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Weird google+ test please ignore i am doing a test test test!
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I recently received an email from a reader who posed an interesting question. How can he move from rank 2 to the top spot for his main keyword? My 2 cents..

http://seogoodguys.com.sg/improve-ranking-from-2-to-1/
I recently received an email from a reader who posed an interesting question. At the time, I wasn’t accepting clients, but I managed to give my 2 cents on the matter. Basically, he wanted to know how he could improve his site which was ranking at number 2 his main keyword, to the top position. I have encountered similar questions before, so I asked him (Thanks Ian!) for permission to reproduce our email conversation. I had to keep company names a...
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Finally a new post! I compiled a list of citation sources for use in local SEO in Singapore. 

http://seogoodguys.com.sg/list-citation-sources-local-seo-sg/
I will share with you 19 citation sources, with over 50 example URLS to get all your citation source needs specifically for Singapore!
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Case study! How On Page SEO helped one client enjoy a 324% increase in search traffic. http://ow.ly/BhOeM 
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What a shame.. time to adapt!
 
I’ve been involved since we first started testing authorship markup and displaying it in search results. We've gotten lots of useful feedback from all kinds of webmasters and users, and we've tweaked, updated, and honed recognition and displaying of authorship information. Unfortunately, we've also observed that this information isn’t as useful to our users as we’d hoped, and can even distract from those results. With this in mind, we've made the difficult decision to stop showing authorship in search results. 

(If you’re curious -- in our tests, removing authorship generally does not seem to reduce traffic to sites. Nor does it increase clicks on ads. We make these kinds of changes to improve our users’ experience.)

On a personal note, it's been fun and interesting travelling the road of authorship with all of you. There have been weird quirks, bugs, some spam to fight, but the most rewarding thing has been (and will continue to be) interacting with webmasters themselves. We realize authorship wasn't always easy to implement, and we greatly appreciate the effort you put into continually improving your sites for your users.  Thank you!

Going forward, we're strongly committed to continuing and expanding our support of structured markup (such as schema.org). This markup helps all search engines better understand the content and context of pages on the web, and we'll continue to use it to show rich snippets in search results.

It’s also worth mentioning that Search users will still see Google+ posts from friends and pages when they’re relevant to the query — both in the main results, and on the right-hand side. Today’s authorship change doesn’t impact these social features.

As always, we’ll keep expanding and improving the set of free tools we provide to make it easier for you to optimize your sites. Thank you again, and please keep the feedback coming.
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I had my hopes up for a moment when I thought I could learn some stuff from the blog of the supposed "Singapore's No.1 SEO Company".

Turns out their site doesn't even have a blog. Their 'Recent Articles' pointed to articles on their Web2.0 PBN which also linked back with exact match anchor texts. Disappointing.. 
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Question: A few days ago, my site recently topped at around 20 for it's homepage targeted keyword.Just yesterday the site fell off the top 200 of Google.com.sg SERP. Today, it suddenly appeared back around 20 again. Does this happen because of a Google mistake? Has this happened to anyone else?

Background: This site is a new blog, less than 2 months old, and slowly adding content. Haven't done any major link building to it yet, so it has less than 5 links (they are not spammy links). The home page originally topped at around 20 for a certain keyword phrase, but yesterday, it seemed to drop off the SERP for that keyword. Other related keyword phrases seemed fine. 

(i can't reveal the website... for reasons)
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A new article I've written. Hopefully someone finds it useful :)
Ever wonder how you can get a short term boost in organic traffic while waiting for long term SEO strategies to work their magic?
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This is Marcus from SEOGoodGuys. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Well-Optimized New Year! (whatever that means :D)
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Google will now show you which sites are "mobile friendly" on their results page, and possibly giving such sites a ranking boost. 

Is your website mobile friendly?

http://searchengineland.com/google-officially-launches-mobile-friendly-labels-mobile-search-results-208949
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Hi all! Marcus here, still alive. This is going to be a short update. Apologies for not publishing a new post during the end of last month (September). I was supposed to publish at least 2 articles a month. Optimally that number would be 4, but I’ve got my hands full on current client projects (and I will always place emphasis on them). Here are some stuff that you may find interesting. What I did in September. I publish a case study of how I hel...
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Keep up to date with great ways people, brands, media outlets, and other organizations are using Google+.

Google+ Partner Playbook -- http://goo.gl/kXhSzM

If you're a brand or business looking to establish yourself or go even deeper on Google+ then you're going to want to bookmark this -- introducing the Google+ Partner Playbook -- http://goo.gl/kXhSzM

The step-by-step guides offer a concise overview of the features and functions of Google+ -- from connecting your YouTube channel and posting regular content to helpful tips and best practices for Hangouts, Communities, and more. 
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    Founder and CEO, 2012 - present
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    Regional Manager
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Founder + SEO Strategist at SEOGoodguys
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Founder of SEOGoodGuys. I blog mainly about Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and online marketing. I also provide SEO consulting services. I want to make a difference in the SEO scene in Singapore. By helping startups and small businesses benefit from SEO, I can learn more about SEO myself. It is challenging, but highly fulfilling. 

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    Business management
  • Meridian Junior College
  • Anderson Secondary School
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