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.

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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Yelp Impersonation Phone Calls, Robocalls and Online Listing Scams

Yelp Impersonation Phone Calls, Robocalls and Online Listing Scams

In December 2018 a wave of automated robocalls began hitting business owners across the USA. The Robocallers pretend to be Yelp. This is called an “Online Listing Scam”. The call: Click here to hear the audio of the call I received: The call I received came in

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Will WordPress 5.0 Gutenberg Crash My Website or Break My Theme?

Will WordPress 5.0 Gutenberg Crash My Website or Break My Theme?

The biggest change coming with WordPress 5.0 Gutenberg is the “Editor”, however, changes to the WordPress core, PHP and JavaScript will indeed crash some websites with incompatible themes or plugins which have yet to be updated to be compatible with WordPress 5.0. WordPress 5.0 Gutenberg will be

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Yelp’s November 2018 Algorithm Change and Sudden Loss of Reviews

Yelp's November 2018 Algorithm Change and Sudden Loss of Reviews

Update 12/18/2018: I believe I have discovered why some reviews are being filtered in a new way. Please refer to this updated article: The Yelp Review Purge of 2018. A client of mine who checks his Yelp rankings monthly at the end of the month contacted me

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November 2018 Google Algorithm Updates

November 2018 Google Algorithm Updates

Below is a recap of some of my observations on Google algorithm updates throughout November 2018. November 1, 2018 On October 31, 2018, some webmasters saw fluctuations in search results. A few people wanted to name this the Halloween update, but I don’t think that came to

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What Is A Branded Backlink?

What Is A Branded Backlink?

A Branded Backlink is a link from one website to another that uses your brand name as the anchor text. Branded backlinks are usually a company name, person name or blog name, like when the website Pepsi.com gets a link for “Pepsi”. Are Branded Backlinks good to

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Will Some YMYL Niche Content Hurt SEO Rankings? Eg: Health, Financial, Legal

Will Some YMYL Niche Content Hurt SEO Rankings? Eg: Health, Financial, Legal

As time goes on, Google and other search engines are getting better at evaluating the overall “quality” of a website. However, the overall quality of a site is indeed the sum of all of the pages on a site. This is common knowledge in the world of

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Renaming a Company to Appear in the Google Local 3 Pack

Renaming a Company to Appear in the Google Local 3 Pack

If you weren’t aware, Google’s local 3 pack is heavily influenced by keywords. 99% of the time, this is not a factor; businesses just use their business name and the chips fall where they may. Aside from keywords, the main factors to show up in the local

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