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15 Apr 2015

Panda Penalized and You Think Removing 15% will Recover You. I Don’t Think So.

Today I had a consulting call with a major company (over 100 million in revenue) whom had suffered a major Panda 4.1 hit back in September. They are still in the Panda Hell Land today….and they’re waiting for the next Panda Refresh….fingers crossed that they will “recover”. I asked them about the changes they’ve made so far…and there were a few edits, but the biggest thing that they’ve done was…


14 Apr 2015

Great Links Won’t Un-Trip Penguin Penalty. Fix or Abandon.

Today I had a call with a new content marketing client of Ninjas. Over the past two months, Ninjas had written 8 pages of content for the client and there were 20+ super highly trusted sites/pages that were now linking to this new content (Other sites are linking to our clients new content because our content is so wonderful and helpful and we suggest that related sites/pages link to this…


13 Apr 2015

For $20 I’ll Delete Your Link & Make a Lot of $.

Today I was speaking to a new client on the phone and I was reviewing his backlinks, and I found several un-natural backlinks from directories….and many of these directories had pages the linked to the client that looked something like this: (this is not the client site below, just a random listing I grabbed) According to Majestic’s backlink analysis, the site has had 1,933 unique domains linking to it (though…


13 Apr 2015

Tweet This! How to Tweet Quotes: Tools and WordPress Plugins for Tweetable Quotes

I share almost everything I like and read on Twitter. I think Twitter is the link-friendliest network. I can share only 2-3 links on Facebook (not to be too annoying and linky) but Twitter is never tired of links. But tweeting an article title is boring: More often, when reading, I feel like tweeting what it’s said in the body. Tweeted quotes stand out, they always trigger an active discussion…


11 Apr 2015

On-page Optimization ideas, Refreshes Remain Manual, The EU Builds its Case and More!

This week’s forum thread round-up is in! Check out what the search and social community has been discussing this week: My First Web Site Was… Do you remember your first website? Inspired by seeing the work of former student, our forum founder reflects on how it all started. Everyone begins somewhere, makes mistakes and learns along the way. But sometimes looking at where you came from can help you figure…



06 Apr 2015

How to Integrate Content Creation with Outreach and Relationship Building

What is the goal of your content creation strategy? Most people would fall directly back on the most obvious line: to increase traffic. But is that really the end goal? Anything can cause a spike in traffic to a website, and it doesn’t immediately indicate a result once it has. You could have 10,000 unique views to your blog a month, but it doesn’t mean anything if they are just…


03 Apr 2015

Google and the FTC, Microsoft and Bing, Wikipedia, Mobility Tip AdSense Updates and more!

Forces at play in and around Google and Yahoo are a prominent theme in the communities this week. From Google issues with the FTC to the alliance between Yahoo and Microsoft there are some major big picture questions worth talking about. There is also more mobile preparedness fallout, speculation on Google’s current attitude toward Wikipedia, changes to AdSense and some questions on best practices with no-indexing pages. There’s plenty to…


01 Apr 2015

Introducing Rel=Fact

On the heels of a study testing a fact based approach to rankings known as Knowledge-Based Trust (KBT) Google is releasing additional news on this front. Even though the KBT concept is still in relative infancy, to give the idea a bit of a growth spurt, Google has unveiled a new attribute intended to help webmasters distinguish their fact based content for the Knowledge Vault. The new tag rel=fact, has…


30 Mar 2015

Guide to the Top SEO Tools | SEOchat Edition

SEO is among one of the biggest concerns for anyone who is running an online business or website. While there are plenty of marketing techniques that are important, particularly content and social, search ranking is still a crucial element to netting yourself a strong audience. After all, not everyone is going to come across your social media account or blog, but a few targeted keywords could bring them straight to…


27 Mar 2015

More on Mobile, Google’s Domains, Microsoft’s Browser Makeover Plus Link & Content Discussions

The impending mobile update or “Mobilegeddon” is infiltrating the consciousness of most webmasters, SEOs and our communities  with multiple threads on mobile usability popping up across the forums. People are also talking about Google over the recent ranking success of their new product, Google Domains.  And while content, linking and even Microsoft get a little attention this week, most of us seem to have our eyes on our smart phones…


25 Mar 2015

Don’t Miss @JimBoykin Speaking at ClickZ Live, New York, on March 31 2015

Ninjas are coming to New York! Don’t miss Jim Boykin‘s grand session including everything you need to know about Google Updates, link building and content marketing. Jim’s presentation is filled with actionable advice, examples, tools: Make sure to take lots of notes! Jim Boykin has personally performed over 100 disavows and reconsideration requests. Jim has analyzed more penalties, created more tools and successfully recovered more businesses than anyone in this industry…