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10 Things That Expose Good Sites to Google Panda

Adam Sherk

Google Panda was designed to go after sites with a high volume of thin or low-quality content (among other things) in an effort to improve the overall strength of the search results. The types of sites vary but most are trusted, authoritative brands with large audiences that have produced quality, popular content for years. Here’s an example of site that was hit by Panda 4.0

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5 Sites to Boost Your Local SEO

Idaconcpts

Local searches allow businesses to get their names noticed by customers in their area, but taking advantage of local searches can be difficult for business owners that are unfamiliar with local sites. If a business wants to rank for competitive search terms in their local market, they can normally benefit from backlinks from sites that boost local rankings. Foursquare. Facebook.

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StumbleUpon Traffic to Magazine and Content Sites Down 27%

Adam Sherk

The news of layoffs at StumbleUpon reminded me that in compiling some year-end social media referral data I’d noticed that a number of sites had experienced declines in StumbleUpon traffic. The examined sites can be roughly divided into five main categories: food, home, fashion & beauty, health, entertainment and news & tech. What Types of Sites Get the Most Links?

How Much Google News Traffic Do Publishers Get? Here’s Data on 80 News Sites.

Adam Sherk

In working with a wide range of news and content sites, I know that becoming an approved source and maximizing Google News visibility (through avoiding news crawl errors and editorial optimization) continue to be important priorities. But I was curious how much news search traffic sites are currently receiving and what percentage of total search traffic it represents. dailymail.co.uk

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4 Uncanny On-Site SEO Tactics

Small Business Mavericks

Search engines love on-site SEO , especially if leads to better relationships with your site visitors. Here are 4 uncanny ways to increase your on-site SEO. It’s invisible to site visitors, but visible to the search engine robots. They are best used when you customize them with your branded logo and helpful links to assist site visitors in finding the information they are looking for. They are also more useful to your site visitors. SEO for Small Business 404 error pages on-site SEO robots.txt SEO sitemaps urls

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Facebook Begins Prefetching to Improve Mobile Site Speed

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook announced Wednesday that it will begin prefetching, or preloading advertiser sites, in order to boost its mobile performance and ease users’ frustration with slow load times. This can shorten mobile site load time by 29 percent, or 8.5 seconds, improving the experience and decreasing the risk of site abandonment. Facebook pointed out that up to 40 percent of website visitors abandon those sites after delays of three seconds: People are spending more and more time on mobile—consuming content, interacting with businesses and making purchases.

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Bookmark! Check your permissions on social sites

SocialFish

And thank you to the awesome Avi Charkham who took it upon himself to figure out direct links to all the permissions settings pages (some of which are buried deep – Facebook I’m talking to you) for these sites. Go here:   MY PERMISSIONS. Start cleaning. Implementation

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WordPress vs Drupal: Which CMS is Right for Your Site?

Idaconcpts

Most websites these days have massive amounts of content that must be managed for the smooth functioning of the site. Even more interesting, Drupal is preferred by sites that have high traffic numbers. However, 60 million sites run WordPress making it by far the most popular free CMS package. If you can master it, you can build just about any site that you can imagine.

How to Make Your WordPress Site Google AMP Compatible

Bill Hartzer

Google will be encouraged to show your site more often in the mobile search results. So, how do you make your WordPress site compatible? Here’s how to make your WordPress Site Google AMP compatible. Luckily it only took me about two minutes to make this site, BillHartzer.com, compatible so that it serves up an AMP-compatible page. Next, log into WordPress.

67% of Consumers Are More Likely To Purchase From Mobile-Friendly Sites

The Realtime Report

Nearly three-quarters (72%) of consumers think it’s important for brands to have a mobile-friendly site, according to a recent study by Google. Despite this clear expectation by consumers, nearly all of those surveyed (96%) have come across a site that wasn’t mobile-friendly, AdWeek reports. The majority (55%) say a bad mobile site experience hurts their opinion of a brand.

6 cool curation sites you may not have heard of

SocialFish

So my new thing is curated news sites.  Or curated stories, as they are not all “news” per se. During my time off of blog reading, I discovered (or rediscovered) a bunch of new curation sites, some of which have now become my “morning newspaper time”  I though you might be interested in checking them out for yourself. Cowbird is a beautiful site for stories.

29% of the Top 500 Google+ Pages are News and Content Sites

Adam Sherk

Today I thought I’d check to see just how many news and content sites are among the top 500 pages on Google+. For the purposes of this exercise I counted traditional news organizations, lifestyle publications, Web-only news and content sites and broadcast channels/programs with a companion site. The Most Followed News and Content Sites on Google+. Top 50: 22% (11).

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6 Best Sites for Virtual Tour

Idaconcpts

Then go over this site and have your private tour of some of the places listed by Unesco as the World Heritage List. This is a brilliant site to browse through as the images are just stunning and makes you feel that you are actually there walking. net is also a cool site to come by when you feel like being anywhere but where you are at. 1001 Wonders. 360 Cities. Gigapan.

