Cyrus Shepard

  • Experiment: We Removed a Major Website from Google Search, for Science!

    Posted by Cyrus-Shepard The folks at Groupon surprised us earlier this summer when they reported the results of an experiment that showed that up to 60% of direct traffic is organic. In order to accomplish this, Groupon de-indexed their site, effectively removing themselves from Google search results. That's crazy talk! Of course, we knew we had to try this ourselves.

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  • Take the SEO Expert Quiz and Rule the Internet

    Posted by Cyrus-Shepard You are master of the keyword. You create 1,000 links with a single tweet. You rank for the word "rank." Google engineers ask for your approval before updating their algorithm. You, my friend, are an SEO expert. Ready for fun? Here at Moz we gathered our wits (it didn't take very long) and created a new quiz to test our SEO knowledge.

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  • How Google Knows What Sites You Control And Why it Matters - Whiteboard Friday

    Posted by Cyrus-Shepard Google obviously looks at a great many factors in determining site rankings, but what do they know about us as administrators of our sites, and how do they use that information? In today's Whiteboard Friday, Cyrus talks about some of the actions that Google takes based on information it can see, offering advice on how you can see the inherent benefits and avoid the pitfa.

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