SEO This Week Episode 126 – Evolution, Robots, Sandbox

Welcome to another episode of SEO This Week Episode 126.  This week we are taking a look at the new rules for the robots.txt of your site.  We are also looking at the neverending argument that changing the date of your content works for freshness.  We discuss if there is a Google sandbox or not.  Finally, we close out the show with a discussion on the evolution of digital marketing.

All this and more on SEO This Week!


Google: Updating a Page’s Publishing Date Won’t Make it Rank Better

Google’s John Mueller recently advised that updating the publishing date of a page won’t have an impact on rankings.

Read More… www.searchenginejournal.com


A note on unsupported rules in robots.txt

Read More… webmasters.googleblog.com


Google Sandbox: Is it still affecting new sites in 2019?

While Google has never confirmed the existence of such a system, many SEOs believe that it exists. They claim so because they have seen such effects on websites that they are trying to rank. This is why it is extremely difficult to avoid being placed in the Google Sandbox when your domain is new.

Read More… searchenginewatch.com


Evolution – CCarter Weekly #3

I know a portion of the audience is not going to like this, good. It's not for them. They'll be gone, with their market shares shrinking day by day, week by week – Year Over Year traffic and profits dwindling and then poof, nada. However, the ones that get IT, at least you'll have a chance. We're not all going to make it.

Read More… www.serpwoo.com


SEO Services Report

We surveyed 1,200 business owners to better understand the current state of the SEO services industry.

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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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