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Is Google testing a new mobile algorithm change? Would this be "core"? :) Both +Peter Meyers from +Moz and +Krystian Szastok from +AccuRanker notices mobile only shifts.
On Friday, Dr. Pete Meyers, the man behind Mozcast said on Twitter that his tool picked up significant ranking changes in the mobile search results. He said
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In today's Whiteboard Friday, Rand discusses keyword targeting vs. focus on topics. Learn how to get the best of both approaches.
Should you ditch keyword targeting entirely? There's been a lot of discussion around the idea of focusing on broad topics and concepts to satisfy searcher intent, but it's a big step to take and could potentially hurt your rankings. In today's Whiteboard Friday, Rand discusses old-school keyword targeting and new-school concept targeting, outlining a plan of action you can follow to get the best of both worlds.
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Curious about Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP)? You'll definitely hear a lot from us about them this year, being ahead of the curve gives you that extra edge. Here are a bunch of hangouts to get started with:

Existing, recorded hangouts:

Intro with Richard Gingras:

Technical overview with Emeric Studer:

Technical overview II, with Malte Ubl:

Upcoming office-hours hangouts (submit your questions!):

Analytics, with Rudy Galfi:

Paywalls, with Ashwin Limaye:

Ads, with Craig DiNatali:

About format innovation, with Rudy Galfi:

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If you like the kinds of content our talented columnists publish on Search Engine Land, we invite you to follow them on Twitter. Our newly updated Contributors Twitter List features a steady stream of great info, articles, news, and tidbits from the industry writers you know and trust. (Plus, they're really friendly and helpful, so if you have a question or comment about their articles, reach out!)
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And maybe the biggest lesson is what Google did to all the pages that were part of the test! :) Is the order of keywords in a title tag important? An experiment. via +Marie Haynes #seo 
@marie_haynes Interesting. Would also have been interesting to see what Google presented you with if you'd searched the actual title-tags. Dan Howdle · 41m41 minutes ago. Dan Howdle @DanHowdle. @marie_haynes Google often truncates of puts website name in place of half of title tag on our ...
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Planning on moving to HTTPS? Here are 13 FAQs! What's missing? Let me know in the comments and I'll expand this over time, perhaps it's even worth a blog post or help center article. Note that these are specific to moving an existing site from HTTP to HTTPS on the same hostname. Also remember to check out our help center at

# Do I need to set something in Search Console? No, just add the HTTPS site there. The change-of-address setting doesn't apply for HTTP -> HTTPS moves.

# How can we do an A/B test? Don't cloak to Googlebot specifically, use 302 redirects + rel=canonical to HTTP if you want to test HTTPS but not have it indexed. Don't block via robots.txt . More about A/B testing at (302 redirects aren't cached.)

# Will the rel=canonical guarantee that the HTTP URL is indexed? No, but it's a very strong signal when picking the indexed URL.

# What's the next step after testing? Follow our site-move documentation ( ). Use 301 redirects from HTTP to HTTPS, confirm the new version by adding a rel=canonical on the HTTPS page, pointing to itself, and submit sitemaps including both HTTP & HTTPS URLs with new change-dates (in the long run, just keep the HTTPS sitemap).

# What about the robots.txt file? The HTTPS site uses the HTTPS robots.txt file. Check that it's reachable or serves a 404 result code, and check that your HTTP URLs aren't blocked by the HTTP robots.txt file.

# Is it OK to have just some pages on HTTPS? Yes, no problem! Start with a part, test it, add more.

# Should I move everything together, or is it fine to do sections? Moving in sections is fine.

# Will I see a drop in search? Fluctuations can happen with any bigger site change. We can't make any guarantees, but our systems are usually good with HTTP -> HTTPS moves.

# Which certificate do I need? For Google Search, any modern certificate that's accepted by modern browsers is acceptable.

# Do I lose "link juice" from the redirects? No, for 301 or 302 redirects from HTTP to HTTPS no PageRank is lost.

# Will we see search keywords in Google Analytics when we're on HTTPS? This won't change with HTTPS, you can see the search queries in Search Console.

# How can I test how many pages were indexed? Verify HTTP / HTTPS separately in Search Console, use Index Status for a broad look, or the sitemaps indexed counts for sitemap URLs.

# How long will a move from HTTP to HTTPS take? There are no fixed crawl frequencies, it depends on the size of your site, and the speed of crawling that's possible. The move takes place on a per-URL basis.

Hope this helps clarify some of the open questions! Let me know if there's anything missing.

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In his last post as a Mozzer, our very own Cyrus Shepard shares his biggest tip for improving web traffic. We'll miss you, Cyrus!
"If content is king, then the user is queen, and she rules the universe." Are you focusing too much on the content, rather than the user? In his last post as a Mozzer, Cyrus Shepard offers his single greatest SEO tip for improving your web traffic.
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A rare, late post on SER. And it's an interesting one -> Google: Why It Is So Hard To Confirm All Algorithm Updates via +Barry Schwartz #seo 
A couple hours ago, Google's Andrey Lipattsev a Search Quality Senior Strategist participated in a Q&A with Bill Slawski, Ammon Johns, Eric Enge and Anton Shulke. Andrey Lipattsev gave one of the mos
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The Fender Custom Shop 2016 Prestige Collection is a group of exquisitely handcrafted offerings from ‪#‎Fender‬’s Master Builders.
Master Builder Dale Wilson’s Stained Glass ‪#‎Tele‬ is one of those gems, with an intricate LED light panel inside a multi-tiered body allowing it to glow. In addition, Master Builder Yuriy Shishkov designed the Music Repeater Tele, which was inspired by an 18th-century pocket watch and boasts custom hardware and hand-stained wood mesh with gilded hand-carved patterns. Watch both interviews here:
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Hello, I'm Dave Cain, a digital marketing professional based in Nottingham, UK. 

Search engine optimisation (SEO) and pay-per-click (PPC) are my core areas of expertise and what I've been doing for the past 12+ years. Along with SEO and PPC, my other digital marketing skills include SMM, CRO, UX, SERM and web design / development.

I write about all things digital marketing over on my blog and you can keep up-to-date by following my Google+ page.
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