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Max Minzer6,665Conversation with +Mike Blumenthal and other fine people about benefits & value of using Google local page vs. brand page and vice versa.Questions you'd like to see asked?Leave comment here or on social media with hashtag #maximpact Learn more about #maximpact and sign up to get updates:http://www.maxminzer.com/maximpactLocal vs. Brand Google Pages w/ Mike Blumenthal - Max Impact Ep. 0742014-04-03 22:00:0029G+

Nick Ker has been shared in 26 public circles

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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+
Abinash Mohanty5,710Sharing my best Web Design CircleAdd and Share with you network.#circles   #circleshare   #sharedcircle   #circlesharing #followers   #social #sharedcircles  #sharedpubliccircles   #circleshared #sharedcircleoftheday #addmetoyourcircles  #awesomepeople   #circlecount #newfollowers  #googleplus   2014-01-26 09:19:36500012CC G+
Kunle Campbell801I put this circle together for people interested in following people and pages I deem to be the top G-plussers in digital marketing, SEO and social media #circleshare #circleshare #circlesharing #circlecount If you'd like to be included;- add the members to your circle,- +1this post- and publicly re-share this postlet me know when you have done the above and I'll add you.2013-11-24 01:24:48501134CC G+
Johnny Huntington0#webdesign #sharedcircles #webdevelopment  Here is a great shared circle of Professional Web Designers.2013-11-04 13:45:45501003CC 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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Arne de Vos3,656I want to share my Webdesign Google Circle once more. Looking for webdesign specialists? Or are you a webdesigner yourself? Add this circle :)2012-11-28 02:31:36477305CC G+
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+
Jimmy James2,609New to Google+ ......These folks just got here. Some of these folks think this is a boring, Facebook-type thing that seems to be a Ghost-town so far. Help show them how wrong they are, and how this works. ... it would be nice. Share this Circle2012-04-08 01:54:3899629CC G+
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+
Scott Ayres2,911Not sure who originally shared this circle but it's full of almost 500 Graphic Designers and graphic oriented type people.. Really interesting to follow what they are doing in here.2011-11-14 18:44:24493305CC G+
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 Hogge30#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+
Jon Evans104graphic artist and web designJon Evans shared a circle with you.2011-10-20 02:06:49501002CC G+
AJ Batac4,222Web Designers and Graphic Artists/DesignersAJ Batac shared a circle with you.2011-10-18 18:06:40500334CC G+
Karen Mikkelsberg0Graphic and Web Design CircleKaren Mikkelsberg shared a circle with you.2011-10-15 01:29:46500957CC G+
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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2014-05-30 18:15:11 (8 comments, 2 reshares, 10 +1s)

Search rankings bouncing around? It's not just you

http://mozcast.com/ which shows search engine results volatility in a weather chart format, showed a very hot and stormy day yesterday, after a very calm few days.  
Of course everyone is wondering if this is Penguin. It has been awhile since the last penguin update, and there is often a lot of this SERP flux just prior to a big update. They also seem to roll them out on Friday afternoons for some reason.
 As much as I hate to be an algorithm-chaser, it does look like something is brewing. Any insight from +Pete Meyers or anyone else at +Moz abut the Mozcast spike?

Most reshares: 2

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2014-06-08 16:00:45 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 1 +1s)

Three Ways To Fix Problems with Multiple Google+ Brand, Local & Places Listings

Most plusones: 10

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2014-05-30 18:15:11 (8 comments, 2 reshares, 10 +1s)

Search rankings bouncing around? It's not just you

http://mozcast.com/ which shows search engine results volatility in a weather chart format, showed a very hot and stormy day yesterday, after a very calm few days.  
Of course everyone is wondering if this is Penguin. It has been awhile since the last penguin update, and there is often a lot of this SERP flux just prior to a big update. They also seem to roll them out on Friday afternoons for some reason.
 As much as I hate to be an algorithm-chaser, it does look like something is brewing. Any insight from +Pete Meyers or anyone else at +Moz abut the Mozcast spike?

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2014-07-18 19:16:57 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

With the end of Net Neutrality, site performance and transfer size is going to become really important.

Think about it: If Comcast starts throttling back bandwidth for your site, you can pay up or slim down. A lighter, faster site will save you money and headaches.

 #netneutrality

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2014-07-18 18:31:50 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

4 Years Ago, this is what we preached about SEO  

  …and there is very little that has changed - except that a huge portion of the SEO industry only caught onto this concept within the last year or so.

"Can your site be found? SEO can help - but it is one small piece of the greater whole. Quality content, site design & structure, and insightful marketing are what will make you Findable." 

Step back in time for #flashbackfriday   http://kercommunications.com/seo/are-you-marketing-to-search-engines-or-to-people/

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2014-07-18 18:13:11 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Can You Really Do Your Own SEO? A Checklist

Here is a very good checklist of things that are absolutely necessary for a successful SEO project.

from +Tadeusz Szewczyk 

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2014-07-16 18:57:09 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Negative SEO:  just a toy for disgruntled spammers?

