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Semantic SEO Tips ~ Meet The New Keyword Research: Semantic Mapping! 
"...Google is not just about simply discovering information any more — it’s about ordering the web into a coherent flow of information; how topics, themes, ideas, text, video, audio — all of it — is connected and relate to each other. A part of this are such small things like structured data markup, schema, Google Knowledge Graph, Bing Snapshots, and Open Graph Protocol." ...Read more:
http://blog.hittail.com/2013/08/what-the-heck-is-semantic-seo-and-should-you-care-at-all.html
#semanticseo   #semanticsearch   #google   #semanticweb   #seo   #schema   #knowledgegraph   #opengraphprotocol  
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More proof you have to write quality content that provides value to your audience. 
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Hi all, I'm in the middle of identifying spammy and harmful inbound links to a website. I've ploughed through all of the links and contacted the web masters 3 or 4 times. Some webmasters have responded to my removal requests and some haven't.

I'm in a situation where I've got quite a number of links to the site from directories and a few other sites which some anchor text in links target exact keywords e.g. 'Running trainers' and some links which target multiple keyword e.g. 'Running trainers, cross country trainers, sports shoes' These links do 'not' have the nofollow attribute assigned to them and are therefore passing authority on to the site.

Can anyone confirm whether or not 'all' of these links are classed as spammy and if I should disavow 'all' of these links or just the single keyword / phrase anchor links?

Any help would be greatly appreciated as I don't want to remove links which are benefiting the site.

Thanks

#inboundlinks #disavow #spam #linkremoval #seo
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Blog Network Blues: "Any link or guest blog network that claims to have “zero footprints” is waving a giant red flag." --Matt Cutts
#seo   #google   #guestblogging   #guestposting   #mattcutts  
 
Google Slaps Another Guest Blog Network: PostJoint

+Barry Schwartz writes on +Search Engine Land:

Someone tweeted to Matt that PostJoint was penalized. In fact, if you check out Google for a search on their name, their web site no longer ranks on the first page.

Matt Cutts this morning confirmed it on Twitter saying “any link or guest blog network that claims to have “zero footprints” is waving a giant red flag.

searchengineland.com/google-slaps-another-guest-blog-network-postjoint-189462


#GoogleSEO #BlogNetwork #ManualAction  
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Daniel Harrington

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Google Semantic Search Insights!
#semanticsearch   #google   #seo  
 
Answers to Your Semantic Search Questions
Everything you didn't know, you wanted to know about semantic search.

In what has quickly become one of the most popular episodes in the history of Content Warfare TV, +David Amerland dropped knowledge bombs on what semantic search means to business today.

I know I'm biased and believe every episode of Content Warfare is Can't Miss, but truly, this is a CAN'T MISS of can't miss episodes.

Watch the video replay or listen to the podcast here: http://goo.gl/GH5DDa

...and connect here: +Content Warfare 

#semanticsearch   #semanticweb   #contentwarfare  

h/t +Jason T. Wiser for pulling this quote.
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Ainsley Muller

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International SEO starts with an analysis of multi-regional vs. multi-lingual. But where do you start? Well here's a handy dandy decision tree, and of course, feedback as always is welcome: 
In a recent deep dive into a Forbes 500 tech-company's international SEO. We first had to ask: Is this a multi-regional or multi-lingual audit. Here's how we answered that question.
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Google+ Tips  - 
 
A Comprehensive Study of Content and Brand Visibility on Google+!
#googleplus   #brands   #seo   #google   #business   #contentmarketing  
 
Link Even More Dots

On the back of the announcement that G+ Post Ads are now available to all brand pages that have 1,000 followers or more +Dan Petrovic has put together a brilliant piece on why G+ matters. Check it out. It helps make a lot of sense of a great many G+ things. 
A detailed analysis of Google+ platform with case studies, actionable tips, statistics and a visual guide to little-known features.
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The Curious Mind: #GoogleDesignMinutes - From Researching & Understanding to Prototyping Ideas!
#design   #google   #innovation   #tech  
 
*The Curious Mind:  #GoogleDesignMinutes *
From Researching & Understanding to Prototyping Ideas

[Google Developers New Series: Google Design Minutes]

1. Google Design Minutes — Glass: Make it simple                          

2. Google Design Minutes — Maps: Putting the user front and center

3. Google Design Minutes — Search: The beauty of speed

[Prototyping Ideas]

