What are the Other Ways to Auto-post Aside from IFTTT?

By April

In Episode 57 of Hump Day Hangout, one community member asked about the alternative ways in auto posting via RSS aside from IFTTT, which has been the network used by Semantic Mastery.

The exact question was:

“I know I am about to commit heresy here but if I DIDNT want to use IFTTT to auto post an RSS feed to my facebook page what are some favorite strategies?”


How to Display Affiliate Links on Your Website?

By April

Strategies in displaying affiliate links on your website were one of the questions asked in Episode 57 of Hump Day Hangout.


The exact question was:


On webpages that I'm trying to rank, what is a good way to display  affiliate links.  Cloaking, nofollow or gateway page with an automatic redirect?

Redirecting Links from Expired Domains

By April


One of the most common questions in search marketing that we often encounter in our weekly Hump Day Hangouts is about redirecting expired domains. In episode 57, a viewer asked if link value will still be passed from an expired domain to a new domain after a 301 redirection. He would also like to know the best practices in 301 link redirections to keep quality backlink.

The exact question was:


My site is 2 months old with around 20 backlinks that i have created. Can I now 301 a few expired domains to my site to help push PA/DA and # of backlinks? Oh, my site already has pretty good trust flow 15+ on most pages with close to a 1:1 ratio.. Also should I setup wordpress + a link juice keeper first on the expired domain before I 301 or should I just do it through the registrar or htaccess? Do you have any suggestions on whether I do this to my $ homepage or innerpage or how many 301 to how many innerpages? Oh and should the expired domain be exact same niche and subniche or just same main niche?

Thanks guys, you rock as always 🙂

Bradley emphasizes the importance of topical relevance to improve trust flow. Moderation should also be considered when doing 301 redirects to the money site, mentioning that 1 or 2 can be enough to reap its SEO benefit. As for the other links, one can use them to 301 redirects the other sites to create a chain of 301 redirects. One should also practice patience when monitoring any changes that they have performed on the website as it can take some time for search engines to process it.

Video Interview with Dan Anton of Crowdsearch.me and Backlink Indexer

By April


Check out Semantic Mastery's video interview with internet marketer Dan Anton, the man behind powerful SEO tools, Crowdsearch.me and Backlinks Indexer.

Find out Anton's humble beginnings as an online entrepreneur from taking risks, experiencing failure, and most importantly how he was able to build and grow his business online.

Anton shares his humble beginnings as an online entrepreneur from taking risks, experiencing failure, and most importantly how he was able to build and grow his business online. He talked about outsourcing tasks including link building and shares a few advice for upcoming entrepreneurs.

Anton also tells how he came up with building different marketing tools like the Backlinks Indexer and Crowdsearch. With his background in computer science, he developed Backlink Indexer in 2010. This tool works as an indexing system to build backlinks that search engines love. He advises the importance of working with the right developers when building indexing tools like this one. In addition, Anton also mentions Crowdsearch. He discusses the use of Crowdsearch and how to integrate it with Serp Space, which is an online marketplace for SEO services. Crowdsearch is a useful tool to improve the index rate to help your site reach top rankings.

Semantic Mastery has some project management tips as well as effective strategies when dealing with finances. Explore our blog for more!

How to Outrank Serp Shaker/ATM Sites?

By April


In Hump Day Hangout Episode 56, one of the questions was about outranking sites that were ranked using Serp Shaker.

The exact question was:

How to outrank other Serp Shaker/ ATM sites? Does building links to such sites help? Where should I point links to, root domain, categories pages, inner pages or may be sitemap??

YouTube Privacy Option for Lead Generation Videos

By April


In Hump Day Hangout Episode 56, one of the participants was curious about whether YouTube has a privacy option for lead generation videos. He would like to hide his tracks from its competitors when doing video optimization.  As a follow-up, he also asked if this has an impact on existing SEO campaigns.

The exact question was:

Hey Guys…1) Is there a way to go into our YT channel and make an adjustment so all our lead gen videos are not visible to competition that may be “interested” in seeing what else we have to “offer”?? I think you can do it, just not sure how.. To clarify: I just want to obviously make the viewing (ability to see them) of the videos on the channel private, not the videos themselves private in the SERPs.

2) If I do # 1 will that or can that affect the SEO of the videos since they can't be seen visually on my channel?

