mark roberts

  • The Duplicate Content Myth and More: Weekly Forum Update

    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.

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  • The Latest Yahoo Hack, Google Sandbox, and More: Weekly Forum Update

    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 ...

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  • Are Bad Links Still Worth Worrying About? Weekly Forum Update

    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 ...

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  • The Future of Online Reviews: Weekly Forum Update

    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.

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  • The Mobile-First Web: Weekly Forum Update

    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.

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  • Mobile Optimization Is Even More Essential: Weekly Forum Update

    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.

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  • Google Labeling Links and Blank Ad Units: Weekly Forum Update

    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.

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  • Link Building Mistakes and Penguin 4.0: Weekly Forum Update

    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.

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  • When Will Penguin Update?

    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.

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  • Something Wicked This Way Comes: Weekly Forum Update

    Something crazy is happening over at Google HQ, and webmasters are seeing the results all over the place. What kind of update is it? Well…no one is quite sure yet. But you can get the best analysis at WebmasterWorld and our other communities! We’ll cover Google’s mysterious update, Twitter’s new character limit, spammy widgets, Google vs the EU, and more in this week’s update.

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  • Shrinking 6-Packs and Automated Tools: Weekly Forum Update

    Welcome to another episode of SEO News! As always, I’m your host Mark Roberts. Sorry – I’m just practicing my newscaster voice because our communities have a TON of newsy discussions this week! Big changes and announcements from Google and Facebook take the fore, with a background discussion about automated tools that really shouldn’t be missed.

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  • Link Maintenance, Pinterest Video Ads, And More: Weekly Forum Update

    Howdy folks! We’ve got plenty of intriguing news and expert advice in this week’s forum roundup. Summer’s winding down but our communities are as busy as ever! Did you know that it was Cre8asiteforums 18th birthday this month? They’re one of our crown jewels and there’s a lot of history in that forum! If you haven’t yet, their anniversary is a great excuse to head on over and ...

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  • AMP Pages, Ads in the Three Pack, and More: Weekly Forum Update

    Facebook, AMP Pages, and Google’s 3-Pack are just some of the big news items our users are talking about this week. It’s a diverse bunch of stories, and we like that! Variety is the spice of life, after all. On WebmasterWorld, we’ll look at Facebook’s new battle against ad-blocking, the anniversary of the World Wide Web, and Google’s new expanded AMP support.

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  • Search Analytics, Algorithm Rumors, and More: Weekly Forum Update

    Boy was it ever a busy week! Google released a big ol’ document explaining clicks, impressions, and placements in search analytics reports recently. There are also rumors of a Google algorithm change or hiccup – perhaps more zombie traffic choking up the pipes? Facebook released some news about their own algorithm, Alphabet posted record profits, and our users are discussing ...

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  • Links and Usability, Verizon Buys Yahoo, And More: Weekly Forum Update

    Yahoo is sort of alive and sort of dead as of this week – the end of an era, and the end of the road for Yahoo’s last minute, brazen, experimental approach to recovery. Our communities have been discussing the story, along with a few stories about links, AdSense, HTTPS, and more this week. One of our stories about links is actually quite different from the usual “how do I get ...

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  • My Search Console Was Hacked!: Weekly Forum Update

    Stories both fascinating and terrifying fill this week’s forum update. Ever had your Search Console hacked before? It does happen – and it can be nerve-wracking to wonder how it happened and what can be done to fix it or prevent it from happening again. On WebmasterWorld, a user has been asking for advice in his battle with a particularly unscrupulous and persistent content scraper.

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