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PageRank Update, Content Stitching, Anglo Rank Torched, Speedlink 49:2013

by DiTesco

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Hi everyone! Hope you had a great and productive week. Undoubtedly, one of he most noteworthy news this week was the update Google´s toolbar #PageRank. This actually came to a surprise as Matt Cutts implied earlier this year that he would be surprised if an update would happen.

According to Matt, this “rare PR Update” came about as his team was fixing a bug and decided to push the PR update instead of leaving the old data. That confirms that a PR update was in fact rolled out yesterday.


There you go. Did you notice a change in your toolbar PR? Better, worst, same?

In a new video, yet again released by Matt this week, he answers to a question about “content stitching”. The question goes like this:

Hi Matt, Can a site still do well in Google if I copy only a small portion of content from different websites and create my own article by combining all, considering I will mention the source of that content (by giving their urls in the article)?

And finally, SearchEngineLand.com reported that another “private networked” has been torched by Google, along with all other sites that used this network. Anglo Rank had this comment as part of their sales pitch: “Anglo Rank is the only service you´ll ever need, its power is … Our system is tested and works. It´s powerful, yet perfectly SAFE”.

anglo rank

So much for being “perfectly safe”. SEO has changed and techniques of building links like using a “network” still is being used widely. If you are, think twice before you do. It may pay-off on a short term, but on a longer term, it seems it is not worth the effort.

And as usual, in no particular order:

Content Creation & Marketing/SEO

Social/Small Business Bites

WordPress/More cool stuff!

That’s it! Enjoy and have a great weekend!

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frank joseph

December 9, 2013 at 9:27 am

Matt Cutt makes it sounds like the toolbar will not be updated again, but then i never trust whatever he says.



December 9, 2013 at 9:49 am

A lot of contradiction in Google team again. However, I doubt that this PR update was done by mistake. Many webmasters reported huge drop in PR and no PR changes for young websites.

3 Peter December 14, 2013 at 12:47 pm

I noticed a drop on Wassupblog from 3 to 2 but I’m not at all fussed about it. The traffic is about the same and that is more important than PR.



December 16, 2013 at 6:46 pm

Let’s hope that the next update will come a little more faster than the last one. I just receive 1 on this one


Sunita Sharma

December 19, 2013 at 1:38 pm

Thanks For Sharing Update About Page Rank.. i think there is also Change in Google algo. my Site traffic is Slightly Up than previous Months..

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