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Dan Petrovic
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We have a Microsoft engineer join us this Thursday for a "deep and meaningful" session on the future of search. The event will be broadcast from the following page: http://dejanseo.com.au/future-search-frank-fuchs-microsoft/

Those who wish to join the session live let me know or drop your questions in the comments. To RSVP visit the event page: http://goo.gl/4FyoLi
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+Dan Petrovic This should be really interesting looking forward to it!
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Dejan SEO
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We're excited to announce our next event: WordPress - Advanced
https://plus.google.com/events/c29k9inhfarvromfobal6npnh40
Who's on the panel? Let us know in the comments if you're keen.
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Sad I missed this. Was it recorded? I've been trying to figure out an easy way to work with woocommerce's product category pages. They are dynamically generated with only a brief intro used on the page.... Not SEO friendly at all.
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Ammon Johns

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One Hangout on Air you won't want to miss is coming up, January 14th 2014.  In it, I'll be talking with +Eric Enge  and +Rand Fishkin  about what you should be doing in 2014, not to catch up, but to prepare for the next couple of years.

This is the first in a series of shows in which I'll be chatting with some of the long-timers, the perennial 'top SEOs', all on this same topic.  You'll see how these long-timers look at the trends of today to decide on their long-term strategies, and how they put this into action.  How the guys who've stayed at the top for all these years manage to stay there, and how they avoid future penalties and changes by being ready for them.

In further shows of the series, I'll be talking with +Greg Boser and +David Naylor among others, so keep up with future #isoosichat shows courtesy of +ISOOSI Research Engine 
 
In this ISOOSI Tuesday roundtable chat, we ask our distinguished panel  what they will be focusing on in terms of marketing in 2014. Have they made some New Year's resolutions as it relates to their businesses or strategies they execute for clients?

Our panel includes Rand Fishkin, Eric Enge and Ammon Johns.

Whether you are a small business owner or work as part of agency or as part of a dedicated marketing team in a large corporation, our panel of experts will have some great advice. Actionable takeaways applicable for any business.

Learn what's new, what's important and what you should be considering.

As we all know, new tools, new strategies and tactics are always being developed. But what skills and techniques should you develop this year for the maximum impact?

And with so many areas of marketing to consider, how do you divide your resources (financial, time, etc) to position yourself well for 2014's needs and market?

It's a great chance to ask questions to a panel of guests that have been extremely successful in business by continuously improving their own marketing techniques, processes and systems. 
This Hangout On Air is hosted by ISOOSI Research Engine. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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Hi +Ammon Johns first of all Happy New Year!

Now, let me welcome you into the community, you certainly belong here mate and since I've taken a huge break in working out what our new hangout format will be I think major events of this type and the profile of people involved deserves to be shared here.

I've had a look at the event myself and have set my stats as maybe as I'd genuinely like to attend. Good on you for organising it.

+Jim Munro and other moderators here have done a tremendous job at keeping this community 100% spam free and each post worth checking out. We still reject most applications to join. This is a good thing. Most of us are time-poor and this community in particular doesn't tolerate things like double-posting, common news and extremely simple issues.

Final thoughts and something that's been n my mind for a while now. I'm actually considering opening up this community to more member requests to get a lively discussion going more frequently and exchange more new ideas. We've got a few members here with less experience than others and they've been asking some really interesting questions which have led me to unexpected discoveries.

I'll discuss our new approval/moderation rules for 2014 with the moderators and see what we can come up with.
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Marta Krukowska

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For all #SEO  loving people great hangout tonight. SEO in Real Life today with +Barrie Moran . Don't miss out on that great opportunity https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/c9cptai0rb77od840pq45aqhaac
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Sunny K. Ujjawal

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Yesterday in Indian Webmaster Hangout I asked a question:

Using link:domain.com operator i can see many of my competitors are having paid links from some directories. Is this safe to buy links from these sites as Google is already counting them.

