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Dear Google, Links from YouMoz Don’t Violate Your Quality Guidelines

Posted by randfish Recently, Moz contributor Scott Wyden, a photographer in New Jersey, received a warning in his Google Webmaster Tools about some links that violated Google’s Quality Guidelines. Many, many site owners have received warnings like this, and while some are helpful hints, many (like Scott’s) include sites and links that clearly do not violate …

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Hidden From Google: New Website Reveals ‘Forgotten’ Search Results

In the wake of recent European rulings on the “right to be forgotten”, a new website has popped up. Called Hidden From Google, the goal of the website is provide a list of the censored search terms, censored links, and the source. Search Engine Watch – Latest

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5 Takeaways From the World Cup for Global Search Marketers

How to identify your goals ahead of time by setting clear objectives to drive traffic to your site, gain brand exposure and interactivity through social, and determine who will stick around and become your customers when the event is all over. Search Engine Watch – Latest

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Top 10 Skills That Separate Real UX Designers from Wannabes

With the flood of ill-trained people claiming to be user experience (UX) designers, how do you know if you are hiring a UX snake oil salesman or a true UX expert? The best UX experts in the world all share these characteristics and abilities. Search Engine Watch – Latest

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Google On Right To Be Forgotten: We Want To Hear From You.

Google has an advisory council specifically designed around the Right To Be Forgotten topic… Search Engine Roundtable

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A Simple Guide to Identifying & Recovering From Google Penalty

The word penalty has never had any positive connotation to it, it is always associated with some form of punishment. For site operators, a Google penalty is no different, although the severity of the punishment depends largely on your own actions, and it is never permanent. Unless you take no steps to correct your actions…. …

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Why Does Google Exclude Jesus Christ From The Knowledge Graph

A Google searcher named Steve posted in the Google Web Search Help forums asking why does Jesus Christ not get a knowledge graph result for the search terms [jesus] or [jesus christ] but other religious figures do… Search Engine Roundtable

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What You Can Learn From the Habits of Successful Writers

Success is the achievement of a specific aim or purpose, and the accomplishment of goals often requires a change in behaviour or forming new habits. Luckily, many people share similar goals, and have already attempted or achieved them, allowing us to learn from their successes and failures. But learning is not about copying; the circumstances… …

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Google Killer Robots.txt File Blocks Terminators From Co-Founders

Google posted a new robots.txt file at google.com/killer-robots.txt that is designed to help secure the Google co-founders… Search Engine Roundtable

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Google Site Visitors Down, Revealing Apparent Quality Referrals From Bing/Yahoo

When a site gets hit by some kind of ranking change in Google SERPs, a close inspection of the referrals from Bing/Yahoo indicated different visitor movement throughout the site. How to tell if these are better referrals, even if the numbers are down.

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12 Steps to Start Your First Content Marketing Campaign from Scratch

Yes, the numbers say it all. According to the Content Marketing Institute’s report “B2C Content marketing 2014 – benchmarks, budgets and trends–North America”: -    90% of B2C marketers use content marketing (and that’s up from 86% last year), -    44% of their B2B colleagues claim they are effective at content marketing, -    60% plan to… …

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What Do I Need To Unlearn From My SEO Days From 5 Years Ago?

They often say, learning new things is way easier than unlearning old things. A WebmasterWorld thread has an old SEO who hasn’t been in the game for five or more years, asking to be caught up quickly on what has changed. The answer is… Search Engine Roundtable

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Key Takeaways From 5 A/B Tests With Significant Results

Always use positive customer testimonials as social proof. Test higher and lower prices. Increase credibility with trust symbols. Find out what matters most to your customers. And don’t blindly accept best practices. Here’s why. Search Engine Watch – Latest

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Google Removes Author Photos From Search: Why And What Does It Mean?

The search world was rocked by yesterday’s announcement by Google’s Webmaster trends analyst John Mueller that Google will be removing all author photos and Google+ view counts from search results on both desktop and mobile. This change will roll out to all users over the next few days…. . About SEO, PPC, SEM, Search Engines …

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Google dropping profile images from Authorship Results

John Mueller of Google announced today that Google is dropping the display of profile images and circle count from its search results. The reason given is improving the visual display on mobile results and maintaining “a more consistent design across devices”….

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