Penguin 4.0 Released!

Category: SEO

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What you need to know!

Google announced on September 23, 2016, that Real-Time Penguin or Penguin 4.0 is now live. The roll out will continue in the coming weeks as Google updates Penguin in various languages.

There are two main takeaways from the update:

The algorithm will be in real-time so that spam results are caught and de-indexed on a continuous basis.

The algorithm is granular, so that instead of a sitewide penalty, specific pages that are spamming, will be devalued in rankings.

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Holiday Webinar Recap

Category: Marketing Dilemmas, Mobile, Netelixir Updates, Paid Search, SEO


We predict a brutally competitive holiday season.

That why our recent webinar, {Winning Strategies for this Holiday Season: Predictions & Recommendations}, provided the right information to bring your holiday marketing plan to life.

The basis of our forecast included these factors:

Ongoing analysis of ecommerce and search engine marketing metrics for our customer base of midsize and large customers with > $350 MM online revenue (Nov-Dec.)

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Mobile Page Speed WILL BE a Mobile Ranking Factor Soon

Category: Marketing Dilemmas, SEO


…And how you can be ready.

Ah, PageSpeed. The ranking factor and website performance metric that is the bane of so many webmaster’s existence. On one hand, you want to make sure that your end user and Google have the quickest experience possible, but on the other hand you want to make the interactive experience a unique feature for your brand and website.

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#SEOWeek Cheat Sheet

Category: SEO


As a special thank you for making #SEOWeek such an exciting and successful event, we wanted to share with you your our definitive #SEOWeek Cheat Sheet.

With this Cheat Sheet in hand, navigating through the world of SEO has never been easier.

In case you missed any of our previous sessions, you’ll be able to find full recaps all on our blog.

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#SEOWeek – Your Answers, Unveiled

Category: SEO


Now that #SEOWeek has wrapped up, we wanted to share some of recurring questions we heard throughout the event.

Question 1: What is the importance of Schema/Structured Data?

There’s two pieces of structured data that we recommend making use of. The first and most appealing is potential of displaying differently on the SERP (Search Engine Results Page). By utilizing review information, navigational markup, and other information, you can potentially change the way your listing appears in the organic SERP. This change has been shown to improve your CTR (Click-Through Rate) by up to 30& without improving your position.

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#SEOWeek – Day 5: Is Content Still King?

Category: SEO


In today’s session of #SEOWeek, Shawn Swaim, Global Head of SEO, and Christie Labarca, SEO Manager, discussed how content has always been an important part of search engines and their ranking factors. Watch the video below to find out more about the rules of content success, best practices, and the relationship between content and social media.

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#SEOWeek – Day 4: Let’s Get Tech-Ni-Cal

Category: SEO


In today’s session of #SEOWeek, Shawn Swaim, Global Head of SEO, and Christie Labarca, SEO Manager, helped navigate you through the technical parts of SEO without cause you fear and a. Watch the recording below to find out more about best practices for a SEO optimized website, how to test Google’s cache, improving load time, what the various types of sitemaps are, and more!

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#SEOWeek – Day 3: It’s A Mobile World

Category: SEO


In today’s session of #SEOWeek, Shawn Swaim, Global Head of SEO, and Christie Labarca, SEO Manager, discussed the importance of having a mobile-friendly web presence for your brand. Watch the video below so you can gain some insight on factors that affect ranking, page load speed, user experience, and more. Best of all, you’ll gain knowledge on best practices you can implement for a more mobile-friendly site.

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#SEOWeek – Day 2: Chaos in the SERP

Category: SEO


In today’s session of #SEOWeek, Shawn Swaim, Global Head of SEO, and Christie Labarca, SEO Manager, discussed the recent algorithm changes from Google and how they’ve affected the Search Engine Results Page (SERP). Watch the full video below to find about more about these updates and learn the best practices on how to seamlessly implement them into your website.

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#SEOWeek – Day 1: The Basics of SEO

Category: SEO


Today marked the first day of our second annual knowledge sharing series, #SEOWeek. Shawn Swaim, Global Head of SEO at NetElixir, discussed the basics of SEO. From reviewing the foundation and history of SEO, modern terminology, and sharing best practices for on page and off page optimization, we hope you were able to feel more comfortable and knowledgeable about the wide world of SEO.

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