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Google: Redirecting Spammy Links From Similar Domain Won't Trick Us

Google’s John Mueller said you won’t trick Google’s spam algorithms by setting up a similar domain, building spammy links to that domain and then redirecting that domain to your main domain. It won’t work – he said “you might as well skip the detour, it’s just as obvious to the algorithms & spam team.” The […]

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March 1st Google Search Algorithm Ranking Update – Unconfirmed

On Friday afternoon, March 1st, maybe going through Saturday, March 2nd, there may have been yet another Google search ranking algorithm update. We had one on February 27th and February 22nd and now another unconfirmed one on March 2nd. They seem like tremors, maybe tweaks to previous updates. We have both chatter and trackers showing […]

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Daily Search Forum Recap: March 1, 2019

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 Updates, Domain Properties Replaced Property Sets & Google Ads Drops Average Position This week in search, I covered […]

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New Basic Google Video On How Google Search Indexes JavaScript Sites

As part of the JavaScript SEO series Google is publishing, the first video is super basic and describes how Google indexes JavaScript sites. In short, they first crawl and index the page as is and then later will render the page and index the rendered page. How long it takes to render the page is […]

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Search Buzz Video Recap: Google Algorithm Updates, Domain Properties Replaced Property Sets & Google Ads Drops Average Position

This week in search, I covered two different Google search algorithm updates that touched down in the past 7 days. Google has discontinued Property Sets in Google Search Console but it is being replaced by Domain Properties, which require DNS verification unless you use Google Domains. Google’s found on the web featured snippet has sparked […]

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The Kondo Method for SEO

There are ways to leverage KonMari’s basic principles to improve SEO. But more importantly, what can she use to improve her own website’s organic performance? Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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Botify founder: Half of enterprise pages not being indexed

The company hopes its the $20 million it just picked up in series B will bolster its platform to tackle today’s “complex” SEO climate. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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Daily Search Forum Recap: February 28, 2019

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: A Google Search Ranking Algorithm Update On February 27th? I am seeing some new chatter and most of the tools are backing up the […]

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Martin Splitt From Google To Host Video Series On JavaScript & SEO

Google’s Martin Splitt announced on Twitter that Google is starting a new video series around JavaScript and SEO. He said “they are coming out now, you definitely want to stay tuned.” You can watch them on the the Google Webmaster YouTube channel. Here is the post on Twitter: ð¥ JavaScript SEO video series ð¥https://t.co/WOJudKzRhw I'm […]

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Google My Business Launches New Spam Report Form

Google announced they have launched a new form to submit spam reports about Google local, maps and Google My Business related spam. Google calls it the Business Redressal Complaint Form and is for fraudulent activity. You can access the form over here. Google said If you come across misleading information or fraudulent activity on Google […]

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Multiple Google User Interface Tests Including People Also Ask Icons

Over the past several days I have been inundated with reports from SEOs about Google testing different interfaces. I’d say 80% of them are interfaces we’ve reported on before but here are some new ones I haven’t seen before including an icon for the people also ask section in Google Search. Valentin Pletzer spotted an […]

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