Penguin has become Google’s most notorious update. Small business owners that rely on their web presence fear Penguin more than just about any annual or semi-annual event, and rightfully so. What makes Google’s Penguin so devastating and scary for small business owners? When you are hit by Penguin, you need to take immediate action. You…

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It’s official. Google has removed all authorship data from search results and Webmaster Tools. Google reports that as a whole, not enough people took advantage of the authorship markup to make it a valuable ranking factor and they saw little difference in click-through rates for sites with¬†authorship markups versus those without. A major goal of…

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With Matt Cutts on leave, we thought we’d potentially have some quiet months. This morning, Barry Schwartz at SERoundTable.com announced his suspicion that the stars are aligned for Google to release Penguin 3.0 today. If they don’t release it today (it’s customary for Google to release updates on Fridays), John Mueller confirmed in the latest…

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What is Negative SEO? Negative SEO is the practice of deceiving Google to believe that a domain you do not own is doing something to violate Google’s webmaster guidelines or interfering with Google’s ability to crawl a domain. This includes everything from spam link building to denial of service attacks. The goal of negative search…

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On the same day we talked about stability in the search rankings, Google took a big new blender, turned it on high power and dropped their local search results into it. What is “Pigeon” Pigeon is a new local search algorithm implemented by Google. Pigeon is the name given to the algorithm by marketers, not…

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One of the many consulting and SEO services we provide for law firms involves link building, link removals and link clean-up. Even attorneys foreign to SEO best practices know that a link should be a good thing and law firms are constantly paying for new services to showcase their practice. With your search engine optimization…

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So many law firms are so caught up in what their competition is doing and how their competition is beating them, that they never take the time to sit back and think how they can cooperate to increase profitability for both law firms. You do this all the time within your referral networks without thinking…

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Its official! Panda 4.0 has struck and it should come to no one’s surprise. We have seen rankings bounce around and then return to normal quite a bit this month and knew Google was testing something. However, after releasing both Penguin 1.0 and 2.0 in May of previous years, Google decided to keep search engine…

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With all of the other initiatives Google has on their shoulders right now, DuckDuckGo.com has found an interesting opportunity to jump back into the picture. Long considered a niche search engine that embraced the concept of user privacy, but lacked many of the traits of its larger competitors including Google, Bing and Yahoo!, they appear…

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