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22 May 2015

Panda and Penguin Promises, The Quality Update, Search Console, and More: Weekly Forum Roundup

The communities are buzzing this week with news of Google’s new changes, Bing’s announced mobile algorithm update, and a thrilling discussion about the nature of content, rankings, and user experience. If you were hit by Google’s Quality Update (previously referred to as “Phantom 2″) we have a great thread from Webmaster World, too, where you can join our users in trying to pick up the pieces. Bing to Roll Out…


18 May 2015

Slideshare Content Creation and Marketing Checklist

Want to make it on Sideshare? You should, it is one of the most under-praised yet powerful tools out there right now. Since LinkedIn stepped up and took it under their wing, it has even more social clout. Professionals that want to connect with other industry powerhouses should be jumping on board, stat. The problem is that not many users know how to make it really work for them. Which…


15 May 2015

Weekly Forum Roundup: Google is Ready to Take Your Order

The knowledge graph was one thing, but did you know that you can actually order food through Google? It’s true! Even if Panda and Penguin require manual data updates, Chinese takeout is only ever a click away. What a world we live in! Here’s what else is being discussed in our busy communities this week: Panda and Penguin NOT In Real Time This week it was revealed that the ranking…


11 May 2015

How to Organize Tips and News You Consume Daily

Information is flowing around us all the time. Sensationalized headlines on trendy stories peek at us from the sidebar of Facebook. Enticing hashtags beckon us to discover their meaning. One news story leads to another, and another, and another. Within minutes of getting online in the morning, you can find yourself falling down the rabbit hole. How can you possibly keep track of everything? How are you able to organize…


08 May 2015

Google’s Latest Experiments Revealed: Weekend Forum Roundup

This week, Google is doing all kinds of tinkering with how it displays SERPs. Emojis and Mobilegeddon may have been just the tip of the iceberg. Lucky for you, our communities are overflowing with information and commentary about all the new changes! Let’s dive in: Study Shows 27% of Queries Are Questions – Google Capitalizes Immediately “A question is the most powerful force in the world,” begins Google’s new TV…


04 May 2015

Emoji Icons (Smileys) in Search and Social Media

Love them or hate them, funky emoji icons (or smileys) confidently make it into our life: They are everywhere nowadays. What should we, as search and social marketers, know about them? 1. Emoji Icons Show up in Google SERPs Yes, as weird of the decision as it may seem, the search giant does really like emoji icons. We may argue if it’s a smart idea but that’s what we’ll have…


01 May 2015

Facebook and Twitter Tweaks, Industry Trends, and More

Twitter and Facebook are adding a variety of new features and services, as well as tweaking the way that old services are offered. And that should come as little surprise, since those services are always in high demand. While some members of the communities are discussing the impact that these changes might bring, others are discussing an interesting new article from the New Republic about how social media signals are…


28 Apr 2015

My Scheduled Time with Clients and Employees by @JimBoykin

How I schedule my work time has certainly changed over the years. Years ago (prior to 2008), I refused to even have a schedule…I would say to anyone, “Hey, you can call me anytime…I may be available, I may not…but I don’t use a schedule”. Ha! That sure has changed! Since about 2008, I’ve pretty much been ruled by my schedule. About every 3-6 months I usually do a major…


27 Apr 2015

5 Easiest Online Image Editing Tools to Rock Your Social Media Stream

Images go hot on social media easier: Images are sharable and eye-catching. Images make better Tweets, attract more plusses on Google Plus, grab attention on Facebook. Images also expand your reach to other social media channels like Pinterest and Instagram. But the key of social media sharing is that it should be productive: If you spend 30 minutes crafting one social media update each time, you won’t have any time…


24 Apr 2015

Mobilegeddon, Bing Ascendant, and Emojis in Google SERPs

Google’s mobile algorithm update, popularly dubbed “Mobilegeddon,” rolled out this week. While there has been some shuffling in the rankings, for many members of our communities it’s like waiting for Christmas: will Google-claus bring you presents or coal for Mobilegeddon? Google’s own Official Webmaster Central Blog states that although the mobile friendly update began rolling out on April 21st, “it’ll be a week or so before it makes its way…


20 Apr 2015

Quora Reviews: How to Use Them for Your Brand Reputation Managment

Quora is a very powerful, yet under-utilized marketing and brand building tool. Let’s not call it a tool though… Quora is the community. Quora is the crowd-sourced knowledge base. Quora may be the future of Wikipedia because it’s more flexible with anonymity and it has awesome built-in expertise metrics that can help search engines better understand the quality of content. Why search engines are not yet using Quora for better…



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…