Should I Expect Issues If I Write Blog Posts And Repurpose Them To Videos, Embeds, And Syndication?

By April

In episode 161 of our weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one participant asked whether there are any issues if one writes blog posts and repurposes them to videos, embeds and syndication.

The exact question was:

Good Day, I want to write blog posts
Create a video of each blog with content samurai
Then syndicate the video
Take that link of video and embed it into the blog then syndicate blog
Any issues?

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Weekly Digital Marketing Q&A – Hump Day Hangouts – Episode 127

By April

Click on the video above to watch Episode 127 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.

 

 

Announcement

Adam: All right. We are live. Welcome everybody, this is Hump Day Hangouts, episode 127. We have got everybody here, so let's do a quick hello. I'm going to start, as I see everybody, and start with you Bradley. How's it going?

Bradley: Good, man. How are you?

Adam: Not bad on this 12th of April, since I forgot to mention the date, it is going quite well.

Bradley: I'm glad to be here. I see we got some decent questions, already. We got just a few announcements, after introductions, ad we'll get right on it.

Adam: Cool. All right. Chris, how's it going, man?

Chris: Doing excellent.

Adam: Good deal. Hernan?

Hernan: Hey, everyone. I'm not feeling that good, but I'm happy to be, so I'm feeling slightly better since I'm on the Hump Day Hangout.

Adam: I feel bad I'm laughing, and I was just, oh, God, I'm on video. Anyway, sorry, Hernan, really. [crosstalk 00:00:51].

Bradley: [inaudible 00:00:53].

Adam: Yeah. Anyways, Marco, how's it going?

Marco: Good, man. We're in the middle of the rainy season in Costa Rica and it hasn't rained in a week.

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Adam: Outstanding. We'll get into this with a few announcements, everybody. Then, we'll dive into it. Like, Bradley said, we got a bunch of questions. If you're new to Semantic Mastery, if you're just seeing us, or this is one of your first Hump Day Hangouts, please check out Syndication Academy, I'll pop the link on the page, you'll see it in a minute. Then, also SERP Space, you can create your free account over there for done for you services, so please go check that out after the webinar. Let's see. Real quick, we've got a replay going up, right, Bradley? Did you want to tell everyone about that?

Bradley: Yeah. We did the Rocket Video Ranker webinar with Bill Cousins and [inaudible 00:01:42] just the other day, I guess, it was Monday. This weeks a blur to me. It was a really good webinar. He's got a really awesome app that they created like an instant authority injector, it's like instant channel authority, that's what it's called. It's really cool. I've been playing with it for about a little over a week, now, and I've set up multiple campaigns. I was kind of extending the case studies from the Live Rank Sniper case studies that I did as a bonus for this, as well as I added on some new case studies, as well, because it's working really well.

What's cool about it is you can actually upload a bunch of videos, and then set them to a brand new YouTube channel and without syndication network, or anything else, and then it's just unique on how it activates, or makes all the videos public, and apparently that injects authority into the channel, and it makes the videos rank like crazy. I don't understand how it works, or why, I mean, I understand how it works, but I don't understand why it works so well, but it works really well. I've been using it a lot for the bonus, that webinar replay, we've got a link for that, the bonuses that we've thrown in were the case studies that I did, which are multiple case studies.

That training is being added to the bonus membership site, but all the other unannounced bonuses that are part of that membership site as well. Guys, check it out it was a rather short webinar, like an hour and 15 minutes, or something like that, but just go check it out and see even if you don't end up purchasing the product, the technique is really, really cool and it works really well. It's worth sitting through the webinar just to pick up that, if nothing else. Okay?

Adam: Awesome. Cool. We got that link, I think I just put it on, so go check it out after this, it's really cool. Marco, word on the street is that there might be a webinar, or something with you involved, I'm not sure. What's going on, there?

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Marco: Not only, me, but I'm getting, Hernan, has just been volunteered to come on and help me out, because really the last two seem kind of disjointed, I mean, people, I don't know why, but somehow they didn't get the message. Right? Some people said it's fabulous, a lot of people said, yeah, I got it and I went, and I started looking, so they did actually what this is for. It's fr you to think, go research, and then do. Right? It's not for me to do it for you. If you want me to do it for you, you're welcome to pay me my $750.00 an hour for consultation, if not, then you go do it, which is what I've had to do for the last what, 14, 15 years. Right?

