Project Owl, and Google’s Attempt to Hit Fake News Where it Hurts

Google’s got a big problem, and it’s the same one that’s plaguing Facebook. How do you deal with fake news, when the truth is evolving in real time? A new update from the search engine, codenamed “Project Owl”, aims to try and curb the fake news epidemic. It’s also making some interesting changes to search, […]

Ripoff Report Removed from Google for Several Hours, What Happened?

Written by Pierre Zarokian We stumbled across something quite amazing this morning: RipOffReport appeared to have been completely de-indexed by Google for several hours. We can confirm that at 11 AM pacific standard time, performing a search for “site:ripoffreport.com” or the Ripoff Report brand name returned no results. Although the site has since shown up […]

KEEPING TRACK OF PENGUIN UPDATES

Did you feel that rumble? Was it another Penguin update? It’s hard to keep track of every time Google makes an adjustment to its Penguin algorithm, or webspam filter. But as far as we know Google usually announces Penguin updates, which means if they haven’t announced it yet, it probably didn’t happen. Search Engine Land […]

GOOGLE ADDS NEW FEATURE TO ADWORDS SEARCH FUNNELS

Google has added a new feature to its AdWords Search Funnels, a set of reports designed to help users make better decisions about their AdWords keywords, ad groups, and campaigns. By using the new Search Funnels columns, users can now more easily integrate the important data into their everyday optimizations, including their campaign, add group, […]

MAJORITY OF WEBMASTER TOOLS MESSAGES RESPOND TO BLACK HAT TECHNIQUES

In a YouTube video published earlier this month, Google’s Matt Cutts addresses valuable questions regarding the types of messages Google sends out via Webmaster Tools. A user in Tokyo, Japan asked: How many types of messages do you (Webmaster Tools) send now? And, how do you decide what message you send? According to Cutts, Google […]