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  1. New Google Behaviour On Search

    I wish Google still provided keyword data in Analytics. I would love to run some tests on my own sites. I'm wondering if the keywords being shown are based on overall search volume in Google that the page is relevant to or if it is based on search volume for that particular page. In other words, are those the highest traffic keywords for that specific page? There might be other keywords that have a higher search volume, but the page is ranking at like #50, so it doesn't see any of that traffic. Is Google saying, here are the most valuable keywords for this page right now? Hope I'm making sense. It is still too early in the morning to think this hard.
  2. people steal content?

    Too late. I already took it, ran it through The Best Spinner, made sure Copyscape said it was all unique, and blasted it to 8,463 article directories and Web 2.0 sites. I'm winning.
  3. 30 Day Challenges

    How about a content creation challenge? Creating one piece of content per day might be a bit much for most people, but maybe some sort of variation on that.
  4. 1 on 1 SEO Coaching

    Maybe we could get some volunteers and make it a group a project. We could make a train.
  5. 1 on 1 SEO Coaching

    Is this guy coming back for our coaching or not? What a tease.
  6. Yep. Pretty obvious that he is lying. It's a shame. I thought Warrior Plus was a little less shady that the WSO marketplace at Warrior Forum. Guess not. Neither seem to care about allowing scammers to sell to their visitors.
  7. 1 on 1 SEO Coaching

    It is Sex Education Online. Duh. Getting back to the OP, will these 1 on 1 coaching sessions be in person or will we be having Skype sex? I'm in either way.
  8. 2018 - What Will You Do Differently?

    For me, 2017 was largely about taking back my personal life and not letting everything be dominated by my business. I'm making some moves in 2018 that will take me even further in that direction. I like the way @100DegreesC copied and pasted the questions with answers above, so I'm going to do the same. 1) What will you start doing in 2018 that you are not doing in 2017? I'm turning over most of the daily running of my business to an employee. I have not settled on a title yet for him, but basically, I'm stepping back and acting more like CEO going forward. I found a great guy that has worked with me the past 2 years. He's moving to my location and will be taking over a lot of the daily tasks. More or less I will be setting the vision and overall scope of what needs to be done, he'll be responsible for making it happen. I know the worry with this kind of thing is "What if they just want to go off and start their own business?" I understand that, and this is a bit hard to explain. Some people have all the knowledge and understanding of how to run a successful business, but they just are better suited to be working for someone. They need that structure and for someone to handle the top-level things that go with running a company. Another thing I'm going to start doing is networking. I really have never put a big emphasis on this, and any networking I have done was mostly by accident. I'm looking at joining a few local organization like Rotary Club and the Chamber of Commerce (I already belong, but never attend anything they put on). I have looked into a few boards of local charities and organizations that may have openings coming up this year. I will probably hop on something like that. The local United Way was suggested by someone. And speaking of charities, not only am I going to be more involved myself, but I'm going to require my employees to be as well. I would like to do an event or two this year that we can all participate in as an office. (Oh yeah, I'm going to have an office, but that is in the second part of this post.) For example, I've seen days where a lot of businesses throw in and help Habitat for Humanity. Something like that is an option. I'm also looking at possibly giving them each 2-3 paid hours per month (with no carryover) that they can use volunteering for a local charity in our community, that way they can pick something they are excited about. I still need to talk to my accountant about how that will work. At home, we are looking to get the kids started with some volunteer work. Might be something like volunteering at a soup kitchen. We have not decided yet. 2) What will you stop doing in 2018 that you are currently doing in 2017? By the middle of January, working from home is going to be a thing of the past for me. Well, mostly. That's right, I'm getting an office. Yep, I will be "going to work" again. I have some other employees that are scattered around the country. I'm keeping 2 of them (they are close enough to commute), and the other 2 are going to be replaced with local people. One of them is going to be an in-house web designer, and I mean web designer, not just someone that can play with Wordpress. I will still be able to work from home when I want. It is an option, but I'll be "going into work" most days. I did a pretty good job re-working how I manage my business expenses last year. This year, I'm going to stop letting money fly out the window on the personal side. Last year I said, and I quote Well, I did pretty good for about two-thirds of the year. The last 3-4 months though... not so great. So I am recommitting to this. Those are my plans so far for 2018.
  9. One thing that is kind of odd about this change is that they are not consistently showing longer snippets, and I do not just mean in the different SERPs. Within the same SERP, some listings are short and some are long like this one: And it is not because some pages have entered longer descriptions and some have not. Google is not using the actual meta description for most of these results. Not sure what is making them choose to use a longer description in some cases, and not in others.
  10. I was just checking this out this morning. Looks like both of the sites are doing fairly well now. I'm sure NeoGaf lost some good and active posters, but nothing too crippling from the looks of it. Still looks pretty vibrant in there.
  11. Is All The Buzz About Facebook Ads Just BS?

    I took this idea and implemented it on a site recently. It has actually become a pretty nice source of traffic and sales. It was a bit of an upfront investment with basically no sales. Since then though there have been some decent sales coming through from my activity on the Facebook page. I'm almost at a break-even point from what I spent initially on the ads. I'm still running some ads, but dropped the budget down a lot after the first month. Now the page is mostly growing organically and it is bringing visitors and buyers to the site. Posting on the page about 8-12 times per week.
  12. Oh my, my, little Caleb

    I hope somebody comes back here in 10-12 years to report on where he is now. Reality is going to hit this kid like a ton of bricks.
  13. The same way it does now. Google is pulling the location based on the IP.
  14. Webhosts offering free SSL?

    None of them I have seen have said they are doing that. It's an added part of their packages.