Google Author Authority in Search Gets Personal

Google AuthorAuthority GetsMore Personal

With the recent announcement by Google that they were bringing their three-year Google Authorship program to an end, many have been proclaiming two assumptions on social media and in blogs and blog comments: that this means both the death of author authority in search for Google and is another coffin nail in the Google+ … [Read more...]

Authorship Adoption Fail – Detailed Stats

One reason why Google Authorship failed: lack of adoption

  On August 28, 2014, Google's John Mueller announced the end of the Authorship markup program (also known as rel=author markup). In today's post I will: Show you data on how authorship data was used (or not) by 150 top media sites Outline why we think this contributed to Google's reasons for canceling the rel=author … [Read more...]

How Does Google Determine Content Quality? How Would You? – Episode 8

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Google has always told us they want us to be creating "high quality pages" that give searchers exactly what they were looking for, but what do they mean by "quality"? Today's episode brings you a lively and sometimes intense dialogue among some of the most seasoned veterans in SEO. Eric Enge and guest co-host Mark Traphagen invited … [Read more...]

Google Plus Search Power: Personalized Punch for Your Target Market

The Google+Punch in Personalized Search

What if you could almost guarantee a first page search results to a highly targeted audience? With Google+, you can! I've collected hundreds of examples over the past two years of how Google+ content can show up in search, but the most powerful examples are always in personalized search. Since early 2012 Google has had as its … [Read more...]

Can Google Plus Posts Create Duplicate Content Problems?

Can Google Plus Posts Cause Duplicate Content Problems?

Few things human are more fascinating than identical twins. Think about how many creative works, from classical literature to pop culture, are about twins: The Prince & the Pauper, the myth of Castor & Pollux, the 1960s Patty Duke TV Show, The Parent Trap--the list goes on and on. When it comes to content on the web, … [Read more...]

HTTPS Now a Google Ranking Factor: Some Questions Answered

Google Makes HTTPS a Ranking Factor: How to Make That Work for Your Site

It isn't often that Google tells us something that will directly affect site rankings. If they do, it's often because they want to modify our behavior in a certain direction. We saw this tactic  from Google when they first began talking about web performance a few years back, and later announced that site speed is in fact a ranking … [Read more...]

Rae Hoffman: SEO Myths, and the Damage They Cause – Episode 7

SEO Myths, and the Damage They Cause (Podcast Interview)

Not only is Rae Hoffman a super-smart and experienced SEO, she is a straight talker. In today's episode you’ll get to enjoy Rae at her finest. So get ready for a no-holds-barred, roller coaster ride into Rae's trademark rants and raves. All around, the eight SEO myths that Rae covers here, is a fascinating conversation between two of … [Read more...]