Google has officially killed off their link command

Google tells webmasters and SEOs to stop using the link command, that it is officially dead and not functioning properly. Article Written by Barry Schwartz at Search Engine Land. Click HERE to read the article by the publisher.     A Google spokesperson has confirmed with Search Engine Land that the company’s link command is no longer functioning. Google told us the feature is no longer around, and using a will likely return irrelevant results. We saw signs of this going away a year ago, but then Google told us the link operator “is […]

Study shows Google’s Possum update changed 64% of local SERPs

How significantly did the Possum update impact local search results in Google? Columnist Joy Hawkins shares data and insights from a study she did with BrightLocal, which compared local results before and after the update. Written by Joy Hawkins at SearchEngineLand. Click HERE to read the article by the publisher.               In the local SEO community, Google’s recent Possum update was a very big deal. To those of us who regularly track the search results for local businesses, it was obvious there were massive changes on September 1. The SEO community […]

Authority & link building with real-time Penguin

Written by Marcus Miller at Search Engine Land. Click HERE to Read the Article by the Publisher. Google recently released Penguin 4.0, and the Penguin filter now updates in real time. Columnist Marcus Miller explores what this means for SEO and link building. So it happened. Google finally released Penguin 4.0 — the last Penguin update of its kind, as it now processes in real time as a part of Google’s core ranking algorithm. In this post, I want to take a look at what Penguin is, how this update affects the SEO community as a whole […]

Google Penguin doesn’t penalize for bad links – or does it?

Written by Barry Schwartz at SearchEngineLane. Click HERE to Read the Article by the Publisher. You technically no longer need to use the disavow file to help fix your Google Penguin issues – here is why.   Google launched the real-time, more granular version of Penguin on Friday. Google wrote in its announcement that it “now devalues spam.” Many SEOs and webmasters took that to mean that Penguin no longer penalizes – and it seems like they are right. Google’s Gary Illyes said on my public Facebook post that the new Penguin algorithm “managed to […]

Google says Penguin recoveries have started to roll out now

Article Written by Barry Schwartz at SearchEngineLand. Click HERE to Read the Article by the Publisher. Have you been waiting two or more years to recover from your Penguin penalty? Google said the recoveries are starting now. Gary Illyes from Google said tonight that those who were suffering from previous Penguin penalties should now begin seeing recoveries. He said this on Twitter: This is one part of the Penguin update we saw happen this Friday — but this “recovery” part only started happening hours ago, according to Gary Illyes. You should also keep in mind […]