Marie Haynes Consulting – Blog

Google Algo Updates and More – A Complete List of Changes that Could Affect Your Site’s Traffic.

Last updated: June 30, 2020 The following is a complete history of every Google algorithm change that was either confirmed by Google or suspected by those of us who do a lot of work helping sites that have seen traffic drops. When I am doing traffic drop audits I am constantly referencing a number of different sources for the dates of significant changes that may affect traffic drops. […]

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Are sitewide links bad?

When site owners are reviewing their link profiles they will often get really concerned when they see they have hundreds of links from one domain, especially if that link contains anchor text.  For example, let’s say an SEO company really liked an article of mine and so they linked to it in their sidebar saying, “Here is a great article on unnatural links.  Now, let’s say that […]

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Penguin recovery is possible, but cleaning up links is NOT enough.

It has now been over six weeks since Penguin 2.0 was released and I have yet to see any credible cases of recovery.  Recently, in a Webmaster Central Hangout, John Mueller gave some vital information when it comes to recovering a site that was affected by the Penguin algorithm.  We know that the Penguin algorithm is primarily about the quality of your backlinks.  Most SEOs postulated that […]

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Marie Haynes is the founder of HIS Web Marketing, formerly at In 2015, she rebranded the company to Marie Haynes Consulting Inc.