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Will Kennard

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Hi all, I'm working on a clients rather large new website launch, same domain but different URL structure. So far I've done;

-301s (based on backlinks, core site structure of old site, top 200 landing pages and more)
-GWMT fetching
-sitemap submission
-backups of HTML of old site
-404 monitoring

I'm not worried about a huge loss in rankings, although it would be nice to know if you guys do anything for a new site launch with a structure change, i.e. have I missed anything really obvious off the list. Can't seem to find too many solid articles on this.

cheers!
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Will Kennard's profile photoJohn Romaine's profile photo
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No worries!
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HI,

Is anyone  aware of a software (not online services) to make easier to manage several social media accounts for SEO purposes? You know, to check, to post, etc...
As you can suppose, I have to deal with my own accounts and my client's accounts multiplied by all the social networks. Impossible to keep track of what's happening just using the browser.

TIA 
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Tony “Tiggerito” McCreath's profile photoDiego Fernandez's profile photo
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Yes, I have been researching for Seesmic and TweetDeck alternatives at Softonic. It's evident how the big dogs have been buying these desktop software alternatives. To benefit users? Of course, not! Getting rid of the competition is becoming a more common practise day by day.
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QUESTION: I'm using BrightLocal to do an audit for a local SEO client in the property management space.

So far I have them ranking #1 local and organic for property management. However, I can't seem to get them to rank #1 for "[location] rentals". The page has higher DA, better link profile etc. 

One thing I noticed when doing a citation comparison was a few of the competitors ranking for the term had selected "rental" related categories. Currently I only have "property management" set as the category for the G+ business page. 

Should I add the "rental" categories too? Eg. "apartmental rental agency", "condominium rental agency". 

In other local business directories I have "property management" set as the main category. 

Any thoughts appreciated. 
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Peter Watson

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So apparently Panda 4 .2 has been released 'LAST' weekend. Did anyone notice? It appears they haven't really pushed it out, they have just hit the go button, which will then roll out 'incredibly' slow.  http://searchengineland.com/google-panda-4-2-is-here-slowly-rolling-out-after-waiting-almost-10-months-225850 
Google has told us they pushed out a Panda refresh this weekend and it will take months to fully roll out.
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Perry Bernard's profile photoChad Harris's profile photoBoomShare's profile photo
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The only thing I have seen in the US- I have a 10% increase in traffic on my blog.  - my online site- crickets and several people I have chatted with are all saying the same thing.  1/2 the traffic and zombie traffic.  
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Dudi Vaturi

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Hey,

Maybe someone can help me :-)

What I have to do to make Google show my business name results as Site Link structure?

Thanks all!
David
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You are most likely to get site links as a result of a brand-matched search. This means you have to ensure your brand is optimised in your website, and doesn't clash with searches that are not your brand. For example: "Jake's Plumbing Services" may trigger a brand matched impression for a website optimised for Jake's Plumbing Services, but if your brand is "Plumbing Services" this becomes too generic and you are most likely to lose the opportunity to get sitelinks in SERPs because the search "plumbing services" applies to many businesses, not just your brand - even though your brand is exactly this.
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Rick Eliason

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Hey all,

Here's a quick question I never thought I'd have to ask; Is it possible to redirect a static URL to a dynamic URL?

Is there any rules against redirecting to a dynamic URL? Will it be understood by the server? 

Thanks in advance!
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Randy Milanovic's profile photoRick Eliason's profile photo
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Thanks for the link +Randy Milanovic, I had a read through and the stuff around dynamic URLs doesn't really answer the above question unfortunately but I appreciate you looking :)
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Peter Watson

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Ahrefs.com is telling me that this site http://www.youbloom.com/ is 301 redirecting to  my site www.bizlistings.com.au

I have no clue who they are. Is this NEG SEO? Can 301'ing a penalty effected site to a random site have a negative impact?
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Perry Bernard's profile photoPeter Watson's profile photo
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Yeah most likely. 
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Peter Watson

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According to http://panguintool.barracuda-digital.co.uk/analytics/chart Google's latest 'structural' update a few weeks page seen my sites traffic decline. 

Should I run my site though https://developers.google.com/structured-data/testing-tool/ to identify the issue? 
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Terry Van Horne's profile photoPeter Watson's profile photo
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+Terry Van Horne Thanks for the feedback. I just realised the image in my post is actually displaying by default when I posted the link. Its not actually reflecting my site. 

