Google Webmaster Hangouts 11-9-2017

GHangouts are back!  We had a short intermission but now the recaps have returned.  This one was slightly different than most.  Instead of just John Mueller fielding the questions, there was a roundtable of SEOs.  I’m sure John appreciated some help.

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Moz INBOUND 2017 Presentation Recap

Recaps… we’ve done several of them lately.  Though, this one is a bit different.  We’re branching out.  Yep, that’s right.  We’re spreading our recap-wings and covering Rand Fishkin’s talk the the recent INBOUND 2017 conference.  The nature of this recap is a bit different than our typical posts.  If you found this helpful let us know in the comments!

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Google Webmaster Hangouts 10-20-2017

High Quality Backlinks VS Low Quality Backlinks

John wasn’t willing to spend time on this topic.  It’s been covered on many different hangouts and webmaster central blogposts.  So in the spirit of saving you some time, here is a quote from a webmaster central blog post on discerning low quality links:

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Google Webmaster Hangouts 10-17-2017

Google Bot Typically Only Uses “Get Requests”

For those unaware what these technical terms mean – head requests are when Google bot simply looks at the header of the page code and get requests are when it pulls the whole page.  This is how they handle normal crawling and indexing.  This doesn’t mean that you won’t pick up head requests in your server logs though.  You’ll find this happens when there are special javascript requests on your page.

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Local SEO Services: An Overview

This article serves as the first installment of what will be an ongoing series on local SEO (search engine optimization) marketing. My objective with this series will be to shine a light on the most important aspects of SEO marketing for local businesses. While this series will be aimed primarily at marketing agencies who provide SEO services to local businesses, my hope is that business owners will also find this series both informative and actionable.

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Google Webmaster Hangouts 10-6-2017

Top Stories Ranking Is Algorithmic

Have you seen a drop in your top stories search engine traffic?  The first step is to confirm that there are no technical issues holding you back.  However, it may just be the case that Google’s quality algorithm has begun to see your site differently.  Issues like number of ads above the fold can impact this.  John Mueller warns that just because your site has ranked well for a long time doesn’t mean that it always will.

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