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Google “mobilegeddon” starts today — are you prepared?


You’re in luck if you’re on the East Coast: Google’s on PST. Rarely does Google actually warn up of an upcoming apocalypse — but they did this time : Starting April 21, we will be expanding our use of mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal. Google Sites.

Google is a lying liar that lies


The following list of Google lying liar lies all have exceptions to the rules. And, Google does make examples of bad actors. That’s all Google has and that’s really all you have when it comes to whether or not someone clicks on your content or not.

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Essential SEO advice directly from Google


This news directly from Google is old news for those of us in the SEO game. It seems to me that Google’s tired of our draft work. Google seems to want us to revise our first drafts of the web. Be sure to remember that Google trades in pages.

24 of the Best Google+ Guides, Tips, Rants and Raves of 2012


Will Google+ be a “Facebook killer” or just Google’s next failed social network? Then again, the average Facebook user spends nearly seven hours per month on the site—compared to just three minutes for the average Google+user. So what makes Google+ special?

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How (and Why) to Map Your Company’s Digital Landscape


With more than 90% of companies now using social media to find employees and 82% having a Facebook page , there’s no question that business use of social media has become commonplace. Facebook / LinkedIn / Google Plus metrics (i.e.

5 Must-Watch Google Webmaster Videos for the B2B Marketer

KoMarketing Associates

Personally, one of my favorite industry resources is Matt Cutts and his series of Google Webmaster Videos specifically. The bottom line: Google knows how to differentiate between natural and paid links; the latter are usually off-topic, keyword stuffed, and include keyword rich anchor text.

Will Your SEO Strategy Be Impacted By Google’s Removal of Right-Hand-Side Ads on SERPs?

Content Standard

As of Friday of last week, Google confirmed that it had permanently removed all right-hand ads on its SERPs (search engine results pages) worldwide, making room for ads at the top and bottom of the page. ” Did I just compare Google Ads to The Sims? Is it driving business?


What Google Thinks about Influencer Marketing

Content Standard

Google has issued new rules on how bloggers should behave when they have a relationship with a brand. Google’s Influencer Guardrails. Google wants bloggers who receive free products in exchange for reviews to disclose that relationship, preferably at the top of the content.

Top 4 SEO Tips for Small Business Blogs on a Shoestring Budget

Writing on the Web

Consequently, a lot of small businesses and professionals today are struggling to achieve their SEO goals on a restricted budget. Having said that, there are still a lot of smart yet pocket-friendly SEO tips that businesses can implement on a shoestring budget.

PR 2015: Top 100 Influencers & Brands

Onalytica B2B

Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google +, Tumblr, the list is truly endless in 2015. We’re here to help! PageRank (Normalised). PageRank (Normalised). Business Wire. Business 2 Community. Help A Reporter Out.

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Guest Blogging is NOT Dead (And Matt Cutts Didn’t Say It Is)


The digital marketing blogs and media have lit up in the last couple of days with reports that “guest blogging is dead,” based on this post from Matt Cutts, the head of Google’s Webspam team. Those reasons existed way before Google and they’ll continue into the future.

The Top 200 Content Marketing Brands And Influencers

Marketing Insider Group

Which could be helpful when thinking about what events, publications and partnerships any of us might be considering. PageRank (Normalised). PageRank (Normalised). Yahoo Small Business. Social Business.

Will Your SEO Strategy Be Impacted By Google’s Removal of Right-Hand-Side Ads on SERPs?

Content Standard

As of Friday of last week, Google confirmed that it had permanently removed all right-hand ads on its SERPs (search engine results pages) worldwide, making room for ads at the top and bottom of the page. ” Did I just compare Google Ads to The Sims? Is it driving business?


The 12 Best Competitive Intelligence and Benchmarking Tools


As will be the case for all posts in this series, tools will be shown with the number of results returned by Google on a search for reviews of that tool (not necessarily the actual number of reviews) and example showcase reviews. Google Review Count: 400,000. Google Review Count: 6,330.

