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Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd November 2021, 06:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 170
Posted By MikeFriedman
Re: Newbie Question about Page rank.

No. Don't use a plugin to set up redirects. You do it in the .htaccess code. Plugins introduce vulnerabilities, and if the plugin ever crashes or stops working, you lose all your redirects.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 31st October 2021, 10:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 170
Posted By MikeFriedman
Re: Newbie Question about Page rank.

Also, just to clarify something. If you are changing URLs on a site, you should be using 301 redirects, not 303 redirects.

If you use 303 redirects, I would expect to see rankings completely tank.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th October 2021, 10:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,053
Posted By MikeFriedman
Re: Affiliate - Show me the course! (NOT MMO niche)

Yes, I sell SEO services and consulting. I make money that way. No it is nothing like the MMO niche. The MMO niche is people trying to teach people how to make money online. I don't do that. I don't...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th October 2021, 07:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 295
Posted By MikeFriedman
Re: Does migrating a website hosting location affect SEO?

The location does not matter. The performance of the server may make a difference.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th October 2021, 09:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,053
Posted By MikeFriedman
Re: Affiliate - Show me the course! (NOT MMO niche)

Yes, Mickey did have boxing experience.

Your examples have nothing to do with what I said. You can create affiliate websites about products you don't use yourself. That's not what I was saying. ...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th October 2021, 09:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 299
Posted By MikeFriedman
Re: How to reduce the spam score of the website?

This is the only correct answer.

The other answers above are stupid and incompetent. Ignore them.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th October 2021, 06:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,053
Posted By MikeFriedman
Re: Affiliate - Show me the course! (NOT MMO niche)

It's not even remotely close to the same.

Everyone in the MMO niche are just people who failed to build a successful online business other than selling their "MMO secrets" to noobs that don't...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 1st October 2021, 07:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 529
Posted By MikeFriedman
Re: Question about buying sites for backlinking

This is a naive response.

And don't follow the "write for" idea. That is horrible advice. Google has targeted that sort of guest posting for several years now. If any site is advertising that you...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 27th September 2021, 11:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 84
Posted By MikeFriedman
Re: Google explains why it made the title change to the search results

Whenever I want to know what Search Engine Land is writing about, I come to Warrior Forum.

;)
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd September 2021, 06:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 413
Posted By MikeFriedman
Re: What's the difference between doing National SEO vs Local SEO?

Whatever marketers told you that are absolutely clueless.

You can create a page about whatever you want.

The issue you will have is you need a physical location to show up in the maps results...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th September 2021, 04:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 542
Posted By MikeFriedman
Re: How to get Google PageRank quickly?

Holy hell. Do any of you morons have a clue what PageRank actually is?

I missed when mods were allowed to delete stupid comments. The place was much better for it.

PageRank has absolutely...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 11th August 2021, 06:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 497
Posted By MikeFriedman
Re: How You Can Avoid an SEO Disaster During Your Website Redesign

You had to read an article to come to that conclusion?

You guys should have offered up this website as a perfect example of how a migration/redesign can go wrong and destroy a website like the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th July 2021, 01:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,291
Posted By MikeFriedman
Re: I've been scammed and cheated... What now?

I probably wouldn't have bothered responding with much more than a, "I don't see how your past failures and experiences have anything to do with me..."
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th July 2021, 03:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 177
Posted By MikeFriedman
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th July 2021, 03:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 245
Posted By MikeFriedman
Re: Expired domains strategy?? (Not PBN)

If you don't mind the old site owner coming after you for copyright infringement, sure.

Buying the old domain doesn't give you the rights to the old content.

Before someone says something...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th July 2021, 09:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 210
Posted By MikeFriedman
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th June 2021, 06:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,162
Posted By MikeFriedman
Re: Name your top 5 marketing resources

My god. Do you even understand what you asked? Those are not marketing resources. Those are platforms. :smilies_rolleyes:
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 27th June 2021, 06:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 68
Posted By MikeFriedman
Re: Moz Acquired By iContact With Plans to Improve SEO Toolset

Was it really necessary to quote SEJ to write this article? You couldn't have just said that Moz was bought by iContact? It's been like 7 or 8 years now and you guys still haven't figured out what a...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 9th March 2021, 01:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 206
Posted By MikeFriedman
Re: Follow or No to Amazon?

