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Hacking is bad, real bad. Here is an example of a bunch of Polish webmasters getting hit by a hacker who stole their Google traffic. Google is now investigating the issue.
There is a thread in the Polish Google Webmaster Help forums that I've been tracking for a while. I don't speak Polish, but I've been given help on the translation from both Google Translate and webma
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+Jay Douglas Also there are question marks on how manual is Google manual process, http://www.stateofdigital.com/website-hacked-manual-penalty-google/
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Are you seeing more AppleBot activity on your web site?
As you know, Apple confirmed the existence of AppleBot, their web crawler, last year. The main purpose of it is to help index content not just in apps but also the app content that references the web
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Monkey's Doodle for Chinese / Lunar New Year even in the US!
Today on Google.com is a special Google logo, aka Doodle, for the Lunar New Year. The Lunar New Year is also known as the Chinese New Year, celebrated in countries like China, Korea, Mongolia, and Vi
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we got coins from the mint with monkeys on them here to mark the year.  I was surprised at this fact
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Weekly Video Recap: Amit Leaves Google, Google Slaps Japanese Link Spammers & Ranking SEO topics https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AyyKQrRJ164 & text version at https://www.seroundtable.com/video-02-05-2016-21595.html
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It is going to be harder for me to trick you to click on my ads now :( just kidding...
Google announced this week that they are blocking access to sites via big warnings for sites that contain deception download buttons and forms of deceptive embedded content, like social engineering ad
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Google updated the Android version of the AdWords app.
The Google AdWords app for Android has been upgraded to add support for universal app campaigns and new conversion columns.The Google Play Store says that the two new features are universal app campai
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There has been a surge in the number of manual actions Google has issues for Structured Data Markup. 
In the past month or so, there has been an uptick in the number of manual actions seen around
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Does Google believe these guidelines are actually clear?: https://developers.google.com/structured-data/policies

Reading it it seems it mostly boils down to "good faith"; does Google believe that you're including markup in good faith, or does it believe that you're going too far and providing a different experience for the visitor (human) vs algorithm. And even then, there are use cases (they provide them as well) where it's necessary and beneficial to provide additional info for the algorithm.

This is something we wrote about back in 2013: http://www.confluentforms.com/2013/07/googles-microformatting-mixed-messages.html
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Did Google add a "may treat" medical knowledge snippet to the knowledge graph? Via +Peter Meyers 
Dr. Pete Meyers shared on Twitter that Google may have recently added a
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Google's CEO +Sundar Pichai meets NFL legend Ronnie Lott during the Super Bowl festivities 
Google's Sundar Pichai, the new'ish CEO of Google took a photo last night during Super Bowl 50 with former NFL star Ronnie Lott. He wrote on Twitter,
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Its been over a year since Google claimed to slap a major link network anywhere - this time, Google hit a Japanese link network.
The Google Japan Webmaster Blog announced that they have penalized a link network there for trying to manipulate Google search results rankings. Google translate tried to translate the blog post - n
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The Google News Publisher Center added a troubleshooting tool, which can help publishers debug Google News issues. 
Google's Stacie Chan announced in the Google News Help forums that they launched a new feature in the Google News Publisher center to test your URLs with the Troubleshooting Tool.You can access it in
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Wouldn't it have been funny if they also added a link to the developers console to validate their AMP code, as well.
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This is how everyone should wait for the bus, like Google employees do it. :) 
Tom Foremski posted a picture on Facebook of a bunch of Googlers waiting on Divisadero at Geary for the Google bus. He points out how they stand orderly, with their eyes focused on nothing but their
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Same situation in our country, people significally speak less or look to each other on bus / train / metro, everyone is inside the phone :( Evolving technology is okay, but don't forget about the IRL contacts :)
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    Executive Editor, 2003 - present
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    News Editor, 2009 - present
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    CEO, 1994 - present
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Introduction

Barry Schwartz is Search Engine Land's News Editor and has covered search news for over five years. Barry also maintains the Search Engine Roundtable, his own search blog that tracks discussions at the most active search engine forums. As the host of Search Marketing Expo Israel and a speaker at many search marketing conferences, Barry is always on top of the most important topics in search. He also was the former News Editor at Search Engine Watch, hosts a weekly video cast named Search Buzz Recap and is a moderator at several popular search marketing forums.

Barry is often quoted in publications such as Forbes, Reuters, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Bloomberg, News.com, Publish and more. With five years of writing about search marketing tips and how search engines work, Barry has been called the hardest working blogger in search. Barry maintains a personal blog named Cartoon Barry and can be followed on Twitter here.

Mr. Schwartz is the CEO of RustyBrick, a New York Web service firm specializing in customized online technology that helps companies decrease costs and increase sales. RustyBrick sells custom web software including advanced e-commerce, custom content management systems, social networking sites, CRM applications, custom web-based business software, iPhone applications and much more.

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    Marketing Research, 1999 - 2002
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