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Google and Spam

Google is primarily a mathematical company, and they usually state that they try to handle spam via algorithms.

While the term algorithm can be used loosely, there is human intervention. However, they do not specifically respond to most spam reports. You can report spam to them, but do not expect it to have much immediate effect on search results. Generally, time spent reporting spam to Google would be better spent making a better site. Also, some competitors can get a bit feisty if they are snitched on. I know a guy that got so mad at being turned in, that a month later he ranked 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 9, and 10. He then e-mailed the snitch thanking him for the motivation to create all those other pages.

If your site is kicked out of the index for an automated spam penalty, it will usually come back after 60 days after the thing that triggered the spam penalty has been removed. If your site was manually reviewed and removed, the penalty period might be much longer.

Originally posted 2008-02-03 02:44:38.

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Google & Subdomains08.31.15

Google updated how they deal with subdomains. From the Matt Cutts blog:

For several years Google has used something called "host crowding", which means that Google will show up to two results from each hostname/subdomain of a domain name. That approach works very well to show 1-2 results from a subdomain, but we did hear complaints that for some types of searches (e.g. esoteric or long-tail searches), Google could return a search page with lots of results all from one domain. In the last few weeks we changed our algorithms to make that less likely to happen.

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Originally posted 2008-02-03 02:44:38.

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How To Reach Number One In The Search Engines08.24.15

If you are wondering which is the best way or even how you reach number one or the top ten in the search engines, then this is the article for you.

In my opinion it is not rocket science. As long as you have a well designed and optimized website the most important thing you need is backward links and lots of them. These links should have different link texts which even though different will always include your keyword. For example if the keyword is stuttering the link text could be, stuttering therapy, stuttering information, stuttering treatment, stuttering help or stuttering advice.
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Originally posted 2007-03-04 19:11:29.

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We Have the Terms, Now What Do We Do With Them?08.17.15

Once you have selected the search terms you want to target, the next step is to integrate the terms into your site pages to make them relevant.

Selecting Pages for Optimization

Initially, the pages that you select for optimization should be those that offer the most focused content relating to the terms you want to target "" you may already have such pages on your site, or you may need to develop them from scratch. You can optimize as many pages as you like, but each page should focus on no more than one or two of your target terms.
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Originally posted 2007-03-07 23:31:48.

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What If Your Office Meeting Is Like Digg?08.10.15

CollegeHumour.com is no doubt one of the best humour site on the net. Although I regularly visit the site, I never posted some of the funny videos I've seen in this blog. So I decided to post the following video that Digg users will definitely enjoy.

They even have a SPAM Ad featured at the near ending of the video. Try and do some of the stunts featured in your office meeting and let's see what your boss has to say 😛

Originally posted 2007-10-12 04:12:00.

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Rank No.1 In Google for $3008.03.15

What if I told you that one of my associates sits was ranked number one in Google for a search term that brought up 24 million pages and it only cost him $30?

Also, he ranked number 6 – 8 for a holiday related search term – and no it's not obscure as there are more than 1.2 million sites using it!

To be honest I am still floored by what Richard have discovered, and shocked. For the holiday term mentioned above he could be paying dollars for the AdWord clicks but he isn't!

What my associate is going to show you is not illegal, is not spamming, or anything that will take you forever to master and comprehend. This could be a whole new revolutionary way of internet marketing – it's kinda a very lazy and it's kinda like bum marketing, but it's a lot more better!! This technique has been 100% tested and proven.

You will see in the report what treasures I found and now OWN.

– You can repeat this technique multiple times
– It doesn't takes a genius. Can be implemented immediately!
– No hanky panky technique. Simple but overlooked!
– No SEO mumbo-jumbo
– Your investment in this technique is zero risk. Only pay for desired result (not PPC advertising!)
– And you will own it forever..


Originally posted 2007-02-23 21:59:07.

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Warning by Google: Cloaking Can Be Detected07.27.15

Matt Cutts recently blogged about cloaking. From his blog post, he made several things clear:

  1. Google definitely hates cloaking
  2. Google does not care even if a big corporation uses cloaking…they will still dislike cloaking
  3. Websites that utilizes cloaking techniques will be removed from Google's index and banned.
  4. Google can and will detect all kinds of cloaking attempts sooner or later.

What is cloaking?
It is a black-hat (blackhat / black hat / evil) search engine optimization technique which manipulates how a websites will be shown to search engines and to the normal web readers. "Keyword rich" content will be delivered to search engines and the normal pages will be shown to the normal web readers.

This is done by identifying the User-Agent and IP address of the user or spiders. If a spider or bot is identified, then a special script will show them a different version of a page that is stuffed with keywords. Basically, the main purpose of cloaking is to gain higher ranking in certain keywords and deceiving the search engines.

Each and every search engine (especially Google) consider "cloaking" to be evil and they will be removed from the index and banned indefinitely.
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Originally posted 2007-12-09 06:17:06.

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The Meaning of PageRank (PR)07.20.15

Google is primarily driven by linkage data.

The Google Toolbar provides a 0-10 logarithmic scale to mimic the link popularity of pages. PageRank helps provide a quick glance how important Google thinks a page is.

Google would like you to believe that their PageRank algorithm is the core of their search technology, but they also use many other technologies to improve their search relevancy.

Many webmasters exchange links with as many people as they can, but there is an opportunity cost to everything you do. There are algorithms for sorting good links from bad links. Many link schemes increase your risk profile much quicker than they increase your potential rewards. When you link into the wrong circles, you run the risk of being associated with them.

It is important to note that this PageRank value is only one component of the Google search engine algorithm. Many times, a PR 4 site will rank above a PR 6 site because it was optimized better and has a well-defined descriptive inbound link profile, which means better, more natural links from more sites (and more related sites).

Originally posted 2008-03-03 04:35:06.

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Internal Duplicate Content07.13.15

You most likely have heard of duplicate content but are you aware of "internal duplicate content"?

This is when two or more pages on your site have almost the exact same content and it happens a lot more then you may realize.

Google absolutely hates internal duplicate content and if you are using some of the more popular free content management systems you might be victim of it and not even be aware of it.
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Originally posted 2007-04-29 03:46:04.

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Overcoming Google's Filter for New Websites07.06.15

Have you noticed that it is easer to get ranked higher on Google with older websites than it is with new websites? Have you ever wondered why is this so and what does it take for you to do to get a high ranking if you have a new website?

Why is it easier to get high rankings with older websites?

Spammers oftenly use brand new domain names to make a quick profit. Spammers often buy hundreds of domains at once and fill them with crap or scraper content and hoping to make a profit with the advertisements that appears on the sites (usually spammers use AdSense to put ads on these kind of sites). Black-hat webmasters also sometimes use new domains to test for new search engines exploit (mainly on spamming techniques)

It is obviously difficult for Google to know which sites (or domains) can be trusted and this is why Google had invented a filter system which down-ranks new websites until Google decides they can be trusted.
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Originally posted 2007-10-17 13:12:40.

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