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Is Google June Update Using Wikipedia to Judge Sites?

The alternative health site, Mercola, published they have lost 99% of their traffic from the June 2019 Google Broad Core update. The article cites the Quality Raters Guidelines and asserts that Google’s algorithm is targeting sites that are described with negative sentiment in Wikipedia. Could Google be using Wikipedia to lower rankings of websites? Mercola […]

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Do These 5 Things & You Will Rank Higher Than Your Competitor

I’m going to tell you how to rank higher than your competitors in almost every case. No, this isn’t a joke. We call these steps the “5 Cs” and every SEO process our agency does is bucketed under one of these five headings. I will personally guarantee that if you do five things better than […]

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WordPress Plugin SEO by RankMath Security Update

SEO By RankMath, a popular SEO plugin recently fixed several vulnerabilities. One of the issues fixed allowed a subscriber to reset the plugin settings. Web publishers are encouraged to update their plugin. Description of SEO By RankMath Vulnerability Fix The WordPress Vulnerability Database (WPVULNDB) announced the vulnerability in SEO by RankMath in a post. According […]

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Google Ads App Now Has Ability to Create & Edit Responsive Search Ads

An update to the Google Ads mobile app introduces support for creating and editing responsive search ads. This update is rolling out to both the Android and iOS versions of the Google Ads mobile app. Previously, the Google Ads app was only able to pause and enable responsive search ads. Now, responsive search ads can […]

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Google to Cite the Source of Song Lyrics in Search Results

Google has released a statement on how it will handle song lyrics in search results following allegations that it stole content from Genius. Song lyrics in search results are sourced from third parties and going forward the sources will now be credited. “To help make it clearer where the lyrics come from, we’ll soon include […]

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New Chrome Security Extension Flags Small Sites as Suspicious

Google announced two security features intended to make browsing safer. One blocks access to suspicious websites. The other flags virtually any site visited as being suspicious. Unless your site is a big brand website, it likely flags your site as suspicious, too. Multitude of False Positives A false positive is a mistaken result, like when […]

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Google is Reportedly Adding Timestamps to YouTube Videos in Search Results

Google has been spotted testing the addition of timestamps for certain types of YouTube videos in search results. The timestamps allow users to jump directly to key moments within the video without having to sit through content they’re not interested in. This video bookmarking feature was first reported by Android Police, who says it appears […]

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7 Awesome Ecommerce Content Marketing Examples for 2019

Ecommerce content marketing sounds good in theory – but few sites do it well. Loads of ecommerce sites will put up a blog, write a company update once in a while and call it a day. That isn’t enough. Even though site owners have a ton of things to do – from managing inventory, to […]

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Google’s John Mueller Discusses June 2019 Update Recovery

Google’s John Mueller was asked in a Webmaster Hangout what to do if a site is suffering a traffic loss due to Google’s June 2019 broad core algorithm update. John Mueller’s answer provided insights into understanding what is happening. Then Mueller provided hope that Google may offer further guidance on what to do. Webmaster Asks […]

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Google Rolls Out a New Look for Desktop Search Results

Google has widely rolled out a new design for desktop search results which features colorful icons in the top navigation bar. Google was initially spotted testing the new look back in March. As of today, it appears that everyone has access to the new design. Previously, the top navigation menu was just text, so this […]

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