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#NoHacked 3.0:  Fixing common hack cases

So far on #NoHacked, we have shared some tips on detection and prevention. Now that you are able to detect hack attack, we would like to introduce some common hacking techniques and guides on how to fix them! Fixing the Cloaked Keywords and Links Hack The cloaked keywords and link hack automatically creates many pages […]

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New: Google AdSense Bans Pop Up Or Pop Under Ads

Google announced that their AdSense product has updated their ad policies to disallow Google AdSense ads from showing on pages that are triggered by pop up or pop under techniques. In addition, you can not use Google AdSense ads on any web site that deploys pop under ads. Google wrote: To simplify our policies, we […]

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New study on featured snippets within Google reveals growth & optimization techniques

Study shows nearly 30% of the Google results have featured snippets. The post New study on featured snippets within Google reveals growth & optimization techniques appeared first on Search Engine Land. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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Google says it has reduced fake Google Maps listings by 70% since 2015

Company cites machine learning and new business verification techniques as main reasons for the decline. The post Google says it has reduced fake Google Maps listings by 70% since 2015 appeared first on Search Engine Land. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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Daily Search Forum Recap: April 4, 2017

Here is a recap of what happened in the search forums today, through the eyes of the Search Engine Roundtable and other search forums on the web. Search Engine Roundtable Stories: April 2017 Google Webmaster Report Well, this month we were introduced to a new algorithm update named Fred which happened on March 8th and […]

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Google: There Were Other Updates Around The Release Of Fred

When I reported on the Fred update that hit on March 8th and came up with my analysis, I said several times – there were sites that 100% saw a dive in their Google traffic that did not match up with the other sites. Google’s Gary Illyes confirmed over the weekend that when Fred was […]

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Google says it has now tracked 4 billion store visits from ads

The company says thousands more advertisers will gain access to store visits data as a result of improved measurement techniques and machine learning-powered modeling. The post Google says it has now tracked 4 billion store visits from ads appeared first on Search Engine Land. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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Google: Our search leads won’t let us talk about the Fred update

Gary Illyes from Google said the techniques Fred went after specifically are mentioned in their webmaster guidelines. The post Google: Our search leads won’t let us talk about the Fred update appeared first on Search Engine Land. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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Google: Rate Of Hacked Sites Up 32% & Will Continue To Grow

This comes as no surprise to anyone in our field that when Google published their State of Website Security in 2016 they documented that there was a 32% increase year (2016) over year (2015) of sites that got hacked. Google said they don’t expect this trend to slow, in fact, they believe there will be […]

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#NoHacked: A year in review

We hope your year started out safe and secure!We wanted to share with you a summary of our 2016 work as we continue our #NoHacked campaign. Let’s start with some trends on hacked sites from the past year. State of Website Security in 2016 First off, some unfortunate news. We’ve seen an increase in the […]

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Google Algorithms Now Target Offensive, Upsetting, Inaccurate & Hateful Results

Yesterday, Google released a new quality raters guidelines PDF document that was specifically updated to tell the quality raters how to spot and flag offensive, upsetting, inaccurate and hateful web pages in the search results. Paul Haahr, a lead search engineer at Google who celebrated his 15th year at the company, told us that Google […]

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