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.

Snapchat Spectacles, the Hot Christmas Gift of 2016?

Snapchat Spectacles, the Hot Christmas Gift of 2016?

I am odd as I am an Internet marketer with a strong background in hardware. I am not overly infatuated with wearable tech but I do have a fitbit. But if I could make one prediction, it is that Snapchat Spectacles will be a hit. Why? Snapchat

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Google Possum and Local Search Updates September 2016

Google Possum and Local Search Updates September 2016

In a previous life I owned an IT related business which had a brick and mortar location. Prior to selling this company I became well acquainted with local search when Google introduced it. These days I pay even more attention to it; thankfully, at this point in

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Is the 2016-2017 Flu Season here in September?

Is the 2016-2017 Flu Season here in September?

According to the CDC, the flu season picks up in October. Of course, this varies around the United States due to location, and of course the strain of the flu. In North Carolina, over the last 3 years,  influenza has been most prevalent from October to May,

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Did Google Devalue Links from News Websites in 2016?

Did Google Devalue Links from News Websites in 2016?

News websites get lots of love from Google. If they are a Google News site, their articles show up in search for 72hrs or so. If they are a major publisher, they get the benefit of AMP (accelerated mobile pages). Many news websites rank very highly in

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Does Google Act on Paid Link Spam Reports?

Does Google Act on Paid Link Spam Reports?

Depending on which niche you are in there is a good chance that one or more of your local competitors are buying links. In some competitive niches, everyone on the front page is guilty of obtaining links in one way or another that Google would frown upon.

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Google Begins Providing Answer Boxes for DUI Checkpoints via DUIBlock.com

Google Begins Providing Answer Boxes for DUI Checkpoints via DUIBlock.com

Well there it is. If you Google “DUI checkpoints + your city” and you may see DUI checkpoints & recent alerts. Much of the data is taken from DUIBlock.com. I tried the search on Raleigh, Los Angeles, Chicago and a few other big cities and it worked

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Did Your Previous SEO Company Screw Up Your Search Rankings?

Did Your Previous SEO Company Screw Up Your Search Rankings?

Almost all of my clients have a previous SEO company who they parted ways with for one reason or another. Sometimes they goofed up a website so bad it has to be restarted from scratch. In other cases, I have to scrap the entire domain, simply because

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How Hard is it to Open an Online Ammo Store?

How Hard is it to Open an Online Ammo Store?

People looking to sell guns and ammo online often start by building an inadequate website and then try to advertise on Facebook or Google AdWords only to find out that these outlets do not allow pay per click advertising on such items. While I do not necessarily

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Google Mobile Search Interstitial Penalty January 2017

Google Mobile Search Interstitial Penalty January 2017

Over the years Google employees have hinted around that interstitials could become a negative SEO factor. Finally, as of January 2017, they will be, at least for mobile device users. Thank God. What the heck is an interstitial? When you do a search and then you click

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The 2016 Hurricane Season Is Here. Are You Prepared?

The 2016 Hurricane Season Is Here. Are You Prepared?

It’s late August which means that the Atlantic Ocean has warmed enough to fire up hurricane season. And sure enough, there are currently several tropical storms. From the Gulf of Mexico to North Carolina, the United States has not had a serious hurricane in a very long

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Errors in hreflang tags – Google Search Console Error Message

Errors in hreflang tags - Google Search Console Error Message

If you have a problem with your hreflang implementation you will receive an email about an error in Google Search Console that looks like this: It reads: Errors in hreflang tags on http://www.dav*******njury.com/ We found the hreflang tags on your site, but a few of them have

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Can Website Design Harm SEO Rankings?

Can Website Design Harm SEO Rankings?

Everyone has frustrating things in their life. If you are a roofer, it is getting stung by wasps. If you are a cop, it is the disrespectful, belligerent jerk who cusses you out when you’re trying to give them a ticket for going 55MPH through a school

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How do I get my articles back from Examiner.com?

How do I get my articles back from Examiner.com?

As soon as I published the article “What happened to Examiner.com?“, the comments, emails and phone calls began pouring in. Upset authors are wondering where their content went to and how they can get it back. NOTE: If you are looking for a new place to put

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Write for a News Website Like Examiner.com

Write for a News Website Like Examiner.com

Do you want to be compensated for your writing? Make a name for yourself? Just have fun writing? We are considering starting a website similar to Examiner.com. We understand that this would be no easy task and will not even attempt the feat unless we are all

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Should I Delete My Content?

Should I Delete My Content?

If you are reading this and an “SEO expert” has told you that you need to remove content from your website, shorten up long pages, remove content, or do anything that has to do with content removal or content deletion contact me immediately and I’ll take a

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Do Radio Ads Work for Personal Injury Lawyers?

Do Radio Ads Work for Personal Injury Lawyers?

Written by a lawyer, for lawyers: Lawyers and clients think differently. A personal injury lawyer will tell you that the law is about proving certain elements to show negligence, medical bills and records to establish damages and insurance to pay the damages. Without liability, damages and insurance,

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Content Control and Social Blocking Behind the Great Firewall of China

Content Control and Social Blocking Behind the Great Firewall of China

No trip to China would be complete without visiting the Great Wall. In recent years, journeys to the country have also included a brush with the “Great Firewall,” one commonly used name for the Chinese government’s infamous Internet control. When I visited China earlier this year, I

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Fixing “Hacked Content Detected” Google Search Console Warnings and Their Affect on SEO

Fixing "Hacked Content Detected" Google Search Console Warnings and Their Affect on SEO

A client had a random forgotten about WordPress install get hacked this past week. I have personally worked with hacked sites 10 times so far this year. The hacks come from weak passwords or more often outdated WordPress installs or vulnerable plugins. WordPress is kind of like

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Moments from Studying Abroad in Hong Kong

Moments from Studying Abroad in Hong Kong

Before I left for my study abroad semester in Hong Kong, everyone told me that it was going to be the best experience of my life. This made me excited and very nervous. I’m only 21 years old and hopefully have many more years left to live.

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Spam SEO Emails: A Collection

Spam SEO Emails: A Collection

I get so many spam SEO emails, I don’t even know what to do with them. I usually delete them. After hitting [DEL] 6x a day for 20yrs I have finally decided to start adding them to this website. I will just paste them in the comments

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