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Mobilegeddon Has Arrived – Has It?

by Marcus Tober @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Mobilegeddon is here – is it? At least, Google has announced to begin globally rolling out the mobile-friendly update in the early morning today, April 21st. From now on, the mobile user-friendliness of websites is obviously a global ranking signal. We have analyzed our data, but can’t see any bigger movements or winners/losers yet. UPDATE […]

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Today is Google's HTTPS Day - is your site secure? - ExoClick

Today is Google's HTTPS Day - is your site secure? - ExoClick


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ExoClick has been advising its global network of publishers to switch their URLs from HTTP to HTTPS for a while now, because as of today, Google Chrome will show a ‘Not Secure’ message next to the URL in the browser bar if the publisher site attempts to collect data, such as password requests or credit …

Step-by-Step Guide to Performing a Content Audit

by Andreea Sauciuc @ SEO Blog | cognitiveSEO Blog on SEO Tactics & Strategies

Content audits can be very powerful and restorative, yet many content marketers and SEOs underestimate it, be it for its complexity, or its rather lengthy process. But if you want your content to perform, you should run a content audit from time to time.      It’s like those annual physical exams you take at […]

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IMPORTANT Google SEO update news: To HTTP or to HTTPS, that is the question! - We Are Web Design - Web Designer, Melbourne

IMPORTANT Google SEO update news: To HTTP or to HTTPS, that is the question! - We Are Web Design - Web Designer, Melbourne


We Are Web Design - Web Designer, Melbourne

Google has a long history of infamous algorithm updates and search index changes. While most of these changes are minor, Google occasionally rolls out a “major” algorithmic update (such as Google Panda and Google Penguin) that affects search results in significant ways. For search engine marketers, knowing the dates of these Google updates can help explain …

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7 Biggest PPC Nightmares Sinking Your ROI

by Today's Industry Insider @ The Kissmetrics Marketing Blog

PPC advertising should be straightforward. You buy an ad. Your ad appears on Google. That ad gets clicked. You spend a little dough per click, and voila – you’re a marketing genius. Traffic is booming and you’re appearing in all the right places. Except that’s not always how it works. And for some strange reason, […]

How to Win the Ring in the App Dating Game

by Jordan Koene @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Choosing a mobile app can be like going on an amazingly bad first date. At the outset you’re not sure you’re compatible, but you can’t help digging the look. Then you meet up. Within seconds, you realize it’s a Venus-Mars kind of thing. You’re bored, wonder about ongoing performance issues, and often end up stuck […]

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Google’s Phantom Menace: Publishers clean up your act

by Jordan Koene @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Google’s Phantom algorithm updates have been both a surprise and  menace to sites trying to maintain high SEO visibility. Now the search giant is sending a foreboding message to publishing empires: clean up your act. Earlier this month, we pointed to Searchmetrics tracking data that highlighted massive declines in SEO visibility among top publishers, including […]

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Remove House Picture from Google Business Listing & Hide Address

by Liz Eisworth @ SangFroid Web, LLC

Your home-based local business will often appear in Google My Business listings with a Street View image of your house if your address is not hidden.

An accurate, well-optimized Google My Business listing plays a very important role in Local SEO, but it may look strange to have an image of your house pop up associated with your business in search results.

However, there are some important things to consider before removing it.

Learn how to remove it (or decide not to) »

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71 Google-Ordained SEO Guidelines You May Have Overlooked

by Ajit Singh Kular @ Cueblog

Google hasn’t been very open about its algorithmic changes lately. Except for major updates such as Mobile First Index (which is yet to be launched), Panda and some other unconfirmed alterations, there have been very few announcements by Google for … Continue reading

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Italian mobile internet users overtake desktop only users

by Giles @ ExoClick

According to data captured by comScore, in March 2017 9.3 million (24.9%) of the country’s 37.3 million internet users accessed the internet exclusively via smartphone or tablet in March. By comparison, 9.1 million (24.3%) did so solely from a desktop or laptop computer. Just over half (51%) of Italy’s internet users employed both mobile and […]

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Google Strikes Again: Big Changes to Direct Answers, Online Dictionaries

by Jan Grundmann @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

So far this year, we’ve seen the Phantom V update from Google and “Fred,” an algorithmic update that still remains difficult to parse for its true meaning. Now there’s another update, unconfirmed by Google that is rocking the search engine results page. Beginning in the last week of June, there’s been sharp fluctuations in mid-tier results, […]

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A Fix for When your Facebook Share Image is Wrong

by Liz Eisworth @ SangFroid Web, LLC

Why is My Facebook Share Image Wrong?

…and how to fix it.

If a URL has previously been shared on Facebook (by anyone, anywhere), Facebook “remembers” the information associated with that URL (like the image, title and description) even if it’s wrong or a completely blank image.

Learn how to fix this common problem »

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Everything You Need To Know About Augmented Reality and its Impact on SEO

by Cornelia Cozmiuc @ SEO Blog | cognitiveSEO Blog on SEO Tactics & Strategies

The SEO industry will always vary according to trends, and the rise of AR will definitely be course-changing for the SEO specialists and their content strategies.   An emerging field of technology, augmented reality or AR  seems to be somehow of a buzzword nowadays. Rumor has it that augmented reality is limitless and has enormous […]

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We Analyzed 1 Million Google Search Results. Here’s What We Learned About SEO

We Analyzed 1 Million Google Search Results. Here’s What We Learned About SEO


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We recently analyzed 1 million Google search results to answer the question: Which factors correlate with first page search engine rankings? We looked at content. We looked at backlinks. We even looked at site speed. With the help of Eric Van Buskirk and our data partners1, we uncovered some interesting findings. And today I’m going …

A Look to the Future: Speed, Convenience and the Rise of AI

by Matthew Barby @ Matthew Barby

I’d like to take you on a quick journey back to the year 1998. A number of important things happened […]

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My Stack of Growth Tools

by Matthew Barby @ Matthew Barby

Acquisition Tools All of the tools within this section will focus on helping you acquire more customers. I've broken these […]

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Why you Need SSL to Rank Better in 2017 and How to Set it | Four Dots

Why you Need SSL to Rank Better in 2017 and How to Set it | Four Dots


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In 2017 and beyond, websites will need SSL to rank better in search. This article summarizes the key values of https and how to set it. 

Were you born to be an entrepreneur?

by admin @ We Are Web Design – Web Designer, Melbourne

Did you always know you were going to be an entrepreneur? Well if you can recognize a few of the following positive signs, then chances are you have been on the entrepreneurial path for a while now. 1. You see opportunities everywhere You can’t help yourself: you see the potential in every thing and every [...]

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5 time saving tips using OnCrawl

by Erlé @ OnCrawl : Onsite SEO monitoring tool

How to take advantage of advanced OnCrawl features to improve your efficiency during daily SEO monitoring.
OnCrawl is a powerful SEO tool that helps you monitor and optimize search engine’s visibility of e-commerce websites, online publishers or applications. The tool has been built around one simple principle: help traffic managers save time in their analysis process and in their daily SEO project management.

Besides being an onsite audit tool, based on a SaaS platform supported by an API combining all websites data, it is also a log analyzer that simplifies data extraction and analysis from log server files.

OnCrawl’s possibilities are quite wide but need to be [...]

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My next project: AutoSEO

by Matt Cutts @ Matt Cutts: Gadgets, Google, and SEO

This was an April Fool’s joke. I’ve been working really hard with some friends on a project to handle SEO automatically. Now we’re ready to take the wraps off it over at seo.ninja. One of the ideas that helped the World Wide Web succeed was that it separated presentation and content. You could write your […]

10 Reasons Why Your Business Needs Email Marketing

by Liz Eisworth @ SangFroid Web, LLC

Still wondering why your business needs email marketing? 

While marketing on social media receives a lot of hype in the current digital marketing landscape, Email Marketing is (still) the best way to communicate with existing and potential new clients.

We detail 10 important reasons to include email marketing as part of your marketing plan.

Learn why »

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Battle of the Ad Bulge: How Google Is Slimming Down Search Results

by Holly Miller @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

To the average person, Google’s search engine results page (SERP) looks no different today than it did a month ago. But for SEO experts, the SERP change is like noticing Google lost weight: all of a sudden, the results page really trimmed down. Google recently (in its usual quiet way) removed the right-rail ads running […]

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2017 is the Year of SSL and HTTPS for Websites - TheeDesign

2017 is the Year of SSL and HTTPS for Websites - TheeDesign


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Having an unsecured website from this point forward could give you more issues than just Google. Your visitors may no longer trust your website. Learn why now is the time to secure your website and how we can help.

Read My Lips: Voice Now Posed For Big Mobile Search Wins

by Holly Miller @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

by Holly Miller and Sebastien Edgar   If you haven’t heard of Siri, Alexa and Cortana, these three sexy minxes have been turning our heads (and standing SEO strategy on its head) by adding glamorous voices to the world of search. But before you decide which voice assistant should get your final rose, consider this […]

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Unwrapping the Secrets of SEO: Hacking Your Way to Greater Online Visibility

by Sebastien Edgar @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Apple recently completed its World Wide Developers Conference, announcing a slew of new tech toys for consumers and businesses. Yet, when I searched Google for a new MacBook Pro notebook, Apple took only the second spot in my results. What gives? In this week’s Unwrapping the Secrets of SEO, I wanted to have a bit of […]

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JavaScript & SEO – What you should know

by Emma @ OnCrawl : Onsite SEO monitoring tool

The relation between Javascript and SEO is a highly debated subject in the SEO sphere. Whether your site is using that language or whether you are planning to audit a client’s website rendering Javascript, there are a few things you should take into account before crawling it.

What is Javascript?

JavaScript is a programming language used to make web pages interactive and dynamic. It can be used for comment or AJAX recommendation widgets for instance. Javascript is operating on visitor’s computer and doesn’t need constant downloads from your website.
On the other hand, as Javascript is an interpreted language, it does not need [...]

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Using Data to Help Save the World

by Jordan Koene @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

At Searchmetrics, big data is not only the heart and soul of our Enterprise Suite, it’s a the passion that drives our team. That’s why we celebrate when one of our own directs such enthusiasm toward helping make the world work and play better. Data scientist Abhishek Thakur recently took home awards in the U.S. […]

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Mobile-First: How You Can Prepare for Google’s New Index

by Jan Grundmann @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Google has announced nothing less than the end of an era: Until now, a URL’s desktop version has been used as Google’s main index for evaluating websites and determining rankings. In the future, a site’s mobile version will be used. We look here at the most important questions and answers surrounding the mobile-first index – […]

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Gender Bias Suit Could Boost Pay, Open Promotions for Women at Google

Gender Bias Suit Could Boost Pay, Open Promotions for Women at Google

by Nitasha Tiku @ Feed: All Latest

Three women sue Google saying it pervasively discriminates against women employees in pay and promotions.

Local SEO Case Study: 4,342.44% More Organic Traffic for a Roofing Site!

by Al Gomez @ SEO Expert Page

The Good News: From 0 to 4k Increase Search Engine Optimization (SEO) still rules! This local SEO case study will prove how we move from nothing to an increasing organic traffic in just six (6) months. It features one of our clients, a roofing company. Currently we can see that Read More »

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Searchmetrics Ranking Factors: Rebooting for Relevance

by Holly Miller @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

The end of the year is a time for reflection, planning and preparation for the coming new year. But it also gives us a chance to become more mindful of our approach and seize the opportunity to do things differently.  That’s why we’re rebooting our annual Searchmetrics Ranking Factors whitepaper, available for download beginning December […]

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Marketing Day: Facebook Instant Articles update, Google Display Network & more

by Amy Gesenhues @ Marketing Day – Marketing Land

Here's our recap of what happened in online marketing today, as reported on Marketing Land and other places across the web.

How to Create a WordPress News Aggregator Website (Beginner’s Guide)

by Colin @ ThemeIsle Blog

Thanks to the Internet, there’s a ton of news out there on a whole range of topics. To help people sift through the mess of news getting published every day, you can create a WordPress news aggregator website to collect and sort news from different sources into one easy-to-find location. For example, you could aggregate news on your favorite sports team or a certain industry. Or just collect general news from different sources! No matter what type of news that you’re looking to aggregate, we’re...Continue Reading "How to Create a WordPress News Aggregator Website (Beginner’s Guide)"

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Protecting your Amazon Linux WordPress server using fail2ban and Cloudflare

by Tim @ PTS: Technical Consulting

Servers on the internet are under constant attack, usually from automated scripts trying to make use of your resources. WordPress installations are doubly attacked, because they’re often out of date and are relatively easy to take over. This article describes how to use fail2ban and Cloudflare to protect your Amazon…

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Who Doesn’t Need to Link Build

by Katrina @ LSEO Digital Marketing Services

Search engine optimization (SEO) is used by practically every online business today. Organic search campaigns are cost-effective and can help websites increase their brand exposure over search engines, gather inbound leads for their business and increase their website visitor traffic. Consider that 93% of all of online experiences begin with a search engine. Most businesses...

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Advanced SEO Strategies: Thinking Differently About SEO

by Liz Eisworth @ SangFroid Web, LLC

More competitors now start with a good foundation of on-page search engine-optimization. Learn about simple yet advanced SEO strategies to help you improve your SEO and stay competitive.

Learn some new SEO tricks »

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Franchise SEO: How to Apply Local SEO to Multiple Locations

by Avinash Nair @ Unamo Blog

From creating different landing pages to finding niche, relevant keywords, a lot of franchisors (and their SEO vendors) are neck deep in their search for the Holy Grail of franchise SEO. And that’s only the beginning. As a franchisor, you’re aware by now of the many pitfalls of attempting to unify information without duplicating it. […]

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Google Doesn’t Want You to Read This

by Holly Miller @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

For many businesses, the process of divvying up paid and organic search marketing dollars often relies more on gut feeling than science. Since paid appears to offer an easier path to understanding whether you’re getting bang for the buck (you paid this for click, and saw this resulting rise in sales over this period in […]

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JM Internet Announces Review Program for The Password Book on Internet Security

by Jason McDonald @ JM Internet

San Jose, California – September 13, 2017. The JM Internet Group, a leader in online internet marketing training in SEO, AdWords, and Social Media Marketing, is excited to announce that the company’s latest book, The Password Book, is now available via a zero cost review program. Persons interested in obtaining a zero cost copy can […]

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Long Tail Keywords, Simple Steps To Drive Notable Revenue

by John E Lincoln @ Ignite Visibility

If you’re looking for a new way to generate web traffic but you haven’t yet tried to optimize your content for long-tail keywords, then now’s the time. In fact, you can do your brand (and your bottom line) a lot of good by writing articles centered around detailed search terms that your competitors don’t know...

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Google Now Showing AMP Results in Featured Snippets

by Jennifer Slegg @ The SEM Post

It seems that if you have an AMP page and also have the featured snippet that Google will now show the AMP version in the featured snippet. When AMP first came out, Google was still using the mobile version of the page if the page that won the featured snippet also had an AMP version.  […]

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How Marketing Automation Changed Over Time?

by Al Gomez @ SEO Expert Page

As marketers, sending out hundreds of emails and pitches, scheduling countless of social media updates and analyzing mountains of data is not new to us. Everyday, we are bombarded by endless of task and processes that we need to streamline and organize them to get the best results. That’s where Read More »

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Moving your website to HTTPS / SSL: tips & tricks • Yoast

Moving your website to HTTPS / SSL: tips & tricks • Yoast


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Moving your website to https and SSL? Learn from our experiences with this process and read our tricks and tips!

