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Nuzzel, the news monitoring app that 'fixed' Twitter, is turning into an enterprise product and will start charging subscriptions

• <b>Nuzzel, the addictive news-reading app, is launching a search-based news-monitoring service for professionals.</b>• <b><br>Nuzzel Media Monitoring will charge $50 a month.</b>• <b><br>The pivot comes after Nuzzel failed to become a mass-market product with a viable advertising revenue model.</b><p>Nuzzel, the app that lets you see …

Startups

Does Switching From Subdomains to Subfolders Improve Rankings?

The subdomain vs. subdirectory question has been around probably ever since Google first appeared. People ask themselves if having one or another …

SEO

20+ SEO Words You Should Delete From Your Vocabulary Immediately

When you hear certain SEO terms, do you get a cringe-worthy feeling?<p>Are we still talking about wearing black hats and white hats?<p>Some SEO words have …

SEO

How to translate your New Year's resolutions into practical, everyday habits

If you resolved to do something new this year, you’re not alone: Pretty much everyone else on the planet heads into the new year aiming to be a …

Weight Loss

What’s Happening to Google Notebook and Desktop

Google Notebook<p>Google announced their intention to shut down Google Notebook in September 2011. This was not entirely surprising, given that Google …

Google

Google Brings Back Webmaster Help Videos

Google is bringing back webmaster help videos on YouTube in a new series called “SEO snippets.”<p>The new video series will be focused around providing …

SEO

How Did the SEO Landscape Influence Your Rankings in 2017

There’s no better time to draw conclusions and get ready for 2018 than December, a month of celebration and reviews regarding the year that is …

SEO

The problems with Wix SEO and bad advice

Is Wix good for SEO?<p>Because of the Wix SEO Hero competition where they've put $50,000 on the line, I decided to check out their platform. They've had …

SEO

Six SEO myths that need to be trashed today

Apr 20, 2017 | Ajay Gautam<p><b>“SEO is just rubbish. It doesn’t work. I have tried it a couple of times and it doesn’t work. It's just a big industry</b> …

Every Important Google Algorithm Update Since 2003

FirmBee / Pixabay<p>To the everyday user, Google’s search engine might seem pretty unremarkable. Type in “corgi,” and you’re going to get a bunch of …

SEO

what is it, what can cause it, and how do you find it?

<i>This is a guest post from Robert Padgett, Associate Director of Technical SEO at Adapt Partners.</i><p><b>What is thin content?</b><p>Thin content can be defined as …

SEO

Advanced SEO Strategies for 2018

Fundamental search engine optimization never changes. You only have three things to work with: content, links, and measurement. Content should come …

SEO

Google Penguin Update History, Everything Marketing Professionals And Business Owners Need To Know

If you want to make sure that all the hard work you did to rank your website continues to pay off, then you should familiarize yourself with Google's rules regarding backlinks and the Penguin Update.<p>If you want to make sure that all the hard work you did to rank your website continues to pay off, …

SEO

Payday Loans Algorithm Update History

<i>Editor’s note: This post is part of an ongoing series looking back at the history of Google algorithm updates. Enjoy!</i><p>In 2013, the major algorithm …

SEO

Your Guide to Google's Exact Match Domain Algorithm Update

<i>Editor’s note: This post is part of an ongoing series looking back at the history of Google algorithm updates. Enjoy!</i><p>The EMD, or Exact Match Domain …

SEO

Matt Cutts Dislikes How Google Links To Search Results

Matt Cutts, former Google executive and star amongst the SEO community, posted on Google+ how he is not happy with how Google is linking to the "10 …

SEO

Black Hat vs White Hat SEO: Which Hat Will You Wear?

Do you know the difference between white hat vs black hat SEO, and the gray that falls in between? As someone new to the search engine optimization …

SEO

Matt Cutts Wanted Google To Treat URL Underscores As Separators

Last night, former Google executive said on Twitter that he tried to get the Google engineers to treat underscores in the URLs as separators, just …

SEO

Search Buzz Video Recap: Google Event Penalty, Speed & SEO, Audiobooks & New Google Finance

This week in search, I covered a Google warning about using incorrect event markup on your pages, how it can lead to a penalty. Matt Cutts is upset …

SEO

A Complete Guide to the Google Penguin Algorithm Update

<i>Editor’s note: This post is part of an ongoing series looking back at the history of Google algorithm updates. Enjoy!</i><p>In 2012, Google officially …

SEO

SEO Automation: 4 Ways to Get Boring Tasks Done Quickly

For brands that can’t afford a full-service SEO agency, the mention of the word “link building” is enough to make them flinch.<p>Sure, identifying the …

SEO

Underscores, Optimization & Arms Races

A dozen years ago, the web started to reshape itself around major companies like Google. We can understand the genesis of today’s algorithmic arms …

Google Page Layout Algorithm: What You Need to Know

<i>Editor’s note: This post is part of an ongoing series looking back at the history of Google algorithm updates. Enjoy!</i><p>There are plenty of rabbit holes …

SEO

Marketing Your Clients Will Thank You For

When I read the book Content Rules by Ann Handley and CC Chapman, I knew the marketing game was changing. Content Rules wasn’t just another book …

Digital Marketing

An Introduction to Using 'Big Content' For Link Building

If you are still trying to build links with 500-word blog posts which only just scrape the surface of a topic, you’re probably wasting your time.<p>The …

Digital Marketing

Google's Vince Update: The Day Big Brands Won

<i>Editor’s note: This post is part of an ongoing series looking back at the history of Google algorithm updates. Enjoy!</i><p>There is little more exciting …

SEO

Search Buzz Video Recap: Featured Snippets, Link Building & My Google World Is Upside Down

This is the special Thanksgiving SEO video recap where I talk about the changes to the Google featured snippets. I also discuss the parameter …

SEO

Top 20 Inspiring TED Talks On Storytelling, Writing, Filmmaking And Creativity

In this post you’ll find our specially curated list of the very best TED talks on storytelling, writing, filmmaking and creativity. Originally …

Storytelling

My Google World Is Upside Down: Matt Cutts Complains & Danny Sullivan As Google Spokesperson

I am telling you, my Google and SEO world is literally upside down right now. So yesterday, at Search Engine Land, I reported how Google had a bug …

SEO

Using images in website design and the dangers of amateurs

One of our website design clients came in for a coffee the other day – she’d just been to one of those free ‘DIY SEO for Small Business’ seminars …

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