SEO This Week Episode 113 – Update Analysis, Ahrefs, Link Tax

Welcome to another episode of SEO This Week! This week we are taking a look at seven articles out of 180 that I reviewed. While the content volume overall is pretty light, the topics are very interesting indeed, and they create a great opportunity for conversation and testing.

We will be looking at a content strategy guide post algorythum update that might help you in your planning. We look at an article about how to go about disabling plugins that load across your whole site for no reason. We look into the age ole duplicate content issue many people struggle with. We look at getting more traffic from Reddit. We'll also be looking at the idea of Ahref's new search engine, the EU's new “link tax”, and an analysis of the March 2019 core update that is certainly worth testing.

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How to Use Reddit to Get More Traffic Insanely and Broaden Your Audience?
Reddit is possibly the most intimidating social network. If you’ve never used Reddit to drive traffic before, Learn How to Use Reddit to Get More Traffic Insanely and Build Your Tribe. Marketing on Reddit is different than other platforms. You need a simple plan to get new traffic and to be able to execute it perfectly! Read More… www.bloggerspice.com

How to Disable WordPress Plugins From Loading on Specific Pages and Posts
When it comes to WordPress performance, we have a lot to say about plugins. Each plugin adds PHP code that has to be executed, usually includes scripts and styles, and may even execute additional queries against the database. This means that unnecessary plugins can affect page speed and may have a negative impact on the user experience and your page ranking. Read More… kinsta.com

Ahrefs Announces Plan for New Search Engine
Ahrefs CEO Dmitry Gerasimenko announced a plan to create a search engine that supports content creators and protects users privacy. Dmitry laid out his proposal for a more free and open web, one that rewards content creators directly from search revenue with a 90/10 split in favor of publishers. Read More… www.searchenginejournal.com

SEO Basics: Is Translation an SEO Duplicate Content Issue for Google?
Though people have tried myth-busting the idea of a penalty associated with duplicate content, blatantly using content that has been copied and pasted from somewhere else still steers your website away from being optimized. There are exceptions to the rules associated with penalties and optimization when it comes to using duplicate content. Read More… www.tapinto.net

What Does Article 11 or “The Link Tax” Mean for SEO in the EU
What does the European Union’s Article 11, colloquially referred to as “The Link Tax,” mean for search engine optimization (SEO)? A lot of industry analysis up to this point has been focused on the Article’s impact on news aggregators, and it is true that the goal behind the legislation is to get Google, Facebook, and others to share their ad revenue with online publishers. But while it certainly will have a significant impact on — and may even kill — Google News in the European Union, Article 11 may also have some serious repercussions for SEO. Read More… gofishdigital.com

Content Strategy and the Google March 2019 Algorithm Update
Google’s SEO Starter guide states that compelling and useful content is highly important, more than most other traditional ranking factors. Because getting content right is so important for ranking, I asked Jeff Coyle, the co-founder and Chief Product officer of MarketMuse.com if he had any insights. Read More… www.searchenginejournal.com

Google’s March 2019 Core Update – Full Analysis Of Over 1,700,000 Pages
This analysis combines data from various sources (both external and in-house) and uses multiple tools (internal and external) to process it. Read More… www.mytrafficresearch.com

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As an Army veteran, 21 years in with three deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, I learned real-world applications of problem-solving and adapting quickly to change. Looking for more challenges, I earned three Master’s degrees, Internet Marketing, and Business Intelligence and Public Relations. I also took up SEO in 2009 because nothing is more fluid and challenging in marketing then optimizing for search. Since then I’ve earned a reputation as the expert in on page optimization and page speed. I’ve spoken during several online training events, host two podcasts on SEO, and am a Speaker at SEO conferences like SEO Rockstars and SEO Spring Training.

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