Apple Time Machine Review – MacOS Backup Software

by Tim @ PTS: Technical Consulting

Apple’s Time Machine is not a backup product, and doesn’t provide comprehensive protection for your data. Read this Apple Time Machine review to find out more, and find a more effective backup system for your Mac. Apple Time Machine Review Introduction Apple’s Time Machine is widely thought of as a backup product.…

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The Top 5 Ranking Factors for 2015: How Strong is Your Hand?

by Marcus Tober @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

The Searchmetrics Ranking Factors study 2015 for Google.com is finally here! Once again we made the annual epic journey to the center of our data pool, analyzed, averaged and correlated for our lives, and more than once burned the midnight oil. Our mission as always: To figure out just what it is the top-ranking sites […]

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Brad Touesnard Interview – The Founder of Delicious Brains

by Adelina Tuca @ ThemeIsle Blog

Hey WordPress friends, welcome to another edition of the Pirate Interviews series! Let’s jump head first into the fall season by interviewing Brad Touesnard, the founder of Delicious Brains, where he leads a team of intelligent developers contributing greatly to the WordPress community. But before we talk to Brad, in case you missed our previous interview, here’s Bob Dunn telling us more about his blog and podcast. But it’s not only entrepreneurship that keeps Brad Touesnard busy; he also runs a podcast titled Apply Filters and...Continue Reading "Brad Touesnard Interview – The Founder of Delicious Brains"

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5 Link Building Tactics in 5 Days: Day 2

by Matthew Barby @ Matthew Barby

To get access to this video, you'll need to use the password that you were sent via email when you […]

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Content’s Performance: What’s Next after Content Creation?

by Al Gomez @ SEO Expert Page

Content marketing has long been proven as one of the effective online marketing strategies that can boost business growth. However, most content marketers may not be aware of this but the process of content marketing does not end in content creation. In fact, the real work begins after you have Read More »

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Weekly update 52

Weekly update 52

by Troy Hunt @ Troy Hunt

Hey, it's weekly update 52! That's almost a year's worth of weekly videos, next week will actually be that anniversary (ok, it's a day short, but close) and by that time I'll be over in Utah doing the Pluralsight Live thing. I'm especially looking forward to this event, there's a

Fall Update to SEO Book Announced by JM Internet Group

by Jason McDonald @ JM Internet

San Jose, California – August 29, 2017. The JM Internet Group, a leader in online internet marketing training in SEO, AdWords, and Social Media Marketing, is excited to announce a fall, 2017, update to Jason McDonald’s popular SEO book, entitled the SEO Fitness Workbook 2017. The book is a consistent bestseller on Amazon in the […]

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Mobilegeddon 2: Are You Facing Godzilla or a Gazelle?

by Jordan Koene @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

In Hollywood, a box office smash inevitably leads to a sequel or two to keep sales humming. The view from the Googleplex is no different: Coming to screens this May, “Mobilegeddon 2” promises another potentially perilous journey into the world of mobile search. In the past few weeks leading up to the rollout of its […]

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Google Integrating AdWords Into Google My Business for Local Business Owners

by Jennifer Slegg @ The SEM Post

Google seems to be quietly adding AdWords integration into Google My Business accounts, based on some new screenshots we are seeing of the GMB dashboard.  This change will make it easier for local businesses to advertise, as not all business owners are as well versed in how to use AdWords. When logged into the Google […]

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New Horizons: Online Experts Weigh in On Google Home and Voice Search

by Daniel Furch @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Google Home, the voice-powered smart speaker that lets users ask the Google Assistant questions, has been on the US market since November 2016. With the device now becoming available internationally, we took the opportunity to ask a number of experts about their experience with Google Home so far, and what it could mean for the […]

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How to Migrate from WordPress.com to WordPress.org: Step by Step Guide to move your Website (2017)

by Deepak Singla @ TemplateToaster Blog

As a beginner, if you start with WordPress.com - it’s fine as it provides you free hosting and ease of use. But in long run, you would prefer your own online branding with your domain name. Secondly, you have to pay a huge sum to access themes & third-party plugins with WordPress.com. If you really want to express yourself, to be in full control of your site and grow your business, you need to migrate from WordPress.com to WordPress.org.

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Does Your Website Need an Oil Change? WordPress Website Care & Maintenance

by Liz Eisworth @ SangFroid Web, LLC

Your website is no different than a car engine or any other machine. It needs regular attention to keep it running and performing at its best.

Learn the benefits of keeping your software and content up-to-date »

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How To Sell On Facebook (Why A Deliberate Funnel Is Key)

by John E Lincoln @ Ignite Visibility

Almost every business has potential to sell on Facebook. But most do it totally wrong. Today, we talk about why you need a funnel to really sell on Facebook like a pro. There are 2 billion active monthly users on Facebook. Chances are pretty good that some of those people are in your target market....

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Google News-Wave Update: Media Websites Surfing the Winner Tide

by Marcus Tober @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Within a few weeks, Google has tweaked its core algorithm and rolled out an update for the second time without officially anouncing it. According to our quick analysis, this update seems to be primarily concerned with trending keywords as well as temporary search intentions related to informational (shorthead) keywords. First-glance-winners are first and foremost media […]

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Emotional SEO: Finding your online Cookie Monster

by Jordan Koene @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

In Apple’s latest iPhone 6s ad, Sesame Street’s Cookie Monster becomes the perfect pitchmonster for the Siri voice assistant. He uses it to set a timer for (you guessed it) baking cookies, and then agonizingly waits while also having Siri play Jim Croce’s “Time in a Bottle”. It’s emotional marketing at its best: For millions […]

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Backup Software Reviews and Best Practice

by Tim @ PTS: Technical Consulting

Backup Software Reviews Introduction This article is an introduction to a series on computer backups for your home or small business PC. We discuss the background of backups, backup best practices, and related articles review specific backup tools. The recommendations apply to both Windows and MacOS computers, but all testing was done…

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Node.js framework – A Panoramic view for Web Designers & Developers

by Param Chahal @ TemplateToaster Blog

Are you a passionate web designer or developer? Since how long have you been into web design and development? Being an active web developer, you must have created many web-based applications. Over the last decade, we've seen a rising popularity of JavaScript that has brought a lot of changes in the web development. Nowadays, you do a lot of things on the web with the help of JavaScript. If you could go several years back when there was no JavaScript, you just couldn't do those things what you can do now with ease. And when we're talking about JavaScript, we just can't miss Node.js, a novel technology on the web. Let’s deep dive into the Node.js framework and learn where to use Node.js.

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Research Cloud + Content Performance: Search and Content in a New Dimension!

by Jan Grundmann @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

With Research Cloud, we’ve completely reinvented our software’s research section to give you a convenient overview of all the important metrics on the performance of any domain. But we wouldn’t be Searchmetrics if we didn’t have more! Our brand-new, and revolutionary Content Performance solution, lets you now check your metrics, including holistic content KPIs, on a detailed page-level and who’s […]

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Unwrapping the Secrets of SEO: Getting Ranked Into An Answer Box

by Holly Miller @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Google increasingly responds to search queries with enhanced organic listings in the form of so-called answer boxes. The trick for modern marketers is understanding which of your keywords are most likely to find the sweet spot for this coveted Direct Answer box. In the battle to increase online visibility, marketers must identify the keywords they […]

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The AIY Voice Kit Lets You Build a Google Home for Only $35

The AIY Voice Kit Lets You Build a Google Home for Only $35

by Brendan Nystedt @ Feed: All Latest

Google's official kit lets anyone with a Raspberry Pi build a smart speaker.

Migrating to HTTPs – A step by Step SEO guide

by Emma @ OnCrawl : Onsite SEO monitoring tool

HTTPs has become a major concern in the SEO sphere recently. The Google initiative aims at offering a more secure web by encouraging website owners to migrate to HTTPs. While switching to HTTPs can include several advantages, underestimating the process can be a total disaster for both rankings and traffic. Our infographic focuses on providing you a handy roadmap to migrate from HTTP to HTTPS serenely.

How to migrate to HTTPS?

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6 Best Drupal Theme Frameworks for Designers (2017)

by Param Chahal @ TemplateToaster Blog

There are so many Drupal theme frameworks and opinions out there. How do you decide which is the best Drupal framework for your next project? So for your convenience, this article lists down the most popular Drupal theme frameworks used by front-end developers… and help you pick the best!

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Is Email Marketing Important?

by Kent Mauresmo @ SEO Noble

Email marketing is mandatory if you plan to take your business to the next level. You need a way to keep in constant contact with your clients and followers, and the best way to do that is via email. You can use email marketing to alert your clients about special promotions, new products, and new blog posts on your website. I’m sure you’ve noticed that most websites you visit ask

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The Importance of Authenticity in Modern Content Marketing

by Katrina @ LSEO Digital Marketing Services

Did you know that your pictures on Snapchat don’t really disappear? In 2013, Subway suffered a lawsuit in Australia after consumers noticed their “footlong” subs were not one foot in length. The demand for truthful advertising and authentic online content has never felt more necessary for businesses. One survey found that only 18% of consumers...

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Data Meets Creativity: Welcome to a New Era of Online Content!

by Marcus Tober @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

What’s one of the biggest challenges facing online companies today? Many struggle to create content that is relevant for both the user and for search engine results! Because content production is one area where a data-driven approach remains rare, much depends on guesswork and intuition. For years, we’ve been stuck with the status quo: Microsoft […]

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Guest Blogging Service For Link Building? Read This First!

by Nikolay Stoyanov @ NikSto.com

SEO experts often say that top notch content is the most relevant aspect of your website. While it is relatively easy to create a well working blog, your posts are what differentiates you from other websites. They are the basis of your future link building process. Quality content will help you get more traffic. It... Continue reading

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New survey reveals publishers are seeing rapid rise in Native ad revenues

by Giles @ ExoClick

A recent survey by AdsNative entitled ‘The State of Native Advertising 2017 (According to Publishers)’ has revealed some very interesting statistics. The survey is based on the analysis of 7,500 web and mobile publishers during Q1 2017. As the Native ad format becomes more available a staggering 92.3% of the publishers in the survey have […]

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The HTTP to HTTPs Migration Checklist in Google Docs to Share, Copy & Download

by Aleyda Solis @ Aleyda Solis: International SEO Consultant, Speaker & Author

Since Google informed a couple of years ago that they were going to start using HTTPS as a ranking signal sites started to migrate not only for security reasons (although this should be really the main criteria) but also to look for this additional ranking boost (coincidentally a few days ago people were asking about this as more […]

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New targeting features for advertisers in our admin panel

by Giles @ ExoClick

Check out these new targeting features. When creating or editing a campaign, under tab 4 – ‘Site Targeting’, there are now four options to choose from in the 'Network Selection' and there is a 'New Partner Networks' feature.

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Don't Take Security Advice from SEO Experts or Psychics

Don't Take Security Advice from SEO Experts or Psychics


Troy Hunt

As best I understand it, one of the most effective SEO things you can do is to repeat all the important words on your site down the bottom of the page. To save it from looking weird, you make the text the same colour as the background so people can't

The IAB’s new ad standards address the shift to cross-screen and responsive advertising

by Giles @ ExoClick

One of the biggest changes is the move away from setting fixed sizes for various ad units. Instead, each unit has been given a minimum and maximum width and height.

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Killer Tips for a Powerful Social Media Strategy

by Cornelia Cozmiuc @ SEO Blog | cognitiveSEO Blog on SEO Tactics & Strategies

Large and active following on social media should be viewed as an essential asset to your online marketing strategy. We are witnessing social networks flourish in terms of both users and user generated content. Followers are a great asset, and the more they are, the more likely they will be to help lead generation. In […]

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7 Vital SEO Trends to Know for Google Rankings in 2017 | Marketing Insider Group

7 Vital SEO Trends to Know for Google Rankings in 2017 | Marketing Insider Group


Marketing Insider Group

Use these seven SEO trends to improve your Google search rankings in 2017. Let’s face it: Developing an SEO strategy today isn’t easy. With an ever-evolving search interface, real-time Penguin algorithm updates, and also Panda now introduced as part of its core algorithm — Google changes fast. The artificial intelligence system RankBrain is also shaking …The post 7 Vital SEO Trends to Know for Google Rankings in 2017 appeared first on Digital Current.

How to use Google AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) to Rank Better on Mobile

by Adrian Cojocariu @ SEO Blog | cognitiveSEO Blog on SEO Tactics & Strategies

Optimizing a page for mobile speed? Not easy. Mobile search has come a very long way, especially since the Google Mobile Friendly Update, back in 2014.   Mobile optimization keeps evolving, and it happens fast.  At first, we had separate mobile versions, then responsive designs, now we have Google AMP pushing strong. What AMP (accelerated mobile […]

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Weird Google Search Console Data? Here’s Why.

by James Neff @ LSEO Digital Marketing Services

If you’ve logged into Google Search Console (GSC) lately you probably received a note from Google about a data misconfiguration in its Search Analytics Report. Between August 14th and 15th, webmasters experienced a slight decrease in numbers due to an internal logging issue. This comes on the heels of a purported data delay that Google...

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License: GPLv2 or later License URI: https://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-2.0.html Add login form using [login] shortcode or using widget.

HTTP vs HTTPS and SEO, Time to Move to HTTPS

HTTP vs HTTPS and SEO, Time to Move to HTTPS


BrightEdge SEO Blog

Is HTTPS that important? Yes, Google calls it "imperative" to move to HTTPS in 2017. Learn details of how to make the move to HTTPs & improve SEO & organic.

Google Adds New Booking Link to Local Knowledge Panel

by Jennifer Slegg @ The SEM Post

Google began testing a format in the local knowledge panel back in 2015 that would allow searchers to book an appointment.  Google has a new version they are now displaying in the knowledge panel that is much more prominent to searchers and likely will lead to an increase in bookings. There are two versions Google […]

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Building Links for Industrial Businesses

by Katrina @ LSEO Digital Marketing Services

Building authoritative and thematically homogenous external links to your website is a difficult task regardless of your industry vertical, but some industries are more dry or even boring than others and building links around industrial content can be challenging. Fortunately, our team of link builders and content marketers have experience in building links in some...

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Beginner’s Guide: How to Create a Countdown Timer in WordPress

by John Hughes @ ThemeIsle Blog

Countdown timers are a popular feature that can help you build anticipation for your next project, event, or release. However, they’re not something that WordPress enables you to implement out of the box. Therefore, the most efficient method to add a countdown timer in WordPress is to use a plugin. As you might expect, there are plenty of countdown timer solutions available for WordPress, and most of them can be set up in minutes, so there are no downsides to trying one out. In this...Continue Reading "Beginner’s Guide: How to Create a Countdown Timer in WordPress"

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Google Testing Ad Tag Placement in Google Local Packs

by Jennifer Slegg @ The SEM Post

Google is testing some new positioning for the “Ads” tag in their local packs on mobile. Normally, Google places the ads tag in the same line as the review stars.  But when a listing has no review stars, it drops the ads tag even further in the listing, inexplicably adding it to the address line […]

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Searchmetrics Releases the “Self Optimizer” to help you self optimize websites

by Jordan Koene @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

For many years our clients have asked for more automation in our platform. Today we are delivering on this request, giving our customer the most powerful tool in SEO. The realities of being an in-house SEO are demanding and we have an increasing need to streamline processes and capabilities for optimization. For this reason our […]

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Make WordPress Site Private: The Best 5 Plugins Comparison (2017)

by Param Chahal @ TemplateToaster Blog

Yes, you hear it right !! You can make WordPress site private. There can be several reasons for the same. When you want to create a family-blog joined by all your family friends & relatives, all over the globe, you need privacy from rest of the world. One can need private blogs for team members to share project related views; in some business; for students to create a single-access point to collect notes or for special customers who are granted special privileges etc. As like this, you can have your own reason to make WordPress site private.

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How To Be Social Media Smart In 2017

by Al Gomez @ SEO Expert Page

We can’t really pull off a successful digital marketing campaign without mentioning social media. Although there will be changes, expect some things to remain the same. For example: audience engagement is still crucial if you want to win in the social media game. Excellent customer service is another factor that won’t Read More »

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Qualified as AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional Level

by Tim @ PTS: Technical Consulting

I’m happy to announce that this week I qualified as an AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional Level. This is significant qualification that validates that my knowledge and skills with the AWS platform meet their high professional standards. I offer independent AWS Consulting Services (prices here). Please contact us if we can help with your project.

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Study Shows That 57% Of Search Traffic is Now From Mobile

by Jaclyn Simek Landers @ Hall Analysis LLC

According to a new study from BrightEdge, 57% of all search traffic is coming from both smartphones and tablets. This change goes along with Google’s decision to move to a mobile-first index, giving mobile friendly sites an advantage at being indexed first. The report also revealed a large disparity between ranking positions depending on if […]

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Mobile analysis: Optimization of the top 100 SEO visibility domains

by Carolin Mallmann @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Are the top domains ready for the Google mobile update? We have taken a look at the 100 domains with the highest SEO visibility and analyzed them for mobile friendliness with the help of the Google ‘mobile-friendly’ test. Google has recently announced that the optimization for mobile devices will be evaluated as a ranking signal […]

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How to Rank Number One in Google: A Study of 1 Million Pages

by Matthew Barby @ Matthew Barby

Whenever I speak to people about SEO, the number one question that I get asked is, “What’s the most important […]

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Ultimate Guide to Amazon SEO

by John E Lincoln @ Ignite Visibility

Want to sell on Amazon, but not sure how to stand out? Our Director of Amazon, Shawn Green, will tell you everything you need to know about Amazon SEO, and how to make sure your product is optimized for as many sales as possible.   Amazon has taken the internet by storm, managing to dethrone...

