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Penguin Recovery, YouTube Partner Program, Content Marketing, Around The Web

by DiTesco on May 5, 2012

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Hello everyone. Hope you all had a great week. This week, news from around the web regarding Google’s algorithmic changes to improve search quality and negative SEO, has cooled down a bit. Articles on how to recover from the “panic at the zoo” episode, are all over the place. If you read them carefully, you may come to the conclusion that they are all about complying with Google’s website quality guidelines, something that has been there for a very long time. Applying the guidelines, complimented with ethical SEO techniques, should help you be on “Google’s good graces”.

Anyway, Google has released the “real list” of all the changes they made to improve search quality. This list gives you an idea of what they did, and by browsing through it, perhaps you may find something that could answer your question, if you think that you have been hit, by either Panda, Penguin or whatever. Noteworthy changes on this list includes the boost on the “freshness” signals and the increase of 15% on their index base size.

On a side note, and if you have not heard about it yet, YouTube has opened its doors for their “YouTube Partner Program” to everyone. If you have videos and want to monetize them, all you have to do is activate it. No more requests and getting those messages saying that you are not eligible. Here’s more info about how to become a YouTube Partner.

As usual, in no particular order:

SEO/Traffic Generation

Content/Online Business Bites

Social Web/Other Cool Stuff

Around the Web [more roundups]

How does Google use human raters in web search?

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

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1 Paul May 6, 2012 at 3:11 pm

Aha. I don’t recall seeing that official page in the articles I’ve read so far. Awesome. :-)

2 Mike T@Make A Website Zone May 6, 2012 at 10:35 pm

Interesting about the Youtube partnership program opening up. Thanks! And as usual, nice roundup of posts.

3 Mike T@Make A Website Zone May 6, 2012 at 11:21 pm

Also, FYI: there’s no link for “6 Ways to Generate More Traffic Out of Your Images.”

4 DiTesco May 7, 2012 at 10:15 am

Thanks for the heads up. I corrected the link already

5 Sanjeev May 7, 2012 at 5:55 pm

Nice roundup of posts, Youtube partnership program is really great, I have yet to apply but earlier the conditions for getting approved was hard enough..I will join now…

6 Home | VintageRailPosters.co.uk May 8, 2012 at 9:14 am

Using diverse anchor texts in links, which I have demonstrated in this comment, is something I am finding really interesting! I can’t wait to see whether taking extra time to make the changes the penguin update has been worth while! Hope every reader has good fortune with the latest update!

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Jerrah

May 8, 2012 at 9:44 am

I have heard a lot about penguin update and this is one of those posts too.. Anyway, thanks for the video here..

8 Latief@Blogging Tips May 8, 2012 at 11:32 am

To many up date this time bro, and made me crazy but after the up date I think contents will always win ;)
Good and useful content will still powerful to get better rank.

9 DiTesco May 9, 2012 at 1:24 pm

Hi Latief. Yep, quality content always comes first. However, and as you know, that alone is not enough and “quality SEOing” is also required :)

10 Latief@Blogging Tips May 10, 2012 at 3:42 am

Yes DiTesco, I mean the article must be support with SEO too, not stand alone and we need to spread the article to the social media to get more attention :)

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