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JohnHemmer last won the day on February 22

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  1. JohnHemmer

    Google does not care about fresh content

    You can't learn anything about SEO by listening to what Google actually says, can you? 🤪
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    Stupid Buzzwords

    Lol Google Stacking. I keep seeing that one too in a Facebook group. People jump into threads, post it, and then refuse to give any details. They act like it is some big secret or it only works if you use their special method that you will find in their course for $500. It's no wonder people are so confused by SEO.
  3. I had one site that seemed impacted by it. No it was not a medical site like everyone was screaming about. I honestly didn't really do anything with it and two weeks later all the rankings were back to normal.
  4. JohnHemmer

    I think I broke GTMetrix

    Holy shit. I would have thought GTMetrix would have timed out before it hit that long. About 30 seconds is the longest I have seen. And scores of 'A'? Wtf?
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    It's time to dump Yoast

    After our chat on Skype the other day, I went ahead and made the switch on my sites. It was pretty seamless. Cool thing about SEO Press that you forgot to mention is that it has a feature that lets you import all your setting directly from Yoast with the click of a button. You don't have to go in and set everything up on every page or change all the settings in the menu to what you want. You just hit a button and in 10 seconds it is all done for you.
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    WF promoting Dan Lok

    I know I'm late to the party here, but the truth about Gab? What, the fact that he is a hot-headed douche that takes the slightest little bit of criticism personal and then blows up about it and throws a tantrum? The fact that he does a terrible job as the face of the company he represents? The fact that he has never followed through with anything? The fact that despite its "1.3 million members" nobody bought his agency course no matter how many places he plastered it all over the forum? What exactly is the "truth" that you think would be getting exposed that everyone doesn't already know about him?
  7. JohnHemmer

    SEMrush SEO Writing Assistant

    I had never heard of this, but checked it out based on your recommendation. It's not a bad little tool. I imagine it will only get better over time.
  8. JohnHemmer

    WF promoting Dan Lok

    Wait. What? How do the mods have anything to do with it not selling?
  9. JohnHemmer

    WF promoting Dan Lok

    It's not a pile of shit. It's a flaming pile of shit. Dan Lok is the poor man's Rich Jerk. The Rich Jerk did it way better and was way more charismatic. Don't get me wrong. Tons of people hated him. I wouldn't expect anything worthwhile to come out of WF anymore. Their management cannot tell their asshole from their elbow. The fact that they promoted this offer from Dan shows that they know nothing about their own membership and don't even spend time on their own site. Nobody there was buying a high ticket item like that. I think entry level for Dan's stuff is like $1,500. Nobody is even going to buy that silly agency bootcamp thing they are promoting now. If it was $49, it might have a chance. I think it's around $400.
  10. I never thought about this before, but I could see in smaller niches it having an impact. You and 2 other competitors go after a keyword that Google says is searched 100 times per month. If all 3 of you are checking the search results daily (most rank trackers do), in 12 months will it look like the search volume doubled? I have never tracked something like that, but it would be interesting to test the impact. I'm guessing that Google is somehow weeding a lot of these out. As @Wunderkind mentioned, in really big niches where you might have thousands of people tracking keywords you would see some really big jumps in search volume.
  11. JohnHemmer

    An explaination of Authority.

    Speaking of Moz, have you (or anyone else reading this thread) tried out their new database? They launched something new, or it is in beta I guess, for paying customers only. Some idiot from there was bragging that it was bigger than Ahrefs' database, but someone else said they were skewing the numbers a little bit to make it appear in their favor. Like they were using a total database versus a live database or something. Anyhow, it is 10 times bigger than what they had before and they are supposed to be pushing out more frequent updates of their metrics. They eventually want the metrics calculated in real-time. Not sure I believe that will happen. I have heard mixed things so far from 3 different people, so not sure what to think of it.
  12. If the niche is IM, I'd probably go with the 3rd plan. Start building a name/reputation. Start getting people on your list. Most of the IM'ers I follow, and there are very few these days, I originally found on a forum or from a video. A couple from Facebook ads, which is probably a decent place to stand out these days because it is getting overrun with morons. Mike shared a perfect example with me a couple of weeks ago of one he found on Facebook. I forget her full name. Her big "idea" she was selling was that adding "Hi, I'm Jess" at the top of her pages and emails improved her conversions by like 400% or something ridiculous. She showed examples of the before and after pages. It was hilarious. She did not just add the stupid "Hi, I'm Jess". She also took basically blank boring pages and added images and call to actions. All kinds of stuff. But yep. It was the "Hi, I'm Jess" that made the difference. Can't even make this shit up. Point being, if you actually know what you are doing, Facebook ads might be an easy place to start to get followers and traffic because it won't be hard to differentiate yourself as someone that has a clue.
  13. If they send you a hoodie, how will they pay their hosting bill next month? #priorities
  14. JohnHemmer

    An explaination of Authority.

    This drives me nuts. Moz's metrics are all over the place in terms of accuracy, but if you are going to use them, at least use the right one. Unless there is a link directly from the home page to the page you are trying to beat, the DA is all but meaningless.
  15. Sometimes I think that if I worked at Google, I would make changes like this every now and then just to watch the search community go nuts. I think I stole this idea from somewhere else, but I don't care. It's funny.

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