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I'm looking for opinions: What are your thoughts about using the keywords meta tag? I know Google has stated that it doesn't matter for rankings. A year or so ago, when I talked to Bruce Clay, he was still recommending using them, and he had specific guidelines for doing so (exactly how many words should be included, how often words can repeat, etc.). Are any of you using keywords meta tags? If you are, are you following specific guidelines?
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From the expert panel in this weeks SEO Questions hangout on air on 02:08:07 into the YouTube video: http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/what_are_your_thoughts_about_using_the_keywords_meta_tag +Lindsey Siegele

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I have a noindex question: My website uses Google's site search as its primary on-site search function. In an effort to improve the quality of the website's content and recover from what we think might be a Panda penalty, we've pinpointed several pieces of content that we'd like to noindex-follow. We did some research, and we think we've discovered that doing this would remove that content from our site search index, as well. So two questions, really: 1) Is it true that noindexing content will remove it from our site search, and 2) Is there any kind of workaround for this? It would be great if our content could still be found by our website's visitors. Thanks in advance!
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From the expert panel in this weeks SEO Questions hangout on air on 01:06:19 into the YouTube video: http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/is_it_true_that_noindexing_content_will_remove_it_from_our_site_search
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Hey, all! Anybody an expert in using the AdWords Keyword Planner? We've been using it for keyword research to help us optimize our new web content (using the "Keyword ideas" tab). Recently, one of my colleagues logged in on her personal account to do some research, then logged in on our company account and did some overlapping research. She noticed different "avg. monthly searches" numbers for the same phrases on different accounts. Has anybody else noticed the same? Why would that number fluctuate based on user?
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From the expert panel in this weeks SEO Questions hangout on air on 00:23:38 into the YouTube video: http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/why_would_that_adwords_keyword_planner_average_monthly_searches_fluctuate_based_on_user
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Answering a question I've been asking a lot lately.
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Does anybody know if there's a way to remove only portions of a page from Google's index? We use noindex tags regularly for removing full pages, but what if I just want, for example, the comments portion of a page to be noindexed?

Thanks in advance.
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From the expert panel in this weeks SEO Questions hangout on air on 00:13:19 into the YouTube video: http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/is_there_a_way_to_remove_only_portions_of_a_page_from_googles_index +Lindsey Siegele

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I've been fed up with this debate since it started. Do women's magazines produce different content than men's? Of course. Does that mean that women aren't capable of producing the same quality of content as men? Absolutely not. Let's not confuse products with capabilities, and let's not pretend two distinct types of products made for different audiences are (or should be) the same. Eesh.
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Hi again!

I need some help figuring out an issue I'm having with one of my websites, if anybody out there feels like helping me sleuth. 

My website started to see a slow decline in organic search traffic starting a little over a month ago (May 6 ish). That traffic is still sliding, and I haven't been able to figure out what's going on. Our SEO strategy hasn't changed recently. Site speed is consistent.

Here are a couple things that have been going on that may/may not be related. Any ideas?

-All the websites I work on are being converted to a new CMS, and while this particular website (website A) was already converted, a conversion on a different site (B) caused website A to have a few crashes. It was back up and running quickly and before May 6.
-Another conversion-related issue: For about a week, an issue on the back end of websites A and B resulted in a bunch of B's traffic getting attributed to A (major inaccurate traffic spike for A in Analytics).

Is it possible that either of those are causing an ongoing slide in organic search traffic? If you were me, where would you look for answers next?
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From the expert panel in this weeks SEO Questions hangout on air on 2 hours, 17 minutes and 8 seconds into the YouTube video: http://youtu.be/sYaWJzbueyY?t=2h17m8s
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Director of Digital Content, Ogden Publications
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  • Ogden Publications, Inc.
    Director of Digital Content, 2013 - present
  • Ogden Publications
    Senior Web Editor, 2012 - 2013
  • Ogden Publications
    Web Services Manager, 2011 - 2012
  • Mother Earth News
    Contract SEO, 2011 - 2011
  • Mother Earth News
    Editorial Intern, 2010 - 2011
  • University of Kansas Native Medicinal Plant Research Program
    Feature Writer, 2010 - 2010
  • Revue Magazine
    Freelance Writer - Music, 2008 - 2009
  • Revue Magazine
    Editorial Intern, 2008 - 2008
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