Telapost SEO and Content Marketing Blog

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.

Top Answer “Answer Cards” Seen in Google Search Results

Top Answer "Answer Cards" Seen in Google Search Results

Shortly after Thanksgiving of 2017 Google made several tweaks to their search engine results pages. One of those changes was “Top Answer” showing up in search results when forums have a voting system in place. The feature has come and gone for some time but as of

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Google Unveils Special Online Exhibition Of Monet’s Work

Google Unveils Special Online Exhibition Of Monet’s Work

Even if you’re not an art buff, you’ve probably seen French Impressionist Claude Monet’s water lily paintings before. Have you ever wondered why these seemingly simplistic paintings have become so iconic? If so, then you need to check out Google’s brand new Monet exhibition. In a recent

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Google Offers Small Businesses Free Professional Ad Content Creation via YouTube Director

Google Offers Small Businesses Free Professional Ad Content Creation via YouTube Director

When it comes to reaching potential customers online, aside from Google there’s no better site to use than YouTube. Recent estimates suggest at least one-third of all people on the Internet are official YouTube users. To help smaller businesses create engaging ads tailored to YouTube, Google (YouTube’s

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Subscribe With Google to Make Paid Content Subscription Process Easier

Subscribe With Google to Make Paid Content Subscription Process Easier

Do those long subscription forms discourage you from signing up for newspapers online? How about all the annoying pop-ups asking for you to renew your membership after you’ve already subscribed? If so, Google has the solution. In an article on Google’s blog, the tech giant unveiled its

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Pages Not Being Indexed via Google Fetch and Render in March 2018

Pages Not Being Indexed via Google Fetch and Render in March 2018

I am not sure if Google is throttling content or not but after many many years of me using Google Search Console’s “Fetch and Render” to index new content (aka “Fetch as Google”) or using Google’s “Mobile Friendly Test” to crawl and index pages, these tools are

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“New Index coverage issue detected for site” Error Message in Google Search Console

"New Index coverage issue detected for site" Error Message in Google Search Console

The “new” Google Search Console rolled out to webmasters in 2018. You may have received a message called “Introducing the new Search Console (beta)” when this occurred or read about it on Google’s blog here. Since then, a scary warning has gone out to thousands of websmasters.

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Google to Filter “Fresh and Relevant” Content During Breaking News from Top Stories

Google to Filter "Fresh and Relevant" Content During Breaking News from Top Stories

According to a recent blog post, Google employees say one of the biggest challenges in the Internet Age is the spread of “fake news.” To help the public get access to reliable online information, Google says it will work harder to filter out biased content and teach

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Can My Business Rank for “Near Me” Keywords?

Can My Business Rank for "Near Me" Keywords?

Anyone doing keyword research is bound to eventually discover a few keywords which people when searching for nearby businesses such as restaurants, coffee shops, gas stations, hotels, grocery stores and even law firms such as “Near Me”, “Nearby” and “Closest”. Armed with this knowledge many people set

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What Happened to Google Finance? 2018 Change Upsets Users

What Happened to Google Finance? 2018 Change Upsets Users

Today I opened up my web browser and headed on over to Google Finance (finance.google.com) and I was not happy and users are sure to be upset as well. Everything was in the red, but to make matter much, much worse, the Google Finance page has undergone

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My Website Is Receiving Lots of NoFollow or Low Quality Links, Should I Be Worried?

My Website Is Receiving Lots of NoFollow or Low Quality Links, Should I Be Worried?

As a website gets older and/or more popular it begins obtaining some very questionable looking links. Some are downright scary. These generally come in the form of low quality large quantity NoFollow Some of the websites I work with have millions of natural links. You should see

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Buying Backlinks from HuffPost? Don’t Bother

Buying Backlinks from HuffPost? Don't Bother

Every day I get an email from someone trying to sell me a backlink from HuffPost.com and my clients do too. Should you purchase a backlink from HuffPost? No. History Lesson Up until 2017ish there was an easily accessible publisher network on Huffington Post. They got rid

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The March 2018 Google Core Algorithm Change

The March 2018 Google Core Algorithm Change

On March 8, 2018, we published that a major algorithm change was on the way (technically that went live March 9 at 12:25AM). The tremors had been felt for days and one of my sources felt it could be days (or months) away. Then on Saturday, March

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Google My Business Rolls Out Women Led Attribute – How To Get It

Google My Business Rolls Out Women Led Attribute - How To Get It

Business owners can now add a “women-led” attribute to their business in Google My Business. Google announced this new feature on International Women’s Day. This is what a business listing looks like with the new Women-led icon: How to get the “women-led” icon To add this feature

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Google Penguin or Fred Algorithm Update Coming in 2018

Google Penguin or Fred Algorithm Update Coming in 2018

One of my sources has shown me that as of March 2018, Google is indeed testing an algorithm change. This is a change which is not evident to most people in the SEO world as the algorithm is being tested outside of the United States. In fact,

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News Publisher Websites Struggling to Monetize in 2018

News Publisher Websites Struggling to Monetize in 2018

It’s tough being a news publisher. Even large, well known sites like Fox or CNN are forced to fight over small scraps of traffic and produce headlines which would literally make you think the sky is falling if you visit them. No expense is spared and I

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February 2018 Google Algorithm Changes

February 2018 Google Algorithm Changes

I was contacted by a new client in early March who had lost traffic in February 2018. They were wondering if they had been negatively impacted by an algorithm change such as a Penguin or Panda update. Indeed, there were many updates throughout the month of February,

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WordPress Website Hosting with Backup and Restoration Services – 2018 Edition

WordPress Website Hosting with Backup and Restoration Services - 2018 Edition

There are lots of great ways to back up WordPress websites – as long as you have just one. Once you have multiple websites, the options become significantly more complicated and expensive. Current problems backing up WordPress websites in 2018 Multiple sites on multiple servers. This is

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How To Fix: Apple Maps Won’t Verify Business Phone Number

How To Fix: Apple Maps Won't Verify Business Phone Number

Adding a business to Apple Maps is a straightforward, easy process. Or is it? What happens when Apple won’t call your phone number to verify it? iOS and iPhone users who go to visit your business may use Apple Maps. To list your business on Apple Maps,

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How To Report a Company’s Fake Positive Google Reviews

How To Report a Company's Fake Positive Google Reviews

Recently a client brought to my attention a business in their area who rapidly accumulated dozens of 5 star reviews. Interestingly, they already had half a dozen negative reviews. A lot of people are afraid to leave businesses a negative review, so if this many people stepped

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Ad Networks on News Publisher Sites are Serving Spam, Malware and Fake News

Ad Networks on News Publisher Sites are Serving Spam, Malware and Fake News

News organizations are allowing ad networks to display Fake News and fraudulent website scams on their sites via content delivery platforms and ad networks. Will the FTC take action against these publishers and advertising platforms, or continue to allow Americans to be scammed out of millions of

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