Fathom SEO Pulse #55: Domain Structures, 301s Affecting Performance & More


Welcome to Fathom’s weekly SEO pulse, where our goal is to help you stay on top of any new strategies and changes in this integral part of your overall marketing strategy. Businesses with different domains for multiple countries can use a few different structures for those sites.

Is Author Rank Really Relevant?


By now, you’ve read about the latest Google-induced confusion-fest. This was one of the accounts of the carnage: Google’s John Mueller has announced that Google is making a major change in the search results around authorship. You were told to get busy on G+.

Nofollow Tags: What They Are and Why They Matter


Circa 2005, search engines and businesses were dealing with many consistent spam issues. Some of those included: The World Wide Web was to some extent a link-buying economy; some companies’ entire business models were based on paid links that could give them the rankings they wanted.

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Edtech and Elearning: Top 100 Influencers and Brands

Onalytica B2B

Institutions are behaving more like brands , looking to spur innovation in the same way that businesses can, utilising entrepreneurial and startup practices to improve learning. Podcasts, videos and online textbooks help facilitate this model. PageRank (Normalised).

A Brief History of Search & SEO


We all know it exists, and we know it’s an important part of business. And in its relatively short life, it’s matured and evolved rather quickly -- just look at how many changes Google’s algorithm alone has gone through. In other words, we believe, today’s Google. Source: Google.

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13 SEO Tricks, Treats, and Frights of 2017

KoMarketing Associates

The above email excerpt shows that hackers have taken a new approach to their efforts to extort money from businesses. Luckily, John Mueller confirmed via Twitter that it’s just a scare tactic and Google is equipped to handle. Google released the real-time Penguin 4.0 This update also removed the notion of a “penalty” related to Penguin and rather “devalued” links that no longer conformed to Google’s Webmaster Guidelines. TREAT: Google Answer Box. Google Alerts.

Best SEO Guides, Tips and Resources of 2010


How does the introduction of Google Instant change SEO tactics? Google Search Engine Optimization Starter Guide 2010- Plain Speak on SEO by WorkingPoint. 1 on Google by iMediaConnection. ** 5 Stars. The Business Of Burying Internet Search Results by NPR.

Four Predictions About the State of SEO in 2017


Previously, SEOs had focused more on the authority of sites to improve the amount of pagerank that would help to rank the site for its desired keyword. Guest post by Nathan Elly. The new year is well underway.

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Fathom SEO Pulse #50: Optimizing for the Future of SEO & More


Welcome to Fathom’s weekly SEO pulse, where our goal is to help you stay on top of any new strategies and changes in this integral part of your overall marketing strategy. Here’s the latest SEO news: “Large Influx This Week of Google Manual Actions?”.

Fathom SEO Pulse #57: Super Bowl Search Winners, 302 Redirects & More


Welcome to Fathom’s weekly SEO pulse, where our goal is to help you stay on top of any new strategies and changes in this integral part of your overall marketing strategy. Site Quality: Google’s Major Ranking Signal Explained. 302 Redirects Pass PageRank!

11 Safeguards to Prevent Business Blogging Embarrassment


It's well researched, it will help your audience, and the tone is spot on. Find opportunities throughout your post to link to other content, whether from you or external sources, that is helpful to the reader. You're (probably) not business blogging just for fun.

Defining Link Metrics that Impact SEO Link Building Development

KoMarketing Associates

Text used for and around the link (even though Google has acknowledging changes to how they handle anchor text this past month, obtaining keyword relevance should still be a focus where possible and applicable). These scores help evaluate future link opportunities and prioritize strategies.

SEO for B2B in 2017 – What Do You Need to Know?


Successful business-to-business (B2B) companies rely heavily on Search Engine Optimization (SEO) to attract larger and more profitable audiences. In 2017, there are several SEO trends that will heavily impact the business-to-business world.

