Redesigning Websites and Addressing Google Penalties; Google Wants Your Ideas for Web Search and Webmaster Tools

January 20, 2015 by  
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aASearch Engine Land article from Andrew Shotland  gives a heads up for all people thinking of redesigning site or addressing Google penalties.  Andrew  took on a client who ha’d lost rankings as a result of a site redesign and details what he did to help them recover. Plus, Google Wants to Know your Ideas for Google Web Search and Webmaster Tools?

Google: Selling Domains and Auto Insurance? Goodbye to CSS Positioning

January 13, 2015 by  
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Google Domains is now available in the US without an invite! Google Renders Web Pages, Say Goodbye To CSS Positioning? ​​Chilling Effects Blocks Search Engines from Indexing Entire Site; Google Alerts Webmasters About Issues hreflang and rel=canonical URLs; Webmasters Should Use Caution When Dynamically Serving Javascript, CSS & Images; Google Wants to Sell You Auto Insurance.

Link Neighborhoods : From Finding Connections to Finding Partners

December 30, 2014 by  
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Link Neighborhoods : From Finding Connections to Finding Partners as Daron and Chris discusses how a tool called Touchgraph helps in viewing relationships between your site and your competitor’s site. It even helps in finding out connections between related websites and in finding potential link partners for your website.

Google Analytics Tracking and Link Acquisition: A Live Rockstars Roundtable

December 23, 2014 by  
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Daron is joined by David Szetela of Clix Marketing, Topher Kohan of CNN, Frank Watson of Kangamurra Media, Chris Hart of Bruce Clay (as well as Bruce Clay himself) and Andrew Beckman of Location3 Media to discuss the hot topics at SES New York 2010 including Google Analytics Tracking and Link Acquisition

Google Says New TLDs Have No Inherent Search Ranking Advantage; SEOs Required To Take Polygraph Lie Detector Tests

December 16, 2014 by  
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Google: New TLDs Have No Inherent Search Ranking Advantage ; Google Preps Shopping Site to Challenge Amazon -; SEOs Required To Take Polygraph Lie Detector Tests;
‘Yahoo Starts Prompting Chrome Users To Upgrade To Firefox’

Negative SEO Tactics, Google Panda and Penguin Helps SEOs

December 9, 2014 by  
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Chris, Jim and guest panelist Frank Watson covered recent reports about negative SEO being done without links. Chris Boggs cited a SEMPost article that details bots that were creating excessive load demands on sites causing the search engine spiders to downgrade their page load speeds and lower their rankings.

Jim Boykin and guest Frank Watson discussed how some companies were creating searches and clicks for competitor sites that improved their appearance to the search engines and got them to rank better for terms that others that were not getting those clicks suffered from lower CTRs.

Opinion was also given about how Google’s major algorithm updates – Panda and Penguin – have helped get more work for many SEOs.

Bing and Yahoo Follow Google in Right to Be Forgotten; Google Confirms Penguin Thanksgiving Rollout

December 2, 2014 by  
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Bing and Yahoo Follow Google in ‘Right to Be Forgotten’ Takedowns; Google Confirms Penguin Rollout Continued Into Thanksgiving Day; Twitter Testing View Analytics Link From Within Individual Mobile Tweets; Update on Google Not Indexing Legitimately Hidden Content on Webpages;  Google PageRank Will Likely Not Update Again;  Google Sending Out Defamation Removal From Search Notices to Webmasters.

Affiliates Learn About White Hat Black Hat SEO

November 25, 2014 by  
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Were looking back at a white hat black hat SEO panel from the Affiliate Convention Denver show from June 2009. Daron hosts a SEO panel targeted towards questions asked by affiliates from the live audience. Daron is accompanied by search marketing veterans  Dave Snyder and Frank Watson.

Google Search Results Are Free Speech in the U.S; Google Rolling Out Mobile Friendly Label

November 18, 2014 by  
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Google rolling out  Mobile Friendly label ; Google Search Results Are Free Speech in the U.S. Is Google Penalizing Websites With Disallowed Pages?  Google Rewrites Quality Rating Guide – Refresh Yourself on What SEOs Should Know; Googles DoubleClick Outage Affected 55,000 Websites For Nearly Two Hours ; .Google News Testing Tiny Video Thumbnails Alongside Images.

Duane Forrester , Matt Cutts and the SEO Spokespeople Changeup

November 11, 2014 by  
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Amazon Echo; Facebook and Google Fight Ebola

SEO Rockstars host Chris Boggs had guest Frank Watson on for a lively discussion on recent search engine personnel changes. Bing search evangelist Duane Forrester was let go last week much to the surprise of most industry people.

Forrester had just won the US Search personality of the year at Las Vegas PubCon 2014. The pair noted it could be indicative of Bing’s admission of not being able to challenge Google’s search dominance and the company’s decision to concentrate on search apps and leave the rest to Google.
Google Spam Czar Matt Cutts recently announced he was extending his leave of absence – Matt has been on vacation for nearly 6 months and announced he was not planning on returning to his position – looking to find another project to take on when or if he gets back.
Amazon’s Echo devices came under some criticism for being an ever present ear in your home logging all comments and possibly prepping future search suggestions when looking for things online – especially through Amazon. This intrusion was also reflected in Google’s report of what days people were more hungover by how often people searched about the terms.
Google’s statement that buying links for traffic but sending them to a separate site and then redirecting that site to your main site – as suggested by John Mueler from Google – came under some criticism as it seemed like cloaking.
The begging for money from users by Facebook and Google for the Ebola situation was also discussed.