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Local Directories Just Got Doorwayed

May 27th, 2015 · 5 Comments

Google Doorway Update 5.23.15

UPDATE June 1, 2015: FALSE ALARM! May 23rd is a day that shall live in Local SEO infamy… (Click to enlarge) Seeing this across several U.S.-based local directory sites. Not across the board, but more than a few. See Did Local Directories Get Hit By Google’s Doorway Page Algo? to see how directory rankings may [...]

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Tags: Google · Local Search

Did Local Directories Get Hit By Google’s Doorway Page Algo?

May 15th, 2015 · 21 Comments

YellowPages.com SEO

If SEMRush data is directionally correct, this may be a reason why Yelp is looking to sell. Should rebrand as Yikes! pic.twitter.com/UqplA4ZLSq — Andrew Shotland (@localseoguide) May 11, 2015 Perhaps SEMRush is still updating but if its organic search traffic graphs are even close to accurate it looks like May is the month that Google [...]

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Tags: CitySearch · DexKnows · Foursquare · Google · Local Search · Superpages · Yellow Pages · Yellowpages.com

Does Google Really Understand Mobile Friendly?

April 23rd, 2015 · 1 Comment

MobileGeddon: The MobileTastrophy is upon us and so far nothing has really happened. This is good news since I’m not quite sure Google understands what mobile friendly actually means. Remember this is an algo update that is supposed to run at the page, not site level. Here is an example of a page that I [...]

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Tags: Google · Mobile Search

Why Google’s Mobile Friendly Ranking Signal Most Likely WILL Affect Local Pack Listings

April 10th, 2015 · 4 Comments

Release the Kraken!

Update 4/11/15: According to a little birdie who spoke with Gary Iyles at the BrightonSEO conference, Gary “guaranteed” pack rankings won’t be affected. Guess we shall see… Google’s pending Mobile-Friendly algo update has become the Apple Watch of SEO – I can’t look at my Twitter feed without a blur of “How to get ready for [...]

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Tags: Google · Local Search · Mobile Search

Google’s About To Close Your Local Doorway Pages

March 16th, 2015 · 13 Comments

Please Do Not Slam The Door

Today Google published “An update on doorway pages”. The post implies that Google will soon be updating its algorithm to weed out offending doorway pages from the SERPs: Sites with large and well-established doorway campaigns might see a broad impact from this change. While sites with spammy set ups such as multiple exact match domains [...]

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Tags: Google