Hi everyone! Hope you all had a great week. This week, Matt Cutts yet again made another announcement about the release of the long awaited “disavow tool”. This tool essentially allows webmaster to request Google to disregard a link that points to a specific site. While this may be an interesting tool, be adviced to use “extreme caution” as the results may “backfire” on you, if you don’t know what your are doing. Read this article from SEOmoz, to have a better understanding of this new tool.
Following is also a video of Matt Cutts, which explains how to use this tool. Note that he repeatedly mentions, “you may not need to use it”, several times. He is telling us something, don’t you think? What could that be? Bad news for SEO?
On another front, Rand discusses this week on WhiteBoard Friday, the egress of old link building practices and the ingress of new (old) link earning strategies that will help your site stay relevant in the SERPs and drive your traffic with a better user experience.
Finally, this week, I received an email from Timely (by Demand Force) saying that on November 16, their service will be shutting down. The only explanation given by them is that they haven’t been giving Timely that much attention, as more efforts are being directed towards Demandforce’s paid products. If you ask me, I think that Twitter’s new guidelines is the main culprit for this. Anyway, If you are looking for an alternative to Timely, try Buffer.
As usual, in no particular order:
Content Marketing/Small Business Bites
- Why Do You Even Have a Blog? 6 Steps to Blogging with Purpose
- 3445 Words on How to Promote the Ish out of Your Blog Posts
- 10 Mission Critical Tools For Every Modern Marketer
- The Simple Guide to Business Blogging – Simply Business
- The Dysfunctional Guide to Blogging (and Business) Success
- A Complete Guide to WordPress SEO by Yoast
- Google Page Layout Algorithm Update Should Be Easier To Recover From
- 4 New YouTube Updates You Can’t Ignore
Social Web/Other Roundups and Cool Stuff
- IFTTT To Drop Twitter Triggers, Will Keep Twitter Actions
- Top 25 Hosting Companies for Bloggers
- 5 Tips for Using Google+ to Boost Your Marketing
That’s it! Enjoy and have a great weekend.