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Andrea Campaci | Web and Digital designer0#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles     #sharedpublicircles     #circle #circles   #circlemeup     #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou   #ShareYourCircle 2014-01-27 22:03:26473011CC G+
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Alessandro Folghera13,963#SEO   #sharedcircle  1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest)      (ex: fashion, photography, seo, social media marketing)3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)If you come accross Google error messages, incorporating my circles, please provide me the error, I'm classifying these errors. Special thanks to:+Appiani Mosaico http://www.appiani.it/ceramics-for-architecture.asp/lingua_2 mosaic floor tiles2013-09-23 14:38:344946511CC G+
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Nick Ker1,085Here is a rather large circle of people you may want to follow if you are interested in SEO. "Share and enjoy"2012-09-27 12:24:06204203CC G+
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Bobbi Jo Woods39,975This is my Web/Graphic Professionals circle. It has grown considerably since September, when I originally shared it. I will keep adding to it! Just +mention someone you think should be added (yourself included, of course!)Thanks, and happy circling!Original circle post - 9/22/11:https://plus.google.com/u/0/108152252385291870699/posts/F8YycNqgKQZ.2012-03-12 02:46:104912116CC G+
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Karyn Lanthois882I have compiled a Graphic and Web Design Circle using +Chris Porter 's Google+ Shared Circles and my own collection. Hope it's helpful!https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Ao1OX3UN25EvdHRWR3lwWXQ0a0RhWnFuWml5RnJHdkE&hl=en_US#gid=02011-11-14 04:25:42500214CC G+
Charles Hogge0#sharedcircles #CharlesHoggePostHere is a shared circle called "Graphic and Web Designers." I downloaded this circle from the "shared circle directory" that Google has available online for your use.Charles Hogge shared a circle with you.2011-10-26 14:33:51501123CC G+
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Nick Ker0Here's a big circle of SEO people. I didn't put this together myself, but thought I would pass it on.Nick Ker shared a circle with you.2011-10-08 23:55:43190726CC G+
Ivan Dimitrijević3,726Graphic and Web Design CircleHere's the main part of my Graphic and Web Design circle. Share it and enjoy in new 500 people per circle limit.If you want to find more interesting circles, check this out.200+ Shared Circles made by +Chris Porter, in public database of Google+ Shared Circles, organized by category (photography, tech, food, etc.) They're a great way to quickly find like-minded users to follow. Google+ Shared Circles: http://goo.gl/PrcGoHas someone shared a circle with you that's worth remembering? Add it to the list.Add Circle Form: http://goo.gl/O9PdHIvan Dimitrijević shared a circle with you.2011-10-07 17:01:49500242723CC G+


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2014-04-23 20:00:50 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Not So Fast: New Survey Shows Facebook's Login Share Dropped In Q1 When Compared To All Google Properties http://mklnd.com/1nGY0Y0

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2014-04-18 15:43:12 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Fear of a Black Hat
Is Negative SEO Public Enemy Number 1?

A more rational than usual look at Negative SEO.

Oddly enough, this is not the first time I have been mentioned in an article that also mentions Public Enemy...

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2014-04-18 15:41:43 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

New Local Search Carousel - or did I just not notice this before?

Just spotted this new (to me) carousel layout for local search results. 

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2014-04-18 15:39:10 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)

I imagine there are more than a few brands whose SEO's are going through this right now.


2014-04-16 20:23:49 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Hostgator dropping the ball again today. Going to have to stop recommending them as a low-cost hosting option. 

Chalk this up to me not following my own advice: "You get what you pay for"... but then, there are many times when people pay quite a lot of money for allegedly good services that turned out to be just as bad as the cheap stuff.  

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2014-04-14 14:46:47 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Computers (and computer furniture) have come a long way since the 80's

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2014-04-10 14:54:13 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

*Heartbleed SSL bug - What You Need To Know & Do *
 - Change Your Passwords

The Heartbleed bug SSL vulnerability exposes usernames, passwords, and other info you thought was secure on a huge number of sites. The vulnerability has been around for about two years but was only recently discovered. 
Since it is a very technical, server-side issue, there is not much that you can do as an end-user, other than change your passwords and hope for the best.
Periodically changing passwords is always a good idea, even more so when something like this happens.
Here is a checklist of sites and services hit by Heartbleed, what they are doing about it and the ones for which you will need to change your password immediatley. http://mashable.com/2014/04/09/heartbleed-bug-websites-affected/

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2014-04-07 17:01:16 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 2 +1s)

Volusion built an eCommerce link network… and it got hit

You would think that by now, an otherwise good quality ecommerce platform provider would know better than to do this to itself and its customers.

