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    Suspensions, Suspensions, Suspensions

    Not trying to be argumentative or provocative here but why would any business need that many GMB listings?
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    Google keeps crawling and indexing URLs with 404 status code

    Use a 410 error code instead of 404. 404 means "not found". 410 means "permanently removed". List of HTTP status codes - Wikipedia Add this to your .htaccess file: # need to 410 these URLs Redirect 410 {old URL}
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    Google Set To Monetize Google My Business?

    Interesting business model. Make billions of people dependent on your services. Expand to a trillion dollar international corporation with a virtual monopoly. Quietly strangle your "do no evil" motto in its sleep. Then start charging people money to meet your goal of becoming richer and more...
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    Removing internal links on pages

    Google Navigation Removal Tricking Google Rankings Algorithm? by Barry Schwartz, Search Engine Roundtable April 18, 2019 Read more...
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    Does Google penalize you for using the Event post hack to get your post to last more than 7 days?

    Is it an actual event? BTW, see Google Posts not disappearing after a week - Local Search Forum
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    Stay current with the latest WordPress and Plugins Security Issues with this newsletter

    Disclaimer: This is not my newsletter; it is put out by Wordfence. I am not an affiliate of any kind and I receive no compensation whatsoever for recommending it or publicizing it. I just find it highly useful. You can subscribe to their WordPress Security and Product Updates mailing list here...
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    Urgent! Serious Security Threat Found in WordPress Plugin Yuzo Related Posts

    This vulnerability is being actively exploited now. From the WordPress plugin page: The term "Yuzo" doesn't show in your dashboard but if you have it installed it will look like this in the plugins list: Deactivate it and then DELETE it now. Even deactivated, the plugin can be exploited.
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    Urgent! Serious Security Threat Found in WordPress Plugin Yuzo Related Posts

    Yuzo Related Posts Zero-Day Vulnerability Exploited in the Wild by Dan Moen, Wordfence.com April 10, 2019 Read more details here...
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    New Google Search Commands - Before: and After:

    New Google Search Commands - Before: and After: by Roger Montti, Search Engine Journal April 10, 2019 Read more...
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    Attorney Category

    I believe the short answer is because Google keeps changing categories and chances are when they set up their page Attorney was a listed category.
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    Removing internal links on pages

    I wanted to clarify my previous brief post: Something else that various Google spokesmen and others have been saying repeatedly for years is, "Build websites for people, not for search engines". This is important when you're talking about internal linking. The purpose is to help visitors to...
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    Removing internal links on pages

    ^^^ Exactly.
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    The Google Backlash: Ahrefs to start new search engine

    Exactly. Having conquered all the other search engines, Google decided to take on services like Quora. Except the other answer engines weren't search engines. And that moved Google very close to breach of unfair competition and antitrust legislation. Google forgot something we all learned from...
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    Change in GMB Business name for lawyers industry

    It does for me. "lawyers in Ottawa" "solicitors in Ottawa" Notice the difference in number of results. It makes sense that this should be the case, given that it should be responding to the search term entered by the searcher (and of course what terms the sites are optimized for). Also...
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    Google Bug Removing Pages From Index

    https://searchengineland.com/googles-de-indexing-issue-still-not-fully-resolved-but-google-is-working-on-it-315070
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    Grammarly Adds Junk Code to WordPress Posts and Pages

    Grammarly Adds Junk Code to WordPress Posts and Pages By Kris Gunnars, SearchTraffic.com April 5, 2019 Read more...
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    Page load speed a ranking factor in mobile search: Benefits

    User experience improvements with page speed in mobile search Google Webmaster Blog April 4, 2019 Read more...
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    The Google Backlash: Ahrefs to start new search engine

    The only thing I can think of would be anger at Google, which I think is greater in Europe than in North America.
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