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Will your site survive Google’s looming mobile update?

On 21 April 2015 Google is set to release a mobile ranking algorithm that will have a significant impact on its mobile search results. To ensure you’re not negatively affected by this update, make certain your site is mobile friendly before the algorithm hits. Google has said that this update will affect search more significantly […]


The Devil’s In The Link Data: How To Increase Your Chances Of A Successful Reconsideration Request

You’ve been penalized with an “unnatural links” manual action, be it partial or the dreaded site-wide. You’ve read through every penalty and link removal blog post and followed the instructions meticulously. You’ve reached out to hundreds, if not thousands of webmasters to get problematic links removed, and you’ve lodged a disavow file with the balance. […]


Manual Spam Action Revoked – But It’s Still Listed in Webmaster Tools?

We love nothing more than receiving the beloved “Manual Spam Action Revoked” message in Google Webmaster Tools after working hard to get a valued client’s manual penalty lifted. There is very little in life more satisfying than seeing those four words (well, at least for us…). A question we often receive after notifying clients and […]


Google Manual Penalties – The 101

Been hit with a Google manual action penalty, or just want to learn more about the topic? You’ve come to the right place. Over the last two years, webmasters have been rocked by an onslaught of Google manual actions (Google penalties). Innocent or guilty, websites have suffered massive traffic and revenue drops, and the industry […]


The Google Panda Patent Explained

On March 25th, 2014, Google was granted a patent for the Google Panda update (# 8,682,892 B1). The patent was filed about a year and a half ago on September 28th, 2012 even though Google Panda was released in February of 2011. From this, it is likely that the patent filed in 2012 is probably […]


Even Google Can Suffer a Penalty…

Google penalties happen, its apart of life. Recently, the news has been filled with how Expedia, RapGenius, and a few other big name sites are suffering from penalties for shady SEO techniques. Your site might have been affected by the latest algorithm change or a manual review just like them but, did you know, Google […]