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morning folks... welcome to 2016. What's everyone's resolution (work-wise)?
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To work more efficiently (smarter, not harder) and manage my time more effectively. Right.
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Ok, the Quality Raters guide is a good read and I encourage folks to go through it. But to say it's timing is responsible for changes in the SERPs is complete and total ignorance. This is actually WORSE than saying a recent patent award is responsible for SERP movement.

I haven't written in over a year... this one might bring me outta retirement. Such fucking garbage...

http://blog.searchmetrics.com/us/2015/12/02/quality-update-phantom-3/
Google's updated quality guidelines seem to be affecting rankings. This data analysis provides first insights into which branches could be affected.
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Penguin update...

"... it will be an update to the algorithm. The new iteration will be realtime which is a huge change"

http://www.thesempost.com/upcoming-penguin-will-be-update-not-refresh-and-real-time/
For those who have been wondering whether the new Penguin would be an update or merely a refresh, we now have our answer. It will be a true Penguin update – meaning with new signals – rather than a refresh, which would mean simply rerunning the last version of Penguin. Gary Illyes from Google confirmed …
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The gang over at +Screaming Frog SEO Spider recently released their latest version complete with some new features. We decided it was a good time to have them back on to tell us what's new and take some questions from the peeps on the best ways to use the tool.

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Friday SEO Chat starts with a memorial for +Dana Lookadoo  - all her friends are welcome (starts in 20) https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/100178947786234932082/events/cfqkei7i6k2pob7o9dk4hcp3ktc
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Ok, the Quality Raters guide is a good read and I encourage folks to go through it. But to say it's timing is responsible for changes in the SERPs is complete and total ignorance. This is actually WORSE than saying a recent patent award is responsible for SERP movement.

I haven't written in over a year... this one might bring me outta retirement. Such fucking garbage...

http://blog.searchmetrics.com/us/2015/12/02/quality-update-phantom-3/
Google's updated quality guidelines seem to be affecting rankings. This data analysis provides first insights into which branches could be affected.
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Interesting post from Hobo, the thing is that a lot of the Quality Raters guide is about just that, Search Quality.... not necessarily "ranking factors".

And really, at the end of the day the user experience is just a smart thing to consider because it helps with conversions. The real problem with signals like those (implicit user feedback) is that they can be noisy and well.. SPAMMED lol.

http://www.hobo-web.co.uk/user-experience-is-not-a-ranking-factor-but-is-mentioned-16-times-in-google-quality-raters-guide/
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And speaking of bold statements on what implicit feedback signals might be ranking factors/signals... there's always this crap.

I mean... she even quotes Amit with,

"... that Google had tweaked its algorithms by including more signals of quality. He said, "How users interact with a site is one of those signals.""

Yes dear... a SEARCH QUALITY SIGNAL. I still stand by the fact that it makes more sense for Google to use implicit user feedback for search quality metrics, more than as a ranking/scoring factor.

There is still little proof to convince me that they're widely used as a scoring metric, if at all. But at the end of the day, it is VERY irresponsible to post such definitive statements.

Unless she's clueless and doesn't know the difference... always an option

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http://searchenginewatch.com/sew/opinion/2435882/three-user-behavior-metrics-that-make-a-difference-in-seo


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Talking with +Screaming Frog SEO Spider today for Friday Chat.. join us
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I downloaded the new version a couple days ago. Way more bells and whistles than I know how to use. Maybe they will run through some of it for us. 
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Talking with +Screaming Frog SEO Spider this week on Friday Chat... be sure to join us... and bring your questions!
 
The gang over at +Screaming Frog SEO Spider recently released their latest version complete with some new features. We decided it was a good time to have them back on to tell us what's new and take some questions from the peeps on the best ways to use the tool.

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Dana Lookadoo died Monday after a long battle with injuries she suffered in a November 2013 cycling accident.
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Hi there, Dave here, first things first, I don’t enjoy SEO… don’t even like it; I LOVE IT. While I participate in and am surrounded by many facets of internet marketing, SEO is where the heart is. As one would for any art, expression is an important part (as is passing it on).

I own and operate both Search News Central and the SEO Training Dojo where I write, teach and participate in the search industry's evolution. My real job, my 'day job' is as a search and internet marketing consultant with Verve Developments.

Full time Fire Horse and wandering web Gypsy - I am but a twig on the shoulders of the mighty river of life. If we knew it all, where would be the mystery?

Wise men don't judge: they seek to understand. - by Wei Wu Wei

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Won a couple of SEMMY awards, write for awesome places like Search Engine Land and Search Engine Journal and had mentions in places like USA Today and the Wall Street Journal.
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    Internet marketing and SEO consultant, 1998 - present
    Working as an SEO and Internet marketing consultant. First started in the world of web design waaaaaaay back in 1998.
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