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google maps violations

Did you know you can report Google Maps-related spam calls and other violations to Google?

By Barry Schwartz Did you now that if a third party is violating any of the Google My Business policies — spamming you or repeatedly calling to solicit your business, for example — you can report them via this special form? The form has been around since May of this year according to the WayBack Machine,

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local seo

The State of Local SEO: Industry Insights for a Successful 2019

MiriamEllis A thousand thanks to the 1,411 respondents who gave of their time and knowledge in contributing to this major survey! You’ve created a vivid image of what real-life, everyday local search marketers and local business owners are observing on a day-to-day basis, what strategies are working for them right now, and where some frankly

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seo strategy: 9 Important SEO Habits You Should Adopt Now

Corey Morris improve your SEO strategy and skills to move the needle even more for your organizations and clients? Then it’s time to ditch the bad habits and start creating new habits – or enhancing existing ones. Although we typically gravitate toward specific areas of SEO (technical, on-page, off-page), based on our interests or familiarity, usually Continue reading »
Effective Amazon SEO

Effective Amazon SEO: What to know when shifting ad budgets to Amazon

Ayodeji Onibalusi Sources from the ad industry have shone a light on how fast Amazon ad budgets are growing. Reports from various media agencies show that brands have been moving up to 50 percent of their previous Google search spend to Amazon ads. With shifting budget comes the need for more intentional Amazon SEO. A

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important seo news

seo news: Google Said Focus On Building easily rankable Sites (Barry Schwartz) Google's John Mueller said it is wise to think long term with your web site and build a site that is so fantastic that if Google isn't ranking it well for relevant queries that Google would consider it a bug. Thus Google would have to update their algorithms to rank your site Continue reading »
predicting website ranking

Using a New Correlation Model to Predict Future Rankings with Page Authority

rjonesx. Correlation studies have been a staple of the search engine optimization community for many years. Each time a new study is released, a chorus of naysayers seem to come magically out of the woodwork to remind us of the one thing they remember from high school statistics — that “correlation doesn’t mean causation.” They

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website content translation

How to Use Machine Translation to Localize UGC for Global Websites

Motoko Hunt Is the use of machine translation evil for SEO? In terms of global website content translation or localization, the best practice is to have content localized professionally by a native speaker. However, just like everything else, there’s a best practice, and there’s the reality of conducting business. So, what is the reality of

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googlebot crawler

Here’s what happened when I followed Googlebot for 3 months

Max Cyrek On internet forums and content-related Facebook groups, discussions often break out about how Googlebot works – which we shall tenderly call GB here – and what it can and cannot see, what kind of links it visits and how it influences SEO. In this article, I will present the results of my three-month-long

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