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    Can I buy a domain that used to have spam on it and still rank?

    Apr 10, 2013
    Can I buy a domain name on the secondary market that has a lot of spam on it and still rank? How can I reset the SEO of that domain ? Thousands of...

    Tip: Don't Ignore Google Webmaster Tools Notifications

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    by rustybrick
    Apr 10, 2013
    Want a tip from me? If you get a notification via Google Webmaster Tools about an increase in server errors, an outage, increase in not found errors, GoogleBot not being able to access your site or any of those types of errors - do not ignore them.

    The Noise Becomes the Signal – Voice Queries and Accent Scores

    by Bill Slawski
    Apr 10, 2013
    Might a twang or a drawl influence the search results you see at Google? If you’re prone to calling an elevator a lift, and tend to speak the Queen’s English in an accent similar to hers, you might see different search results than if you grew up in the Bronx or in New Orleans. If [...]

    The post The Noise Becomes the Signal – Voice Queries and Accent Scores appeared first on SEO by the Sea.

    Responsive design vs. Separate mobile sites

    by Rian van der Merwe
    Apr 9, 2013
    Chris Ferdinandi wrote a good summary of the responsive site vs. separate mobile site debate in Content Parity on the Web:

    The gentleman I was chatting with mentioned that for mobile users, he intended to share about 50 percent less content and reduce the steps in their checkout process to make it more efficient. I think that’s a great idea, but I don’t think it should be limited to the mobile site.

    If 50 percent less information is the right amount of information people need to...

    If my web host has a lot of spammy clients, will that influence my site's ranking?

    Apr 9, 2013
    Can the hosting company's reputation (having a lot of spammy sites) influence my site's ranking in search results? Bogdan Suvar Have a question? Ask...

    Google's Targeted Penalty Webmaster Tools Notification

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    by rustybrick
    Apr 9, 2013
    A WebmasterWorld thread has a webmaster sharing a notification message he received via Google Webmaster Tool. The interesting part is that this notification is very specific that although the site has a penalty...

    How Google’s Disavow Links Tool Can Remove Penalties

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    by dannysullivan
    Apr 9, 2013
    Can using Google’s link disavow tool help remove penalties? Yes, the company says. But when it comes to manual penalties, disavowing links alone isn’t enough. With algorithmic penalties, there may be a time delay involved. Below, more about how both methods work.

    Over the past few days, I’ve encountered a couple of cases where people are confused about how the link disavow tool works to remove penalties. So, I figured a clarification post was in order. Here’s the situation, all of which I...

    Why does a new page's ranking change over time?

    Apr 8, 2013
    When we create a new landing page with quality content, Google ranks that page on the top 30-50 for targeted keywords. Then why does the rank get...

    A Google Update Brewing?

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    by rustybrick
    Apr 8, 2013
    The ongoing WebmasterWorld thread has a nice uptick in chatter this weekend starting around Saturday but staying strong throughout Sunday on ranking changes and traffic changes...

    Category Relevant Search Results, Query Suggestions, and Advertisements Based on Location?

    by Bill Slawski
    Apr 7, 2013
    A couple of days ago, Mike Blumenthal of Understanding Google Places & Local Search asked a pretty timely question with the post Google Local: Are Mobile Signals Actively used in Ranking Local Results? Mike mentioned a post I wrote about Google research on using driving directions as a local search ranking signal.

    Mike can [...]

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