Nobody showed me, or told me, or took me under their wing and said this is how you do it, guy. I had to go and read and put it all together. Anyway, the webinar is training, think, apply, make money, lather, rinse, repeat, the Semantic Mastery way. Right? Just a quick going over what we'll be doing? I will be revisiting entity creation, validation, and verification, iframes, java script, training the bot, and JSON-LD, JSON, plus LD, plus content, which is our two pronged approach to how we just slam everything, and then, I will be going over whose way is the best way. It's not what you think.

Bradley: Okay. Far enough. Next.

Marco: Your muted Adam.

Adam: Yeah. I'm doing a horrible job of pressing a button, today. Since, Hernan got voluntold into this, Hernan, I think is going to have something special, too, maybe at that webinar. Right?

Hernan: Yeah. Definitely. We are getting close to launch the Battle Plan and that's part of the Semantic Mastery way, because actually in that Battle Plan it's the step by step on how to pretty much [inaudible 00:05:50] a niche, even if it's for aged sites, for new sites, for local sites, for YouTube videos, we have everything in there, so it was, you know we were having a lot of questions about, I love you guys, and I love your content. You have a shit ton of content, but I need a step by step, blueprint, if you will, so that's exactly why we decided to put together on that Battle Plan, and that's going to be presented alongside Marco's genius rambling on Monday, on the webinar. Yeah.

Adam: Awesome. If you're there you're definitely going to get something special, so I'll just leave it at that, and [crosstalk 00:06:31].

Bradley: It only took us three years to create the Battle Plan. We've been talking about it for three years.

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Adam: Now, we got it.

Bradley: [crosstalk 00:06:39]. I'm anxious to have that out, too, because it's just something that we just never did, and we finally actually, Hernan, really put it together, so hats off to you, Hernan. Thanks for doing that.

Adam: Yeah. Definitely. I've got my Nike shoe phones on. Thank you, Wayne. I'm going to real quick drop a link in, I suggest you guys check it out, it's free. First three chapters of a book from the CEO of ClickFunnels, and you can check that out, obviously you got to give me your email, but you can go check that out. It's about building movements, building business, a real business. Things like that. Just check it out, I'm not going to go into details if that sounds interesting to you by all means, go check it out and I believe the full book is either out this week or next week, so do yourself a favor, if you don't like it, you invested an email address, if you do like it, you're going to get some good info out of it.

Bradley: Wayne's still picking on you.

Adam: He is. If I had more time I would turn this into talking about my headphones, but-

Bradley: It's awesome, though.

Adam: Let's get into it.

Bradley: Nobody is safe from the wrath of Wayne. All right. I think I'm going to grab the screen, now, guys. Are we ready?

Adam: Yes.

Bradley: All right. Otherwise, I'm just going to sit here and read the chat box. You guys can hear me?

Adam: Got you.

Marco: There we go.

Bradley: Okay. All right. Cool. By the way, just to comment on Adam's mention of the expert secrets book, yeah, guys, if you're not already familiar with Russell Brunson, and the whole ClickFunnels movement, and everything, you should become familiar, and this is an excellent opportunity to do so, with that book, because it's really been a transformative application that we use for our business, ClickFunnels has been, and it's a great company, they've got a lot of vision, and stuff, and so we fully support them as well, because it's been such a blessing to have in our own business, so it's a good opportunity to check out what they've got going on, and learn some, from a really great marketer of our time. Definitely check it out. All right.

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[inaudible 00:08:51] is up,

Should The Blog Post With Embedded Youtube Videos Have Different Content In Order To Not Be A Duplicate?

he says, “Hey guys. I'm syndicating content from both the brand website and YouTube channels. The brand is a website, and YouTube. How much would be the minimum to change the blog post from just plain embedding the YouTube videos? Would it be enough to add X amount of words extra, next to the video, like transcribing or just posting the same content in a blog format, or should the blog post have different content in order to not be a duplicate? Thanks.” You know, you can do a transcription, that fine, that's what I do with a lot of my client sites.

