How to escape Google’s filter bubble

For some people the personalization of their news apps and other content feeds online is a manual, conscious decision. They want to be displayed certain topics due to their interests, which is completely understandable. Cut through the noise by making

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The Perfect Blog Post Length and Publishing Frequency is B?!!$#÷x – Whiteboard Friday

The perfect blog post length or publishing frequency doesn’t actually exist. “Perfect” isn’t universal — your content’s success depends on tons of personalized factors. In today’s Whiteboard Friday, Rand explains why the idea of “perfect” is baloney when it comes

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Important updates to AdWords Terms and Conditions

When you first created your AdWords account, you agreed to Terms and Conditions that provide a common understanding in basic areas like policy, payment and liability. As AdWords grows to meet the needs of businesses around the world, we sometimes

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The 15 best Google Chrome extensions for SEO

Google Chrome has taken a dominant position as the world’s favorite desktop browser, with almost 60% market share and rising. Its central role among Google’s vast suite of digital software and hardware has driven this growth, but users also love how customizable

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Why site speed is as important as ever on the visual web

In 2017 there has been a lot of focus around the impending mobile-first index and serving content through HTTPS. But there have also been two other important unfashionable topics lingering in the shadows: cybersecurity and site speed. Since 2010, Google have

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Switching to HTTPS: Is it really worth it?

Ever since Google made the announcement that HTTPS is a ranking signal, there has been a lot of discussion around whether that extra ‘s’ is really worth the hassle. There are clear benefits to obtaining that sought-after green padlock, but

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5 Tips to Help Show ROI from Local SEO

Earlier this year, when I was first writing my advanced local SEO training, I reached out to some users who work for local SEO agencies and asked them what they’d like more training on. The biggest topic I got as

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Propel your mobile app growth with Universal App Campaigns

Throughout the day, when people want to go somewhere, watch something, or buy something, they reach for their mobile phones for help. And it’s often a mobile app that delivers what they need — whether it’s a new pair of

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How to optimize your content for Q&As

Google is perpetually improving its understanding of natural language. Google Featured Snippets and the rise of voice search optimization has made optimizing your content for question based queries more important than ever. You may have seen these Featured Snippets pop

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SEO Above the Funnel: Getting More Traffic When You Can’t Rank Any Higher

Normally, as SEOs, we follow a deceptively simple process. We identify how people are searching for our product, then we build or optimize pages or websites to match searcher intent, we make sure Google can find, understand, and trust it,

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