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.

Are City Pages Considered Doorway Pages?

Are City Pages Considered Doorway Pages?

Adding city pages for your business’s products or services can bring in more search traffic and paying customers, but if they are “doorway pages” or not depends on a variety of factors. Are city pages doorway pages? In the past, doorway pages were easy to spot. Let’s

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March 2017 Google Algorithm Updates: Fred, Link Quality, and Content Quality

March 2017 Google Algorithm Updates: Fred, Link Quality, and Content Quality

A few people have asked me if there was a Google update in March of 2017. The answer is yes. Currently, there are 800-1200 updates to the Google algorithm annually, as far as I know. Some people are calling it an “unconfirmed” algorithm or something as well,

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No More Twitter Egg – April Fool’s Day Joke?

No More Twitter Egg - April Fool's Day Joke?

To celebrate April Fool’s 2017, Google introduced Google Gnome and Amazon jumped in on the fun with Petlexa. Did Twitter partake? On Twitter, when you create a new account, until you enter your own pic you are given an egg. Makes sense, as the logo is a

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Million Dollar Advocates Forum HTTPS Error in Google Search

Million Dollar Advocates Forum HTTPS Error in Google Search

The Million Dollar Advocates Forum is a website with members who are personal injury lawyers and trial attorneys who have won million dollar or multi-million dollar verdicts. I have several clients who are members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and I end up on the site

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Google Indexing HTTPS Versions of Websites in Search Results Instead of HTTP

Google Indexing HTTPS Versions of Websites in Search Results Instead of HTTP

I have been seeing more and more websites showing up in Google search results recently with HTTPS prefix. This would normally be a good thing, however, in many cases the website itself hasn’t been migrated to HTTPS! Many business owners and other website owners are shocked to

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Images come to Some Google Local 3 Packs on Desktop March 2017

Images come to Some Google Local 3 Packs on Desktop March 2017

I have been documenting here the recent changes taking place in Google Local 3 Packs this year. As of March 16, 2017, I am now seeing on desktop what I previously only noticed in Mobile search results: images in the local pack. Here is a screenshot I

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Images come to Some Google Local 4 Packs March 2017

Images come to Some Google Local 4 Packs March 2017

I have written about the new images appearing in local packs quite a few times now. Google first began testing this in January 2017. They also began testing “4 packs” (3 local results + 1 ad) in mobile search results this year too. Now I am finally

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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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