New Google Scraper Report Helps Combat Duplicate or Scraped Content

New Google Scraper Report Helps Combat Duplicate or Scraped Content

At Volume Nine, we are big fans of third party tools. Any SEO worth his or her salt should have a full quiver of useful and informative tools to help look at data and make wise decisions for their website. Yesterday, Google rolled out a pretty cool new item to add to that arsenal. Matt Cutts announced via Twitter the introduction of the Google Scraper Tool. Essentially, this tool will allow webmasters and SEOs to report to Google instances where they see…

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How to Find Content Writers Online

How to Find Content Writers Online

When you need to hire a writer for a blog, press release, white paper, web content, or general copywriting; the biggest hurdle you will encounter is finding a quality writer.  Before you embark on a search to find content writers online, there is a little prep work you will need to do.  We’ve all heard the phrase, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”  Here, we offer some tips and guidance to help you find the right…

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Google’s Matt Cutts Confirms Links Still Play Big Factor

Google’s Matt Cutts Confirms Links Still Play Big Factor

It is fairly obvious that Google still very much depends on the link graph as a ranking factor, but it is nice to see Matt Cutts take a little time out of his day and remind everyone how important they really are. The video is in response to the following question: “Does the big G have a version of the search engine that totally excludes any backlink relevancy? I’m wondering what search would look like and am curious to try…

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Matt Cutts “Calls it Quits” on Guest Blogging Abuse

Matt Cutts “Calls it Quits” on Guest Blogging Abuse

In the SEO world, Google is King…and Matt Cutts is the Prince. Cutts, currently the head of Google’s Webspam team, brought full attention to his royal court in the past few days with his most recent post on guest blogging. SEO consultants everywhere are clamoring to determine the impact of his post, which begins like this: “Okay, I’m calling it: if you’re using guest blogging as a way to gain links in 2014, you should probably stop. Why? Because over…

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How Cause Marketing Can Do Good & Increase Website Traffic

How Cause Marketing Can Do Good & Increase Website Traffic

Do you want your business to make a difference in your community? Would you like to make a small donation to causes that your employees, partners, clients and prospects believe in? If so, here is a strategy that I recently discussed with Jason Rosado at givkwik.com that will let you do this while also promoting your website. First, here is a little more information about GivKwik whom I came across while reading this article at the Harvard Business Review hbr.org…

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The SEO Best Practice Audit: 20 New Things to Consider in 2014

The SEO Best Practice Audit: 20 New Things to Consider in 2014

As usual, 2014 promises to be a dynamic, complex, and ever-changing year in the SEO industry. With all of the evolving topics that webmasters, SEOs, and internet marketers need to be cognizant of, it is essential that the focus is on the right things. As we reflect on all of the changes the past year has brought and start to plan for the future, we decided it was time to revisit and update our process for auditing a website. In so doing,…

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How On Site SEO Basics Made a Difference for APSP

How On Site SEO Basics Made a Difference for APSP

Building the Foundation: When answering the question “How do I optimize my website?” there are a many factors that are important. There are a few core keyword elements that need to be addressed and optimized before any more complex ideas are tackled. When we talk about these core elements, we are typically talking about the following on-site essentials: Page Title Heading Anchor Text/Internal Links Body Copy URL Image and Alt Attributions Each of the pieces that are listed above have…

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Google Adds App Indexing to Android SERPs

Google Adds App Indexing to Android SERPs

Earlier this month, Google announced it will begin allowing Android users the ability to open previously downloaded applications directly from search results. The purpose of this blog is to outline this new change, as well as give insight as to how webmasters and SEOs should react to it moving forward. First of all, it is important to understand exactly what is happening here. Essentially, Google will start incorporating the ability to open apps straight from search. Lets say, for example,…

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4 Easy Types of Markup in HTML That Pay Off – A Guide

4 Easy Types of Markup in HTML That Pay Off – A Guide

Have you noticed that over the past year or so Google search results have become much more robust and eye-catching with the use of photos and special call out sections?  What most internet marketers don’t know is that priming your site to achieve those robust search results is not reserved solely for Wikipedia and other web giants. HTML markup is a way to take content you already own on your web site and call out certain elements so that search…

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Blogging Drives Great Results for CCU

Blogging Drives Great Results for CCU

If you are reading this, you have at least heard of blogging. You may even know that Volume Nine takes blogging very seriously. Blogs work well with Google’s search algorithm, and can offer an easy way to keep the content on your website fresh. Beyond just SEO benefits, blogs are an excellent way to reach out to consumers. The best friend of the consumer is knowledge. Blogs offer companies a chance to reach out to consumers by appealing to their…

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