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Welcome to the Telapost SEO and Content Marketing Blog. Our most popular categories have articles about Content Creation, Google My Business News, SEO News, Technical SEO and Case Studies. Sometimes there are random posts about business or North Carolina. Here’s our blog’s RSS feed, our blog’s Feedburner Feed and our a category specific SEO News Feed. Below you will find the entire blog’s most recent articles beginning with the newest articles first.

The “VoxAdpocalype:” Understanding YouTube’s Latest Controversy

The “VoxAdpocalype:” Understanding YouTube’s Latest Controversy

There’s a whole lot of trouble brewing on YouTube…again. At the start of June 2019, Google’s massive video-sharing platform began demonetizing, censoring, or outright banning dozens of mostly right-leaning channels. Dubbed the “VoxAdpocalypse,” this is the latest in a long line of controversial demonetizing practices that have

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Alex Jones’ Infowars Whacked by Google Algorithm in June 2019

Alex Jones' Infowars Whacked by Google Algorithm in June 2019

On June 8, 2019, an article hit InfoWars.com titled “Google De-Lists Alex Jones From Web Search“. The article explains that if you use Google to search for the phrase (name) Alex Jones, InfoWars.com is no longer a result near the top of page 1 of Google’s search

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Google to Eliminate Search Engine Results Pages, Replaces with “More Results”

Google to Eliminate Search Engine Results Pages, Replaces with "More Results"

Google has been testing out a new feature on desktop search results which I have been calling “More Results”. After performing a search and scrolling to the bottom of page 1, instead of seeing the classic list of additional Search Engine Results Pages (SERPs), users are presented

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The June 4 2019 Google Broad Core Algorithm Update

The June 4 2019 Google Broad Core Algorithm Update

The June 2019 Google Broad Core Algorithm Update impacted the rankings of websites in Google’s Search Engine Results Pages. Several aspects of the algorithm were changed which caused some sites to gain visibility and others to lose visibility. Generally speaking, sites negatively impacted will see a drop

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The 2019 Google Quality Rater Guidelines

The 2019 Google Quality Rater Guidelines

On May 16, 2019, Google released the latest Quality Rater Guidelines (QRG), more recently called the Search Quality Evaluator Guidelines. You can download the latest QRG here, or via our mirror here. What are the Quality Rater Guidelines? Google hires “quality raters”, people who visit websites and

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Fake Reviews for Law Firms and Professional Conduct Rules

Fake Reviews for Law Firms and Professional Conduct Rules

The Holy Grail of advertising for law firms used to be the back of the phone book. It was the coveted spot, and only one firm could make in for that phone book in that calling area. All others had to scramble for the inside of the

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Google My Business Aggressively Suspending Personal Injury Lawyer Pages in 2019

Google My Business Aggressively Suspending Personal Injury Lawyer Pages in 2019

Google has recently been suspending Google My Business pages belonging to personal injury lawyers. The new, aggressive suspensions began in 2019. Here’s why, and what to do about it. How we got here: I work with several personal injury law firms and it is no secret that

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How To Watch Billion Dollar Bully – The Yelp Extortion Movie

How To Watch Billion Dollar Bully - The Yelp Extortion Movie

“Billion Dollar Bully” is a movie produced by Prost Productions and released on May 21, 2019. I will be updating this post as soon as I’ve had a chance to watch the movie. The movie could be making false claims of extortion. How To Watch Billion Dollar

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The Yahoo “Feel-Good Results” Algorithm

The Yahoo "Feel-Good Results" Algorithm

Today I made my annual trip to Yahoo.com to see if it was shut down yet. The site is still up, it is just plastered with ads. The home page is plastered with ads which literally take you to fake news sites and sites which attempt to

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How To Get a Google My Business Custom URL

How To Get a Google My Business Custom URL

Google My Business recently rolled out a new feature recently which allows GMB pages to get a simple to use URL such as g.page/businessname. This custom URL is called a “short name”. Here’s how to get it. To get your custom URL (short name), follow these steps:

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Google My Business – Suite, STE or # for Businesses in Office Buildings

Google My Business - Suite, STE or # for Businesses in Office Buildings

I work with several law firms and one of the questions that always comes up is what street address to use for a law firm with a suite number in the street address. I personally use the # and it appears to be the best way. Here’s

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Do Google Partners get Access to Google My Business Employees?

Do Google Partners get Access to Google My Business Employees?

If you’ve followed this blog for some time you may know that I used to host a Google My Business support forum online and have seen thousands of issues with Google My Business (GMB). If you’re reading this, you probably know that GMB problems are very frustrating.

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Google My Business Page Suspensions in May 2019

Google My Business Page Suspensions in May 2019

A personal injury lawyer in Louisville Kentucky I am tracking recently lost all of their Google My Business pages. I’m not sure if they know it or not. The loss occurred in late April, 2019. Since then, I have heard of several other businesses who have had

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AXS Axes its Contributor Program, Content Writers Get Cut..

AXS Axes its Contributor Program, Content Writers Get Cut..

On Monday, April 8, 2019, AXS emailed some writers informing them that they were terminated from the AXS Contributor Program and that their accounts were blocked, effective immediately. At the time of this article, I’m not 100% certain if every contributor was axed, or if it was

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Legit Email? Save your Google+ content before March 31, 2019

Legit Email? Save your Google+ content before March 31, 2019

On March 18, 2019, users of Google+ received an email from “Google+ Team” titled “Save your Google+ content before March 31, 2019”. The email is legitimate and is not fraudulent or a scam. Here’s what the email says: You’ve received this email because you have content in

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Attorney Spam Outbreaks in Google My Business Covers All of USA in 2019

Attorney Spam Outbreaks in Google My Business Covers All of USA in 2019

Starting in October 2018, Google My Business got hit hard with spam in the personal injury attorney niche. I was made aware of this by one of the law firms that I work with. After they told me they had spam in the local pack, I began

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The March 2019 Google Broad Core Algorithm Update

The March 2019 Google Broad Core Algorithm Update

On March 12, 13, and 14, 2019, many webmasters began noticing a change to their rankings and traffic. That’s because Google rolled out an update to their algorithm. Google frequently rolls out updates, but this one was a significant “Broad Core algorithm update”. The update began rolling

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NoFollow Links When Pasting Microsoft Word Content into WordPress 5.0

NoFollow Links When Pasting Microsoft Word Content into WordPress 5.0

If you copy and paste content from Microsoft Word into a WordPress website, there’s a chance that you may discover that all of your links are set to NoFollow. That’s just one of the many disastrous features of the lovely Gutenberg (WordPress 5.0+). Why are my WordPress

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The YouTube Subscriber Purge of December 2018

The YouTube Subscriber Purge of December 2018

In December 2018, YouTube deleted subscribers from many channels on their platform. With all of the massive problems YouTube faces lately, apparently they thought this was a priority. 😛 Users can still fake review counts. One company I briefly tracked adds a lame video, then inflate the

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The Yelp Purge of 2018 – Yelp’s New Algorithm Filters More Reviews

The Yelp Purge of 2018 - Yelp's New Algorithm Filters More Reviews

In November 2018, Yelp changed their algorithm, also known as their “recommendation software”. Millions of Yelp reviews were lost in what one Yelp representative called the “Yelp Purge of 2018”. Yelp filtering reviews is nothing new, but the way Yelp filters which reviews are prominently displayed as

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