For example, some of my clients, actually, you know, most of my clients are in the contracting industry, so they do home services, so like HVAC services, and plumbing, and things like that. Some of my clients, not all of them, because some of them just refuse to do it, but some of them have their technicians go, and I trained them to do this, but it's very simple, for example, a plumbing company they send one of their plumbers out to a job, and once they get to the job and they access what it is, or they complete the job, do the repair work, or whatever it is they pull out their cell phone and they record a short video, saying, hey, this is John from Joe's Plumbing, I'm out on location, in Fairfax County, Virginia. I got a call for a leaky facet, this was the problem that I found, this is what I did to fix it, if you have any problems similar to requiring facet repair, call Joe's Plumbing at, and they give the call to action.

They send me those videos, and I upload, optimize them and upload them to YouTube and then create the blog posts out of those with the transcription. Essentially, I just send the link over to a transcription service, have them transcribe the video, which is generally about a minute to a minute and a half long. It costs me like a $1.50 or three bucks to get the thing transcribed, and when I get it back, I add that as the content, or my VA will do it, or one of my VA's will do it, but they'll create a blog post with the video embedded, and then the transcription underneath. That's great, because that works really well. Now, there's really not a way that you can automate that. I automate it through a virtual assistant. That's my way automating it. I don't know a way to do that using IFTTT, so if you want to add the additional content, that's fine, transcription works, great. However, it would be a manual process. Right?

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One of the reasons why our YouTube syndication applets, from IFTTT, those auto syndication applets don't include the description, for example of the videos, and why we will always just put this video was, it can also be seen on YouTube here, and you put the YouTube link and maybe the channel link, or a playlist link, but that's it. The reason why is because through the many, many networks that I have had and tested over the years, I was finding that when you import the description, and you can change the applet, by the way. But, we have the applet setup with ingredients that work the best, that produce, that don't cause any problems for your blog sites. What I was having problems with, was at one point in time I had a really large, what I called a video broadcasting network, consider it like a PBN, but it was used specifically for just video syndication sites. Okay?

We would, I would, syndicate, and because the way I would set up those video broadcasting network sites, again, similar to PBN's but they were self hosted WordPress sites on domains that I had picked up, like expired domains and stuff like that, and build out these syndication networks using the self hosting WordPress site as the trigger point. Right? I would have YouTube, actually, every time I would upload a video to a particular channel it would syndicate out automatically to all these WordPress sites. Then, the WordPress site would trigger the IFTTT network around it. Right? They were random, some of the would import video description, some would not. What happened was through one of Google's de-indexing spree's that it goes on from time to time, I got hit, my video broadcasting networks got hit, and all the sites that had been importing the descriptions got the indexed, all of the sites that did not import the descriptions, that only hd a YouTube video, so essentially the embed code, and a link to the video itself, and then a link back to the channel, and/or playlist. All of those survived. It was the same network, which was interesting.

It led me to obviously understand that Google does not like republishing or posting of the video descriptions, and I can understand why, because they can be a bit spammy. Right? We drop links and all kinds of stuff into the description, and so it comes out looking spammy, and so that's why I stopped doing it and why all of the applets that we provide don't pull in the description. The reason why I tell you that is because if you're creating videos on the front end, and let's say that you already have, let's say it's a recorded video, where you've already written a script for example, and now you get the video created or recorded, and then you go to add the video to YouTube, well, you already had the transcription at that point. Right? Or, you can record a video, or have a video produced, and get it transcribed, and when you upload it to YouTube you can add your transcription as the video description.

