Entries by Clint Henderson

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Google Search by Location Removed: How to Filter Geo-Location

Recently, Google removed the Search by Location (‘Change Location’) feature.  I’m pretty sure this was only used by SEOs anyway, so I completely get why Google would remove a feature that normal users weren’t using. According to a Google Spokesperson: “It was getting very little usage, so we’re focusing on other features.” At any rate, […]

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Google Algorithm Update: Is Google Punishing Sites with Poor Mobile User Experience?

Recent Google Algorithm Update and Rankings Changes There’s been a lot of keyword ranking fluctuations in the past couple of weeks.  Lots of speculation on whether Google is making changes surrounding Panda, Penguin, or something having to do with mobile perhaps.  Well, Google has just confirmed this is not Penguin or Panda, but something else. […]

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Google Panda Recovery (Panda 4.0) – Case Study

MadeLoud.com is an indie music site that started back in 2005.  The site has been a great resource for many unsigned artists to gain exposure over the years. Unfortunately, it was hit by Google’s Panda Update, drastically reducing its organic search traffic for many months. Panda was released by Google on February 23rd, 2011 in […]

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How to Discover if Your Site Has Been Penalized by Google

Have you witnessed a dip in organic traffic to your site?  It’s possible that you are being penalized for violating Google Webmaster Guidelines. It’s important to keep in mind, Google doesn’t care whether you hired a sketchy SEO firm or tried to game Google yourself -– if your site is hit with a penalty, you’re the […]