SEO in 2014. What things do you watch out for?

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Hi Warriors!

As we all know, Google has been dramatically changing the SEO industry over the past several years. And 2013 is not an exception. Panda, Penguin, the exact match domain update, cracking down on link networks, and now Hummingbird have changed the SEO landscape forever.

And the search engine continues to transform the industry introducing new changes: behavioral data analysis, machine learning-based content analysis, and who knows what else.

Rumor has it, in 2014 Google is going to take action against guest blogging, switch Analytics over to an exclusively paid platform, release a new update called Zebra, etc.

So what do you guys personally expect from Google in 2014?

What changes in the industry should we all get ready for?

What are your assumptions? Share your thoughts.
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  • Profile picture of the author KyGunator
    Same thing they do every year for the past forever, keep eliminating web spam.

    There's still a ton of it out there that still works. Like, very obvious stuff at that.

    Originally Posted by WebMeUp View Post

    Hi Warriors!

    As we all know, Google has been dramatically changing the SEO industry over the past several years. And 2013 is not an exception. Panda, Penguin, the exact match domain update, cracking down on link networks, and now Hummingbird have changed the SEO landscape forever.

    And the search engine continues to transform the industry introducing new changes: behavioral data analysis, machine learning-based content analysis, and who knows what else.

    Rumor has it, in 2014 Google is going to take action against guest blogging, switch Analytics over to an exclusively paid platform, release a new update called Zebra, etc.

    So what do you guys personally expect from Google in 2014?

    What changes in the industry should we all get ready for?

    What are your assumptions? Share your thoughts.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
    Originally Posted by WebMeUp View Post


    Rumor has it, in 2014 Google is going to take action against guest blogging.
    Rumors about what the web spam team is going to do are nothing more than conjecture with no source whatsoever. Cutts runs a tight ship and no one who knows talks.
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    • Profile picture of the author fastreplies
      Originally Posted by Mike Anthony View Post

      Rumors about what the web spam team is going to do are nothing more than conjecture with no source whatsoever. Cutts runs a tight ship and no one who knows talks.
      LOL man, sometimes it feels like G. is running on empty but because it can't
      resist to terrorize webmasters, periodically G. is coming up with some scams
      to keep them busy guessing what would be G's next "Reign of Terror" and
      paid mouthpiece Matt C. can't wait to come up with new lies.



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  • Profile picture of the author Abdul Sattar
    Originally Posted by WebMeUp View Post

    Hi Warriors!
    Rumor has it, in 2014 Google is going to take action against guest blogging
    read this post about guest blogging:
    Google’s Matt Cutts: Guest Blogging Abuse & Spam On The Rise | Search Engine
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  • Profile picture of the author Webs4softSEO
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  • Profile picture of the author Kevin Maguire
    After some of today's discussion, I would say avoid people selling 2010 SEO techniques.
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    Nothing has changed & nothing will change as long as quality links rank pages.

    Right now I'm copying a very simple technique from a set of pages that has the content/pages dated all the way back to 1999, believe me when I say they are dominating the SERPs with only 8 internal pages & a few quality external links.

    The best thing anyone can do to learn SEO is learn basic HTML & learn how to reverse engineer pages in the SERPs, you'll learn more than any other source on the net.
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  • Profile picture of the author Copeland Becker
    SEO hasn't really changed that much. It is all about providing good quality content that helps the visitor and attracts high quality, relevant backlinks.

    If you have both of those, your website will rank.

    Now what has changed is what blackhat/spamming methods are working. And the big problem there is you never know what Google is going to do next to attack web spam.

    You only know that they will do something. And if you are using those methods, you just cross your fingers that the next Google update doesn't tank your sites.
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    • Profile picture of the author Enuke
      SEO will be same but doing the things in manners would be changed. Ball must be in Googles coat.
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  • Profile picture of the author hostdare
    Social media has been a major player in the digital marketing landscape for the last few years. First we saw the rise of mega platforms like Facebook and Twitter in 2014
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  • Agree with the comments above. Nothing changes even though there are a lot of updates from Google. The point here is that Google does not want spam and as long as you continue building great content and sharing good information online, you'll be fine
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  • Profile picture of the author NicholasCage
    Always keep in mind that links with good quality of content and great quality of content on you site is the only way to rank now-a-days and always will be.. Now-a-days Google gives good repetition to dynamic sites adding content daily basis so always remember to add content on you site's blog.
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  • Profile picture of the author SASA Techno
    About SEO 2014 as new latest updation is mostly changed a quality based content and that is the important part in this fundamental and i really use a when ever you add your content in high page rank website make sure that website domain authority is very high.
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  • Profile picture of the author bermuda
    Even in the next year and the years to come, the essentials of SEO will not undergo any changes. That is adding valuable fresh contents to the websites which are truly unique, and at the same time gathering some good links which in the long term will help websites emerge to the top pages of search engines. Google tries to find those websites which although may have been professionally promoted, but not adding anything valuable to the net and they may suffer some ranking drops.
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  • Profile picture of the author ibarena
    Three things which I believe will dominate:
    a. Long tail keywords
    b. Social Media Promotions
    c. Google Authorship.
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  • Profile picture of the author zecke
    Yuk, Can You give us a hint about the 1999 technique ?
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    • Profile picture of the author yukon
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      Originally Posted by zecke View Post

      Yuk, Can You give us a hint about the 1999 technique ?
      Hint.
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  • Profile picture of the author WebMeUp
    Thanks for sharing your opinions guys! And what do you think about possible future changes in the SMM sphere?