Managing Video Optimization Campaigns for Clients

By April

In Hump Day Hangout Episode 56, a participant asked about the best ways in dealing and in managing video optimization campaigns for clients.

The exact question was:

Bradley, could you quickly go over how you handle clients where you build them a YT channel and where you have their videos you have ranked on your channel and the different ways to price each one and things that we need to keep control over so we don't get taken advantage of all the time?

Creating Tier 1 Branded Network and Tier 1 Persona Network for the Same Money Site

By April


A question about creating a Tier 1 Branded Network and another Tier 1 Persona network on the same money site was asked during Episode 56 of Hump Day Hangout. The participant would like to know if this is a good strategy or should be something to avoid at.

The exact question was:

On a side note since I have your attention, one last question. Can you build a Tier 1 Branded IFTTT Network and a Tier 1 Persona IFTTT Network to the same money site? Would this be just as effective, but less of a headache than managing a tier 2 network to your money site? This would avoid the complications of having to add extra relevant RSS feeds to hide the money site's RSS feed in, and the risks of over-optimized keyword links, etc.

Thanks for your input guys!?

Weekly SEO Q&A – Hump Day Hangouts – Episode 56 Replay

By Joriel

Episode 43 of the Semantic Mastery Hump Day Hangouts.



Full timestamps with topics and times can be found at the link above.

The latest upcoming free SEO Q&A Hump Day Hangout can be found at https://semanticmastery.com/humpday.




Adam: Hey, everybody. Welcome to Hump Day Hangouts episode 56. Today is hopefully going to be humorous because I’m laughing and it makes no sense to you because we just started. But it is the second of December and we got full crew here so how’s it going, everybody? Hey, Hernan. How’s it going?

Hernan: Hey, guys. Hey, everyone. It is really good to be here.

Adam: alright Marco, what’s up?

Marco: Hey, man, what’s up? What’s up, everybody?

Adam: hey, Bradley. What’s going on, man?

Bradley: hey, guys. It is December, can u believe it? Christmas is coming and it’s almost the end of the year and it’s been a crazy year so wow. And we’ve had a couple of weeks of watching – we didn’t won last week, didn’t we?

Adam: Yeah

Bradley: and it’s kind of a blur.

Adam:  and I think just correct me if I’m wrong, we haven’t slayed out the schedule set down yet but I think we are going to hit every Wednesday in December. Let me see if I’m lying here. Well, we got one on the 23rd and the 30th. We are going to have at least four episodes I think this month.

Bradley: ok cool.

Adam: yes, not going to put us on the hook for more on that, we may have more.

Bradley: might be five but we will see.

Adam: Good deal. Alright. Everyone, I just wanted to tell you real quick, if you haven’t – I’ll put the link up there. I know a lot of you – I have a…

Marco: Everybody knows we are live, man.

Adam: That is awesome. There’s a very aggravated cat who is shortly going to go outside in the rain. Alright, anyway, let’s say, let’s talk about serious base real quick and a lot of you already signed up. But something we wanted to tell people about was just that its free account sign up. And we are going to start doing a better job of explaining what exactly search bases to new people. How they can use it, and then the services offered because we have been slowly ramping it up. We kind of brought it in, in September when we first started offering the network management services. And now that we’ve got video power house and we are looking to bring the link building, the network building in there.
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Pinterest in IFTTT Networks

By April


One of the participants at Episode 56 of Hump Day Hangout suggested the addition of Pinterest into the existing IFTTT Network of Semantic Mastery. Find out what the team has to say about it:


Hello! I'm new to IFTTT and only been doing this stuff for 3 weeks. I've already set up a few recipes but I don't see Pinterest in your list??

I created my own Pinterest recipe (yeah, this stuff is addictive!) but the images are not posting properly on my Pinterest board.

For example, if you look at the Pinterest account you will notice that some pins had images posted to them and some not:


For the pins that DO have an image that was posted on Pinterest, you will notice that it was NOT the featured image that was pulled from the blog post, but rather the image embedded into the post:


For the rest of the posts they only have a featured image, ie, only one image and no additional images embedded in the blog post itself.

Is this a clue as to what's happening? Or did I setup the IFTTT recipe incorrectly?

I wonder if I am missing something in the IFTTT setup. I have attached an image of the IFTTT receipt for Pinterest.

Any assistance from the group is appreciated!!!?