Once you’ve sent out all of your emails, let’s set expectations. If you come back the next morning hoping for a slew of respondents, don’t get depressed and give up hope when no one responds. It’s all part of the process. You are showing Google that you are remorseful and earnest in your link removal efforts. If you’re really having a difficult time you can try different variations of email body and title copy to see what works best. Remember to take a screenshots of each email and document your outreach efforts in the Google doc as well. … [Read more...] about A 2015 Process To Removing a Google Link Penalty
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As a bonus, i especially like to capacity to deactivate/delete links. I don’t know why I don’t get google-analytics like tracking capability with bit.ly. Also wish I could use my own custom domain name on top of one of these. Finally I wish they would correlate with search.twitter.com re-tweets (RT) to see if one of my links is going viral. I wish there was a url shortener gadget for igoogle that could give you a short url without leaving the page (opening another tab). I prefer bit.ly to tinyurl. I’d love for del.icio.us to create a shortcut url for anything I (or anyone else) bookmarks so I could combine social bookmarking and sharing. Integration with Google Analytics, pass correct referrers and pass link juice I’m looking for good analytics, including city – level location tracking. I would also love for it to be mobile internet compatible (not iphon), so I can check the stats while I’m out. And 301 redirects is a must. I’m wondering about … [Read more...] about Which Shortening Service Should You Use?
In Conclusion One of the great things about the Google mobile friendly update is that it is a real-time update. This means that as soon as you make your website mobile friendly, you should gain (or regain) rankings in Google mobile search results. And even if you don’t care about Google mobile search, you can rest assured that having a mobile-friendly design will benefit the most important thing to your business: your customers. … [Read more...] about Google’s Mobile-Friendly Update Guide for E-commerce
Google offers a wide-ranging toolset called Google Search Console that tells businesses if they have problems with their sites. Proton told Search Engine Land it even made use of the toolset. The problem is that the system doesn’t allow site publishers to contact Google if they suspect something is wrong on Google’s end. There’s no way to ask for help, unless you have received what’s called a “manual action,” a penalty placed on your site by a human being. Proton had no manual actions, it told us. … [Read more...] about Google creates its own antitrust woes with poor communication over search listings
Not counting visits from through other means. We know that URLs get shortened when others share our posts and tweets. This may have stripped out our tracking code in some cases. Our social media postings might also have created indirect visits. Did our efforts increase search traffic? We did not see such a correlation. Nor did we see a correlation to traffic from referring sites. … [Read more...] about How to Coax Social Media Insights from Google Analytics