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Will Google Assistant Dominate Over Siri in Voice Search?

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On a recent Community post in Buzzfeed entitled 5 Things To Try On Google Pixel 2, we tested all sorts of new technology, including Google Lens and Google Assistant. It seemed clear that users who search Google will eventually do so by voice commands, considering VR, AR and other technologies that...


Steve Wiideman Featured in Voyage LA

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As a business owner, nothing is more humbling than waking up to an email directing you to an article in a local magazine where you and your team were featured. Today was that morning and the magazine was Voyage LA.There are a lot of businesses who do some amazing things here in Los Angeles,...


Your Simple 2017 SEO Strategy for Improving Organic Traffic in the New Year

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How Did Google Removing Right-Side Ads Impact SEO?

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I just had a call with researcher asking about the impact that Google's recent removal of right-side ads and including four ads at the top of the results had on organic search engine behavior. During the call I was able to reference some of the data we have in Google Search Console to see (if any)...


Google Warns Bloggers to Nofollow Links Paid for by Free Products

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In a statement today (3/11/2016) on the Webmaster Central Blog, Google made it blatantly clear that buying a hyperlink using any type of bartering or exchange (bribes) with the intent to influence search engine rankings goes against Google guidelines on link schemes, and urged webmasters to add a...


Google Moves Their Webmasters Blog

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Historical Comments (and Links) RemovedThose in the search engine marketing field and many webmasters awoke today and found that Google had moved from their Webmaster Central blog from https://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/ to https://webmasters.googleblog.com/, and for those curious, yes...


Top 10 SEO Tips

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Relocated from Top10SEOTips.comIn an effort to consolidate our websites, we've moved this page from an older domain and will be updating it in 2016. The tips are still relevant and important today.Please enjoy these award-winning Top 10 SEO Tips for webmasters and website owners. Too many...


Converting Your Site to HTTPS by Default

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There's a lot of hype in the SEO industry at the moment regarding Google's recent announcement about giving higher ranking to websites forcing HTTPS by default. After watching the Google I/O video, I jotted down a few notes to help you get started.[cleveryoutube video="cBhZ6S0PFCY" vidstyle="1"...


The Unbreakable Principles of SEO

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Recently, I was quoted in an article by CNBC, where I was asked about my experience and feelings toward Google's spam quality updates, in particular: Google Penguin. My answer likely shocked many of peers and potentially alienated me from my community, SEO's - the brilliant people who are hired...


Buying Links from a Link Broker

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 It happens to the best of us: the temptation to buy links. I get emails all the time and am lucky to be one of the few marketers immune to the impulse some of these offers can create. Below is a screenshot from one email I received recently from BackLinks.com that made me fall out of my...


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