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Small Business SEO: 6 Ways to Simplify Your Weekly Approach

I doubt many small business owners wake up in the morning and think to themselves, “I can’t wait to do some killer SEO today!” If SEO crosses an small business owner’s mind in the morning, it’s typically accompanied by feelings of dread and confusion. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Contrary to what […]...
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WordPress Hackers Are Using Vulnerable Plugins to Gain Access to Sites – Search Engine Journal

ADVERTISEMENT Hackers are reportedly exploiting vulnerabilities in over ten WordPress plugins in order to backdoor sites with rouge admin accounts. This is an escalation of an attack that was reported on back in July in which attackers were hijacking sites to serve ads, scams, and malicious app downloads. Now, the same hacker group is taking […]...
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YouTube Removed Over 100K Videos and 17K Channels in Q2 2019 – Search Engine Journal

ADVERTISEMENT YouTube detailed the work it put into removing harmful content last quarter, revealing over 100,000 individual videos were removed. That number represents a 5x increase in video removals from Q1 to Q2. In addition, over 17,000 channels and 500 million comments were removed in the same span of time. The reason for such significant […]...
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Facebook Reveals Cause of July 3rd Outage, Also Affecting Instagram – Search Engine Journal

ADVERTISEMENT The cause of the widespread outage affecting image uploads on Instagram and Facebook has been revealed. In a tweet posted this evening from the Facebook Business account, the company writes: “During one of our routine maintenance operations, we triggered an issue that is making it difficult for some people to upload or send photos […]...
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LinkedIn Changes its Algorithm to Surface More Personalized Content – Search Engine Journal

ADVERTISEMENT LinkedIn is changing how posts are ranked in users’ feeds, tailoring content to their professional interests. Rather than giving more weight to viral content, posts will show up higher in the feed if a user is more likely to join in the conversation. LinkedIn’s algorithm follows the company’s new framework: “People You Know, Talking […]...
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Google: Disallowed URLs Do Not Affect Crawl Budget

Google’s Gary Illyes updated his original writeup on crawl budget with clarification about disallowed URLs. The document now includes the following information: “Q: Do URLs I disallowed through robots.txt affect my crawl budget in any way? A: No, disallowed URLs do not affect the crawl budget.” The question refers to the “User-agent: * Disallow: /” […]...