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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…


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…


20 Mar 2015

Google is Talking! Doorway Pages, Autocomplete, Blocked Resources and More!

It’s been a Google news heavy week in search with announcements and changes dominating the discussion. From algorithm changes to new WMT features and yet another nudge toward mobile friendliness there is a lot to do and consider in the very near future. With Google in a communication overload it’s a good time to start considering your long term strategy. How do you think these changes will affect the Search…


06 Mar 2015

Real and Theoretical Changes to the SERPS, Rankings and Google’s Product Lines

Speculation and evaluation of big changes in search are all over the communities this week. The way we get search results could be evolving in major ways, and potentially very quickly. Tweets are already in the SERPs, mobile-friendliness will be playing a much bigger role in less than 2 months and Google products and teams are starting to shift. Looking forward, the idea of Knowledge-Based Trust changing the way sites…


27 Feb 2015

Content Ownership, Modern SEO and Google’s Ever-Changing Roles and Offerings

Philosophy and ideology make an appearance this week in some of the most popular and thought provoking threads. Whether we’re talking about who has rights to content when services are cancelled, best practices that stand the test of time or how Google can improve society, there’s no shortage of big picture questions to consider. Even specific events like Google Helpouts closing and Yandex bucking Android bundling, raise issues of information…


13 Feb 2015

Tweets on Google, Web Anonymity, Modern SEO Considerations and More!

This week’s chatter is full of implications, from Tweets in the SERPS to white lists, bot activity and online privacy. A lot of what is being talked about really only scratches the surface of what one idea or one small change could become. While SEO often forces us to stay in-the-moment, part of the fun of the industry is always looking ahead. For every change or new development  that happens…


06 Feb 2015

Balancing Social Media, Ad Blocking and Google, Google and More Google!

This week we’re covering a little social media, a little paid advertising but it’s mostly a lot of analyzing Google from the business side to the ranking side. The Search Juggernaut is often under public scrutiny for what it’s doing and what it wants from Webmasters. This week our threads are full of different discussions about how they do business and how we use them to do our business. Pick…


29 Jan 2015

Thoughts from Matt Cutts and Eric Schmidt, Questions about our Complex Relationship with Google

Big names and big minds with big ideas are the bookends of this week’s round up, while equally substantial digital marketing questions fill out the middle. From waxing nostalgic with Matt Cutts, to playing Nostradamus with Eric Schmidt, or living in the here and now with our daily questions about Facebook, Google and how to keep track of constantly changing rankings. There’s plenty to think about and talk about, so…


22 Jan 2015

Mobile, Twitter, Facebook and Google all Face the Future with Big Changes

This week on the forums, it’s eyes forward to the future in several of the threads. From current trends like mobile usability to how our past may affect the future through the “Right to be Forgotten”. With a proliferation of predictions and musings on what may be to come, January 2015 continues to be a popular time to reflect and forecast what the next step may be for people from…


15 Jan 2015

User Experience in Design, Google Domain Registration, Ad Copy and Lots of Link building

As usual Google and their latest moves and desires are at the forefront of the conversation. But Yahoo and Bing get a nod this week with some new tweaks to their paid ad displays. There are some beginner and advanced conversations on getting links in, linking out and separating the idea of link building from the idea of entity mentions and brand building. As usual there are some great minds…


14 Jan 2015

The Race to Search Engine Supremacy: A History of How and What We Search Online (Infographic)

Since the dawn of the World Wide Web, the Internet has become a truly gargantuan place. Despite its size, the nearly infinite amount of information and content available there can be located and accessed in seconds. How is such an impressive task made possible? Search Engines. The ability to efficiently search the Web became a necessity shortly after its inception, and companies from around the world rushed to meet that…


09 Jan 2015

Links, Algorithms, Copyrights and The Epic Rise of Mobile Video

A new year always brings opportunities and surprises. In the communities this week there are already plenty of interesting revelations, indications and predictions coming our way. The past and future of link building are in discussion along with other timely topics like copyright protection, mobile consumption and the ever evolving question of what factors are at play within the Google Algorithms. If you’ve got your own theories, the communities are…


18 Dec 2014

Website Security, Facbook Business and Search and a Spanish Lack of Inquisiton

Security pops ups as a common theme in discussions this week on a few different levels. Talk of website security has been on the front burner since Google wrote about HTTPS as a ranking factor. Other issues of security, choice and prosperity have emerged this week as interesting topics for debate and discussion. Google Proposes Chrome Browser Marks HTTP Site it Shows as Non Secure The distinctions between secure and…