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Disavow: Sad Google Search Traffic Disavowing 35,000 Links

On April 3, 2013 I disavowed every link to this website I could find through Google Webmaster Tools. 35,000 links. Gone. It was an experiment, documented on Moz, to better understand how Google’s Disavow Tool worked. For almost the first two months, nothing happened. This site ranked for all types of phrases, even top 10

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7 SEO Tips for “not provided” in Google Analytics

Ever since Google announced they would no longer report referring keyword data from logged-in users, webmasters and SEOs have become increasingly frustrated dealing with the dreaded (not provided) keywords. Google assured us this would impact less than 10% of queries. Although that has proved to be the average, some webmasters have observed 50% of their

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20 Future-Facing SEO Blogs

SEO changes fast. If you’re anything like me, you can spend an hour or two each day reading the best blogs, tweets and RSS feeds just to keep up with Google’s algorithm changes. For the busy SEO, all this requires time, effort and tons of brain power that could be spent optimizing a site. Learning

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By Experience: How Much Salary do Online Marketers Make?

Very few of us openly share salary information, which is why online surveys prove so valuable in providing this information. Earlier this year, Conductor released a breakdown of digital marketing salaries. Broken down by job role, it’s well worth checking out. Last year, as part of Moz’s Online Marketing Survey, the team collected salary information from over 3,500

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Bad Backlink Removal Services – 4 Tools for Link Cleanup

Have you ever received the dreaded message in Google Webmaster Tools? You know, the one that reads: Dear site owner or webmaster, We’ve detected that some of your site’s pages may be using techniques that are outside Google’s Webmaster Guidelines. Specifically, look for possibly artificial or unnatural links pointing to your site… Ouch! I have a small

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Emoji Spam, Google Gives Marketers a New Tool

Is Google allowing emoji spam to take over? Earlier today Barry Schwartz reported Expedia started adding emoji to title tags in an effort to increase clicks, and Google now displays the emoji spam icons in search results. Not bad so far, but… This got me to thinking – how far can we take this emoji

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