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Google My Business Image Spam

Business owners and page admins should keep a close eye on their GMB photos.

In this post +Tim Capper shares an example of how businesses are uploading pubic photos to get exposure on their competitor's profiles.
This is another reminder that local businesses must check their Business Pages for Google Image Spam.
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We can only hope +Brian Jensen . Will certainly be pushing this issue when we have our annual meetup at Mountain View in Sept.
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How to Contact a Google My Business Rep.

Having trouble with your brand, local page or Google maps data and need to speak with a Google rep.? Click the link below to learn how.

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Having trouble with your listing? Here's a quick tutorial on how to get in contact with a Google My Business rep.
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Google Introduces Rich Cards to Mobile Search

Google recently announced they'll be introducing rich cards for recipes and movies on mobile search results in English for google.com.

They strongly encourage webmaster to use using JSON-LD in your implementation.
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Goal Completions

I know that there used to be a limitation with goal tracking in GA to 1 goal per visitor per session. Is this still the case?

Any documentation you may have available to share would be awesome.

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Just what I was looking for. Thank you +Oleksandr Diduh
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John Mueller Talks Redirects

In a recent Google+ post, Google Webmaster Trends Analyst John Mueller provided readers with a guide on how Google treats different types of redirects including 301s, 302s, 307s etc.

In his post, he covers important topics like long redirect chains, if 302s pass link equity and more. I've recapped his post and added in some additional thoughts of my own.

http://congruentdigital.com/blog/john-mueller-talks-redirects/
Learn about how Google treats different types of redirects and redirect chains
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More on the Next Penguin Update

The last major update to Penguin was on October 17, 2014, nearly a year-and-a-half ago at this writing. Since that update, Google spokespersons have said that with the next update, Penguin would become “real time.”

So when will the next update happen?

Google's Gary Illyes says "the team has been running experiments with the update and will “not launch something we are not happy with.”

My guess is that we won't see the next update for months. 
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Google Local Business Cards Are Here, Now What?

Now that Google Local Business Cards have been spotted surfacing in results pages, the question now is how will they impact first page SERP real estate?

In the post, local SEO expert, Andrew Shotland discusses the experimental new feature and potential implications and benefits for local and non-local businesses alike.


Columnist Andrew Shotland discusses the impact Google Local Business Cards may have on local businesses and local SEO. Will they help, or will they hurt?
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Which Social Media Channels Should My Business Be On?

In this post, I review three research methods local businesses can use to help them evaluate which social media channels they should be on. 
This is a question I get frequently from my clients. The honest answer is that not every business needs to be active on every social profile. So how do you…
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You Can’t Optimize For RankBrain

There's been a lot of information (and misinformation) published on Google's new deep learning algorithm.

In this post, +AJ Kohn distills down statements from Googler's and other industry experts on what RankBrain does and how it works.

RankBrain uses artificial intelligence to embed vast amounts of written language into mathematical entities — called vectors — that the computer can understand. If RankBrain sees a word or phrase it isn’t familiar with, the machine can make a guess as to what words or phrases might have a similar meaning and filter the result accordingly, making it more effective at handling never-before-seen search queries.

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Spam/Bot Traffic Infiltrating Organic Reports in GA

I've noticed over the past few weeks that spam/bot traffic is starting to invade my organic reports in GA. For some time, it seemed the issue was exclusive to the referral reports.

Enabling bot filtering doesn't seem to eliminate the problem.

Are there any community members that have a good solution beyond constantly updating filters?




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Awesome, thanks for the resource +Jonas Klimas.
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Google's Andrey Lipattsev Discusses RankBrain & User Engagement with Industry Experts

I've provided a recap of this recent Q&A with Google Search Quality Senior Strategist Andrey Lipattsev that discusses RankBrain, the death of Toolbar PageRank, user engagement as a ranking factor and more.

There's been a lot of speculation on recent algo updates and ranking factors. In this Q&A, Andrey provides clarity on both.
Recap of WebPromoExpert's recent Q&A with Google's Andrey Lipattsev. Learn about RankBrain, CTR as a ranking factor and more.
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Using Similarweb to Find New Content Opportunities

Fleshing out the relationships, content topics, campaigns, and keywords of my competitors can all be used to inform a content and link acquisition strategy.

In this post, I to discuss how I use +SimilarWeb to find and identify new content opportunities both for topics and publishing.

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In this post, you'll take a deep dive into the different reports you can use in SimilarWeb to enhance your content marketing strategy
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Introduction

Analytical digital marketing consultant with comprehensive experience in  Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Pay-Per-Click (PPC), Social Media Marketing and Content Marketing. 

I'm the founder and CEO of Congruent Digital, a boutique digital marketing agency that provides clients with an audience first approach to digital marketing.  I'm passionate about providing clients with customized integrated marketing strategies that deliver the right message to the right audience.

We proudly offer the following digital marketing services:

I enjoy writing about online marketing related topics and have been published on Social Media Today, BuzzStream, JeffBullas, Virante, SteamFeed, Tech Page One, Marketing Pilgrim, SEO.com, SEER Interactive, SLC|SEM, Duct Tape Marketing, Plus Your Business, SEMrush, Big Marketing, BuzzSumo and Online Super Ninja. 

I'm a moderator for the Content Marketing Community on Google Plus and also a founding member in the Plus Your Business Academy. 

Contact me today to learn how Congruent Digital can help your business increase online awareness, traffic, and sales for your business!


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Google Analytics Certified, Inbound Marketing Certified Professional, Dell Certified Social Media & Community Professional
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Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Pay-Per-Click (PPC), Social Media Marketing, Web Analytics, Content Marketing, Influencer Marketing, Semantic Search, Local SEO
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  • Congruent Digital
    Founder & CEO, present
  • SEER Interactive
    SEO Team Lead, 2014 - 2015
  • SEO.com
    Director of Traffic Acquisition, 2014
  • SEO.com
    SEO Manager currently working with Dell Inc., 2010 - 2013
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