1. Prototyping for Success, Power and Unlimited Riches (goo.gl/guv8ov)
2. Four Simple Ways to Bring an Idea to Life: Make a Video (goo.gl/1bdPh9)
3. Four Simple Ways to Bring an Idea to Life: Stage a Performance (goo.gl/wYaNA7)
4. Four  Simple Ways to Bring an Idea to Life: Mock it up with Keynote (goo.gl/ID0gQr)
5. Four Simple Ways to Bring an Idea to Life: Build a Prototype (goo.gl/zemIuv)

[Research matters: Qualitative Research]

1. Leveraging Google+ as a Qualitative Research Platform (goo.gl/1oPIU5)
2. Google+ Qualitative Research Playbook (goo.gl/hzxTlF)
3. Tool: +NOD3x (nod3x.com/)


via +Brynn Evans  +Think with Google +Google Developers 


#googledesignminutes   #curiousmind  
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Johny Blaze

Google Adwords  - 
 
Do you know, how much your competitors spend on AdWords? This tool will tell you! - http://x.co/4NIzu 
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Google +Post Ads: How to Get Started

H/t +Mike Allton 
 
How To Create Google +Post Ads

As you may have heard, Google opened up the +Post ad option to anyone with at least 1000 followers this week.

+Mark Traphagen explained that, “What’s different here is that Google is enabling social content ads that aren’t on the social platform. Instead of littering Google+ with ads (one of the unsung benefits of Google+ is that three years in its stream are still ad free), +Post ads are places where people expect to see ads: on websites that already have Google Display ads.”

So how do we get started? Many businesses are chomping at the bit to start experimenting with these new ads and working toward driving traffic and interest to their business and Google+ presence. So I've written up exactly how to do that. Using the guide below, you'll be able to create your first Campaign and +Post Ad.

We'll also go over the different ad sizes and types, and reveal a couple of new findings.

Learn more: http://bit.ly/1i1S7PU 

What questions do you have about +Post Ads? Will you consider using them for your own business? Does it help to know that you can use posts from a personal profile or a page?

#Google  #PlusPost #PlusPostAds #GooglePlus  
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There's something about "Cars" and "Citations"being used in the same sentence  that makes me wanna drive really really fast :)
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Roger van Uden

SEM - Search Engine Marketing  - 
 
Tools for internetmarketing
This list is far from complete. There are a lot more tools u can find and use. The list displayed will get you on the right track to perform some serious internet marketing.

Feel free to add updates if you find them worthy and usefull. The list is full of free and paid tools. I find these across the web for own use but i might as well share them ;-)
http://www.project8.biz/tools-for-internetmarketing-in-2014/
This list is far from complete. There are a lot more tools u can find and use. The list displayed will get you on the right track to perform some serious internet marketing. Feel free to add update...
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SEO Community - Sharing and Discussing Cutting-Edge Search Engine Optimization and Web Design Tips On Google+ - White-Hat SEO Only Please (Yes, we know it's hard to define precisely, but you get the drift.) No Blank Link Sharing Please - Say Something When You Share a Link! Sharing Search Engine Marketing, Social Media, SEO Tools and Tips. SEO strategies for small business, understanding Google Search, social media tips and networking techniques. Please no blatant advertising or shameless plugs for your company. Other than that we do try to stimulate spirited and respectful discussion on all topics related to SEO. We highly recommend not posting to multiple communities or posting multiple posts in a row as this may cause a potential spam notification to show up above your post leading to the post's removal and blocking, out of necessity, even if it is a good post, because allowing these to remain can cause a page to be suspended. Sharing Local SEO, search engine marketing, optimizing websites for keywords and Google search, responsive web design, SEO software, tutorials and training, social media marketing tips, integrating with Google Earth, Google Maps and Chrome. News and updates about Search Engine Optimization including utilizing Google+ strategies for improved page rank including Google author rank and rich snippets. Note: This community is in no way associated with Google, Inc.
 
Quick How-To for Plus Post Ads - How to add a G+ page to Adwords!
#googleplus   #postads   #pluspostads   #adwords   #google  
 
Plus Post Ads - Quick How To
How to add a G+ page to Adwords. This animated gif shows you how.
 After selecting engagement only as the network.

It is really easy to do, you can pop in any page that has at least 1K followers. 

Have you launched a +PostAD yet?

#pluspost   #advertising   #googleplus  

Here is an article we previously wrote about Plus Post Ads: http://www.steadydemand.com/blog/google-plus-posts-dynamicads-101-397.html
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Women rule social media? 
 
