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23 May 2016

Google’s “People Also Ask” (Related Questions): What Are They, and Why You Should Care

If you have recently put in a search term in Google, you may have noticed the results containing an expandable grid box. In this box are a series of questions involving the search term you looked for. Each of these questions can be expanded using a drop down menu to see the answer. The answers offer a link for continued reading in the page they have been drawn from as… [Read More…]


20 May 2016

Good News, Bad News, Long News: Weekly Forum Update

We bring you three types of news from our communities this week, as well as plenty of engaging discussions! Let’s start with the good news – Twitter’s character limit will be expanding… sort of. URLs and photos will no longer count against the character limit, leaving users a little more room to express themselves. In bad news, we’ll bring you coverage from WebmasterWorld about the recent security snafu at LinkedIn…. [Read More…]


16 May 2016

5 Awesome Google Spreadsheet Addons for Keyword Research

Who doesn’t love Google Spreadsheets? For their awesome live collaboration features, fast performance and usability I consider them to be one of the best Google’s products. I have already listed Google Docs addons. In this article, I am listing some of the most useful Google Spreadsheet addons that can help you with keyword research: 1. Text Analysis Addon This is a freemium addon that comes with a ton of free… [Read More…]


13 May 2016

Mobilegeddon Is Back! and More Weekly Forum Updates

We all said it was boring. “Ho-hum, Mobilegeddon,” we yawned. Well, it’s not over yet. This very month, Google will be updating its mobile algorithm. And there are lots of other changes coming soon, too! The Interactive Advertising Bureau is developing a new standard for “L.E.A.N.” ads, Google is tightening its restrictions on payday and high-interest loan ads in the US, and the width of listings within organic search results… [Read More…]


09 May 2016

Who Tweeted My Article? Archive Your Promoters in Excel and Google Spreadsheet

If you have a solid content marketing asset to publish, you’d better use lots of great tools to promote your piece as well as to monitor those helping you promote it. If you archive all the tweets sharing your content, you’ll be able to identify your most powerful (and successful) promoters: These are your first targets to reach out to further build the relationship and turn them into your brand… [Read More…]


06 May 2016

Mobile Browsers, Desktop Converts: Weekly Forum Update

This week’s title refers to a startling revelation by Google that 67% of mobile shoppers convert on desktop. That means that they’re looking for products on mobile devices, then leaving and returning later on desktop to actually make a purchase. That might sound a little odd at first blush, but one of our Threadwatch reporters has a great example of how it shouldn’t always be terribly surprising. Besides that, we’ve… [Read More…]


02 May 2016

Real Name Policies on Facebook, LinkedIn, Quora and Google Plus: Clarified

Since the start the web anonymity has been quite a hot controversy in social media world. On one hand, everyone has the right to remain anonymous online to avoid personal attacks. On the other hand, social media networks have been trying to promote “real” connections which resulted in many of them forcing “real name” policy on their users. Let’s see what the “real name” policy is these days: 1. Facebook:… [Read More…]


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…]