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App indexing can increase traffic, conversions, and app installations

by Jordan Koene @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

App indexing can increase traffic, conversions and app installations—so why isn’t everyone doing it? Way back in 2013, Google announced app indexing: “Wouldn’t it be cool if you could give your users the choice of viewing your content either on the website or via your app, both straight from Google’s search results…Just like it crawls […]

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Thanks, Amit

by Matt Cutts @ Matt Cutts: Gadgets, Google, and SEO

Amit Singhal just announced that he’s retiring toward the end of the month. Amit has been a formative part of Google’s search team, but he’s also a good friend. Last year, after he marked 15 years with Google, I wrote this about Amit’s contributions: Amit Singhal, one of the unsung heroes of Google, just celebrated […]

Custom Content Groups in Google Data Studio

by George Watson @ Branded3

Customising Content Groupings or Channel Groupings within your Google Analytics account can be a great way of better attributing marketing efforts, or even just...

Cozy Up or Break Up: Why Marketers Must Embrace Location-Aware Trends

by Sebastien Edgar @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

What’s the three most important aspects of a property? Location, location and – you guessed it – location! Never has that been more true in the world of online search and content marketing. As mobile increasingly becomes the focus of Google and other search engines, the ability for consumers to find a meal, a supermarket […]

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How to REMOVE Negative Search Results in Google and other Search Engines

by Haider @ We Are Web Design – Web Designer, Melbourne

A bad search result on the first page of Google is one of the worst things that can happen to your reputation. It doesn’t really matter what it is. It could be a link to a business page with bad reviews, a negative news story, or even a blog post that paints you or your [...]

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Excel Add-Ins for Searchmetrics Data: Number Crunching and Dynamic Excel Reports with e4SEO

by Daniel Furch @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

We have great news for all Excel fans and users: there is now a dedicated Excel add-in for our data, which lets you export data from the Suite straight into Excel. “e4seo” enables you to process large amounts of data from our software and create individual reports without having to use a complicated workaround. And […]

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SearchCap: Google Search Console beta invites, Google attribution & question and answers in maps

by Barry Schwartz @ SearchCap: Daily Search Engine News Recap

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on and from other places across the web.

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Cloud Backup Review – BackBlaze, CrashPlan, Mozy

by Tim @ PTS: Technical Consulting

Our Cloud Backup Review recommends BackBlaze as the best cloud backup provider, with CrashPlan second. Note that as of August 2017 CrashPlan no longer does home PC backups, but you can use their small business backup option. This article goes into what to consider when choosing a cloud backup provider, and compares…

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Cloudflare Credentials Stolen in Web Developer Chrome Extension Hack

by Jennifer Slegg @ The SEM Post

In July, it became known – and noticeable to users – that the popular Chrome Web Developer extension had been compromised.  Suddenly malware ads that were being served up in places such as the Google homepage and Google search results, where there obviously shouldn’t be any ads of this type.  The developer issued a fix […]

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Staying with the US Digital Service

by Matt Cutts @ Matt Cutts: Gadgets, Google, and SEO

A few months ago, I took a leave of absence from Google to do a stint with the US Digital Service. A lot of people know about the US Digital Service because they helped rescue the healthcare.gov website. But you might not realize that the US Digital Service has helped veterans get their health benefits, […]

Unwrapping the Secrets of SEO: “What Should I Write About?”

by Holly Miller @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

“What should I write about?”   Anyone asking this question might often have two answers. There are two opposing forces one must consider: “What’s happening in our business?” and “What truly matters to our customers?” We’re Unwrapping the Secrets of SEO this week to discuss this conundrum: What should you write about? If you Google “what […]

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Books on SEO, Social Media Marketing, & AdWords plus Training Online - JM Internet Group

Books on SEO, Social Media Marketing, & AdWords plus Training Online - JM Internet Group


JM Internet

Learn SEO and Social Media Marketing via online training by JM Internet Group. Books on job search, AdWords, Search Engine Optimization, & SMM. Free Tutorials.

Google Search Console Sends Security Warning Notices for HTTP Sites

by Jennifer Slegg @ The SEM Post

If you have sites on HTTP, Google has begin sending out notices to site owners that their sites will be flagged as “not secure” in Chrome beginning in October 2017. So what does this mean?  If your site has any form – which would include things such as a comment form – then Google will […]

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SEO the Movie: you should watch this!

by Francois Goube @ OnCrawl : Onsite SEO monitoring tool

I have been in the SEO industry for over 15 years now. One thing I love is the open-mindedness and kindness of the people in the SEOsphere. I have to admit I owe a lot to the pioneers of SEO. I’ve been spending so much time on Webmaster World and dropping tons of lines on seo-related mailing lists back in the 2000’s. The challenging discussions and the test-and-learn attitude that most of the pioneers have promoted have been crafting my skills for years.

That’s why when I saw that a movie was released about SEO, I felt I was 25 again! [...]

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What ”Call Mom” Has to Do With Search Volume and Your Content Strategy

by Jan Grundmann @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Did you know, that on average the keyword ”Call Mom” is searched for 300K times per month in the US and 99% of that is from smartphones? Whether or not on purpose, in this case (the voice function sends its regards), the information on the device distribution of the keyword search volume is worth its weight […]

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How to Use Google Trends for Local Keyword Research

by Nikolay Stoyanov @ NikSto.com

SEO is a profession that is highly dependable on various tools. In fact, it can be regarded as one of the most analytical disciplines. Unlike some other jobs, where you have some sort of a material measurement (such as the money), it is very hard to quantify success for websites. Although very intangible by nature,... Continue reading

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Submitting Disavow File Not a Spam Signal to Google

by Jennifer Slegg @ The SEM Post

I sometimes hear from people who are concerned about proactively submitting a disavow file for any reason, thinking it might signal to Google as either a spam signal or some kind of flag that alerts Google to have a closer look at the site’s backlinks. But is it a valid concern or not?  The question […]

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How to Add Google Analytics to WordPress in 5 Minutes or Less

by Colin Newcomer @ Smart Blogger

You want to know whether your blog is doing well, right? Whether those posts you work so hard on are attracting traffic, and where that traffic is actually coming from? Whether your last marketing campaign was a smashing success or an unfortunate bomb? Because if you don’t know whether what you’re doing is working, you’re(...)

How To Audit Backlinks In The SEO Spider

by screamingfrog @ Screaming Frog

There’s plenty of reasons you may wish to audit backlinks to a website, whether it’s to check the links are still live and passing link value, they’ve been removed or nofollowed after a link clean up, or you want to get more data on the links which Google Search Console...

Mobile Research Release: Your “mobile-friendly” Solution – Searchmetrics Suite

by Daniel Furch @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

  Is Mobile user-friendliness a problem? Not with Searchmetrics. From now on users of the Suite can separately analyze mobile performance with new and extended features – ad hoc for more than 100 million domains – and actively implement mobile market strategies. Here’s an overview of the new features. Your website is viewed on various devices, including tablets and smartphones. […]

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How WIRED Completely Encrypted Itself

How WIRED Completely Encrypted Itself


WIRED

We've moved to HTTPS. Here's how we did it.

Security as SEO: Why HTTPS Matters for Your Website

Security as SEO: Why HTTPS Matters for Your Website


Online Marketing Blog - TopRank®

Google has made website security an SEO ranking factor. Learn what marketers and businesses need to know about HTTPS, TSL, and SSL.

Why the Trump White House Is Having Trouble Performing

by Kirby Burke Jr. @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

President Trump’s first 100 days in office is an important benchmark. The American electorate wants to see what any president has (or hasn’t) done, and whether that person has held true to the promises made on the campaign trail. In this spirit, I’m revisiting a look at the WhiteHouse.gov site’s performance to see how it […]

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Return of the Phantom: Part 4

by Holly Miller @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

This post was updated on July 11, 2016. All aboard! The Google quality train is making its way through the internet once again. This time, the engineer driving this metaphorical train is driven by quality and improved user experience. Even though this is an unconfirmed update from Google, we at Searchmetrics are seeing changes in […]

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Custom Dashboards are Coming to Google AdWords

by John E Lincoln @ Ignite Visibility

Google Adwords is going through some changes. A new dashboard is on its way – and the new design will allow users to create customized views of their data. Read below for everything you need to know. Google announced yesterday that it will be rolling out new dashboards, a “single place in AdWords where you...

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Bing Testing Google-like Search Header at Top of Search Results

by Jennifer Slegg @ The SEM Post

Bing has made many changes over the years to make their search results closer to Google’s style of search results.  Bing is testing a significant new design that makes their search header – what appears as the search box and tabs below it – much closer to Google’s version.  In fact, it would easily be […]

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Google AdWords & Shopping: These Companies Advertise The Most

by Jan Grundmann @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

We have analyzed the two most important advertising forms in the U.S. search results of google.com – Google AdWords and Google Shopping (Product Listing Ads, PLA). The results of the study can be downloaded as a whitepaper below. It contains findings about the 10 biggest advertisers in AdWords & Shopping as well as information about the […]

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Video SEO: Factors for Ranking in the Top 10 on Google

by Adam Coombs @ Unamo Blog

What does it take to rank your video in the top 10 results on Google? And on YouTube? Well, these are two very different enterprises entirely. A recent study found that 64% of all YouTube videos appearing in Google search results had a different rank hierarchy when searched on YouTube. In other words, videos ranking […]

Google Core Update 2016: Analysis of Winners and Losers

by Marcus Tober @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

The new year has begun with a confirmed Google update. However, what was initially believed to be either a change to Panda or Penguin is in fact a core ranking algorithm update. Here, we take a look at the fresh data from the Searchmetrics Suite. Background to Google update We were expecting a Penguin update […]

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White Hat SEO vs Black Hat SEO – Which is Better for You?

by Nikolay Stoyanov @ NikSto.com

The first things you learn when you start doing search engine optimization for Google is that there are two main techniques when it comes to promoting and ranking content. White hat SEO and Black hat SEO. White hat is often regarded as a “legit” or “ethical” way of doing SEO for your blog in accordance... Continue reading

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How to optimize your crawl budget?

by Sarah @ OnCrawl : Onsite SEO monitoring tool

In May, we held a webinar in French on Google’s crawl budget. For his second webinar with OnCrawl, Erlé Alberton, ex head of SEO for Orange & Sosh ( a French Internet provider) and now Customer Success Manager for OnCrawl introduces the crawl budget concept, best practices to optimize it, what to avoid, etc. Practical examples will illustrate this concept that was recently confirmed by Google’s team.

What Google says about crawl budget

Mid-January, Google posted an article on their blog stating: “we don’t have a single term that would describe everything that “crawl budget” stands for externally. ” In other words [...]

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Imminent: Non-HTTPS Sites Labeled "Not Secure" by Chrome

Imminent: Non-HTTPS Sites Labeled "Not Secure" by Chrome


Wordfence

Information on the change in Chrome 56 that includes a warning for non-SSL websites and what to do about it.

Do SSL Certificates Affect Search Rankings? (A Data Driven Answer...)

Do SSL Certificates Affect Search Rankings? (A Data Driven Answer...)


Neil Patel

Do you know that 68% of internet users believe that current laws for protecting their rights are not good enough? No wonder Google has taken a strict stance to ensure that it protects the privacy of their consumers. Security, they say, has always been “a top priority” for them.  So, in order to implement an …

Redirect HTTP to HTTPS: A Webmaster’s Guide to Website Migration (SEO Optimized)

Redirect HTTP to HTTPS: A Webmaster’s Guide to Website Migration (SEO Optimized)


TemplateToaster Blog

Migration from HTTP to HTTPS impacts SEO rankings. Learn how to redirect http to https for websites and the SEO considerations to keep in mind.

3 Reasons You Should Switch to HTTPS vs. HTTP

3 Reasons You Should Switch to HTTPS vs. HTTP


BrightLocal

HTTP vs. HTTPS? Secure sites make consumers more comfortable using your site AND having HTTPS can also help with your SEO rankings.Find out why.

Importance of HTTPS Explained: SEO Benefits | LSEO Digital Marketing Services

Importance of HTTPS Explained: SEO Benefits | LSEO Digital Marketing Services


LSEO Digital Marketing Services

We discuss the differences between HTTP and HTTPs, and whether you should convert your website to HTTPS protocol for SEO reasons.

Link spam, migration disasters and Penguin is nowhere to be seen – Organic growth in 2017

by Tim Grice @ Branded3

SEO is very much seen as a growth channel, businesses struggle to invest in it to stand still, they need to see better rankings...

15 Most Popular WordPress Content Creation Tools

by Chris Richardson @ TemplateToaster Blog

Can you imagine a marketing plan without content creation? Or a website not based on WordPress? Neither can I. Today, more than a quarter of all web pages use this system to build an online presence. You just have to master the best WordPress Content Creation Tools.

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Top 5 Joomla Frameworks: Roots Catering the Templates

by Deepak Singla @ TemplateToaster Blog

Joomla framework is a blank canvas where you can add your visual designs.These include dynamic module positions, menu styles, template parameters etc. It means the Joomla developers can efficiently use these templates for expressing their talent and coding knowledge by extending them to full-fledged sites. But selecting the right Joomla framework solution, which is both adjustable to your brand identity and able to enhance the user engagement ratio on your site is a bit difficult task for Joomla developers. So, in this article, I am going to discuss some of the best Joomla template frameworks.

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Site Structure Optimization with Searchmetrics Suite – Part 1: the Optimum Setup

by Jan Grundmann @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

With Site Structure Optimization (SSO) we provide users of the Searchmetrics Suite with an overview of the technical performance of their web projects. Whether it’s a question of titles & descriptions, crawling errors, loading times or link distributions: we analyze your websites, list all the information that is relevant for you – and give you […]

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Making WhiteHouse.Gov Great Again: How Trump Webmasters Failed

by Kirby Burke Jr. @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Website relaunches and migrations are complex and risky SEO operations. If not done correctly, companies can significantly impact their site’s performance and rankings. In extreme cases, it’s possible to take an entire site offline and forfeit all previous brand equity in the search results. For a good illustration of the peril, look no further than […]

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5 Link Building Tactics in 5 Days: Day 4

by Matthew Barby @ Matthew Barby

To get access to this video, you'll need to use the password that you were sent via email when you […]

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Why Isn’t My Website Appearing On Google Straight Away?!

by admin @ We Are Web Design – Web Designer, Melbourne

When we build a website all of the below factors are taken into consideration and we do the best we can for our clients with the budget we have to work with. But there are a number of reasons why a site might not show up in search engine results pages straight off the bat [...]

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How lucky to be an affiliate in June!

by Giles @ ExoClick

If you are an affiliate marketer June is THE month for you! First off, Charles Ngo has released his ‘Ultimate Guide To Affiliate Marketing’ e book which is packed with in depth tips and latest trends to help guide you through the affiliate world. Whether you are a newbie or seasoned affiliate this guide is […]

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The Era of Agile Content Creation Backed by Deep Learning

by Jordan Koene @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

  Creating new content, developing a new idea or pouring resources into a new product is always fraught with risk, for businesses both large and small. Even when you’re reasonably sure you’re on the right track (in our case, focusing on agile content creation backed by deep learning), you must wait patiently for that “Aha! moment. ” It’s […]

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AMP and Ranking 0 are Becoming More Important

by John E Lincoln @ Ignite Visibility

This week: You can now edit local business info in search results, Instagram is testing canvas ads, and wait until you hear about how many of the top results don’t get clicks.   Here’s what happened this week in digital marketing. DemandJump Cloud Tool Shows Where Your Traffic Came From A new DemandJump tool, just...

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Nested Structured Data Can Influence Whether Google Shows Rich Snippets

by Jennifer Slegg @ The SEM Post

When it comes to Google not showing rich snippets in the search results for a site that has the markup, it is usually for two reasons.  Either the structured data is implemented incorrectly or there are quality issues with the site.  But according to Google, there is a third reason that Google might not show […]

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Google is about to start favoring HTTPS sites in search results

Google is about to start favoring HTTPS sites in search results


The Next Web

To protect users from cyber attacks, Google has announced that it will start prioritizing secure HTTPS URLs even if they don't have links pointing to them.

HTTP vs HTTPS: What's the Future of Modern Web and SEO | NikSto.com

HTTP vs HTTPS: What's the Future of Modern Web and SEO | NikSto.com


NikSto.com

HTTP vs HTTPS, which one should you choose? What are the pros and cons of such a choice? Can you boost your SEO with HTTPS? Learn all this and more today!

Major release from WordPress.com: Upload Themes & Install Third-Party Plugins from now onward

by Deepak Singla @ TemplateToaster Blog

Do you wish to install third party themes and plugins on your WordPress.com site? Do you envy other WordPress.org sites and want a similar look for your WordPress.com site? You said and WordPress heard!! It delights you with a great privilege. Now, you can install third party themes and plugins for your WordPress.com site.

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HTTP vs HTTPS: How Security Affects Your SEO

HTTP vs HTTPS: How Security Affects Your SEO


SEMrush Blog

It has been over 2 years since Google let us know that securing your website would be a rankings factor yet many sites are still not using https. This article takes a deeper look at how this applies in 2017.

