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Duplicate Content, Google Alerts and Your SEO

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When deciding what content to put on your site, you always want to have fresh, unique content that does not appear anywhere else on the internet. Duplicate content can result in your site getting penalized by Google, which can lead to indexing and ranking issues. This can impact your SEO and the visibility of your site. On top of the direct impact to SEO, it can make users trust your site less and not think of it as a primary source, which can push traffic elsewhere and compromise your perceived authority among your audience. Users have many options. You must set yourself apart very clearly with unique content.

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Google Expands Campaign Targeting Misleading Content to Improve User Experiences

Google targeting misleading content

Google recently announced an expansion of ongoing campaigns to craft a safer, more reliable and, ultimately, more satisfying online user experience. The latest iteration of this campaign focuses on protecting users’ abilities to interact with content without encountering misleading or malicious content.

These misleading activities, termed “abusive experiences” by Google, range from phishing campaigns to automatic site redirection and much more. Site owners only have a 30-day window, through December 2018, to take corrective action or face an automatic block of all site content from the latest Chrome update.

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Is Social Media Just About ROI?

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Is return on investment (ROI) all you really think about when you set up your marketing campaigns? You want traffic, you want conversions and you want sales. A good social media campaign can and will get you all of those things, but remember that you have to go farther. It's about much more than the initial return that you see or an instant uptick in sales. It's a long-term branding effort that has a widespread reach, and you must give it the time and priority that it deserves. Find out how your campaign can pay dividends for years to come, strengthening your brand and setting you up for success on multiple levels.

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Google’s Newly Launched Discover Feed Enhances Intuitive Searching Functions for Mobile Users

Google intuitive feed mobile

Google’s recent debut of the intuitive search feed, Discover, for U.S.-based mobile users comes fresh off of the heels of the company’s 20th-anniversary announcement detailing a wide range of future innovations. Embodying a bold paradigm shift, Google’s Discover delivers customized content explicitly geared to users’ unique interests including tailored news feeds, sports scores, local weather and much more. Although in the infant stages, this predictive algorithm may be the first step in a myriad of upcoming enhanced AI-assisted tools aimed at transforming the nature of how netizens search for, and discover, information.

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Is There Value in Long Tail SEO?

long tail SEO

You know that most people don't have a lot of time when they search for something on the internet. In our fast-paced modern culture, people expect to put a word or two into Google and get relevant results in a split second. And it usually works. This means the competition for those keywords can be incredibly high.

Would you also benefit from considering long tail SEO, which means you shift your focus to longer keyword strings that go into a bit more detail? While you may intuitively want to target the most common search terms, you'll find that niche terms can also play a significant role in your overall SEO strategy.

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