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Ensure Content Marketing Backlinks Do Not Harm Your Website’s SEO

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March 24, 2014 by Ryan Miller

Content marketing is a great opportunity to gain additional exposure to your brand such as publishing content on other websites in order to gain visibility with that website’s audience. That content will, more frequently than not, contain backlinks to your own website. If handled improperly, these links can actually harm your website’s search engine optimization. But how do links affect …
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Guest Co-Hosting the Blendover Podcast

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February 25, 2014 by Ryan Miller

I am now in the rotation as a guest co-host for the podcast, Blendover. This is a great podcast that airs live (and is available for later playback) twice a week, normally on Mondays and Fridays. The Blendover discusses recent news and entertainment that might not quite be getting the full attention it deserves. February 24th marked my debut as …
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Guest Blogging for SEO is Dead Says Google Webspam Head, Matt Cutts

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January 22, 2014 by Ryan Miller

Once upon a time, guest blogging used to be a great way to gain some exposure for individuals looking to get their name out there or for burgeoning websites who offered established authors publishing opportunities in order to gain visibility. Many times, these posts would be accompanied by links to help promote the author in some way such as linking …
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Facebook Finally Gets Trending Topics List with Newsfeed Update

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January 17, 2014 by Ryan Miller

For news junkies and those that like to stay on top of trending stories in Facebook, one of the big missing factors with the social network was the lack of knowing what was hot on the site. Are you missing out on some breaking new? Did you miss your window of opportunity to share a link with your snappy witty …
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Facebook Updates Its News Feed Algorithm to Display Quality News Content

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December 10, 2013 by Ryan Miller

Last week, Facebook made several announcements on how they will be updating users’ news feeds and the kinds of content they will see, especially around news and article related content. This update will have a major impact on news publishers and quality content creators, and makes an abrupt turn


Google’s Hummingbird Algorithm: How It Affects Search and Content Publishing

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November 7, 2013 by Ryan Miller

Google’s latest animal-dubbed algorithm update is called Hummingbird, and was first introduced to the public at the end of September, though the update had been in effect for about a month prior to the official announcement. As part of this announcement, Google has stated that 90% of all searches will be affected by Hummingbird. Now that this update has been …
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Google Brings Hashtags to Search Results to Highlight Google+

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September 26, 2013 by Ryan Miller

Google’s latest attempt to bring the social networking side of Google+ into relevancy was revealed yesterday with updated search functionality that now allows user to search for hashtag terms in Google’s search engine. Searching for hashtag terms will bring tagged results into the right hand sidebar of the search results page that sits alongside the standard organic and paid search …
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Video for Instagram Revealed and a First Look at the Update

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June 20, 2013 by Ryan Miller

Today, Video for Instagram was revealed during a Facebook event from their headquarters in Menlo Park, CA. Mark Zuckerberg quickly introduced Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom to discuss the new video options, which should be available on Apple and Android smartphones today. Systrom took the in-person invited press, and the web through streaming broadcast, for a first look and a walkthrough …
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Google Webmaster Tools Notifications to Include Direct URL Examples

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June 13, 2013 by Ryan Miller

Google has been increasing their output of messages to website owners via their Webmaster Tools Notifications, especially when black hat techniques such as unnatural linkbuilding and other quality issues that may place a site outside of Google’s guideline policy are detected on a site. One of the issues with these increased messages though is the vague language that accompanies the …
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Tumblr Purchased by Yahoo: What It Means for SEO, Social and Advertisers

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May 21, 2013 by Ryan Miller

Yesterday’s acquisition of Tumblr by Yahoo could spell out some interesting new directions for both companies, especially where marketing, advertising and search is concerned and depending on just what Yahoo plans to do with their new toy. Yahoo’s CEO Marissa Meyer has already taken to the platform with her own tumblr to post officially announce the purchase and to wax …
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