A Smattering of SEO News: 10/9/14


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Hello folks, and welcome to another weekly Smattering of SEO News! This month sure is shaping up to be a rocky one: we’ve got the ongoing rollout of the latest Panda algorithm, along with an apparently imminent launch of an updated Penguin algorithm as well. Take a gander as to what’s going on below, and good luck!   Google News: Panda 4.1 Still Rolling Out According To Google – When Google launched Panda 4.1 late last month, they informed us this would be a slow roll out, and they weren’t kidding. A week after that, Google said it was still rolling out, causing some to speculate whether a new update was happening or something else along those lines. Webmasters are still reporting fluctuations in their traffic, so it will be interesting to see where sites fall when the dust finally settles. Penguin 3.0 May Be Imminent – Last week at … Continue reading

Client Infographic: Telx


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Cloud storage and hosting are slowly becoming more and more important in today’s workspace. To get an idea of how much demand is being placed on cloud storage, Telx has created a new Infographic on Data Centers. Find out about the largest data center in the world, located right here in the United States! Check out the entire Infographic to learn all about The Network Of Data Centers!

A Smattering of SEO News: 10/2/14


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Hey folks, welcome to another quick roundup of the biggest and best in SEO news. Much of the news this past week was dominated by a new Panda update, which is darned important, so let’s dive right in!   Google News: Google Launches New Panda Update – Late last week, Google announced over Google+ that it had begun rolling out a new Panda update. This update continues to target sites with thin or weak content, but also helps sites previously penalized by Panda to have their penalties removed if they followed the right steps to correct whatever issues were black hat. Apparently “serving Google exactly what they need with minimal effort expended on the part of the Google-bot” is a big emphasis this time around. This includes having crawl priorities defined in XML sitemaps, for example, so Google doesn’t waste time crawling older content. Google says this update affects 3-5% … Continue reading

A Smattering of SEO News: 9/25/14


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Hey folks, welcome to another smattering of SEO news; the last one for September! As both the month and the quarter wind down, the SEO news is still pumping along at full speed, and today we have some playful stories to help usher in the Fall season. With that said, let’s dive into a pile of SEO news leaves!   Google News: Users Can Now Opt Out Of Google+ When Making New Google Accounts – Signaling what looks to be a positive change in direction, Google is now allowing new users of its services to opt out of creating a Google+ account if they don’t plan on posting anything publicly, say to YouTube or Google+. This way, if they just want to use Gmail and Maps, they can without being forced onto a social network they didn’t want. Hopefully this makes Google+ a better place overall in the future by … Continue reading

A Smattering of SEO News: 9/18/14


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Hello my friends, and welcome to another week of SEO news! This week we get into some fun technical stuff and read about new penalties from Google. Let’s take a look!     Google News: Webmaster Tools Sending Out Sitelink Search Box Notices – Recently, Webmaster Tools has been alerting webmasters to make their site “ready for the new sitelinks search box.” This includes having a site-specific search engine, adding some markups to your site’s homepage, and setting the right canonical URL for your homepage. The alert includes how-to links for all of these things, thankfully. I just looked and I have not yet received an alert, what about you? Latest Transparency Report Shows Large Increase In Governmental Requests – Google recently released their tenth transparency report, and the results are fascinating. In the first six months of this year, U.S. governmental requests for information have increased 19% versus last year. So far there have … Continue reading

Client Infographic: Chan Luu


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Tired of the heat yet? Are you dreaming about laying in bed and listening to the rain? Can you remember the smell of crisp autumn air? Here in California we are experiencing a never-ending summer, but all over the United States people are bundling up for fall. What better way to celebrate the turning of the season than getting yourself a new scarf! Chan Luu has created a scarf-centric Infographic in anticipation of cold weather that shows fun prints, styles, & more! Fall weather might be a ways off for us Angelinos, so it’s a good thing scarves never go out of style for LA hipsters. Be sure to check out the entire Infographic today!