Does Good Grammar Influence Google SERP?

Google is increasing focus on quality measurements which is translating into actual ranking factors. Recent updates have shifted some ranking factor weighting form keyword relevancy to quality criteria. Is Grammar Important? I’m the sort of person that can spot spelling and grammatical errors right away. I am not an English academic expert, but I am a native English speaker (who has dealt with tough English teachers at school). I...

Google Algorithm has Changed, now favors Original Articles

Matt Cutts (head of Google spam team) most recent blog post mentions that Google is actively striking against content farms and other sites that have copied or duplicate content. Before discussing further details on the Google Algorithm changes, here is some background info on content farms and link farms. Content farm: A collection of sites that contain scrapped content. Scrapped content can be from article sites, Yahoo! Answer site and other blog sites....