This week there were important updates in Google’s algorithm, a new Apple service helping businesses was released and, because the holiday season is close, you should watch out for an evil strategy used by vendors to make you spend more.
Penguin 3.0 Analysis – Penguin Tremors, Recoveries, Fresh Hits, and Crossing Algorithms – if you think that this SEO news is outdated because this happened more than a week ago and it took just a few moments to apply the changes for everyone, you are wrong. Glenn Gabe waited 10 days, analyzed multiple websites affected by Penguin 3 and got to the conclusion that Google actually revised their algorithm for days after it has been released. Read an in-depth analysis on how websites were affected, what they did to recover, how to get rid of those spammy links leading to your website if you’ve done linkbuilding campaigns and how to deal with negative SEO made by your competition by building bad links on all the link farms and spammy directories they could find to get you down.
Reports: Google Pirate Update Has Rolled Out This Week – as it rolls out, the latest Pirate update from Google hits more and more torrent sites with massive traffic loss. Barry Schwartz reveals what popular torrent websites got their traffic from Google cut in half. This update sends a clear message – if you are searching for a torrent file you should bookmark torrent sites and perform an inside search directly on those websites or look for a torrent search engine because Google does not support or promote torrent files.
Apple Maps Connect: Finally Can Control Your Business Listing On Apple Maps – if you changed your business physical address and then tried to update your business location on Apple Maps, you probably got frustrated and noticed that there was no way to do it. Now Apple Maps Connect makes this process possible and you can see exactly step by step how to complete the process in this article.
Are Online Vendors Giving You Their Best Price? Maybe Not, Research Says – Wall Street Journal reveals some troubling findings of a study conducted by Northeastern researchers: vendors charge people even 100$ more for the same product or service depending on user device, browser history, operating system, if they are logged in or not etc. Entertain yourself by reading all the details because this is all you can do – discriminatory prices are not illegal!
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