    Do you think that there's a resurgence of Google+ ahead?
    As you know, Google+ has become the second largest social network in the world with 343-million active users. Also, as some studies show, there's some sort of evidence that proves influence on G+ on site rankings. Will SMMs change their approach to this social network in the near future?

    Also, how will visual-based content networks continue their development? Will real-time image sites like Snapchat, Vine and Instagram become more important to marketing strategies, especially for those looking to reach a younger audience?

    Do you think Pinterest will remain as popular as it is these days?

    Will we spend more on paid ads on social media in the near future?

    What are your assumptions?
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  • Profile picture of the author Rehmat
    Agreed yukon, nothing has changed as long as quality is there. Who says that Google will hit guest blogging? How is it possible? How Google will recognize that the link, you have got, is from a guest article? Will Google devalue all WordPress, Blogger and Tumblr links??? If you write any quality guest post, it isn't unethical. It will keep working in future. Benefit is always defined there. If you write a very HIGH QUALITY article, an authority site will accept and publish it and Google doesn't mind to credit you too as your own site will also contain quality content. If you write craps, you can publish them on CRAPS only and they never produce good results.. Conclusion is, never produce SPAM on the web, remaining is allowed in SEO as always.
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  • Profile picture of the author sanusense
    I am not a predictor but yeah ! i can predict that Matt Cutts definitely will update some unexpected algorithms. Damn Sure
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  • Profile picture of the author John Romaine
    Common sense is apparently pretty popular.

    Shame not more people use it.
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  • Profile picture of the author kafiemon
    SEO in 2014 will more depended on quality content and Social Media related. . If you build backlink, this should be on Content. Even sharing on social media you must adding some attractive content so that people may wish to read your article .
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    • Profile picture of the author fastreplies
      Originally Posted by kafiemon View Post

      SEO in 2014 will more depended on quality content and Social Media related. . If you build backlink, this should be on Content. Even sharing on social media you must adding some attractive content so that people may wish to read your article .
      All you have mentioned in your post has been true for the past 10 years
      and the question is about new in 2014. See the difference?



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  • Profile picture of the author blackli0n
    I agree with COMMON SENSE. I haven't done anything differently over the past 5 years and my sites are still dominating the search engines.

    - Create quality content
    - Pick a good title, make sure the keyword shoes in the URL, put the title in the filename of the article image
    - DON'T SPAM or STUFF keywords in your content

    And then share post it and also share it on your Facebook. DONE!

    Stop trying to game the system and you won't have to worry with every Google update.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kevin Maguire
    Oh I got one.

    Watch out for the rising trend in Neg SEO link spamming.
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  • Profile picture of the author timpears
    I would love to know what the definition of 'good quality content' is?
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    • Profile picture of the author yukon
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      Originally Posted by timpears View Post

      I would love to know what the definition of 'good quality content' is?
      For SEO it means relevant text with no typos.
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      • Profile picture of the author timpears
        Originally Posted by yukon View Post

        For SEO it means relevant text with no typos.
        That is all? Wow, then all I can say is I worry too much.
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        • Profile picture of the author yukon
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          Originally Posted by timpears View Post

          That is all? Wow, then all I can say is I worry too much.
          Think of Googlebot as a dictionary/thesaurus, it doesn't comprehend meaningful sentences but they know the definitions of words & word associations.

          If I have a page with a bunch of words related to automobiles, Google strips out all the stop words & starts looking at relevant text. This is easy to test by taking one keyword anchor-text on a page & surround that link with relevant plain text keywords.

          Example:
          In the example above Google knows that the keywords hood & starter belong in the automobile category, they're parts of an automobile so they're relevant.

          If the entire page was focused on the subject of clothing, Google would know that the keyword hood was part of clothing, jackets have hoods.

          Example:
          In the 2nd example above since I'm focused on the keyword jacket (clothing), Google knows that hoods belong on jackets & the keyword starter is a brand of clothing that sells hooded jackets.

          Here's another example of relevancy:


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  • Profile picture of the author mathan
    I hope Low quality e-commerce website will affect in coming 2014. Let us wait and watch how Google plan to fight against spam.
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  • Profile picture of the author Deepak09
    In my terms either you do on page or off page or social networking, quality is the only thing which will make your site safe from google penalty.
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  • Profile picture of the author Counselor
    Just spray spammy links everywhere that they are irrelevant. That should do the trick!...oh and don't forget social bookmarking. Lots of them. As many as possible. Manually placed, mind you.

    Seriously though, its about relevant helpful high authority backlinks and content marketing that users love. Popularity leads to higher rankings. So PPC and SMM will play some role as time goes on. Especially Google+. Though these will be difficult to prove causation, the correlation is more evident every month.
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  • Profile picture of the author mehdizenith
    seo is getting tough every year with google trying to eleminate the spam, can any one provide me the techniques that we can follow ? are directory submissions, guest blog commenting, forum submissions still working ?
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  • Profile picture of the author squadron
    Originally Posted by WebMeUp View Post

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    So what do you guys personally expect from Google in 2014?
    I'm putting my efforts in Guestbook spam, cloaking and web rings.
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