Google Algorithm Update On July 12/13?

Issue #136 July 16th, 2019 Hey, lunch buddies. I’m back from my vacation at the lake. It was a great time catching up on family time, fishing and disconnecting from work. While I enjoyed my PTO It’s great to be back in the normal swing of things. The hundreds of emails I have in my work email is another story. This week I’m extremely excited to announce a partnership between the #SEOForLunch and ContentKing. The folks behind the ContentKing tool have agreed to give one lucky winner a 6-month “Growing Agency” Content King subscription. This giveaway is valued at over

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Google Business Reviews Disappearing??

Issue #135 July 9th, 2019 Hey, lunch buddies. I’m sitting on a big deck looking out at a beautiful lake up in Orr, Minnesota. This time, each year, our family makes this trip up north. It serves as a great opportunity to double down on family time and truly disconnect from work.  Below is a fun picture from yesterday in which my girls are tubing with a family friend of ours. This year is the first in which I’m truly disconnected from work. Our team worked hard to establish great PTO coverage so that we can truly disconnect when we take time

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Google’s pushing for robots.txt to become a web standard

Issue #134 July 2nd, 2019 Hey, lunch buddies. Last week went by insanely fast. I hope all of you are in a better spot for wrapping up projects then I am prior to the July 4th weekend. While I’m making up for time now, I don’t regret my choices at all. Yesterday was my birthday and I took the entire weekend off to celebrate with my family and friends. As summed up by a co-worker, I received the best combination of “Dad” gifts this year.  I received 5 tickets to an upcoming pre-season Vikings game. I’m pumped to bring the

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June 3 Algo Update Analysis & Search Console Bugs

Issue #133 June 25th, 2019 Hey, lunch buddies. Last week was the 6th annual MN Search Summit here in St Paul, Minnesota.  My favorite part of any conference is meeting people in real life. I was able to meet a few #SEOForLunch subscribers in addition to other folks I’ve chatted with online for many years. If you have any doubts about attending this annual conference then I highly suggest you prioritize it for 2020. A final note before getting on to the news. A HUGE thank you to Kyle Faber, #SEOForLunch subscriber and someone I’ve really enjoyed meeting in person

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Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends Available Now! #SEOForLunch

Issue #132 June 18th, 2019 Hey, lunch buddies. I hope all you fathers and father figures had a great Fathers Day this past weekend. I was fortunate enough to get spoiled with a lazy Sunday full of kiddo time and a big fat steak for dinner.  Can’t ask for much more from me. This Friday mark’s the annual MNSearch Summit. Tickets are still available. Come see some of the industries brightest minds.  If you see me around (I’ll be the guy running around in the #SEOFORLUNCH hat) make sure you say hi! Let’s get to this week’s updates! Including the Mary

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Google Fully Rolls Out Questions & Answers

Issue #131 June 11th, 2019 Hey, lunch buddies. I hope you had a great weekend. Last week marked the beginning of summer for the LeRoy household. All three kiddos are off for the summer. Next year all of them will be in elementary school — woohoo no more pre-k payments! Behind the scenes, I’ve been working with an #SEOForLunch fan (I have mentioned how awesome you all are!?) to update the NickLeRoy.com website. You may have noticed that it’s crazy slow (especially on mobile). I’m happy to say we’ve adopted a framework and hosting that should make a world of

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Core Algorithm Update & Giveaway Winner Announced

Issue #130 June 4th, 2019 Hey, lunch buddies. We have a big winner! Tracy Kelly of Hook Agency received a 12-month subscription (valued at over $800.00!) to SanityCheck.io. Thank you for all those who entered the giveaway last week. In other news, I’m proud to announce that the #SEOForLunch has become an official sponsor for the local MNSearch Summit.  The Summit is an annual search conference hosted at the RiverCentre in St Paul, Minnesota. This year it’s being held on June 21st, 2019.  If you haven’t yet picked up your ticket(s) they are still available. Enough with the announcements. Let’s move on to this week’s issue of

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3 Google Updates & A Chance To Win $828 in SEO Tools!

Issue #129 May 28th, 2019 Hey, lunch buddies. Each year during Memorial Day weekend, my wife and I take the kids to Duluth Minnesota. It’s a fairly quick road trip and Duluth always offers good weather, site seeing, and the kids love the hotel (complete with swimming pool). I hope each of you enjoyed the long memorial day weekend too! If you’ve been a long time subscriber of the #SEOForLunch you know I like to partner with folks and give away cool marketing tools to my readers. Today is another giveaway day! I’ll be announcing the winner next week so don’t

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How Does Google Extract URLs From A Page?

Issue #128 May 21st, 2019 Hey, lunch buddies.  I’m pumped to share an update from over the weekend. I bought a new car. A Dodge Charger with a 5.7 Hemi V8. I’ve been wanting to upgrade for a while but hadn’t found the right ride. Until now!  For any gearheads that are on this newsletter, window tint and an exhaust upgrade are top priorities for the summer. On the work front, I’m very excited to announce that I’m looking to add a new member to my SEO team at ICF Next. The right candidate will:   Help us build an

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March 9 Google Algorithm Update? I/O Updates and More!

Issue #127 May 14th, 2019 Hey, lunch buddies. Happy belated Mother’s day to all the moms out there! My kids spent most the weekend spoiling mom. They (helped) cook breakfast, (helped) clean the house and delivered a zillion kisses. While I took part in all of this too, each year, the state of Minnesota set’s all of us sons (and daughters) up to fail. It was the fishing opener… Fortunately, I went out for a few hours Saturday, didn’t catch a single fish, but loved every minute of being on the water.  Best part yet, my wife was 100% onboard.

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