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.

Google Fake News Algorithm – Coming in 2017 or 2018?

Google Fake News Algorithm - Coming in 2017 or 2018?

As of 2017 there is a lot of questionable news out there. You never know what will surface in search results. While Google’s results are fairly accurate there have been many infamous examples of search results which serve up incorrect information which goes against scientific consensus and

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2017 Google Quality Rater Guidelines

2017 Google Quality Rater Guidelines

The 2017 Google Quality Rater Guidelines are here. Each year the Google Quality Rater Guidelines are updated around spring, giving interested SEO people and webmasters a glimpse into the future of Google algorithm updates and what Google sees in their eyes as a quality website which will

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Google Testing Images in Local 3 Pack Again in March 2017

Google Testing Images in Local 3 Pack Again in March 2017

Google is again experimenting with the local 3 pack and testing images in mobile search. The local results have historically displayed images for hotels and restaurants but I have seen it popping up for other local businesses here and there. This was first discovered by me back

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Spammy Structured Data Error Messages Being Sent March 2017

Spammy Structured Data Error Messages Being Sent March 2017

Lawyers all over the planet have review stars displaying in Google search results. They accomplish this by adding structured data to their site. Over the last two weeks I have been noticing the review stars missing in Google search. Shortly after writing about the review stars missing

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Review Stars Missing in Google Search March 2017

Review Stars Missing in Google Search March 2017

Over the first 2 weeks of March 2017 I have been noticing more and more sites losing their review stars in Google search. The stars have legitimate uses but are typically used by attorneys and law firms to gain attention in search results. I wrote about how

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When Are Facebook Users the Angriest? (or most willing to share political content)

When Are Facebook Users the Angriest? (or most willing to share political content)

People love sharing political content on Facebook. They want politicians thrown in jail. Lock him up, lock her up. I’m with her, I’m with him. People feel the need to tell their friends about their new pink hat or Donald Trump bumper sticker, or why Obama ruined

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Why Does Google Analytics Show Avg. Session Duration of 00:00:00?

Why Does Google Analytics Show Avg. Session Duration of 00:00:00?

Google Analytics shows average session duration of 0 when visitors do not visit a second page on your site. This is because they can’t measure how long someone was on a page unless they visit an additional page. Average Session Duration of 00:00:00. What gives? If you

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Mike Adams Discusses the Real Reason Natural News was Blacklisted by Google, launches #SaveNaturalNews

Mike Adams Discusses the Real Reason Natural News was Blacklisted by Google, launches #SaveNaturalNews

Below you will find out why Google has blacklisted (aka penalized or de-indexed) NaturalNews.com, along with input we have received directly from Mike Adams himself. You will only get this information here, despite Gizmodo, DailyKos and other organizations trying to steal the headlines without the full story.

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Was Natural News Banned from Google for Fake News?

Was Natural News Banned from Google for Fake News?

Over the last few days I have been asked if Google bans sites over controversial content. That prompted me to put together and article about a potential Google Fake News Penalty. In the article I explain that, historically, no, Google does not ban or blacklist (or de-index)

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Google Fake News Penalty – Will Google Ban Fake News Content from Organic Search Results?

Google Fake News Penalty - Will Google Ban Fake News Content from Organic Search Results?

Today I wondered if and when Google would begin to try and remove websites from Google Search Results which promote what they identify as “fake news”. A Google Fake News Penalty makes sense It makes sense that Google will one day create a “Fake News Penalty”. With

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Why Did Google Penalize NaturalNews.com in February 2017?

Why Did Google Penalize NaturalNews.com in February 2017?

On February 21, 2017, someone asked me why they could not find a website in Google search. The website is “Natural News” (http://naturalnews.com/). Indeed, the site has been penalized by Google. This means, for whatever reason, the site does not show up in Google organic search. I

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WordPress HTTPS RSS Feed Won’t Validate – Solved

WordPress HTTPS RSS Feed Won't Validate - Solved

I was adding a website to Alltop for someone the other day and the aggregation service would not accept the feed. The feed was submitted years ago and working just fine up until a recent HTTPS migration. The feed was being generated by a theme which I

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How To Install HTTPS on WordPress at SiteGround using Let’s Encrypt SSL (For Free!)

How To Install HTTPS on WordPress at SiteGround using Let's Encrypt SSL (For Free!)

This article will explain how to properly install a Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate and convert your WordPress website to HTTPS using SiteGround’s cheap and reliable web hosting. Let’s Encrypt is a new way to get SSL onto your server. It is free, does not require a dedicated

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HTTPS to HTTP Redirection – How To 301 Redirect HTTPS Websites and Traffic

HTTPS to HTTP Redirection - How To 301 Redirect HTTPS Websites and Traffic

If you have been struggling with .htaccess files trying to get an HTTPS domain redirected to an HTTP domain you are likely encountering at least one of several different errors: The HTTPS to HTTP redirect is not working Security error on the HTTPS site ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED in Google

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HTTPS to HTTPS Redirection – Do Links and SEO Pass to the New Site?

HTTPS to HTTPS Redirection - Do Links and SEO Pass to the New Site?

People have redirected HTTP websites for decades. When one domain is properly redirected using a 301 redirect from a source domain to a destination domain, the links pass through, passing along their SEO value. In Google Search Console, these links even appear as an “intermediate link”. Here

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Troubleshooting Loss of Traffic After an HTTPS Migration

Troubleshooting Loss of Traffic After an HTTPS Migration

Today I am going through a corporate website in the United Kingdom which was having trouble ranking high for certain key phrases and also experiencing a loss of traffic after they migrated their site from HTTP to HTTPS. One of the first things I do when working

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“Hacked By MuhmadEmad” Now Affects 678,000 WordPress Websites – How To Fix Them

"Hacked By MuhmadEmad" Now Affects 678,000 WordPress Websites - How To Fix Them

If you see a “Hacked By MuhmadEmad” message on your WordPress blog or website, you are not alone. Below is the way to fix this message. How it happened, why it happened, and how to fix this error can be found on my recent article: How To

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Google Offers Advice on How To Hire a Good SEO Consultant

Google Offers Advice on How To Hire a Good SEO Consultant

Today Google released a video called “How to Hire an SEO”. I personally would have called it “How to hire a good SEO consultant”, but other than a couple of minor critiques, overall the video is pretty good and I agree with most of it. Google does

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What Should My Website Traffic Look Like After an HTTPS Migration?

What Should My Website Traffic Look Like After an HTTPS Migration?

I have been doing a lot of HTTPS migrations this year and clients have been asking me some common questions which include: Should I expect a loss in traffic? Will I get more traffic? Will my rankings change? What will happen in Google Analytics? There are a

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How To Fix and Secure WordPress Websites Hacked February 2017

How To Fix and Secure WordPress Websites Hacked February 2017

As of February 9, 2017, over 1 million pages have recently shown up in Google search results with messages such as “Hacked By MuhmadEmad” or “hacked by NG689Skw”. Website owners will be happy to learn that the websites are more or less defaced and the fix is

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