And this hits home for me, since I was just about to recommend a client switch from his current very seo-unfriendly platform to Volusion.
Now what?!  
Anybody have a suggestion for a flexible ecommerce platform that allows for enough customization that we can avoid built-in duplicate content and spammy titling that is so common in packaged online store solutions?
Just because the provider says their system is SEO friendly, does NOT mean that it really is. 

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2014-04-07 15:02:47 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)

Big Names in SEO Penalized - Should You Worry?
   Yes and no.
Yes, you should worry if you don't have a good idea of what your SEO provider is doing in your name. Just because a company is well known doesn't mean they are doing right by you.

No, you should not worry about SEO in general being "dead", banned, or otherwise inherently wrong. As +Tim Hill explains, those who are complaining the loudest about Google being unfair, are usually guilty as charged...

2014-04-04 18:08:19 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Power outage here. Off to find wifi to get some work done. If you are expecting something from me it may be later than usual.

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2014-04-01 13:22:13 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Mobile Spam Reaches New High

No, I don't mean those unwanted SMS text messages.
I mean SPAM, on wheels. 


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2014-04-01 13:14:55 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Google's New Ad Format: Ad Birds

"A new ad format that takes your campaign to new heights by placing ads on real birds. Select your bird and write your ad. Then, you're ready for takeoff."

Advertisers with lots of mobile users will want to use the carrier pigeon. 
Advertisers who have problems ranking well in organic search should use the Penguin, of course.

#aprilfoolsday   #aprilfools   #adwords   #ppc   #paypercluck  

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2014-03-27 13:47:07 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

This Is a Generic Brand Video

Awesome parody video that ticks all the boxes on the "inspirational, look at how innovative and caring we are" advertising checklist.  From +Dissolve 

2014-03-25 19:46:39 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)

+Fallingwater is here on Google+! Needs more photos though :)

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2014-03-21 15:53:04 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Sometimes I start to think that there are a lot of really foolish people in the online marketing business. The ones who, despite all advice against it, will do things like buying links to try to boost search results.  Then I remember that not everyone is a search marketing nerd, and they only know what other people tell them. A lot of the time, the source of the information is where the stupidity comes from. It isn't always the people who do the wrong things, it is the people who irresponsibly instruct them to do the wrong things - and I accept that this is just part of new website owners learning the ropes.

Then I see something like this. T-Mobile, a rather large company that one would assume has the budget to pay for a knowledgable marketing team, and their paid link builder - discussing the renewal of paid links, in public, on Twitter. I think even the newest novice website owner has at... more »

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2014-03-21 14:41:19 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Freaky Friday SEO Predictions

We aren't in the business of fortune telling, but successful SEO sometimes depends on the ability to see things coming before they hit. Like all the fuss about guest blogging lately. A few warnings from Google, which followed an explosion of massive guest posting, and now a lot of people are surprised that Google is issuing manual penalties for overdoing it. "You don't need a weather man to know which way the wind blows"

Here are a few short term SEO-soothsayer predicitions for the near future:

1) There will be another significant shake-up in the SERPs this weekend, tonight maybe?   - Google updates often happen on Friday night, we're due for a Penguin update, and Matt Cutts mentioned a kinder gentler Panda is coming soon.

2) More guest blogging networks and link schemes will be knocked down... more »

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2014-03-21 13:29:29 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Google Penalties and "Manual Actions" on the rise after MyBlogGuest was penalized

It seems that Google's anti-webspam team has been on the warpath lately, punishing intentionally shady SEO link networks, and "questionable" things like MyBlogGuest.com which is kind of a trading post for sites that need content, and writers that have content - and want links.  When MBG launched a couple years ago, many people thought this seemed like a good idea. By now, Google does not agree. 
It has been a few days since then and I am hearing from quite a few MBG users who received a notification in Google Webmaster Tools about "unnatural links".  Some were only guest blogging as their only means of content marketing or link building. 
If that describes your situation - you are sure you haven't done anything else but use MyBlogGuest - then it should berel... more »

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2014-03-18 00:54:26 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

I wonder if anyone will find the easter egg (of sorts) in my latest post (http://bit.ly/1iwss6f). The silly things I do.

