Head of Google Web Spam team Matt Cutts yesterday announced that he would be stepping out of the Google limelight and taking up the chance to be able to spend more time with his wife after a promise to spend more time with his partner ran over by almost ten years!
Unlike his more recent breaks from the online community, Matt revealed that he was not looking to embark on another of his "30 day challenges" this time around, instead he would be taking a couple of months off in order to finally make good on an agreement that he had with his wife when he first started working for Google.
In a blogpost that he posted on his personal blog yesterday, Matt revealed "I agreed that I would work for 4-5 years, and then she'd get to see more of me." However the agreement never came into practise as time continued to pass until now, fifteen years on from his inception at the search engine giants and he is finally going to allow himself to spend valuable time with his wife. Read It All
Well it seems that Google have begun to push out their latest content removal from their organic search results following the European ruling that allowed for individuals to request that incorrect or out of date information can be removed from their index without the need to have the hosting website Read It All
Google have made no secret of the fact that they don't consider press releases to be within what they would consider to be good linkage and the furious flurry of free to use press release sites that have popped up over recent years on expired domains that carry PageRank seems Read It All
There has been some talk lately of whether negative SEO exists or not – something that rears it head now and again. Google say it's incredibly rare, not sure how they’d know this but I guess it depends on how it’s defined? Link spamming, scraping etc. or even hacking cracking? Here's a Read It All
Tomorrow I will be heading off to Amsterdam with Becky to speak and moderate at the iGaming SuperShow. It will be a great conference as always and I am looking forward to moderating all the SEO sessions again on Wednesday. Here’s the schedule for the day http://www.igamingsupershow.com/schedule/schedule-day-2 I will also Read It All
Google have recently revealed that they will be making changes to the way that their spam team reject manual action reconsideration requests, pointing out that they know that sometimes it can be hard to understand the full reasoning behind a penalty being put into place and assuring the online community Read It All
Search engine giants Google make no secret of their desire to clean up their organic search engine results and that is echoed through their willingness to release various algorithmic updates both periodically and through manual activation, often at times so close to others that it can be hard to establish Read It All