Anyone who is saying all external links should be nofollow is a moron and has no idea what they are talking about. There is zero benefit to you to make all your external links nofollow.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 9th March 2021, 01:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 206
Posted By MikeFriedman
Re: Follow or No to Amazon?

I would recommend against doing this. It just bleeds out linkjuice. There is no benefit to adding nofollow to internal links like this. There hasn't been since about 2009.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th February 2021, 03:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 957
Posted By MikeFriedman
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 11th February 2021, 06:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 316
Posted By MikeFriedman
Re: Details to get ready for an SEO professional?

If that's all an SEO asks for, I would run far, far away from them.
Forum: Suggestion Forum 4th February 2021, 03:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 73
Posted By MikeFriedman
Re: Tables in the text editor

Well, Google indexes everything as mobile-first now. It doesn't matter if most of your traffic is desktop or mobile. All Google cares about is how it operates on mobile, so if you care about search...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st February 2021, 09:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 156
Posted By MikeFriedman
Re: Sudden drop of SE traffic

Honestly, these charts are pretty useless without the actual numbers to the right or left.

I could make a similar chart where the actual number of clicks drops from like 10 to 2. It would look...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th January 2021, 09:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 84
Posted By MikeFriedman
Re: Customers are Getting Blocked by Webroot

SSL does not protect a site at all. That has nothing to do with it.

The easiest thing to do is to contact Webroot. They have a process for reevaluating sites. I had the same thing with a brand new...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th January 2021, 08:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 180
Posted By MikeFriedman
Re: Why is voice search important for your business and how it impact on SEO in 2021?

Just stop.

People have been saying that voice search is the next big thing for the past 5-7 years. People are just speaking what they would otherwise type and then they get the exact same search...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th January 2021, 10:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 750
Posted By MikeFriedman
Re: How much backlink link juice can I pass with internal linking?

If anyone gives you an actual answer, they have no idea what they are talking about.

There is no way to measure it and there are too many variables that would impact it, such as the number of...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th January 2021, 11:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 137
Posted By MikeFriedman
Re: Question about Keyword Cannibalisation

Whoever told you this is a liar.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 9th January 2021, 08:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 297
Posted By MikeFriedman
Re: Is it safe to use multiple exact keywords?

Many well ranking pages will rank for 100s of keyword variations.

You don't need to have a phrase on the page to rank well for it.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th January 2021, 05:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 392
Posted By MikeFriedman
Re: SEO Tips When Creating a Site Map?

Honestly, if your site is less than a few hundred thousand pages and has decent navigation and link structure, you don't really even need one.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd January 2021, 01:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 215
Posted By MikeFriedman
Re: Year Old Website with Good Amount of Content is losing in the SERPs

Just publishing content is not enough to rank well.

The #1 ranking factor is still links. If you are not building or acquiring them, I would expect rankings to fall.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th December 2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 480
Posted By MikeFriedman
Re: Google’s John Mueller Says Structured Data is an Extremely Light Signal

That's not true. No credible source has ever published such a thing or accurately proven it to be true.

You cannot run a live test in the SERPs "with everything else being equal".
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 9th December 2020, 06:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 348
Posted By MikeFriedman
Re: Google Core Update December 3, 2020

No, most site owners did not lose traffic. For every site that lost rankings, other sites gained.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 9th December 2020, 06:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 243
Posted By MikeFriedman
Re: Internal links are empty in Ahrefs

It does not matter one bit what Ahrefs finds or doesn't find. All that matters is what the search engines find.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th December 2020, 07:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 242
Posted By MikeFriedman
Re: Why It’s High Time We Retired Black, White, and Gray Hats in SEO

It fits the goal of article dump they have been pushing here off and on for a few years now.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 4th December 2020, 07:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 279
Posted By MikeFriedman
Re: The Most Absurd Advice About SEO You See On The Forum

keyword cannibalization
your content must be xxxx words long
porn and gambling links will bring a penalty (Google loves porn and gambling)
you should only build X number of links per week
...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 1st December 2020, 09:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 279
Posted By MikeFriedman
Re: 2020 Backlinks Strategies Without Bleeding Money?

So you took a job you don't know how to do?

Smart.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 1st December 2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 242
Posted By MikeFriedman
Re: Why It’s High Time We Retired Black, White, and Gray Hats in SEO

You would have to be an idiot to believe that.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 30th November 2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 708
Posted By MikeFriedman
Re: Why do people pay monthly for SEO tools?

