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SEO Guidelines On Building Quality Sites
The Panda algorithm is based on high quality, algorithmically assessing website quality and filtering out low quality sites.
The help article will once again emphasis the importance of high quality verses low quality, and what counts as high quality.
SEO Guidelines On Building Quality Sites >>>
Difference Between Manual Actions and Algorithm Filters
Its extremely important you understand the difference between an algorithm filter and a manual penalty.
Reason been, manual penalties are easier to recover from than algorithm filters.
Difference Between Manual Actions and Algorithm Filters >>>
Disavow File Update - Removed, Duplicate and HTTPS links
Disavow file questions and answers by Cyber SEO and John Mueller, discussing disavow file updates, including, removed pages, duplicate URL`s, 301 redirects and disavowing HTTPS links.
Links that have been removed or nofollowed should not be added to the disavow file, but will cause no harm if they still in the file (if that makes any sense?) and neither will duplicate links matter.
How To Update The Disavow File >>>
Innocently accused of algorithm update
If you know of a site affected by an algorithm update that you don't think should be affected, use the form Google supplied to provide feedback.
Innocently accused of algorithm update >>>
PHPBB reCaptcha SpamBot Countermeasures
The CD Image reCaptcha SpamBot plug-in is crap and don't work.
What does stop SpamBots is Q&A (questions and answers) You can access that in your PHPBB Administration Control Panel, "Board Configuration" then click on "Spambot countermeasures".
PHPBB reCaptcha SpamBot Countermeasures >>>
HTTPS now used as one of the 200+ crawling signals
Yes you read correct, Google now use HTTPS as one of the 200+ crawling signals when ranking your site in the search results
HTTPS now a crawling signals >>>
How to test if pages are indexed and crawler friendly
Majority of time websites succumb to stupid mistakes or lack of knowledge (Self inflicted SEO penalties) and not due to algorithm filters or manual spam action.
The help article focuses on most common mistakes made by Webmasters when optimizing a site for the Google search results.
Self inflicted page removal from Google search results >>>
Google Mobile Friendly Algorithm and Responsive Web Design
Google are once again on a prerogative quest of finding more mobile-friendly search results and have introduced a mobile algorithm aimed at responsive web design, specifically for touch screen phones.
The mobile friendly algorithm comes into fill swing 21 April 2015. The aim of the mobile algorithm is to display the most relevant and timely results, regardless whether the information lives on mobile-friendly web page or a desk-top site. Meaning, your desktop site now needs to be mobile compatible otherwise Google wont filter it from the mobile search results.
Google Mobile Friendly Algorithm and Responsive Web Design >>>
Link exchange and reciprocal linking
Yes link exchange and reciprocal linking (you link to me and I link to you, same thing) is allowed in Google, but only to a certain degree of not been excessive.
Google first said avoid reciprocal links. Then they added the word "excessive". Which by itself doesn't say very much. Each Webmaster treating the word excessive differently.
Link exchange and illicit linking >>>
Google 200+ Algorithm Crawling Signals
Some would go as far as to say it is a known fact that Google use over 200 signals when weighing your site in the search results.
And some would say its a known fact that they tweak and update the algorithms around 500 to 600 times a year on their prerogative quest of keeping ahead of other search engines and staying ahead of black hat SEOs.
Google 200+ algorithm crawling signals >>>