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When should a webmaster call it a day POST Penguin & Panda?

A friend of mine, an ex-client whose site I designed, has a problem with his ranking and I want your personal spin on his situation. It'll help if I recall some of his site history. Basically for 10 ...
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Syndicated blog content and search engines: helpful or harmful?

Against my advice, we've started buying blog content from a syndicator. The content is not unique, and searching for quoted phrases shows this content in use on a few dozen other blogs. My initial ...
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Is a backlink with a duplicate description and title from a news site bad for SEO?

I have a blog with over a thousand posts. I have posted some of those to a news aggregator site and included the same preview photo and description that I used for it on my own site and the link to ...
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Significant drop in SERPs on 12th November 2011

Earlier this year I decided to have a look at the SEO of our website. We noticed almost immediately that we dropped significantly in the SERPs for the keyword 'probiotics' (plural) on the 12th ...
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What effect(s) does Google's Panda 2.5 update have on new websites in the SERP?

I recently launched 3 websites (within the past 7-10 months) that had been steadily increasing in the rankings on Google search up until this past weekend, when I noticed a huge drop across most of my ...
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Using post title and file name as alt text?

There is this plugin in WordPress called "SEO Friendly Images," it replaces the alt text in all of the images on my site with the combined version of the file name and post title. For example if the ...
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Could too many backlinks from subdomains result in a search engine penalty?

My website http://compare.buyhatke.com got hit by the recent algorithmic updates. What I could find out as of now is that I have 3-4 services hosted on different subdomains and we keep a constant ...
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Will duplicate articles with links in them pointing to my site harm my SEO after Google's Penguin 2.1 update?

After Google's latest updates, previous methods of link building aren't working, like social bookmarking, comment, forum profiles, etc... Therefore I started cleaning up some spammy or low-quality ...
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do we have to add/remove a trailing slash for pagination page numbers in the url. how seo considers that?

My module is paginated. I want to either add a trailing slash or remove a trailing slash. For now i am thinking of adding a trailing slashes to all URLS. What will be the effect on adding a trailing ...
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Should category pages be noindex regarding panda?

I have seen this question, but I believe the situation has changed a lot with the recent Panda updates. I have created a set of category pages to facilitate navigation on my site. It is a proper ...
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Panda-struck Diagnosis

I have been reading about the Panda Update going to be on a rollout launch in the year to come. As a webmaster, how do I know for sure that my website has been struck by the Panda update? Does a ...
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Dropped impression 25 days after restructure

Our website is a non English property related website (moshaver.com) which is similar to rightmove.co.uk. On September 2012 our website was adversely affected by Panda causing our Google incoming ...
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Proper way to create and work with a subdomain?

My site got effected by Panda, and I am trying to see if making a subdomain would work. The site is comehike.com, and I created a subdomain which is currently empty at hiking.comehike.com I have a ...
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Getting de-penalized from Google Panda?

My site was hit by Google Panda on June 16th. After that I did everything I could to de-index and de-link the bad content. According to some reports, the google panda algorithm was run again on July ...
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Avoid penalties for duplicate (multilanguage) shared hosting

My concern is about SEO. Now let me explain the scenario. I am making a 3 languages website. The development is alright, but I was targeting local customers with one domain, and international ...
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Panda 4: Reducing #indexed pages. How much is enough?

I've been hit by panda 4 (40% decrease). I didn't see any change during panda 1-3. From what I've read it and when compared to my site, the change is probably due to the fact that I have over 30M ...
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Google re-started caching my website

I have a website which was recently penalized by Google and all of a sudden it stopped caching my pages. After some research, I found out that issue was due to too many duplicate titles as depicted in ...
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Tackling thin content on an images gallery

We run an images gallery as part of our site, however we have over 8,000 images and every image has a separate HTML page of its own to display the image caption, related image and comments from users ...
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Site has 300+ inbound do follow links, they once all showed up in webmaster but now dont

I under took a link building project on a site, in total around 300 do follow links where made, arictle submissions, directory listings, posts in dofollow forums ect ect built and indexed over a ...
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.htaccess redirection for my domain?

I have a site that has been hit hard with Penguin and Panda. So hard I have put up another domain and installed a CMS and rewritten the content the page has a good PageRank but was hit hard with ...
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De-indexing pages and checking with Google's site: command

I am trying to de-index a certain url from google, but for some reason it just isn't working. I added this snippet: <meta name="googlebot" content="noindex"/> To this page: ...
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How can I resolve google wrong synonom understanding in queries

When someone specificies my site name (which isn't a dictionary word) in a search query, I would expect it to be very easy to be ranked at the top of the search results, and up until recently that was ...
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Can't recover from Panda/Penguin/Zoo? Think to start a new site

So I got hit by Panda/Penguin before two years. My site was completely white-hat, and it was wallpaper related site. Such type of sites have no much text, but I have tried to describe every wallpaper ...
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Is there a significant hit to a non .com TLDs exact match domain (EMD) names after Google's Panda update? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does server location or TLD affects SEO In this article, there is a good overview of exact match domain names and how they affect SEO after Google's Panda update. The ...
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Multiple country-specific domains or one global domain [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How should I structure my urls for both SEO and localization? My company currently has its main (English) site on a .com domain with a .co.uk alias. In addition, we have ...