#seo   #blogging   #easteregg  

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2014-03-18 00:27:25 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Jeep Cherokee XJs last a long time. Still going...

2014-03-11 14:29:36 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

"Expert" panel posts are getting out of control.  It started with "10 _ Experts Weigh In On __" to 20, 30, 40... is everyone now an expert?!

Whoa! Look at this one. It is HUGE!  

555,700 Experts Weigh In On SEO

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2014-03-11 14:16:19 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Can good guys that got caught spamming and are now terribly sorry still do well in Google?

Hmmm.... no, not really cos being sorry for spamming is not enough for ranking well.

Link: http://youtu.be/2jap11IIxfw

#Google   #SEO   #spam   #twt    

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2014-03-06 16:18:51 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

That moment when your competitor's outsourced lead generator calls you to sell your competitor's service to you...

...and they don't even have a contact name, address or anything but the company name and phone number.

#thedude     #marketingfail     #outsourcing    #thatmomentwhen  

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2014-03-06 14:40:57 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

I don't post SEO/search/webmaster videos here very often, because this is my personal G+ account, but this is an in-depth (8 minute!) video that explains some of the criteria we use when we decide whether a link is paid or not. Roughly, here are some of the important questions we ask:
- What is the value of the gift, product, or service?
- How close is the gift, product, or service to actual money?
- Is it an outright gift or a loan?
- Who is the intended audience?
- Is the intent of the gift to get links?
- Would the gift be a surprise to third party?

My guess is that anyone who has been involved with SEO for a while would intuitively understand these criteria, but it's helpful to clarify some of the questions we ask. Bear in mind that well over 99% of the time, paid links that pass PageRank are abundantly clear--because actual money is changinghands-... more »

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2014-03-05 16:16:13 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

The SEO Echo Chamber (Pot) is Overflowing

 "The same SEO content done over and over again. It’s being force fed into my face, and it’s missing my mouth, because its already cheek-to-cheek full of the same shit."
+Kevin Raposo wrote an excellent rant about the same old tired SEO BS that I highly recommend. 

To me, it seems like there are fewer than a dozen people in SEO who actually do some thinking. The rest just parrot what they have read and it becomes accepted as gospel. Sometimes it is good info, but more often than not, pure BS. 

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2014-03-05 15:30:48 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)

Sad but true:
It has been a while since I started working with a new client who has not previously worked with a so-called SEO company that created more problems than they solved.
A few years ago, it was the "Rank #1 For Everything In 48 Hours" scams.  Now, the SEO rip-offs are a little less obvious to website owners. I keep getting new clients who have worked with "reputable" SEO companies, often recommended by their web developer, eCommerce platform provider, or even their franchise's main marketing department.  Sometimes they claim to be inbound marketers, and there are a ton of these scams claiming to be local search experts. The local search scammers often have official sounding names, and are very likely those same a-holes who cold call and pretend they work for Google Places.

The scam pitch has changed, but the results are the same: 
•Lots... more »

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2014-02-28 23:29:27 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Bald Eagle Fights Off Racoon - Video

"A female bald eagle defended her nest and the three eggs inside it from a raccoon late Wednesday night.
PixController, which is providing a live-stream camera of the nest, captured the close call near the Monongahela River in Hays." #Pittsburgh

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2014-02-26 19:17:27 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Sometimes it is just too far gone...

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2014-02-21 20:58:28 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Link building vs earning, endless content marketing tips,… did anyone remember to actually optimize the site? 
http://kercommunications.com/seo/forget-optimization/ #SEO  

In the SEO echo chamber, there are few thought leaders and millions of followers who repeat what they read without a second thought. 
It seems as if everyone has almost forgotten about the actual optimization of websites .
It shows on the websites of SEO clients, too. Website owners have been sold a lot of infographics, blog articles and other "great content" - but no real optimization of the site, or strategic usage of all that content. 

All the parts are there, but nobody put them together!

