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Is Snapchat Snap Maps Safe for Kids?

Is Snapchat Snap Maps Safe for Kids?

If you are the parent of a teenager and they have a smartphone they likely have a Snapchat account and a couple of Instagram accounts. Their main Instagram account likely has 500 – 1000 “friends” (the other being a Finsta account). They probably chat with many of

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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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Google Issues Reminder About Contributor Posts

Google Issues Reminder About Contributor Posts

There is no doubt in my mind that Google is well aware of the authors contributing to sites like Forbes, HuffPost, Engadget and all the others solely to obtain a link. I believe that is what they were hinting at today when they put out an article

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Google My Business Chatbots – Coming Soon?

Google My Business Chatbots - Coming Soon?

The Bing Business Bot is here and it is likely only a matter of time before Google rolls out their version of a chatbot which will likely be called something like the Google My Business Chatbot or Google Places Chatbot. Who knows! I do wonder if it

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Bing Business Pages Get Chatbots via The Bing Business Bot

Bing Business Pages Get Chatbots via The Bing Business Bot

According to some Twitter chatter and a Search Engine Land article, Bing business pages now serve up chatbots. This comes in addition to Bing’s current offerings such as “directions”, “menu” and “online ordering”. The Chatbots are currently available only to restaurants after a test in Seattle Washington

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Fake News and Satire Websites – Is SEO Still Possible in 2017??

Fake News and Satire Websites - Is SEO Still Possible in 2017??

If you’ve read some of the more recent posts on this blog you probably know that I’ve worked with a few publishers. This isn’t my main niche but I have indeed broken some interesting news over the last several months: Google “In The News” Replaced with “Top

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What Do Natural Anchor Text Backlinks Look Like?

What Do Natural Anchor Text Backlinks Look Like?

A site that I established in 2001 has several popular pages. Over the years, many of the pages accrued hundreds of natural inbound links. I had absolutely nothing to do with these links, they were 100% natural. In fact, I didn’t learn of the source websites linking

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Can I Reuse Someone’s Deleted Content?

Can I Reuse Someone's Deleted Content?

It never ceases to amaze me when people are willing to delete content. Today I discovered a California law firm which had recently deleted hundreds of articles from their blog. This was great content which is extremely valuable in the right hands. It just so happens I

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Do Fresh Links Temporarily Decrease Rankings in Google Search?

Do Fresh Links Temporarily Decrease Rankings in Google Search?

Backlinks are a funny thing in Google and they have definitely evolved over the years. They changed in 2016, how, nobody can completely pinpoint. I’d argue that Google engineers themselves can’t totally predict how a certain link will affect rankings. I do know that I have seen

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Text Content Being Plagiarized and Uploaded to YouTube – How To Stop It

Text Content Being Plagiarized and Uploaded to YouTube - How To Stop It

A publisher that I recently did some consulting for was losing traffic in Google organic search results. They had a half a dozen issues which I quickly spotted and resolved. One of the problems was that the content from their news articles was being stolen shortly after

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Zuckerberg Hires 3,000 New Employees To Help Monitor Facebook Live Video Content

Zuckerberg Hires 3,000 New Employees To Help Monitor Facebook Live Video Content

In the wake of numerous violent broadcasts on Facebook’s live stream platform, CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that he is working hard to re-vamp his company’s video screening process. To do this, Zuckerberg said Facebook will hire and train 3,000 employees to monitor and censor video content going

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Wicked Weed Deletes FaceBook Post about Budweiser Hating on Craft Beer

Wicked Weed Deletes FaceBook Post about Budweiser Hating on Craft Beer

Yesterday, May 3, 2017, the news broke that Wicked Weed is selling to Anheuser-Busch. Lots of people congratulated Wicked Weed, and plenty of people had negative things to say. This is because Wicked Weed has a massive fan base who LOVE them. On Facebook, the announcement had

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Can HuffPost Save the Mainstream Media? Probably Not.

Can HuffPost Save the Mainstream Media? Probably Not.

Very few Americans trust the mainstream media nowadays. According to a Pew Research Center study, an abysmally low 18 percent of Americans have “a lot” of faith in national news agencies. That number is only expected to go further down as the years wane on. All news

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