What Are Your Thoughts On John Mueller’s Statement About Google Ignoring rel=”nofollow” For Links?

By April

 

In episode 247 of Semantic Mastery's weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one participant asked about the team's thoughts on John Mueller's statement about Google ignoring rel=” nofollow” for links.

The exact question was:

I gotta ask – What is your take on John Mueller from Google stating that Google ignores rel=””nofollow”” for links. This is confusing and would certainly be contrary to everything web site developers and SEOs have been doing for years. Thanks.

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How Do You Rank YouTube Videos In Google SERPs?

By April

In episode 247 of the weekly Hump Day Hangouts by Semantic Mastery, one viewer asked how to rank YouTube videos in Google SERPs.

The exact question was:

I'm finding it easy to rank videos on YouTube with CTR software and producing high quality videos but I've been struggling for the past year to rank YouTube videos in Google search. I have used RYS stacks, embed networks and other link building tools, which normally would have got my videos ranked. But I'm not seeing much of a positive effect using these same strategies in Google anymore. Any tips on what you find currently working for ranking videos in Google.

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Is Local SEO Dead?

By April

 

In Hump Day Hangouts episode 247, one participant asked if local SEO is dead.

The exact question was:

Hey guys loving your hangouts thanks so much! But I'm a bit worried is local seo dead now? in the previous humpdays you said to stay out of the GMB and even client gmbs are too risky to edit now and that organic rankings are mostly just all directory sites now. so if we cant confidently approach a client and offer to edit and optimize their GMB to rank it and cant rank their own site either cause its only directory sites ranking, what is their left to do? what are we suppose to sell them? just PPC services? If so, can the battleplan help me with that? thanks!

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Is Having Multiple Syndication Networks, Drive Stacks And GSite Enough To Get Decent Trust Flow And Domain Authority In Ranking For National Keywords?

By April

 

In episode 247 of our weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one participant asked if having multiple syndication networks, drive stacks and GSite is enough to get decent trust flow and domain authority in ranking for national keywords.

The exact question was:

I'm trying to rank for national keywords. Will ordering multiple syndication networks as well as drive stacks+gsite be enough to give me decent Trust Flow and Domain Authority? Or, will I have to use other link building tactics?

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Is Having A Related GMB Listing Helpful In Ranking A Local Lead Gen Site For Small And Less Competitive Location?

By April

 

In the 247th episode of Semantic Mastery's weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one participant asked if having a related GMB listing is helpful in ranking a local lead gen site for small and less competitive location.

The exact question was:

Hi Guys, . . . . . thank you VERY much again for these extremely helpful Hump Days, it is really appreciated (smile) . . . . I know you've said previously that it's super difficult to rank a local niche lead gen site organically because of the heavy presence of “”Directory”” type sites on the first page of the Google search results, but if someone wanted to try to rank a local lead gen site organically for a small, less competitive location, I was wondering how much of a site ranking factor having a related GMB listing was, if at all, and whether you can actually just ignore setting one up and still rank without any increase in the degree of site ranking difficulty?

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Is It A Good Idea To Have 4 Pages On Your Website Dedicated To One City In A County?

By April

In episode 247 of Semantic Mastery's weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one viewer asked if it is a good idea to have 4 pages on your website dedicated to one city in a county.

The exact question was:

Is it a good idea to have 4 pages on your website dedicated to one city in a county? The each page would be for example Plumber+ City— 24 hr Plumber Same City —Emergency Plumber+ same city— After hours Plumber + same city? Then to repeat the same to with the next city in the county?

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Should You Get The Whole Syndication Networks Set Up First Before Building RYS Stacks?

By April

In episode 247 of our weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one participant asked if one should get the whole syndication networks set up first before building RYS stacks.

The exact question was:

I just bought syn networks and RYS stacks for 3 clients. first time using the service, I've been thru Syn Academy, so familiar, but wondering should I get the Syn networks set up in full first, so I can give all the properties to build the RYS Stacks? and what are best practices for providing the best links/content/data etc. for getting Syn Networks and RYS stacks set up, these clients have websites, GMB, some web 2.0 properties and content. I see the forms to fill out to get them going, but just asking your advice to optimize the set up and then how to self manage/add value afterwards, using the RYS instruct guide that comes with it thanks!

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How Long Does Google Sandbox New Domains?

By April

In Semantic Mastery's weekly Hump Day Hangouts episode 246, one viewer asked how long does Google sandbox new domains.

The exact question was:

How long would you say that Google is sandboxing new domains/websites for these days?

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How Do You Change A GMB Listing’s Name Without Compromising Its Current Rankings?

By April

 

In Hump Day Hangouts episode 246, one participant asked how to change a GMB listing's name without compromising its current rankings.

The exact question was:

Wondering how to handle this: My client is a local franchise store, 6 months in biz, his citations are messed up because I added a primary keyword to the company name in the GMB listing but that keyword is not on any citations. The GMB is listed as: [brand name + city + keyword + city]. His GMB is ranking great for the main keyword in a metro area but the citations show his name only as [brand name + city] with out the keyword. my concern is a big drop in GMB traffic if I take out the keyword from the GMB listing to match the citations. He gets 3-5 new customers daily from google so he knows when it drops. Should I add the keyword to the citations listings? also thinking to drop the first city name so the name would be [brand name + keyword + city] your thoughts? thanks

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