Yay Penguin 2.1 has been released woohoo

Barry has done a write up about it http://www.seroundtable.com/google-penguin-2-1-17474.html.

Google Mortgage Finder Showing Up in the UK

In an interesting Google+ Post, Pete Meyers mentions that Google Mortgage Finder is starting to show up in the UK.

Google got authorship wrong in Google image search!

Well Google have made a move to authorship in image search and quite frankly it looks like they have made a dogs breakfast of it. 

Dispersed Citation is PageRank for the real world via @portentint

Ian Lurie has a very interesting article on how Google may put all their efforts together to create a new smart search engine:

Black Hat Is Dead, White Hat Is On The Run.

Back when the Boston marathon suspects were running from the police, my buddy Kenny Hyder tweeted what seemed like the most poetic

Threadwatch should have its own social button.

I know I would be happy to have a threadwatch button on my site. Not sure about how hard it would be to develop this but it should be something you guys consider in the future.

YouTube carousel in Google Search

There is a new Carousel at google.com search for Miley Cyrus followed by the word "songs ie "miley cyrus songs" and you will see it.

So what exactly is a natural link?

To say website owners are confused now is to say nothing..

New York authorities fine 19 SEO companies after writing fake reviews

BBC reports that the New York local attorney general's office set up a fake yogurt shop in Brooklyn and sought companies to help promote it's online presence.

Google Redirects All Traffic To HTTPS, Driving [not provided] To 100%.

My buddy Ryan Jones recently tipped me off that Google seems to now be redirecting all traffic to the HTTPs version of their site. What does this mean?

Does SEO Attract People With Emotional Disorders?

Barry Schwartz posted an interesting article not long ago about a Webmaster World poster that claimed he considered killing

Page One or...oblivion...?

Article looking at CTRs on mobile devices.  Essentially, the point here is if you're on page one, enjoy it, but if you're not, things get dicey for ya...

Ad Copy Optimization: Have We Been Doing It Wrong?

Interesting question.  Is the current approach to optimizing paid search ads off the mark?

Google is Indexing URLs Not Found in Links

For a long time SEOs suspected that Google was indexing URLs that are found with in content, but not linked to.

.@JohnMu: Do NOT pay for the link to be removed, use Disavow instead

It's not a seldom case that you are asked to pay a fee when trying to remove a backlink.

Google disavow tool: We are building our own trap via @irishwonder

Irishwonder has put it very well: Google is using all of us to create the "invisible" f

Google+ adds new author attribution & embedded posts

Google are again pushing google+

This time google have added a great update to make it easy for publishers to link up the + profile to posts made on blogs.

So THERE IS a (small) chance nofollow links hurt site rankings

In yet another glorious video Matt Cutts speaks about nofollow (and the affect on rankings) and you could expect a direct and straightforwar

Brilliant example of storytelling...without even talking about the product

OK, gotta hand it ot the wonks at the agency LG hied for this campaign.  It's epic.

Dmoz and Yellowpages as Examples of Unnatural Links in GWT Request Replies

@Marie_Haynes is doing a good job monitoring "an example unnatural link".