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Everything posted by JohnHemmer

  1. Google seems to do this every year. They release a couple of big updates right before Black Friday. Then usually over the next couple of weeks, they roll 90% of the updates back.
  2. So let me get this straight... If I see a house on fire down the street and tell a couple of my neighbors who then call the fire department, it doesn't matter that the house is actually on fire. What matters is that the fire department gets to talk to me and ask me about the house being on fire. That's what's important?
  3. Anyone get hit by the Cloudflare outage this week? I had one site get in a bit of a mess. When Cloudflare went down it reverted to the actual host. That would be fine except I did not have an SSL certificate installed there, so most browsers were throwing up warnings and chasing visitors away.
  4. The last two games I felt like the team was inviting disaster and just barely avoiding it. They are doing just enough to win despite some really sloppy play.
  5. I'm going to go ahead and call bullshit on that one. None of the other mods spend any time here. Most of the mods their don't give two shits about the off-topic area, and for good reason.
  6. Can we please bet back on topic of bashing the other place and their pathetic mod team? Thanks
  7. It is a great tool if you are interested in optimizing for speed and usability. Right from the horse's mouth so to speak. Like you, I'm surprised more people are not actively using it.
  8. I'm glad to see someone else is feeling this way too. I don't understand why anyone would think keyword cannibalization is a thing. Sites regularly have multiple pages ranking for the same keywords. What keyword cannibalization is basically saying is that sites are awarded X amount of ranking power for a keyword by Google and if you have multiple pages targeting that keyword, then X gets divided up among them. However, if you only have one page targeting the keyword, that page gets the full power of X. If you have been studying and working with SEO for more than 2 weeks, you would know that is not how Google works at all. The only place this could have some merit is if you have Y number of internal and external links pointing to these pages and you consolidate them to one page. That would certainly show a boost. That's not what the cannibals (my new nickname for them) are saying though. They are advocating "de-optimizing" the other competing pages by taking the keyword out of title tags, headings, content, etc.
  9. Is this officially a DC movie or something borrowing heavily from Superman lore? If it is the latter, it would seem to be screaming for a lawsuit wouldn't it?
  10. Nice job Burger King. This is Wendy's troll level. I'm impressed.
  11. Yoast: I bet we can fuck over Wordpress users worse than anyone else. Wordpress: Hold my beer.
  12. It's about freaking time. I can't believe they let this bug go on this long. It has always been one of my favorite tools to use. The text-only version was especially useful in explaining to web designers why their code sucked.
  13. Lol. They must feel like idiots now. Hopefully, they were smart enough to get those people over to other platforms.
  14. I posted a thread that has disappe.... Oh wait. Wrong forum. Nevermind. Carry on.
  15. Was that shit still open? Lol at all the people who just instantly lost their Circles.
  16. Maybe they just really like kock. I routinely ignore the red lines that show up in Word when they are under a name because most of the time I have found it is not an error, just something not recognized.
  17. By the way, for any of you GTM virgins, Mike pointed out a great YouTube channel to me with some awesome GTM tutorials, along with a ton of other great content about analytics and tracking stats. It's called MeasureSchool.
  18. I don't understand how a "glitch" causes a 3-day ban. I've used vBulletin in the past. Never saw that glitch pop up. I also don't understand how that cannot be immediately fixed. That is ridiculous. And F Ryan.
  19. I have to be honest, even if it were not for the F ups of Yoast, I like SEOPress so much better. It just feels less intrusive, simpler, and less bloated. I probably never would have gone looking for it or considered it if Yoast had not fouled up a few of my sites, so there is that.
  20. This drives me nuts. Please someone explain this to me. I see all these gurus out there telling people how vital it is that their website is mobile friendly. I am totally on board with that. A few years ago, mobile traffic surpassed desktop traffic. This is no secret. They also claim that time on a page and how your users interact with your pages are rankings signals Google is looking at. I do not totally agree with that sentiment. I really do not believe Google cares how long someone is on a page. Google cares if they found what they were looking for, however long that takes. Let's say you buy that whole argument though. You want people staying on your page. You want people visiting other pages and interacting with the site. Okay. Now tell me how that connects with writing a 3,000 word article that these same gurus swear you should be using. Do you really believe that most of your visitors are going to read a 3,000 word article? The average reading speed of an adult is about 200 words per minute with good comprehension. If it is something really technical, it is going to take a little longer. So people are going to stare at your page on their little cell phone for 15 minutes and read the whole thing? Really? In this age of I want it now, now, now and impatience, this is what we are supposed to believe? Do you see my point? These things really don't connect. Or am I the only one seeing this and I am totally wrong?
  21. You can't learn anything about SEO by listening to what Google actually says, can you? 🤪
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. I had the exact opposite experience. My router was the bottleneck. Upgraded to a $300-400 one from Asus and my speeds more than doubled.
  25. 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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