Category "SEO & IM Crunch"

Long Tail Pro VS SEMrush – Who wins when giants collide?

Long Tail Pro VS SEMrush – Who wins when giants collide?

Keyword Research is often the core foundation of any online marketing campaign. Whether that is researching a new product to invest in or understanding your readers' and buyers' interests in more detail. Whatever you're using the research for, there are a vast amount of applications and uses for it which can help improve your business and your understanding of user intent. The success of a campaign is often dependent on the quality of keyword research done. I picked out the top two keyword research [...]

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Google says it would like to communicate more information on penalties but has no plans to do it

Google says it would like to communicate more information on penalties but has no plans to do it

Google has always been shy to give out information to webmasters concerning the reasons behind penalties or changes in their website's search ranking. They often tread a thin line by trying not to give Blackhats information about how the algorithm works but also trying to give webmasters who play by their rules some information too. Unfortunately, I and many others often feel that Google falls short on communicating enough information for webmasters when they get into deep water with the [...]

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SEO & IM Crunch – Thursday 24th Sept 2015

SEO & IM Crunch – Thursday 24th Sept 2015

Google webmaster central office hours hangout John Mueller will be hosting this hangout. Be sure to get your questions in early. I intend to join the hangout and have posted a question already. I'll report back tomorrow on any interesting titbits from the hangout in tomorrow's SEO & IM Crunch post. http://i.imgur.com/n7AXg8m.png?1 Click here to go to John Mueller's Google Hangouts announcement post.   Reports of vast falls in AdSense earnings and delayed reports for September 2015 In a thread on Webmasterworld many webmasters claim to be [...]

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SEO & IM Crunch – Wednesday 23rd Sept 2015

SEO & IM Crunch – Wednesday 23rd Sept 2015

Latest SEO & IM News Google issues unusual warning to repeat offenders of their guidelines concerning manual actions Google has always tried not to communicate with webmasters who break their guidelines deliberately, but on the 18th of Sept they did just that. The post on The Official Google Webmaster Central Blog specifically talks about the scenario of a website receiving a manual action for a bad link, then once the webmaster has nofollowed the link and the penalty has been lifted they [...]

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Are you a Smart Internet Marketer(SIMer)?

Are you a Smart Internet Marketer(SIMer)?

I genuinely want to ask you an important question and I hope you think about it for a moment and answer honestly. Aren't you tired of being forced into this imaginary box of ethics and morals that Google is forcing on your business? This irrational yet widely accepted idea that if you do not follow what Google says then you are "spanked", cast out and treated like a criminal, this even with the constantly changing guidelines(Rules) that Google itself violates. And then, [...]

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A year old today – The Blackhat Underground Forum(BHU) – Reflecting on the past year and what is next

A year old today – The Blackhat Underground Forum(BHU) – Reflecting on the past year and what is next

In this industry of SEO, Marketing and Online Business there are many communities which are failing to keep up with the pace of change. What we are building at BHU is the future for Internet Marketing of all types. We've now hit one year old (July 8th) and the community has exceeded my expectations, we have an incredible community of experts who have taken hold of the forum in both hands. This goes to show how thirsty successful marketers are [...]

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What are some of the biggest SEO myths you still see being repeated in Matt Cutts videos?

What are some of the biggest SEO myths you still see being repeated in Matt Cutts videos?

As a prologue, this post is about a recent video Matt Cutt's posted on Youtube where he advises webmasters on some of the "SEO myths" out there. Well, rather than explain it, I thought I'd mirror it, enjoy. Watch his video below and then read the edited transcript for a more accurate account of his video. Today's question comes from Ryan in Michigan. Ryan asks, "What are some of the biggest SEO myths you still see being repeated in Matt Cutts videos?" That's [...]

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Is Rand Fishkin really this uninformed about SEO?

Is Rand Fishkin really this uninformed about SEO?

In a turn towards the bizarre Rand Fishkin has revealed that he is not the credible source of SEO information that people often view him as. One of his latest tweets raises the question, how much does Rand Fishkin really know about SEO? After spending some time looking through BHU Forum he tweeted:   Sometimes, I get an urge to scour the underbelly of the black hat world & buy stuff like http://t.co/TQve8Xe66R just to see what happens — Rand Fishkin (@randfish) February [...]

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It’s Time You Ditched Gmail, Chrome, WMT, GA

It’s Time You Ditched Gmail, Chrome, WMT, GA

Pushing my protection agenda and policy for Blackhatters I thought I'd urge you to make an effort to protect your self and your property from the attacker which is Google. Our best asset is being one step ahead of Google and not taking chances by believing they cant do that. We've done this many times before, we said they cant manually review the SERPS, we said they cant take down private blogs networks and we said they cant penalize websites for building [...]

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A Special New Year Message From Agent Blackhat

A Special New Year Message From Agent Blackhat

As we begin a new year, I feel it is worthwhile to look back and reflect on the choices we have made during the previous year. I don't have to explain to you that life is precious but I think it is hard to describe the true value of your own life and the time you invest. Please bear with me and my philosophical moment. When you begin to search for your goal in life, when you first think about what [...]

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