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Hello again! Since I last wrote an update, Spring has arrived! Hopefully a lot of you are enjoying some slightly warmer weather between bouts of wrestling with Google. We’ve got a lot of great news threads from WebmasterWorld and Cre8asiteforums this week, as well as our title thread from SEO Chat! I think it’s pretty common knowledge in the business and SEO worlds that somet ...
The name on every webmaster’s lips this week was “Fred.” Or maybe it was on the tips of their fingers, since we’re talking about forum posts. Or both I guess. Well, at any rate, Fred has been making the rounds and our communities have been busy trying to figure out what, exactly, it is. But if you’ve been reading about Fred all week and are tired of that subject, fear not! ...
Sounds like the opening to a pulp detective novel, eh? Well, that’s what living in the SEO world feels like sometimes! Rumors are swirling everywhere about Google’s recent “Fred” update. Since there are so few concrete details, though, we’ve brought a group of more technical, deeper discussions this week.
Welcome back to another update from our amazing communities! If you took a break from the news this week then, phew, you missed a lot! But don’t worry, we can get you caught up. DMOZ, a household name among SEOs, will be shutting down on March 14. Google has been busy as well – they released some new benchmarks for mobile bounce rates and discovered a new vulnerability in Mi ...
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 difficulti ...
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).
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.
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.
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.
Happy New Year and welcome back! We took a little break from writing these posts, but our communities were still churning out great threads! On Threadwatch, we have news about Google throttling traffic and the death of the Link Search Operator. Webmasterworld members are discussing Facebook’s journalist outreach program and keywords, while SEO Chat members are all about duplicate content.
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 fantast ...
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 ab ...
We took a little break for the holidays, but now we’re back! Even though haven’t written a post in a few months, 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.
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.
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.
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 in the future.
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.
Penguin 4.0 is still rolling right along – but let’s take a break this week and explore some of the other exciting things happening in the SEO world! It’s important not to miss the forest by focusing on only one tree, after all. Our members have been sharing stories about Google’s AI, ICANN, Amazon, Facebook, and more.
The aftermath of Penguin 4.0 has been…surprisingly peaceful! In the days after Penguin was announced last Friday, many members of WebmasterWorld reported that instead of a hurricane, all they got was a stiff breeze. But Penguin 4.0 also seems to be a slow beast – Gary Illyes only recently announced on Twitter that the penalty-lifting part of Penguin should be taking effect soon.
There have been several promising signs this month that Penguin may drop sooner than you think. Late last year, Google said that Penguin would be here in Q1 2016 – so perhaps some of you have lost hope. But the members of our communities, WebmasterWorld especially, are getting very excited about all the changes and activity happening in Google lately.