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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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

16 Sep 2016

Something Wicked This Way Comes: Weekly Forum Update

Something crazy is happening over at Google HQ, and webmasters are seeing the results all over the place. What kind of update is it? Well…no one is quite sure yet. But you can get the best analysis at WebmasterWorld and our other communities! We’ll cover Google’s mysterious update, Twitter’s new character limit, spammy widgets, Google vs the EU, and more in this week’s update. If you’re looking for a link… [Read More…]

09 Sep 2016

Shrinking 6-Packs and Automated Tools: Weekly Forum Update

Welcome to another episode of SEO News! As always, I’m your host Mark Roberts. Sorry – I’m just practicing my newscaster voice because our communities have a TON of newsy discussions this week! Big changes and announcements from Google and Facebook take the fore, with a background discussion about automated tools that really shouldn’t be missed. Facebook Wants Advertisers to Improve Their Sites for Mobile Users Sounds familiar, right? First… [Read More…]

02 Sep 2016

Let’s Talk About Review Schema Guidelines and Interstitials – Weekly Forum Update

We took a break last week, but don’t worry; we’re back and we’ve got some big news to make up for it! Google changed their local review schema guidelines this week and Threadwatch has links to the full story. We’ve also got two stories from WebmasterWorld and Threadwatch about Google’s new policies for what it calls “intrusive interstitials.” Along with that, one of our SEO Chat gurus has a new… [Read More…]

19 Aug 2016

Link Maintenance, Pinterest Video Ads, And More: Weekly Forum Update

Howdy folks! We’ve got plenty of intriguing news and expert advice in this week’s forum roundup. Summer’s winding down but our communities are as busy as ever! Did you know that it was Cre8asiteforums 18th birthday this month? They’re one of our crown jewels and there’s a lot of history in that forum! If you haven’t yet, their anniversary is a great excuse to head on over and browse some… [Read More…]

12 Aug 2016

AMP Pages, Ads in the Three Pack, and More: Weekly Forum Update

Facebook, AMP Pages, and Google’s 3-Pack are just some of the big news items our users are talking about this week. It’s a diverse bunch of stories, and we like that! Variety is the spice of life, after all. On WebmasterWorld, we’ll look at Facebook’s new battle against ad-blocking, the anniversary of the World Wide Web, and Google’s new expanded AMP support. On SEO Chat, users are talking about web… [Read More…]

05 Aug 2016

Search Analytics, Algorithm Rumors, and More: Weekly Forum Update

Boy was it ever a busy week! Google released a big ol’ document explaining clicks, impressions, and placements in search analytics reports recently. There are also rumors of a Google algorithm change or hiccup – perhaps more zombie traffic choking up the pipes? Facebook released some news about their own algorithm, Alphabet posted record profits, and our users are discussing 300 series redirects, the value of Domain Authority, and more!… [Read More…]

29 Jul 2016

Links and Usability, Verizon Buys Yahoo, And More: Weekly Forum Update

Yahoo is sort of alive and sort of dead as of this week – the end of an era, and the end of the road for Yahoo’s last minute, brazen, experimental approach to recovery. Our communities have been discussing the story, along with a few stories about links, AdSense, HTTPS, and more this week. One of our stories about links is actually quite different from the usual “how do I… [Read More…]

23 Jul 2016

My Search Console Was Hacked!: Weekly Forum Update

Stories both fascinating and terrifying fill this week’s forum update. Ever had your Search Console hacked before? It does happen – and it can be nerve-wracking to wonder how it happened and what can be done to fix it or prevent it from happening again. On WebmasterWorld, a user has been asking for advice in his battle with a particularly unscrupulous and persistent content scraper. We’ve also got an interesting… [Read More…]