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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.

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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

    … Depending on which SEO you ask, it’s been a few days to a few weeks since the latest Google Penguin update launched – and while most recovery case studies had been written in draft mode many months ago, we haven’t seen many of them actually showing up on Owdy yet. For you, though, the wait is finally over though! Here at WTFSEO we’ve partnered…

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  • 10 Judge Judyisms for SEOs

    … Courtroom firecracker Judge Judy kicked off her 21st season on September 12, giving the 10 million unemployed Americans who watch her each day a reason to get out of bed again. And while Double J is perhaps best known for the Notorious-RBG-like following she has gained while delivering no-nonsense small claims justice in exchange for a cool $47…

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  • 5 Reasons Why Google Penguin Hasn’t Launched Today [EXCLUSIVE!]

    … Breaking news straight outta the Googleplex. No Google Penguin 4.0 update today. Here are four reasons why. 1. Zika Virus “Due to concerns over the Zika virus, Google Penguin will not be launching today,” according to a Google spokesperson. The Zika virus has reportedly spread to 61 domains where Google operates. “This was not an easy…

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  • Breaking: What Brewskis, Brexit and Broadcasting Mean for the WTFSEO Brand

    … What is brand equity in 2016? It’s a legitimate question – and one we have been pondering ourselves in recent months. Naturally, like the American-style beer lagered with beechwood chips, transported by Clydesdales and beloved by pet owners everywhere, we first started thinking about rebranding after brewing company Anheuser-Busch’s brilliant…

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  • BREAKING: Google Executives G+ Account Hacked

    … unfortunate that the mainstream media didn’t pick up this story. We asked a few major publications why they didn’t pick up on it and the responses varied. “Sorry, honestly we didn’t know that (Google +) was still any kind of thing so we weren’t paying attention.” Large city news publication “What’s Google +, again?” Industry publication editor…

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  • Google Reverses Course – Now Offers Algorithmic SEO Certification

    … WTFSEO EXCLUSIVE: Google* has just offered up an alternative to disappointed SEO Experts who have been longing for the search engine giant to issue certifications to those desperately in need of thought leadership recognition. After first declaring that Google “has no plans” to develop an SEO certification course program, this latest move is seen…

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  • Breaking: Google’s Yo-Yo Title Tag Diet

    … Many people across America have had their issues with size (ed: I hear there’s a cream you can get that… oh not that… nvm), and Google is no different. In 2014 they announced that they were trimming a bulky 15 characters from the size of their title tag, in order to get down to a “beach ready”, slimline 500 pixel length tag (about 55 characters…

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