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As Twitter Locks Out Developers, a New Site Welcomes Them

Spin Sucks

It won’t come to a surprise to many of you that I  love Twitter. It was the first social network I used to really engage and connect with people and it’ll always be my first love. In the early days, I created a group of friends who we still refer to ourselves as the posse. As they should. But the way they’re doing it? It doesn’t make a lot of sense to me. IFTTT. So What?

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Does Your Site Speak These 3 Languages?

Small Business Mavericks

This is the language that exists behind the words, that the computers use to navigate your site. This coding is essential because it determines how your site looks and how it is accessed by the search engines. Being unable to speak that language can keep the other two languages from being an issue because few will even get to your site to read it. Every business has insider lingo, and using that lingo will match up the insiders to your site. How easily can they find what they need on your site? How does your content measure up? Insider Lingo. Newbie Clueless.

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Google+ Engagement for News Sites: Top Performers and One-Year Growth Rates

Adam Sherk

Which news sites get the most engagement on their Google+ pages? As with my previous comparison, I used All my + to pull data on +1′s, shares and comments for every post on the official Google+ pages of a selection of news sites. But there is plenty of opportunity for news sites to increase their Google+ activity and improve engagement. Google+ Page +1's. Per Post Shares.

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How to Determine Which Social Media Sites to Use

Jenn's Trend

How many times have you heard that *this* social media site is a MUST for your business? We’ve all heard this more times than we can probably… The post How to Determine Which Social Media Sites to Use appeared first on Jenn's Trends. Your business won’t succeed unless you’re on said platform. Right?

How to Use Infographics to Bring Traffic to Your Site

SocialFish

When your site is too complicated, visitors don’t stick around for long. Other than it being a way to simplify concepts and ideas for your readers, there are several other reasons to use infographics on your site. Readers are drawn to your site. It doesn’t matter what you’re trying to explain—when people see fun graphics, they are instantly more prone to look at your site.

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Should You Move Your Blogging Site To HTTPS?

ProBlogger

Without it, all the information sent to a site — login details, information on forms and even passwords — can be stolen at some point between the user and the server. If someone does hack into the site, the only information they will receive is that you went to the site, not anything that was shared while you were there. But what does it mean for you? Video.

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25 Principles Mobile Site Design- Delight User & Drive Conversion

Kikolani

From ThinkWithGoogle about Mobile Site Design. But what makes a good mobile site? To answer this question, Google partnered with AnswerLab to research how a range of users interacted with a diverse group of mobile sites. From this research, Google established 25 principles of mobile site design to help companies build mobile sites that delight customers and drive conversions.

How to Create Content for Your Site that Your Readers Will Love

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Don’t forget that customers, potential customers, media, and potential business partners are all visiting your web site. Without good content, you are less likely to impress visitors to your web site, and it is harder to convert. What do visitors to your site want? How do visitors to your site know that what you offer will be useful to them in some way? Like this post?

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How to Increase Site Speed and Improve Your SEO Ranking

ProBlogger

Whether you’re a hobby blogger or have turned your blog into a business, your main goal is always going to be increasing the number of visitors you have to your site. The closer to number one your site lands, the more people who will see it and visit your page. The big question is: how do you get your site ranked closer to the number one spot? Create a Benchmark.

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Pinterest Traffic to Magazine Sites Up 141% But Figures Still Modest

Adam Sherk

It is well established that Pinterest offers great opportunities for lifestyle publishers but how well is it paying off in actual site traffic? selected sites from several different major publishers that are a natural fit for Pinterest, specifically those that cover food, home, women’s fashion and entertainment. But some of the sites in other categories experienced declines as well.

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Business Listing Sites For Australia

Social Media Marketing

Listing your website on quality website is the best way to enhance the reputation of your website, also it is the great way to increases your Search Result on Search Engine. These all websites are web-master Approved. Thanks for visit on blog

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5 Social Sites That Aren’t Facebook

Waxing UnLyrical

These sites are visually so much more appealing than anything on Facebook, and the pictures of the products are themselves inspiring. You may spend hours browsing other people’s pictures on Facebook, but on these sites you’ll quickly become addicted to beautiful photography and the dreams of things you could have. Social Sites That Aren’t Facebook. Networking.

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Google Showing Multiple Domains in SERPS for Site: Command

Bill Hartzer

Google is showing multiple domain names in its search results when the site: command is used if domains pointing to the main domain include the canonical tag. The screen capture above shows more than one domain for a site:billhartzer.com search. In the case of my site, there’s an old blog post here: Why Boosting Audience Retention With Video Will Do Wonders For Your Business.

Which Social Media Sites Are The Riskiest?

Small Business Mavericks

According to one survey , Facebook is the riskiest social media site for businesses online. 43% of businesses found video sharing sites to be slightly risky. LinkedIn is considered slightly risky by 43% of businesses and not risky by 35%, making it more trusted than Facebook, Twitter, video sharing sites, or blogs. It’s not really surprising. One negative message about your brand going viral can really put a damper in your business’s trust among consumers. But the rest of the results of the survey are quite interesting. These are interesting numbers.

