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Why a Mobile-Friendly Website Is Essential to a Successful SEO Strategy in 2015

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Some organizations are still resistant to having a mobile-friendly website, either because they lack the resources or don’t see the value. If you want to be relevant in 2015 on Google, now is the time to begin building a mobile-friendly website. If you would like to continue being relevant in 2015 on Google, then now is the time to begin building a mobile-friendly website. 0 Comments

Finding Local Search Success, Post-Pigeon and Penguin 3.0

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In the constantly shifting local search landscape, where it can feel like the targets are forever on the move (and interspersed with furry and feathered but unfriendly animals), what's a marketer to do? In the constantly shifting local search landscape, where it can feel like the targets are forever on the move, what's a marketer to do? 0 Comments

How Top Restaurants Serve Up and Stack Up in Mobile SEO

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The Search Agency (TSA) analyzed how top restaurants and catering businesses fared against its mobile SEO criteria in its latest "mobile experience scorecard" report. The Search Agency (TSA) analyzed how top restaurants and catering businesses fared against its mobile SEO criteria in its latest "mobile experience scorecard" report. 0 Comments

8 Lessons for SEOs from Muck Rack’s "Today’s Journalist" Survey

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One of the best ways to improve SEO is to get mentions from major media outlets. Here are eight lessons for SEOs looking to increase those mentions from a recent Muck Rack report. One of the best ways to improve SEO is to get mentions from major media outlets. Here are eight lessons for SEOs looking to increase those mentions from a recent Muck Rack report. 0 Comments

Germany Wants Access to Google's Search Algorithm

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German Justice Minister Heiko Maas said Google needs observing and noted anything that does not feature in its top search results might as well not exist. German Justice Minister Heiko Maas said Google needs observing and noted anything that does not feature in its top search results might as well not exist. 0 Comments

Ranking Boost Possible Without Penguin Refresh From Google

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Google Webmaster Trends analyst John Mueller says sites shouldn't focus on individual factors of individual algorithms, but rather on fixing sites themselves to improve rankings. John Mueller says sites shouldn't focus on individual factors of individual algorithms, but rather on fixing sites themselves to improve rankings. 0 Comments

HTTPS Doesn’t Boost Rankings [Study]

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Shortly after Google began recognizing HTTPS as a ranking signal, Searchmetrics says it has found there is no difference between HTTP and HTTPS. Shortly after Google began recognizing HTTPS as a ranking signal, Searchmetrics says it has found there is no difference between HTTP and HTTPS. 0 Comments

Seth Godin’s Squidoo Acquired by HubPages

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Some, but not all, Squidoo content will be rolled into content-sharing site HubPages by around October 1. What does this transition mean for users? Some, but not all, Squidoo content will be rolled into content-sharing site HubPages by around October 1. What does this transition mean for users? 0 Comments

7 Things That Will Improve Your SEO More Than SSL

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The fact of the matter is there is no one thing that will get you more organic traffic. Good SEO is a healthy combination of things, but it doesn’t have to be the exact same combination of things. Here are my top seven. There is no one thing that will get you more organic traffic - good SEO is a healthy combination of things. 0 Comments

HTTPS Sites Secure Ranking Boosts in Google

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Google announced HTTPS would be used as a signal in its search ranking algorithm. Starting it as a "lightweight" signal, affecting fewer than 1 percent of global queries to give sites "time to switch," Google said the signal may strengthen over time. Google announced HTTPS would be used as a signal in its search ranking algorithm. Starting it as a "lightweight" signal, affecting fewer than 1 percent of global queries to give sites "time to switch," Google said the signal may strengthen over time. 0 Comments

Link Building With Ahrefs: A How-To Guide

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This step-by-step guide to link building with Ahrefs also looks at how the tool helps sort through massive amounts of data so you can make more positive decisions faster. This step-by-step guide to link building with Ahrefs also looks at how the tool helps sort through massive amounts of data so you can make more positive decisions faster. 0 Comments

How to Win in Organic Search: Tips from Google, Bing and Brands

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Some sometimes painful changes in organic search have made SEO a better tactic and have led successful brands to focus on content and customers. But what else do these brands and search industry players have in common? Some sometimes painful changes in organic search have made SEO a better tactic and have led successful brands to focus on content and customers. But what else do these brands and search industry players have in common? 0 Comments