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17 Feb 2017

PBNs, HTTPS, and Other Acronyms: Weekly Forum Update

The SEO world has more acronyms than you can shake a well-optimized stick at, and our communities are talking about some of the biggest ones this week. On Cre8asiteforums, we’ll talk about social media and compassion, Amazon’s strange new .bot TLD, and lending a hand to an old friend. From WebmasterWorld, we have stories about vanishing image search traffic and the difficulties involved with switching from HTTP to HTTPS. Then… [Read More…]


10 Feb 2017

Don’t Freak Out About Your 404s: Weekly Forum Update

It’s that time again! Pinterest, Twitter, and YouTube are the topics du jour. They don’t get a lot of coverage in our communities, usually, so this is quite a treat! On SEO Chat, one of our senior members, Prof.stan, has started a thread all about marketing strategy on YouTube. There’s a new thread about 404 errors (spoilers: Google usually doesn’t care about them). On WebmasterWorld, members are discussing Twitter’s recent… [Read More…]


03 Feb 2017

Blogging, Penguin, HTTPS, and More: Weekly Forum Update

This week, we bring you stories about domain leasing, the spread of HTTPS, web design, content and blogging, and more from our communities! January was a busy month for us, and the last week of it was filled with exciting news and discussion. What I love about the stories we have this week is that they’re so new and fresh compared to our usual fare. It’s always exciting to discuss… [Read More…]


26 Jan 2017

WebmasterWorld’s Top Discussions of 2016 And More: Weekly Forum Update

Greetings once again, SEO fans! We’ve got a big t-bone steak of an update for you this week. WebmasterWorld’s administrator, engine, was kind enough to put together a “Best of 2016” thread which I’m dying to share. If you know the caliber of discussion that happens on WebmasterWorld, then the idea of a “best-of” thread should already have you salivating. We also have threads about Google news, like Google’s new… [Read More…]


20 Jan 2017

Celebrating 19 Years of Cre8asiteforums and More: Weekly Forum Update

Kim Krause Berg is celebrating 19 years with Cre8asiteforums – and that’s worth celebrating! You can do so by visiting them and reading their archives. We have a thread this week all about that, as well as threads from WebmasterWorld and SEO Chat about what it means to be an SEO, interstitial penalties, and image tags. Let’s begin! 19 Years of History at Cre8asiteforums As iamlost writes, “Cre8 has gone… [Read More…]


16 Dec 2016

The Latest Yahoo Hack, Google Sandbox, and More: Weekly Forum Update

Big news this week, folks! Unfortunately, it’s bad news. Yahoo recently admitted to being hacked again… in 2013. The hackers took information from one billion accounts, which is staggering. In other news, Google has changed their “In the News” section to a “Top Stories” section to escape accusations of fake news, AMP URLs will be changing soon, and Bill Slawski has a fantastic article about Panda and quality scores that… [Read More…]


09 Dec 2016

Are Bad Links Still Worth Worrying About? Weekly Forum Update

From fake news and AdSense spam to site migrations and Google experiments, we’ve got a lot to talk about this week! As usual, our communities are buzzing with the latest news and SEO tips and tricks. I’m especially excited to share some advanced discussions from WebmasterWorld this week. One begins as a thread about bad links and Penguin, but evolves into a great discussion about links in general. In another… [Read More…]


02 Dec 2016

The Future of Online Reviews: Weekly Forum Update

We took a little break for the holidays, but now we’re back! Even though haven’t written a post in a few weeks, our forums didn’t take a break at all. In fact, if anything, they’ve been a bit busier discussing some of the latest news. This week’s title refers to the (perceived) growing power of online reviews. If you keep with us on SEO Chat, you’ll remember that a few… [Read More…]


11 Nov 2016

The Mobile-First Web: Weekly Forum Update

Perhaps the biggest piece of news this week is that Google’s mobile-first index has awoken. The project is starting small, Google says. Over time it will grow until the whole web is covered. At that time, and moving forward, the mobile index will be of significant importance to webmasters. Our community members are busy dissecting and discussing this and other pieces of news. We have posts about Progressive Web Apps,… [Read More…]


03 Nov 2016

The Citizens United of Google, The Fall of Vine, and More: Weekly Forum Update

This week was a bit depressing, news-wise. If you’re a fan of Vine, you’re probably mourning that Twitter pulled the plug. AMP pages are seeing wider use but failing to meet publisher expectations. And our Cre8asiteforums members are feeling dissatisfied with Facebook’s Insight Data reports. Take a look at some of our community discussions on these topics and more below. Facebook Insight Data: That Mind Blowing Useless BS Report Strong… [Read More…]


31 Oct 2016

Search and Social: Scariest Moments of 2016

Happy Halloween! Has our industry scared you this year? have you lost sleep over some traffic dips or frightening rumor? Here are a few of the scariest moments in search and social industry for the year of 2016: January Another “Phantom” 2016 Core Algorithm Update Was Not Panda Everyone was waiting for either panda or Penguin to come, yet the unnamed algorithm scaring webmasters at the beginning of the year… [Read More…]


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…]