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Large Webspam Outbreak Links to California Personal Injury Lawyers

Large Webspam Outbreak Links to California Personal Injury Lawyers

SEO agencies and personal injury lawyers in California who pay attention to who is linking to them in Google Search Console have been discovering a huge surge in backlinks recently beginning in 2017. I believe most of this started around March and surged in June and July.

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New Google Mobile Friendly Test Right in Search Page

New Google Mobile Friendly Test Right in Search Page

Late on Thursday, August 3, 2017, Google rolled out a new feature right at the top of search results for “mobile friendly test” queries. Now if you search for Mobile Friendly Test, you’ll see the neat new feature. The new addition saves people like myself a step

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WordPress 4.8.1 Update Breaking Websites

WordPress 4.8.1 Update Breaking Websites

Not every WordPress update goes as expected. WordPress websites can have a variety of problems, especially when there are incompatible themes or plugins. Some errors include the site being stuck on scheduled maintenance screens, white screens of death, or a website looking completely different after the WordPress

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Spam Alive and Well in Bing Local in August 2017

Spam Alive and Well in Bing Local in August 2017

Today I spent a little bit of time poking around in Bing’s local results. I rarely visit Bing although I do drop by from time to time to stay on top of how they are ranking what and to check in on their local results. Looking at

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Messaging Comes to Google My Business – How To Set it up and Receive Texts

Messaging Comes to Google My Business - How To Set it up and Receive Texts

If your business allows potential customers to SMS message you via text messages or Google Allo there is a neat new feature you may want to take advantage of: messaging. Once configured, customers and potential clients who find your business listing on Google using a mobile device

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New Google Mobile SERP Page and AMP layout July 2017

New Google Mobile SERP Page and AMP layout July 2017

Fiddling with my phone I saw a new feature this past weekend. It came and went a few times which means that Google is testing it out and I happened to hit their servers during the test. The new layout includes a card-like (aka boxed) layout which

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Google Local Pack at Bottom of Search Results Pages in July 2017

Google Local Pack at Bottom of Search Results Pages in July 2017

Today I was punching in a very random search and noticed the local pack down at the bottom of Google’s search engine results page (SERP). The local pack popped up underneath position #8, with 2 more organic listings underneath the pack. I was able to duplicate this

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Identity Theft – Fraudulent Credit Card Applications Taking Place June 30, 2017

Identity Theft – Fraudulent Credit Card Applications Taking Place June 30, 2017

If someone attempted to open a credit card using your social security number (SSN) on June 30, 2017, please reach out to me. You can comment below or call or email me. I will be happy to keep your information confidential. You have likely been a victim

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How To Add Links to Snapchat Snaps and Stories and How To Measure Traffic

How To Add Links to Snapchat Snaps and Stories and How To Measure Traffic

Snapchat rolled out some new features July 5, 2017 including backdrops, voice filters and the paperclip. The first thing brands, publishers and normal users are going to want to is test out this new feature. So, we tried it out for you and have complete details below.

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New Google AdSense Native Ads Features May Harm Publisher’s Organic Traffic – July 2017

New Google AdSense Native Ads Features May Harm Publisher's Organic Traffic - July 2017

On July 5, 2017, Google AdSense released “Native Ads”. The announcement claims that the new suite of ad formats will help ads match the look and feel of a website providing a “great user experience“. The problem with this is, ads which blend in with a website’s

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Is Keyword Density Considered Web Spam? And the Elimination of Keywords in Content

Is Keyword Density Considered Web Spam? And the Elimination of Keywords in Content

Keyword density is a term content creators used long ago to measure the number of times keywords were used in their content. Repeating keywords over and over very rarely affects rankings although if it does affect rankings it will decrease a page’s rankings. This is because it

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Is Snapchat Snap Maps Safe for Kids?

Is Snapchat Snap Maps Safe for Kids?

At a baseball game tonight I saw a teenage girl whose ex-boyfriend located her down to the seat she was sitting in because her bitmoji was displaying her exact location, and it made m wonder the same thing millions of other people are wondering: is this safe?

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Google Posts come to Google My Business

Google Posts come to Google My Business

A few hours ago on June 22, 2017, an email came in that made me do a double take. It read “Make [your business] stand out with timely updates on Google”. I clicked on it and was shocked to see that Google Posts is now rolling out

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Will Snapchat Spectacles Version 2 Have Augmented Reality?

Will Snapchat Spectacles Version 2 Have Augmented Reality?

Snapchat Spectacles Version 2 will likely feature Augmented Reality (AR) based on the fact that Snap’s “World Lenses” feature already displays AR via mobile devices and a patent application from 2015 reveals designs of AR integrated glasses. However, this is not guaranteed and there has been no

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Deceptive Google Penalty Removal and Link Disavow Services Still Being Offered

Deceptive Google Penalty Removal and Link Disavow Services Still Being Offered

Recently I saw a website taken offline. This was a website which performed extremely well for a variety of highly competitive key phrases. I won’t “out” the site here but I just happen to have screenshots of the site’s performance in Google search up until the day

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Wayback Machine Error: Page cannot be displayed due to robots.txt. – What it Means

Wayback Machine Error: Page cannot be displayed due to robots.txt. - What it Means

If you are attempting to recover content off of a deleted domain or an old website, the Wayback Machine can be a lifesaving resource. And other times it can be extremely frustrating. Error: Page cannot be displayed due to robots.txt. Sometimes a website displays just fine one

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Internet Connectivity under Martial Law in Davao City, Mindanao, Phillipines June 2017

Internet Connectivity under Martial Law in Davao City, Mindanao, Phillipines June 2017

The Republic of the Philippines is a sovereign democratic nation consisting of more than 7,200 islands in the western Pacific Ocean. It’s three geographical divisions are the islands of Luzon, the Visayas and Mindanao. The country’s three largest cities are Manila on Luzon, Cebu in the Visayas

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Do Internal Links Increase a Page’s Ranking in Google Search? – SEO and Content Case Study

Do Internal Links Increase a Page's Ranking in Google Search? - SEO and Content Case Study

One of the most overlooked ways to obtain links to your important pages is from other pages on your own website. The majority of the SEO industry has no idea that this “trick” exists. This isn’t necessarily a trick, though. You SHOULD link back to important pages,

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Why I am Keeping Snapchat Even Though there are Instagram Stories – A College Student Weighs In

Why I am Keeping Snapchat Even Though there are Instagram Stories - A College Student Weighs In

When Snapchat was first created, it lacked one component that all other social media sites were built on: the ability to post content to all a user’s followers at once. A user could send a “snap” to each of their friends individually, but they could not post

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Will People Use Snapchat Story Search?

Will People Use Snapchat Story Search?

Mere moments ago, I discovered the Snapchat story search. An interesting new feature that Snapchat has launched to help navigate its extremely popular Snapstory feature since millions of snapstories are posted every single day. And after my first encounter, I must say that people should use Snapchat’s

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