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Recover From Panda? Follow These 5 Steps to Avoid Future Panda Hits

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After recovering from Panda, it’s easy to quickly celebrate and move on. But instead of dancing in the streets, you should perform a post-recovery analysis to keep Panda at bay. This post provides five tips for performing a post-recovery analysis. After recovering from Panda, it’s easy to celebrate and move on. But instead of dancing in the streets, you should perform a post-recovery analysis. 0 Comments

Panda Has a Smartphone – Here Are 7 Things You Can Do to Test It Now

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When dealing with Panda attacks, it’s extremely important to understand user engagement from both a desktop and mobile standpoint. Webmasters need to understand both the percentage of mobile users hitting their sites and how happy those users are. That just might be the key to recovering from Panda. When dealing with Panda attacks, it’s extremely important to understand user engagement from both a desktop and mobile standpoint. 0 Comments

Managing Your Robots.txt File Effectively

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Robots.txt, when used correctly, can help you aid search engines with site crawling. But simple mistakes may stop search engines from crawling your site. Here's how to use robots.txt, and some tools you can use to check for mistakes. While the robots.txt file is a handy tool, it can be dangerous to your SEO efforts if managed improperly. Here's how to use and test the robots.txt file. 0 Comments

New robots.txt Tester Launches in Google Webmaster Tools

Google Webmaster Tools Robots.txt Tester

The robots.txt testing tool in Google Webmaster Tools has just received an update to highlight errors causing Google not to crawl pages on your website, let you edit your file, test if URLs are blocked, and also view older robots.txt file versions. It highlights errors disallowing Google from crawling pages, lets you edit your file, tests if URLs are blocked, and lets you view older file versions. 0 Comments

5 Reasons a Site Hit by Google Penguin Won't Recover

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If you're working hard on cleaning up a site that's been hit by Google Penguin, don't despair! While Penguin recovery is possible, it is difficult. Here are five reasons why your site isn't recovering rankings in the search results. While Penguin recovery is possible, it is difficult. Here are five reasons why your site isn't recovering rankings in the search results. 0 Comments

Google Warns Smartphone Searchers About Homepage Redirects

Google Smartphone Search Redirect Warning

When Google believes a site will redirect a mobile visitor to a homepage, rather than the actual page shown in search results, Google will tell searchers that clicking the link "May open the site's homepage" with an option below it to "Try anyway." When Google believes a site will redirect a mobile visitor to a homepage, rather than the actual page shown in search results, Google will tell searchers that clicking the link "May open the site's homepage" with an option below it to "Try anyway." 0 Comments

How to Recover From a Google Smartphone Rankings Demotion [Case Study]

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Websites that incorrectly handle mobile users can face a smartphone rankings demotion in Google. Here's how one website that was hit by a demotion fixed technical problems causing the issue, and rebounded once the changes were implemented. Websites that incorrectly handle mobile users can face a smartphone rankings demotion in Google. Here's how one website that was hit by a demotion fixed technical problems causing the issue, and rebounded once the changes were implemented. 0 Comments

Not Ranking in Google: Is a Manual Penalty, Algorithmic Change, or Content to Blame?

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Is it possible to tell if your website has been impacted by one particular Google algorithm? That will be extremely tricky, according to Google's Matt Cutts. In 2012 alone, Google rolled out 665 changes to how search results are ranked. Is it possible to tell if your website has been impacted by one particular Google algorithm? That will be extremely tricky, according to Google's Matt Cutts. In 2012 alone, Google rolled out 665 changes to how search results are ranked. 0 Comments

Bing Webmaster Tools: An Overview

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Bing's Webmaster Tools provides some great data for webmasters to use and address potential SEO issues. For those unfamiliar with Bing Webmaster Tools, this guide will walk you through the various features available to all webmasters. Bing's Webmaster Tools provides some great data for webmasters to use and address potential SEO issues. For those unfamiliar with Bing Webmaster Tools, this guide will walk you through the various features available to all webmasters. 0 Comments

Google Webmaster Tools Updates Crawl Error Reports

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The new crawl error reports will make it easier for webmasters to track down crawl errors, why they are happening, and how to fix them without having to do a lot of back and forth checking with tools to determine what exactly was going on. The new crawl error reports will make it easier for webmasters to track down crawl errors, why they are happening, and how to fix them without having to do a lot of back and forth checking with tools to determine what exactly was going on. 0 Comments

Cyber Monday Optimization Checklist

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You can still implement these tips to ready your website, drive more visibility, and connect with your target consumer in time for Cyber Monday 2013 and claim your share of the estimated $82 billion that will be spent in online holiday shopping. You can still implement these tips to ready your website, drive more visibility, and connect with your target consumer in time for Cyber Monday 2013 and claim your share of the estimated $82 billion that will be spent in online holiday shopping. 0 Comments

How to Maximize Sales and ROI on Black Friday and Cyber Monday in 7 Steps

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In 2013, we’ve seen several major changes in the SEO landscape, such as Google Hummingbird and Penguin updates. Here's how to interpret these changes, and what you need to do to maximize sales and ROI on Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and beyond. In 2013, we’ve seen several major changes in the SEO landscape, such as Google Hummingbird and Penguin updates. Here's how to interpret these changes, and what you need to do to maximize sales and ROI on Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and beyond. 0 Comments

Halloween Inspired SEO Tricks to Keep Spiders at Bay

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This Halloween, learn how to keep those pesky spiders from crawling around your website with a variety of spooky (and scary) tricks and treats. (Everything in this particular column should be taken with a serious dose of tongue-in-cheek.) This Halloween, learn how to keep those pesky spiders from crawling around your website with a variety of spooky (and scary) tricks and treats. (Everything in this particular column should be taken with a serious dose of tongue-in-cheek.) 0 Comments

Become a Leading SEO Mechanic with Both Google & Bing Webmaster Tools

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Internet Marketing Ninjas COO Chris Boggs and Grant Simmons, director of SEO and social product at The Search Agency, shared their advice on better integrating data from Google Webmaster and Bing Webmaster Tools earlier this year at SES San Francisco. Internet Marketing Ninjas COO Chris Boggs and Grant Simmons, director of SEO and social product at The Search Agency, shared their advice on better integrating data from Google Webmaster and Bing Webmaster Tools earlier this year at SES San Francisco. 0 Comments

Sitemaps & SEO: An Introductory Guide

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Sitemaps help ensure your site is fully indexed by feeding your content to search engines – be it a standard XML, or for images, video, news, or mobile. Here's a walk-through of the initial first steps of how to create and submit your sitemaps. Sitemaps help ensure your site is fully indexed by feeding your content to search engines – be it a standard XML, or for images, video, news, or mobile. Here's a walk-through of the initial first steps of how to create and submit your sitemaps. 0 Comments

Link Building 101: 404 Pages & Link Reclamation

Link Building 101 404 Pages and Link Reclamation

Salvaging a few quality links can be a quick win – especially at the start of a link building campaign, when you're establishing trust and confidence. Here are a couple different methods to find 404'd pages that potentially have inbound links. Salvaging a few quality links can be a quick win – especially at the start of a link building campaign, when you're establishing trust and confidence. Here are a couple different methods to find 404'd pages that potentially have inbound links. 0 Comments