|Weekly SEO news: 25 January 2011|
| Welcome to the latest issue of the Search Engine Facts newsletter.
Google is going to fight spam sites stronger than before in 2011. What are Google's anti-spam plans for 2011 and what do you have to do to make sure that Google doesn't classify your website as spam by mistake?
Also in the news: there's an unnecessary PageRank update, Google's John Mueller talks about reconsideration requests, Google prefers its own content and a study about local consumers.
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|1. How Google is going to fight spam sites in 2011|
A few days ago, Google announced that they are going to fight search engine spam stronger than before:
What exactly is Google going to do? Could Google consider your website spam?
1. Google might downrank content farms
2. Google might enable you to tag other websites as spam
3. It will be more difficult to get high rankings with clone sites
What can you do to make sure that your website won't be downranked?
If you have a regular website with regular content then there's nothing that you have to worry about. As long as your website has good content and good backlinks, Google will give it high rankings in the search results.
You should not try to game Google's algorithm with scraped content and you should not take any optimization shortcuts. Optimizing your website for users and search engines takes some time. If you want to get lasting results, you should use ethical search engine optimization methods.
|2. Search engine news and articles of the week|
|3. Get a good start to 2011|
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