Online SEO and Online Social Media Marketing Courses

by Jason McDonald @ JM Internet

Learn SEO and Social Media Marketing online via Stanford Continuing Studies! Jason is excited to announce his Fall, 2017, course line up: We’re very excited that both the SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and Social Media Marketing Courses will now be offered online via Stanford Continuing Studies. Register is now open and the courses will no […]

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Google Allows Businesses to Manage Local Listing from Search Results

by Jennifer Slegg @ The SEM Post

Google has just made it a lot easier for local business owners to update their business listings.  The local listings can now be updated directly from the Google search results. Previously, site owners had to login to Google My Business in order to make changes to their listings, such as contact information or updated hours.  […]

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Postcards from China: Search Results in China – Baidu’s Big Players

by Marcus Pentzek @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Every country has its own national food – and every country has its own national SERPs, right? Well yes and no. Google is the leading search engine in many countries and Google’s search results show a lot of similarities in all countries. But not in China, where Google is largely absent and Baidu dominates with […]

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We Tested 3 WordPress Minify Plugins: Our Results

by John Hughes @ ThemeIsle Blog

Minification is a popular way to optimize your WordPress website. There are plenty of WordPress minify plugins to help you do this, but it’s hard to know which ones provide the best results without testing them first – which can get messy. To save you some time and effort, we decided to test a few of our top picks and provide you with the results, so you’ll know which popular minification plugins live up to their reputation. In this article, we’ll talk about what minification...Continue Reading "We Tested 3 WordPress Minify Plugins: Our Results"

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Unwrapping the Secrets of SEO: A Closer Look at Google for Jobs

by Cliff Edwards @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

When Google introduced Google for Jobs in late June, market watchers wondered whether yet another one of the company’s initiatives would have a major impact on the organic jobs-listing market and the likes of monster.com and glassdoor.com. In this week’s Unwrapping the Secrets of SEO, I’ll take a deeper look at Google for Jobs and […]

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Alexa, How Do I Beat Amazon? Online and The Big Brand Conundrum

by Holly Miller @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

As the world of online search increasingly gets more technical, with sophisticated algorithms and voice commands becoming an essential part of  everyone’s marketing toolkit, we in the industry must continue to remind ourselves that our core mission is to address the needs of humans who are looking for online moments that matter. Wil Reynolds, founder of Seer […]

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SEO Consulting Beverly Hills

by Kent Mauresmo @ SEO Noble

Do you need SEO advice, web design tips, a PPC (pay-per-click) strategy, or general advice to help improve your business? We’re here to help. We’ll analyze your current marketing strategy and help you put together a plan to improve your exposure, online reputation, and maximize profits. We realize that some clients want to learn a long term marketing strategy that they can implement themselves. Based on your current business model,

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Facebook Changes Advertising and Backlinks are Still Important

by SiteMgr @ Ignite Visibility

This week: 404s are eating into your crawl budget, Facebook rolls out new changes in its advertising, and backlinks are still an important ranking signal. Here’s what happened this week in digital marketing. Big Changes in Facebook Advertising Facebook is making sure that its advertisers get top-notch service with some upcoming changes. First, Facebook has...

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4 Must-Have Elements That Every WordPress Business Website Needs

by John Hughes @ ThemeIsle Blog

Nowadays, just about every business can benefit from an online presence. A lot of people take to the web to look up companies before doing business with them, and if you don’t have a website that makes an impression, they may end up going to your competitors instead. That’s why you need a WordPress business website that projects professionalism. A business website succeeds or fails depending on its features. For example, you can’t expect to woo customers without telling them what you do, showing them...Continue Reading "4 Must-Have Elements That Every WordPress Business Website Needs"

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SearchCap: AdWords AMP landing pages, Google & Apple tracking & SEO mistakes

by Barry Schwartz @ SearchCap: Daily Search Engine News Recap

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on and from other places across the web.

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Marketing Day: SEO content audits, YouTube ad tips & The Media Trust’s ‘first vendor network’

by Amy Gesenhues @ Marketing Day – Marketing Land

Here's our recap of what happened in online marketing today, as reported on Marketing Land and other places across the web.

Google Adds Autoplay Video Preview Clips to Search Results

by Jennifer Slegg @ The SEM Post

Google is adding autoplay video previews to the Google search results when someone does a search that includes video results.  The preview is a six second clip taken from the video, and is played without sound. Google has already begun showing previews to some users for those on the Google app for Android as well […]

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Extension of the research database & time-saving thanks to Growth Reporting

by Jan Grundmann @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

On 6 March 2015, we published an update for the Searchmetrics Suite, which includes fantastic new features. Growth Reporting is new to the Suite, giving you all the relevant data on the organic performance of a domain at a glance. This allows you to create reports in around 50% of the time. We have also […]

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Top 20 in US Paid and Organic Search

by Sebastien Edgar @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

With college spring break and the summer vacation travel season just around the corner, we at Searchmetrics thought now would be a good time to compare just who’s ranking for visibility in both paid and organic desktop search. According to Searchmetrics data for the first 13 weeks of this year, travel, search and entertainment not […]

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Unwrapping the Secrets of SEO: Optimizing Topics

by Sebastien Edgar @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

In our last installment of Unwrapping the Secrets of SEO, my colleague Holly Miller outlined the steps to employ in choosing good online topics at the right time, and in good SEO shape. Now it’s time to make sure that those topics you’re writing on will be optimized equally well for users and search engines. It’s time […]

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How to download 404 errors from Google Search Console with L..

by Rajiv Singha @ Cueblog

The Google Search Console is of great help to Webmasters with several useful features like sitemap submission, search analytics, links to your site, crawl errors report. With the GSC, the SEO specialists have a powerful tool at their fingertips to … Continue reading

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In-Depth HTTP to HTTPS Migration Guide for WordPress

In-Depth HTTP to HTTPS Migration Guide for WordPress


Kinsta Managed WordPress Hosting

HTTPS has lots of benefits, such as SEO, security, and performance. Check out our in-depth guide on how to migrate your WordPress site from HTTP to HTTPS.

Give Google Contributor a try

by Matt Cutts @ Matt Cutts: Gadgets, Google, and SEO

Recently I’ve seen several interesting conversations about ad blocking, and I wanted to remind people about a great offering called Google Contributor. With Google Contributor, you contribute a certain amount of money each month. That subscription means that you see fewer ads on the web, and you support the sites that you visit with your […]

Unwrapping the Secrets of SEO: Why Mobile First Matters (and Doesn’t)

by Sebastien Edgar @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Much has been said – and will be – about Google’s mobile-first initiative. In today’s world, modern marketers surely will have to come to grips with the snack-sized love mobile users give to content versus desktop brethren who want to dine on a full meal. Another way to look at it is to compare the […]

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Google Quality Impact of Using NoIndex on Large Part of a Site

by Jennifer Slegg @ The SEM Post

Many SEOs use the noindex page for a variety of reasons, such as for duplicate landing pages for tracking, for crawl budget purposes and for content that site owners are concerned is below a quality threshold.  But does Google do anything with those noindexed pages, since they are still crawled by Googlebot, for assessing the […]

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How to Select a Domain Name for Your New Business

by Chad Mummert @ LSEO Digital Marketing Services

As Shakespeare said, “That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” Yet I often think of Marlow Stanfield’s character on The Wire who made the phrase “My name is my name” infamous. In a highly competitive online marketplace, your name is all the separates you from the noise. Your...

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How to Write for Top Tier Publications

by Matthew Barby @ Matthew Barby

One of the most common questions that I get when it comes to link building and general traffic generation is, […]

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How Website Management Saves Time

by Kent Mauresmo @ SEO Noble

If you need help managing your website, then we’ve got you covered. We understand that most business owners are too busy to make updates to their website. We have a team of web designers, developers, and programmers that can help make changes to your website so you can focus on more important matters in regards to your business. We work with a wide variety of content management systems including WordPress,

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Top 6 Joomla Gallery Extensions Compared: The Best of the Rest

by Param Chahal @ TemplateToaster Blog

Joomla Gallery Extensions are used in order to add an image gallery to a website. Most of the websites deserve an image gallery. Because, it is popularly believed that, more than words, it's pictures which do the real talking. They hold the viewer’s gaze and compel them to spend some more time on the website. And with that, the website owner gets to have a real space available in which the onlookers can be impressed.

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Online SEO Training Announced by JM Internet Group for Fall, 2017

by Jason McDonald @ JM Internet

San Jose, California – August 21, 2017. The JM Internet Group, a leader in online internet marketing training in SEO, AdWords, and Social Media Marketing, is excited to announce that Jason McDonald will be teaching SEO online beginning September 25, 2017. The online SEO training course builds on Dr. McDonald’s popular book on Search Engine […]

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3 Mobile Search Keywords Questions (& How to Answer Them) to Grow your Mobile SEO Results

by Aleyda Solis @ Aleyda Solis: International SEO Consultant, Speaker & Author

On May 3rd, 2016 I’ll have the opportunity to present at Pubcon Austin about how to take your keyword research to the next level to better identify your search audience behavior in today’s multi-device world, – where there are more searches in Google coming from mobile devices than from desktop ones – and target your mobile […]

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Google Is Requiring HTTPS for Secure Data in Chrome | SEJ

Google Is Requiring HTTPS for Secure Data in Chrome | SEJ


Search Engine Journal

By the end of January 2017, Google Chrome will begin marking sites without HTTPS as non-secure. Why does this matter and how does it affect your site?

SearchCap: Google local business edits, AMP powered featured snippets & Bing Ads bid adjustments

by Barry Schwartz @ SearchCap: Daily Search Engine News Recap

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on and from other places across the web.

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How to improve your SEO working with influencers?

by Emma @ OnCrawl : Onsite SEO monitoring tool

Influencer marketing can provide great opportunities when it comes to SEO. Actually, working with influencers’ fan base is valuable for any brands and for their SEO as it can bring you brand awareness, traffic and sales.
This is where influencers can make the difference by increasing your reach and positively impact your SEO. While the key benefit of working with influencers remains the increase of leads and sales, the smaller part of it does matter too: social shares, native mentions, visibility, backlinks and more!
This article aims to show how working with influencers can help you improve your SEO. 

Impact of influencer marketing [...]

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Flowers, Chocolate and Data: Valentine’s Day Takes Many Forms

by Sebastien Edgar @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

“Will you be my Valentine?” The heart may want what it wants, but how we choose to demonstrate love (or lust) for a significant other isn’t universal on Valentine’s Day. As people load up Cupid’s arrow, I decided to take a gander through our massive search database to see if I could suss out any differences in approach […]

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The Newsletter Pop-Up Magento Extension You Should Install N..

by Nosheen @ Cueblog

Did you know that a newsletter pop up (that leads to a double opt-in subscription) not only increases conversion rates but is something that customers do not mind at all? For years, the newsletter pop-up has been nefariously called the … Continue reading

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A Guide to International SEO: Strategies and Guidelines

by Natalie Severt @ Unamo Blog

You have a business. Your business has a website. You use localized keyword research and traditional SEO tactics to help your business rank well online. You have a diversified backlink profile and high domain authority. Congratulations! But now you want to expand. And this is where it gets complicated. How do you create an international […]

Google to Restrict Access to Autocomplete API – What This Means for Keyword Research Tools

by Tom Wells @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Access to the autocomplete API is set to be restricted as of today, 10 August 2015, according to an official post on the Google Webmaster Central Blog. From now on users who wish to continue to have autocomplete functionality on their site are being guided towards Google Custom Search Engine. Meanwhile, for keyword research tools, […]

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Should You Switch Your Site to HTTPS? Here’s Why You Should or Shouldn’t

Should You Switch Your Site to HTTPS? Here’s Why You Should or Shouldn’t


Quick Sprout

There are two types of SEOs: Those who love the technical stuff... ...and those who hate it. If you fall into the first category, you’re probab

Ecommerce Conversion Optimization – A 91 point Checkli..

by Pancham Prashar @ Cueblog

Ecommerce Conversion Optimization is a widely discussed topic and yet it is often least understood. Invest in building filthy rich user experience, consistently and throughout your store. That is what stores with deeper pockets (like ASOS, Zappos & JCPenney) do to … Continue reading

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Digital Marketing Jobs Re-imagined As Game Of Thrones Characters

by Kaitlin Adams @ LSEO Digital Marketing Services

Working in an agency, departments work so closely together they start to look  their own kingdoms. It got me to thinking that these teams were waaay more similar to characters from everyone’s favorite show than I am sure any of them would like to admit. Here is our list of digital marketing jobs as Game...

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SearchCap: Yelp hits Google again, link building & SMX East preview

by Barry Schwartz @ SearchCap: Daily Search Engine News Recap

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on and from other places across the web.

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Upgrade WordPress to PHP 7: How to Do It Safely

by John Hughes @ ThemeIsle Blog

PHP 7 offers one of the biggest jumps in performance we’ve seen so far from this particular software. If your web server is still running a previous version, you may be holding your site back from working as well as it could. The only problem is that learning how to upgrade WordPress to PHP 7 can be a little tricky. Despite that, upgrading your site to the latest version of PHP is a smart move, and one that will benefit you in a number of...Continue Reading "Upgrade WordPress to PHP 7: How to Do It Safely"

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SearchCap: Google EU appeal, goodbye fetch as Google for apps & award list

by Barry Schwartz @ SearchCap: Daily Search Engine News Recap

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on and from other places across the web.

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21 Customer Acquisition Strategies to Win New Customers

by Matthew Barby @ Matthew Barby

Having a solid customer acquisition strategy is an essential component for any business. Without it, you're going to seriously struggle […]

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How to Add WordPress HTTPS to Your Website and Improve SEO

How to Add WordPress HTTPS to Your Website and Improve SEO


ThemeIsle Blog

This post takes you through every step needed to add WordPress HTTPS to your site. HTTPS secures your connection and improves your organic search rankings!

How To Change Domain Names & Keep Rankings in Google With 301 Redirects

How To Change Domain Names & Keep Rankings in Google With 301 Redirects


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How to move your website from one domain to another and keep rankings in Google Search. By Shaun Anderson; Words; 2K

Google My Business Posts

by Liz Eisworth @ SangFroid Web, LLC

Google has officially rolled out the Google My Business Posts feature to all businesses on GMB. Check out the advantages and get ideas for posting directly to Google.

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12 Years of Being CueBlocks.com!

by Nosheen @ Cueblog

July 12th, 2005 was the day when the domain CueBlocks.com was registered as a first step to what today, 12 years later, is a living reality for many of us. We thank everyone who has made every bit of this … Continue reading

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New regional targeting features

by Giles @ ExoClick

Now you can target regions within countries, which is a highly useful feature for advertisers to carry out localised campaigns, such as dating or regional special offers/discounts, etc.

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How to survive in the real time Google Penguin era?

by Hardik Oza @ OnCrawl : Onsite SEO monitoring tool

Google has always vouched for positive search engine optimization, and has brought in new algorithms to reward genuine sites. The search engine giant has always introduced updates to make individual pages more accessible and faster to find.
On April 24, 2012 Google activated the new ranking algorithm called Penguin to punish sites that relied on excessive link building, deceptive doorway pages, keyword-stuffed pages, and low quality content for driving traffic.
This ushered in a good change for businesses and entrepreneurs who were legitimately trying to get good rankings without looking for ugly games. It took time before Google could implement the algorithm [...]

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Facebook Could Save You Time (And Data) With Instant Video

by John E Lincoln @ Ignite Visibility

The wait time may be over – for Facebook videos, that is. The social media giant is testing Instant Videos, and we’ve gathered all the information you need below. Following the release of its new Watch tab, which provides users with original video content, Facebook is now turning to Instant Videos. Rather than taking up...

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The Keywords Research Tools Matrix V3: A Functionality Comparison

by Aleyda Solis @ Aleyda Solis: International SEO Consultant, Speaker & Author

Last Updated on December 18 2016 Version 3: Keyword Research Tools segmented by Search Volume, International, Mobile, Difficulty, Search Features Support In this new version (v3) of the keywords research tools matrix I’ve included the search result features support, along the already existing keyword difficulty, mobile & international support, additionally segmented by those including search volume data or metric […]

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HTTPS Tops 30%: How Google Is Winning the Long War

HTTPS Tops 30%: How Google Is Winning the Long War


Moz

In the two years since Google's first HTTPS update, the adoption of HTTPS keeps going up, recently topping 30%. Is Google winning the long war?

