Telapost SEO and Content Marketing Blog

The Telapost blog is dedicated to technical SEO tips, case studies, breaking news on SEO and content tips galore.

Million Dollar Advocates Forum HTTPS Error in Google Search

The Million Dollar Advocates Forum is a website with members who are personal injury lawyers and trial attorneys who have won million dollar or multi-million dollar verdicts. I have several clients who are members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and I end up on the site […]

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Google Indexing HTTPS Versions of Websites in Search Results Instead of HTTP

I have been seeing more and more websites showing up in Google search results recently with HTTPS prefix. This would normally be a good thing, however, in many cases the website itself hasn’t been migrated to HTTPS! Many business owners and other website owners are shocked to […]

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Images come to Some Google Local 3 Packs on Desktop March 2017

I have been documenting here the recent changes taking place in Google Local 3 Packs this year. As of March 16, 2017, I am now seeing on desktop what I previously only noticed in Mobile search results: images in the local pack. Here is a screenshot I […]

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Images come to Some Google Local 4 Packs March 2017

I have written about the new images appearing in local packs quite a few times now. Google first began testing this in January 2017. They also began testing “4 packs” (3 local results + 1 ad) in mobile search results this year too. Now I am finally […]

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Google Fake News Algorithm – Coming in 2017 or 2018?

As of 2017 there is a lot of questionable news out there. You never know what will surface in search results. While Google’s results are fairly accurate there have been many infamous examples of search results which serve up incorrect information which goes against scientific consensus and […]

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2017 Google Quality Rater Guidelines

The 2017 Google Quality Rater Guidelines are here. Each year the Google Quality Rater Guidelines are updated around spring, giving interested SEO people and webmasters a glimpse into the future of Google algorithm updates and what Google sees in their eyes as a quality website which will […]

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Google Testing Images in Local 3 Pack Again in March 2017

Google is again experimenting with the local 3 pack and testing images in mobile search. The local results have historically displayed images for hotels and restaurants but I have seen it popping up for other local businesses here and there. This was first discovered by me back […]

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Spammy Structured Data Error Messages Being Sent March 2017

Lawyers all over the planet have review stars displaying in Google search results. They accomplish this by adding structured data to their site. Over the last two weeks I have been noticing the review stars missing in Google search. Shortly after writing about the review stars missing […]

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Review Stars Missing in Google Search March 2017

Over the first 2 weeks of March 2017 I have been noticing more and more sites losing their review stars in Google search. The stars have legitimate uses but are typically used by attorneys and law firms to gain attention in search results. I wrote about how […]

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When Are Facebook Users the Angriest? (or most willing to share political content)

People love sharing political content on Facebook. They want politicians thrown in jail. Lock him up, lock her up. I’m with her, I’m with him. People feel the need to tell their friends about their new pink hat or Donald Trump bumper sticker, or why Obama ruined […]

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Why Does Google Analytics Show Avg. Session Duration of 00:00:00?

Google Analytics shows average session duration of 0 when visitors do not visit a second page on your site. This is because they can’t measure how long someone was on a page unless they visit an additional page. Average Session Duration of 00:00:00. What gives? If you […]

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Mike Adams Discusses the Real Reason Natural News was Blacklisted by Google, launches #SaveNaturalNews

Below you will find out why Google has blacklisted (aka penalized or de-indexed) NaturalNews.com, along with input we have received directly from Mike Adams himself. You will only get this information here, despite Gizmodo, DailyKos and other organizations trying to steal the headlines without the full story. […]

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Was Natural News Banned from Google for Fake News?

Over the last few days I have been asked if Google bans sites over controversial content. That prompted me to put together and article about a potential Google Fake News Penalty. In the article I explain that, historically, no, Google does not ban or blacklist (or de-index) […]

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Google Fake News Penalty – Will Google Ban Fake News Content from Organic Search Results?

Today I wondered if and when Google would begin to try and remove websites from Google Search Results which promote what they identify as “fake news”. A Google Fake News Penalty makes sense It makes sense that Google will one day create a “Fake News Penalty”. With […]

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Why Did Google Penalize NaturalNews.com in February 2017?

On February 21, 2017, someone asked me why they could not find a website in Google search. The website is “Natural News” (http://naturalnews.com/). Indeed, the site has been penalized by Google. This means, for whatever reason, the site does not show up in Google organic search. I […]

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WordPress HTTPS RSS Feed Won’t Validate – Solved

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I was adding a website to Alltop for someone the other day and the aggregation service would not accept the feed. The feed was submitted years ago and working just fine up until a recent HTTPS migration. The feed was being generated by a theme which I […]

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How To Install HTTPS on WordPress at SiteGround using Let’s Encrypt SSL (For Free!)

This article will explain how to properly install a Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate and convert your WordPress website to HTTPS using SiteGround’s cheap and reliable web hosting. Let’s Encrypt is a new way to get SSL onto your server. It is free, does not require a dedicated […]

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HTTPS to HTTP Redirection – How To 301 Redirect HTTPS Websites and Traffic

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If you have been struggling with .htaccess files trying to get an HTTPS domain redirected to an HTTP domain you are likely encountering at least one of several different errors: The HTTPS to HTTP redirect is not working Security error on the HTTPS site ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED in Google […]

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HTTPS to HTTPS Redirection – Do Links and SEO Pass to the New Site?

People have redirected HTTP websites for decades. When one domain is properly redirected using a 301 redirect from a source domain to a destination domain, the links pass through, passing along their SEO value. In Google Search Console, these links even appear as an “intermediate link”. Here […]

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Troubleshooting Loss of Traffic After an HTTPS Migration

Today I am going through a corporate website in the United Kingdom which was having trouble ranking high for certain key phrases and also experiencing a loss of traffic after they migrated their site from HTTP to HTTPS. One of the first things I do when working […]

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