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Minecraft Server Comes Back Amid Coronavirus Boredom

Passing Time In A Coronavirus Pandemic – Minecraft Is Back

A quick tour of some parts of this massive map open to anyone. Minecraft Map That Added A Year To Matt's MBA Studies Seriously, Id have graduated a year sooner if I hadn't been building this Minecraft city.  That was back in 2012 and several others helped in creating the avenues, channels, subways, skyscrapers, government buildings, hospitals, houses, forts and more. Finding Coronavirus Boring? If you are bored from the Coronavirus news and staying home has you searching for an avenue to get out and maybe meet others then this might be for you. We've brought this classic Minecraft server map back and are hosting it free with anyone welcome to check out and play on. Minecraft Map Features The map includes a to scale Titanic in the harbor, the Sears Tower soars over the Great Pyramid of Giza along side a giant Statue of Liberty size statue of a Minecraft citizen.  The Empire State Building can be climbed to the top and the skyline reviewed from the many tall buildings you may recognize from the Chicago skyline or another city. Walk freely among the villagers and add too or found a village of your own in the distant lands ...
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Yahoo FinanceArticle: Top 25 SEO Agencies Named

I don't necessarily pay much attention to top whatever lists but in SEO they can show some level of relevance regarding visibility.  After all its the goal of SEO to make a site get noticed and I think it looks good for any SEO agency to get noticed.  That's why I'm happy with the ranking attained in this article on Yahoo Finance.  No money was exchanged for this ranking. The Top SEO Marketing Companies of 2020, According to Digital Marketing Agency Rating Platform PR Newswire   February 27, 2020 75% of searchers never scroll past the first page of search engine results. TopMarketingCompanies.com identified the best digital marketing companies worldwide that can boost businesses' search engine rankings to the coveted positions. NEW YORK, Feb. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- 75% of users never scroll past the first page of search results which leaves most websites in the dark. Namely, Google uses more than 200 factors to rank pages, making websites' path to the top 10 positions difficult. An increasing number of businesses are turning to SEO experts to increase visibility and outperform their competition in search. TopMarketingCompanies.com, a B2B marketplace connecting brands with digital marketing experts, identified the top SEO marketing ...
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SEO Search Engine UltimateSEO.center

Anyone can do SEO...and have a blog. SEO Information Accuracy If you Google something you always get back 1,000,000 results of varying quality.  SEOs aren't tested and credentialed ... one of my competing SEO Agencies in Local Search rankings has no formal education and spent time in a prison for meth distribution.  (So many you'll never know and I wont tell, you have to research folks on your own.) I know that sounds petty for me to say, but I'm just highlighting that anyone can say they do SEO. With so many competing voices its no wonder that yesterday I ran across a blog post by an SEO who's mildly known from 2017 where he stated speed was not a factor and was not on the way to becoming a factor in mobile first.  He's corrected by a commenter and then he declares its not happening now.  2018 Google made it a factor. What happens when we let anyone say anything as an authority?  Alternative facts. Search Engine Dedicated To SEO Topics So I'm testing an SEO Search Engine.  It includes several established and often right SEO voices as well as Google's forums and posts for people to ask their ...
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Page Speed Optimization Video

Page Speed Optimization On WordPress – SEO Technical Audit Part 1

Part 1 of a new series Completing A SEO Technical Audit begins with a popular topic Page Speed WordPress Optimization.  Its popular for good reason, in an article I note an example where a site ranks higher on mobile search than its bigger, higher DA competitor because of page speed. The video walks through using GTMetrix.com to speed up a client site.  In the video we also use Think With Google and put a plugin called JetPack into place to serve as our free CDN option.I don't usually use Jetpack and prefer Cloudflare for the CDN but in this site's case I lacked access to the domain DNS servers which hamper Cloudflare installation. Jetpack is a plugin of last resort, and I honestly don't recommend it.  Its broken more sites than helped in my experience. https://youtu.be/7iy8OCRYxkc This video is primarily focused on page speed optimization but it also serves as a good start for any SEO Technical Audit.Page Speed is a ranking factor. In mobile searches its even more important. WordPress Optimization is essential to meet the quick load times expected by visitors. An SEO Technical Audit usually begins with setting a baseline and then outlining the goal and why it's being missed. Sites for assessing ...
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Page Speed

Can Page Speed Alone Make A Difference In Google Ranking? Yes, it even beats Domain Authority.

