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I have a site that's available on HTTPS and HTTP versions. My HTTPS version has a canonical tag that points to the HTTP version, and all my internal links and most external links are to the HTTP version - yet Google is showing the HTTPS version in the SERPS.  

 I know we can redirect but this still sounds like a bug.  there wasn't a "hey, if a site has http AND https, let's choose https regardless of other signals" algorithm change that went live, was there?  +John Mueller +Matt Cutts 
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There are some things we strictly follow (eg noindex, robots.txt), but for the rest -- think of it this way: if you see a site that has great content which you want to recommend, you'll recommend it in your own way, in a way that you're pretty sure matches what your users will appreciate. Do you always use the page's title-element as anchor when linking to something you like? You've probably found that your users want to have some context & appreciate a style that matches the rest of your website. Most of the time that'll drive more traffic to those links than just the dry title element too. If we like a site enough to recommend it, we might change the titles to make it clearer to the user what they'll get there (and if that's what they were looking for, I bet they'll go there). 

For http/https .. another thing you could do for canonicalization is to make sure that internal links use absolute URLs, or to crawl your website to make sure that you're at least consistently linking. Usually when this kind of thing happens, there's at least some small inconsistency that you've overlooked. There's no magic https-pushover, but over the course of the year, I'm sure users are going to be pushing for more https on their own. 
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This session was awesome. It had 3 of my favorite people on the panel. http://searchenginewatch.com/article/2339111/Combining-Social-Content-to-Earn-Visibility-Earn-
Tips on how to make your content stand out; the right strategic framework for identifying content opportunities that can enable you to accomplish the right goals; and how to integrate your content directly with your social marketing efforts.
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Working on a link building presentation. What questions do you want to see answered in it?
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+pam single umm, it's a list of bad words.... And you're shocked that it includes bad words? The site is a bad word filter. If I don't include racist words how can the site filter them out of other pages? 

In other words, the site offers a free list of words other websites can use in their filters - to prevent words like porch monkey from showing on their site. If you're offended by the word surely you can appreciate that my site helps other sites keep words like that out of their comments.

Also, this isn't the proper thread to talk about websites I run. 
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making Google ignore meta descriptions and show snippets that tell lies is surprisingly easy.  here, I can get it to show a snippet that says +Moz  standard pricing includes features that it normally doesn't.  https://www.google.com/search?q=moz+standard+branded+reports

With this query, I can get it to tell me that an un-released Toyota off road vehicle will sell for $14,430 - the price of a Yaris.  https://www.google.com/search?q=2015+Toyota+TRD+pro+starting+MSRP

Does anybody see how this can potentially cause issues and mislead customers? 

We really need a "hey, don't re-write my title or descriptions for this page" tag.  
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Yeah. I just had a case where the wrong info was displayed in snippet and a major news site saw it and ran a story. 
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Baseball fan parenting FAIL!





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I bet that guy is still catching hell from his wife too...
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My favorite example of screwed up SEO in the wild is how MLB.com 302 redirects all their traffic to a sub domain: mlb.mlb.com     who needs link and domain authority?
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As FB changes their algorithm to reward interaction and relevance, all of the companies who valued likes as a vanity metric and got most of theirs by "like us on FB to enter this contest" methods are now watching their reach plummet. 
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Most people writing articles about the projected paid search keyword change that Google hasn't announced yet are only showing that they know pretty much nothing about paid search. 
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Testing something. You can safely ignore this page, just need it indexed.  http://www.ryanmjones.com/testing/
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  • SapientNitro
    Manager Search Strategy & Analytics, 2012 - present
  • Team Detroit / ZAAZ
    Sr. SEO Strategist, 2009 - 2012
  • Identity.net
    Sr Mgr Product Marketing, 2008 - 2009
  • BrandLabs.us
    SEO/SEM Department Lead, 2007 - 2008
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    Software Engineer, 2005 - 2007
  • Morton Marketing
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SEO, Programmer, Marketer, Analyst, Speaker from Michigan. Plays hockey, softball, & golf (poorly.)   Would have already taken over the world if not for those meddling kids and their dog. 
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Once turned down an opportunity to appear on Dr. Phil. I work with fortune 500 clients.
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    Computer Science, 2004
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