Google fined 3.4 Bn Euros for illegal restriction of trade in the EU

Well it was always going to happen, the EU warned Google time after time and today the clock ran out and they have been fined a record amount for restrictions of trade.   The EU commission also slapped Google with a 90 day cease and desist notice or face further fines. They can’t say they […]

Google Not Indexing Newly Submitted Pages From Search Console

Much gnashing of teeth and hair pulling over the last week as people realised that Google the great god of internet traffic had deliberately slowed down their crawling (reviewing pages for inclusion in search results) and indexing (actually adding those pages to the search results index). Oddly enough, the group that are making the most […]

May 2015 The Silent Google Update

Earlier this month, a lot of chatter went around about some sort of Google update, with the usual losses and gains being discussed. Many claimed this ot be part of the Google mobile roll out (this would be those who wouldn’t know an analytics chart from a horses backside of course), others claimed it to […]

Guest Blogging And The New Google Guidelines

Some interesting stuff posted on the updated Webmaster tools guidelines on Link Schemes   See below red highlight done by myself Any links intended to manipulate PageRank or a site’s ranking in Google search results may be considered part of a link scheme and a violation of Google’s Webmaster Guidelines. This includes any behavior that […]

Penguin 2.0 Rolled out by Google

According to Matt Cutts the long awaited and feared Penguin 2.0 update has been released by Google, how have you fared? Penguin2.0 is full on update rather than a tweak, and Google have stated that 2.3% of english language sites will be affected, which is a huge number by anyones standards. In recent times Cutts […]