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    Google: We Don't Recommend Generic Disavow Files

    rustybrick
    by rustybrick
    Dec 11, 2017 at 4:56 AM
    There are many folks out there that have generic or master lists of disavow files that they bring over from one site to the next. But Google doesn't recommend using a generic disavow file and goes as far as to call them potentially "unnecessary work...

    Google Responds To Blog Bribes: It Can Lead To Search Penalties

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    by rustybrick
    Dec 7, 2017 at 5:31 AM
    Over the past few days, the community has been buzzing about an article on The Outline named How brands secretly buy their way into Forbes, Fast Company...

    December 2017 Google Webmaster Report

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    by rustybrick
    Dec 5, 2017 at 4:52 AM
    This month, the big items are around two possible Google updates that went unconfirmed. Google did confirm they extended the snippets all the way to a max of 320 characters. Google also warned about two penalties...

    Google Extends Search Results Snippets To Max 320 Characters

    rustybrick
    by rustybrick
    Dec 4, 2017
    Google has officially extended the search results snippets to a maximum character length of 320 characters...

    14 Years Covering The Search Industry

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    by rustybrick
    Dec 2, 2017
    Today is the 14th year anniversary of this site, the Search Engine Roundtable. This site, started as a way to keep my notes on the changes happening in the SEO/SEM space, has been consistently around and documenting those changes for 14 years straight...

    Matt Cutts Dislikes How Google Links To Search Results

    rustybrick
    by rustybrick
    Dec 1, 2017
    Matt Cutts, former Google executive and star amongst the SEO community, posted on Google+ how he is not happy with how Google is linking to the "10 blue links," the core Google search results.

    Matt showed how Google is not directly linking from the core search results to the site...

    Google Will Penalize Your Site For Using Event Markup Incorrectly

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    by rustybrick
    Nov 28, 2017
    Google has had enough of people using the event markup in a misleading way and is now sending out a strict warning that if you use this markup in any other way then its intended purpose...

    My Google World Is Upside Down: Matt Cutts Complains & Danny Sullivan As Google Spokesperson

    rustybrick
    by rustybrick
    Nov 22, 2017
    I am telling you, my Google and SEO world is literally upside down right now. So yesterday, at Search Engine Land, I reported how Google had a bug where they showed recent searches pop up automatically on the Google home page under the search box...

    Google To Penalize AMP Pages Showing Partial Teaser Content

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    by rustybrick
    Nov 17, 2017
    Google announced they will start taking punitive action against AMP pages that show teaser or partial content, with a link to see the full content on the main non-AMP page...

    Mid-November Google Algorithm Search Ranking Update

    rustybrick
    by rustybrick
    Nov 15, 2017
    Yesterday I saw signs of a spike in webmaster and SEO chatter about ranking changes in Google. That chatter has built up over the past 24 hours and the monitoring tools, most of them...