Google Disavow Files Not Used For LinkSpam

I’m really intrigued by this train of Google discussion.

It’s around Link Spam and whether Google uses / used the disavow files webmasters submitted to populate their spam combatting algorithms.

Google says no. Webmasters say yes. (SNAFU, really.)

I’m in the “it’d be rude not to” camp, but don’t think Google used the files directly. I also think both sides are talking at cross-purposes.

Read all about LinkSpam algorithms and Disavow files by clicking the link.

#SEO #SEONews #LinkSpam #Disavow #Google
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Bing Says Links Still Important

I had to chuckle at this story.

Bing, a small search engine, used by about 15 people at the last count*, has said that links are still important for rankings.

In other news, the sun will rise in the east tomorrow, and set in the west. It will be brighter than the night. 

I am intrigued, however, by where Bing might go with voice search and who they might go there with. 

Click the link to read the revelations of the century.

*The Bing User Group meet every Tuesday in the clubhouse.

#SEO #SEONews #Bing #Links #LinkBuilding
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Google Redirect PageRank Dilution Myth

I’m full of back and forth this week, as Google yet again makes the point that 301 Redirects don’t dilute PageRank.

And yet again, a number of webmasters are keen to decry Google’s message-bearers – and they have yards of stats to “prove” it.

I’m kind of in the ‘Google’s right, but I don’t think they’re being wholly accurate’ camp, which is full of marshmallow, twinkly stars and the like.

Click the link to read about the dilution row rearing its head yet again.

#SEO #SEONews #Redirects #SiteMigrations #SEOMyths
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TWIS SEO News & Updates 22 Sept 2017

I enjoyed writing this week’s SEO News & Updates.

So much so, I thought I’d share them with you lovely people 😉

This week: Google likes the algo monitoring tools – kinda.

301 redirects don’t dilute PageRank. Or do they.

Bing says links still important. Who Bing?

Google doesn’t use disavow for linkspam. *cough*

This week Google says it doesn’t use click data for search rankings. Sigh.

As well as some toptastic SEO Bits & Pieces.

Read it all right now.

#SEO #SEONews #Redirects #PageRank #Links #Bing #LinkSpam #SERPRead More


iOS 11 To Share AMP Canonical URLs

I’m really pleased this annoying little glitch is being fixed.

It will make sharing AMP pages a lot cleaner as the share recipients will get the lovely desktop / mobile version, rather than the slightly less beautiful, but fast AMP version.

It’s a good thing, I think.

Read more in this extract from TWIS SEO News & Updates 15 Sept 2017.

#SEO #SEONews #AMP #iOS11 #CanonicalURLs
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TWIS Google Ends First Click Free

I think Google ending First Click Free will set the cat amongst the pigeons.

If news publishers can rank with user-inaccessible content, what about other websites?

I do feel sorry for new publishers though. Those glass-walled offices in big city-centres can;t be cheap.

Read this SEO update from TWIS SEO News & Updates w/e 15 Sept 2017 and find out your options if First Click Free ends.

#SEO #SEONews #FirstClickFree #GoogleNews #Revenue #AdStrategy
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TWIS Google Uses Click Data to Update Rankings

I love the fact that occasionally Google lets something slip.

And I love the fact that many an eagle-eared webmaster is there to hear it.

This can, and often does, lead to some confusion in the SEO ranks however, so be careful with the knowledge young Padawan.

This is an extract from TWIS SEO News & Updates w/e 15 Sep 2017.

Make sure you read the summary, key actions and background info.

#SEO #SEONews #SERP #ClickThroughRates #Google
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TWIS SEO News & Updates 15 Sept 2017

What an exciting bunch of stories!

Google: click data influences rankings. Cor!

Google ending First Click Free. Booo!

Links important as ever for Google Rankings. Shock!

iOS 11 will link to canonical AMP URLs. Phew!

Google releases very basic guide to m-dot to responsive site migration. Hmmm.

And a whole heap of interesting and entertaining SEO Bits & Pieces.

Read the SEO News and Updates for w/e 15 Sept 2017 now.

#SEO #SEONews #SERP #FirstClickFree #LinkBuilding #AMP #SiteMigrations
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Google Critical Things For Mobile First Index

Well, Google is keen to give us teasers over the looming Mobile First Index.

They are not complete answers, but are certainly pointers in the right direction.

If you’re not prepared for the Mobile First Index, you will be in for a shock, even though Google is planning on softening the blow as much as possible.

Read more in this extract from TWIS SEO News & Updates w/e 08 Sept 2017.

Oh, and don’t forget to make sure your website is not just Mobile Friendly, but Mobile First.

#SEO #SEONews #MobileFirst #GoogleUpdates #TechnicalSEO #UX
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TWIS SEO News & Updates w/e 08 Sept 2017

Wow, exciting stories for this week’s SEO News & Updates.

Google listed critical factors for Mobile First.

I was pleased that I could edit Google My Business listings directly in search.

Google is using AMP URLs for Featured Snippets.

The Google Search Console Beta program expanded – were you included?

Google Local partially rolled back its Possum Update.

The Bits and Pieces delivered on social media and links. Good reading if you ask me!

#SEO #SEONews #MobileFirst #GoogleMyBusiness #FeaturedSnippets #GoogleSearchConsole #GoogleLocal

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SEO Bits & Pieces w/e 01 Sept 2017

Here’s this week’s exciting collection of SEO Bits and Pieces.

Dealing with all sorts of future SEO developments in early stages, arcane minutiae of the job and some fun elements.

We’ve got Google and Vogue on Home, Google ignoring links, infinite scroll, Wordpress fun and some duplication / canonicalisation issues.

This is an extract from TWIS SEO News & Updates 01 Sept 2017. Read it now.

#SEO #SEONews #GoogleHome #InternalLinks #SERP #WordPress #UX
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