Unwrapping the Secrets of SEO: Ranking and Optimizing Existing Content

by Holly Miller @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

No doubt, many a marketer is taking vacation time to enjoy the sunshine and outdoors. For those of you feeling the heat at work from bosses who want you to come up with ideas for new content, remember everything old can be new again. In the latest installment of Unwrapping the Secrets of SEO, I’ll walk you through some […]

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Google Still Ignores Last-Modified Meta Tag

by Jennifer Slegg @ The SEM Post

If you are using the last-modified meta tag, be aware that Google ignores this tag when it comes to SEO. The tag is <meta http-equiv=”last-modified” content=”YYYY-MM-DD”> which was originally used to alert crawlers to the fact a page was updated, or as a reference to when it was last updated after it was initially published. […]

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How to Create Intriguing Content for a Boring Industry

by Nikolay Stoyanov @ NikSto.com

No matter what we think about our profession or the way we see it, the fact remains that most of us work in a boring niche. This is in fact the biggest problem when creating content. While you may think that plain numbers and lengthy paragraphs describing an issue are awesome, most visitors will disagree.... Continue reading

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Digital Sleuths: On the trail of better SEO hygiene

by Jordan Koene @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Like most big companies, Google’s hunt for good talent produces a stream of help wanted signs on its website. Yet the search engine king had people scratching their heads last summer when the company began recruiting a technical SEO program manager. Google looking for help keeping its own digital house clean? Heresy, right? Wrong. Google […]

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Design Fails for Celebrating National Failures Day

by Haider @ We Are Web Design – Web Designer, Melbourne

Let’s face it—some of our projects end up a little more successful than others. Sometimes our design are a hit. And sometimes not so much. Design fails happen. And there’s nothing wrong with celebrating our failures, acknowledging what went wrong, learning from the mistakes, and moving on. Today is National Failures Day. So from one of our favourite [...]

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3 Simple Tips to Building your Mailing List on WordPress

by admin @ We Are Web Design – Web Designer, Melbourne

There are so many email marketing options out there. Which to choose? Let us help you choose an email software, add a subscribe form to your site, get subscribers and promote to your list. By slowly and steadily staying in touch with your audience via their inbox, you’re growing a fan base you own. Not one [...]

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50 Awesome Fonts to Give Your Designs a Modern Feel

by admin @ We Are Web Design – Web Designer, Melbourne

Try one of these modern fonts to position your work at the forefront of design. ‘Form follows function’ in modernist design and the principle certainly applies to modern fonts. Based on geometric lines and forms, modern fonts are clean, clear, and easy to read; plus with a creative twist or dash of detail they have [...]

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SEO Title Tags: Best Practices and Examples

by Adam Coombs @ Unamo Blog

Title tags in SEO are like the title of your book for the demographics of your two most important types of readers; people and robots. The people need to know what they can expect to find on your page when they click the link. The robots (crawlers) prioritize your page and its content through a […]

How to Make the Best-Seller List with Proof and Relevancy

by Sebastien Edgar @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

“Google, what’s the best article that describes proof and relevant terms in search?” In this and every Google query, search results attempt to understand both the topic you’re researching and the underlying intent of the search. Digital marketers who rely on old-school keyword ranking strategies to boost their clients’ results are missing out. Google’s dual […]

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Should You Trust Free Headline Analyzers?

by Al Gomez @ SEO Expert Page

To be honest: we’re putting our faith in this really cool free headline analyzer we just found this week from CoSchedule. It’s quick, comprehensive, and fun to use. In fact, the headline we used today was picked over five others thanks to this nifty tool (we tried several before, but Read More »

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Duplicati Backup 2 Review – Experimental / Pre-Beta

by Tim @ PTS: Technical Consulting

Duplicati Backup 2 is a versatile open source backup tool. It’s available for Microsoft Windows, MacOS, Unix, and Synology NAS. This short review is of the pre-beta experimental version, 2.0.1.53. You can also read our introduction to backups, which includes recommendations for backup products and online backup tools. Contents Summary Overview Easy of use Walk through…

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Local SEO: Getting Serious About Improving Your Website’s Visibility in Local Search Results

by Liz Eisworth @ SangFroid Web, LLC

If you have a local storefront or service-area, or your business is geographically-based in some way, then you should be investing in Local SEO.

In this post, we'll cover the basics and give you some important next-steps you should do.

Learn about Local SEO »

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How Content, SEO and Social Media Make Your Life Easier

by Holly Miller @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Looking to reduce costs when marketing online? Blam! A lot of conversations these days go something like this: “Let’s focus on content marketing. Amazingly high-value and high-quality content is clearly what’s Google’s looking for (all those online articles I read say so), so why sweat traditional SEO and social media as much as we used […]

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5 Link Building Tactics in 5 Days: Day 5

by Matthew Barby @ Matthew Barby

To get access to this video, you'll need to use the password that you were sent via email when you […]

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Multiregional Tracking in Unamo SEO

by Adam Coombs @ Unamo Blog

With Multiregional Keyword Tracking you’ll be able to track keywords in multiple regions in your Unamo SEO campaign. ​ Multiregional tracking only applies to Google; however, with a variety of local search engines in various countries, you can check the success of your keywords in one region against their success in another. By doing this, […]

UnSubscribe Page Case Study: How PetDoors.com Made Subscribe..

by Nosheen @ Cueblog

Google has hinted on it, content strategists cannot emphasize on it enough, and some brands bank on it like their celebrity endorsers! We are talking about what Daniel Goleman made popular with his book, Emotional Intelligence, the most underrated component … Continue reading

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In or Out? Year in Review of Top Google Winners and Losers in 2016

by Marcus Tober @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

In the words of fashion icon Heidi Klum, “One day you’re in, the next day you’re out.” These words were never truer for online marketers in 2016. Faced with another year of Google updates and marked changes in strategies for succeeding online, our third-annual Searchmetrics Winners and Losers report reveals that publishers with specific editorial direction […]

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Postcards from China: Mysteries of the East – Busting 10 Myths About Baidu and SEO in China

by Marcus Pentzek @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Confucius, kung-fu, yin and yang, capitalist communism: China is a land full of mysteries and contradictions. Often associated with cheap imitations, China now produces technology and internet startups that can rival anything in the West. The Chinese search engine, Baidu, is no exception. It bears many similarities to Google and Bing, but can also boast its […]

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10 Best SEO Extensions for Google Chrome in 2017

by Nikolay Stoyanov @ NikSto.com

Whether we’re talking about a tool that can find broken links, tools that help you check social media metrics or extension that shows domain data, there is a number of great chrome extensions websites use for daily analysis. This type of software can easily be downloaded from the web and most of them are free.... Continue reading

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SearchCap: Amp links at large, Google AdWords demographic targeting & more

by Amy Gesenhues @ SearchCap: Daily Search Engine News Recap

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web.

The post SearchCap: Amp links at large, Google AdWords demographic targeting & more appeared first on Search Engine Land.

7 fundamental technical SEO questions to answer with a log analysis (and how to easily do it)

by Aleyda Solis @ Aleyda Solis: International SEO Consultant, Speaker & Author

Log analysis has evolved to become a fundamental part of technical SEO audits. Server logs allow us to understand how search engine crawlers interact with our website, and analysis of your server logs can lead to actionable SEO insights you might not have gleaned otherwise. In this Search Engine Land post I share how you can easily analyze your logs and […]

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FREE Photo Resources for Your Next Design Project, Blog or Social Post

by Haider @ We Are Web Design – Web Designer, Melbourne

What would life be like without freebies? Thanks to the generosity of photographers, designers, and illustrators across the globe, you can now incorporate gorgeous stock imagery into your own designs for personal and commercial use for absolutely nothing. By waiving their rights under the CC0 license, artists have made it easier to share high-quality design resources [...]

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2017 is the Year Google HTTPS Ranking Gets Real

by Liz Eisworth @ SangFroid Web, LLC

2017 is the year Google HTTPS Ranking gets real teeth.

Learn how your website credibility and SEO will be affected by not converting to HTTPS/SSL.

Read How »

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Are Speed Ranking Factors a Magic 8-Ball for Google?

by Sebastien Edgar @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

For a while now, the stock answer to the question of whether speed matters much as a Google search ranking factor has been a source of frustration. Even the Magic 8-Ball won’t sidestep the question by answering “Maybe.” Google first broached the subject in 2010 by announcing site speed would be included in rankings, though […]

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“Mobilegeddon 2” Gets Hype, but Mobile Friendliness is Here to Stay

by Holly Miller @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

In the weeks leading up to May and what was supposed to be the second wave of mobile-friendly algorithm updates – essentially a boost in rankings for mobile optimized sites – we at Searchmetrics wonder if in fact “Mobilegeddon 2” is really kicking up any dust at all. Let’s get a few things straight: Google […]

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Google Phantom V Update: There and Back Again?!

by Daniel Furch @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Here we go again! For those who’ve missed it, the last few weeks have been a bit rocky for online marketers’ visibility stats – peaking toward the end of last week (CW 6/2017). There’s been lots of speculation that the culprit is the rollout of Google’s “mobile-first” index. One theory making the rounds is that […]

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SEO World Rankings – Leading International Domains and Big Winners

by Marcus Tober @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

To provide a fresh, global analysis of Google rankings, we have compiled data from 10 national Google indexes, from Austria to USA. These results combine to form the Searchmetrics SEO World Rankings. The infographic reveals the top 10 most visible domains in each of the 10 countries, based on their performance during the last 12 […]

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Is your site ready for Google’s Mobile-First Index?

by Giles @ ExoClick

According to Google, sites that are prepared for the roll-out of Google’s mobile-first index will be indexed first.  Right now, Google has just one index based on the desktop site. It creates signals based on Googlebot with the desktop user agent. Google then crawls with their mobile Googlebot to gather mobile friendly and other signals […]

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What’s New in Universal Search: 2016 Edition

by Holly Miller @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Evolution over successive generations isn’t always noticeable. Not so in the world of Google. The search engine results page has made great leaps in the past year alone, but some of the adaptations might have gone unnoticed. Universal Search elements now dominate the majority of search queries. In fact, 80 percent now include at least one form […]

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Introducing 306 Million Freely Downloadable Pwned Passwords

Introducing 306 Million Freely Downloadable Pwned Passwords

by Troy Hunt @ Troy Hunt

Edit: The following day, I loaded another set of passwords which has brought this up to 320M. More on why later on.

Last week I wrote about Passwords Evolved: Authentication Guidance for the Modern Era with the aim of helping those building services which require authentication to move into the

Google Year in Review: Top US Winners & Losers in 2015

by Marcus Tober @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

The Google year 2015 brought with it numerous updates and turbulent visibility changes for many US domains. The following concise analysis takes a look at the year’s biggest winners and losers of 2015. We also discuss the effect of Google updates, current search trends and offer key take-aways for your site in 2016. Read on. […]

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5 Link Building Tactics in 5 Days: Day 3

by Matthew Barby @ Matthew Barby

To get access to this video, you'll need to use the password that you were sent via email when you […]

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Why Heaving Bosoms Help You Win Online

by Jordan Koene @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

  “Oh Lucas, you’re such a tease,” Lady Colebrook replied. Helena had a vision of her thrusting out her well-endowed cleavage by way of offering an inducement. “Do you like to see me beg, is that it?”. -Excerpt from To Save a Sinner by Adele Clee It’s not very often that romance novels and artificial […]

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How Greenlane Agency Boosted Their Rankings in Just a Couple of Days

by Andreea Sauciuc @ SEO Blog | cognitiveSEO Blog on SEO Tactics & Strategies

This is a TRUE & SUCCESSFUL story from Bill Sebald – founder at Greenlane, with 15 years of eCommerce & SEO experience in the background, written and documented by himself.   Within 24 hours, we saw our rank improve from #5,  for one of the term we were optimizing for, to #2 in the search […]

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Website SEO, HTTPS & Performance Services - PTS: Technical Consulting

Website SEO, HTTPS & Performance Services - PTS: Technical Consulting


PTS: Technical Consulting

Website SEO & Wordpress SEO, and Performance Services. Make your website fast, reliable, and mobile friendly, rank higher in Google and get more business.

Google Updates Its Knowledge Graph Cards By Adding Tabs In Mobile Search

by Jaclyn Simek Landers @ Hall Analysis LLC

Google is upgrading their Knowledge Graph cards by adding more tabs for certain searches in mobile search. This change will first impact movie updates and later will impact both movies and books. For those who don’t know what the Knowledge Graph is exactly, it is technology that was launched back in 2012 as a way […]

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The Conversion Rate Conundrum: Common Mistakes and What to Do Instead

by Today's Industry Insider @ The Kissmetrics Marketing Blog

In real estate, the axiom is location, location, location. It’s first and foremost. The number one consideration. For your digital efforts – email, web pages, eCommerce platforms – an argument could be made for a few different ones: search engine optimization (SEO), the user experience (UX), conversion rate optimization (CRO), or perhaps something else entirely. […]

Google: Microsites versus One Larger Site for SEO

by Jennifer Slegg @ The SEM Post

There are many differences of opinions over the value of creating one larger site versus multiple smaller ones from an SEO perspective, with both techniques being successfully used.  However, it really comes down to execution and how well someone can create quality microsites versus the value of a single larger site with the potential for […]

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Google Mobile Update/ Mobilegeddon: Winners and Losers US

by Marcus Tober @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Mobilegeddon is here. We have fresh data in the software and now there are some significant changes visible in the data. Although Google communicated that the rollout would probably last a week or more, we can see some winners and losers already. These first results may be (yet) considered as preliminary when it comes to some examples, but […]

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5 Link Building Tactics in 5 Days: Day 1

by Matthew Barby @ Matthew Barby

To get access to this video, you'll need to use the password that you were sent via email when you […]

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SearchCap: Google AdWords ad suggestions, ad performance & Doodles

by Barry Schwartz @ SearchCap: Daily Search Engine News Recap

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on and from other places across the web.

The post SearchCap: Google AdWords ad suggestions, ad performance & Doodles appeared first on Search Engine Land.

JM Internet Announces Social Media Marketing Workbook for Small Business Now Available as Audiobook

by Jason McDonald @ JM Internet

San Jose, California – August 25, 2017. The JM Internet Group, a leader in online internet marketing training in SEO, AdWords, and Social Media Marketing, is excited to announce that the popular Social Media Marketing Workbook is now available in audiobook format. The social media book has proven to be an enduring bestseller in the […]

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Strengthening Search and the Future of the Spoken Word

by Sebastien Edgar @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

by Tyson Stockton and Sebastien Edgar    When Google evolves, search quakes. As the search giant, Bing and others tinker (sometimes publicly, sometimes not) with their respective algorithms, marketers must always remain on war footing to respond quickly to the seismic ripples that such actions could bring to their businesses, according to presentations at the […]

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Integrate Google Search Console With Unamo SEO

by Adam Coombs @ Unamo Blog

Now you can integrate your Google Search Console properties with your Unamo SEO Campaign with GSC data storage for up to 2 years! ​​ You’ll have all of your relevant SEO data on one platform to expedite your analytics and decision making processes. ​ The integration will pull all of your data from GSC into […]

Life Beyond Email: Chatbot Marketing

by Matthew Barby @ Matthew Barby

Every marketing channel suffers from fatigue at one stage. Whether this is due to an increase of competition, rising costs […]

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Screaming Frog SEO Spider Update – Version 7.0

by screamingfrog @ Screaming Frog

I’m delighted to announce Screaming Frog SEO Spider version 7.0, codenamed internally as ‘Spiderman’. Since the release of rendered crawling in version 6.0, our development team have been busy working on more new and exciting features. Let’s take a look at what’s new in 7.0. 1) ‘Fetch & Render’ (Rendered...

Unwrapping the Secrets of SEO: Exploring New Frontiers in Search

by Cliff Edwards @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

In the world of search engine optimization, one cardinal rule is to never rest on past successes. Tactics that score today could lead to fumbles tomorrow as Google, Apple and other global search engine providers constantly change the rules of the game. Good technical SEO gets you online. Great data-optimized content keeps you there, as search […]

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How to Build a WordPress Customer Database (For Free, In 3 Steps)

by John Hughes @ ThemeIsle Blog

Maintaining a database of customer information is a smart idea for most businesses. If you have to deal with a lot of customers or clients, it can pay off to keep track of their basic data in one convenient place. That’s where a WordPress customer database can help you out. A database is a centralized collection of information. You can use it to take note of any important details about your customers and their transactions. This has applications far beyond simple organization. For example, you...Continue Reading "How to Build a WordPress Customer Database (For Free, In 3 Steps)"

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Does the Google Interstitials Penalty Impact Your SEO Efforts?

by Andreea Sauciuc @ SEO Blog | cognitiveSEO Blog on SEO Tactics & Strategies

Since the mobile intrusive interstitial ad penalty from January 10h, 2017, there has been a lot of fuss on pop-up, banner and interstitial ads. Google itself announced it will devalue webpages  that use intrusive pop-up and interstitial ads in mobile search.   Is this the end of those types of ads? Is there a Penalty for […]

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Crawl budget: What Does it Mean and How to Optimize it?

by Nikolay Stoyanov @ NikSto.com

Most people have heard of Googlebot, crawling and indexing. Still, it is a topic that is rarely discussed and is usually taken for granted. Nevertheless, it does play a role when it comes to SEO and increasing traffic. In order for content to be crawled, indexed and presented to users in Google, the search engine needs... Continue reading

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Why We’re Killing Searchmetrics Ranking Factors (Hint: Google Made Us)

by Holly Miller @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

We are gathered here to formally acknowledge that Universal Ranking Factors are dead. The new kings of search will be online marketers who master the fact that signals for relevance have been replaced by specific ranking factors based on search intent and industry relevance, according to the Searchmetrics Ranking Factors study, “Rebooting Ranking Factors.” Content […]

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What is the Google Page Importance in SEO?

by Erlé @ OnCrawl : Onsite SEO monitoring tool

Page Importance is an algorithm that determines a score used by Google to classify urls during crawl sessions. Page Importance ranges urls to be explored in order to optimize the crawl budget affected to each site.
To better distribute its crawl expenses, Google needs to prioritize pages it needs to fetch. In that logic of cost optimization, the Mountain View firm has published many patents about crawls scheduling. These patents let us know better understand how your pages are categorized and give perspective to the crawl budget concept – a concept that is differently observed regarding each site, typologies of pages [...]