That's the only way I would know how to automate it, is if you had the transcription before you upload it to YouTube. Does that make sense? Otherwise, if you upload the video first then have it transcribed, well when it uploads it's going to automatically syndicate through your networks, so then you'd have to go in and manual edit your blog post on your money site or whatever. That wouldn't include the transcription across all those other properties, either. Does that make sense? The only way for you to syndicate the video plus the description with a transcription, I should say, is if you were to have that prepared a head of time, before you upload the video, which would trigger the syndication to begin with. Okay? It's fine guys if you want to include that and do that kind of stuff on the front end. I don't recommend syndicating a video with, use the applets the way we have them, I mean, you can test, and you can play around with them, but just know the reason we set those applets up the way we did was there was a reason for it, and the reason that I just gave you. Okay?

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As far as this, again, I would recommend that you would either just upload the video using the applets the way that they are, and then go back on the money site blog, and edit the post manually, and it's something a VA could do where they could add the transcription. That way across all the syndication points its just the video embed and the links back. Right? That's it, but then on the blog itself, which is a money site, yeah, that's fine to put the transcription there. That's how I would prefer to do it, as opposed to even transcribing a head of time, before syndicating, because then you end up having that, again, the additional text underneath the video, even though the transcription probably isn't as spammy as a normal YouTube description. I still would, because I know of those types of syndication points getting shut down when the text is imported, as well. I just prefer to avoid that and make sure that it's just the YouTube embed and a link back to the video and/or the playlist and/or channel. Okay? All right. Hopefully, that one was cleared up.

Should You Add 100-200 Properties Linked To Our Youtube Account To Get A Real Boost On Videos Syndicated Through IFTTT?

Alexander says, “I read somewhere that we should have a 100 to 200 properties linked to our YouTube account to get a real boost on video syndicated through IFTTT, I'm beginning on video SEO, now, and loving the speed, and just got a little bit confused about it.” Well, it depends, Alexander. My most powerful networks have over 200 properties, because generally for anything that I'm going to be like any industry or niche that I'm going to be serious about, I start off with a minimum of three two tier networks. That's just because we have the infrastructure and the building team, and everything, it's simple for me to just say, look, I need three full two tier networks, and a week later I've got them. You know?

If I'm going to be real serious about something, and remember guys a full two tier network is anywhere between 80 to 90 properties. Right? Even at 80, at the low end of it, we're looking at 240 properties if you've got three full two tier networks. That is true in that my most powerful networks are generally in that range or so, but I know I have some syndication networks that are just tier one that have been powered up and have had consistent posting over time, and they've just gotten powerful because of that, because they are all themed really well, and they've got history.

It really just depends. I mean, if you're starting off with newer networks that aren't themed or don't have a lot of life and history to them, if that makes sense, then what you want, you can add more networks, which will be more syndication points, or you can power them up with links and other various things that you can do to power up the networks. You can do one, or the other. If you're starting off probably right off the bat you're going to get faster results with more syndication points, but over the long run, it's actually better in my opinion to power up existing networks because that helps the video ranks, whatever results the networks provide by syndicating to them, it helps to keep those results to stick better. Does that make sense? In other words, the more syndication points you add to a network, the faster the results typically are, but if it's new then the results can slip rather quickly, as well. Meaning, you get initial really good results, but then they'll start to drop.

Obviously, it's going to depend on many, many other variables, guys, but I'm saying just on the way that my data has trended it shows that. That's why if you have a powered up network, typically the results that the syndication provides will stick for longer. All right? Way back when we had the first version of Syndication Academy out I mentioned that, because I mentioned that for example you could stack multiple tier one networks, first tier networks to a YouTube channel and you'd get faster ranking results that way than using two tier networks, so what I'm saying is let's say you had 10 single ring tier one networks that you wanted attached to one YouTube channel, right, that would be essentially what 200 properties, roughly 200 properties. That's going to get you really fast results, but a lot of the times those results will start to slip somewhat quickly.

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It would be better, instead of having 10 tier one networks, it would be better to say, let's say you had three full two tier networks, which would be 12 networks, but the two tier networks tend to help the video rankings to stick longer. That's been something that I've noticed for years. Again, with my own data if I can theme a network and power it up with links and then continue to publish to that it seems to get a lot stronger whether you have more and more syndication properties or not. At some point it's like a level of diminishing returns. Right? Once you cross that point it's really unnecessary to add additional syndication points. I think it's better to power up what you already have. If that makes sense. Okay? Anyways, you can play around with that. Yeah. Obviously if you're just starting off with new networks, more is better. More points are better. All right.