Googler Aaseesh Marina replied: These directories are in counting as they provide some valuable information to visitors, you can get links from such directories (India Webmaster Hangout | Sep 10, 2013)
Paid links are good if they are giving relevant information to search engines, but such directories are very less.( India Webmaster Hangout | Sep 10, 2013 )

Then I raise question about Yahoo directory as it is in counting for ma y sites backlinks
Googler Syed Malik Mairaj says: Yahoo is among the good and top paid directories (means we can buy links from here). He also points to DMOZ as a free & good quality directory. (India Webmaster Hangout | Sep 10, 2013)
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Dan Petrovic
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Starting in a few minutes: Technical SEO Hangout: NOD3x™
Who wants to join? Ping me and I'll send you the invite.
Details: https://plus.google.com/events/cld86lncrd8476h3pcfhvofcf1c
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Dejan SEO

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Starting Soon: COGNITIVE SEO [Live]
If you wish to attend ping us in the comments and I'll message you the join link.

To watch the broadcast: http://dejanseo.com.au/cognitive-seo/
RSVP: https://plus.google.com/events/cfc5irh1jbksn4ikj4epsi536g4
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Dan Petrovic
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We're on in 1 hour!
Hangout with +Jeremy Rivera of +Raven Tools 
https://plus.google.com/events/csmaic12kelpkvj8209bj06jsng
Want to participate? Let me know in the comments.
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oh sure! pick the one hangout during us hours on a day I am traveling :)
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Dejan SEO
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At 4:30PM AEST this afternoon we will be running our Random Acts of SEO hangout.

Today's candidate is an anti-bullying & adversity website run by a 17 year old entrepreneur from Australia. 

http://iwilltriumph.com/

All are welcome to attend - any advice helps, and it's a great chance to connect with the SEO community.

Please RSVP at the following event page: https://plus.google.com/u/1/events/cqu1ksakcaj4js7qfvth5chqrt0
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Dejan SEO
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SEO Q&A Session is on Tomorrow
7pm AEST
https://plus.google.com/events/cdigeusupejrogplmi8cp7t85kg

We'll have three special guests:
+Nicole Avery http://planningwithkids.com/
+Katrina Springer http://theorganisedhousewife.com.au/
Cintia http://mypoppet.com.au/

Please let us know if would like to join us in the hangout panel to review the above sites.
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if  there  is room. :)
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Yesterday, +John Britsios talked in a Hangout on Air about the Process of Recovering a website. 

He's been doing this foresic SEO for a while now and he's shared knowledge during the webinar could be of interest to you.

I'll make a small summary of what he said:

In case of a manual penalty, the very first thing to look after, are the backlinks shown in the Google Webmaster tools. Then you go and download all the latest backlinks as a CSV file.

The next step is to upload all the links to your SEO tool that you use.

Now comes the part where you have to decide what backlinks are more risky or which links are not of good quality.

The first thing to look for is the backlinks coming from domains with the highest PageRank. John manually checks all the backlinks, and he starts with relevancy.

The next thing to look for is the number of external backlinks for the pages that link to the penalized website. Links from such domains are low quality and you have to check if it’s something relevant and pay closer attention if it’s worth keeping that link.

Once checked the relevancy and the number of external backlinks, John checks the link statuses. He ignores the nofollow backlinks, as they don’t pass PageRank, and checks only the dofollow ones.

John warns everybody not to use tools that automatically identify the links that you should disavow. It’s very important to MANUALLY check all the links, otherwise you might end up disavowing some of your best backlinks.

After identifying all the backlinks that are a threat to his rankings, he tries to remove the backlinks. Then he disavows all the crappy links, removed or not. John also shows how he recovered RainVac from a Google Penguin penalty, and advice everybody not to give up. Penalized or not, it’s very important to monitor all your backlinks on a monthly basis.

There is no special formula or percentage for the anchor text distribution of your backlinks. To identify the over optimized keywords, John uses the page “Anchor text” from Monitor Backlinks.

