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Let’s start with the news from Traffic Generation Café.
This week, Google’s John Mueller has an awesome line in a response to a Google Webmaster Help thread question about broken links.
John wrote, “The web changes, sometimes old links break. Googlebot isn’t going to lose sleep over broken links.”
However, he also added: “If you find things like this, I’d fix it primarily for your users, so that they’re able to use your site completely.”
One of the usual suspects to check broken links on your WP blog would be Broken Link Checker plugin.
However, in this post I explain why you shouldn’t use Broken Link Checker and give you free alternatives that won’t drain your site resources.
Google is rolling out new Panda update! Started earlier this week and is expected to be complete by next week.
Google sent out hundreds, if not thousands, of manual action notifications to those participating in Private Blog Networks used to manipulate their rankings. Even Matt Cutts, while on extended leave, had something to say about it. (sound like he’s itching to get back?)
Google announces Structured Snippets – and takes even more incentive to click on a search result away.
Mozcast has noticed a pretty significant jump in the number of in-depth articles being displayed in the Google Search results. I thought this project was all but forgotten by Google… (you can learn more about in-depth articles here)
If you are using (of thinking of using) large popups: according to what Google’s John Mueller said in the recent Google Webmaster Office hours, sites that display large popups as soon as a visitor loads a site could trigger the above the fold layout algorithm penalty.
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Ever wonder which Facebook post types perform best? Hint: the ones with the greatest reach yielded the least engagement.
And how about Google+? Is engagement affected by whether the post was reshared or is an original post? Find out here (in comments).
By the end of the year, Hootsuite plans to give businesses the ability to offer customers complaining on social media, the chance to call customer service directly about the issue. This was one of those ‘How on earth do they do that?’ moments for me…
Photo sharing service TwitPic will live on thanks to acquisition.
New social media network: Ello. Difference? No advertising. Or so they say anyway. Of course, brand pages seem to be allowed; isn’t that a form of advertising? There’s a way to do it though, if you really have to.
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Marketing This & That
The Yahoo Directory is to close: once the Google of its time, the Yahoo Directory is finally coming to the end of its slow death.
Here we go again: yet another security vulnerability – Shellshock server vulnerability. This is even more serious than the heartbleed vulnerability that swept through the Internet couple of months ago.
To all of you who mentioned Traffic Generation Café in any share or form in the past week, my whole-hearted THANK YOU.
Traffic Generation Café would NOT be what it is today without you.
Here are just some of the mentions I came across in the past week:
7 Actionable Tips You Should Use Today To Improve Your Blog – Andrew Warner at shadeofinfo.com
No Thanks G+, Keyword Relevance, Impress Googlebot, Speedlink 39:2014 – Francisco Perez at iblogzone.com
12 Reasons No One is Sharing Your Blog Posts – Brittany Bullen at mommybloggeracademy.com
8 Action Tips For Guppy-Bloggers In An Ocean Of Sharks – Lorraine Reguly at aha-now.com
The Howdy Neighbor Technique – Kevin Duncan at beabetterblogger.com
Why I Don’t Worry About SEO for My Business To Business – Don Purdum at unveiltheweb.com
How Indians Earn Money Online & How You Too Can – Prince Molak at onlinemoneydon.com
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