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Month: August 2015

Google’s Disappointed Founders Get it Wrong With Alphabet; G is for Greed

Google’s Disappointed Founders Get it Wrong With Alphabet; G is for Greed

Larry Page took to Google’s official blog yesterday to declare that “G is for Google,” and went on to tell the world that “Alphabet Inc. will replace Google Inc.” If you have not done so, please go read Larry’s announcement in it’s full context, available here. If you have read Larry’s comments – I’d like to extract a few quotes here and focus your attention on some of the words and phrases that stuck out to me… And keep in…

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7 Ways to Win Organizational Buy-In for SEO Projects

7 Ways to Win Organizational Buy-In for SEO Projects

Whether you are working in-house or within an agency environment, you have probably had difficulties getting others to support your ideas and help to see them through. For an SEO, though, cross-functional collaboration is critical. Here are some effective ways that I have learned throughout the years to help win others over and help you to see your project through: Establish Vision & Strategies for Success Motivating others to support your efforts is much easier when they can visualize how…

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105 Days Later,  Google’s “Mobilegeddon” Has Been Forgotten

105 Days Later,  Google’s “Mobilegeddon” Has Been Forgotten

Google unleashed their mobile update, affectionally named “Mobilegeddon” back on April 21st, 2015. Thanks to the update being first introduced to site administrators through Google’s Webmaster Tools interface (since renamed Search Console) – the web marketing industry was, in a word, scared. For the first time in years, Google was forthcoming with details on an algorithmic update. The search marketing industry knew exactly when to expect the update to be released. We knew what Google was looking to emphasize, demote…

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Google Panda 4.2: “New” Spam Algorithm or Just an Update?

Google Panda 4.2: “New” Spam Algorithm or Just an Update?

Earlier this week, Barry Schwartz of Search Engine Roundtable gathered links from discussion boards and solicited responses from Google regarding a possible algorithm update in the wake of Panda 4.2 having been announced. The theories, centered around observations in online discussions, are that the algorithm was most noticeable by site owners and marketers previously affected by Penguin updates in the past. In the past 10 days or so, I’ve observed a number of significant changes in highly competitive (often littered…

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