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Google Update “Fred”: How to Check if You Were Impacted

By | May 24th, 2017|Search Engine Algorithms, Search Engine News|

Google Update: How to Check if You Were Impacted In the middle of March 2017, the latest Google update, known as 'Fred', hit without word or warning. Needless to say, the SEO community is buzzing with speculation about the update. Many website owners may have witnessed a change in their traffic and rankings, as a result. That's why we're offering [...]

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“How to Hire an SEO” (Google Video Rundown)

By | February 24th, 2017|Search Engine News, Search Marketing|

Hi all! Google has released a handy video guide on "How to Hire an SEO". We are promoting this video because we believe that business owners should hear this right from the Search Engine they are optimizing for (primarily). Maile Ohye, a Googler, part of the Google Search team for 10 or so years, is the face behind that video. The [...]

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A New AI Search Engine Lends Itself To Scientific Research Publications

By | January 6th, 2017|Search Engine Algorithms, Search Engine News, Search Marketing|

Scientific papers come out with such frequency that keeping up with the literature is practically a full-time job for anyone at the cutting edge of a major field. Semantic Scholar, a free, online tool developed under the guidance of Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen, is using machine learning and other aspects of artificial intelligence (AI) to make the monumental task of [...]

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Search Geek Solutions Part of New Google Beta Program Called Google Posts

By | November 14th, 2016|Local Search Marketing, Local SEO, Search Engine News, Search Engine Optimization, Search Marketing, Social Media|

There's a new feature popping up in Google search results called "Google Posts." It's a place for Google to directly host content in a post-Google+ world and to embed this content directly into search results. Imagine orphaned Google+ posts with the Google+ branding stripped out, and you're most of the way there. Google Posts isn’t the official name of this service. As of [...]

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SEO NEWS: Google Penguin and Core Algorithm Update

By | September 26th, 2016|Search Engine Algorithms, Search Engine News, Search Engine Optimization, Search Marketing|

It was announced that Google has updated its core algorithm to include Penguin as part of the real-time updates. If you’re not familiar with Penguin, it was launched in 2012 as a means to devalue sites / pages that receive spammy links, as well as analyzing potentially "over-optimized" pages on a site. (See the announcement from Google below) Penguin is [...]

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Google Continues To Boost HTTPS Rankings

By | August 16th, 2016|Search Engine Algorithms, Search Engine Optimization, Search Marketing|

I know we tell you this just about every 3 months at this point, but this time we're serious. ;) If you haven't updated your site to https yet, buckle your seat belts. Moz is reporting record percentages in the top 10 Google search results. Just 30 days ago, Mozcast reported 33.3% of all rankings in the top 10 on [...]

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Google Reports RankBrain Used In All Google Searches

By | June 28th, 2016|Search Engine Algorithms, Search Engine Optimization, Search Marketing|

Steven Levy, world famous author, wrote on Back Channel a bit about RankBrain, here is the quote: It turned out the answer was yes, and the system is now part of search, known as RankBrain. It went online in April 2015. Google is characteristically fuzzy on exactly how it improves search (something to do with the long tail? Better interpretation [...]

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How Will Facebook Instant Articles Affect SEO?

By | April 8th, 2016|Facebook, Search Engine Optimization, UX - User Experience|

Will Facebook Instant Articles affect SEO? In some ways, I think optimizing for Facebook Instant Articles could affect every publisher’s website SEO, ultimately for the better. Here’s how. Publishers Will Need to Publish More Content Any publisher, whether it’s a media outlet, business, or individual using content to establish authority will have to get serious about publishing more content. The one post [...]

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How To Change User Permissions In Google Analytics

By | February 29th, 2016|Analytics, How Tos, Search Engine Optimization, Search Marketing|

User permissions You can assign user permissions at the account, property, and view levels. To assign permissions, select the Admin tab, and click User Management in the ACCOUNT, PROPERTY, or VIEW column. Four permissions are available that you can apply singly or in combination: Manage Users: Can manage account users (add/delete users, assign permissions). Does not include Edit or Collaborate. Edit: [...]

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How to Change Location in Google With These 4 Alternative Work Arounds

By | December 11th, 2015|Local SEO, Search Engine News, Search Marketing|

Without telling anyone, google got rid of the ability to filter searches by specific location. Before the change, one was able to click on "Search Tools" within Google and select a location. Doing this rendered results as if you were searching from that location. This was a handy tool for SEOs and webmasters who wanted to understand how searchers in [...]