Internet Marketing Tips, Suggestions, & Ramblings

We recently came across an interesting conversation on the BigSEO subreddit. A user was trying to deindex a large number of product pages on their site, but three weeks later they’re still showing in Google’s search results. Even their Search Console shows no changes after the deindex. Is your site having a similar issue or your […]

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How to Improve Your Crawl Budget

By: | January 24, 2017 | View: 3651

In a perfect world, Google would crawl our entire site. Google would find the right pages to put before our target users, and it would do so at instant speed. But Googlebot doesn’t work like that. More specifically, your site’s crawl budget probably doesn’t allow it. You can’t change how Googlebot works, but you can […]

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Matt Cutts Resigns from Google

By: | January 19, 2017 | View: 3747

Matt Cutts, former head of web spam at Google, has officially resigned from the company. He took a leave of absence in 2014, spending some of that time working with the US Digital Service. Now, he reports he had officially resigned from Google on December 31, 2016 to stay on at the USDS as director of engineering. Tomorrow, […]

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Move over, Alfred and Jarvis—Alexa, Siri, Cortana, and Google Home are on the job, and these digital assistants are answering local search queries better than ever before. Digital assistants are great at what’s becoming known as “conversational search”—queries that use actual conversations instead of the two-to-three syllable phrases we’ve been barking into our phones. The […]

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Google Kills Off Content Keywords Feature

By: | December 5, 2016 | View: 3149

In a recent blog, Google reports that “the time has come to retire the Content Keywords feature.” Content Keywords were the primary method webmasters used to see how Google viewed their site, as well as if Google was able to crawl their pages or if their site was hacked. Why We Don’t Need Content Keywords […]

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A significant local algorithm update occurred on September 1, 2016 that had local business listings disappearing—or, more surprisingly, reappearing—from the Local Finder and the local 3 pack. Dubbed “Possum” by the local search community (because the listings weren’t missing, just filtered, AKA, “dead”), the update is shaking things up for local businesses. Joy Hawkins from […]

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