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29 Apr 2016

Getty vs Google, Long Tail Rants, and More: Weekly Forum Update

There’s plenty of news to discuss this week! Not much SEO-wise, though; most of it is focused on the business aspect of things. Getty Images is in a spat with Google in the E.U., Google has a new ad design that has folks on WebmasterWorld talking, and Google has promised to get tougher on clickjacking, among other stories. We’ve also got a fun rant about keywords from SEO Chat and… [Read More…]

25 Apr 2016

10 Handy Tools to Create Mini Videos: Marketing Through Micro Moments

In our era of extremely short attention spans (Who else reads news on Twitter: It’s even worse than reading the headlines only…) micro-videos have been the most logical extension of social media evolution. And brands have been quite quick to keep up! Just watch one the millions examples now to get inspired: Are you still behind? These ten handy tools will give you everything you need to produce your own… [Read More…]

22 Apr 2016

The Fall of Desktop, Unnatural Links, and More: Weekly Forum Update

Security, zombie traffic, and the recent batch of manual actions from Google are on our docket this week! Everyone on the Internet seems to be riled up by Penguin rumors. Our communities are no different, but they also offer a wide breadth of more substantive fare. Take a look! Over 750,000 Web Hijacking Incidents Tracked by Google in One Year Between July of 2014 and June of 2015, Google tracked… [Read More…]

18 Apr 2016

Answer Your Customers’ Questions and Get Inspired with This Cool Tool

I have already listed some absolutely awesome tools that generate keyword research using Search Suggest features (Google, Bing, YouTube and more). Today I am bringing up another tool that should be added to the list. Answer The Public makes Google and Bing Suggest results truly inspiring by grouping and visualizing search suggestions. The tools makes a topic research actually captivating by giving you lots of insights into your core topic… [Read More…]

15 Apr 2016

Amazon and eCommerce: Weekly Forum Update

The biggest news this week is the round of manual actions sent out by Google, mostly to bloggers, about unnatural outbound links. But our communities have also been interested in discussing how eCommerce stores and Amazon interact. One of our posters on Threadwatch has picked up a neat study about Amazon ranking factors from Ripen eCommerce, and on SEO Chat users are talking about how an eCommerce site that also… [Read More…]

11 Apr 2016

5 Tools to Find a Gif to Express Your Emotion

Reaction Gifs are nothing new. These funny animated images have been used for years, showing up on imageboards like 4Chan long before they made their way to Tumblr and Reddit. Anyone who has been in a storytelling thread that uses green text has seen reaction Gifs used as MFW (My Face When) or MRW (My Reaction When). Though reaction Gifs aren’t always appropriate, they can be a great way to… [Read More…]

08 Apr 2016

Three Pack Snippets, Language Tags, and More: Weekly Forum Update

In this week’s news, our communities are talking about the Quality Rater Guidelines update, a 3-pack snippets test, the state of link building, and more! These are all active discussions, mind you, so they’re still open to new thoughts and faces! If you feel the urge to converse strike you, we’d be happy to see you in one of our forums. Google Quality Rater Guidelines Update Let’s kick things off… [Read More…]

06 Apr 2016

A “More” Core Tour of the 404: Do’s and Don’ts for Broken Pages

There are some topics, that although extensively written on already, still seem to elicit a lot of confusion among clients and digital marketers alike, even in 2016. One of those topics is the 404 page and how to handle broken pages and links in general. So even though the best practices haven’t changed (too) much over time, allow us to review the topic again and perhaps offer a fresh perspective… [Read More…]

04 Apr 2016

10 Tools to Visualize Numbers and Percentages

Visualization is an important key to properly conveying numbers and percentages online. Human beings are visual creatures. We do better seeing representations than we do hearing or reading stats. Therefore visualization is the marketing goldmine: Graphs and charts are much more sharable than many other types of images. More importantly, graphs seem to trigger more clicks because people are curious to see the details. Charts and graphs make great visual… [Read More…]

01 Apr 2016

The Healthy Skeptics and the AdWords Redesign: Weekly Forum Update

Skepticism is a healthy thing to have in the SEO world. If there’s one thing I learned from Fathom, it’s that you should always be hunting for the truth with your own hands and eyes. That’s not to say that you should never listen to anyone else…too much skepticism turns to paranoia. But this week, we’ve got some great threads with a healthy amount of skepticism in them. They’re simply… [Read More…]

28 Mar 2016

18 Tweetable Traffic Building Tips to Start Using Today!

Earlier this year we have started a new initiative sending our newsletter subscribers regular actionable traffic generation tips Subscribe to that list here and receive regular tips as well! To collect more input and inspiration I reached out to the industry peers to learn their most effective traffic building tips! I got 18 tips worth sharing with the world! 1. Get busy on Pinterest. Just like SEO, only tastier! Brings… [Read More…]

25 Mar 2016

Remembering Fathom: Weekly Forum Update

Sad news this week: we heard through a senior member of SEO Chat that one of our dearest and longest standing members, Fathom, has passed away. We’ve all been remembering him in our own way. News is flowing in from other parts of the world, too, and our communities are slowly moving forward. You can find a thread below to share memories of Fathom, and along with them some of… [Read More…]

21 Mar 2016

Resizing Social Media Images: Easier Than You Think!

You know the saying “Use the right tool for the job”? That adage can easily be applied to social media on every level. For example, if you are looking for deep engagement with a solid ad campaign, Facebook is your best bet. For those more interested in quick-style connections and hashtag marketing, Twitter might be more their speed. But it is also relevant when looking at features within social platforms…. [Read More…]