  Here is yet another example of Negative SEO not really doing much at all. 

Hmm... This article mentions a good buddy of one of the jackasses who was responsible for one of the attacks on Ker Communications. To bring you up to speed on this NSEO drama: Both of those clowns were making up stories of negative SEO victimhood to try to gain some attention. One of them showed up and left a lie-filled comment or two on http://kercommunications.com/seo/negative-seo-reality-check/ .
When I called him out on it, he had a few tantrums and proceeded to initiate  an attack on Ker Communications. Stupid is as stupid does, so it only took about 2-3 days to get the dirt on him through Fiverr as well as the linkspam submission tools he used and attempted to register with a kercommunications.com email address. 
Now I wonder ifhis ... more »

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2014-07-10 23:09:38 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Google's updated official Quality Rating Guidelines have been leaked
  "What does Google want?" 
  If you really want to know what the manual reviewers are looking for, +Jennifer Slegg breaks it down for you here: http://www.thesempost.com/google-rewrites-quality-rating-guide-seos-need-know/

..and here's a link to the doc itself if you want to do some serious reading http://www.scribd.com/doc/217994742/General-Guidelines-1

2014-07-07 16:51:10 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

"Hm. Something isn't right. We're checking into it now."

That's all Google Webmaster Tools has to say today in the "Search Traffic" section where you'd normally find Search Queries, Links to Your Site, Internal Links, Manual Actions...

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2014-07-03 11:34:51 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

How & Why Press Release Sites Were Hit By Panda
Googles recent Panda algorithm update really knocked down the press release sites many have used (and abused) for link building.

+Russ Jones breaks it down here: http://moz.com/blog/panda-pummels-press-release-websites-the-road-to-recovery

Something many have overlooked:
If your site had lots of press release links, you may have experienced a drop in rankings or traffic due to those release links now having less value.

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2014-06-30 18:49:39 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

Are we there yet? No... Are we there yet? No... How about now?

  SEO consultants deal with this frequently. Everyone would like to see results as soon as possible. But SEO just does not work overnight... or overweek. 
No matter how many times it is explained, a lot of people forget or just don't accept that SEO "activities" are intertwined, dependent on each other and external factors, and that it takes weeks, months or even years to compete with or outrank other sites who have been at it for years. That blog post you write today may get you some immediate traffic and even sales, but the real search visibility value comes when the big picture in which that blog is just a part,  fully develops. That awesome link you got may not even bump your rankings until a week or two from now, and maybe not in the way you expected.

I frequently tell people "you canse... more »

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2014-06-30 02:55:37 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Brand Page Thumbnails Now Showing In Google Personalized Results!

Google giveth and Google taketh away. And then Google giveth again.

Yesterday I told you that while Google has now removed all author photos from regular Google search, Google+ posts from people in your circles who are seen as highly relevant to you can still show author photos when you search logged in to your Google+ account ("personalized" or "private" search).

Now today I'm seeing something I've never seen before (except in very brief tests): "Publisher" images next to Google+ brand page search results for brands I have in my circles!

UPDATE: I should clarify that this is something new for US searchers. Some non-US versions of Google have been showing brand pages thumbnails in results for a while now.

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2014-06-26 18:41:31 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

In um, memoriam (?) of Google Authorship images which are about to disappear from the search results, I decided to update my profile pic to reflect my now longer hair and beard.  
Inspired in part by +Dan Petrovic aka "Dannah Montana"

Now, who is going to admit they know the origin of this image?

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2014-06-26 13:33:13 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

If you have been trying to use Authorship to get your photo to show up in Google's search results, you can stop now.
 
  Google is removing the authorship profile images from the SERPs.

2014-06-24 13:22:37 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

This morning just keeps getting better! 
I just received a spammy generic guest blogging request email which appears to be from a local competitor. This is not the first time their outsourced (or just stupid) spammers have tried to sell me something or asked for a link.  
They don't look before they leap into spam idiocy...

From an IP address in Philippines:

"Are you looking for some fresh new content to engage your audience even more?
My name is Jessica and I am contacting you on behalf of Higher Images Marketing Firm of Pittsburgh. As a fellow writer and business professional, I have enjoyed reading your blog for some time now and wanted to inquire about guest post submissions. I was hoping you feature guest postings from time to time and was wondering if either I or the owner of my company could contribute?
Higher Images would love to submit an articlet... more »

2014-06-24 13:10:35 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Nothing like discovering a few thousand new spam links pointed at the site first thing in the morning. Someone is tirelessly devoted to proving to me that link bombing or google bowling as "Negative SEO" is effective. 

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2014-06-20 14:35:14 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

SEO Myths and Misconceptions Infographic
What you thought to be true..is wrong

Search Engine Optimization myths are wide spread. The web is full of so called SEO Experts teaching incorrect and outdated information or mere speculation as to what might be the perfect Google beating formula.

The internet has changed and what worked in the past no longer works today. In fact the whole approach of chasing search engines is obsolete. 

