Google Disavow Link Tool

The buzz around the SEO world right now is about the launch of Google’s Disavow Links Tool. The tool allows site owners to take control of the links pointing towards their site.

As there are so many posts going about right now, rather than add to it, I’m just going to link to some of the ones that have caught my eye.

If you want to find out more about the Disavow Links Tool, check out...

Webmaster Central Blog (Google’s Official Blog) - Click here
Search Engine Land - Danny Sullivan’s post - Click here
Search Engine Watch - Danny Goodwin’s post - Click here
Search Engine Roundtable - Barry Schwartz’ post - Click here

If you have any interest in Digital Marketing or SEO then these posts are definitely a worthwhile read and will probably tell you all you need to know about the tool. Give the Matt Cutts video in these posts a little bit of your attention too.

Google release third update of their Penguin update

Late on Friday night, Matt Cutts, head of webspam at Google announced on his Twitter that there was to be a Penguin algorithm update.

The latest Penguin update, a data refresh and the first update of Penguin for over four months is likely to impact 0.3% of English search queries.

To see if your site has been affected, you will need to check your visitor numbers for over the weekend. Compare them against other weekends, if there is a dramatic drop in numbers from previous weekends, your site may have been affected by the Penguin update.

Equally, if your site has a decent increase in visitor numbers, you may have benefited from the update.