• What role does being in DMOZ play in rankings?
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    What role does being in DMOZ play in rankings?

    Hi, everybody. It’s Matt Cutts. We are now recording two days worth of webmaster videos, so we can answer as many as possible– some that are really meaty, so we need a white board, and some that are a little quicker. So we’re just knocking a bunch out. And let’s go in and look at one. We have a question from Flo in Spain, who asks what role does being in DMOZ play in rankings? I see some websites in my niche ranked number one. And the only reason is because they are in DMOZ, as their content is, at best, poor. Getting into DMOZ is impossible nowadays. So why…

  • Can switching to HTTPS harm ranking?
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    Can switching to HTTPS harm ranking?

    Today’s question comes from Roelant in the Netherlands who wants to know if a website goes SSL, that’s like https, secure, entirely, can it harm ranking even if done right? No speed loss, http does 301 to https. Existing incoming links would still be http and it’s assumed that forwarding-links are valued less by Google than links to the page itself. So essentially this person wants to know can I go https and be able to rank with no major problem. Well if you go to Google and you do a search for PayPal, I believe PayPal has switched to https. So that’s a good example I like to show…

  • How to add software-controlled LEDs to your 3D printer!
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    How to add software-controlled LEDs to your 3D printer!

    Hey, you know what all the cool kids are into these days? LEDs. You’ve got them in warm white, cool white, RGB full color, whatever you want, and once you have some on your 3D printer, not only do they light up your work area and the print itself, but you can also use them to show some simple status information about what’s going on. This is going to work for pretty much any 3D printer, the wiring is super simple and you don’t even need to mess with firmware settings to have these LEDs automatically controlled by the printer in a somewhat intelligent fashion. So follow along and learn…

  • New Google Search Console: How To Begin Optimizing Your Website
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    New Google Search Console: How To Begin Optimizing Your Website

    Hi there! I’m Benjamin from Loves Data and in this video we’re going to explore the new version of Google Search Console. We’re going to look at the new interface, the most important changes you should be aware of and how you can use the ‘Performance’ report to optimize the content on your website. The new version is rolling out globally and Google says it’s been designed to “simplify the process of optimizing a website’s presence on Google Search”. So let’s take a look at the new Google Search Console and how we can use it. Let’s get started! // Here’s a quick summary of the changes you’ll see in…

  • When I change domains, how long should I leave the redirects in place?
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    When I change domains, how long should I leave the redirects in place?

    Today’s question comes from Jacob in Denmark. Jacob wants to know, if I get a new domain and want to 301 redirect www.olddomain.com to www.newdomain.com, how long do I have to keep the redirect up before I can start using the old domain for something else? Just until it has been crawled once? Well, this is something where search engines can change their policy over time, because we might see the web evolving, or we might see how webmasters either have issues, those sorts of things. I can tell you about my experience moving from mattcutts.com to dullest.com and then dullest.com back to mattcutts.com Whenever I decided to move back,…

  • Digital Marketing Q&A – Hump Day Hangouts – Episode 254
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    Digital Marketing Q&A – Hump Day Hangouts – Episode 254

    Unknown Speaker 0:00 Alright, I think we’re live. So Hey everybody, this is Bradley bender with Semantic Mastery Today is September 18 2019. This is Hump Day hangout Episode 254. Unknown Speaker 0:16 quite a feat where we’re approaching our What is it five year anniversary? just about right 260. So I think we’re six weeks away from that. Five years, man five years. I’m going to have to miss one next week. But I won’t be missing our our five year anniversary no matter what. Unknown Speaker 0:35 And that’s quite an accomplishment, man. Unknown Speaker 0:38 Five years of coming here for an hour and talking shit every…

  • Using Piggyback SEO to Get More Leads
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    Using Piggyback SEO to Get More Leads

    Welcome back, this is John Locke. Today we’re talking about a concept that you’ll hear people in SEO talk about. Sometimes it is referred to as Barnacle SEO. Sometimes it’s called Parasite SEO which is kind of sketchy — I don’t know about Parasite SEO. For the purposes of today’s video, let’s call it Piggyback SEO. Because that that is closer to what it actually is. Barnacle SEO is a good description though – I like that one. Basically what this is, we’re using the search ranking power of another platform in order to elevate your own visibility. Wow this works, and especially in local SEO, you’re going to find…