In this new infographic which includes references to the excellent +HubSpot 17 SEO Myths Report (http://lnx5.co/q3) and +Rand Fishkin's Moz Myths and Misconceptions about SEO (http://lnx5.co/q2) I throw the light on these commonly held SEO Myths and reveal truth about SEO in 2014

As +David Amerland so eloquently says in relation todays Semantic Search era; "If you are chasing search engines you are playingth... more »

2014-06-16 21:21:30 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Not following your SEO consultant's advice and complaining of poor results is like visiting the doctor, refusing the recommended treatment and wondering why you aren't getting better.

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2014-06-10 15:33:20 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

If you're still relying on PageRank for site evaluation, you're doing it wrong http://stonet.co/1ilc0mT #seo

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2014-06-08 16:00:45 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 1 +1s)

Three Ways To Fix Problems with Multiple Google+ Brand, Local & Places Listings

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2014-06-05 15:18:33 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Don't redirect all mobile users to the home page of your mobile site.
Send them to the mobile version of what they were looking for!

Seems like a no-brainier - you wouldn't do that to desktop users, would you?

2014-06-05 14:08:36 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Great to be arguing as an industry for surveillance reform.  It really is time for action and the US needs to lead the way.


https://www.reformgovernmentsurveillance.com/USAFreedomAct



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2014-06-03 23:00:31 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Google+ Local gets a little less complicated now that you can connect a regular Google+ page for your business to a Google+ Local page for your business. I did say a little less complicated, right? I kind of also feel like this is a step toward Google+ Local being dead and perhaps some step toward Google Maps just having local listings again, but listings that might be managed through Google+.

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2014-06-03 22:53:19 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

3 Golden Rules for Title Tag SEO http://stonet.co/1niHVKI

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2014-05-30 18:15:11 (8 comments, 2 reshares, 10 +1s)

Search rankings bouncing around? It's not just you

http://mozcast.com/ which shows search engine results volatility in a weather chart format, showed a very hot and stormy day yesterday, after a very calm few days.  
Of course everyone is wondering if this is Penguin. It has been awhile since the last penguin update, and there is often a lot of this SERP flux just prior to a big update. They also seem to roll them out on Friday afternoons for some reason.
 As much as I hate to be an algorithm-chaser, it does look like something is brewing. Any insight from +Pete Meyers or anyone else at +Moz abut the Mozcast spike?

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2014-05-30 12:19:03 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

"When You Display Irrelevant Content, Visitors Leave. Simple."

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2014-05-26 00:15:27 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)

SEO mistakes & why they happen

Love the breakdown of the types of people doing SEO, and how some of those create more confusion by teaching others the wrong things.
From +Eric Enge

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2014-05-21 12:58:39 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Follow this?

Since there seems to be a lot of people who follow me for SEO and inbound marketing, I just wanted to make sure you know that there is more online marketing fun on my company's Google Plus page: +Ker Communications 

There are also a couple of G+ clones of me you should avoid. One has a black & white photo of me. That one is me, but to make a long story short, I don't use it since it was generated from a Google Apps email address after I started using this one. Then there is at least one fake Nick Ker which someone thought would be a good way to cause problems for me. That should be removed soon.

So if you like what you see here about SEO and digital marketing, be sure to follow https://plus.google.com/+KerCommunications
Thanks!

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2014-05-20 17:37:20 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

#MozCast  Alert - After a week of record-low temperatures (May 11 was the 3rd lowest temp on record since April 2012), we're seeing heavy Google algorithm flux between yesterday morning and this morning (with a temp of 97.6°). This does not seem to be a glitch (confirmed across multiple data centers), and other tracking sites are seeing heavy activity coming out of the weekend.

No confirmation from Google or clear signals at this point. Many of our secondary metrics (http://mozcast.com/metrics) have been in flux lately, but no huge one-day changes. We're seeing some shuffling in domain crowding, but that happens even on normal days, to some degree.

One oddity over the past two days. Ebay, which generally falls into our "Big 10" (top 10 domains by overall rankings) took a sizable hit. For the larger MozCast 10K data set, it looks like this:

5/18 - #6,0... more »

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2014-04-30 22:11:56 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Parrots in the Echo Chamber  
 
Why it is hard to find good information about SEO

A new client asked me today, “I’ve been reading all these SEO articles and it seems like there are so many contradictory opinions about everything. Are there any SEO sites you recommend?”  After a long pause, I could only think of a few that I could comfortably recommend.

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2014-04-25 13:01:28 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Breakfast with Bald Eagles

Here in Pittsburgh, a live webcam has been set up to watch a pair (now family) of bald eagles which have nested 5 miles from downtown on the Monongahela river.

This morning I got to see the hatchlings having breakfast!

See the eagle cam and archives here: http://www.pixcontroller.com/eagles/

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2014-04-23 20:00:50 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +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, 2 +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.

#pluspostads  

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, 2 +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. 


#aprilfools  

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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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