Google + Business Pages Being Shut Down – #SEOForLunch

ssue #71 March 20th, 2018 Hey, lunch buddies.  Last weekend was a productive one.  We were able to get quite a few household chores done.  Something about it hitting near 50 degrees in March gets us excited here in Minnesota.  I’m excited about the warmer weather after only being a few weeks removed from Florida. Good news! The #SEOForLunch stickers came in today.  If you want one to show off to all your friends and co-workers, respond and send me your address. What You Need To Know Article: Google is Shutting Down Google+ Pages What’s important? Google is sending out emails to

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Contest Winner Announced + Google Search Algo Update on 3/9

Issue #70 March 9th, 2018 Hey, lunch buddies.  Today is the day!  I’m giving away an annual membership to MNSearch a local marketing association here in Minnesota.  I’m excited to announce that Melissa Lamkin of Renters Warehouse is our winner.  Congratulations Melissa!  I’ll be reaching out to you to get your free membership fully configured. Thank you to all that entered and for all of those who were already subscribed for the #SEOForLunch.  As a consolation prize, each of you wins a free year of this newsletter!   Ok, let’s move on to the news before you all hit that unsubscribe

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Bing Now Supports Schema.org Markup – SEO For Lunch Issue #69

Issue #69 March 6th, 2018 Hey, lunch buddies.  You know it’s March when you go through the McDonalds drive through and see that the SHAMROCK SHAKE.  Sometimes it’s the little things in life that make it worth living, right? For those that didn’t catch last weeks #SEOForLunch or recently subscribed remember that I’m giving away a FREE MNSearch annual membership.  It’s a local Minnesota based search community.  Last weeks meet up covered Facebook advertising and then retargeting through paid search.  For an “SEO only” practitioner it was fun to listen too. More details about the giveaway can be seen here:  This

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Google Rolls Out New Keyword Tool Interface – SEOForLunch Issue #68

Issue #68 February 27th, 2018 Hey, lunch buddies.  I’m back and happy to report our first out of state family vacation was an absolute blast!  The kids loved meeting various characters at Disney World and the 5 days at the beach was exactly what I needed to recharge.  I’m already eyeballing the next family trip.  Any suggestions? Hit reply and let me know. As promised two weeks ago… It’s time for another giveaway!  This time its an annual membership to the local (Minnesota based) MNSearch association.  MNsearch holds monthly get-togethers for people in the digital marking space.  Learn more about SEO, paid media, social media

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Google & Getty Images Agree on Multi Year Partnership – SEOForLunch Issue #67

Issue #67 February 13th, 2018 Hey, lunch buddies.  Last week sucked!  I had my $2000 laptop stolen from my car.  While I’m fortunate enough to have had all my files synced to the cloud it’s such a pain to set up a new computer and get things back to “normal”.   Not exactly what I was looking forward to doing given I’m already on a short work week. Just a reminder, I’ll be on vacation next week taking my kiddos to Disney World.  There will be no #SEOForLunch next week.  However, once I’m back I’ll be sharing with all of you

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Google Says Do NOT dynamically changing your XML sitemap names – SEOForLunch Issue #66

Issue #66 February 6th, 2018 Hey, lunch buddies.  I’m on a ten-day countdown until the whole family takes off for our first trip to Disney World.  This will be the first time my kids go on an airplane and any sort of “family vacation” outside of a few hour road trip.  Lots to plan for as I continue to prepare my clients to be a great situation during my absence.   #SEOForLunch will continue as scheduled as well thanks to the wonders of scheduling email sends! Quickly. I mentioned two weeks ago a few personal goals that I was in the process

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EVERYONE Can Access The New Google Search Console BETA – SEOForLunch Issue #65

Issue #65 January 30th, 2018 Hey, lunch buddies.  Ever get one of those random Windows updates that states your computer will automatically restart after XX minutes?  This just happened to me.  It’s a race against time while not giving up on anything I want to cover this week.  Did I make it?  Check out the very bottom of this email! What You Need To Know Article: EVERYONE Can Access The New Google Search Console BETA What’s important? Did you get an email from Google alerting you that your website is officially on the new Google Search Console Beta?  Now it doesn’t matter. 

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Google’s Using Site Speed To Determine Mobile Search Rankings – SEOForLunch Issue #64

Issue #64 January 22nd, 2018 Hey, lunch buddies.  Sunday was a sad day.  The Minnesota Vikings we loved so much this season simply didn’t show up against the Eagles.  The Eagles played a great game and received a well-deserved victory.  I’ll die bleeding purple but will need a few days before moving on from this one.  Here’s to next year #SKOL! By next week I’m hoping to wrap up my 2018 personal goals including the growth of this newsletter.  By including it in this email it should force me to get them in a state to share them with you

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Google Launches Updated Site Speed Tool – SEOForLunch Issue #63

Issue #63 January 16th, 2018 Hey, lunch buddies.  Who watched the Vikings game on Sunday?  Oh My God.  What a finish!  I’m so pumped for next week.  Bring on the Eagles. #SKOL Outside of the game, my wife and I had a rare child-free Saturday night.  It was a great opportunity to go out and hang out with a few friends.  It was just another reminder of the value that work/life balance adds to your life. Now to this weeks SEO news… What You Need To Know Article: Google Launches Updated Page Speed Tool What’s important? Google’s now giving us two

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Google Removes Hundreds of Publishers from Google News – SEOForLunch Issue #62

Issue #62 January 9th, 2018 Hey, lunch buddies.  I’m super excited.  Just yesterday, Google announced that they were sharing the Google Search Console Beta with everyone.  The release states you’ll get an email once the Beta is available for your web properties.  So if your search console email address isn’t up to date I highly suggest you make that change as soon as your done with this weeks newsletter. OK. Enough dorking out… on to what you’re really looking for this week. Let me know if you like the new format too! What You Need To Know Article: Hundreds of News Publishers

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