Before ya flip your lid on a DA93 site losing to a DA63 site dont forget...DA doesn't mean anything to Google.  It is a made up number.  You can read more about Domain Authority in several articles we have posted.A Case Study of SEO Speed, Domain Authority And Keyword RankThis is from a recently added FAQ to the Ultimate SEO FAQ section.  Check it out for more SEO 411.  Let me show you how important speed is….below you see the search results for a keyword.  The one on the left is for desktop, the one on the right shows mobile.  They are close but one site out ranks another in mobile where it doesn't in desktop.Why is realtor.com not higher than zumper.com in mobile search on the right?  It is higher on desktop.  Right off this tells us 1. Mobile search results are not just the desktop results in mobile format. 2. Mobile results are displayed more often than desktop, so you really should stop Googling yourself on a desktop if you want to see the results people most often see. Consider these metrics:Realtor.com = Domain Authority: 89 Domain Score: 55 Trust Score 58 Alexa Rank 763 Registered 1996 Ads 3,900 Backlinks 57,000,000 ...
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Disavow Google Tool Backlinks Video SEO Title Screen

Google Disavow Tool Video – DIY SEO

A quick walk through of using Google's Disavow Tool to remove bad, spammy backlinks from your site's ranking.  The video includes a look at creating the disavow text file and offers suggested domains to disavow.  B Check out a template, starter disavow file below the videothat you can edit to your needs. Download Template Disavow Text File Take extra caution when disavowing backlinks and domains.  Visit the page and review the quality yourself before including a domain in the disavow tool.  When in doubt, don't add a backlink here. If you need help or are interested in a Backlink Article check our SEO Store for our solutions. More Disavow Articles Disavowing theglobe.net bad backlinks from Sweden theglobe.net What’s worse?  The crappy website they have with no content and just super spammy links or the fact that you nor I ever asked for that bad backlink?  The fact that the charge to delete a link to you at $35 a link shows how they crash your backlink party.  But hey, Google knows this right, they wouldn’t hurt your site still…wrong! Monetized Bad Backlink Site With Spam Links I wish we could collect money like a nonprofit from SEOs everywhere and raise ...
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SEO Link Building With Expired Domains Video

The following are existing videos provided by Ultimate SEO on our youtube channel.  After viewing these videos you should be able to
  1. Search and Find Relevant Expired Domains For Free.
  2. Pull SEO Metrics On Candidate Domains For Next to Nothing.
  3. Search domain backlinks and find relevant links for 301 redirection.
  4. Redirect a backlink using a cPanel account.
There are more ways to do these tasks than shown, if they get the same results then awesome pick what works for you. SEO Link Building: Redirecting Expired Domain Backlinks 1/3 SEO Link Building: Redirecting Expired Domain Backlinks 2/3 SEO Link Building: Redirecting Expired Domain Backlinks Part 3 ...
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Drift and SEO

Optimizing For Page Speed: The High Price Of Drift In SEO

Drift AI Bot Aims To Improve Conversions, But Its Performance Kills Speed And Sinks Your SEO RankingThis an updated discussion on the use of Drift as an AI bot.  We go through the reason why this is important, we look at why its a problem and I'll show you the results of recommendations offered by Drift.  It's also important to note that Drift essentially admits there is a problem and they claim to be working to address it.  At least that's inferred from this discussion providing a possible fix Tips For Optimizing Page Speed When Using Drift.  Before you follow those instructions, I'll save you time ... don't until you read the results after I followed them.These chat applications allow web visitors to talk with web staffers.  It depends on how you implement this tool but Drift has clearly focused on the sales and conversion niche.  Drift claims that it helps sites discover potential customers and provides an avenue to lead visitors into customers.  It all makes sense certainly, but Drift is executed in a very sloppy way that pays little regard to SEO and drives your site's traffic into the ground.Weighing The Conversions Vs The Page SpeedA plugin that ...
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Security

Data Security Note: Its Okay To Snitch.

Someone asked me if calling out a "hacker" makes you a snitch?  I smiled and told them, being a snitch is decent.  People who don't like snitches are doing things they are ashamed of and know it.  In IT we need to be snitches a lot more and loudly. Its pretty fun being your own web host, maintaining your own cloud resources and setting up the security protocols and so forth.  We've hosted about 300 sites at various points and presently maintain 120.  All of which are internal projects and resources.  This volume creates a lab for SEO experiments and ... incidentally security lessons. I'd say the single biggest threat to a web site I've learned is inactivity.  Simply leaving it to its own devices leads to returning and finding someone else has been there..these exercises are great opportunities to learn from.  I started creating pages titled with the IP address of bad actors ... because its important to share information. I'm looking closely at 3 1055 3.25% 573 2.73% 1394347 13.27% 261 3.53% 5.188.210.89 4 995 3.07% 865 4.13% 28421 0.27% 1 0.01% static.17.137.9.176.clients.your-server.de 5 981 3.03% 533 2.54% 1462595 13.92% 242 3.27% 5.188.210.84 6 859 2.65% 466 2.22% ...
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True Influence

