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23 Sep 2016

Penguin 4.0 is Live! And Other News

Good news Penguin 4.0 is upon us! You may not yet see the  impact until it fully rolls out though, so start checking your rankings! Along with Penguin news, we’ve got lots of stories about AMP pages. These super-fast mobile pages have been Google’s pet project this year, and they’re more prevalent now than ever before. Also check out a story about HTTPS, Google Keyword Planner, and the Coalition for… [Read More…]


19 Sep 2016

How To Make LinkedIn Your Newest Prospecting Tool

Linkedin is one of the most undervalued social media networks. Yet, it has great potential for lots of goals, including prospecting. Prospecting has become easier than ever on the social network, and the huge amount of information people provide makes it a unique source for those who use it right. Here is how you can use LinkedIn for the ultimate prospecting tool. Keep an Eye On Visitors You can see… [Read More…]


16 Sep 2016

Something Wicked This Way Comes: Weekly Forum Update

Something crazy is happening over at Google HQ, and webmasters are seeing the results all over the place. What kind of update is it? Well…no one is quite sure yet. But you can get the best analysis at WebmasterWorld and our other communities! We’ll cover Google’s mysterious update, Twitter’s new character limit, spammy widgets, Google vs the EU, and more in this week’s update. If you’re looking for a link… [Read More…]


12 Sep 2016

How to Turn Twitter Into a Prospecting Super Tool

Twitter can be used for pretty much anything. You can launch a political campaign, start a non-profit hashtag movement, spy on your competitor, track down your long lost friend… it is a world of opportunities on a single open platform. It is no surprise that people have been turning to it for professional uses over the years. Prospecting is one that has been a little controversial, with some claiming it… [Read More…]


09 Sep 2016

Shrinking 6-Packs and Automated Tools: Weekly Forum Update

Welcome to another episode of SEO News! As always, I’m your host Mark Roberts. Sorry – I’m just practicing my newscaster voice because our communities have a TON of newsy discussions this week! Big changes and announcements from Google and Facebook take the fore, with a background discussion about automated tools that really shouldn’t be missed. Facebook Wants Advertisers to Improve Their Sites for Mobile Users Sounds familiar, right? First… [Read More…]


02 Sep 2016

Let’s Talk About Review Schema Guidelines and Interstitials – Weekly Forum Update

We took a break last week, but don’t worry; we’re back and we’ve got some big news to make up for it! Google changed their local review schema guidelines this week and Threadwatch has links to the full story. We’ve also got two stories from WebmasterWorld and Threadwatch about Google’s new policies for what it calls “intrusive interstitials.” Along with that, one of our SEO Chat gurus has a new… [Read More…]


29 Aug 2016

Three Tools to Turn Your Brand Story into an Interactive Visual

The story of your business is one of your most valuable assets. People remember stories and eagerly connect to them. Stories spread and get cited. Stories build loyalty and trust. Make sure you make your business story known to the world. One of the most memorable ways to tell your business story is the visual one because media make content easy to understand and remember. Here are three tools to… [Read More…]


22 Aug 2016

How to Host a Successful Social Media Contest: Your Ultimate List of Tools & Resources

Hosting a social media contest may be your company’s most successful growth hack! So many brands are jumping into the tactic but it doesn’t seem to get old! Here’s the collection of most useful resources to help you host a successful social media contest: Designing Your Social Media Contest There’s a huge number of tools helping you to host a social media contest. I’ll list the one I tried but… [Read More…]


19 Aug 2016

Link Maintenance, Pinterest Video Ads, And More: Weekly Forum Update

Howdy folks! We’ve got plenty of intriguing news and expert advice in this week’s forum roundup. Summer’s winding down but our communities are as busy as ever! Did you know that it was Cre8asiteforums 18th birthday this month? They’re one of our crown jewels and there’s a lot of history in that forum! If you haven’t yet, their anniversary is a great excuse to head on over and browse some… [Read More…]


15 Aug 2016

Tweet Productively: Tools to Break Long Text into Tweets Easily

Twitter is a great platform, but the microblogging nature of it can be a flaw for many. In the beginning the use of 140 characters made sense. Now it is a little harder to conform to that size, and people are always trying to find ways around it. Luckily, there are tools that let you break down long texts, or circumvent the rule. These five are must-haves for your bookmark… [Read More…]


12 Aug 2016

AMP Pages, Ads in the Three Pack, and More: Weekly Forum Update

Facebook, AMP Pages, and Google’s 3-Pack are just some of the big news items our users are talking about this week. It’s a diverse bunch of stories, and we like that! Variety is the spice of life, after all. On WebmasterWorld, we’ll look at Facebook’s new battle against ad-blocking, the anniversary of the World Wide Web, and Google’s new expanded AMP support. On SEO Chat, users are talking about web… [Read More…]


08 Aug 2016

5 New Sites that Evolve the Concepts of Reddit

Reddit has spent the last handful of years evolving into the super-content aggregation site that it is today. It has become so popular that other sites. Even news sources, are sifting through it for content ideas. They occasionally flat out lift the posts and republish them, a practice that has gained the ire and mockery of Reddit users across all subreddits. But in spite of its continued dominance, the website… [Read More…]


05 Aug 2016

Search Analytics, Algorithm Rumors, and More: Weekly Forum Update

Boy was it ever a busy week! Google released a big ol’ document explaining clicks, impressions, and placements in search analytics reports recently. There are also rumors of a Google algorithm change or hiccup – perhaps more zombie traffic choking up the pipes? Facebook released some news about their own algorithm, Alphabet posted record profits, and our users are discussing 300 series redirects, the value of Domain Authority, and more!… [Read More…]