Matt Cutts is giving a video answer to the question "Can I buy a domain that used to have spam on it and still rank? How can I reset the SEO of that domain?"
Last Wednesday afternoon, Digg disappeared from Google. Vanished. Gone. It was clear that Google had de-indexed Digg, but why? To what end?
Fighting Spam section of How Search Works , a new website launched by Google, shares some real examples of ‘pure spam’ pages that have been removed from search results. It may give you an insight on how their spam algorithm works. (For more information on How Search Works, refer to our March 2 publish.)
I’ve been receiving the same kind of e-mail over and over again lately. Because Google has finally started to crack down on spammy links, webmasters everywhere are beseeching other webmasters to remove the links that, not too long ago, they desperately wanted pointing at their sites. I guess I can understand that, but what I can’t understand is how nasty and rude they can be in doing it. I’m just getting tired of the attitude they seem to have when they write to me.
Have you noticed that you’ve been receiving less emails about cheap, offshore financial opportunities and penis pills? No, spammers haven’t just decided to leave you alone. What you’re seeing is the decline of spam emails in general, worldwide.
Facebook assured Instagram users that their experience with the service wouldn’t change post-acquisition, and that Instagram would continue to “grow independently.” While Facebook isn’t necessarily backtracking on that position, they are beginning to integrate the two services little by little.