That being said, i did click on the line and the 2 most recent drops were mobile update and 'Phanton 2'. Site in question is www.bizlistings.com.au. 
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Peter Watson

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Is using exact match anchors from a blog to internal pages recommended? Can it be over done? 
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Terry Van Horne's profile photoPeter Watson's profile photo
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Thanks Terry. I'd love your input re my last post at https://plus.google.com/+PeterWatson/posts/XVqYKpsAGSE ?
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Peter Watson

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When 301'ing (I did on an url basis) site A to site B in the same niche (turning 2 sites into 1 big site), how long before the links propagate and are reflected in GWT (from experience)?
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Perry Bernard's profile photoPeter Watson's profile photo
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+Perry Bernard oh, thanks for the tip! 
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Jake Mabey

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How can one find the source for a particular piece of code on a URL? Let's say I'm working with WordPress, and in the source code, I find a second GA code. It seems like a wild goose chase every time. I have to look for php files that may have it, look at plugins, etc. Is there an easy way to click on an element and find it's root source?
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Diego Fernandez's profile photoPerry Bernard's profile photo
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I think Robert is on the right track.
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Lance Hudgins

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I got a question for all My SEO's. I working with a nursing school in san diego...very very competitive. Some keyword phrases I rank in the local 7 pack but my main keyword phrase I cannot rank for. Also I am second page in maps. I have yext to submit to all the directories. What would you recommend to give both my google + page and maps ranking a boost
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Identify which searches trigger local results and optimise selected content for those - obeying all best practices for content optimisation. Engage in your Google+ profile with relevant local content too. Ensure your Google+ page is correctly configured in terms of page type (radius service area, call-in location, brand representative).
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Hi all,

I was wondering if you would have to point out 5 of your favorite inbound marketing tools - the ones you can`t live without - which ones would you choose? And why?

I`m writing an article for my company`s blog (IT Startup) and would like to add some of your thoughts as well.

Thanks in advance,
Marijana (SEO Manager @CollectMyThoughts)
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Marijana Škrivanko's profile photoWill Kennard's profile photo
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Adwords Keyword Tool, Ahrefs link check, Screaming Frog. 
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Daniel Law

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How Google treats all new TLDs. Worth the 2 minute read
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You might be interested in my article on the same topic: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/why-new-gtlds-all-fail-perry-bernard
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Any advice on a software tool to Keep track of 'the consequences' of the works on pages/sites?
I have been looking for something like this for 'ages', for example:
- Create some links and take note -> and side by side  see changes in rankings, traffic and the keywords used by visitors,
- Create new content and see the benefits obtained,
- Post on social networks and evaluate the results,
- and so on and on...

Thanks
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Jordan Manchev's profile photoDiego Fernandez's profile photo
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+Jordan Manchev. Thanks for your contribution to this thread. Sure, none does nowadays since results are customized to every user.
Please don't forget to let us know about any findings regarding this issue.
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Peter Watson

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Is it worth changing a site from RDFa to Schema? 
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Mark Keller's profile photoPeter Watson's profile photo
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Thanks for the advice. I'm just not knowledgeable in this area, hence the question. Maybe running with Schema.org is the way to go for my site www.bizlistings.com.au? 
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Peter Watson

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So after using a 'Google Trusted photographer' (https://www.google.com/maps/about/partners/businessview/get-started/) I went with these guys http://wow360virtualtours.com.au/

Very nice guy and came out within a couple of days to do the shoot. 

Problem is that was 3 weeks ago (told me I'd have the pics in a few days). I've been calling and emailing him for 2.5 weeks with not one reply! Looks like I've been duped! 

I only went with him because he's a Google TRUSTED PHOTOGRAPHER! 

How do I notify Google to remove this guy from their list?
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Chad Harris's profile photoPeter Watson's profile photo
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lol.... thanks for the feedback. 
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Peter Watson

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Can anyone recommend a good host in the US or Australia?
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Diego Fernandez's profile photoPeter Watson's profile photo
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+Diego Fernandez Thanks!
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Peter Watson

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My dedicated server is under a DDoS attack for past few days and my host keep shutting down my server. Any advice? 
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Andrea Moro's profile photoPeter Watson's profile photo
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I'm paying about $100 pm now........I don't see any benefit using localised hosting, but do use a cdn, so my site is pretty fast. https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights/?url=www.bizlistings.com.au
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