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Google Pirate Update Rolls Out After Criticism of Anti-Piracy Efforts

Google’s Pirate Update has most likely rolled out, based on reports by TorrentFreak. Pirate Update is a search filter designed to penalise sites that violate copyright legislation, such as torrent sites. It was first rolled out in 2012, but has seemingly remained unaltered in the two years since. However, on Friday last week Google announced [...]

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Google: Penguin 3.0 STILL Rolling Out, Actually

Yesterday we reported that Google’s John Mueller had confirmed the new version of the Penguin algorithm had finished rolling out. “As far as I know,” he said in a Webmaster Hangout, “it has rolled out completely.” However, according to Search Engine Land, Mueller retracted that statement a few hours later. So, what’s going on? A [...]

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Google: Penguin 3.0 Algorithm Update is Complete

Following significant speculation over the past weeks, Google has officially confirmed it has finished rolling out the latest update to its Penguin algorithm – Penguin 3.0. A Google representative confirmed to Search Engine Land that the update – the first in more than a year – rolled out last Friday (October 17). Then in a [...]

ClickThrough Delivers Digital Marketing Training for AIA

The AIA life insurance group recently asked ClickThrough’s CEO to deliver best-practice content marketing, social media, PPC and SEO training in Singapore. Here’s our travel report… Phil Robinson, our founder and CEO, recently returned from a jaunt to Asia. But despite his ‘I’ve-just-been-on-holiday’ grin and his armfuls of souvenirs, his trip was decidedly business related….

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Google Tests 'Mobile Unfriendly' Icons in Mobile SERPs

Just last week we reported that Google may be planning to use mobile user experience as a ranking factor. In what appears to be a further step towards this goal, the search engine is now testing ‘mobile unfriendly’ icons in mobile SERPs. As pointed out by Search Engine Watch’s Yuyu Chen, the new feature appears [...]

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IAB's Affiliate Site Hacked by Rogue Affiliate?

It appears the Internet Advertising Bureau’s affiliate marketing website has been hacked by a rogue affiliate hawking dodgy Viagra pills. The ironic twist of fate was pointed out by John Newton on Twitter, who noticed the words ‘Buy Viagra’ had been slipped into an article about – of all things – a social gathering of [...]

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SEO: Mobile User Experience to Impact Google Rankings?

Google may be taking mobile user experience into account when calculating rankings for pages, posits Barry Schwartz at Search Engine Land. As confirmed back in May, Google’s spiders can now “see what users see” when crawling a page, rather than just its underlying code. And according to Schwartz, Google’s Gary Illyes at Search Marketing Expo [...]

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