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Screaming Frog Drinking Bottles Giveaway

by screamingfrog @ Screaming Frog

It’s time for another giveaway. This time, you can win some very cool Screaming Frog aluminium drinking bottles. You’ve probably been told you should drink more (water), so why not keep hydrated in SEOtyle? Sorry. The large capacity (770ml) and twist on lid make them perfect for water at your...

10 Reasons Why China Excites and Scares Online Marketers

by Stephen Bench-Capon @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Ni hao China! For years now, Searchmetrics has helped power the engines of commerce with Research Cloud. Marketers depend on our massive data and knowledge repository to find online content gaps and create strategies to outperform competitors. Today, we’re proud to announce that we’ve closed the one glaring gap in our global coverage. We’ve added Chinese […]

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5 Common Mistakes with Client Reporting

by Katrina @ LSEO Digital Marketing Services

As a digital marketing agency, it’s sometimes difficult to explain to clients or even friends what it is we really do. Well, if you had a few hours we could probably explain the vast number of Google ranking signals that affect your keyword rank, how to optimize a paid social campaign over Facebook, and how...

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Inside the Massive 711 Million Record Onliner Spambot Dump

Inside the Massive 711 Million Record Onliner Spambot Dump

by Troy Hunt @ Troy Hunt

Last week I was contacted by someone alerting me to the presence of a spam list. A big one. That's a bit of a relative term though because whilst I've loaded "big" spam lists into Have I been pwned (HIBP) before, the largest to date has been a

Keeping Old Site Live Can Cause Site Move & Ranking Issues in Google

by Jennifer Slegg @ The SEM Post

Normally when one does a site move – whether for https or moving to an entirely new domain, one of the steps to to redirect all the old site pages to the new ones.  This helps Google match up the old pages to the new ones, as well as transfer all the ranking signals, including […]

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Google Mobile Search is The Future of SEO?

by Nikolay Stoyanov @ NikSto.com

For some time now I’ve been talking about Google’s obsession with mobile-friendly content and sites. In fact, if you don’t have a mobile site your SEO will suffer in 2017 and after. According to news provided by Search Engine Land from 2016, the biggest search engine will start with mobile-first indexing. What is mobile-first index?... Continue reading

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Unwrapping the Secrets of SEO: An Industry Analysis of HTTPS Security

by Jan Grundmann @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Our analysis of the prevalence of HTTPS across different industries in US search results reveals a number of interesting findings: Whilst 46 percent of finance websites communicate with web browsers over HTTPS, only 23% of travel pages and only 12% of publishers use encrypted data transfer. In our latest installment of Unwrapping the Secrets of SEO, we’ll […]

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Free Course: Here's What This Ubiquiti UniFi Stuff Is All About

Free Course: Here's What This Ubiquiti UniFi Stuff Is All About

by Troy Hunt @ Troy Hunt

Last year, I got fed up with my wifi. The coverage was patchy, the devices were unstable (my speed would regularly drop to less than 2Mbps until I restarted the router) and even though it was new gear, it felt just like the gear I'd had a decade ago. Same

Hiring An SEO Expert? Things To Include In Your Checklist

by Al Gomez @ SEO Expert Page

It doesn’t matter what kind of industry you are in. It doesn’t matter whether you have a small, medium or large business. In this very dynamic and diverse marketing world, somehow you need SEO to help you promote your business online. But hiring an SEO expert to help you boost Read More »

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Why Brands Don’t Always Earn Featured Snippets for Their Name in Google

by Jennifer Slegg @ The SEM Post

Should a brand name automatically own the featured snippet for any Google search query that includes their brand name?  And what about if there isn’t a relevant page on the brand’s site to show in relation to the query, but there is on another website?  Should it just go to the best and most relevant […]

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HTTP vs. HTTPS for SEO: What You Need to Know to Stay in Google’s Good Graces

HTTP vs. HTTPS for SEO: What You Need to Know to Stay in Google’s Good Graces


SEO Blog by Ahrefs

Learn how to switch to HTTPS and the SEO advantages of switching such as getting a minor ranking boost from Google, referrer data, security and more.

Guide to Switching from HTTP to HTTPS for SEO - Ignite Visibility

Guide to Switching from HTTP to HTTPS for SEO - Ignite Visibility


Ignite Visibility

The Https/SSL ranking signal is said to only impact an estimated one percent of global searches, but Google says they may strengthen the Https signal overtime. Thus, allowing webmasters an adequate amount of time to migrate their websites from Http to Https.

Marketing Day: E-commerce SEO mistakes, Facebook tests new ad format & interactive native content

by Amy Gesenhues @ Marketing Day – Marketing Land

Here's our recap of what happened in online marketing today, as reported on Marketing Land and other places across the web.

Google's Chrome will add new 'Not secure' warnings later this year

Google's Chrome will add new 'Not secure' warnings later this year


Marketing Land

Have a search box or form on your website that runs over HTTP? You might want to switch your pages over to HTTPS by October.

IMPORTANT Google SEO update news: To HTTP or to HTTPS, that is the question!

by Haider @ We Are Web Design – Web Designer, Melbourne

Google has a long history of infamous algorithm updates and search index changes. While most of these changes are minor, Google occasionally rolls out a "major" algorithmic update (such as Google Panda and Google Penguin) that affects search results in significant ways. For search engine marketers, knowing the dates of these Google updates can help explain [...]

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Local SEO for Small Businesses

by Adam Coombs @ Unamo Blog

Local SEO for Small Businesses The organic search results are already a tough place to fight for top rankings. Local search results? Even harder. Besides traditional SEO, there are a variety of local SEO ranking factors that small businesses and even larger franchises have to worry about when jockeying for the top positions for localized […]

Failing to Scale Will Make Your SEO Pale

by Sebastien Edgar @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

The world of SEO can come in all shapes and sizes, and staffing often depends on how much time and energy your company has to do things on its own. If your business prefers to skip the agency or independent contractor route and keep SEO in-house, you’re not alone. Making such a decision is really […]

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Google’s Universal App Campaigns: Less is More (Or Is It?)

by Jason McDonald @ JM Internet

Google has announced that they are forcibly migrating everyone to their “new” and “improved” Universal App Campaigns (UAC) in Google AdWords.  You can read the propaganda, oops I mean the announcement, here. Google states: To help more advertisers take advantage of these benefits, we’ll be focusing our efforts and moving all AdWords app install campaigns […]

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How To Switch To HTTPS URLs For Optimal SEO - Hall Analysis LLC

How To Switch To HTTPS URLs For Optimal SEO - Hall Analysis LLC


Hall Analysis LLC

Editors note (7/29/2015): In this post the term "Webmasters Tools" is used to describe what Google now calls the "Search Console". While the name of the in

Do AdWords and AdSense Affect SEO Rankings?

by Al Gomez @ SEO Expert Page

Every business at some point will want to advertise. You may shun it now – preferring other alternatives like blogging, online networking, or even simple word-of-mouth – but ads are still effective in grabbing an audience’s attention today. Super Bowl ads for example, increased the chances of a person buying Read More »

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Industry Ranking Factors: The Road to Organic Search Success for Travel Websites

by Stephen Bench-Capon @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

It’s that time of year when the search volume for the term “last minute” peaks, known to travelers in many time zones as “summer.” But for travel industry webmasters, now isn’t the time to head to the sandy shores. It’s never too late to optimize your website and improve your Google rankings. Our latest industry-specific whitepaper is your […]

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How to Migrate Your Website to https Without Losing SEO

How to Migrate Your Website to https Without Losing SEO


reliablesoft.net

This step by step guide will show you how to migrate your WordPress website from http to https without losing your rankings or SEO. To go through the process successfully you will need an SSL certificate and FTP access to your website. Before we get into the technical details, let us first examine what do we mean by ‘migrate your website to https’, why it is important to do so and what is the relationship between https and Google rankings. What is https and SSL Certificate? Let’s start with the basics: What is an SSL Certificate? SSL stands for Secure

Postcards from China: What the Baidu SERPs Look Like

by Marcus Pentzek @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

In my last blog post, I looked at the top players in the Baidu SERPs. Today, I would like to take a closer look at the search results page itself. In what ways is it similar to the Google search results page we know and love? There are some obvious similarities. Just like on Google, […]

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12 Inspiring Workspaces from Awesome Digital Marketers

by Cornelia Cozmiuc @ SEO Blog | cognitiveSEO Blog on SEO Tactics & Strategies

As many of you know, cognitiveSEO likes tackling in-depth, extensive digital marketing topics. We like going all analytical with our blog posts and case studies. There are two reasons behind it. One – to find as many solutions as possible to questions we marketers have. Two – we enjoy to dive deep into research and […]

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Recovering Your Organic Search Traffic from a Web Migration Gone Wrong

by Aleyda Solis @ Aleyda Solis: International SEO Consultant, Speaker & Author

What to do when you do a Web migration without taking SEO into consideration and the site organic search traffic is lost? In my latest Moz post I share a series of validations, questions to ask, data to verify and tools to use, in order to identify the potential errors and issues that might have […]

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Say Goodbye To These Age-Old Optimization Tactics

by Al Gomez @ SEO Expert Page

Over time, we have experienced a lot of changes in the world of digital marketing, especially in search engine optimization. We have to accept the fact that it is no longer an easy-peasy job for us. But we couldn’t blame search engines for making it hard for us. More than Read More »

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Building your Brand in the Web Age

by Kaitlin Adams @ LSEO Digital Marketing Services

In a world of seemingly infinite choice, our purchasing decisions are more often based on the brand affinity of a product than its value or utility. Building a personal or business brand is a tough and time consuming task. Increasing your brand visibility expands your audience reach, increasing your sales in the short-run. Cultivating brand...

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How an SEO Pro Increased His Organic Traffic by 157.80% – Case Study

by Andreea Sauciuc @ SEO Blog | cognitiveSEO Blog on SEO Tactics & Strategies

This is a TRUE & SUCCESSFUL story from the SEO strategist Jason Acidre – Co-founder at Xight Interactive, written and documented by himself.   From position #12 to position #5 in under 30 days. It’s definitely a huge thing, especially for consultants and site owners who are looking to get even more productive in the […]

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HTTPS Encryption - What is the impact of TLS/SSL on Rankings? -

HTTPS Encryption - What is the impact of TLS/SSL on Rankings? -


Searchmetrics SEO Blog

We have made a new analysis of HTTP vs. HTTPS and it seems as using a secure connection could be an advantage for webmasters in different perspectives – both from the point of SEO and to user-trust-signal it conveys. In August 2014, Google announced the secure connection to be an official ranking signal. Our recent …

Google Adds AdWords Ads in Local Knowledge Panel in Test

by Jennifer Slegg @ The SEM Post

Google is now adding AdWords ads directly into the local knowledge panel in a new test in the Google search results.  The ads appear immediately below the business description, and before it lists relevant information such as location, address and hours in a test Google is running in the search results.  This is a huge […]

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Google Mobile Update: Everything You Need To Know

by Marcus Tober @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

The Google Mobile Update, announced at the end of February – Release: April 21, 2015 – makes mobile friendliness a Ranking Factor and means significant effects on rankings in mobile search results. This update is expected to be larger than Panda and Penguin. Websites that are not mobile-friendly are highly vulnerable to losing rankings and […]

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How to Recover Your Facebook Shares after Moving from HTTP to HTTPS

How to Recover Your Facebook Shares after Moving from HTTP to HTTPS


SEO Blog | cognitiveSEO Blog on SEO Tactics & Strategies

Facebook shares lost after moving from HTTP to HTTPS ? Get them back now!

How to Optimize the Product Pages of Your Ecommerce Website

by Joydeep Bhattacharya @ Unamo Blog

Someone may perform a Google search for an item in your store, but unless that product’s page is optimized correctly, they may not be able to find it easily in the search results. So, unless you wish to miss out on potential visitors, you should make sure your product pages are optimized. The recommendations below […]

22 Ways To Analyse Logs Using The Log File Analyser

by screamingfrog @ Screaming Frog

Log Files are an incredibly powerful, yet underutilised way to gain valuable insights about how each search engine crawls your site. They allow you to see exactly what the search engines have experienced, over a period of time. Logs remove the guesswork, and the data allows you to view exactly...

WhatsApp Announces New Business App

by John E Lincoln @ Ignite Visibility

WhatsApp is changing the way it does business. This article takes a dive into the who’s, what’, and why’s of the latest news from WhatsApp. Brands will be seeing big changes in the way they use WhatsApp. Though used less widely in the US, the app is currently the most popular messaging app in the...

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Recapping Digital Summit: With Content, It’s the Heart that Matters

by Jordan Koene @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

With last week’s Digital Summit Los Angeles now in the rear-view mirror, it should be clear why the theme, “transforming the future of the digital commerce ecosystem,” only hinted at the sweeping changes digital marketers are facing. New rules are challenging them to get more creative in reaching customers. The April 5th – 6th summit, […]

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Pastes on Have I Been Pwned Are No Longer Publicly Listed

Pastes on Have I Been Pwned Are No Longer Publicly Listed

by Troy Hunt @ Troy Hunt

Over the weekend, a Have I Been Pwned (HIBP) subscriber contacted me after they found their Spotify credentials online. It turns out that this particular woman went searching for her specific password after finding "some guy listening to Mexican music from a foreign device on my acct". In

Scaling Engagement: 5 Strategies to Connect With More Customers

by Today's Industry Insider @ The Kissmetrics Marketing Blog

There’s 24 hours in a day. With customer engagement as your priority, it can seem like an impossible feat to connect with your audience on a daily basis. Tara Walpert Levy, managing director at Google, writes: “In the accelerating swirl of chaos, excitement, and yes, sometimes fear, the brands that win will prioritize engagement over […]

Visibility Guard (beta): preemptive loss prevention via automatic monitoring

by Jan Grundmann @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

With the brand new Visibility Guard, Searchmetrics has developed an innovative solution for monitoring the on-page performance of your web projects. By regularly crawling your most important pages, Visibility Guard automatically shields you against any losses in traffic and conversions; critical on-page areas are detected and an automatic alert system means you can react before […]

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Don't Take Security Advice from SEO Experts or Psychics

Don't Take Security Advice from SEO Experts or Psychics

by Troy Hunt @ Troy Hunt

As best I understand it, one of the most effective SEO things you can do is to repeat all the important words on your site down the bottom of the page. To save it from looking weird, you make the text the same colour as the background so people can't

Postcards from China: Branding and Creating Chinese Names for International Companies

by Marcus Pentzek @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

A company’s name is the most ubiquitous part of its brand. It’s what people type into Google, it’s on business cards, stationery and coffee cups. Even when a logo is universally-recognized, people see the swoosh and instantly think the name, “Nike.” That’s why a name is so important. That’s why Anderson Consulting spent a reported […]

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Browser Type and Its Impact Google Search Rankings

by Jennifer Slegg @ The SEM Post

Does your site rank better or worse based on which browser someone is using when they search in Google?  Do algos impact sites differently in different browsers?  What about mobile browsers?  Or does Google not take browser differences into account when deciding to rank sites. The question came up in the most recent Google Webmaster […]

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SEO Case Study: 18,867.14% More Organic Traffic in Just 6 Months Revealed!

by Al Gomez @ SEO Expert Page

Take a look below: increasing organic traffic, lower bounce rate? Maybe you’re wondering now but we will further reveal more about this on this SEO Case study. Somewhat, this is too good to be true, but YES this is REAL and it’s POSSIBLE. The stats above are from our client’s search Read More »

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SEO-lar Eclipse: The Future of SEO

by Katrina @ LSEO Digital Marketing Services

Don’t look too close or you’ll go blind! The future of SEO is largely a kaleidoscopic image without clarity or foresight of what the future will bring. From print advertising to the evolution of SEO, we’ve seen new formats eclipse previous ones. Yet, the same principles persist. As AI and deep learning fill more prodigious...

