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Google Microsurveys, Private Blog Networks, FaceBook Search, SEO, Speedlink 13:2012

by DiTesco on March 31, 2012

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Hello everyone! Hope you all had a great week and enjoying your weekend. If you are someone who is interested in SEO, most likely, you may have noticed that this week was dominated by the news surrounding the “big” slap Google has been undertaking against private blog networks, and yet another “small” Panda update that affected 1.6% of search results.

Did you get hit from Google’s recent changes?

Anyway, some may have been caught by surprise, but Matt Cutts did announce recently on SXSW that Google, in its effort to provide relevant and quality results, plans to level the playing field, to “over-optimized” or “overly SEO’ed sites in the upcoming weeks. Is this the beginning? While there are plenty of articles written around Google’s latest moves (blog networks), the one I enjoyed reading the most was “OMG, The Sky is Falling” and “Is This the End of Link Building“.

Some other noteworthy news, is about Google’s new monthly user-activity feature, FaceBook silently working on a new search engine, and another “possible” way for  you to make money from Google with microsurveys.

As usual, in no particular order:

SEO/Marketing

Content/Online Business Bites

Social Web/Other Cool Stuff

5 common mistakes in SEO (and 6 good ideas!)

Maile Ohye from Google covers the five most common errors she finds in SEO, and then concludes with six quick tips and best SEO practices to make sure you’re on the right track. Don’t forget to implement author markup.

That’s it! Enjoy and have a great week ahead.

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1 (@KeepUpWeb) (@KeepUpWeb) March 31, 2012 at 12:55 pm

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Lacey

March 31, 2012 at 3:10 pm

Well, if there’s 5 common mistakes in SEO, there’s still a 6 great ideas to suite it… Google panda has a huge part in bringing the secure way of letting a stuff…

8 Rizwan Sultan March 31, 2012 at 3:40 pm

Hey DieTesco

Very Nice post I heard lot about Google want too take revenged for over optimized SEO sites but I didn’t heard any news about any infected sites from my SEO friends circles.

9 Jane @ blogging tips March 31, 2012 at 5:30 pm

A great roundup as always Fran. I loved the Potpie girl’s post!

10 Acorn SEO (@acornseo) March 31, 2012 at 6:50 pm

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11 Michele Welch March 31, 2012 at 7:51 pm

Yikes! Just tried to leave a comment and Cloudflare notice popped up. Oh well, if you see two just delete one. ;-)

Anyway just wanted to say thanks for the shout out and for sharing some cool links. I haven’t read the one from Hubspot yet… nice!

Did you know you’ve become my personal feedreader? LOL Realized I’ve been a bit MIA around here lately. Have to make it a point to show my ever so talented partner some more LUV ;-)

Big Hugs!

12 Michele Welch (@Michele_Welch) March 31, 2012 at 7:51 pm

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13 Tweeted Times Top (@TwtTimesTop) March 31, 2012 at 8:18 pm

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14 Steve March 31, 2012 at 11:29 pm

The sky is not falling! It’s just over-optimized.

Matt “Big G” Cutts is going to speak at SXSW, I would like to be a mouse in that break room.

I think unlike other changes that come down the Google pike, this one might actually help the little guy or gal in the long run. It should take more than money to make a site rank well.

I await the next set of rules and guidance from the G gods.

Steve

15 Aiden Clinton April 2, 2012 at 4:31 am

I feel bad for anyone whose websites were hit by Google’s slap against blog networks. Most of these people were just doing whatever they could to rank against the real spammers. Unfortunately, it often seems like when it comes to SEO, the website with the deepest pockets wins.

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April 2, 2012 at 10:24 am

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