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Your Guide to 301 Redirects for SEO

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In general nothing bad will happen whether visitors type in www or leave it off. But there are things you should handle with care, lest your SEO campaign suffer. In general nothing bad will happen whether visitors type in www or leave it off. But there are things you should handle with care. 0 Comments

Building Future Safe Links – 5 Questions to Ask Yourself

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Google has once again updated its guidelines to cite low-quality guest posts as a form of thin or unoriginal content. How can you make sure your links are safe? Google has updated its guidelines to cite low-quality guest posts as a form of thin or unoriginal content. How can you make sure your links are safe? 0 Comments

Google Wages War on European Link Scheme Networks

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Google has taken action against two fraudulent link networks as reports surface of manual penalty notifications hitting inboxes in Europe. Google has taken action against two fraudulent link networks as reports surface of manual penalty notifications hitting inboxes in Europe. 0 Comments

Is That Directory Link Unnatural?

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If you are doing a backlink audit and trying to remove or disavow unnatural links, this article should help you when it comes to making decisions about links from directories. If you are doing a backlink audit, this article should help you when it comes to making decisions about links from directories. 0 Comments

Is SEO Dead? NOOOOOOO!

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Enough! The authors and publishers of "SEO is dead" articles must stop trying to pass off mythical and erroneous statements as facts and stop talking negatively about the industry with only a surface knowledge of what it takes to succeed at SEO now. SEO isn't dead, on life support, or even suffering from a really bad case of the sniffles. SEO is alive and constantly evolving as Google changes. 0 Comments

5 Most Important Takeaways From the Link Building Survey 2014

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A new survey shows that our industry continues to improve, and links continue to matter. Link building is getting harder, so implementing diverse tactics is extremely important. And link building works best with other online marketing activities. The Link Building Survey 2014 shows that link building is getting harder, links still matter, and diverse tactics are extremely important. 0 Comments

What is Link Building?

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Link building can and should play a crucial role in any online marketing campaign. Link building isn't just the process of acquiring backlinks that point to your site: it's also a proven tactic that increases brand awareness and conversions. The bare bones definition of link building is: the process of going out of your way to find great links. But link building is far more than that. 0 Comments

How to Sell Your SEO Plan With 5 Slides in 5 Minutes

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You never really have more than five minutes to make "the sale." Here are five different people offering different common objections to implementing an SEO strategy. Each scenario offers ideas for making your pitch in five minutes with five slides. You never really have more than five minutes to make "the sale." Here are five different people offering different common objections to implementing an SEO strategy. Each scenario offers ideas for making your pitch in five minutes with five slides. 0 Comments

Google's Matt Cutts Goes on Leave, but Says Don't Panic

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Google's Matt Cutts is taking a break until November to spend quality time with his wife, he says, but don't panic - he's leaving webspam in the capable hands of the team at Google and offered up resources for people to learn and stay informed. Google's Matt Cutts is taking a break until November to spend quality time with his wife, he says, but don't panic - he's leaving webspam in the capable hands of the team at Google and offered up resources for people to learn and stay informed. 0 Comments

Content Creators Ranking Checklist: How Quality Scores Influence

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Even though Google has done away with author images, content creators should pay attention to authorship, as media companies are placing more focus on actual content creators versus an entity. Content creators should still pay attention to authorship, as media companies are placing more focus on actual content creators versus an entity. 0 Comments

The 10 Best Ways to Generate Traffic Without Google

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Rather than worry about losing or never having Google organic search traffic, plan for it. You can't rely on a single traffic source for business. You need multiple streams of traffic as insurance against the inevitable search algorithm changes. Don't rely on a single traffic source for business. Use these multiple streams of traffic as insurance against the inevitable search algorithm changes. 0 Comments

Links Should Only Be a Surprise? Nonsense!

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Bing's Duane Forrester says "You want links to surprise you." But these links are only possible if your site already has some visibility. Without link building, the pursuit of relevant and authoritative links, attracting visibility is difficult. It's great if you get links that surprise you. Without link building, the pursuit of relevant and authoritative links, attracting visibility is difficult. 0 Comments

Microsoft Kills Sponsored Post Program After Attracting Matt Cutts' Attention

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When your social media campaign attracts the attention of Google's chief spam fighter Matt Cutts, it usually isn't a good sign. That's what happened after a company sought sponsored posts from bloggers to promote Internet Explorer for Microsoft. A company soliciting sponsored posts from bloggers to promote Internet Explorer for Microsoft quickly found itself outed by Michael Arrington. 0 Comments

Invisible Matt Cutts Explains Why It's Important to Have a Website

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What is the most common SEO mistake, according to Google's Matt Cutts? Not having a website. "If you don’t have a website, you're kind of invisible on the web, and you really don’t want to be invisible on the web," he explains a new video. What is the most common SEO mistake, according to Google's Matt Cutts? Not having a website. "If you don’t have a website, you're kind of invisible on the web, and you really don’t want to be invisible on the web," he explains a new video. 0 Comments

Matt Cutts on How Google Ranks Pages That Don't Get Many Links

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How does Google determine that content is quality, when there aren't many links pointing to it? Or how is it determined that the content is spammy or thin, when there are a lot of links pointing to it? Google's Matt Cutts explains. How does Google determine that content is quality, when there aren't many links pointing to it? Or how is it determined that the content is spammy or thin, when there are a lot of links pointing to it? Google's Matt Cutts explains. 0 Comments

More Panda 4.0 Findings: Syndication, User Engagement, Indexation & Keyword Hoarding

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Google's Panda 4.0 was a major algorithm update. There were many examples of websites recovering, as well as many examples of sites getting crushed. Here are some SEO findings based on an analysis of 41 websites impacted by Panda 4.0. This post provides several SEO findings based on an analysis of fresh damage and website recoveries after the rollout of Google's Panda 4.0 algorithm. 0 Comments

Backlinks = Rankings, Rankings = Traffic – Deal With It

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Cheap, easy, automated link spamming is no longer an option for those in it for the long haul. Editorial link building is alive and well and more powerful than ever before. Links still matter a lot and they will continue to matter for many years. Cheap, easy, automated link spamming is no longer an option for those in it for the long haul. Editorial link building is alive and well and more powerful than ever before. Links still matter a lot and they will continue to matter for many years. 0 Comments