Monday Morning Recap (March 7th – March 13th)

Google Makes The SEO Industry Tremble With ‘Fred,’ An Unconfirmed And New Ranking Update Many in the SEO community seem to think that Google applied a ranking update to its algorithm. Webmasters have certainly noticed changes, and automated tools that track Google provide hard evidence pointing towards confirmation of this belief. It all dates back…

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Monday Morning Recap (February 14th – February 20th)

How Google’s Fast Track Indexing Compares To Normal Indexing John Mueller of Google recently addressed the common issue of a URL or page not showing up in Google’s index for a while and then ultimately dropping out again. The problem has been known to plague newly made URLs in particular. He explained that there are…

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Monday Morning Recap (January 31st – February 6th)

Majority Rules: Over Half Polled Did Not Feel the Effects of Google’s Mobile Interstitials Penalty To date, approximately half of the websites out there haven’t yet felt the effects of Google’s Mobile Interstitials Penalty. Google announced in 2016 that it would begin to devalue pages that have intrusive pop-ups which are also referred to as…

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Monday Morning SEO Recap (January 17th – January 30th)

Google Accepts Matt Cutts’ Resignation The man most responsible for building the SEO community at the search engine behemoth, Google, resigned as of December 31, 2016. Most people in the industry have been expecting this for some time. Six months ago, Matt left Google for what was expected to be a three-month stint working for…

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Monday Morning SEO Recap (January 9th – January 16th)

How Dirty Are Your Sitemaps? When Duane Forrester was working with Bing back in 2011, he was interviewed about Bing Sitemaps. In his interview, he states the need for a clean sitemap. However, he admits that there is a 1% allowance for some degree of dirt within a sitemap. Some examples of dirt can include…

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Monday Morning SEO Recap (January 2nd – January 8th)

Understanding Google’s Intrusive Interstitials Mobile Penalty Google’s mobile interstitial ad penalty has taken effect. The time leading to the penalty being implemented Google spent a tremendous amount of time answering any arising questions on the issue, especially with regards to factors that can lead to triggering the penalty. Kristine Schachinger through Twitter asked Google’s John…

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Monday Morning SEO Recap (October 24th – October 30th)

SEO Spam Discovered Within Hacked WordPress Site Subdirectories Sucuri, known for helping clear up spam from as many as 500 different sites on a day-to-day basis, has gotten wind of a new style of SEO spam that centers around installing malicious WordPress subdirectories. This is pretty blatant black hat tactic that attempts to use server…

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Monday Morning SEO Recap (October 10th – October 16th)

Google To Launch Mobile Index In Months, Replacing Desktop Index As Secondary Barry Schwartz from Search Engine Roundtable announced on October 13th that Google is planning on launching a brand new, mobile only index within just a couple of months. This information is based upon the keynote speech given by Google’s Gary Illyes at PubCon…

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Monday Morning SEO Recap (September 26th – October 2nd)

Penguin and Disavow Files – Devaluation vs. Demotion In a post published on SE Round Table on Tuesday, Barry Schwartz explained that according to Google, webmasters should keep using the disavow feature like they’ve always used to when it comes to Penguin. But this may no longer be the case right now. The following day,…

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Monday Morning SEO Recap (September 12th – 18th)

Welcome to the inaugural Monday Morning SEO Recap presented by Elevation Scholars! Every Monday — with a few exceptions — we will be recapping notable events that occurred in the world of search engine optimization the week prior.  So without further adieu, let’s get started! The week of September 12th – 18th was an exciting…

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