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Collin Davis

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I am trying to wrap my head around why Google's rich snippet tool isn't showing any product schemas for Amazon product pages. For example, this page has a featured snippet in search results https://www.amazon.com/Braun-790cc-4-Electric-Station-Cordless/dp/B003YJAZZ4 but the rich snippet tool doesn't shown any. What could be the likely reason? 
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Suraj Gadage's profile photoCollin Davis's profile photo
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Thank you all for the inputs..I thought I was missing something but it is a bit bewildering that a site as huge as Amazon chooses to not apply rich snippets. And +Suraj Gadage appreciate you sharing information with regards to tables. Wasn't aware of it in the least bit.
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Marty Eigner

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I am seeing images next to serp results for brand searches of my business. Is this something new?
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Kate Toon

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Give the Google keyword planner range issue what keyword research methods would you suggest for low budget small businesses who don't have an ongoing adwords campaign?

Tools?
Other methods?

Thanks!
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Kate Toon's profile photoMel Nelson's profile photo
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if you use a tool like RankTracker you can easily get detailed info from the Google Keyword tool
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Peter Watson

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What are your experiences with 're-branding' an established website? Purely for the purpose of a better domain name. Do you lose much power/authority/trust/rankings when using the 301 redirect? 
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Peter Watson's profile photoAmmon Johns's profile photo
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If the rebrand is worthwhile, and it really is a more catchy, memorable, cite-able domain then no matter what the initial hit, it will always be worth it in the longer term. Even if Google still had the original damping factor per jump of 15% that was in the original papers, you should make that up pretty quickly.
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Hardik Oza

SEO Experiments  - 
 
After moving from subdomain to subdirectory, The traffic has been increased! #SEO
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Peter Watson

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Can anyone recommend a good tool to download the video from this page aca.nine . com .au/article/9151397/freeze-weight? Thanks in advance. 
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Perry Bernard's profile photoPeter Watson's profile photo
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hmmmm doesn't seem to help me. Pulling my hair out trying to download this....... maybe not possible.
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Barry Smyth

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Call for Speakers:
G'Day everyone, 2017 will be the tenth anniversary of Australia's longest running search marketing conference - Search Marketing Summit. We kicked off back in February 2007 as Search Summit, morphed into SMX Sydney until 2015 & relaunched this year back to similar branding as 2007.

I'm posting this early as I'd like to see some speaker pitches from within the Australia SEO community.

Don't post your pitch here, use the link below to submit a Speaker pitch.

Dates are not set in stone yet as we are looking for a new venue as our old one can't give us the dates we want, but we are looking at either the first or second week of May.

Also, shameless plug - If you own or work for a company that wants to engage with Australian search marketers than let me know & I will send you the sponsorship prospectus :)

Cheers
Barry
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Dawn Anderson's profile photoVahe Arabian's profile photo
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+Barry Smyth I will also put my hand up for this and also suggest +Nicolas Vargas 
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Aidan McCarthy

Findings & Observations  - 
 
Would love thoughts on address conventions in local packs - I'm seeing some clients skip the suite or unit number and just use the street number in their address e.g. using just '123-128 Somewhere Street' instead of 'Suite 4, 123-128 Somewhere Street' or '4/123-128 Somewhere Street'.

Anyone have thoughts on just how sensitive the algorithm is to these legitimate different ways of addressing a location?

There's actually two questions there now I look again - the number span '123-128' can also be legitimately shortened to just '123' and still be correct - so what's better for Local rankings - the number span or single street number?

Anyone got enough data/experience with the variations to comment on the sensitivity in those legit variations?


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Aidan McCarthy's profile photoBarry Smyth's profile photo
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No worries +Aidan McCarthy As you know, there are only three visible pack results, so the more consistent you are the better.

Just pick one & stick with it :)
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Peter Watson

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I'm seeing a competitor rank very well with his site duplicated across 3 domains. The brandable domain and 2 exact match domain names. And it appears as though the EMD's are pushing the main site some power.
Does Google penalise or ignore the duplicate sites on the EMD's? I actually own the EMD of the main term in our niche and wondering what to do with it.............
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Dawn Anderson's profile photoPeter Watson's profile photo
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hmmm very interesting. At this point the site that is ranking (cryo . com . au) only has domain age over me. Yeah im not wasting anytime on this competitor, just an observation. I've really put this niche on the map here in Australia with being on prime time news, national news paper, radio, etc. Picked up a lot of authority links from this. Its prob only a matter of time before my hard work is reflected in the serps. (i hope lol)
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Why there is a discrepancy in the Search Analytics data of Search Console when adding up the total clicks individually?

Under Search Traffic > Search Analytics when I download the data of Total Clicks for the month & when I add them up it show less numbers whereas in search console the numbers are twice of that.

It is not only for clicks but also for impressions.

