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Answers are in!
What has +Bruce Clay seen in two decades of #SEO ? Everything. Reddit AMA with the godfather of SEO is still going on, which means there's still time to ask him anything.
An offer you can't refuse. http://bit.ly/1K334Fx
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Reputation management just got more important for local search. This makes organic results a bit more relevant. Great article by +Jennifer Slegg​
Google has added search results to the bottom of the local knowledge panel that appears when someone clicks on a result in the list of local listings in the regular search results.  This change makes the local knowledge panel much longer but also puts greater emphasis on those search results, particularly for those businesses that …
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Did reputation management just become much more important for local search? Would be a good idea to know what those branded search serps look like.
 
I'm seeing this too -> Google Adds (Or is Testing) Organic Results in Local Finder Knowledge Panel via +Mike Blumenthal #local  
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Required reading for #seo (s)...
 
Happy to Announce the Release of Search Engine Ranking Factors 2015 by +Moz
https://moz.com/blog/ranking-factors-2015

I'm excited to announce the results of Moz's biannual Search Engine Ranking Correlation Study and Expert Survey, a.k.a. Ranking Factors.

This is the largest study of this kind we've ever undertaken, including our Expert Survey of over 150 professional search marketers, and a ranking correlation survey of over 17,000 keywords.

In addition to the classic signals we've studied in the past, this time we worked with 3 data partners including +SimilarWeb +Ahrefs and +DomainTools to study additional correlations.

The Expert Survey also includes valuable insight into Google's broad algorithm, negative ranking factors, and the future of search.

Take a look, let us know what you think! https://moz.com/blog/ranking-factors-2015
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If you've been hungry for even more information about your website's performance in search, if you're happy to whip up some code, and yearning to play with another API, we hope you'll savor the new Search Analytics API for Search Console. There are lots of neat things that could be done with it & we're keen to see how you end up using it. Take a look, grab an editor, fill up a beverage of your choice, and give it a shot!

http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/2015/08/introducing-search-analytics-api.html
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Haven't used this yet, but it seems like a brilliant idea. Now just need to convince clients not to spam their way to a better rating... thanks +Bill Slawski
 
This was a question that we heard a lot, and so, we built a calculator to give people an answer. Regardless of how you may feel about Yelp, this may be good to know.
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Log into those Google My Business accounts or risk having them deleted! 
 
Staying on top of your online presence can mean the difference between business as usual and new customers at your door. In fact, a recent study showed that consumers are nearly twice as likely to find a business reputable if it has more information on Google, such as opening hours and photos. But when companies don’t keep their online information up to date, it can create an unpleasant experience for people searching the web for information -- like if a customer arrives at a local business only to find that the address or operating hours have changed. 

We’re always trying to make it easier for customers to connect with businesses on Google. That’s why if you’re a business owner and you haven’t logged into your Google My Business account in over a year, you may receive an email from us soon asking you to sign in and confirm your business information. Just follow the steps in the email by simply logging into your Google My Business dashboard, then checking to make sure your information is up to date and submitting any changes if necessary. If your account remains inactive after receiving a notice from us, then it could run the risk of being de-verified, or in rare cases, removed from Google Maps. 

We recommend that all Google My Business users check on your business information by logging into your account at least once every six months -- doing this only takes a few seconds. It ensures that we’ve got the right information, and that customers can continue connecting with your business on Google Search and Maps. To get going, visit www.google.com/business. 
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I am Bruce Clay. AMA.

Tomorrow,  +Bruce Clay the man is answering questions on Reddit /r/bigseo. Some questions have already been posted regarding site architecture techniques, voice search and algorithm updates. To ask Bruce anything, drop comments on this thread > http://bit.ly/1Jkx7oB < or check back tomorrow starting at 10 am PT. 
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Couldn't be prouder to work at +Bruce Clay, Inc.​!
 
WE DID IT! Inc 5000 Award for 9 Years Straight

We're honored to once again rank among the country's fastest-growing private companies on +Inc. magazine's list. While success is measured by many different metrics, steady growth is an important one.

Bruce Clay said, “It’s rewarding to rank for the ninth consecutive year because it reveals not only our sustainable growth, but also our commitment to serve as a consistent, reliable, and expert resource for SEO, SEM and digital marketing.”

http://www.inc.com/profile/bruce-clay   #Inc5000   #SEO   #SEM  
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Can paid placement be far behind?
 
Google 7-Pack Shrinks to 3 Local Results

This is a significant change in the SERPs. On the upside, organic results get more screen space. But for local businesses, it's a game changer because you have to appear in the top 3 to be visible now.

+Mike Blumenthal has an excellent recap of the effect on #localSEO  in this article. Be sure to read the comments.

http://blumenthals.com/blog/2015/08/07/thoughts-about-the-new-local-stack-display/
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In his seo training course, my boss +Bruce Clay​ talks about optimizing your site to be "least imperfect". +Ian Lurie​ captures that sentiment brilliantly in this article. Required reading for #seo here.
All marketing includes some measure of distance from perfect, but no channel is more influenced by it than SEO. Are you moving your site closer to perfect?
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If you didn't see this one coming you haven't been paying attention. Ranking decreases for these sites in 3... 2... 1
 
Heads-up, important news -> Google Adds App Interstitials as Mobile Usability Error in Search Console via +Jennifer Slegg #seo

Here's a quote from +Zineb Ait Bahajji "For now it is something we strongly recommend to avoid. We're seriously considering adding it to the MFT, but no precise date yet."
Google is taking the first step to reduce the number of app interstitials presented to mobile users when visiting a website.  Starting August 14th, Google will begin treating webpages that serve users with a full page app interstitial as a mobile usability error in Google Search Console. August 14 Having a full-page interstitial popup on …
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I feel like an image at the front defining interstitials would be useful because though I've seen them plenty of times I had no idea what that term meant when I saw it. Glad Google is taking a stand on this sort of thing though. 
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SEO, Internet Marketing Strategist, Legal Marketing Expert, Online Visibility Consultant
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SEO, SEM, PPC, Online Marketing, Website Design, Website Developer
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  • Bruce Clay, Inc.
    SEO Manager, 2015 - present
  • Bruce Clay, Inc.
    SEO Analyst, 2013 - 2015
  • Local ReZults
    CTO, 2011 - 2013
  • Banafsheh, Danesh & Javid, P.C.
    Director of Online Marketing (In-House), 2012 - 2013
  • Sipe & Associates
    SEO Analyst, 2007 - 2010
  • Increase Visibility
    Chief SEO Analyst, 2010 - 2011
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Eagle Rock, CA - San Francisco - Oakland
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SEO Manager at Bruce Clay, Inc., Internet Visibility Specialist, Legal Marketing Consultant, Digital Marketing Junky, Writer, Blogger, Foodie, Father, Husband, Man About Town
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I am the SEO Manager at Bruce Clay, Inc. and an SEO Analyst in my own right. I enjoy helping businesses increase their online revenue through search engine optimization. I specialize in legal internet marketing and enjoy helping businesses succeed in getting their piece of the online revenue pie.
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  • UCLA
    1992 - 1997
  • Loyola High School
    1988 - 1992
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