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    • Developing your Xennial marketing strategy

      Yes, it’s true, there’s a new demographic that’s been pulled out of a CMO’s ass identified. The missing link between the mythical Gen X and the “don’t care” Millennials. A new generation that can complain about Gen X, Boomers, AND Millennials. This is of course, The Xennials (ed – weren’t they called Gen-Y?).

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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 was to their careers, and how we’ve chan ...

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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 withi ...

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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

    … 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

    … in the first place and, thus, envisioned our own bold new future. Change is never easy. But, as Heraclitus noted, it is our only constant. And that’s why we have two announcements: 1. Until November 9, WTFSEO will be known as WTFAmerica.lol. 2. Henceforth, we are no longer simply an industry-leading news site. Instead, we’ve been inspired by the Company…

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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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