In an interview with Gary Illyes of Google, Illyes revealed that Google's manual action team has the ability to look at your links and read their "labels."
On WebmasterWorld, users are discussing the state of link building without PR.
Can you beleive it, Google has chosen a retro name for its new blog, "The Keyword"
The big news today is that the part of Penguin 4.0 that evaluates old penalties will start rolling out soon.
The pros and newbies of WebmasterWorld have gathered to talk about some common link building mistakes.
Penguin 4.0 has some features that are very new - but that doesn't mean everything has changed.
Google launched Penguin 4.0 this morning. It is said to be more granular, focusing more on spammy pages rather than websites as a whole.
Few things can cause such a stir in the SEO world as a significant change in Google rankings, not least because such changes are so unusual.
John Mueller gave a direct and simple "No," to answer the question of whether code to text ratios are a ranking factor.
Here's a topic that comes up every now and then - are products like Google Analytics and Chrome really useful, or are they just sabotaging you from the inside?
From now on, Google says that only reviews that are "directly produced by your site" can be marked up.
Google's Keyword Planner, an AdWords tool, is now restricting the amount of data available to non-advertiser or low budget accounts.
Google is just ALL about AMP lately. And the rumor mill always seems to posit that what Google likes, it gives a SERPs boost to.
Webmasters all over the world can't wrap their heads around some of Google's data reporting. And it's not surprising, because some of those reports are pretty difficult to understand.
Despite all the predictions that links will get less and less important for rankings, there's no proof it's actually going to happen any time soon.
Some users of WebmasterWorld observe that negative SEO attempts seem to be on the decline - is that true?
Interesting thread in WebmasterWorld today.
The rumormill is whispering about a potential algorithm update, like a 301 update. Not everyone is seeing changes, but some are.
More publicly available search data seems to be vanishing from Google.
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