MarTech: Top 100 Influencers and Brands

Onalytica B2B

Adoption among enterprise-class organizations is high, but market penetration among all businesses remains low. “There’s nothing more transformational to the business bottomline than an engineer who can sell. Business 2 Community.

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Edtech and Elearning 2016: Top 200 Influencers and Brands

Onalytica B2B

Blending the classroom effectively for maximum effectiveness is the pursuit of effective teachers everywhere and Twitter is our tool that helps us educator ourselves on how to do that.” ” Jaime Casap – Google Education Evangelist. Google. Google For Education.

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IoT 2016: Top 100 Influencers and Brands

Onalytica B2B

This is allowing many small agile businesses to create competitive advantage.” One thing is for sure: the Internet of Things is the genesis of countless new business models, that revolutionize our day-to-day life. Gilmore Business Network. Computer Business Review.

3 Timeless SEO Strategies You Need to Incorporate into General Marketing


Clients are usually less interested in reading about PageRank dilution, AMP integration, and 3-packs. … By knowing that the primary aim of Google and other search engines is to provide the most relevant search results possible (more on this later).

Algorithm Updates: Common Questions & What You Should Know

KoMarketing Associates

When a major algorithm update happens like it did May 20th , it’s always interesting to see reactions from both the search community, affected businesses , and the media. According to Moz , “Each year, Google changes its search algorithm around 500–600 times.”

Social Media Marketing: Top 100 Influencers and Brands

Onalytica B2B

What were once standalone websites and online chat services; are now advertising spaces and business opportunities. There are now 40 million small businesses using Facebook ‘pages’ and it is riddled with adverts and promotional links smartly catered for each individual.

18 (of the) Best SEO Link Building Guides of 2011


How can you leverage business relationships and giveaways to quickly build quality backlinks? 8 Tactics to Try as Google Tinkers with its Ranking Algorithm by MarketingVOX. Get contact details of all the vendors, suppliers and dealers with whom your client does business.

How to Build Inbound Links the White Hat Way


Google Penguin is an algorithm update aimed at decreasing search engine rankings of a website due to a large number of spammy, low authority links in their backlink profile. This type of specificity will increase the likelihood that they’ll agree to help you out.

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Best Cool SEO Tools of 2011


Fiona McEachran looks at eight helpful free SEO toos, ranging from the widely used (e.g., Benjamin Estes examines five tools for monitoring and reporting on organic traffic data, from the most basic (Google Analytics) through some more exotic options like Geckoboard and GinzaMetrics.

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40 Essential SEO Terms Marketers Should Know [Glossary]


This is a list of the 40 most essential search engine optimization (SEO) terms to help marketers communicate with developers and understand how to optimize their websites. Specifying the canonical URL helps search engines understand which address for a piece of content is the best one.

What's the Deal With Guest Blogging? Deconstructing Matt Cutts' Post


On January 20, Google''s Matt Cutts blogged about " The decay and fall of guest blogging for SEO." It would make you feel something -- move you, help you (reach a goal perhaps), inspire you, and so on. Be helpful.

12 SEO Experts Weigh In on SEO 2014 Predictions

Marketing Action

Their answers may help you prepare and ramp up for the coming year. 2014 will be the year of the Google “Tiger” update – a new algorithm update that Google will claim impacts 5% of sites and is designed to improve overall search quality.

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Best Business Blogging Tips and Guides of 2010 (So Far), Part 1


Can’t help you with that last goal, but excluding that one you’ve come to the right place. 100+ SMB Blogging Ideas to Kick Start 2010 by Small Business Trends. How to Never Run Out of Blog Topics to Write About by Internet Marketing for Business Owners. Ten Must Read Tips to Start a Small Business Blog by TopRank Online Marketing Blog. On LinkedIn, you want to be all about business. Post on Google Buzz. Stumped for new blog post topic ideas?