Does Reducing Googlebots Crawl Rate Have a Negative Effect?

By April

In episode 123 of the weekly Hump Day Hangouts by Semantic Mastery, one viewer asked whether reducing the crawl rate of Googlebots can
have a negative effect on a site's ranking.

The exact question was:

does reducing googlebots crawl rate effect anything negatively? the reason im
asking is a project ive been working on the last 4 months made a jump in serps
in january and the site before that date had 7000 pages a day crawled and 600mb
of data downloaded (info source: G analytics crawl data) – mid january the
crawled pages, data downloaded and hosting costs spiked massively ie 60000
pages per day crawled and 3.6gb of data downloaded and thats been constant at
that new rate now since mid jan – traffics up but hosting costs have hiked
massively

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How Do You Outsource Content For A Client Site?

By April

In episode 123 of our weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one participant asked about outsourcing a content writing service for a client site.

The exact question was:

I am outsourcing websites. The guy I am using is amazing. The issue I have is having content for him on all pages of a site. How can I get all of it done without spending hours doing each page myself and getting it from the client is impossible. How do I outsource this?

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Can You Use The Semantic Mastery Syndication Network and Link Building Strategies For A Shopify Store?

By April

In episode 123 of Semantic Mastery's weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one viewer asked if one can use the syndication network and link building strategies provided by Semantic Mastery to optimize a Shopify store.

The exact question was:

Can I use the syndication network strategies and all the other link building strategies of Semantic Mastery on a Shopify store ?

Shopify host the store and you cannot create a sub domain to install a WordPress Blog. They do have an RSS feed http://store.myshopify.com/blogs/blogname.atom, can this feed be used to trigger the network? What would you advise?

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Best Practices For Link Building And Ordering Services From SERP Space Done-For-You Links

By April

In episode 123 of our weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one participant asked for recommendations on link building and ordering links using the done-for-you links services from SERP Space.

The exact question was:

General question on link building best practices and ordering services from SERP Space done for you links. When I add links to a local service site I firstly create my main branded social sites such as GMB then G+, Facebook, Linked In, Twitter, and You Tube.

Then I build local and national citations keeping my NAP the same as my GMB NAP across all citations.

Now I am ready to add links to anything and everything.

In what order would you recommend ordering links from SERP Space?

Would you firstly create a blog on my site then setup an IFTTT network order for it?

Would you then order RYS links – Map Powerhouse – or something else?

My question is from the blog and IFTTT part on – what order do you guys recommend and at what velocity?

I understand why it is important to setup IFTTT and a blog first to get frequency of publish and authority and trust going and not waste content i post on my main site by not syndicating it out.

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How To Rank Yelp Listings In Google Search Results?

By April

In episode 122 of Semantic Mastery's weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one participant asked about the best ways to rank Yelp listings on Google search results page (SERP).

This is a great question for anyone working with businesses that are listed in Yelp – and Bradley shared some of his methods for really powering up the Yelp listings (some of our members weren't too happy with him sharing so much!).

Check out the video for some great quick tips on how to boost a Yelp listing for a local business (or really any business) so that they can gain more visibility, traffic, and conversions from a little bit of extra work on an authoritative site like Yelp. This could be a great additional revenue generator for client work, or something that you can do for your own business.

The exact question was:

Hey guys! Wanted to know if and how you rank Yelp listings in Google SERP. Is it regular link building strategies?
Thanks

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Should You Use The Same Google Account To Rank A Video Using Google Properties?

By April

In episode 122 of our weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one viewer asked if one should use the same Google account when ranking a video using Google properties (drive stacks).

The exact question was:

Say I have a video I'm trying to rank on first page using other Google properties (Drive stacking as you call it), should the other drive files with links pointing to this video be created in the same Google account where the video is uploaded to? Or should these drive stacks be created in a “”non-associated”” gmail account? Thanks.

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What Is The Correct Channel URL To Submit To When Setting Up A Branded IFTTT Network?

By April

In episode 122 of the weekly Hump Day Hangouts by Semantic Mastery, one viewer asked about the correct channel URL to submit to when one is setting up a branded IFTTT network.

The exact question was:

I'm in on VideoPowerHouse. I have 1 major goal of ranking this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5D-qeIO4Iq4 and I am already planning my silo (Great training, thanks). The Channel for this business is older. When I'm not logged in to YT, I get this url as the channel url: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7JZKoSb-P8lorPALsMZDKg

If I'm logged in as the user which controls the channel, and I click on creator studio, then click “”view channel””, I get the following url as my channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/BobbleFactory

Which is the correct channel url for me to submit if I setup a branded IFTTT network? I may not be able to attend today, so tag me and I'll see your reply

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What Is Your Favorite Way To Protect Anonymity Via Proxies?

By April

In episode 122 of our weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one participant asked about the team's favorite way to protect anonymity via proxies.

The exact question was:

What is your favorite way to protect anonymity via proxies? We use whoer.net as a guide, always checking for a 100% before working on posting for clients in multiple locations, but somehow the google search at the bottom of our search query shows our subnet, even when using a firefox addon called location guard…

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How To Fix Grid Display Issues With Your Browser Bookmarks?

By April

In the 122nd episode of Semantic Mastery's weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one participant asked for ideas on how to fix display issues with his browser bookmarks.

The exact question was:

My browser bookmarks are out-of-control. I have seen some screens on webbys that appear to have a “”home page”” GRID of bookmarks. I'm trying to find that somewhere. Any ideas?

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