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Reducing Cognitive Load: The Best UX Design for Your Community Site

SocialFish

And you definitely don’t want this to happen to your community members when they use your site. Good UX makes a site easier and more intuitive to use. Now ask yourself which aspects of those sites you can adopt. With that in mind, make visitors’ lives easier by eliminating redundant options and spreading choices throughout the site in places that make sense. 4. Group

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How Social Sites Spot an Unwilling Sharer

Engaging Brand

Sharing under duress can always be spotted , the face gives it away.and on social sites the same is true. . Social Business Social Media Social Networking social sites social networking connected economy social marketingNow politeness means we share, however the share is forced on us and in fact it isn't really sharing, it is sharing under duress and everyone can see it.

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Add User-Generated Sites to Your PR Toolkit

Spin Sucks

And during the past several years, with the increase in online/digital media, we now have access to another type of media opportunity – user-generated sites (or UGS as we like to call them). Nearly all online pubs have an online event submission form that automatically updates the site’s calendar. Communication Media Relations abbie fink media relations PR user-generated sites

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3 Ways to Improve Your Site’s User Retention

Convince & Convert

In addition, when such campaigns feature hashtags and other social elements, they have the ability to go viral fast—attracting more and more people to visit your site and encouraging them to stay and explore. highlight to tweet) Community gives your users a sense of belonging and a reason to visit your site. Ensure your site has the tools for conversation. Interactive Content.

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What Happened When I Removed the Blogroll from My Site

Bill Hartzer

14 days ago, I decided to perform an interesting experiment here on my site, where I completely removed the blogroll. These were sitewide links to highly trusted sites, all on-topic links. If you view my site’s home page, you’ll notice that I use a static page for the home page, that doesn’t change. Some of those sites link back to my site, and some do not.

Survey: Pinterest a Great Source of Links for Publishers. What Types of Sites Get the Most Links?

Adam Sherk

What types of sites get the most links from Pinterest? spend a lot of time auditing websites which means I am regularly in the Google Webmaster Tools profiles for a variety of sites. Lately I’ve been noticing some impressive Pinterest link counts in the linking domains report under “Links to Your Sites.” Average Links Average Linked Pages. Food 612,238 12,886.

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You Can Join The Social Media Site That Pays, It Is Called TSU

Social Media Network Marketing

A New Social Media Site has come into existence. You Can Join The Social Media Site That Pays It Is Called TSU. Well we know that practically every month various Social Media Sites come up and an equal number seem to close down. However this site is still going well due to its claim that it pays people who Post Content. However unlike Facebook this site pays.

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Is Your Site Self-Service?

Small Business Mavericks

The observation is that today’s “digitally native customer” (those who are comfortable and competent with technology) prefers a site that is self-service to working with an agent. If I want an answer about a company’s service or product, I’d much rather go on the site and get the information immediately. How Can A Site Enable Competent Customers? If your site is easy to navigate and has advanced search capabilities for communities and portals, then a digital native can find most of what they need. have to agree.

Did your site survive Mobilegeddon 2015?

Saying It Social

The post Did your site survive Mobilegeddon 2015? 5 easy steps to ensure that your website is mobile-friendly and will be ranked higher in Google's mobile SERP following the April 21st algorithm change, also known as Mobilegeddon 2015. appeared first on. Google + SEO Google https Mobile mobile-friendly Mobilegeddon SERP Web Developer Webmaster

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What Happens After People Get To Your Site

Katie Lance

What Happens When People Click to Your Site? After you apply Katie’s great strategies and tactics for social media, what happens when people arrive at your site? You worked hard to get new site visitors. Things You Need to Do to Prepare Your Site for New Visitors. 1. Decide What You Want New Site Visitors To Do When They Arrive. Here are…. Create Your Page.

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Social Media Sites Rank Lowest For Customer Satisfaction

The Realtime Report

Out of websites in 33 industries, social media sites provide the least satisfying experience,  according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index’s (ACSI) first-ever website benchmark. Released today, the study found that average website satisfaction is 78.2 out of 100; social media websites rank at the bottom of the barrel with an average of 68. However, there are plenty of exceptions.

5 Tools That Will Boost Your On-Site Engagement

Kikolani

Engagement improves visitor Time on Site, Reduces Bounce Rate and improves SERPS. You have to give them an obvious and immediate benefit to make them stay on your site. Here are five tools you can use to convert your casual browsers into active site users. Quizzes and Polls are great ways to engage your users and give them reasons to remain on your site. Hello Bar.

Facebook Stores Deliver Sames Sales Rates as Web Sites

Pamorama

According to a new white paper from Webtrends , Facebook stores now have the same sales conversion rates as e-commerce Web sites. Not only were their Web sites accounting for fewer unique visits than Facebook, but many were also showing a decline in visits over a three-month period. Facebook commerce conversion rates range from 2% to 4% and are on par with e-Commerce Web sites.

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