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Category: SEM Industry
28 Aug 2015

Scraping, Negative SEO, and Shady Business: Weekly Forum Roundup

Sometimes our communities want to let their hair down and talk about the darker sides of SEO. What they are, how to recognize them, and what effect they can have on a site. This week several of our discussions focused on things like negative SEO campaigns and how they work or what to do when someone is scraping your content. We’ve also got discussions on structured data and nofollow links,… [Read More…]


21 Aug 2015

Reunions and Research: Weekly Forum Roundup

Welcome to another community roundup! This week Cre8asiteforums hosted an exciting staff reunion stream! Bill Slawski and Ammon Johns hosted – it’s definitely worth a watch! Meanwhile WebmasterWorld has some interesting threads about URL structure and a new FDA warning from Bing. On SEO Chat, Fathom is debunking some common “newbie” SEO teaching sites, and our Threadwatch reporters are dutifully documenting updates to Search Console and traffic rumors at Wikipedia…. [Read More…]


14 Aug 2015

Google (Alphabet) Shake-Ups and the Content Tsunami: Weekly Forum Roundup

Google has a new parent company, filed a patent for “watch time based rankings,” and more this week. As always, our communities were buzzing at the news. But like any good conversation, there were plenty of interesting side-discussions about Twitter, content marketing, and URL structure as well. Here’s a look at what you might have missed out on! Google Local 7-Pack is Now a 3-Pack When searching in Google, local… [Read More…]


11 Aug 2015

Domain Authority (DA)? Toxic Links? Never Trust the Numbers! #JimAndAnn

Google PageRank bar has been worthless for years and there are a few other companies that are indexing the web to give us the valuable information on backlinks (thank you so much!). They are also trying to come up with their own scores of each link they index. The biggest players are Moz, Majestic and aHrefs We love the tools and applaud them all for trying to come up with… [Read More…]


07 Aug 2015

Google Snippets Experiments, Link Equity, and More! Weekly Forum Roundup

Let’s take a break from Panda this week and explore other changes happening in Google, SEO, and Social Media. In particular, Google’s snippets have been doing some strange things lately that caught the interest of our communities. We’ve also got a great discussion about link equity with SEO Chat expert Fathom, and some thoughts about Twitter and paid links on Threadwatch. Bullet Points and Longer Snippets in Google SERPs In… [Read More…]


31 Jul 2015

Google Updates, Long Web Pages, SSL Certificates, and More: Weekly Forum Roundup!

Lots of announcements from Google have put a real buzz into our communities this week! From news of TLDs being treated the same, to the Autocomplete API being restricted, to Google Plus’s final downfall (again), there’s plenty to talk about. We’ve also got some interesting discussions about the power of SSL certificates, concerns about infinite scrolling pages, and more. Let’s get to business! Google Autocomplete API To Become Restricted Effectively,… [Read More…]


24 Jul 2015

Panda 4.2 Arrives, Off-Page Tactics, and Google News: Weekly Forum Roundup

The biggest piece of news this week is probably that Panda 4.2 is rolling out, but there are plenty of other interesting discussions happening in our communities too! We have coverage of the lead-up to Panda 4.2’s announcement (take the survey to download a free copy of Ninjas’ Panda Whitepaper), Google’s treatment of gTLDs, and Twitter indexing on Threadwatch; on WebmasterWorld, we’ll bring you two great discussions about getting back… [Read More…]


17 Jul 2015

Penguin Tips, Facebook Updates, and Google Quality: Weekly Forum Roundup

Curious about what’s shaking and moving in the SEO world lately? Our communities are, as usual, up to date on the newest buzz! Facebook’s news feed got an update late last week that the users of WebmasterWorld have been analyzing. On Cre8asiteforums, meanwhile, users are talking about Google and quality…specifically how it feels like the two rarely align. We also learned that a Penguin refresh is only “months away” on… [Read More…]


02 Jul 2015

Yelp Strikes Back, Bing and AOL, and CTR Rankings? Weekly Forum Roundup!

The members of our communities are busy as bees digesting news of Bing replacing Google on AOL, Yelp’s attack on Google’s alleged monopoly, and the nature of click-through rates as a ranking factor. One of the best parts about the Developer Shed network is that there’s always something new going on! These discussions are still pretty fresh, so there’s still time to jump in with both feet if you feel… [Read More…]


26 Jun 2015

301 Redirects, Click-Through Manipulation & the “News-Wave” Update: Weekly Forum Roundup

This week in the communities, our users are buzzing about recent changes and working hard to analyze the many updates and shifts from the last few months. It’s busy, but also exciting, to have so much happening around us! Definitely a welcome change from the cliché of a “slow summer.” Take a look at some of these great discussions from the past week: How Exactly is Google Using Click-Through Data?… [Read More…]


19 Jun 2015

Thumbtack Penalty & Recovery, Trust Issues, Bing Moving to Encrypt and More: Weekly Forum Roundup!

How much do you trust what you hear? That’s a million dollar question, eh? But directly or indirectly, it’s one that gets asked every day in the SEO community. Where do you stand? Maybe some of our threads about industry scandal, backlinks, mobile optimization, and more will get you thinking and help you take a stance: Mobile Friendly’s Second Shoe Soon to Drop? Mobilegeddon pushed a variety of “mobile-friendly” metrics… [Read More…]


12 Jun 2015

Industry Scandals and Juicy SEO Secrets: Weekly Forum Roundup

Last week will seem quiet compared to this week in our communities – and that’s just how we like it! News broke this week that Thumbtack, a website for professional development and also recipient of a lot of money through Google Capital, was busted for unnatural links. Twitter is making its feeds easier to read, a Panda refresh is on the horizon (at last!) and the impact of Mobilegeddon continues… [Read More…]


05 Jun 2015

Mobile Rankings News, Terms of Engagement, and the Buy Button Bonanza: Weekly Forum Roundup

Welcome back to another community roundup! We’ve got some juicy industry news about everyone’s favorite webmaster, Matt Cutts, as well as yet more Mobilegeddon coverage. Cre8asiteforums has been absolutely hopping with great topics this week, too! And we’ll take you back to basics to examine SEO terms in a new light. It’s not to late to join one of these discussions either – so if something inspires you, go with… [Read More…]