The last thing he does, is to remove from Google, the pages linking to his website that are not live anymore, and have a 404 or 410 status. For this, he uses the Google content removal tool.
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+Will Kennard  I always disavow all crappy links by domain including nofollows and removed links. This is because not all links from the domain will always be removed or even discovered (crawled) yet.

It's just extra insurance and quite often pays off.
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John Romaine

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Hey guys, whens the next "hangout" happening?
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Hmm, how about qualifying clients? Questions to ask during the initial conversation etc
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Dejan SEO

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Our first hangout in 2014. And it's going to be epic!
Are you coming? RSVP Here: http://goo.gl/67cbL3
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+Gianluca Fiorelli Added to the panel. See you on Thursday.
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Dan Petrovic
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Many of you have been asking me when the next HOA will be so I decided to explain the reason for this multi-week delay on my end.

Audience Retention
Our top ten videos are viewed on average of just 2.8 - 18.9% of their length. This is very low. To be fair the videos are 1.5hrs in length on average. That's more suitable for a blockbuster film. I tried to watch a few of my own hangouts and ended up skipping the boring parts.

Hangout Format
One hour is too long. I'm considering condensing our sessions into 15-30 minutes and have a strong agenda with rich information. Our SEO quiz was popular. Maybe we'll do that again.

Content
So far, link building topic has been the peak of people's interest. Likewise we've been getting a lot of entry-level questions. Perhaps it's time to start running introductory-level SEO presentations, seminar style.

Demographics
We've so far had great interaction from Europe and USA. I'm looking to engage more parts of the world, starting from Australia. This may result in session time changes.

All your feedback is welcome.
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+Doc Sheldon and +Gabriella Sannino have done a great job of breaking down their 1 hour shows for +Level Headed Marketing  into more watchable segments (roughly 15 mins a piece). 

I agree with you, +Dan Petrovic that a lot of viewers don't want to commit to a whole hour all in one go.  I'd think about turning an hour show into 3 segments of roughly 20 minutes and test how that does.
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Dan Petrovic
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I'm looking for panelists for our next hangout on air.

We'll be reviewing Carly's website: http://www.thejajoint.com.au/ 

For time and more details visit: https://plus.google.com/events/c23cpadmeko1im5oehstla9o6g4
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Bugger. I'm on this expensive Telstra wireless setup :( Ill have to sit it out. It will cost me a fortune otherwise!
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Andre Weyher

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Hi everyone, Max Minzer and I are hosting an SEO hangout tomorrow. It should be an interesting one as we will be discussing the fine line between what is and what isnt seen as a paid link. Quite an interesting topic I think, all are welcome to join!

https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cjm952cb4i6bvum92on1292e4ac
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Interesting article, Andrew. This will certainly be part of the conversation! 
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Dan Petrovic
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TOMORROW
In this hangout we'll be focusing on technical SEO and on-site optimisation including website architecture, content, use of rel="nofollow", canonicalisation and discuss things that could improve this website's performance in search engines.

How to join?
https://plus.google.com/events/co5sfiot18l3ptogvvugti8tl70

The website we're reviewing is: http://www.movieferret.com/
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OK guys, we've got about an hour until broadcast those of you who still wish to join in let me know in the comments.
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Dan Petrovic
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RANDOM ACTS OF SEO

The hangout is now on, feel free to join: https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/72e4a731bccc97fffdfc37cb72566353e1c94ae3?authuser=0&eid=114074532743058808065&hl=en-GB

We're reviewing the following site: http://iwilltriumph.com/
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You're welcome to join us next time.
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Dan Petrovic

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Reminder: We're starting in 30 minutes.

Websites to review are:
http://mypoppet.com.au/
http://theorganisedhousewife.com.au/
http://planningwithkids.com/

If you want to join is in SEO review please RSVP here:
https://plus.google.com/events/cdigeusupejrogplmi8cp7t85kg
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sorry I couldn't make it - I really love site audits!!  Next time :)
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