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Google+ Now Used in YouTube Comments – Search Engine Journal

“From the Website Strategies blog Google+ Now Used in YouTube Comments – Search Engine Journal

The official YouTube blog announced today that it is now utilizing Google+ to better moderate all comments on videos. YouTube said this change was to bette Ashley Bryan‘s insight: YouTube (owned by Google) now utilises Google+ data to promote the comments of people with verified profiles to the top of the comment thread. See onRead More

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Why You Should Fire Your SEO Firm if They Don’t Do Content Marketing

“From the Website Strategies blog Why You Should Fire Your SEO Firm if They Don’t Do Content Marketing

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! Ashley Bryan‘s insight: This article is a bang-on summary of the current state of SEO, the time of transitiion that we are in, and the requirements for success on search engines going forwards.  Link building is no longer powerful.Read More

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Rumblings of Another Major Google Update

“From the Website Strategies blog Rumblings of Another Major Google Update

I’m seeing talk of a new major update from Google in the last day or so (Sept 4 – 5).  This thread http://www.seroundtable.com/google-update-17328.html talks of organic traffic drops and increase emphasis on promotong brands in the Google SERPs, while this thread http://www.seroundtable.com/google-update-17268.html talks of an algorithm shift back on August 22.  I didn’t see any sign ofRead More

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Matt Cutts Says Google +1′s Have No Direct Impact On Search Rankings

“From the Website Strategies blog Matt Cutts Says Google +1′s Have No Direct Impact On Search Rankings

Matt Cutts, Google’s head of search spam, refuted the latest Moz study that claimed to show a correlation between Google +1′s and high rankings Ashley Bryan‘s insight: Moz just released a study (http://www.searchenginejournal.com/new-moz-study-shows-correlation-between-google-1s-and-high-rankings/67801/) showing a strong correlation between the number of Google + votes for content and rankings of that content in the Google search results.Read More

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Matt Cutts Says Google +1′s Have No Direct Impact On Search Rankings

“From the Website Strategies blog Matt Cutts Says Google +1′s Have No Direct Impact On Search Rankings

By Ashley Bryan Matt Cutts, Google’s head of search spam, refuted the latest Moz study that claimed to show a correlation between Google +1′s and high rankings Ashley Bryan’s insight: Moz just released a study (http://www.searchenginejournal.com/new-moz-study-shows-correlation-between-google-1s-and-high-rankings/67801/) showing a strong correlation between the number of Google + votes for content and rankings of that content inRead More

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Is page speed a more important factor for mobile sites?

“From the Website Strategies blog Is page speed a more important factor for mobile sites?

By Ashley Bryan Is load speed a more important factor for mobile? Is it really something that can change your rankings, all the things being equal? Christian Oliveira, Madri… Ashley Bryan’s insight: Matt Cutts from Google confirms agaion, that page load speed is a ranking factor for websites in general as well as mobile searchRead More

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Internet Marketing Statistics You Can’t Ignore [Infographic] – Search Engine Journal

“From the Website Strategies blog Internet Marketing Statistics You Can’t Ignore [Infographic] – Search Engine Journal

It doesn’t matter if you are a big business that has a global audience or a small local business, you can still benefit from online marketing. As a matter Ashley Bryan‘s insight: Interesting stats here. The highlights for me: 78% of people trust the rcommendations of other consumers: this highlights the importance of social sharingRead More

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6 Content Marketing Myths Debunked – Search Engine Journal

“From the Website Strategies blog 6 Content Marketing Myths Debunked – Search Engine Journal

By Ashley Bryan Content marketing has been all the rage this year. Some see it as a new way to market. Maybe it is to them, but content has been a key piece of marketing f Ashley Bryan’s insight: A refreshing opinion on content marketing which will ring true with business owners/website managers who struggleRead More

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Google Update: Google Launches Manual Action Viewer in Webmaster Tools

“From the Website Strategies blog Google Update: Google Launches Manual Action Viewer in Webmaster Tools

Today Google announced the launch of a Manual (Penalty) Action Viewer into Google Webmaster Tools (GWT), although a later addition explained that a “snag” had delayed the launch of the feature for several days.  The Manual Action Viewer builds upon the “Unnatural Links” messages that have been appearing in GWT over the past year orRead More

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SEO’s Dilemma – Link Building vs. Content Marketing – Whiteboard Friday

“From the Website Strategies blog SEO’s Dilemma – Link Building vs. Content Marketing – Whiteboard Friday

Web marketers increasingly face a fork in the road. Down one path is traditional link building, down the other is the broader world of content marketing. In today’s Whiteboard Friday, Rand helps us figure out which path is right for us. Ashley Bryan‘s insight: Excellent summary of the dilemma faced by SEOers about whether toRead More

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