Women Rule Social Media via +Financesonline.com 

Females are way more common on every social media platform except LinkedIn. The full infographic shows that women not only use social media more often than men, but they use these sites in more ways.

More women also use the top social media sites and they dominate the visual-type social websites, which are the fastest growing social networks today. No site establishes women’s dominance in social media more than  Pinterest, where 33% of U.S. women online access Pinterest (for men it’s only 8%).

Full Story and Infographic: http://bit.ly/1i5jzfJ
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Pinterest stats make complete sense
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Michael W Smith Jr.

Search Engine Optimization Tips  - 
 
 
Here I give you a free video tutorial about how to set up and understand Google Analytics.
Here I give you a free tutorial about how to set up and understand Google Analytics.
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Steven James McLean

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Interesting article which helps us SEO Experts convince clients that they need our services!
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Ha ha.  Buy a guaranteed ranking package and get a free Rolex.  Today only.
 
In the post Penguin / Panda era, evidently some SEO's have changed their marketing strategy.  High Quality. No Footprint. Guaranteed Rankings.  Yeah right.
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Comprehensive Google+ Resource!
#googleplus   #socialmedia   #marketing   #seo   #googleplustips  
 
Google+ Help Tips
1. Who Should You Circle?: goo.gl/RoNPvA
2. Make use of Google+ tours: goo.gl/c5RZFy
3. Photos: goo.gl/fF6lth
4.  Save posts, articles and ideas on G+: goo.gl/WSN8Ov
5. 3 steps to more privacy on your G+ profile: goo.gl/u3I3Wv
6. Actively managing your community membership: goo.gl/TVymDg
7. How to explore and join Communities: goo.gl/zL2pl3
8. How to send feedback on G+: goo.gl/VvLWoX 
9. Make Your G+ Photos “Auto Awesome”: goo.gl/UdahMn
10. Automatically share your blog posts to Google+: goo.gl/sHDbhm
11. Ways to use Google+ photo editing: goo.gl/Byk90r
12. Let hashtags find fun posts for you: goo.gl/MWWD4i
13. Make your Communities happier and healthier: goo.gl/DoByrf
14. Do More with Your Photos From Auto Backup: goo.gl/f9WFRJ
15. Search your own photos -> goo.gl/VB3ZEU
16. How to delete your Auto Backup photos -> goo.gl/oTO6Eq
17. Google Photos app is one-tap access to your Google+ Photos: goo.gl/jJ2Dma
18. How to post publicly, to your circles, or to a community: goo.gl/5NTmUo
19. Share an album with someone not yet on G+: goo.gl/M9RJDR

20. How to restore photos from Trash: goo.gl/hpgp3c

21. How to adjust the mix of posts in your Home stream: goo.gl/4XCqy4

22. Follow your favorite YouTube channel on Google+: goo.gl/RgsI55

More
. Circle +Google+ Help  
. Join Google+ Help community: plus.google.com/u/0/communities/115758385206378551362
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SEO Community  - 
 
Work for a Cause, Not Applause!
#motivation  
 
“Work for a cause, not for applause. Live life to express, not to impress. Don’t strive to make your presence noticed just make your absence felt.” 

— Unknown

image credit: +Irfan Ahmad http://digitalinformationworld.com

#quoteoftheday  
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Joshua Cary

Search Engine Optimization Tips  - 
 
Question about ALT tags… Is it suggested to go back and add ALT tags to images on posts/pages that have been left blank?  I'm thinking yes but just want to make certain.

CC: +Keep Me Company Pet Sitting 
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The ALT tag shouldn't be about loading a search engine. It is about site accessibility. Describing the image to search engines (not just google) is a plus. 
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Another week, another blogging network bites Google's dust. This time +PostJoint who claimed "no footprint". 

So what's the future of other guest blogging networks? Should they close before Google strikes? 
 
Loser of the week - PostJoint
On Friday +Matt Cutts  confirmed on Twitter that Google has taken action on another guest blogging network. This time it is +PostJoint,  a blogging network claimed to have “no footprints”.

On March 21, PostJoint posted a blog how they are different from MyBlogGuest, explaining a unique no browsing approach. But that didn’t stop from getting penalised.

Google has deindexed the site and it’s totally disappeared from search result.

So far, Google has been punishing guest blogging networks, but yet to seen (or heard) any participating blog had the same consequence.

Read more http://goo.gl/C9B0DJ

#seo   #guestblogging   #googlepenalty
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