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    Weird Sitelink Issue

    I will look into this. Thanks for your help DJ!
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    Weird Sitelink Issue

    We do everything in house. We build their websites then optimize them. With no htaccess file I'm not sure what I should say in my request to our IT department.. They said they set up a 301 from that page to the proper page with /index.htm at the end of it but for some reason the redirected page...
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    Weird Sitelink Issue

    Thanks DJ! Unfortunately our sites don't have an htaccess file and if they did the analysts wouldn't have access to server side stuff anyway.
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    Weird Sitelink Issue

    Hello everyone! I've run into a pretty confusing issue with a client of mine. I work primarily with car dealerships and the typical sitelinks you see under their SERPs are their profit center pages (New inventory, used inventory, etc). However with one of my clients their sitelinks are showing...
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    DMOZ

    I am mainly referring to the strength of the domain when talking about authority to Google. Whether it's Google's dwindling PageRank or Moz's Domain or Page Authority, DMOZ is a healthy place to have your link. While it isn't the be all end all of a strong backlink profile by any means, I think...
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    DMOZ

    I've been trying to figure this out for a while.. One of the primary backlinks my company aims to gain for dealerships is a DMoz listing.. I also noticed shortly after submitting my own site to DMoz I started getting around 40 more hits per day to my site.. even though my site still isn't...
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    Google Generated Sitelinks

    That's what I was thinking as well. That Google is using its own judgement to decide what links to show there, even if they don't fit or, in some cases, are irrelevant - like the instance they added a sitelink to the mobile version of the site.. I'm wondering if there's any way to influence the...
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    Google Generated Sitelinks

    Sorry about that... Here's a screenshot of the SERP I was referencing..
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    Google Generated Sitelinks

    Just wondering what people's thoughts are on Google-generated sitelinks in SERPs? I do a lot of local SEO for car dealerships and I've noticed some sitelinks appear in my SERPs that aren't even internal links on the page in the results. I've even seen examples of Google adding a sitelink to...
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    Google Webmaster Tools Issue

    Thanks for the reply. I recvently deleted the XML sitemaps plugin and only use the Yoast one now. I also deleted the old maps from GWT and submitted the Yoast sitemap. I'm hoping this will help to solve the index status issue. Traffic for my site also saw a huge bump right after the new year...
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    My client thought about starting all over

    Agreed. EMDs used to be very beneficial in the search engines, now not so much. I bought the domain TheBestGuitarLessons.com 4-5 years back as it holds several KW I want my site to rank for. However the KWs in my domain are actually the ones I rank worst for (they're about as competitive as it...
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    PPC Landing Pages

    Just out of curiosity, why not build them yourself? You mentioned knowing Wordstream.. Between them and Hubspot you can find a myriad of resources on creating high quality landing pages for PPC, different A/B tests to run for CRO, etc. You'll also be learning how to create killer pages and can...
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    Cool Link Building Strategies Tool

    Also, I should note the time frame section of the tool is a little counter intuitive only because they are all "selected" by default. Orange means yes and grey means no. So if you want some faster link building ideas only you would have to click on the boxes for 3 weeks, 4 weeks, 5 weeks, etc so...
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    Cool Link Building Strategies Tool

    Hey everyone! Just wanted to share a helpful tool that was just shown to me. The folks over at Point Blank SEO put together this sweet tool to develop link building strategies. You can choose the value of the link you want to gain from low to high and how much time you have to gain this link...
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    Google Webmaster Tools Issue

    Hi Dusty, Thank you for your response! Truth be told I have very little experience with setting up any redirects and haven't ever done any on my site- including the 307's that you've found. I'm not saying they aren't there, but I didn't put them there- at least not intentionally. Could you tell...
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    Page Rank, Domain Authority, Page Authority

    Hi Colan, I don't use any "authority" ranking with my clients as a target for SEO services. Typically I use benchmarks in website performance and page rankings for specific keywords. The reason for this is because authority metrics take time to build & develop properly. Whereas if you create a...
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    Google Webmaster Tools Issue

    Hello everyone, I hope this is in the correct place. I'm having an issue with GWT and it has me pretty worried.. A few days back I logged in to see that a warning message had appeared saying Googlebot cannot access certain pages on my site when it tries to crawl them.. I used Wordpress and the...
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    Say What? Google Says Don't add Review Markup to your Customer Reviews?

    Interesting.. What is a review other than someones personal opinion and rating on a product or service? Same question applies to testimonials, really.. I have product reviews on my website that have review mark up on them.. The reviews not only include my personal take, but other's...
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