2014-02-16 13:35:43 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Few things aggravate me more than "support" staff of big name  ecommerce solutions like +ChannelAdvisor who can not understand or comply with a basic request to make a website work properly. 

Example (paraphrased):

Me: "We need to edit webconfig so that non-www versions of the domain redirect to the www version. And missing pages need to return a real 404, not a 302.  Here are examples and links to exact instructions. I can not make these changes because I do not have high enough access permissions to edit webconfig or other files. The site owner has asked me to contact you to take care of this.
Otherwise, I need to have admin permissions so I can make those changes so that my client's site works properly and Google can stop complaining about all those "soft 404" errors and duplicate content."

Them (about a week later,para... more »

2014-02-13 16:58:45 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

I need some eCommerce platform advice.

I am about to recommend that a client moves away from an outdated, nearly un-optimizable e-Commerce platform with "support" that will not acknowledge when there are issues, even when you show them exactly what the problem is and why it is a problem.  

Will need an eCommerce platform that:
1) Does not automatically generate thousands of duplicate content pages or at least gives users the tools to fix them (rel canonical, nofollow sort-by links, etc)
2) Handles 404 errors properly (not 301 or 302 redirecting to home or other pages)
3) Understands that having www & non-www versions as well as /default.aspx and a few other URL variants showing the same content is NOT OK
3) Understands that their clients need their sites to comply with web standards, as well as Google's webmaster Guidelines
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2014-02-11 15:02:15 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)

Why are Google+ authorship snippets disappearing?

  "Because they were never intended to be for the 'Everyman'.
They're to denote experts and trusted sources – authoritative people and authoritative websites. If you're neither, your free ride is finished."

+Joel Klettke at +WebMeUp  explains...

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2014-02-10 22:51:52 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

I did tell you to try not to have so many ads, especially not at the top of your home page, right?

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2014-02-09 18:33:58 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)

again it wasn't negative SEO, but poor SEO! preliminary findings on Halifax bank #SEO penalty http://ow.ly/tpZp1

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2014-02-06 14:12:15 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)

Old Link Building Methods That Still Work (sort of)

  "Link earning" is clearly what Google wants, and has been my overall philosophy in regard to getting the links necessary for improving a website's visibility in search for some time. 
Earning links based on the value provided by your content or the things  you do online or offline is not always easy to do.

What can you do when you need some "easy" links? If you don't mind taking a slight risk that one day these links won't count, there are some old, "dead" link building tactics that still work - if you use them wisely…


#linkbuilding   #linkearning   #seo  

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2014-02-05 14:48:00 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Quality Guest Blogging is Growing

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2014-02-03 14:07:35 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

DMOZ Directory Drops 1 Million Sites from Listings

DMOZ.org, the directory that many SEO's once considered essential to getting listed in Google and other search engines, seems to be doing some house cleaning.
Most people in the SEO industry no longer consider DMOZ to be very important, but it will be interesting to see if it makes any difference to any older sites that may have lost a listing there.

2014-01-28 17:55:34 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

SEO Beginners - Detecting Logical Fallacies

There's a lot of great information on the Web, and a lot of even greater misinformation.

I was going to link to some pages that claim to be Google's Ranking Factors, which are lists that some people have come up with that supposedly tell us all of the things that Google might rank pages upon in search results. These are usually more linkbait than legitimate.

I searched at Google for "Google ranking factors" and started looking through the first few results, and couldn't bring myself to go any further.

It's better if you learn as much as you can about logical fallacies, and how people make flawed assumptions and arguments when doing something like coming up with a list of something like "Google's Ranking Factors.

Here are some specific things to keep in mind:
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2014-01-23 17:40:11 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

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2014-01-23 17:39:15 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

See - I'm not the only one who went on a rant yesterday about the stampeding herd mentality of internet marketers, the childish attitudes, and stupidly unshakeable beliefs of crap-hat SEOs.

I particularly liked this bit from +Michael Martinez :
"One would have thought (in fact, many people have suggested) that in the wake of Google’s March 2012 Blogocalypse and the subsequent Penguin shakeouts that everyone would realize that not all those links are really helping their competitors. Unfortunately, the memo seems to have stalled out.

So before you go crazy trying to find a new source of links, ask yourself, “Are you ready for a throwdown?” Because Google is going to throw you down again and again and again."

