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Impact of Word Count on Social Shares

I have so far written around 200,000 words of content. Some of my posts are long and detailed, others can be amazingly short. I experimented with various formats over the years but was unable to find the exact pattern of …

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Anchor Text Proximity Experiment



I always felt that surrounding text plays a semantic role in Google’s search algorithm, but was never able to ascertain the degree of its influence or whether it has any impact at all. This experiment was designed to test …

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Link Disavow Placebo

Disavow Links and Relax...

[blockquote type="blockquote_line" align="right"]At the moment, nothing is being done with the disavow data and it’s unlikely to happen soon. Similar to the removal request – it’s mainly a way to gather more data but doesn’t have a negative affect.

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SEO Q&A: Bloggers Edition

Answering SEO questions with focus on bloggers and blogging:

– Technical optimisation
– Content
– Authorship
– Guest posts
– Safe link practices
– Latest algorithms
– Blogging platforms

You’ll be able to watch the event live on this page:…

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BBC Penalised on a Granular Level

Last week, SEO Roundtable reported1 an interesting story about BBC seeking assistance with locating the source of the unnatural link notification2.

“I am a representative of the BBC site and on Saturday we got a ‘notice of

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Content Rejuvenation

Content rejuvenation describes the process of further development of existing content on your website, specifically targeting pages which are already popular in search engines. The idea is to maximise the benefits to your authorship and the website you write for.…

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Surviving Penguin

Penguin Banner

Matt Cutts has announced a fierce new iteration of Penguin search quality filter. This hangout is about survival techniques for websites which may be at risk.

– What is Penguin
– Preparing for Penguin
– Post-Penguin Cleanup
– Free Discussion…

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