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Category: SEM Industry
14 Jul 2017

Battle for the Net, News Industry to Collectively Bargain Google & FB + More: Weekly Update

In the last couple weeks, we’ve seen a legislative and legal shift in tides for both Google and Facebook in a number of their biggest markets, see the perspectives and forum member commentary below. Members also discuss a upward trend of bot traffic and new “muting” capability on twitter. July 12 “Battle for the Net” With Facebook and Google taking part over Net Neutrality The latest chapter in the battle… [Read More…]


30 Jun 2017

Googles Huge $2.7 billion EU Fine, New Facebook Mission & More: Weekly Forum Update

This week’s biggest news was Google being fined 2.42bn euros by the European Commission after it ruled the company had abused its power by promoting its own shopping comparison service at the top of search results. Below we highlight the most indepth discussion of the news you’ll be able to find online. In other news, Facebook is shifting its focus towards its groups functionality and Google recommends moving sites from… [Read More…]


23 Jun 2017

Dwell Time & Page Speed for Rankings & Google Job Search Opens: Weekly Forum Update

This week members discuss dwell time and page speed and how much of a role exactly they may play in ranking. Also, Snapchat unveils a new publisher tool and Google opens up Google Job Search to the dev community. Is Dwell Time A Ranking Factor? Member KernelPanic, references a 2011 blog post from bing about how they use dwell time as a ranking factor. Ann Smarty brings up that Google… [Read More…]


16 Jun 2017

Instagram On Bots, Dealing With Dodgy Reviews & Google To Define Dupe Content: Weekly Forum Update

This week has been the week of “what took so long”: Instagram is finally taking an action on fake followers and Firefox is finally addressing its speed issues. In other discussions of note, members provide tips for how webmasters can control for “dodgy” reviews, Google provides a not-so-clear clarification on duplicate content, and more! Instagram Clamps Down on Bots and The Companies Running Them The consensus on Webmaster World seems… [Read More…]


09 Jun 2017

Google’s Planned Chrome Adblocker & Latest Internet Trends Report Released: Weekly Forum Update

This week has been rich in interesting discussions! Forum members have been talking about Google’s planned  Chrome Adblocker, 2017 State of the Internet Trends report, Google’s drop of NOODP meta tag support and what it means for marketers and marketing conferences. Here are our highlights: Report: Google Plans Ad Blocking in Chrome In a perplexing move, Google announced that they plan to release their own adblocker. To quote the referenced… [Read More…]


02 Jun 2017

Clickbot Bypasses Google Bouncer & Warning On Low Quality Guest Posts: Weekly Forum Update

Does click-through-rate impact Google rankings? Is Google preparing to hit guest posting links again? Will we all be forced to migrate to HTTPS? This week’s forum discussions bring up important points. Join in! Ad Click Bots Discovered In Game Apps In Google Play Store According to researhers at Check Point, Malware “Judy” bypassed Google Bouncer, Play Stores proction system. The malware creates fraudulent ad clicks on the ads. The 50… [Read More…]


26 May 2017

Using Analytics To Drive Change For SEOs, Facebook & Google Data Transparency – Weekly Forum Update

This week has seen some very interesting discussions around leveraging analytics for SEO, transparency in digital advertising, and of course some interesting technical SEO questions. Analytics is THE engine of change Member iamlost states a case for how analytics can be an agent of change for SEOs who are making do without keyword level metrics, proposing using the data to build detailed personas that can then be used for personalization,… [Read More…]


13 May 2017

Can You Trust SEO Tool Proprietary Metrics, How SEO Has Changed & Latest Advertising Changes – Weekly Forum Update

On a strategic angle this week, members discuss to what degree you can trust proprietary link metrics in SEO tools. Also, members talk about how the SEO game has changed from the 1990s to present. In the tactical realm, members react to changes in Adsense, Facebook Algo, and consider a of if a site should roll back HTTPS if Google drops your traffic after the migration. Does increase in a… [Read More…]


05 May 2017

Google Quality Raters Speak Out, Changing Value Of A #1 Ranking & When Responsive Is Not Mobile Friendly: Weekly Forum Update

This week has been rich in interesting updates from search and social platforms. Our forum users have actively discussing Google’s raters getting a cut in hours, Twitter teaming up with Bloomberg, Googlebot ignoring robots.txt directives and more! Please click the links below for more details: Google raters get a cut in hours and start to speak out In this thread, an article is referenced about Google Raters, who work through… [Read More…]


28 Apr 2017

Evaluating link quality, Google Combats Fake News & Seismic Shift In Top Companies – Weekly Forum Update

This week members asked tough questions about how to evaluate the quality of your links. Google released features to help combat fake news and what this may mean for SEOs Members also discussed to what degree Alphabet, Googles parent company, is a monopoly and how 5 out of the 10 biggest companies are now Internet or computer companies. How do you find links to boost Google rankings? Over on Webmasterworld,… [Read More…]


22 Apr 2017

The Ad-Blocking Arms Race: Weekly Forum Update

Ahoy, and welcome to another weekly update from the Developer Shed Network! Our communities have been positively singing with activity lately – and we’re prepared to relay the song to you here, in blog post form. On WebmasterWorld, forum members are discussing the ad-blocking arms race. Some researchers at Princeton and Stanford think they’ve developed a magic bullet ad-blocker, but will it stand the test of time? In a different… [Read More…]


07 Apr 2017

Signature Links and April Fools: Weekly Forum Update

We’ve got a little bit of the serious and a little bit of the silly for this week’s roundup! WebmasterWorld has threads about Google’s April Fool’s Day pranks that we think you’ll enjoy. Then on SEO Chat, the title thread is an interesting discussion about forum signature links and their potential dangers. In addition to that, we’ve got news about Twitter Lite, Search News Central, organic mobile traffic, and what… [Read More…]


01 Apr 2017

Voice AI and More: Weekly Forum Update

If you thought this was a slow news week, think again! The whirlwind of great threads and discussion coming out of WebmasterWorld this week will change your mind. Probably the biggest news is the U.S. Senate’s decision about net neutrality. You’ve probably heard about that one on cable news – now you can read about it from the experts who make their living on the web every day. Among other… [Read More…]