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A friendly SEO audit of MattCutts dot com :)ο»Ώ
An informal and friendly audit of MattCutts.com who holds the title of Google of webspam czar at Google.
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No kidding +Patrick Coombe, that's why I follow you, always have creative stuff worth reading.ο»Ώ
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Have been working on this list for quite a while now, after last year not being able to find a truly comprehensive list of famous Google penalties. Even Wikipedia's list is rather short. If you know of any major ones we missed, please pass it on! ο»Ώ
A comprehensive list and breakdown of high-profile websites and companies that have been penalized by Google for various offenses.
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I apologize in advance, trying to speed up index process for some new evergreen content:

http://www.elite-strategies.com/learn-seo/google-penguin/ο»Ώ
Everything you need to know about Google's most popular update for SEO: Google Penguin, which targeted spammy backlinks and blackhat SEO.
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Outlining how exactly to craft an SEO friendly 404 page and why custom 404 pages are a necessary part of any SEO campaign.
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Looking to implement emojis in your social, SEO or content marketing campaigns checkout this pocket reference to emoji and emoticons. πŸ˜ƒ
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If you want a copy of our website live / transfer checklist here it is:

http://www.elite-strategies.com/website-checklist/

#webdev #seo #Webdesign ο»Ώ
Use this website live checklist as a resource in your agency to make the process of making a website live or transferring a website easier.
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I've been working on this post now for about 4 years, believe it or not. Each time I learn, master, or brush up on a new topic I add to this post. Over the holiday season this year I gave this post a "once over" for 2017.

Definitely open to feedback!ο»Ώ
Make your Wordpress website load quicker and rank higher using this WordPress site speed optimization guide for search engine optimization.
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A comprehensive list and breakdown of high-profile websites and companies that have been penalized by Google for various offenses.
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Negative SEO is the process of using black hat tactics, specifically links to penalize a website of a competitor or site you don't own.
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Patrick, another very good article. Check your mobile. Viewing it in my tablet it doesn't fit properly.ο»Ώ
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A short primer on what the Google Disavow tool is, when to use it, and common Google disavow tool mistakes that SEO's make.
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πŸŽ…β›„ πŸŽ„ The 2016 Elite Strategies #SEO Holiday Partyο»Ώ
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organic search engineer
Introduction
Patrick Coombe is the founder of Elite Strategies Llc an internet marketing agency based in Delray Beach, FL. Patrick manages the day to day operations of Elite Strategies but spends most of his time developing customized organic ranking strategies for their clients.Β  Patrick is a veteran of the US Navy and was stationed on the USS Boxer, he is an avid programmer and overall internet marketing enthusiast.Β 

About Me
I am happily married and am the proud Father of a 2 year old boy. I'm definitely an introvert. I really like people, but I do prefer to be alone. I'm more comfortable behind a keyboard than I am at a bar or a club.

I have 2 chihuahuas that are completely insane, and I love them.

Β My non-work hobbies consist of:
  • wood working
  • electronics
  • photography
  • electronics / PC stuff / Linux / Android

However I am very lucky in the fact that my favorite hobby is also my job: SEO.


My Job / Work

I work really odd hours.Β  Generally I wake up at around 11am and am in the office by noon.Β  I work with my crew in the office till 5pm then go home for family time till around 10pm. From 10pm till 5am is where I get the bulk of my work done.

I love working at night.Β  There are no distractions, phone calls, crying children, appointments or anything like that.Β  I get in more work during the 5-10 hours I work overnight than most people do in a week.

I'm the CEO of our company, but I co-run the company with my wife. We work really well together mainly because we stay out of each others way.Β  I've learned enough about relationships over the years to know that spending too much time together can put a strain on your relationship.

Blogging

I used to blog because it was "good for SEO" but recently I found out that I really love to write. Actually, I love to research. Writing is normally the end result of a process if that makes sense.

I try to do 2-3 posts per week on our company seo blog but I also try to do outreach and guest posting as well.

White Hat vs Black Hat

I am a scientist at heart, so when I first discovered SEO I tried many different tactics. Over the years through seeing hundreds of penalized sites through my colleagues and my own experimentation I've established myself as strictly white hat.

I am a white hat SEO for several reasons:

  • I keep ethics at the forefront of not only my job, but my life.Β  Violating the TOS of Google is not something that makes me feel good as a person.
  • 90% of the SEO I do is for my clients. It is not right to gamble with other people's websites.
  • It works.
  • SEO that goes against Google's guidelines is just not a long-term strategy.

I've also found over the years that SEO's group themselves into different categories amongst ourselves.

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I have never caused or been in a car accident
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Delray Beach, FL
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San Diego, FL - Washington DC - Ashland, PA - Tiajuana, MX - Philadelphia, PA - Great Lakes, IL - Havre De Grace, MD
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SEO at Elite Strategies, Llc
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SEO, buzz campaigns, PPC, social media, design, etc
Employment
  • Elite Strategies
    Owner, 2009 - present
    Elite Strategies is an internet marketing agency located in Delray Beach, FL.
  • GlassPro
    Owner, 2004 - 2006
    Installed and replaced new glass in broken windows aka "reglazer"
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Ghost Public Revenue Dashboard
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It's April 2015, our annual run rate is $411,000 - and today we're announcing the Ghost public revenue dashboard, proudly powered by Baremet

A website's structured data success story
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A story about how a website was semantically optimized by using schema.org and other protocols and how this lead to a Panda recovery and the

The Top 5 Ranking Factors 2015
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The Searchmetrics Ranking Factors Analysis 2015 offers insights into the most important aspects for top search result rankings on Google.com

First Rich Snippets from JSON-LD Spotted in the Wild
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Recipe rich snippets in Google based on data provided via JSON-LD have now been confirmed in the wild, thanks to Grace Massa Langlois.

Why Enterprises Should Not Guest Post for SEO | John Doherty
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Tweet Buffer Vote on Hacker News Sharebar Tweet Buffer Vote on Hacker News I’ve often been asked about guest posting for SEO purposes. I alw

Why Do Google Employees Keep Spreading False Information on HTTPS?
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HTTPS does not protect user privacy. Anyone who tells you it does either does not understand how the Internet works or they are lying to you

How Search Works - The Story – Inside Search – Google
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The search lab. Our algorithms are constantly changing. These changes begin as ideas in the minds of our engineers. They take these ideas an

Schema Scanner From Synup
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Welcome to the Synup Schema Checker tool! Using this tool you can quickly run any website to find out whether you have relevant schema marke

15 SEO Best Practices for Structuring URLs
moz.com

It's been a long time since we covered one of the most fundamental building blocks of SEO--the structure of domain names and URLs--and I thi

Testing Tool β€” Google Developers
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Test your structured data markup using this tool

Lessons from the Front Line of Front-End Content Development
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Thinking about starting out in content development? Let Richard share some valuable lessons he's learned along the way...

SEO by the Sea
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Getting Information about Search and SEO Directly from the Search Engines

Eye Tracking in 2014: How Users View and Interact with Today's Google SERPs
moz.com

With Google's SERPs regularly testing new features, the team at Mediative decided it was time to figure out how the "Golden Triangle" has ch

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Fantastic food, great soup and sandwich. Very healthy and fresh. Also great place to get a glass of wine or cup of coffee.
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Super fun place to take my kid, fun for adults too. I skip the games they are a ripoff, stick with the trampolines and laser tag.
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