Holier Than Thou

  • Seven SEO Trends We Watched in 2017

    … The year is coming to an end, and that means it’s time for our competitors to write their 2018 prediction posts and talk about Trends They Expect To See in 2018. After our company holiday party however, we decided against adding to the rampant speculation and instead decided to attempt to remember focus on the top trends we observed in 2017. So…

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  • WTFSEO 2017 SEO Ranking Factor Study

    … on less than half of the websites out there. that one thing Adam Lasnick said in the comments of @mattcutts blog in 2007 – Yup, still a factor! Social Signals – But only from Owdy, AIM, Ello, and Gab. – because since Social networks can block Google on a whim and usually restrict access to the crawler or hide content behind a login, Google…

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  • How to Spot a Valid “Top SEO” List

    … When it comes to lists containing “Best of” and “Top”, there are so many out there and frankly they’re all very subjective. While it feels great to be on a list, let’s face it, you’re still just “on someone’s list” for whatever reason. Often it’s for no other reason that you’ve partied with the list creator. “Top SEO” lists are no different…

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  • An Open Letter To The SEO Industry

    … How are you all doing? We’ve now been a member of the industry for, well, most of our unprofessional life, and We feel it’s time we ask some things of you. You see, we’ve been thinking a lot about our industry in the past few years, and we’ve come to an important realization: WE NEED YOU TO LINK TO US AND SHARE OUR POSTS. SERIOUSLY. PLEASE? SEO…

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  • How to Fire an SEO

    … ranking your site for a keyword that has no relation to what you do, but your cousin’s kid said should you should be targeting because *everyone’s* searching for it They’re better looking than you You’re not quite sure what they actually do There’s an SEO WordPress plugin, right? You’ve been told to reduce headcount by the execs, and you’ve…

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  • TAFE: Our January Finances & Nearing Profitability

    … Here at WTFSEO we firmly believe in the code of TAGE (That’s TAGFEE minus the generosity and empathy) Since being acquired by CoCuMo a few months ago, we’ve been forced to changed our ways of thinking about openness and transparency. In keeping with the spirit of the TAGE code, we’re going to release our January costs and income below. As you…

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  • Cyber Monday Tips For SEOs

    … Today is Cyber Monday and our editors insist that we write something about it so that we can add to the social media noise and email spam already proliferating the interwebs today. So, here goes: Make sure you have the best Cyber Monday possible with our helpful tips: Wear clothing that’s easy to describe. Remove the piece of post…

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  • These 2 Slides Will Make You The Ultimate SEO Guru

    … The end of digital marketing conference season is almost here. That can mean only one thing: it’s almost time for next year’s digital marketing conference season! How exciting! Did you follow all the great advice on how to be an amazeballs speaker? Did that advice help transform you into one of the highest rated presenters of all time at the last…

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  • Exclusive Conversation With Google Spam Team Member

    … While at a conference out west last week, our senior editor managed to get some private 1on1 conversation with a member of the Google search quality team. Without that Googler’s consent, we recorded that top secret meeting. Below, is the transcript: WTFSEO: Hey [name redacted] It’s been a while. Haven’t seen you since that last conference, how…

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  • Penguin Recovery Case Study

    … absolutely correct), we can categorically state that we are now fully recovered from our Penguin deflation issue! Now, you may ask “Can I apply this knowledge to my own site in order to recover from Penguin?” On the advice of our attorney we’d rather not answer that question, but you are more than welcome to ask us in person and, over a pint or three…

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  • How To Write A ’10 Best SEO Blogs You Should Read’ Post

    … SEO is important for the largest brands to the smallest businesses. That’s why there are thousands of blogs dedicated to the topic of making SEO great again! Everyone is cranking out in-depth guides, how-tos, tools, tips, and tricks. However, one thing that is sorely lacking is lists of the best SEO blogs you should be reading. This is one…

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  • Why Modern SEO Requires Almost No Technical Expertise

    … The Internet is complicated. If you think about the innumerable calculations that go into every Google search just to bring you the perfect information for your request, it can almost be overwhelming. Trying to appeal to every line of code in Google’s core algorithm to rank higher would be virtually impossible, even for the most advanced…

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  • What’s It Like to Interview at WTFSEO?

    …First, why we started WTFSEO Quite simply, we started WTFSEO to Make SEO Great Again! It’s been almost 2 years since we started this journey – and frankly it hasn’t been as rewarding as we’d hoped when it comes to ad dollars. That’s why we need you, gentle applicant, to join our team and help us fill our pockets with your hard earned cash – a small…

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  • The Ultimate Relationship Building Link Profile Test

    … Ahrefs account and changed the password. _____ 45. My link partner is my primary source of rankings. _____ 46. My partner judges me more harshly than Google! _____ 47. My partner cares about the score I receive on this test. _____ 48. It feels like my partner is Google and I’m a private blog network they just found out about. _____ 49. My…

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  • Editorial Direction: Supporting Our Bot Traffic

    … Based on recent news that as much as 50% of traffic to websites may be coming from bots, we’ve decided that we need to pander to this community, so from this point forward every other post will be written for bots rather than humans (sorry fleshbags). 01000001 00100000 01110010 01101111 01100010 01101111 01110100 00100000 01110111 01100001…

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