Google Deindexes 1.75 Billion Websites – The Most Important Changes In SEO – Part 1
September 28th, 2016 Published on: | 411 Locals Author: | Category:Google, Marketing, SEO
The most popular search engine removed more than 1.75 billion sites from its index and the number is growing. It is a huge purge, happening after a 53% increase in the copyright requests. Another major change is the AdWords Quality score improvement, which is deadly to keywords with insufficient data, new keywords, or keywords with sparse recent history – all of them now getting a zero number. And this is only the tip of the iceberg. 411Locals will summarize all important factors since the latest changes rolled out. You need to know the following in order to survive in the SEO environment for the end of the month:
Copyright Requests Might Get Your Website Hit
With virtually absent pending requests at the moment, it appears that the copyright section of Google is quick at responding requests. The search engine is not the active part in the lookout for copyright infringements – the owners send the copyright takedown requests. The guilty URL will be taken down from the search results after a notification, so beware of such messages when checking Search Console. (more…)
Why Link Building Should Be Back Again in 2016
August 17th, 2016 Published on: | 411 Locals Author: | Category:411 Locals, Google, SEO
As an SEO strategy, link building has nothing to do with the spammy process it was five years ago. Most webmasters and SEOs nowadays consider the whole thing to be some sort of a Pandora’s box. According to the last survey 411Locals, link building gets awfully neglected as a strategy. What’s more baffling is that the number of participants not using link building is almost 40 percent. So, how can you put this old and once-great approach to work for you again?
Adapting to 5 Years Of Changes Will Do
Ignoring such a valuable ranking factor is inexplicable, given the fact that Google calculates authority mainly by using backlink profiles. The solution in 2016 is to focus on link quality instead of link quantity. This is the single most relevant strategy since the first Penguin update. Which leads to the second important principle.
Avoiding Penalties Means Building High-Quality Links
The successful approach to link building means that your link building campaign will take time – time you should be spending productively. And building hundreds of bad links just to disavow them if an update penalizes your site is indeed a waste of your precious time. (more…)
The Latest News Regarding the Expected Penguin 4.0 Update
April 27th, 2016 Published on: | 411 Locals Author: | Category:Google, Local SEO, SEO
The SEO specialists all over the world have been waiting for Google to launch the Penguin 4.0 update for over 4 months now. Many of them expected the launch date to be World Penguin Day, which is on 25th April and sounds like the perfect time for that. But since nothing happened on that date, everyone is wondering what to expect from now on. It has been well over a year and a half since Google launched Penguin 3.0, which is why SEO specialists are becoming very impatient.
How to Simply Fix a Faulty Keyword Strategy
November 25th, 2015 Published on: | 411 Locals Author: | Category:Google, Marketing, SEO
Maybe, at one point, something will happen and render keywords irrelevant. Until then, they will determine the rankings and SEO strategy of every business that tries to establish a successful online presence.
The misleading obsession with keywords and high rankings has become very unhealthy, especially in the recent years when it is common knowledge that the term “Search Engine Optimization” is currently the exact opposite of what it was in the beginning.
Keywords certainly give a relatively accurate measure of progress when it comes to how our website is doing in terms of SEO. However, the real problem is that apart from localized rankings for business listings, keyword ranking is practically useless.
Let’s explain why.
Are you stuck with your keyword strategy from 2005? Wake up because it’s 2015.
SEO was a very straightforward process back when search engines were mostly one dimensional because you would get basically the same results for a given search, wherever you were in the world. Under these conditions, rankings for keywords were quite simple as a metric, even transparent. (more…)
What Stands in the Way of Optimizing Multiple-Location Businesses?
July 16th, 2015 Published on: | 411 Locals Author: | Category:Google, How To's and Guides, SEO
After some of the recent changes in Google’s policy and algorithms, it became even more difficult to promote the same business on different locations around a certain area. Companies with more than one office, store or facility find it hard to appear on good positions when it comes to local SEO. While this may be a more generalized assumption, there are of course certain cases where bigger companies with good reputation both on a public and online level enjoy good rankings.
Your business is relatively small?
However, if you are just starting out or your company is not that reputable and recognized yet, you are likely to be facing difficulties with the optimization of your various locations.
We will fix that!
We are here to change that for you and let you know which the key factors in improving your chances for a better position and more visibility in Google’s results are! (more…)
One of Google’s Key Services Ends on August 3rd
June 30th, 2015 Published on: | 411 Locals Author: | Category:Google
What to Do When the PageSpeed Service Is Gone?
First of all, we should point out what exactly is (soon to be was) the PageSpeed service, what are its negative and positive sides and more useful information on the whole situation.