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Penguin 2.0 Update Rolled Out

by Galyna on May 23, 2013


Google Penguin Update

Google just announced they rolled out their Penguin 2.0 update. This time it will affect 2.3% of searches. And as we know from previous experiences with updates, the number of affected website can be enormous   quiet high.
I had not noticed any major traffic changes yet in any websites that got affected by Penguin 1.0.  It is interesting to know whether other website owners got changes on sites affected. It’s been about a year since previous Penguin rolled out and I hope that new one will be able to fix the previous damage. [click to continue…]


Latest Google Updates: EMD and Link Disavow Tool

by Galyna on October 18, 2012

This post is about latest updates in SEO industry and what you have to know about them.

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Penguin Update

by Galyna on April 28, 2012

April 24 Google Update - How to Recover

What’s Up

On April 24, 2012 Google issued another update, called Penguin (this is actually is not a real name of an update, G itself describes it as an “algorithm change targeted at webspam”). Some of my sites that used to be on #1 in G got badly affected. While others did not and actually raised in SERPs.

What is Penguin Update

It is an “algorithm change targeted at webspam”. If you’ve notice that your site suddenly dropped rankings on April 24 or few days later, this very likely to be a reason. [click to continue…]


Panda 3.4 Is Out

by Galyna on March 24, 2012

Latest Panda algorithm update is out. As in all G’s updates, Panda 3.4 targets low-quality websites.
This announcement was made from an official Google account on Twitter @google.
By the way, here is a list of Twitter users you should follow to be aware of all future SEO updates.

Panda 3.4 Twitter Announcement

As for me, my websites’ rankings are bouncing South and North for few last weeks now. Now is a good time to not make any conclusions yet until G will finish their changes and everything is more stable.


Google’s Latest Changes: New SEO Rules Are Here

by Galyna on March 22, 2012

Matt Cutts, Google’s head of Search Quality, made the bombshell announcement that Google will be “aggressively targeting”
blog networks who’s purpose is to create backlinks. This update is a major game changer for SEO industry.

What does this mean?

It means if any of you out there have bought links from “private” blog networks like Linkvana and Build My Rank, then you’re about to see your links go bye-bye. [click to continue…]


About Google Dance, Sandbox, Deindexing and Penalty

by Galyna on March 13, 2012

If your website disappeared from Google or rankings dropped drastically, here is what you should do.

If you ever watched your websites’ rankings closely you were at least wondering why your website is changing it’s position in G search results and sometimes even disappear. I personally have experienced this myself, when one day website is slowly claiming up and next day it’s nowhere to be found.

Here is how to determine whether website was Deindexed, Penalized (Manually or by Algorithm) or is it just a Google Dance or Sandbox. [click to continue…]


Google Panda & Link Evaluation Ranking Factor Update – February 27, 2012

by Galyna on February 28, 2012

Not only Google updated it’s Panda (3.3), but it also turned off one misterios ranking factor that was used for years.

This can drastically change the way SEO works. What exactly Google did? Nobody knows and Internet Marketers are guessing as always…

The misterios ranking factor that is missing now was named “Google Link Evaluation Factor”.  [click to continue…]

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What to Do to Be in Google Plus Box

by Galyna on February 17, 2012

If you want to be on the first page of Google, read this!

Recent report about Google Plus Box Ranking Factors Report by Ian Lurie opens up some secrets about how profiles and pages are ranked in Google Plus Box.

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Pinterest and SEO

by Galyna on February 17, 2012

Pinterest is the fastest growing social network.

Why Pinterest?

• Pinterest Drives More Traffic Than Google+, YouTube and LinkedIn Combined
• Pinterest Rate of Referral Now Close to Twitter, Google+
• Pinterest Hits 10 Million U.S. Monthly Uniques Faster Than Any Standalone Site Ever

If you are not using Pinterest I highly recommend that you jump on board right away. I really started to pay attention to this new network when I’ve notice some referral traffic coming in to my websites from Pinterest. And I didn’t even do anything to make it happened. [click to continue…]


Google Page Rank Update – February, 6, 2012

by Galyna on February 6, 2012

Today, February 6, 2012 Google has updated it’s Page Rank (PR). Its 2012 first PR update. Congratulations to those who’s PR got up and an advice to don’t bother for others.

Every three month (4 times a year) Google updates it’s Page Rank. Actually it’s changing constantly, but Page Rank toolbar is updated only few times a year. There is one thing you have to know about Page Rank, – as some webmasters say:

Will exchange my Page Rank for traffic.

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