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    • WTFSEO 2017 SEO Ranking Factor Study

      Greetings WTFSEOers and welcome to the 2017 edition of our Google ranking factors study. It may seem like just last year we published the complete list of Google ranking factors but alas, Google makes several hundred algorithm updates per year – which is great for us because we can keep recycling the same bullshit post every year and call it new.

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    • Mark Your Calendars for the 2017 WTFY Awards

      WTFSEO is proud to announce we are tossing our Make SEO Great Again hats into the industry awards business — not just SEO content curation — and we’ll soon be soliciting nominations for the 2017 WTFY Awards. This, folks, means awards the way only WTFSEO can do them. In other words, this news is destined to ripple throughout the industry because: There is a dearth of self-c ...

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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?

    …, given that we’re not sure, anything we’d say would be pure hyperbolic speculation, and not worth the virtual ink it’s written in… but here’s what we think it definitely, absolutely does, and why it completely changes the game from this point forward. Vowelrank – Google’s looking at the correlation between the vowels you use in your content…

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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

    … a safe space like, right now. Slide 2: The ‘Featured In’ Slide Oh but you don’t just have awesome clients. You are also the most forward-looking and most insightful and incisive thought-leader EVER! You’re so brilliant and important than when Google needs to know something, they ask YOU. Where do you write? Um, kind of EVERYWHERE. Search…

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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 Foolproof Strategies to Make Content Great Again Also

    … Here at WTFSEO we’ve spent the last few months making SEO great again. It’s time now to hang up our giant “Mission Accomplished” banner and move on to the next phase of our grand plan. Like Mr. 9/11 himself and the man who reportedly said he thought the KKK was O-KKK until he found out they smoke pot, we would like to make content great again…

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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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  • WTFSEO: Pro Cargo Shorts and Proud

    … There’s a joke in Amy Schumer’s new book about pairing knee-length jean shorts with a Tasmanian Devil t-shirt for a trip to an amusement park in the early ‘90s because she “knew what’s up” that hit pretty close to home. I.e., I am grateful the only proof Amy and I have this ensemble in common – and, boy, do we ever – sits in a shoebox along…

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  • A Single Female SEO Womansplains Ghostbusters

    … I can be a bit of a feminazi sometimes, so it won’t likely surprise any diehard WTFSEO readers that I was pretty excited to see the Ghostbusters reboot and to form my own opinions on the gender brouhaha. SERPs in the Intro And lest you blast this as irrelevant WTFSEO content, like so many reviewers have panned the movie itself, I’d like…

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