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This week we'll be talking about the local SEO landscape for 2014. We'll be discussing the state of affairs in local as well as;

Dealing with a virtual office
Practice and practitioner listings
How to identify a local penalty
Google places spam 
Local citations

And much more.... Our guests this week will be +Darren Shaw from +Whitespark and +Eduard de Boer , a noted Google Trusted Photographer (works on the property walk-through program). 

It should a a great session, so be sure to tune in and join us. 
This Hangout On Air is hosted by SEO Training Dojo. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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David Kyle
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This kid was bragging about how competitive ranking for "Backlinks 2014" was.  I decided to prove that it wasn't and troll him at the same time! #LOLZ
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well played sir... well played. But hey, some idiots just need to sound important... or maybe to him, that WAS a competitive phrase lol
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Osanda Cooray

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Jomer Gregorio of digitalmarketingphilippines recently shared an infographic with eight great facts and statistics about semantic SEO. He writes, “The search engine as we know it is radically changing. From a technical point of view, it is evolving from merely a ‘search’ engine into what can rather be called an ‘answer’ engine. This change is already …
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Steve Plunkett
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No link in blog post.. it's a guest post.. and the BIO link is within Google guidelines.
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Kartik Patel

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Thanks +SEO group admin for  approving me.Looking forward to networking with the community and sharing some meaningful ideas with the members
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Nilesh Pujara

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Farewell party
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Adam Jones

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I've heard a lot of talk about how much of the Title Tag Google now reads and cuts off. What is everyone's thought on this? Do you think Google is cutting the length down?
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lol.. ok.. what you are seeing in Google truncating your title tag.. it's a hummingbird thing in knowledge graph.. worry about CTA... forget EVERYTHING else.
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dj paisley amoeba
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Hmm... i wonder.. anyone want to talk about the future of the user? after all in the end, that really is what seo is, leading, the horse to water.. but seo practitioners have evolved.. what we really do is connect the client with the customers by putting the client in front of their customers with the best opportunity for conversion... right?  
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The best SEOs look at the whole website experience and work on improving IA, UX, content, conversion paths, etc. If we're not looking at the website visitor, we're only doing half the job, and doing our clients a huge disservice.

I like how +Kristine Schachinger put it in a presentation at PubCon NOLA last year: we need to start calling it "Search Experience Optimization" and look at the whole website and not just keywords and META.
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Google page speed - Image optimizer

Thanks to +Daan Weustenraad who gave me this tip yesterday:
https://kraken.io/web-interface

Who isn't struggeling to compress jpeg/png lossless so that the page speed goes up (ranking factor) and doesn't know the settings?

Simply upload your file, it gets converted, download it: perfect!
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Virginia Nussey
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Is anyone following the protests of "tech money" (aka Google execs) in SF over the last few weeks? I think it's interesting timing that the protests were bubbling and then WaPo publishes a story about how Google's influence in Washington (read: $$) may have helped them evade antitrust review in 2012. If you want to know more, I wrote a quick rundown with sources here: https://plus.google.com/b/114880988793116716685/+Bruceclayinc/posts/MUwwxHLPNz1 
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Interesting indeed.
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Paid #promotion is important to tactics that we know do provide immediate tangible value, and I wondered if there was potential for it to be a part of a wider online #marketing_strategy that could also enhance the work of #SEO.
Ever considered paid promotion in your online marketing plan? It isn't just about reaching more people; it can help refine your headlines, remarket your brand, and quite a bit more.
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Steve Plunkett
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SEO is beyond keywords now. It's about a brand. It's what those keywords mean, and where the user is at... Where is that user in their need state, and their interactions with your brand?

psst.. +Topher Kohan ++Rockfish  #Rockfish   #SEO   #Science  
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Very cool!
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For SEOAudits... #SEOAuditMix  via +Sasha 
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dj paisley amoeba
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been here before?
A marvelous video fully expresses the contrast between an engineer's rational mind and the others he sometimes must encounter at work for whom words are the wind that powers sales.
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Yes I have, many times.  But I've performed miracles with transparent pens.
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Google+ and LinkedIn Social Referral Traffic = More Engaged
(vs. Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest): http://tnw.co/1iSbhvn
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Steve Plunkett
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Good morning! I have a question about indexing and no-index for SEO purposes. Would category and archive pages count as duplicate content? Should I no-index category and archive pages?
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+Ryan Henry Glad you found the article useful for your clients, too. 
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So, I have a question about creating Spanish version pages. Do I have this right?

(On English version)
domain.com/page1 <link rel="alternate" hreflang="es" href="domain.com/es/page1">

(On Spanish version - spanish speakers in US)
<link rel="alternate" hreflang="en" href="domain.com/page1">
<link rel="canonical" href="domain.com/page1">

Is this correct? Do I need canonical there as well? This is my first time dealing with multi-langual SEO :(
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 I'm not sure I understand your response, but I found the answer: http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/2010/09/unifying-content-under-multilingual.html

On Spanish version of the page, we are supposed to add rel="canonical" to the English version (if English is the default language page, which in my case it is).
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