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While sitewide links can be unnatural, they can also be really good links! Here's how you can evaluate sitewide links pointing to your site and determine whether it's a good link or if you should try to remove or disavow these links.
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Don't make any assumptions solely based on the title of this post. Go on reading the comments here, before you go into any conclusions...
 
"Pages with schema.org integrations rank better by an average of four positions compared to pages without schema.org integrations"

This being probably the most notable finding from the final version of the  +Searchmetrics "study of tens of thousands of keywords and more than half a million domains" headed "Schema.org in Google search results" (see the request button at the bottom of the page for the full PDF):
http://www.searchmetrics.com/en/knowledge-base/schema/

The study authors are quick to note that correlation does not necessarily imply causation, although they correctly acknowledge that there's a logical connection between structured data use and search engine visibility.

"Whether the use of HTML markups does genuinely affect the ranking of a domain, as it would appear from the data, is hard to say. In fact, it may be due in part to interaction with other factors."

"However, it can be said that the inclusion of HTML tags from schema.org to clearly flag up the content of the page will greatly help search engines better understand the Web’s content – and that is an essential consideration for a good ranking."

Other notable factoids from the study:

- Only 0.3% of domains in their sample included schema.org [1]
- "Google enhances search results with schema.org markups in more than 36% of keyword queries" [2]
- Movie, Offer, TVSeries and Review were the item types that most often ended up generating rich snippets in the SERPs (compare this to the most common schema.org classes by domain from the lastest Common Crawl data - WebPage, Article, Blog, Product - and most common schema.org classes by no. of entities - Product, Offer, Person, PostalAddress, Organization)

[1] Making for the best pie chart evah
[2] I'm interpreting this as "for 36% of our sample queries we observed a rich snippet in the top 50 results [their query depth] that appeared to be based on the presence of schema.org markup."  The language of this study leaves a lot to be desired.

#schemaorg   #structureddata   #google   #seo  
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Does any one already smell the smokes of the coming Google Penguin party? #penguin #webnauts
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How can we check to see if a domain (bought from a registrar) was previously in trouble with Google? I recently bought, and unbeknownst to me the domain isn't being indexed and I've had to do a reconsideration request. How could I have prevented?
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Best Seller Twitter Discussion with Matt Cutts
I recommend to have a look at this discussion on twitter. Short, but still very impressive.
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*Pages using schema.org rank better than pages that don't? *

Lets talk about that...
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Awesome advise about sitewide links by +Marie Haynes 
While sitewide links can be unnatural, they can also be really good links! Here's how you can evaluate sitewide links pointing to your site and determine whether it's a good link or if you should try to remove or disavow these links.
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There is a terminology problem plaguing the content community. It seems that no one really knows what it means to be a writer.
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Death in my family :(

Death hit our family. My brother Joe Britsios born on the 27th of December 1977 died several hours ago (20:00 UK time). And our father died this day 7 years ago.

God bless you brother, and rest in peace.
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John, I am so sorry to hear.  You will be in my family's prayers.
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Search engines need to understand your content, as well as your readership. Find your entities, disambiguate them. This is #semantics in action.
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  • SEO Workers, Germany
    Forensic SEO & Social Semantic Web Consultant, 2006 - present
  • Webnauts Net, Germany
    Accessibility & Usability Consultant, 2001 - present
  • Lycos Europe
    Lead of Usability Testing, 2001 - 2003
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My name is John S. Britsios (aka Webnauts), and I am the Founder and Chief Information Officer (CIO) of SEO Workers and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Webnauts Net, a qualified Forensic SEO & Social Semantic Web Consultant, specializing in Semantic, Forensic & Technical Predictive Search Engine Optimization, Content Marketing, Web Content Accessibility, Usability Testing, Social Semantic Web based Responsive Web Design & Ecommerce Development, Conversion Rate Optimization.

In 2001, I graduated from the German Academy Brueschke in Bielefeld as a Specialist for Multimedia Office Communication.

The same year, I graduated from the Academy of the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Bielefeld as a Web Project Manager (IHK).

Additionally, in 2003 I passed an exam at Brainbench.com in Web Design Concepts. Also, in 2003 I passed my test at Brainbench.com as a Master Web Designer for Accessibility.

In the same year, I completed an online course of study at Carleton University, Sprott School of Business in Usability Testing.

In the year 2004, I completed an online course of study at the Florida State University and was approved for the Florida State University Webmaster Certification.

I was employed at Lycos Europe Inc. in various positions for two years:
  • 04.2001 - 07.2001 Intranet Webmaster;
  • 07.2001 - 03.2002 Ad Format Specialist;
  • 07.2001 - 03.2002 Trainer for Web Design for Accessibility;
  • 03.2002 - 04.2003 Lead of Usability Testing, supervising the usability tests for the European Web Development.
Since 2005 my company Webnauts Net is a qualified and a listed vendor at the U.S Government Section 508.

I also hold membership with the following professional organizations:

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    FSU Certified Webmaster, 2004 - 2004
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