Did Google launch a November Algorithm update?

Issue #152 November 12th, 2019 Hey, lunch buddies. Happy belated Veterans Day to subscribers who served in the U.S. Armed Forces. While I didn’t serve myself, I always like to take a moment to thank those who fought and continue to fight for our countries freedom. THANK YOU. Earlier this week I contributed to a post on Content King regarding HTTP Status Codes. It’s a great post to bookmark for when you run into a status code that you can’t recall the value (purpose) off the top of your head. This week’s newsletter covers a potential November Google algorithm update as

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Google launches site speed report within Search Console

Issue #151November 5th, 2019 Hey, lunch buddies. I hope everyone had a great Halloween. I know my kids enjoyed Trick-r-treating despite the sub-30-degree weather. For those curious, yes, I did eat a lot of their candy once they went to bed. I call it the “Dad Tax!” Thank you to everyone who took the time to take the #SEOForLunch survey last week. The results were overwhelmingly positive. In full transparency, below are the results of the three questions that requested a score out of ten.  “I find the #SEOForLunch useful in staying on top of the SEO industry.”average score: 9.3/10 “I would

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Google launches Its NEWEST algorithm update, B.E.R.T

ALOHA, lunch buddies!  I’m back. After 20+ hours of combined flight time, I’ve successfully made it to and from Hawaii. What a great experience. If you have the opportunity, I highly recommend it. The snorkeling (and various shrimp trucks) are worth the flight in itself. Today marks the 150th issue of the #SEOForLunch newsletter.  I’m very thankful for all of you subscibing. In an effort to make this newsletter even better would you take a 4 question survey? As a bonus, if you fill out the survey and add your name/address at the very bottom I’ll add you into a drawing. The winner

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Google’s Gary Illyes answers SEOs questions at Pubcon (Las Vegas)

Issue #149October 15th, 2019 Hey, lunch buddies. This past week, I celebrated a milestone to the Inspect Canonical tool I had built earlier this year. We officially hit 1,000 users. Thank you to everyone that has tried the tool out. It started out as a need for my own SEO audits and it’s great to see that 1000+ other people have seen value in it too. If you haven’t yet tried it out check out Inspect Canonical and let me know what you think! Please note. Next week there will be no #SEOForLunch. I will be in Hawaii with my family enjoying a

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Google Search Console Now Reports on Video Results.

Issue #148October 8th, 2019 Hey, lunch buddies. Let’s not waste a single second. The winner of the RankRanger giveaway is Cody Abel of Sandbox Group LLC! A big THANK YOU to everyone who tried out their SEO toolset and for the overall support of the #SEOForLunch newsletter. I remain dedicated to only partnering with sponsors who are offering services/tools that I personally find valuable. We have a few different Google announcements to cover in this issue, so let’s not wait any longer. -Nick What you need to know Article: Google Search Console Now Reports on Video Results. What’s Important:Technically, two reports now exist in Google Search

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Google Launches Core Algorithm Update

Issue #147 October 1st, 2019 Hey, lunch buddies. I hope everyone had a great weekend and you’re starting off the week nice and strong. Did you happen to catch the advanced announcement from Google before they started rolling out the September 24th core algorithm update? While Twitter isn’t for everyone if you want to stay glued to the SEO industry, I would highly recommend signing up. Don’t forget to follow me too! If you didn’t happen to catch the news of the recent Google core algorithm update, you can catch current #SEOForLunch sponsor Rank Ranger who contributed significant data in an analyses published on SearchEngineLand.com (see the

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Google Search Console Now Refreshes Data DAILY

Issue #146 August 24th, 2019 Hey, lunch buddies. Today is a great day. It’s my twin girls birthday! I’m excited to get home early from work and celebrate with the family. I know the girls are equally excited – You only turn SIX once! While I’ll be celebrating the girls birthday and eating (too much) cake, I have a reason for all of you to celebrate too… The #SEOForLunch has partnered with RankRanger to offer a SEO tool giveaway! For those unfamiliar with RankRanger, it is custom SEO software that offers great performance analysis of your site(s) without draining your pockets. In my trial, I focused

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Google Updates Star Rating Rich Snippets

Issue #145September 17th, 2019 Hey, lunch buddies.  Late last week I mapped out and implemented 40K+ redirects for an e-commerce site that was migrating content management systems. While not difficult work, it certainly takes a toll on you. The urge to “cheat” and send pages to a relevant category vs a true 1:1 match is strong. However, after reviewing the organic performance to date, the effort was well worth it. Traffic hasn’t dipped one bit. I feel confident this migration was executed very well and that this site is well-positioned to see major growth in the near future. This serves as a

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Google Retires OLD Search Console – Makes Bing Verification Easier

Issue #144September 10th, 2019 Hey, lunch buddies. I hope everyone had a great weekend. Mine was fairly low key allowing for some extra family time and the much-awaited kick-off of football season. It doesn’t hurt that the Vikings won too! I recently read an article about making mistakes and how to prevent them. I thought it would be a great complementary read to all the SEO information provided further down this email. Whether we’re client-side or agency, we always want to provide error-free work. This article serves as a good reminder that making mistakes happen, but the process we take to make sure

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Is Google Penalizing Sub Domain Rentals?

Issue #143 September 3rd, 2019 Hey, lunch buddies. What happened to the summer!? For me, when the kids go back to school and fantasy football drafts are completed, the summer is all but wrapped up. The goal, for me, is to be “heads down” on work and a few side projects until October when my family heads out for our family vacation. Does anyone have any last-minute summer travels or big events that are coming up? Hit reply to this email, id love to hear what you have planned. Finally, I found a dozen #SEOForLunch stickers that I evidently misplaced. They are FREE

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