IFTTT Properties & NAP Citations For Local Sites

Next is, “Is those IFTTT properties a good place to add any IFTTT citations for local sites? Same thing with PR, NAP, and embeds.” I guess PR, must be press release. Yeah. Guys, anytime you can drop an NAP citation into a post or anything like that, as long as it's not been like spammed into it, like if you have a good call to action at the end of a post and you want to drop the NAP that's a good place to do it. Those all count as citations, guys. You can have a citation on a blogger site, and a Tumbler site. Yeah. If you want to drop an NAP into blog post that's perfectly fine.

Same thing with press releases, guys. Most press release companies are going to have a section where you put your contact company details anyways, the NAP details, especially and even more and more PR sites now are actually allowing structured data for that so you can mark that up the NAP details with the local business markup, or it's done on the backend, in other words, there just text fields, you enter in the company data and the PR company adds the structured data for where it's published on their site. Now, the syndication points, the press cables that pick them up, most of those will strip that out, but it doesn't matter you still end up with the NAP details, citation details, it's just an unstructured citation at that point. It's absolutely valuable to do that. Make sure you're using a lot of brand anchors for that, though, you don't want to use keywords and stuff. All right.

Next one. “Is it better to have,” and we're going to skip probably, I don't know, how many questions do we have? Because we got some people that posted a lot of questions in a row, guys, and we cannot do that. We need to split the questions up, so that it's fair for everybody. I'm going to answer this one, if we have time, we'll come back and answer is next one. “Is it better to have more accounts as tier one to the YouTube channel, or have one and a few tier one rings, and then add the bulk?” Yeah. I already answered that one, Alexander. Again, you're going to get faster results with more tier one properties, but your results will stick longer if you use tier two.

I don't go out to tier three, because there's just too many, it's too many steps chained together that if something goes wrong anywhere it breaks down the whole system, so I don't do that. I don't do tier three. I mean, I've done it, but I don't do it, because it's too many moving pieces, in other words. I like to go out to tier two and that's the extent. If I want more and more, I just add more networks, more tier one's and tier two's. I don't bring it out to tier three. I haven't seen any benefit in doing that, and it's just more work and more hassle. Okay. Like I said, if we have time, Alexander, we'll come back.

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Do You Focus On The Main City Or Do You Focus The Root Domain On Anything At All (Maybe States)?

Don's up. Don Johnson. That's awesome. He says, “I understand the concept of using city subdomains for local businesses, but then for the root domain, do you focus on the main city or do you just focus it on anything at all, maybe state?” Don, I always just use that as like the brand site. If there's a corporate headquarters then that's what I'll target the site, the root domain for, will be like the corporate site, so it will, if there's a corporate headquarters like a physical location, then I will reserve the root domain for that. If you are using, we can talk about structured data again, but if you're using organizational markup and then you have separate locations, then, you would use the root domain for that. Then, all your separate locations would be listed on subdomains, if that makes sense. That's typically how I do it.

If you don't have a corporate headquarters, then you can use, in other words if you've got all of your locations already built out on subdomains then just use the root domain, at least this is the way I do it, I just use the root domain as literally like a brand website, and it's more or less just a billboard, like an online flyer that says this is who we are this is what we do, and the pages on the site are the locations page, the about us page, and the contact us page. That's it. That's all that's necessary. Unless, you're going to be blogging from the root domain to the tier one branded network for all of the subdomain locations in which case you want to have a blog and you want to have categories to match each one of the locations, so that whenever you create a post and if you're blogging from the root domain to do all your link building and content syndication from one website, and from one WordPress site as opposed to multiple subdomains. That's how I do it, for the most part, guys.

We talk about this all the time, but when you have multiple locations, I always try to just build the single tier branded syndication network and then do all of my blogging from the root domain to cover all the subdomain locations, and then after a period of time, and syndicating multiple posts, and checking rankings, and that kind of stuff you'll notice that some of the locations will respond well to that, but then some of the subdomain locations won't, and the ones that need the additional push, you can always go out and create locations specific syndication networks for those subdomains that need the extra push, and then blog directly from those subdomains. Remember, try to get the best results with the minimum amount of work. One branded network is all that's needed for multi location, your blog from the root domain, cover all of your subdomains from that same blog just make sure you match categories with locations. If that makes sense.

