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21 Oct 2016

Mobile Optimization Is Even More Essential: Weekly Forum Update

You thought Google was done with mobile and had moved on? No way! This week, our communities are all talking about some news that came out of Pubcon: a mobile index is coming and it’s going to be Google’s primary index going forward. So if you were willing to take a few hits on the chin and ignore mobile optimization, you could see yourself in a whole heap of trouble… [Read More…]

17 Oct 2016

How and Why to Plan Your Holiday Social Media Calendar

It is hard to believe it, but the holidays are already fast approaching. It seems like yesterday that the summer sun was blazing above us, but Thanksgiving and Christmas are just around the corner, followed by a brand new year. Do you have your social media posts planned for those months yet? I know, I know… you are thinking I am crazy, right? How could I be asking you about… [Read More…]

14 Oct 2016

Google Labeling Links and Blank Ad Units: Weekly Forum Update

In this week’s roundup we’ll check in again on Facebook’s Marketplace, ICANN’s takeover of the domain name system, and our awesome tools thread on SEO Chat. We also have some mysterious threads about Google for you. It was recently revealed that Google’s manual action team has the ability to see “link labels” that Google applies to your incoming links. What could they mean? Meanwhile, on the AdSense side of things,… [Read More…]

11 Oct 2016

HOW TO: Prioritize Cleanup of Server Response Errors for the Most Value & the Least Effort

Cleaning up 400 level, 500 level server errors, and weird redirects seems like a battle with no end, especially on larger sites. It sometimes feels like playing wack-a-mole trying to clean them up – as soon as you clean a bunch up, more appear. It’s also really easy to lose your valuable SEO time as well as developer time, cleaning this stuff up. Here are some tips to help you… [Read More…]

10 Oct 2016

How to Get Prepared for Google’s “Intrusive Interstitials” Update

A couple of weeks ago, Google has announced that exactly on January, 10, it will hit pages with “intrusive interstitials”. What does it mean? Let’s find out! What are interstitials? Interstitials are the web pages that show up before or after expected content page, usually as a popup or full-screen ad. They usually display ads or optin forms. Interstitials are considered a form of interruption marketing. Which search results will… [Read More…]

07 Oct 2016

Experiments, AI, and Links as Relationships: Weekly Forum Update

Penguin 4.0 is still rolling right along – but let’s take a break this week and explore some of the other exciting things happening in the SEO world! It’s important not to miss the forest by focusing on only one tree, after all. Our members have been sharing stories about Google’s AI, ICANN, Amazon, Facebook, and more. One story I’m particularly excited to share is about an experiment two of… [Read More…]

04 Oct 2016

Crawling Gotcha: Rel=”Canonical” Creating 404’s or Weird Redirects for Google

This issue: Site crawls tend to be a starting point of a lot of SEO reviews. One thing that I’ve been increasingly running into is Google flagging server response errors to pages the never existed in the first place in Google Search Console but I don’t see the same error when running other crawlers. One of the ways that Google is finding these pages is not by crawling internal links… [Read More…]

03 Oct 2016

3 Tools to Boost Social Media Traffic Conversions

Social media traffic is fairly easy and quick to generate. Facebook and Instagram ads, Twitter influencer campaigns, Tweet chats, etc. – there are tons of ways to drive quick traffic from social media. Social media traffic is tough to convert though. Social media users are lurkers: They were not looking for answers when browsing the web (unlike Google searchers). They seldom have time to pay attention. It takes a serious… [Read More…]

30 Sep 2016

Link Building Mistakes and Penguin 4.0: Weekly Forum Update

The aftermath of Penguin 4.0 has been…surprisingly peaceful! In the days after Penguin was announced last Friday, many members of WebmasterWorld reported that instead of a hurricane, all they got was a stiff breeze. But Penguin 4.0 also seems to be a slow beast – Gary Illyes only recently announced on Twitter that the penalty-lifting part of Penguin should be taking effect soon. So I hope you’re ready to follow… [Read More…]

27 Sep 2016

3 Ways Twitter Update Will Change the Way You Tweet

A few days ago Twitter finally introduced its long-awaited “longer tweets” update. But how much do we really know about what really had changed? Say more about what’s happening! Rolling out now: photos, videos, GIFs, polls, and Quote Tweets no longer count toward your 140 characters. — Twitter (@twitter) September 19, 2016 Apart from the basic and the most important news that we can now type more before tweeting,… [Read More…]

26 Sep 2016

[Updated] Everything We Know about Google Penguin 4.0

Google Penguin 4.0 was officially announced on Friday and I’ve waited a few days to collect various questions and observations. I’ll be updating this post as more questions and observations are coming. So what do we know by now? From the official announcement: Penguin 4.0 is real time (and part of algorithm): Google will determine if a web page should be affected by Penguin filter as it crawls the page…. [Read More…]

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…]