One Year of Not Provided Google Data

About a year ago, Google started to protect the privacy of users logged into its system by not passing their keyword data along to publishers’ websites – unless, of course, the publishers also advertised with Google. The search giant claimed the move would affect less than ten percent of searches. Why is the reality so different?
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Panda 3.9 Update Out This Week

The latest update to Google’s Panda algorithm rolled out earlier this week. The search engine revealed in a Twitter post that it would affect about one percent of searches. Forums and industry writers are buzzing with the news, but few say that they’re seeing much of an effect.
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Matt Cutts Delivers Keynote Interview at SMX

In what has become a regular tradition at Search Engine Land’s SMX Advanced conference in Seattle, Danny Sullivan interviewed Google’s head of web spam, Matt Cutts, in a keynote session. Dubbed “You & A with Matt Cutts,” the talk cleared up a range of issues about which many SEOs have been wondering – and also left many items up in the air.
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