Monthly Archives: December 2011
By Barry Schwartz at Search Engine Land
Six months ago, Google delisted all sites on a co.cc domain name. Today, they seem to have all returned.
A search for [site:co.cc] currently returns 105,000,000 results.
Google originally delisted the co.cc subdomains because Google saw a “very large fraction of sites” on that subdomain to be “spammy or low-quality” and felt it was warranted, in this case, to simply block the whole subdomain from showing up in Google’s results.
I am not sure if this change was intentional or a bug where after we write about it Google will delist the subdomains again.
Here is what the results looked like previously:
By Garry Przyklenk at Search Engine Watch
Google Panda 2.2 is looming to drop sometime soon, and with it, increasing levels of apprehension in the small business community on fears of further collateral damage to organic search traffic. As a speaker at SES Toronto this year, I had the distinct honor of accompanying Dave Davies,Thom Craver and Terry Van Horne on a panel to discuss the impact of Google Panda, and long-term strategies for SEO success.
Diversify Your Traffic
Much to my own amazement and to that of my peers on stage, many in attendance at SES Toronto felt that they received significantly more traffic from Google organic search than any other source, and that SEO traffic converted much better than other sources.