Bing Webmaster Tools API Fixed After Almost A Month

After the Bing Webmaster Tools API stopped working almost a month ago, Bing said on their blog that they fixed it. They said “upon investigation, we discovered a technical glitch which led to API call failure that is now resolved.” I am not sure why it took Bing so long to figure out there was […]

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Google: We Don't Understand Regions; We Do Understand Countries & Metros

The other day, Gary Illyes from Google posted on Twitter that they spent over 30 minutes reviewing hreflang codes with MENA, EU, ASIA, etc. region codes and confirmed “they are not working” as expected. In short, Google uses hreflang for countries not for regions. Gary said “we don’t extract a language even from something like […]

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SEO Tip: Don't Do As Google Does, Do As They Say

There is the saying “do as I say, not as I do.” That is often the case in which Google prefers you to listen to their advice versus watch their actions. When Google AdWords redirected to Google Ads and used a 302 redirect, which is still the type of redirect in place, that would be […]

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The ultimate guide to HTTP status codes and headers for SEO

Do you understand how HTTP protocol works and the impact it has on crawling and indexing web pages? No? Here’s a guide written by Contributor Barry Adams on HTTP status codes and headers that will make it easier to learn. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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You need 23 keywords in a blog post to rank well. Not.

Contributor Jessica Foster debunks keyword density myths and other SEO content misconceptions. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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Daily Search Forum Recap: July 30, 2018

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 Assistant Smart Displays For Viewing, Not Just Listening Last week, Google introduced smart display support for the Google Assistant. This enables you to […]

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Special rates to SMX East end soon!

Actionable SEO and SEM tactics plus awesome networking. Attend the largest search marketing conference in NYC! Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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Quality Scores for Queries: Structured Data, Synthetic Queries and Augmentation Queries

Augmentation Queries In general, the subject matter of this specification relates to identifying or generating augmentation queries, storing the augmentation queries, and identifying stored augmentation queries for use in augmenting user searches. An augmentation query can be a query that performs well in locating desirable documents identified in the search results. The performance of the […]

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Google Assistant Smart Displays For Viewing, Not Just Listening

Last week, Google announced the highly anticipated smart display support for the Google Assistant. Basically Google Home devices that show you the answer, in addition to speak to you with the answer. Google said they are now launching “smart Displays, a new category of devices for the smart home that brings the Google Assistant to […]

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Daily Search Forum Recap: July 27, 2018

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 Algorithm Update, Quality Raters Guidelines, AdWords Now Google Ads & Speakable Markup This week was pretty busy, we had […]

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How to use SEO for big ROI during back-to-school and other sales events

Contributor Karen Bone reviews how to use SEO and content campaigns to boost revenue before, during and after major sales events. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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