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. 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. This site is the online equivalent of the paper product.

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Trending Sources

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. One thing to point out is that not every site experienced a decline in 2012.

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. News Sites Ranked by Google News Traffic.

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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.

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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.

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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. Its deficiencies have illuminated opportunities, but its very existence is to be thanked for the rise and success of many of these sites.

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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. 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.

6 cool curation sites you may not have heard of

SocialFish

So my new thing is curated news sites. 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.

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.

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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. Plus, site abandonment hurts business objectives, like completing a purchase or filling out a form.

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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+. A number of international sites fared well too, particularly some from Brazil and other parts of Latin America. The Most Followed News and Content Sites on Google+.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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. You can be a more useful site.

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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? To get a clearer picture I pulled referral data from the past six months for a group of 25 magazines sites that we work with at Define Media Group.

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Business Listing Sites For Australia

Social Media Marketing

Here is the list of Australian Business Listing sites having good page rank and good Alexa Rank. 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.

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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. Q&A sites, but no specific one, have a rating of 88% slightly risky or less; the number for slightly risky is 43% and for not risky is 45%.

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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.

Why Sites Fall In Search Rankings

Small Business Mavericks

In fact, when new sites are discovered by the search engines and receive their initial rankings it is quite common to see them rise high into the search engine rankings. After a while, you’ll see your site bounce back to its natural place in the search rankings again. You’ll see your sites likely settle in at their natural search positions. It is natural for websites to rise and fall in the search engine rankings.

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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 marketing

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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.

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? I spend a lot of time auditing websites which means I am regularly in the Google Webmaster Tools profiles for a variety of sites. To make the survey more meaningful I divided the 60 sites into eight categories.

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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. Some of those sites link back to my site, and some do not.

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 unlike Facebook this site pays.

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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. Ensure your site has the tools for conversation. Sites such as EW use Spot.IM’s

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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 customer forums are a logical extension of your site, do them right.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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. 3 Things You Need to Do to Prepare Your Site for New Visitors.

The Site Speed and SEO Connection

ProBlogger

So, how can you make your site rank higher, perform faster, and remain popular? The Googlebot crawls sites independently, judging their worth based upon several factors. Of these factors, site speed is the easiest to control. Speed, itself, is derived from the time it takes between site clicks and views. Having a fast database will speed up the site. That said, few come close to the power of hosting your WordPress site with WP Engine.

ZDNet Buys Domain Name: Immediately Gets 2 Year Old Trusted Site Banned in Google

Bill Hartzer

ZDNet wrote a scathing article on their site, blaming Google for the error, claiming that Google got it all wrong. Google absolutely got it right, and was correct in banning the site in Google. Adds great content on the site.

4 trends for online coupon sites in 2013

Atom Thought

A recent Comscore- Pulse of the Online Shopper study (June 2013), shows that “consumers want more choices when shopping online.” ” Of course more choices lead to comparison.

34 Australian Classified ads site

Social Media Marketing

Here is the list of Australian classified ads sites having good page rank and good Rlexa Rank. I am helping my other SEO Executive friends who do SEO for different-2 countries.

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