This Week in SEO

This Week in SEO 111 – Welcome to Smash Digital

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This Week in SEO #111 Hey! Did you see we’ve rebranded to Smash Digital? (if not then you might want to get your eyes checked) If you’re new here, we do a weekly(ish) recap of the best and most important news and tips from the SEO industry. In this weeks edition we cover title tag…

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June’s Algorithm Update, Link Valuations, and More!

June Algo Update, Link Valuations, and More! This Week In SEO 110 Did you get your ass kicked in early June? A lot of people did! Hopefully, if you’re reading this, you’re one of the lucky ones that saw keyword rankings and traffic shoot up. But if you’re not in that category, then it’s time…

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Deindexing Bug, Site Architecture, Ecommerce SEO, and More!

Deindexing Bug, Site Architecture, and Ecommerce SEO This Week In SEO 109 🦄 Google Bug Randomly Deindexes Pages, Causes Existential Crisis in SEOs and Site Owners Everywhere A “technical issue” in Google’s algorithm has caused pages in some websites to be completely deindexed. Gone. Erased. But don’t worry, John Mueller tweeted that everything was cool…

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The March 2019 Google Core Algorithm Update Extravaganza

This Week In SEO 108 The March 2019 Google Core Algorithm Update Extravaganza   Are you guys still talking about the March 12th Algorithm Update? Obsessed much? Yes, we just cannot stop reading about, studying, and poking this new update with a stick. Why? Because “write good content and follow all the rules” is shitty…

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Thoughts on Algo Updates, Local Ranking Factors, and more!

This Week In SEO 107 Thoughts on Algo Updates, Local Ranking Factors, and more!   A Depressing Look at Algorithm Updates http://www.seobook.com/google-florida-20-algorithm-update-early-observations A depressing but important piece on the heels of Google’s latest update (March 12 Core Algo). Absent effort & investment to evolve FASTER than the broader web, sites which are hit with one…

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A Big Google Update, Outreach, Content Syndication, and More!

This Week In SEO 106 A Big Google Update, Outreach, Content Syndication, and More!   Another Broad Core Algorithm Update https://www.seroundtable.com/march-12-13-google-search-ranking-algorithm-update-27249.html Hold on to your asses, the SERPs are getting a little bit wild again. Recently, Google confirmed the roll-out of a broad core algorithm update (which is what the “Medic” update really was) on…

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Four Case Studies and a Tweet

This Week In SEO 105 Four Case Studies and a Tweet   Bringing a Site Back from the Dead https://www.rankxl.com/reviving-a-penalized-site-to-6400-visits-per-month-case-study/ Good case study here. Backstory: some guy bought a website but never did anything with it. Fast forward a few neglected years and leading up to Q4 2018 the site was also pretty abandoned by…

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Best Content, Internal Linking, A Horrifying Google SERP, & More!

This Week In SEO 104 Best Content, Internal Linking, A Horrifying Google SERP, & More!   What Content Performs Best for Getting Links: A Study https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/research-what-content-actually-performed-2018-kirsty-hulse/ This is an interesting, but far from scientifically rigorous study on what kind of content gets links. Perhaps the most interesting thing about this is how it could be…

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Huge Penalties, Search Intent, AMP Gains, & More

This Week In SEO 103 Huge Penalties, Search Intent, AMP Gains, & More   IRS.com, DMV.org, and Medicare.com Lose 80% of Search Visibility Note* – These are NOT government sites https://www.sistrix.com/blog/irs-com-dmv-org-suffer-huge-visibility-losses-suspected-google-manual-penalty/ Holy sh*t this is brutal. I wouldn’t wish this on my worst enemies (unless they were my SERP competitor). In one smooth stroke, Google…

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