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.

My Website Is Receiving Lots of NoFollow or Low Quality Links, Should I Be Worried?

My Website Is Receiving Lots of NoFollow or Low Quality Links, Should I Be Worried?

As a website gets older and/or more popular it begins obtaining some very questionable looking links. Some are downright scary. These generally come in the form of low quality large quantity NoFollow Some of the websites I work with have millions of natural links. You should see

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Buying Backlinks from HuffPost? Don’t Bother

Buying Backlinks from HuffPost? Don't Bother

Every day I get an email from someone trying to sell me a backlink from HuffPost.com and my clients do too. Should you purchase a backlink from HuffPost? No. History Lesson Up until 2017ish there was an easily accessible publisher network on Huffington Post. They got rid

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The March 2018 Google Core Algorithm Change

The March 2018 Google Core Algorithm Change

On March 8, 2018, we published that a major algorithm change was on the way (technically that went live March 9 at 12:25AM). The tremors had been felt for days and one of my sources felt it could be days (or months) away. Then on Saturday, March

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Google My Business Rolls Out Women Led Attribute – How To Get It

Google My Business Rolls Out Women Led Attribute - How To Get It

Business owners can now add a “women-led” attribute to their business in Google My Business. Google announced this new feature on International Women’s Day. This is what a business listing looks like with the new Women-led icon: How to get the “women-led” icon To add this feature

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Google Penguin or Fred Algorithm Update Coming in 2018

Google Penguin or Fred Algorithm Update Coming in 2018

One of my sources has shown me that as of March 2018, Google is indeed testing an algorithm change. This is a change which is not evident to most people in the SEO world as the algorithm is being tested outside of the United States. In fact,

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News Publisher Websites Struggling to Monetize in 2018

News Publisher Websites Struggling to Monetize in 2018

It’s tough being a news publisher. Even large, well known sites like Fox or CNN are forced to fight over small scraps of traffic and produce headlines which would literally make you think the sky is falling if you visit them. No expense is spared and I

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February 2018 Google Algorithm Changes

February 2018 Google Algorithm Changes

I was contacted by a new client in early March who had lost traffic in February 2018. They were wondering if they had been negatively impacted by an algorithm change such as a Penguin or Panda update. Indeed, there were many updates throughout the month of February,

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WordPress Website Hosting with Backup and Restoration Services – 2018 Edition

WordPress Website Hosting with Backup and Restoration Services - 2018 Edition

There are lots of great ways to back up WordPress websites – as long as you have just one. Once you have multiple websites, the options become significantly more complicated and expensive. Current problems backing up WordPress websites in 2018 Multiple sites on multiple servers. This is

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How To Fix: Apple Maps Won’t Verify Business Phone Number

How To Fix: Apple Maps Won't Verify Business Phone Number

Adding a business to Apple Maps is a straightforward, easy process. Or is it? What happens when Apple won’t call your phone number to verify it? iOS and iPhone users who go to visit your business may use Apple Maps. To list your business on Apple Maps,

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How To Report a Company’s Fake Positive Google Reviews

How To Report a Company's Fake Positive Google Reviews

Recently a client brought to my attention a business in their area who rapidly accumulated dozens of 5 star reviews. Interestingly, they already had half a dozen negative reviews. A lot of people are afraid to leave businesses a negative review, so if this many people stepped

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Ad Networks on News Publisher Sites are Serving Spam, Malware and Fake News

Ad Networks on News Publisher Sites are Serving Spam, Malware and Fake News

News organizations are allowing ad networks to display Fake News and fraudulent website scams on their sites via content delivery platforms and ad networks. Will the FTC take action against these publishers and advertising platforms, or continue to allow Americans to be scammed out of millions of

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Rob Gronkowski Fake News Primal XL [Scam]

Rob Gronkowski Fake News Primal XL [Scam]

People everywhere are being redirected to fake, lookalike websites from legitimate news websites. They click on a link which appears to be part of the news website and next thing you know, they’re on a fake site reading a fake story by companies and affiliate marketers trying

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Super Bowl LII Poll in Google Search: Google Polls?

In August 2017 I noticed something new in Google’s search results. A poll! I had not seen one before. Just like Super Bowl LII, the poll was for a highly anticipated sporting event: Connor Vs McGregor. You can see the screenshots of the Connor Vs McGregor Google

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Are Tide Pods Dangerous To Eat?

Are Tide Pods Dangerous To Eat?

Laundry detergent packets such as Tide Pods are poisonous and extremely dangerous to eat. They are concentrated and come in a variety of different chemicals. Potential effects of eating detergent include seizures, pulmonary edema, respiratory arrest, coma, and death. Sources: American Association of Poison Control Centers http://www.aapcc.org/press/83/

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How To Upload Video to Google My Business

How To Upload Video to Google My Business

2018 is here and so is the ability to add video to Google My Business. The ability has been live for “Local Guides” for about 4 months now. That means that anyone can upload a video to your business listing. The move was expected, as Yelpers have

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Google Bulletin – Now Everyone is a Hyper Local Content Creator

Google Bulletin - Now Everyone is a Hyper Local Content Creator

On January 25, 2018, Google announced Google Bulletin to a live audience in Nashville Tennessee. The people of Nashville and Oakland, California will be the first two markets getting “Bulletin”. From the official Bulletin page: Bulletin is an app for contributing hyperlocal stories about your community, for

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Congratulations Amazon User – Amazon Pop Up and iPhone X or Gift Card [SCAM]

Congratulations Amazon User - Amazon Pop Up and iPhone X or Gift Card [SCAM]

I was on a legitimate news website the other day in early 2018 on my Android phone (this also affects iPhone and desktop computer users) and up popped up a message for “Amazon Membership Rewards”. This is NOT a legitimate message; the website is impersonating Amazon. The

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Where Did the HuffPost Contributor Network Go?

Where Did the HuffPost Contributor Network Go?

If you are unable to log in to the HuffPost Contibutor Network blogging platform, you should know that the system has shut down. Most people think it shut down due to a pending lawsuit and so that HuffPost could control the direction of their content. Where do

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Introducing the new Search Console (beta) Message – What’s New?

Introducing the new Search Console (beta) Message - What's New?

In early 2018, many website owners began receiving a message from Google about a new version of Google Search Console. This edition is in beta and users can switch back and forth between the old version and the new version while the new version is being tested.

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NAP Consistency and Local Citation SEO Myths – 2018 Edition

NAP Consistency and Local Citation SEO Myths - 2018 Edition

Your business name, address, and phone number (on other sites) do not affect your placement in Google Local packs. Today, I finally had enough time to sit down and type out some facts on this confusing topic along my thoughts just for you. 🙂 Maybe at one

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