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+John Mueller  from Google said that it isn't uncommon for a site to play games for years and then it finally come back to bite them years later and they have to fix the issues and it isn't overnight.
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Could it be that +Gary Illyes is referring here about CTR, something I posted about in the WebProWorld Forums 3 and half years ago?!/page5?p=601492&viewfull=1#post601492

And +Danny Sullivan great interview!

Thanks guys!
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If you like +Pete Meyers  or not, or if you agree with Dr. Pete or not, I still strongly recommend checking out his presentation!
From the SMX West Conference in San Jose, California, March 3-5, 2015. SESSION: Dr. Pete's Guide To Changing Google SERPs. PRESENTATION: Dr Pete's Guide to the Changing Google SERPs - Given by Dr. Pete Myers, @dr_pete - Moz, Marketing Scientist. #SMX #14C
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User experience has become increasingly important as a ranking factor in search, but how can you measure something that's seemingly so subjective? Columnist Eric Enge offers up his method.
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WARNING: This Simple Trick Requires Only Your Phone Number to Hack your Email Account
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Google and Alchemy API

A presentation on Sentiment Scoring using the Alchemy API with the Twitter Stream, including Google's Prediction Algorithm.  

Will Something like this be used in serving real time search results?
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Drag and drop to the Testing Tool

Accidentally discovered that you can drag and drop a local file directly to the Google Testing Tool.* **  A time saver for anyone that's been copying and pasting file contents.

* No, really, it's lost its "Structured Data" prefix:
<title>Testing Tool  &nbsp; | &nbsp; Google Developers</title>
<meta property="og:title" content="Testing Tool &nbsp; | &nbsp; Google Developers">

Nonetheless, I do not recommend the Testing Tool for testing the amount of chlorine in your pool, your blood alcohol level, your students' knowledge of algebra ... etc., etc.

** Yes, its bigger and redder and more scroll-bar-y than it was yesterday.  H/T to +Jarno van Driel for pointing this out. :)
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An excellent guide created to provide a quick and easy way of generating different types of rich snippets for your website, using a combination of and either Microdata or the recently endorsed JSON-LD.
The complete guide to implementing Rich Snippets via structured data,, JSON-LD and Microdata...
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Columnist Tony Edward notes that Google has begun issuing penalties for improper implementation of structured data markup. If you're making use of structured data markup, here's how you can avoid getting slammed.
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"... search results are no longer exclusively based on just ranking criteria"

Not since the Knowledge Graph reared its head, as among "other critical factors is understanding the notion of 'ordering vs ranking', the impact of context and many others."

You'll learn this and more if you make to this Meetup in San Diego tonight hosted by the inimitable +Bill Slawski and equally inimitable +Barbara Starr.

I'm a pretty sad panda 'cause I can't make up, but my frown's turned somewhat around by the fact that Bill's already put their deck online - thanks Bill!

#knowledgegraph   #semanticseo   #google   #ranking  
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Have 20 Seconds? Would Love Help Testing

Just follow the instructions in the graphic. Thanks a ton!

Sharing with friends and/or using multiple devices also appreciated :-)
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+Dean Williams very good point Dean.
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Keyword Research is a very different field than it was just five years ago, and if we don't keep up with the times we might end up doing more harm than good.
From selection to the actual research, keywords simply aren't the same beast they were five years ago. In today's Whiteboard Friday, Rand shows you how to do keyword research in 2015, ensuring you don't harm your site with obsolete tactics.
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Shaping the Future of the Semantic Search
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 UX & Semantic Search 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, UX & Funnel Conversion 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 in Web Design Concepts. Also, in 2003 I passed my test at 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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