249 ways to increase traffic to your blog

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Right off the bat I’d like to apologize for the obvious link bait title however, I promise that by the end of the post I will have made it up to you. What I’ve done here is compile a list of different techniques that can be implemented to drive more traffic to your blog. There […]

Title Tag Length and Excel

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Recently, Google has changed they way title tags are being displayed in the SERPs, causing most tags to be truncated. Prior to this change, the rule of thumb for title tags was 65-70 characters which included any spaces and special characters. The new update has title tags showing up at a pixel width rather than […]

The Demise of Foursquare?

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An article on Search Engine Watch the other day spoke of major reform coming to the location based check-in app Foursquare. The company will cease to exist in its current form as it looks to split into two services. Foursquare is aiming to restructure themselves as a local discovery service so they will continue to […]

Is Google Targeting HARO Now?

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2014 has seen a lot of changes with how Google views backlinks. The search giant has taken action on several link networks in Germany, Spain, Italy, Greece and France this year and is showing no signs of slowing down. An article posted yesterday by +Bill Hartzer mentions how Google is now targeting HARO and press […]

Google Makes Up Its Own Title Tags

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Sounds funny, right? But it’s true. The search giant confirmed that it alters or ignores the title tags on our sites to show what it feels may be more relevant towards a user’s search query. A recent video by Matt Cutts explains how they display different content than what a webmaster has provided. In the […]

Semantic Markup Gets A Little More Detailed

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Many of you who know me know that I have been waving the semantic flag for years now. So when news like this comes along I am all too excited to share it with everyone (who will listen). Google recently announced new semantic markup tags for businesses who have varying points of contact. What does […]

Google Search Console – A Comprehensive Guide – Part 6

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Hello and welcome to part 6 of my 7 1/2 part guide to Google Webmaster Tools. In this post I will be covering the different sections Site Messages, Security Issues and Other Resources. Site Messages Here we are able to see any and all communication directly from Google regarding our websites. Don’t get too excited […]

Google Search Console – A Comprehensive Guide – Part 5

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Welcome to part 5 of my 7 1/2 part guide to Google Webmaster Tools. In this post I will be covering everything under the Crawl section. Crawl This area of Google Webmaster Tools that contain a lot of advanced features used to control the search visibility of your website and provide you with with information on […]