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SearchCap: Google loses RTBF case, local pack report & schema SEO

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Google Does Not Want To Depend On Structured Data & Schema In Future

At SMX East, Gary Illyes from Google said that he wants to see Google to get to a place where they do not need structured data or schema…


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SearchCap: Google job schema, Google mobile first & the SEO movie

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SearchCap: Google link tool bug, product images schema & AdWords livestream

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SearchCap: Google link tool bug, product images schema & AdWords livestream

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Search Buzz Video Recap: Google Algorithm Update, AMP Images, Schema Reviews & SEO

This week, besides for me feeling pretty lousy, was busy. We had a potential Google update yesterday. Google pushed AMP results into the image search results. Google…


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Search Buzz Video Recap: Google Algorithm Update, AMP Images, Schema Reviews & SEO

This week, besides for me feeling pretty lousy, was busy. We had a potential Google update yesterday. Google pushed AMP results into the image search results. Google…


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Google LocalBusiness Schema Now Requires Image & priceRange Fields

Google is tweaking the structured data stuff like mad, just see how many articles I’ve written about it in the past week or so. The next thing they changes was to require the Image and priceRange…


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Search Buzz Video Recap: Google Algorithm Shifts, Penguin, Schema, AdWords, Maps & More

This week in search, we saw even more signals of a massive Google update, both seem not to be related to Penguin. Although…


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Schema, Scheme or Scam?

“I am just like a robot – following only what I have been told.” – Katutu, Google toolbar testimonial

As long as end users get their Angry Birds they really don’t care how it comes to them. But they should!

Right now, an aggregated link to this entry places higher in a search of the title than my own site, which is a Page Rank 5 site (i.e. it has a lot of “strong” links in and a lot of content). That is a snapshot of what is pushing the Media to spewing ever louder and more meaningless sounds and furies.

search engine offshoots have failed the nation, profoundly, deeply and irrevocably. – Charles Hugh Smith

Google & Bing recently launched Schema, a way to “help” publishers mark up & structure their content.

If you are the first person in your vertical to leverage these new formats that can help your listing look more appealing & help you capture a bit more of the traffic (for a while). But after a half-dozen sites in your vertical use it then it no longer becomes a competitive advantage, rather just an added cost of doing business (just like Google Checkout or +1).

Then eventually it becomes much worse. Rather than being a “top resource” you get to become a “top reference” (unlinked, of course).

Your content ends up in the search result and you are an unneeded artifact from the quaint & early days of the web.

“Many answers to search queries can be computed, rather than simply returning a list of links from an index.” – Eric Schmidt

In *totally* unrelated news, …

Google Places is at it again, brazenly borrowing reviews from Yelp. But this time it’s in their iPhone app and they are not even bothering to link back to Yelp or attribute where they are getting the reviews.

Apparently the issue is also happening with other sources of reviews and local data such as TripAdvisor. Google says it is a mistake and it is fixing it.

If you go outside Google’s guidelines & they try to penalize you for it, simply remind them that it was a technical glitch, a misinterpretation, an accident. No need to worry, as you will fix it on your end at your leisure.

It is almost universally far more profitable to do what Google does, rather than to do what they tell you to do. A fact many webmasters are waking up to 100 days after Panda torched their websites.

On a related note, JC Penny (which flagrantly violated Google’s guidelines with bulk link buying) was allowed to rank again after 90 days.

“You don’t want to be vindictive or punitive, so after three months the penalty was lifted.” – Matt Cutts

Those that were hit by Panda are still left in the lurch over 100 days later.

If penalizing for greater than 90 days for flagrant guideline violations would be considered “vindictive” or “punitive” then how would one describe a 100-day penalty for not breaking the guidelines?

The slow recalculation isn’t an accident.

Google whacking a webmaster & then paying someone to steal their content is no different than a crooked bank that commits accounting fraud & then throws their own customer in jail for the crime the bank committed! It could become temporarily inconvenient if the press covers it, but until then who cares?

Certainly not Google.

As the original content sources disappear from the web, the aggregators eat more clicks & get fatter on the no-cost, no-effort profits (in some cases their duplication not only replaces the original source, but drives the original source into bankruptcy, making the duplicate become “unique” content). Youtube’s traffic from Google has grown over 4% a month for a few months in a row. Ask grew their Google search referral traffic by roughly 25% in a couple months (while starting from a rather large base).

Keep working on adding quality and value. Then mark up your work. Google will keep working on sucking profits out of the ecosystem.

Possession is nine-tenths of the law.

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