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29 May 2015

Content, SEO, and Mobile Gems: Weekly Forum Roundup

It’s an exciting week for our communities! As we continue to grow, old faces are returning to say hello and share their time with us. Speaking of faces, have you seen WebmasterWorld’s shiny new face-lift? It’s pretty spiffy, you should take a look! And while you’re there, you can scope out some of the great discussions happening – three of which I’ll present for you below. Meanwhile on SEO Chat,…


26 May 2015

WebmasterWorld: Announcing New Improved Responsive Design

WebmasterWorld.com, the International forum for news and discussion for professional webmasters, SEOs, and web publishers, has announced a new and exciting responsive design for today’s webmasters to learn and to discuss news and technical issues, whether they are at the desktop, or using a smartphone on-the-go. Jim Boykin, WebmasterWorld’s site owner said, “We’re excited to officially announce the new responsive web design for the site, which means the discussion can…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…