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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Manual Penalties From Social Media Links!?

Issue #126 May 7th, 2019 Hey, lunch buddies.  I hope you enjoyed your weekend. I’ve been fighting a cold for the past two weeks but it didn’t stop me from getting outside and enjoying the nice weather we (finally) are getting here in Minnesota. In addition to getting some fresh air, I finally published a new blog post: Learn to train your SEOs to be six-figure consultants. This post has been in the works for the past two months but finally got around to putting the last touches on it. Another project that took too long to launch was the updated #SEOForLunch

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Google announces another possible indexing ‘issue’

Issue #125 April 30th, 2019 Hey, lunch buddies. I hope your week is off to a great start. Mine certainly is but time is already at a premium. Traveling two days last week has put me behind which means I’m in constant catch-up mode. With all that said, I’m going to keep this week’s intro nice and short so we can all focus on this week’s updates. Nick What You Need To Know Article: Google announces another possible indexing ‘issue’ What’s important? Coming fresh off a recent fix to its indexation “bug”, Google Tweeted last week that it’s now experiencing additional

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Do Links Play A Role In Ranking Websites Still?

Issue #124 April 23rd, 2019 Hey, lunch buddies. For those who celebrate, I hope you had a great Easter weekend. I’m writing this email en route to Chicago. Two main points to this trip. Attend a key strategy meeting for a client and then conduct an SEO training for a team in our companies Chicago office. If you’re from the Chicago area and have pizza recommendations, please hit reply and let me know. I can’t possibly fly into town without searching for a deep dish pizza. All recommendations are appreciated! Last but not least. Shout out to @MattDolge who was kind enough

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The Impact of Google’s 4/5 Indexation Bug

Issue #123 April 16th, 2019 Hey, lunch buddies. I’m excited to announce that the #SEOForLunch has its first sponsor. Detailed.com. I’ve known Glen Allsop for years so when he reached out to sponsor this newsletter I couldn’t think of anyone better. Glen and his team at Detailed.com provide SEO strategy and consulting for some of the biggest brands on the internet. For just you can watch them analyze your site, on screen, and have them upload a private video with their exact findings on how to grow your search engine traffic. Below, you can see the analysis completed for NickLeRoy.com. What I

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