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2017 is the Year Google HTTPS Ranking Gets Real | SangFroid Web, LLC

2017 is the Year Google HTTPS Ranking Gets Real | SangFroid Web, LLC


SangFroid Web, LLC

2017 is the year Google HTTPS Ranking gets real teeth. Learn how your website credibility and SEO will be affected by not converting to HTTPS/SSL.

Search Experience Optimization: Is It Time to Rebrand SEO?

by Marcus Tober @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

You can’t deny that SEO – both as a practice and as an industry – has gotten a bad rap over the past few years. In fact, some would say that SEO has never had a great reputation, even in its heyday. I think there has always been this idea that somehow SEO is just […]

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Rotate OpenSSH Certificates on AWS Amazon Linux or Ubuntu

by Tim @ PTS: Technical Consulting

OpenSSH certificates are used to authenticate you against your server, so you can log in to administer your server. It’s a good idea to rotate OpenSSH certificates occasionally, in case they’ve someone been released or compromised. This isn’t something AWS can do for you, so you have to do it manually.…

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How To Fetch & Render (Almost) Any Site

by screamingfrog @ Screaming Frog

From time to time, we’ve struggled to get access to Google Search Console quickly from a client to perform a fetch and render. Or, we’ve just wanted to perform a fetch and render on a third party site that isn’t verified to us, to understand how it renders, or test...

Smart Reporting: Create Role Specific Reports in Seconds

by Jordan Koene @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Good, insightful reports are essential to online business. Depending on the user the KPIs that need to be integrated are different: A CMO needs a high level overview, whereas a SEO needs a detailed report. What sounds easy is often very difficult in practice – and time consuming.   If you have experience creating reports […]

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Domain Slamming…Don’t Fall Victim

by Liz Eisworth @ SangFroid Web, LLC

Domain Scams are still alive & well in 2017.

We’ve heard recently from two clients who got hit with a Domain Slamming scheme. When we wrote this article several years ago, the bulk of the Domain Scams arrived via regular mail. Now they arrive via email and even social media.

Learn what you need to know to avoid falling victim to this scam.

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The Basics to a Great Author Website

by admin @ We Are Web Design – Web Designer, Melbourne

I strongly advocate all authors start and maintain a website as part of their long-term marketing efforts and ongoing platform development. But one of the first questions raised when you get started is: What exactly goes on your author site—especially if you’re so far unpublished? Before I answer that question in detail, I’ll set a few ground rules: Use WordPress. Especially [...]

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Why the Webmaster Won’t Wink at Wicked Widgets

by Sebastien Edgar @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Sun-soaked beaches, cheap hotels and panoramic city views are a staple of online travel sites worldwide. So too are those wicked widgets, clickable badges with multiple links back to anchor text – the visible and clickable text in a hyperlink. While some are useful, rental and travel sites quickly learned they also could be profitable. […]

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Will Pay Per Lead Overtake Traditional SEO?

by Keith Hodges @ OnCrawl : Onsite SEO monitoring tool

Search engine optimisation is now an industry with a history, we can plot timelines on changes in approach, algorithms and perception and use this knowledge of the industry to determine what comes next. The SEO industry is now old enough to have ‘traditions’ – the set markers, standards and principles that an SEO agency or in-house SEO team will work towards. However, in the last year changing trends suggests traditions might be set to change, with SEO moving heavily towards Pay Per Lead (PPL).

What is Traditional SEO?

The idea of traditional SEO has at its core some key elements:

Improve rankings
Increase traffic
Drive [...]

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Google Says They Don’t Rank Large Sites Better

by Jaclyn Simek Landers @ Hall Analysis LLC

John Mueller of Google shared recently that there is no correlation between the size of a site and their rankings. According to his tweet from September 6th, he responded to a tweet by saying that there was no designed correlation between site size and rankings. This comment shared information relevant to the findings from a […]

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How Can Blogger Outreach Service Help Your Site SEO?

by Nikolay Stoyanov @ NikSto.com

When we talk about best ways to do SEO for your blog, we usually focus on number and quality of links. This shouldn’t be surprising given they are the most relevant factor for Google search engine. This gave rise to link building as one of the most popular online services. Have in mind that there... Continue reading

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How to Whitelist IP Addresses in WordPress to Restrict Login Access (via .htaccess)

by John Hughes @ ThemeIsle Blog

Securing your WordPress website is one of your most critical management duties. A lot of websites find themselves the targets of random attacks, and if yours makes it onto that list, your site and its data could be at risk. To help avoid this problem, one security tip is to learn how to whitelist IP addresses in WordPress. This feature makes it so that only the people you trust will have access to your dashboard. It works at the server level, so anyone who tries...Continue Reading "How to Whitelist IP Addresses in WordPress to Restrict Login Access (via .htaccess)"

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Mobile Ranking Factors 2015: The Rise of Mobile Search

by Daniel Furch @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Seldom has the hype surrounding a Google update been so feverish as was the case with the infamous mobile-friendly update. Let me set the scene. Once upon time, back in early April, the mighty Google decreed that sites that do not pass its new mobile-friendly test shall be banished from its mobile kingdom, ahem, rankings, […]

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Hone your internal link structure with Link Optimization

by Jordan Koene @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Crawling websites, analyzing them technically and optimizing them based of these findings is standard procedure when it comes to improving online performance. Today, I would like to introduce a new, data-driven solution for optimizing internal link structure: Searchmetrics Link Optimization. On-page optimization is multi-layered: one layer is analyzing individual subpages in order to identify errors […]

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HTTPS Encryption – What is the impact of TLS/SSL on Rankings?

by Marcus Tober @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

We have made a new analysis of HTTP vs. HTTPS and it seems as using a secure connection could be an advantage for webmasters in different perspectives – both from the point of SEO and to user-trust-signal it conveys. In August 2014, Google announced the secure connection to be an official ranking signal. Our recent […]

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Anchor Text Optimization: What Should You Know in 2017?

by Nikolay Stoyanov @ NikSto.com

If you’re a search engine optimization newbie, you probably heard somewhere that anchor text can help you rank in Google. Unfortunately, this was very much true several years ago. Nowadays, anchor texts are something that doesn’t affect your rankings as much as it can lead to a penalty. They can easily harm your blog so... Continue reading

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“Programmatic is the future of the digital ad industry.”

by Giles @ ExoClick

Benjamin Fonzé CEO and founder of ExoClick, is interviewed by the eShow Magazine and talks about ExoClick’s new Ad Exchange. Click to read the full interview.

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Site Navigation & Google SEO

by Jennifer Slegg @ The SEM Post

Site navigation is one of those areas that has many facets of importance when it comes to both SEO and usability.  A good site navigation makes it easier for Google to crawl and index a site, but it also needs to be usable for visitors to the site, since many use that same navigation to […]

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Google Sends “Violating Ad Experiences” Violation Notices to Site Owners

by Jennifer Slegg @ The SEM Post

Google has begun sending out a new warning related to the Ad Experience Report added earlier this year.  The violation notices warn of specific infractions related to the Better Ads Coalition with the way site owners have implemented ads on both desktop and mobile sites. This new violation does require site owners to file a […]

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How to Rank Number One in Google in 2017

How to Rank Number One in Google in 2017


Matthew Barby

An analysis of 1 million URLs ranking on page 1 of Google to determine the factors that contribute to higher rankings in the search engines.

Complete Guide - How to Migrate from HTTP to HTTPS

Complete Guide - How to Migrate from HTTP to HTTPS


KeyCDN Blog

Looking to migrate your site from HTTP to HTTPS? Follow this comprehensive 14-part guide that walks you through everything you need to do.

6 SEO Mistakes That'll Put You on Google's Naughty List

6 SEO Mistakes That'll Put You on Google's Naughty List


Smart Blogger

Did you know Google can make your blog disappear from its search results? Here are the six mistakes most likely to land you on their naughty list.

Competitive Keywords: Own Yours, Discover Others with New Tool

by Helen Shaughnessy @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

  In the world of search, knowledge is power. Good keywords leave you fighting for a seat at the table, and then battling for scraps with potentially thousands of competitors. Great keywords mean you get served the best cuts of meat in your own private dining room. Trouble is, it’s been painfully tedious to figure […]

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Considering Migration to Magento 2.X? Here’s What You Need..

by Sahaj Sharma @ Cueblog

The proliferation of e-Commerce platforms has provided marketers with numerous options for their online stores. However, it is Magento that truly stands out among the rest. It is one of the best open-source platforms trusted by the merchants thus far. … Continue reading

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How to Set Open Graph Tags in WordPress

by Liz Eisworth @ SangFroid Web, LLC

There are many ways to set Open Graph Tags in WordPress, but following is a list of some of the popular plugin options that help in setting Open Graph tags in a WordPress website.

Learn how to set Open Graph tags »

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Job Openings at CueBlocks

by Nosheen @ Cueblog

We are scouting for talent for the following job openings. And you could be the one hired for one of the positions, above. Get in touch with us at careers@cueblocks.com or find out more at https://www.cueblocks.com/work-at-cb.php

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Google Panda Update 4.2: Are there any results yet?

by Marcus Tober @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

After ten long months since the last Panda update, it seems that Google has begun its roll-out of Panda 4.2. We have completed a rapid analysis to present the first winners and losers after this update in this week’s SEO Visibility. The roll-out of this Panda update is expected to take several months to be […]

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SEO considerations when moving from HTTP to HTTPS | Branded3

SEO considerations when moving from HTTP to HTTPS | Branded3


Branded3

Back in March 2014, Matt Cutts gave the audience at SMX West a little tip that making a site secure (i.e. using Secure Sockets Layer or SSL encryption) was

How to WordPress: Last Updated Date for Posts & Pages

by Deepak Singla @ TemplateToaster Blog

Many of the readers ask me about the common problem they are facing. The problem is that the most of the WordPress posts and pages bear the published date but not the WordPress last updated date. Many of such websites use the WordPress that regularly updates the old articles. For them, WordPress last updated date is an important information. But unfortunately, WordPress themes bear only the last published date.

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Return of the Phantom: Google’s Phantom II Update

by Kevin Indig @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

In the beginning of May 2015, webmasters far and wide witnessed severe traffic fluctuations, with some sites losing over 50% of their traffic! Clearly, Google had changed something, but what? Because of the initial uncertainty, it was called the “Phantom Update” (II). In this post, I’ll provide you with Searchmetrics data to shed more light […]

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Universal Search 2015: An Analysis of Google.com

by Daniel Furch @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

The annual average for 2014: Google has enriched 80% of all keyword queries with additional integrations of the Universal Search. Once again, we have  analyzed the precise developments according to absolute and relative growth for Videos, Images, News, Maps and Shopping this year, which we present  in a new white paper that is free to download. […]

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SearchCap: Bing fact checking, Google mobile tips & Bing agency awards

by Barry Schwartz @ SearchCap: Daily Search Engine News Recap

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web.

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Google Testing Review Snippets in Local Pack in Search Results

by Jennifer Slegg @ The SEM Post

Google is testing a new feature that would show partial review snippets within the local pack.  The snippets show up both in the regular local pack as well as once someone clicks the “more places” to view the longer list of local businesses.  When the test is active, it shows a short snippet from one […]

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Need a Mobile App? Pick One from a Google App Pack

by Helen Shaughnessy @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

    Mobile search surpassed desktop search last April and hasn’t looked back.  The mobile discovery mechanism has changed too. Where once you were lucky to get discovered by being an Editor’s Pick in an app store or on a Top 10 list at Lifehacker and elsewhere, Google is taking steps to put search in […]

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The Difference Between On-Site SEO & Off-Site SEO

by admin @ We Are Web Design – Web Designer, Melbourne

Many businesses with an online presence now understand the need for implementing an SEO strategy. But search engine optimisation is a broad area of activity, and many specialist tactics and strategies are used by SEO companies. It can be confusing or difficult to manage SEO campaigns without breaking things down into logical categories. Generally speaking, SEO [...]

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ExoClick kicks off September with three key trade shows

by Giles @ ExoClick

Team ExoClick has a busy month in September, we will be attending trade shows in Amsterdam, Cologne and Prague! Find out about our new Ad Exchange, RTB Programmatic, Native advertising, Membership site traffic and more!

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Your SEO Team is Not Oprah: 5 Realizations of an SEO Newbie

by Pearl Qiao Xu @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

As a fresh intern for Searchmetrics, I’ve spent the past week in meetings, doing online research, and reading Jessica Bowman’s The New SEO Management Handbook to familiarize myself with the rapidly growing and changing industry of online marketing. Enterprise-level SEO expert since 2002, Bowman is a trusted adviser to some of  the biggest brands online, […]

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John Lincoln of Ignite Visibility Nominated for Search Marketer of The Year (Press Release)

by John E Lincoln @ Ignite Visibility

Ignite Visibility Press Release The following is a press release. JOHN LINCOLN OF IGNITE VISIBILITY NOMINATED FOR SEARCH MARKETER OF THE YEAR BY SEARCH ENGINE LAND The internationally recognized Landy Awards honor the best in digital marketing San Diego, CA, September 19, 2017 – Search Engine Land, the leading search marketing industry publication, recently included...

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Top 5 WordPress Infinite Scroll Plugins Comparison (2017)

by Param Chahal @ TemplateToaster Blog

When you reach the bottom of a web page, the more content is uploaded automatically; this is known as infinite scrolling. You might have seen such websites in which when you reach the end of one page, it uploads more content automatically without your intervention. For example - Facebook. It gives the better browsing experience to the user hence became the latest trend. But now the question arises, are the infinite scroll Wordpress plugins good for your site?

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Arq Backup Review v5 – Windows & MacOS

by Tim @ PTS: Technical Consulting

Arq Backup 5 is tool made to back up your Windows or Mac PC locally or to various online storage services. This article is an Arq Backup Review of version 5.7.23 on a Windows 10 PC. You can also read our introduction to backups, which includes recommendations for backup products and online backup tools. Contents…

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SearchCap: Google iOS app trends, difficult clients & content SEO

by Barry Schwartz @ SearchCap: Daily Search Engine News Recap

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on and from other places across the web.

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SEO Benefits of .com Versus Everything Else

by Jordan Koene @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Should you go with a .com, .info, .org or dot-something else? Except in very rare instances, it’s almost always best to go with a .com domain name. Sure, you might need to do a .gov or a .edu, but for the vast majority of businesses a .com in your URL is best—for the reasons you […]

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AMP Ads Load Faster: Phase 2 Complete Claims AMP Blog

by Mark Dymond @ LSEO Digital Marketing Services

The Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) blog announced they’ve completed phase 2 of 3 of their plans to make online ads faster and safer. AMP ads now feature ‘Fast Fetch’ rendering which make AMP ads, as well as non-AMP ads on an AMP document, much faster. Google’s quest to create a “de facto” ad format for...

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JM Internet Announces The Password Book is Now Available on Amazon

by Jason McDonald @ JM Internet

San Jose, California – September 5, 2017. The JM Internet Group, a leader in online internet marketing training in SEO, AdWords, and Social Media Marketing, is excited to announce that the company’s latest book, The Password Book, is now available on Amazon. The book explains how to improve Internet security for the average user by […]

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Solution – Google reCAPTCHA V2 Problem – Works in Internet Explorer but not Firefox or Chrome

by Tim @ PTS: Technical Consulting

Today I had a Google reCAPTCHA V2 problem – it was only working in Internet Explorer (IE), but not Firefox or Chrome. Short Answer: Content Security Policy (CSP) was blocking the resources from loading or displaying. I was a bit puzzled today, I deployed a new version of code for…

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Updated List of Best Google AdWords Books for 2017 Announced by JM Internet Group

by Jason McDonald @ JM Internet

San Jose, California – August 2, 2017. The JM Internet Group, a leader in online internet marketing training in SEO, AdWords, and Social Media Marketing, is excited to announce its updated list of the best books on Google AdWords for 2017. The list of best books that explain the Google advertising platform is updated twice […]

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All You Need To Know For Moving To HTTPS

All You Need To Know For Moving To HTTPS


Online.Marketing

Learn how to move a website from HTTP to HTTPS. In-depth SEO guide written by a former Google Search Quality team member Fili Wiese.

