Do You Recommend Posting Published Press Releases On Lead Generation Sites?

By April

In episode 165 of Semantic Mastery's weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one viewer asked whether the team would recommend posting published press releases on lead generation sites.

The exact question was:

Do you recommend posting published press releases on lead generation sites? I have been using PRs for a whole and it does help with snack pack rankings.
I was wondering if it would be wise to post a copy of PR on money site under like “”in the press”” category and have it run through IFTTT.
Good, bad or ugly?

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Do You Have Any Advice For Using Up Accumulated CrowdSearch Credits?

By April

In episode 165 of our weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one participant asked if the Semantic Mastery team has any advice for using up accumulated CrowdSearch credits.

The exact question was:

Feeling kind of dumb about this one, but do you have any advice for using up Crowdsearch credits. I had the opportunity to get in a couple of years ago through a backdoor special and jumped on their cheapest plan just to get in when I learned I could stockpile credits.

Long story short, I never used their service and now that they aren't recommended any longer I plan to cancel. I have about 28,000 credits and was just wondering if there is a smart way to use them or if there is anything for which they might be useful. Or should they be kept away from money sites and YouTube channels altogether?

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For Map Embeds, Can One Use Google My Maps Or Should One Stick To GMB Embeds?

By April

In episode 164 of Semantic Mastery's weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one participant asked if it is okay to use Google My Maps or whether one should stick to GMB embeds in reference to Map Embeds.

The exact question was:

With reference to Map Embeds, can we use Google MyMaps or only GMB embeds? Thanks for all you've done this year and keep on rocking in 2018.

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What Tool Do You Use To Check Website Speed?

By April

In episode 164 of our weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one viewer asked what tools the team uses to check website speed.

The exact question was:

What do you use to check site speed? Is Google's tool okay? A client site is getting scores in the low 30's. I know site speed is an important ranking factor, but should I focus on improving it before doing anything else?

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Do You Charge More For A Client To Get Local Exclusivity?

By April

In episode 164 of the weekly Hump Day Hangouts by Semantic Mastery, one viewer asked if the Semantic Mastery team charges more for a client to get local exclusivity.

The exact question was:

Hey guys, do you charge more for a client to get local exclusivity? Or do you include it with your other services?

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Are There Any Reasons An Optimized (Branded) Remodeling Contractor Video Wouldn’t Lead To High SERPs?

By April

In episode 164 of our weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one participant asked if there are any reasons why an optimized branded remodeling contractor video wouldn't lead to high SERPs.

The exact question was:

Are there indications that Google Search doesn't/won't return page 1 results for certain keywords/niches? In particular, is there any reasons an optimized (branded) remodeling contractor video wouldn't lead to high SERPs? Based on cursory research, I don't see videos ranking for major US cities using common niche related keywords.

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How Do You Rectify A Press Release That Has Already Been Submitted To Serp Space?

By April

In the 164th episode of Semantic Mastery's weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one participant asked how one can rectify a press release that has already been submitted to Serp Space.

The exact question was:

Just received notification from SERP Space that my PR went live. Went and check and realize that the email and brand name has some typo. What can I do to rectify this? Should I order a new PR to cover the typo?

Also, checked with Google news and cannot find any of the PR. In this case, which PR should I build the stack on?

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