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This week there have been some interesting news from Facebook, with announcements that they will no longer be counting accidental clicks and that load time will now be feed ranking factor. Members also discussed the state of AI and if the current AI techniques are all that they are promoted to be. In Google news, members weigh in on recent changes to the Google Quality Rater Guidelines.
It’s been another busy week in search with a number of interesting Google announcements including a Search Console refresh and a new badge feature in image search. In highlighted discussions, Webmasters discuss what it means to be a Webmaster, revisiting pixel width, whether AMP is a ranking factor, and more? Google Search Console Refresh & Some New Reports Picked up on Th ...
Over the last couple weeks there has been extensive discussion around potential algorithm updates in July. Webmasters were reporting issues with Bing Webmaster Tools and Google Search Console reported a data anomaly in search analytics data. We also say good bye (or good riddance depending on your point of view) to Adobe Flash, and more.
This week Webmaster World challenges marketers to think about how they would generate traffic without Google as a thought experiment. Cre8asiteforums members discuss if link buys in the past paid off long term. SEOChat members discuss ways to get new SEO clients, if you’re just starting your SEO consulting practice.
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 T ...
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.
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.
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 ...
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 tha ...
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.
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 bu ...
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.
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 articl ...
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.
Cleaning up 400 level, 500 level server errors, and weird redirects seems like a battle with no end, especially on larger sites. It sometimes feels like playing wack-a-mole trying to clean them up – as soon as you clean a bunch up, more appear. It’s also really easy to lose your valuable SEO time as well as developer time, cleaning this stuff up.
This issue: Site crawls tend to be a starting point of a lot of SEO reviews. One thing that I’ve been increasingly running into is Google flagging server response errors to pages the never existed in the first place in Google Search Console but I don’t see the same error when running other crawlers.
SEO can be overwhelming: You never know where to start. Let’s take a breath and do something quick: These small tweaks can help you rank better</h2> <hr /> <p>Most of the time, websites create their meta <title> templates and forget about them. Meta data is an easy thing to change and an easy thing to test if its working.
You can think of Google Search Console kind of an equivilent of a Google Analytics view. On the positive end of that, you can’t really lose data in the same way like what can happen in analytics. On the negative end all your data can temporarily disappear and because of Googles UI, you’re left scratching your head as to where it went and what to do.
While I was browsing around on how to troubleshoot relating to the thousands of “no return tag” errors on a site, I saw that there was not much in the way of resources on this topic, so I thought that it would be good to create one. As you browse Google Search Console (formerly Google Webmaster Tools), you’ll see an option under international targetting, in the Search Traffic ...
The incremental approach to SEO, the approach of making small investment in SEO for proof of concept and scaling on it – is very tempting: it seems low cost and low risk. Also, for companies that are heavily focused on paid advertising, it is common to have a small test budget to run small cheap tests with, so it would seem that on face value that the same logic would work on the SEO side.