Optimizing For Site Speed: Page Load To SEO Cloud Server Infrastructure

TrueInfluence.com has been an Ultimate SEO client for several months now. During that time a central project has been to deliver the companies web pages in three seconds or less.TrueInfluence is a data intelligence marketing organization. IntentBase is a product of theirs and they are focused heavily in lead generation and demand generation. The TrueInfluence site scored the expected failing grade with Think Google, Pingdom and GTMetrix.com. It also failed GTMetrix in site optimization. In the end it took up to twelve seconds to load their homepage of multiple layers of graphics and animations.Predicting a company's next clients is a data driven science. They consume 60 million pieces of data a day to fuel that intent data. As a B2B lead generation provider they are in a highly competitive world but their site speed wasn't doing them any favors.It is typical though where a technology focused organization becomes hyper focused on client initiatives that they forget to their own foot print online.  Its hard to strike the balance between delivering for your clients or delivering results for yourself.Predicting a company's next clients is a data driven science. They consume 60 million pieces of data a day to fuel that intent data ...
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guest post

Guest Posts To Ultimate SEO Sites

Just today I received a long email complimenting me on the site (which one I dont know) but they always conclude with a suggested mention of site xyz.com and its article on the matter.  And I appreciate those and do feel that the value of this site increases with the more diverse information.  But its diverse information that adds value, me going into an existing article to add a competing link is not really provided a diverse view of the subject just an additional exit page from this site. Theres actually a lot of these messages that filter in throughout the week. If I spend the time to add the links where they want it would probably consume half a day read messages, finding article, review their link, add it to mine and now to the next.  Its also questionable how long that material is going to be up before the ir site changes or goes and the link becomes just a redirect and I have no idea what the target is too. Guest Post Content Submissions So a way to help increase my site's content and diversity of opinions I have SEOArticle.org which serves as a place for you ...
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Finding The Question Is The SEO Keyword

Picking The Best Keywords For Your Site

What is the best burger in town? Thats your keyword, not your burger brand. Keywords For Google Ranking SEO efforts always start out with the simplest goal. Every web site wants to rank for their name. UltimateSEO.org for instance, most people would say how does it rank for Ultimate SEO? But thats honestly not of any value, think about it ... the only people searching Ultimate SEO are those who already know about you. More likely you're the only one searching your brand name unless your a huge company. Finding Your Keywords Your name is what I call a vanity keyword. Others will call it a "Branded Keyword." It would be great to rank for it but its only for your peace of mind. In a recent election I had to explain to the candidate that ranking for his name would be nice but wouldnt he rather rank for every other candidates name on the ballot? Heres a bit of an exchange I had with a prospective client's question on a keyword. Local SEO Review site...gotcha. So you'd potentially have "New Hope Restaurants" "New Hope Festivals" "What's Happening Tonight In New Hope" stuff like that are likely going to be ...
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PRIVACY REVIEW

CCPA and GDPR Solutions

CCPA and GDPR are both in effect now.  If you aren't familiar check out our article CCPA and GDPR 2020: What They Mean To Your Site We now offer compliance packages in the SEO Store, as well as CCPAGDPR.org There's no time to wait, as compliance has already become required ...
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CCPA GDPR COOKIES

CCPA, GDPR, 2020 And What They Mean To Your Site

CCPA AND GDPR Shoulda Made It On Your Radar by now, but I bet it hasn't.  At least based on the random 24 sites I visited today.  Nearly three in four sites have no CCPA or GDPR mandated announcements. WHAT ARE COOKIES From the early days of the internet you've received cookies.  Cookies are a small text file that identifies you to a site once you visit it.  Now how does it identify you?  Not specifically in and of themselves, think of them as tokens.  Or prize tickets ... the token or ticket doesn't have to have information directly about you it could be just a number. Say you visit my site I give you a cookie and it has a number I assigned to you.  Your 777.  You come back a day later and your computer shows your cookie and I know that 777 was here yesterday so you've returned.  I may show content specifically for a returning visitor.  I may already know what content you saw on my site from last time. Seems harmless enough but that was the dawn of the internet today sites aggregate data, for instance Google Analytics runs on a lot of sites.  Maybe ...
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