How to Choose a Domain Name for Your Business Website

by Nikolay Stoyanov @ NikSto.com

New domains usually struggle to find a perfect name that will represent their business, strengthen their marketing and help them rank in Google. Have in mind that dot com companies are much more different that the regular brick-and-mortar ones. Their success is often attributed to how people perceive their online organization. Given that web visitors... Continue reading

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Google AdWords Beta Feature Creates New Ads… & Auto Enables Them

by Jennifer Slegg @ The SEM Post

There is a new Google AdWords beta that is causing some concern among advertisers – namely that Google will suggest new ads to run that it feels will perform well.  But if the advertiser doesn’t respond to those suggestions within 14 days, instead of removing them, Google will instead automatically enable those ads and start […]

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Correlation vs. causality and the Ranking Factors infographic

by Jan Grundmann @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

This year we introduced a brave new type of infographic in our annual Ranking Factors Study. We are really pleased about all the positive feedback we received for the deck of cards design. Nevertheless, many friends of Searchmetrics have expressed difficulty in correctly interpreting it. Hence this post. Let us briefly delve into the curious, […]

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NEW: Mobile SEO Visibility – Prepare yourself for the huge Google Mobile Update on April 21st

by Marcus Tober @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

How my website performs in mobile searches on smartphones is increasingly different to my desktop performance. Particularly now that Google has announced it will release an update on April 21st, which will have a significant impact on websites that are NOT mobile friendly. According to Google Webmaster Trends Analyst Zineb Ait Bahajji the coming Mobile […]

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Penguin Update 4.0 – Our Impact Analysis

by Stephen Bench-Capon @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Google is loosening its chains: Thanks to Penguin 4.0, numerous websites, which had previously been targeted by the filter for web spam or their backlink structure, have now seen a considerable increase in their SEO visibility. Backlink auditing, negative SEO and link reviews – these are the areas where we can expect Penguin, now integrated […]

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Google Ignores Geo Meta Tags in Regular Search Results

by Jennifer Slegg @ The SEM Post

Geo meta tags are a meta tag that many SEOs are unfamiliar with, unless they work in local SEO or with sites with a multiple geolocations.  But does Google use those meta tags, especially in leui of better signals, such as hreflag? The meta tags in question, are the geo location meta tags: <meta name=”geo.position” […]

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Sun Tzu’s Art of Online Warfare: The Great Keyword Battles

by Sebastien Edgar @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

“Know your enemy and know yourself and you can fight a hundred battles without disaster.” – Sun Tzu Or to put it in a more modern context: Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. The same principle applies in the online world. You’re battling for eyeballs and dollars by using unique sets of keywords […]

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Google SEO: 4 New Things You Need to Know About

Google SEO: 4 New Things You Need to Know About


Elegant Themes

The SEO landscape is ever-changing, and for those vying for the top spots in search engine rankings it represents a constantly moving target. Therefore, it’s hugely important to stay abreast of any relevant Search Engine Optimization (SEO) news. What’s more, with organic search being such a huge...

RankBrain, AI, and the Evolving Anatomy of Google

by Tom Wells @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Google has created a buzz in the online community by revealing that part of its search algorithm now operates on a machine learning basis, namely RankBrain. Not only this, but the previously unknown RankBrain has been confirmed as the third most important ranking signal for generating search results. This is a significant development as the […]

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Unwrapping the Secrets of SEO: Optimizing for the Smart Speaker Wars

by Jordan Koene @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Are you ready for your oral exams? The new smart speaker voice assistant category could be the biggest test yet for companies relying on the world of online search to make money. But don’t count on simply tweaking your existing search engine optimization strategies to succeed. In our latest Unwrapping the Secrets of SEO, we detail some […]

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How to Add a Call Now Button to WordPress That’s Touch-Friendly on Mobile

by John Hughes @ ThemeIsle Blog

If your site’s main goal is to attract new customers, then you’ll need to make yourself available so potential leads can contact you. There are several ways to do this, including through contact forms, emails, and … learning how to add a call now button to your website. That last method is particularly handy for mobile sites, since users will be able to call you directly from their phones with the tap of a finger. It’s even better than simply displaying your phone number because...Continue Reading "How to Add a Call Now Button to WordPress That’s Touch-Friendly on Mobile"

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Engineering Content Serendipity and Loyalty at Collision

by Holly Miller @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

collision | kəˈliZHən/ | noun an instance of one moving object or person striking violently against another. Synonyms: crash, accident, impact, smash, bump, hit, fender bender, wreck, pileup An  event of two or more records being assigned the same identifier or location in memory. From the definition above, Collision sounds like something that should be avoided all […]

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The HTTP to HTTPs Migration Checklist in Google Docs to Share, Copy & Download

The HTTP to HTTPs Migration Checklist in Google Docs to Share, Copy & Download


Aleyda Solis: International SEO Consultant, Speaker & Author

Avoid HTTP to HTTPS Web migration SEO mistakes with this easy to follow checklist with tasks to do before, during and after it. Check it out!

Why Is Google Punishing Media for Old Content?

by Jordan Koene @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

It hasn’t been a good week for the publishing industry. More than two dozen of some of the biggest brands in media, including Apple, The New York Times, The Washington Post and Time Inc., experienced steep plunges in online visibility, caused by what we suspect are sweeping changes Google is making to branded search results. […]

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#SummerSEO Contest: win OnCrawl gifts all summer long!

by Sarah @ OnCrawl : Onsite SEO monitoring tool

Summertime equals playtime! That’s why we are launching our #SummerSEO Twitter contest to entertain you during July and August months! Try to win our top prize: 2 months OnCrawl Advanced (crawl+logs) & a personalized call with one of our OnCrawl SEO expert to walk you through all our functionalities! We also have weekly prizes: 1 month Pro Plan (value of 24,9 euros). Of course, all our prizes include our famous OnCrawl goodies → tshirt, stickers, sunglasses, etc.

How it works and how to participate?

Every week (for the following 8 weeks), a GIF and a hangman will illustrate an SEO term that you’ll [...]

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Inside the Making of Searchmetrics Visibility Guard

by Helen Shaughnessy @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

  Here at Searchmetrics, we spend a lot of time listening to customers – gathering feedback to improve features of the service. We’re big fans of agile development, using our beta program to test and drive customer-requested improvements into our software before rolling out to a broader set of customers. Thanks to the support of […]

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How to Grow a Successful Career in Marketing

by Matthew Barby @ Matthew Barby

How do I land a senior position at an awesome company? How do I learn tactics that nobody else is […]

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Updated Google Quality Rater Guidelines: International Search Results & Conspiracy Theories

by Jennifer Slegg @ The SEM Post

Google has once again very quietly updated their Google Quality Rater Guidelines with a brand new version.   This update comes as the third update this year so far (following ones in March and May), only months after we saw major changes with fake news. There are some notable changes, especially for those SEOs who […]

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CloudBerry Backup Review – Windows, MacOS, Linux

by Tim @ PTS: Technical Consulting

CloudBerry Backup is a versatile backup tool for Microsoft Windows, MacOS, and Linux. Today I’m going to do a Cloudberry Backup Review of the Desktop Pro version 5.6.0.182 on Windows 10. You can also read our introduction to backups, which includes recommendations for backup products and online backup tools. Contents Summary Features and…

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Actionable Steps To Do A Social Media Competitive Analysis

by John E Lincoln @ Ignite Visibility

Social media results less than stellar? We’ll let you in on a little secret: it’s not all that hard to fix (usually). In this article, we tell you how to do a social media competitive analysis. With this data, you will be back on track fast. This article will take you through all the steps...

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How the Trump-Russia Data Machine Games Google to Fool Americans

How the Trump-Russia Data Machine Games Google to Fool Americans


pastemagazine.com

"Will this truth be so painful, so humiliating, so devastating to our identities that it sends us running straight for the warmth of the barrels gunning us down?"

Automated Marketing Report Software and Technical SEO Audits

Automated Marketing Report Software and Technical SEO Audits


SEO Analysis & Online Marketing Report Software by Raven

Save time, money and frustration with online marketing reports that don't get easier than this. Send client reports for SEO, Social and PPC with Raven.

Screaming Frog SEO Spider Update – Version 8.0

by screamingfrog @ Screaming Frog

I’m excited to announce the release of Screaming Frog SEO Spider 8.0, codenamed internally as ‘All J’s must go’. Our team have been busy in development working on some exciting new features, so let’s get straight to it, and talk about what’s new in version 8.0. 1) Updated User Interface...

Unwrapping the Secrets of SEO: Planes, Trains and Search Optimization

by Sebastien Edgar @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

The summer is in full swing, Searchmetrics is releasing its new Travel Industry Ranking Factors report, and planes, trains and automobiles are on many consumers’ minds. So it seems that now would be as good a time as any to take a crack at Unwrapping the Secrets of SEO for travel aggregator websites such as TripAdvisor, Yelp […]

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8 Native advertising tips for advertisers

by Giles @ ExoClick

ExoClick has been testing this format for over 2 months now and as a result we have created some great tips to help you start generating conversions with this format on our platform: 1 Images The CTR and performance can vary a lot from one creative to another, make sure to upload many different creatives. […]

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Finance Ranking Factors: How Bankrate Uses Relevant Content To Perform on Google

by Stephen Bench-Capon @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

The latest Searchmetrics ranking factors study shows how relevant content is vital for finance industry websites looking to perform on Google search. Finance is the subject of a Searchmetrics series of ranking factor studies that focus on a specific industry. Amongst the findings, the analysis shows that relevant, structured content is even more vital for […]

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Searchmetrics Content Experience: The Writer’s View

by Stephen Bench-Capon @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

One of the features of our new Searchmetrics Content Experience (SCE) we’re particularly proud of is the way it raises the efficiency of collaboration throughout an organization. This is obviously a huge benefit for the content owner, the person responsible for publication, but what about for the writers themselves? Here, we explore what it’s like […]

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Google AdWords: Thank You for Thinking for Me! (NOT!)

by Jason McDonald @ JM Internet

As you may know, Google is rolling out a new feature in AdWords. New, auto-generated ads! This is part of the company’s push towards “artificial” intelligence, and just as in the same way that saccharin tastes “just like” sugar, so Google’s “artificial” intelligence is just like the real thing!  Except that it leaves a bad […]

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SEO-Friendly HTTPS Migration Guide (Includes Checklist)

SEO-Friendly HTTPS Migration Guide (Includes Checklist)


Clickseed

This is an essential guide for migrating your site from HTTP to HTTPS. Includes an SEO-friendly migration checklist to help preserve your search traffic.

Digital Marketing Company

by Kent Mauresmo @ SEO Noble

Digital Marketing Company Los Angeles: SEO Noble Are you looking for a digital marketing company in Los Angeles? First you have to understand what digital marketing is, and what to expect from a digital marketing agency. Digital marketing is exactly what it sounds like; it’s marketing in the digital world which is online or the internet. Digital marketing includes things like: SEO (search engine optimization) Pay Per Click Marketing (Adwords,

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SearchCap: SEO content audits, a search marketer’s view of Facebook & a link study

by Amy Gesenhues @ SearchCap: Daily Search Engine News Recap

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web.

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How to Measure the Success of Your SEO Efforts

by Cornelia Cozmiuc @ SEO Blog | cognitiveSEO Blog on SEO Tactics & Strategies

SEO, like business and life, is all about constant improvement – and improvement is only possible when something can be measured.   Measuring SEO, however, is often easier said than done.   There is a staggering number of components and variables in the SEO efforts and several metrics are needed to gauge success. The complexity […]

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International Yoga Day @ CueBlocks

by Ketaky @ Cueblog

So this International Yoga day all of us at CueBlocks, for an hour, practiced some yoga asanas. And it was more than just lunging forward, raising, and stretching arms. We got to experience and learn about Yog Nidra, different breathing … Continue reading

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Google Brand-eCommerce “Update” causing fluctuations

by Marcus Tober @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

In the recent days the rumors of a new Google update went viral. Many webmasters have seen ranking fluctuations, but so far Google has not provided any detailed information. We had a look at the changes on search engine results pages, which mainly affect brands e-commerce and apparently mobile rankings. Both developments seem to not […]

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How to Optimize WordPress Robots.txt File for Better SEO

by Bill Widmer @ ThemeIsle Blog

If you’re wondering how to optimize WordPress robots.txt file for better SEO, you’ve come to the right place. In this quick guide, I’ll explain what a robots.txt file is, why it’s important to improve your search rankings, and how to make edits to it and submit it to Google. Let’s dive in! What is a WordPress robots.txt file and do I need to worry about it? A robots.txt file is a file on your site that allows you to deny search engines access to certain...Continue Reading "How to Optimize WordPress Robots.txt File for Better SEO"

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Online Reputation Management – Managing online brand experience through Search and Content Optimization

by Daniel Furch @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Reputation matters. People buy brands they trust and read news they believe. When the BBC publishes a story about Antarctic penguins flying to South America, people believe it because of the broadcaster’s strong reputation for credibility. April Fool’s jokes are themselves a tool to add percentage points to a corporation’s reputation as likeable, friendly and […]

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Migrating to HTTPs - A step by Step SEO guide

Migrating to HTTPs - A step by Step SEO guide


OnCrawl : Onsite SEO monitoring tool

HTTPs has become a major concern in the SEO sphere recently. The Google initiative aims at offering a more secure web by encouraging website owners to migrate to HTTPs. While switching to HTTPs can...

Google Starts Giving A Ranking Boost To Secure HTTPS/SSL Sites

Google Starts Giving A Ranking Boost To Secure HTTPS/SSL Sites


Search Engine Land

Google To Give Secure Sites A Ranking Boost Google has announced that going HTTPS -- adding a SSL 2048-bit key certificate on your site -- will give you a

Do You Have a Google Business Listings?

by Kent Mauresmo @ SEO Noble

If you’re a local business owner, then you need to take advantage of local business listings. Google, Yahoo, and Bing will always show business listings before their organic search results. Getting your business listing ranked on the first page of Google can make a huge difference for your business and increase phone calls and sales. We’re continually optimizing and split testing different SEO strategies that have worked very well for

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The Password Book: Free Offer (Limited Supplies)

by Jason McDonald @ JM Internet

I have a new book out – THE PASSWORD BOOK – and I’d like to offer you the first wave of zero cost copies. Did you know that YOU are the weakest link in your Internet security? This book is a place to write down passwords, but more importantly it explains the basics of Internet scams […]

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The best tools to check for new links

by Kerry McGreene @ Branded3

Jason wrote an interesting post about Google Trends being gamed for political gain and I thought it was interesting to see think about whether it could be done.

Why You Should NOT Ignore Local SEO, Not Today

by Al Gomez @ SEO Expert Page

In a span of years, the way small businesses can run its operation and successfully tap into the market has changed. Thanks to several updates and improvements in search engines, it is now easier for consumers to find businesses, products and services which they need and these have also change Read More »

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Chatbot Marketing: Is It the Strategy of the Future ?

by Adrian Cojocariu @ SEO Blog | cognitiveSEO Blog on SEO Tactics & Strategies

There’s a big hype going on about chatbots. If you’ve heard of them but aren’t quite sure what exactly they are or how they work, you’re in the right place.   This article will explain what chatbots are and how they can help you take your digital marketing to the next level. I’m not using “to […]

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Clinton vs Trump 2016: SEO and Content Performance in the US Presidential Election Campaign

by Stephen Bench-Capon @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

The 2016 Race for the White House is nearing an end. From the first caucuses in Iowa in February, the Democratic and Republican parties each whittled down their lists of candidates, with each settling on their chosen nominee. On November 8, either Hillary Rodham Clinton or Donald John Trump will be elected 45th President of […]

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Phantom Update III: What Google’s updated Quality Guidelines could mean for page rankings

by Marcus Tober @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

Everyday countless webpages are evaluated by Google quality raters (with the goal of improving the overall quality of search results). On 12 November 2015 Google updated its comprehensive guidelines (Quality Rater Guidelines), according to which webpage and content quality is evaluated. Not long after this we began to notice significant movement in our ranking and […]

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Ten Things eCommerce Sites Need to Know to Rank on Google in 2017

by Daniel Furch @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

No, they’re not just resting. Universal ranking factors are dead. Google’s algorithm now operates highly individually – depending on time, place, device and industry. For this reason, we are using our first industry-specific study to present the ten most important ranking factors for eCommerce. Where should webmasters in eCommerce focus their energy? Which content can […]

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40-Point Checklist for a successful HTTP to HTTPS migration - Cueblog

40-Point Checklist for a successful HTTP to HTTPS migration - Cueblog


Cueblog

In this article, we have compiled a list of pointers that you can keep in mind while upgrading your website from http to Https upgrade.

Domain Authority Consolidation: An Observation of dictionary.com

by Holly Miller @ Searchmetrics SEO Blog

by Holly Miller and Sebastien Edgar   A few weeks ago, we noticed five dictionary related domains on the Searchmetrics list of Top 100 SEO Visibility (although technically thesaurus.com is part of the dictionary.com domain), a curious trend since these domains technically all provide the same experience: define the word. However, we noticed recently one […]

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CueBlocks is Hiring!

by Saburi Mehra @ Cueblog

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