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  • 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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  • Mark Your Calendars for the 2017 WTFY Awards

    …: There is a dearth of self-congratulatory behavior among SEOs. Seriously, we need more. What are we so afraid of? While existing awards have a time and a place, none to date have had the chutzpah to address the breadth of the categories we showcase below. We are SEOs, but also capitalists. Why else would we have rebranded ourselves…

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  • POLL: How Would You Rate WTFSEO?

    … Gentle Readers, our leadership has asked us to reach out with a simple one question poll to help us gauge our site’s performance. Please let us know how we’re doing by voting in the following poll. Your opinion is appreciated and valued. Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post's poll. The post POLL: How Would You Rate WTFSEO? appeared first on WTFSEO. …

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  • Poll: Is Black Hat SEO Working For You?

    … Black Hat SEOs have been talking lately about whether or not their methods are working. If you’re an SEO, take our poll below on black hat SEO and let us know if it’s working for you. Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post's poll. Apologize for the short post today – we had an image we really wanted to use so we needed a post to go with it. The post Poll: Is Black Hat SEO Working For You? appeared first on WTFSEO. …

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  • EgoBait: The Movie

    … Yes, it’s true, we’re going to be producing a documentary on EgoBait, where we’ll interview “influencers” who will be more than willing to retweet the movie to their myriad of followers, thereby ensuring views and links for WTFSEO. Heck, we’ll even throw in a couple of employees here, talking on script camera about how influential WTFSEO…

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  • Reading Content Out Loud Improves Google Rankings

    … SEO is hard and SEOs are always looking for a new way to rank. Good news for you, we’ve uncovered a new ranking factor. And it comes directly from Google itself. Google’s own Gary Ilyes told us recently on Twitter, and SEroundtable covered: “DYK if you read out loud the text on your page and it doesn’t sound natural, that piece of text may…

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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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  • 10 Black Hat Tactics That Google Will Penalize You For!

    … As you know, we always reward our loyal readers with the latest tactics and news in the SEO industry. Since we’ve decided to triple down on Search in 2017, we thought what better way to start out than by warning you of the ways that you can irrevocably harm your site in the eyes of Google. Now, these are completely black hat, and you should…

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  • SEO Chatter: Algorithm Update?

    … Some guy on twitter we’re not following noticed that several of his keywords moved from page 7 – where they got 0 clicks – to page 4 – where they still send 0 clicks. Is this a major ranking algorithm update? We reached out to Google to demand that they provide us with a change log of the algorithm, as well as a the mobile phone numbers of every…

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  • Exclusive: AMP on the way out

    … Accelerated Mobile Pages (aka AMP) became a hot trend in 2016 thanks to Google support as well as a level of SEO expertise not seen since the launch of RankBrain. However, we’ve learned (don’t ask us how, we just know….. We’re SEOs) AMP’s heyday is about to end. Like a dog seeing a squirrel, it looks like Google will soon be throwing it’s full…

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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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  • 10 Foolproof Strategies to Make Content Great Again Also

    … sort of astounded the general public still cares about this one-time Brooklyn congressman. It has to be schadenfreude. Ergo: We’re prepared to take an Anthony-Weiner-like fall so long as we can parlay it into some traffic. Which, coincidentally, is not unlike Weiner himself using his kid to meet babes. So, sweet thing, what’s your phone number? 6…

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