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7 super and new Google Webmaster videos from Matt Cutts which are well worth a watch…

Over the past few months Matt Cutts of Google has does another great collection of videos over on Youtube.

In this post I’ve listed my ‘super 7′ from the past few months and in the videos Matt talks about the following areas;

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Content Question: Will my PDFs cause internal duplicate content issues?

This weeks question is around website pages, PDFs and duplicate content:

I run an eCommerce construction site, on each product page I have the full specification and then have a PDF download with the same content.

Will the PDFs cause an issue with internal duplicate content?

This is an interesting question…

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Bing Webmaster Tools – 5 great reasons why you should be using it as part of your search campaign…

I’ve been a long term user of Google Webmaster Tools. Along with Analytics, its a brilliant tool to gather further data and insights into your site.

But what about the other search engines? What other alternatives are there?

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Do you get regular cheap link building emails? Here’s 5 reasons why you need to avoid them…

So we all get them in our inbox…

‘Greetings kind sir, we can offer Google penguin safe, one way link building and SEO’

Recently, someone said to me they might try one just to see what would happen in terms of rankings and SEO.

And I’ve know doubt, others have though the same, so if you have thought about it, here’s 5 reasons why you should avoid and forget.

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Google Penguin Help – Is 404ing a webpage a good way to remove unnatural links?

More recently, I’ve been helping many people with the recent Google Penguin updates.

A recent question that came about was -

“Dave, I’ve done a full audit on my site and done as much link removal as possible and before I do a reconsideration request I would like to remove more links but I’ve not had much success. Is 404ing webpages a method I could use?”

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The story of a penalised domain, Google reconsideration requests and the disavow tool…

Google LogoWithin this post, I give an insight in to a friends website which I’ve been working on for the past 12 months and document all the processes I went through with a penalised domain.

Setting the scene

A good friend of mine purchased an online business in June 2012, this came with a website (the domain was around 6 years old), an Analytics account, Google Webmaster Tools and the like.

When the business was acquired the website ranked very well, mainly top 10 results for around 30 important and broad keywords which delivered traffic and enquires on a daily basis.

Once purchased, I got the chance to dig around the site along with looking into the backlink profile. It was clear that work was needed to be done. It’s important to note, I wasn’t involved in the business sale process and didn’t no anything about the domain until everything had been finalised.

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Daily SEO tasks you need to be doing in 2013…

This weeks questions comes off the back of a post I wrote in 2011 around daily SEO tasks.

“Hi Dave, I read your post around daily SEO tasks and I was  wondering what you have changed now we have Google Panda and Penguin in place?”

This is a great question and one I’m really keen to answers, so on a daily basis I do the following:

Read, read, read, and then read again – It’s important to stay close to a changing landscape, and I will typically spend 30 minutes a day going through a number of sites, many of which can be found here.

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30 SEO power tools that I’m using in 2013 for backlink analysis, keyword research, social listening and much more…

This week I was asked:

Hi Dave,

Just wondering, what SEO tools are you using in 2013 and are you using any specific tools to analysis backlink profiles?

Thanks,
DRJ.

Great question. Below I’ve listed all the tools in my armoury at present.

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