No free tool does this as well as the suite of tools offered by SEMrush.



At scale, I'm not sure that anything does this well for free.



Search Console is only going to help you with your...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 24th November 2020, 11:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 542
Posted By MikeFriedman
Re: Should I submit my Sitemap to Yandex?

Unless your site structure absolutely sucks, Google will have no trouble crawling your pages without a sitemap.

And submitting a sitemap won't help new pages to get indexed any faster than they...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd November 2020, 07:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 381
Posted By MikeFriedman
Re: How to discover links that will help you soar to the top of SERPs

I didn't say that rankings are based on which domain has the most backlinks.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th November 2020, 12:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 381
Posted By MikeFriedman
Re: How to discover links that will help you soar to the top of SERPs

No. Links are still the #1 ranking factor. Google doesn't know the answer to everything so how would they possibly know what is the "site's content paragraph that is exactly answered the users...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th November 2020, 07:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 592
Posted By MikeFriedman
Re: Backlink indexing

I cannot think of a bigger waste of money than indexing links.

If you need to force Google to find and index your links, they were never going to help you rank in the first place.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th November 2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 381
Posted By MikeFriedman
Re: How to discover links that will help you soar to the top of SERPs

That article is dogshit. I stopped reading it after it mentioned link velocity. Link velocity does not matter. At all.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th November 2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 355
Posted By MikeFriedman
Re: PBNs, DA & PA, Press Releases - What my Local SEO Tests have Shown Me

Yeah, I still don't see the point of your test. Of course, you can rank with just PBN links. They are links just like any other links.

Where you would run into problems is if Google identified...
Forum: Social Media 2nd November 2020, 07:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 436
Posted By MikeFriedman
Re: LinkedIn now has 722 million members worldwide

Yeah, and they are all spamming my inbox trying to sell me garbage.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 31st October 2020, 07:38 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 835
Posted By MikeFriedman
Re: How do you search for the best sites to comment on blogs?

I don't. Blog commenting is a huge waste of time.

As for guest posting, I would never want a post on sites that say they accept guest posts. That also is a huge waste of time.

If you are going...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 24th October 2020, 07:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 102
Posted By MikeFriedman
Re: Client wants to create a second location on website, but here's the problem...

Just go with it. Honestly, I think SEOs pay way, way more attention to URLs than real people do.

Plus there are lots of companies that start as small local companies and expand their territory...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th October 2020, 08:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 284
Posted By MikeFriedman
Re: Doing better in SEO checks than competitors, yet being out ranked

Page speed is a very, very, very minor ranking factor at best. It's nearly irrelevant.

Domain authority is not used by any search engine on the planet.

What makes you think you have better...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th October 2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 210
Posted By MikeFriedman
Re: How Many Of You...

Another approach is instead of or in addition to tweaking existing content, create new content that supports the page you want to boost. Build new posts or pages on related topics and create internal...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 24th September 2020, 08:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 352
Posted By MikeFriedman
Re: The 7 Deadly Sins of SEO

Of course it is. Anything over DA 95 is a scam. Everyone knows that. :P
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th September 2020, 10:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 446
Posted By MikeFriedman
Re: Quality PLR but not in MMO/Internet Marketing niche

I don't think there is any such thing. It's basically all crap.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 24th September 2020, 10:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 537
Posted By MikeFriedman
Re: Why do long-tail keywords seem to be easier to SEO?

4.6785

Anything more than 4.6785 is overkill.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 24th September 2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 352
Posted By MikeFriedman
Re: The 7 Deadly Sins of SEO

8) Learning SEO from Warrior Forum.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd August 2020, 12:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 194
Posted By MikeFriedman
Re: New Bing Webmaster Tools Live With New URL Inspection Tool Jul 30, 2020

For all the hate that Google gets for its content above the fold, why is nobody blasting Bing?

I don't manually check Bing rankings often, but decided to play around a little today. Holy shit....
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 1st August 2020, 01:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 566
Posted By MikeFriedman
Re: Google Search Upgrades Make It Harder for Websites to Win Traffic

You are biased because this involves your site. You have been on this same rant about this same search for years.

Get over it or give Google what it wants if you want to rank there.

Your...
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