Daily Search Forum Recap: February 28, 2017

Here is a recap of what happened in the search forums today, through the eyes of the Search Engine Roundtable and other search forums on the web. Search Engine Roundtable Stories: Former Google’s Amit Singhal Sexual Harassment Allegation Shock The SEO Community Kara Swisher broke the news yesterday that the former head of search at […]

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Google recommendations on how to handle day-long site closures for search rankings

Need to turn off your website for a period of time, but worry your Google rankings will drop? Here are some tips from Google’s John Mueller on how to handle it. The post Google recommendations on how to handle day-long site closures for search rankings appeared first on Search Engine Land. Please visit Search Engine […]

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Daily Search Forum Recap: February 27, 2017

Here is a recap of what happened in the search forums today, through the eyes of the Search Engine Roundtable and other search forums on the web. Search Engine Roundtable Stories: Google: Panda Takes Into Account Site Quality Including Site Architecture Google’s John Mueller said in a video hangout on Friday at the 8:54 mark […]

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Google: Web Directories Don't Generally Help With Rankings

Google’s John Mueller said that generally, web directories do not help with SEO or rankings. Google has said in the past that directories aren’t the right way to build links to your site and then early, Google warned not to use directories for link building purposes. In fact, directories charged removal fees during the big […]

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No, Google Didn't Remove NaturalNews.com Because Of Fake News

I wasn’t planning on covering this story over here, but I keep getting people asking me on Twitter about why NaturalNews.com was deindexed by Google. People are saying it was because of “fake news” but that is not the case. @rustybrick any ideas on the Natural News deindexation?! Google removing fake news now in action? […]

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Daily Search Forum Recap: February 24, 2017

Here is a recap of what happened in the search forums today, through the eyes of the Search Engine Roundtable and other search forums on the web. Search Engine Roundtable Stories: Search Buzz Video Recap: Google Image & Phantom Update, AdWords Ad Label & Maile Ohye This week in search, Google confirmed that a user […]

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Google Reminder: Linking To High Authority Web Sites Do Not Help With SEO

Google has said for years that linking out has no impact on your rankings and SEO. So here is a reminder, linking out is not an SEO ranking factor. John Mueller said so this morning on Twitter again: @AshKumar1234 no. — John â.o(â§â-½â¦)o.â (@JohnMu) February 24, 2017 There were some third-party studies that said linking […]

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Google Warns About Using Contests For Links

Google’s John Mueller reluctantly explained in a live webmaster video this week on YouTube at the 31:22 mark that he would “watch out” when using contests to get links. He said the links might not be “clean” and if you are doing it to “exchange something” that is against their link guidelines. So if you […]

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Maile Ohye Leaves Google After ~12 Years

Maile Ohye quietly announced on Google+ that she is leaving Google. She started with Google almost 12 years ago in September 2005, she was instrumental in building out Google Search Console (formerly known as Google Webmaster Tools), helping build out the Webmaster Trends team and many other departments and products at Google. She was the […]

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Google My Business Guidelines Updated For Service-Area & Virtual Offices

Google has updated their Google My Business guidelines specifically to clarify how a business should list their address for service-area businesses and virtual offices. The new section is in the expandable “address” section and titled “Service-area businesses.” The new guidelines clarifies who can use that feature: Service-area businesses – businesses that serve customers at their […]

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Maile Ohye has left Google

The latest Google employee departure is Maile Ohye, someone the SEO community has grown to love over the years. The post Maile Ohye has left Google appeared first on Search Engine Land. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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