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Free Schema Plugin

https://www.leapfroggr.com/local-seo-schema/

We're developing a new plugin to quickly insert schema for your business websites. Check it out there.

Still early, it does most of the basic but important ones.
Local schema is getting more and more important as each day passes. If you are running a local business website and not using it, here's why you need it.
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Luke Beaumont

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Just wanted to say hello :)

I'm very excited to see what happens with this G+ community. I am hoping to take part and add lots of info when and where I can.

Big thanks to who ever set this up/
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Thank you +Alexander McIntosh  I hope some new content gets posted here soon :)
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Bradley Lewis

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Does anybody have any experience with redirecting based on location? I noticed in our client's analytics that the bounce rate and average on page time varies highly based on the city for a state-specific keyword (Think something like "Arizona plumber"). I found a few services that make this easier, the most popular seems to be GeoSkipper, there are just not very many reviews or stories about the actual success of the strategy. 

References: 
http://www.seomoz.org/q/redirect-based-on-location-best-practice-clarification
http://www.geoskipper.com/
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Penguin 2.0 rolled out today guys. :) http://www.mattcutts.com/blog/penguin-2-0-rolled-out-today/
We started rolling out the next generation of the Penguin webspam algorithm this afternoon (May 22, 2013), and the rollout is now complete. About 2.3% of English-US queries are affected to the degree that a regular user might notice. The change has also finished rolling out for other languages ...
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Bradley Lewis

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Is there anyone that has seen page rank changes today? We are reviewing all domains currently but at a glance saw a change in some PR.
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yes, there's a little change in PR, but a lot of changes in rankings. Probably due to the changes they've been applying the past 3 days. 
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Mark Proctor
owner

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here's what I attempted to post in r/randomactsofseo:
ok - if everybody is in agreement let's have a look at http://www.brothersbrother.org/

Using the Google spreadsheet I posted in the Google+ Community,

 I've added:
Screaming Frog Report
OSE Report
Link Detective Report
Ahrefs Report

so please go have a look and add some comments to the sheet if you can - any thoughts at all.

My first thoughts are that it's actually hard to find out specifically what the charity is all about on the site, that they have a good link profile already, and that the donation side of things needs a lot more prominence.

I'd guess for any charity, website priorities would run along the lines of: 1. Get Donations 2. Tell people what you do and why (to help them decide to donate) 3. Show them how you spend the money (to encourage more donations)

So - we have a site that is technically poor, but has a good link profile, needs a better structure with a design optimised for conversion to donation.

It also needs a news/blog section where they can show what they're up to and get some regular fresh content on there too...
what else?
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A couple of things I notice : 

1. The 'Donation' link is hyperlinked via JS - not really SEO-friendly. 
2. The site could really make use of rich-snippets to help Google understand the Address and Contact info on the site. That could drive up the donations more. 
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Brendan Smith

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In relation to the 'Who's interested' crowd sourcing for a charity thread as a case study. Take a look at the screenshot email from today. I'm not going to reveal his details, but have asked his permission to share the idea on here. If this business/website model fits in with the who's interested ideals, then I'll see if I can take it further.
He is due into the office for a workshop with me next week. The website is up and running and functional. If it doesn't fit the bill, I'll move over;-)
http://imgur.com/MeBdjUa
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I'm pretty sure he has his own bespoke servers for other projects. Load speed on one of his sites is 85/100 on google developers check.
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Clayburn Griffin
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This isn't anonymous!  I'm scared.
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I'm Googleable.  So, I'm sure you can find out all you want to know about me.  I'm an SEO in NYC.  I don't drink coffee.  
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r/seo participants and lurkers on Google+
 
Well made video discussing penalties for using duplicate and irrelevant images on a page. 
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Dennis Seymour

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looks like a quiet day in the SERPS today. It was pretty busy yesterday :)
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What do you guys think of this? The idea that we need to show what links are being paid for? Although I don't take part in this personally, is it too far for Google to ask us to do this?
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I think that this will apply more to high trust domains and brands that are giving away the links, the way they were penalized in the case of the Scotsman.
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Gary Spagnoli

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Hey guys - I've tried posting this a couple times in /r/SEO but it keeps getting downvoted. A friend of mine has a website that is marked as "This Site May Be Compromised" in the google SERPs. No errors are found in GWT or BWT... and although the site needs a new design and some serious work, I'm at a loss as to why it's being marked as potentially being hacked. Any advice? Should I reach out to a wordpress developer for my friend? It seems to be more of a dev/hacker issue rather than a marketing/SEO issue.
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Have a look in the htaccess too, should be obvious if there's something unusual in there.

edit: decent checklist/instuctions here: http://wiki.dreamhost.com/My_Wordpress_site_was_hacked
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Mark Proctor
owner

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Hi +Clayburn Griffin  - I'm trying to post in randomactsofseo, but my posts aren't appearing! looks like they're caught in a spam filter - can you have a look please?
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Derrick Legend

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Oh hai - finally putting a name to your faces :/
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Sam Page

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I think you forgot r/seopros on the sidebar.
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removes it :)
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Mark Proctor
owner

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Just testing out sharing Google Docs with Google+ Communities.  Fingers Crossed.
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set this so anybody with the link can edit it - not sure if that's the best setup though...for now it's fine to test, but I'll probably change it to only allow individuals in the group to edit, so folk can't come along and delete it all on a whim.
although, I think it has a revision history anyway, so I guess that wouldn't be a major problem
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