capturing the attention of web users. At the same time it’s also a great way of cheering people to share and credit back to you. Apart from getting the benefit of relevant link to your site it also brings traffic and people will link back to your website when they feature your infographic.
Can be shared : since they are simple to understand and interesting to look at they can also be shared easily through social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Digg, Reddit, Stumble Upon and more.
Better visibility on the web : The set in code at the source of info-graphics links back to your website when a person clicks on it thereby it will allow you to get quality back-links and boost up your visibility in search results.
On the whole, SEO Infographics is an immense listing of highly creative and extremely informative infographics that help perk up webmaster skill sets.]]>
“Author Rank “is one such latest update of Google, after the post panda and penguin updates. Just like the page rank, author rank is defined by the Google to analyze the quality of a site to rank in search results. The difference is that page rank is based on the quality of web page where as author rank is defined to identify the authority of blogger.
1. Engagement on G+.
2. Page rank of individual articles.
3. Comment received per posts.
4. Number of Google plus circles.
5. Content shares and +1s.
6. Connections to other authors.
7. Number of sites the authors content is published.
So you might have realized the importance of author rank for your sites online presence. Let’s have a brief look about how to implement this, to grab the maximum benefit:
1. Author rank is centered on Google plus profile. So create your Google + profile if you don’t have one. Your profile should contain a valid photo and email address and your identity should be verified.
2. Create a link to your Google profile from your webpage by adding the following link:
<a href=”[Google profile_url]?rel=author”>Google</a>
3. Add a reciprocal link from your profile to the site and have your profile image visible with your content on the search results.]]>