Any particular reason for this?
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System flagged this post as spam. Feel free to repost in the community thanks!
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Peter Watson

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What is the best way to fix indexing issues like? The issue is that the majority of these pages can really only be found when using the search tool. Example: http://www.bizlistings.com.au/business-for-sale/New-South-Wales/penrith

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Terry Simmonds's profile photoDawn Anderson's profile photo
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XML sitemaps
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Peter Watson

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So about 2 months back one of my sites disappeared from Google for 2 main terms (business for sale and businesses fro sale). No other terms dropped. Even after today's Penguin traffic remained steady. My link profile is healthy/natural. Any ideas to help me find the issue would be awesome! 
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Something on page hurting me :-( https://www.semrush.com/au/info/bizlistings.com.au
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Kath Dawson

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I need some technical backup on an indexing issue.

4000 pages were indexed for the first time on 27 August BUT they all had the same brand name title.

The problem was spotted and fixed and the xml site map submitted again to search console.

Cache date is remaining 27 august but the devs are telling me the pages have been reinserted because the pages can be rendered in search with the new titles through a long tail search.

My argument is that, as organic traffic has not increased at all over the period, and the cache date is old that the long tail search result is coincidental based on the body content.

Am I right in thinking the search results are based on the indexed page which is the same as the cached page BUT the serps can show the new title from the live page?

I hope that makes sense. I'm willing to be wrong but gut tells me something is not right with the indexing.

Thanks
Kath
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Kath Dawson's profile photoDawn Anderson's profile photo
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Do you have access to server logs +Kath Dawson ?
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Łukasz Rogala

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Hi!

So we basicaly are almost done with our website and we started indexation process. everything is added to GSC (starting from today so it's a fresh topic).

General idea is to reditect users based on their user-agent language to proper website version (if you come from Germany we redirect you to domain.de version, if from poland to .pl one and so on).

After adding sitemap.xml from .co.uk version of website I've noticed that Google Search Console returns a lot of errors with information that URLs are blocked by robots.txt (I guess it's because till today service was locked).

To go a littlebit deeper with the case I've put some URLs from sitemap.xml into "Fetch as Google" tool and noticed that it returns information about redirect to .com (x-default) version of website.

Is it because:

1. We have x-default URL in <HEAD> pointing to our .com domain (if we don't have your language version).
2. Google has problems with this kind of solution.
3. Other problem?

I didn't thought it will be so hard - based on how Skyscanner.com does it. :)

I can share the URL with you gusy on private message and discuss about it a littlebit more.
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I did additional research too with http://filehippo.com/ - while you google it in Google.pl for example "Crap cleaner" you get result in x-default domain but it's 302 to /pl/ lang. So this solution might be working too.
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Peter Watson

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I posted an article about cryotherapy in this SEO forum by mistake which was meant for my personal page. Done it twice now over the past few weeks, thinking I was on my personal page. Turns out I wasn't.

Sorry to offend anyone. 
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Dawn Anderson's profile photoPeter Watson's profile photo
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Yeah I was actually on my personal Google + home page but it uploaded to this community. Anyway, all sorted. 
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Aidan McCarthy

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Anyone else seeing the Google Keyword Planner back to normal today after the change to volume ranges last week?

I've suddenly seeing 'normal' volumes showing again in two MCC acounts!
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Unfortunaly not. But I'm just getting used to new "method", saving previsional campaigns in my account.
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Peter Watson

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Over the past 6 months or so I have actively stopped working one of my site as an experiment. The results are below. I have no clue why this dropped so significantly. Link profile is clean, its fast, on page is decent. 
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Dawn Anderson's profile photoPeter Watson's profile photo
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oh yeah I use screaming from. forgot about that! lol long day
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Marty Eigner

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Algoroo 3.7 in the red today. Must be some kind of update with Google.
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Dawn Anderson's profile photoBarry Smyth's profile photo
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Thankfully, we are seeing massive upgrades in our ranking on all our local campaigns, keywords that had been hanging around the #5 or #6 mark are now up @ either #2 or #3, not seen any dramatic changes in the map packs.

Sadly, I have noticed that yellowpages.com.au pages have jumped in rankings as well, unfortunately, they all look like "search result pages" related to the KW targeted.
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Jessica Hartman

Findings & Observations  - 
 
Rankings have been bouncing all over the place - any trends spotted yet?
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Suraj Gadage's profile photoJessica Hartman's profile photo
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I will try to post back anything I am able to pinpoint - interested to see if anyone else is able to spot patterns

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Peter Watson

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Cryo Fitness on ACA - Whole Body Cryotherapy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgiQN3cGDeY&feature=youtu.be #‎health‬ ‪#‎recovery‬ ‪#‎injuryrecovery‬ ‪#‎fitness‬ ‪#‎wholebodycryotherapy‬ ‪#‎cryotherapy‬ ‪#‎cryofitness‬ ‪#‎wellbeing‬ ‪#‎antiaging‬ ‪#‎skinrejuvenation‬ ‪#‎musclesoreness‬ ‪#‎arthritis‬ ‪#‎skincare‬ ‪#‎circulation‬ ‪#‎inflamotory‬ ‪#‎wellness‬ ‪#‎cellrejuvenation‬ ‪#‎jointpain‬ ‪#‎removetoxins‬
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Peter Watson's profile photoDan Petrovic's profile photo
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+Peter Watson oh snap! lol
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