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2014-01-22 17:56:49 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Google’s Warnings About Spammy Link Building: Forcing the Evolution of Website Promotion

Why We Can't Have Nice Things In The SEO Space…

A look at the things that stupid SEO's wrecked, and some link building methods that can rise from the dead if you keep the spam elements out of them... http://kercommunications.com/seo/why-we-cant-have-nice-things-seo/

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2014-01-22 17:52:26 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Guest Post by Matt Cutts on Spammy Link Building

If you even dabble in SEO, you are probably aware of the ongoing war on spammy link building, and +Matt Cutts recent warning about how overzealous SEOs have ruined another good thing - guest blogging.

Here's a timely piece from +Tadeusz Szewczyk 

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2014-01-22 17:42:36 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Do You Think Google Is Out To Destroy You?
"Dear SEO Community,
It’s time to “man (and woman) up”. It’s time to pull up our boot straps and get to working hard like they did in the old days. The days of griping about every single time Google makes a change and “ruins the lives of small business owners everywhere” need to end. It’s time to quit complaining and start marketing.
+Brady Callahan "

2014-01-21 20:59:29 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Matt Cutts Declares Guest Blogging For SEO "Done"
 …and confuses thousands of spam-bloggers who can't tell the difference between crap content published solely for links, and good content published for lots of other good reasons.

Websites that routinely publish good quality articles from contributing writers have anything to worry about.

The comments on +Matt Cutts blog, +Search Engine Land and elsewhere are a great demonstration of how little is understood by many people who consider themselves to be some type of SEO or online marketing expert.  
If you want to write an article for some site other than your own in order to gain better exposure to a wider audience, there is not a damned thing wrong with that. If you are only writing for that site so you can get a link and hopefully improve your position in Google's search results, thenthat ... more »

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2014-01-16 14:34:43 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

10 Ways Your SEO Process Can Fail and How To Avoid Them

Here are some really good explanations of some very common mistakes in the SEO process. Not tips like "your titles are too long", but strategic and procedural mistakes.

By +Aleyda Solis writing for +WooRank 

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2014-01-14 13:58:22 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

The Evolution of Internet Marketing from Magic to Artistic Science

Back in college as a Communications Media major, we discussed how mass communications (this was pre-internet) was a combination of science and art. 

+Eli Fennell wrote this excellent look at the artistic science of online marketing. I really like this bit here about the human side which many seem to leave out of their online marketing:
"In the end, marketing still comes down to the imperfect "science" of understanding your fellow human being, which requires the talents of the artist: storytelling, intuition, empathy, insight, creativity, context, and in some cases wild experimentation."


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2014-01-14 13:53:21 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

All sorts of interesting info about comment spam:


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2014-01-11 02:47:46 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

WARNING: 16,523 Toxic Links on Sale at ThinkBizSolutions #SEO #SEOscams


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2014-01-09 23:26:17 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

You Are Still Not Smarter Than Google

Rotating link schemes are where lots of spammy links are placed until indexed, then removed to avoid penalties. The idea is that you'd get the boost from the links, and replace them with new ones in an attempt to stay a step ahead of the algorithm.
Like most link schemes, Google knows you are trying to cheat.

Get the details from +Dejan SEO O

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2014-01-08 15:08:06 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Content Marketing Is Clearly King

... and everyone is cranking out the content. So yours better be good. Really good. Not that filler "quality content" you can get for $20 per blog post.

+Eric Enge brings the message to Forbes, and that's a very good thing. Maybe they will listen up and stop publishing some of that fluff that reads like cheesy guest-blogging.

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2014-01-08 03:28:39 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Optimizing for Topics, Not Keywords

SEO prediction for 2014: everyone will be talking about optimizing content around broader topics or themes, rather than simple keywords.
This is something I have been consciously doing for the past few years and it works wonderfully.

Now the problem is that all the half-assed link spamming keyword stuffers will echo the buzzwords without even having a clue what it all means. The same thing happened last year when those same people all claimed to be doing content marketing... or inbound marketing.

So you'll still need to do some fact checking when choosing your SEO provider. Have they actually done any real content marketing, topical optimization, or even know what inbound marketing actually means? Or did they just hire out or copy a blog post or two and proclaim themselves experts?
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