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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.

Are Criminals Using Breached Equifax Data or Stealing Identities Yet?

Are Criminals Using Breached Equifax Data or Stealing Identities Yet?

This is the question I want answers to. You see, someone began using my identity in May or June 2017. They applied for credit cards in Phoenix AZ, Dallas TX, Durham NC and more. They applied for credit cards from Barclay’s and Wells Fargo and other various

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Equifax Website Not Working and Phone Numbers Busy to Freeze Credit After Breach

Equifax Website Not Working and Phone Numbers Busy to Freeze Credit After Breach

If your data was breached at Equifax, welcome to the club! After the breach, you’ve likely taken steps to freeze your credit at Equifax, or possibly at Experian and Transunion as well. To freeze or unfreeze it, you have to call in or visit the Equifax website,

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Example of a Disavow File

Example of a Disavow File

Toxic link cleanups and disavows are one of the most overblown crocks of BS in the entire SEO industry. I’ve seen various “SEO Experts” and agencies spend months if not years “cleaning up toxic links”. If you have links pointing at your domain that you don’t want

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Here We Go Again: Akilah Hughes Sues Sargon of Akkad Over Copyright Infringement

Here We Go Again: Akilah Hughes Sues Sargon of Akkad Over Copyright Infringement

Just two days after h3h3Productions won a monumental fair use trial against Matt Hoss (aka Bold Guy), Akilah Hughes has sued fellow YouTuber Carl Benjamin (aka Sargon of Akkad) over copyright infringement. Hughes, who produces YouTube videos on the channel “Akilah, Obviously,” claims that Benjamin used her

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If I Change my Facebook Business Page URL, will the Old URL Redirect to the New One?

If I Change my Facebook Business Page URL, will the Old URL Redirect to the New One?

No. Unfortunately, if you change the URL on your Facebook Business Page, people visiting the old URL will not automatically be redirected to the new URL. Instead, they will see “The link you followed may be broken, or the page may have been removed.” This is shame

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If I Change My Pinterest URL, will the Old URL Redirect to the New One?

If I Change My Pinterest URL, will the Old URL Redirect to the New One?

Yes. If you change the URL on your Pinterest account, people visiting the old URL will automatically be redirected to the new URL. This week I’ve been assisting a brand with a bit of a rebrand. The company name is changing, so all the social profiles and

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Will Insurers try to Misclassify Damage after Hurricane Harvey?

Will Insurers try to Misclassify Damage after Hurricane Harvey?

Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in 2005, but it took until 2016 to finally uphold a jury verdict that found State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. guilty of fraud. The nation’s largest property and casualty insurer was accused of misclassifying wind damage as flood damage in order

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Google Local and Yelp Still List Businesses as Open after Natural Disasters such as Hurricane Harvey

Google Local and Yelp Still List Businesses as Open after Natural Disasters such as Hurricane Harvey

During Holidays such as Labor Day, Christmas, Thanksgiving and Memorial Day Yelp and Google give business owners the ability to set “special hours”. They both added this feature around late 2015, back when I wrote How to Add your Business’s Holiday Hours to Google Maps. Since many

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Ethan and Hila Klein Win Landmark Trail for Fair Use Content on YouTube

Ethan and Hila Klein Win Landmark Trail for Fair Use Content on YouTube

Internet superstars Ethan and Hila Klein are celebrating a landmark victory for fair use policy on YouTube. A New York district judge just ruled that this couple didn’t violate the U.S. fair use policy in their reaction video to “Bold Guy vs Parkour Girl” by Matt “Hoss”

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Mayweather VS McGregor Poll in Google Search: Google Polls?

Mayweather VS McGregor Poll in Google Search: Google Polls?

It is here, folks. August 26, 2017. As a boxing and MMA fan I can confidently state my opinion that Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor is one big circus act which is going to entertain millions and make lots of money in the process. Everyone wants in.

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Questions and Answers for Google My Business is Here

Questions and Answers for Google My Business is Here

Today Google rolled out a feature they’ve been testing for a couple of weeks now called “Questions and Answers”. The feature now shows up for anyone looking at a business on Google via mobile, and I’m sure it will be available on desktop in the very near

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Scams and Malware Hidden as Sponsored Content on Yahoo Home Page?

Scams and Malware Hidden as Sponsored Content on Yahoo Home Page?

I rarely use Yahoo but when I do visit I am always surprised by their front page. I personally believe that it is configured in a way to trick users to clicking on sponsored content which is blended in with the news headlines. I’ve been online since

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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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Does Buying Links on Major Publications Help or Harm SEO?

Does Buying Links on Major Publications Help or Harm SEO?

You could be the CEO of a Fortune 500 company, a small business, a partner at a law firm or someone who like to blog about cookies, but if you want your site to rank better in Google search you know that you need links. 15 years

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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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