Marco: If I could just add something, one of the basic principles of our Syndication Academy and RYS Academy is to brand. We create a brand and we associate the brand, the keywords to the band, we don't just chase keywords, we don't just chase location plus keywords we actually teach you, or tell you, build your brand and then-

Bradley: Right.

Marco: Associate the keywords to it, that's why what we do works so well. That's what sets us apart from everybody else, because there's hardly anyone online, right now, teaching you to do it like the big boys do it. Create your brand, associate the keywords to the brand, and then everything else just flows in. Whatever you do, after that, whether you're blogging or doing a podcast, whatever it is that you're doing, in your social media, whatever, it's always pushing the brand and the keywords. The brand and the services. The brand and your product. It's brand, brand, brand, and then the bot, once you hit it over the head enough, it's smart enough, oh, okay, so I need to associate this brand with this set of keywords and that's when the magic starts happening, when the bot, I call it training the bot, but when the bots been trained that way then all sorts of good stuff starts, it just starts to happen.

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Bradley: Yeah. Totally agree. That's part of what we talked about with the Crowd Search webinar is that association that is made by the algorithm, I mean RankBrain, guys, it learns. Right? It's machine learning, but it's learning nonetheless. Over time with those associations are made and stored, so it ends up adding weight to the site. How I was introduced into the concept was called site weight. All things being equal if you add two, let's just say plumbing sites that had the same, you know, virtually, or comparably the same SEO and the same off page SEO. I know this is obviously hypothetical, because it's damn near impossible for that to be the case.

If those two were the same, everything else was virtually the same, then the site that had more brand mentions and more navigational searches, which people like searching for the company name, the company name contact information, company name, location, that kind of stuff, that site will out rank the other one, every time, because it's getting more weight by Google, in other words, it's a more authoritative brand. The algorithm determines that through search history and a lot of the other things, the semantic relationships and all that stuff, and that's in part why it works so well, so thank you Marco for bringing that up.

Don, yeah, this last thing is on the main domain, that's what I'm talking about, anything you're talking about smaller city pages that aren't worth an entire subdomain. I get that. That's fine. That's absolutely fine to do that on the root domain. I would just have a locations page that also links out and use the organizational structure data markup. Then, you can, I cannot show you an example, I wish I could, but I do that for some of my sites that have multiple locations. You set a locations page, you mark everything up, you list all of your locations, everything is marked up correctly. It's very, very powerful. Then, like I said, the root domain you just focus on, if you have a physical location for a corporate headquarters, you make the root specifically about that, but you can have all the other locations listed, like I said.

If you have smaller city pages and stuff that aren't worthy of a subdomain, like you mentioned, that's fine. You can put all those on the root domain, as well. What I would recommend with that though, that's why I said, you don't for a lot of times, and I don't want to over complicate this, because I don't know how experienced you are, Don, but a lot of times people will put local business structure data with JSON LD markup in the site header, which is fine, but in a case like this where you are going to have a locations page and potentially smaller city pages hosted on the root domain, you don't want to do that. What you want to do is on the locations page use the structured data markup, and that's fine. Guys, as per Google's best practices when it comes to structured data, they say it doesn't have to be on every page of the site. It only needs to be on a locations, about, or contact page. That's it.

Google will read, as long as you don't have bot blockers on there, Google will read it and will recognize and associate that business with that markup. If that makes sense. For something like that, you don't want to put it in site wide, is what I'm saying. You want to add that code specifically to the locations page and then for each one of your smaller city pages I would inject structured data into each one of those individual pages for that specific location. If you don't have, you say smaller city pages, they might not have physical locations, anyways. If that makes sense. All right.

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We could go into a whole, maybe some day we'll do a separate webinar just on structured data stuff, because I know we get questions about that all the time, too.

Do You Add A Link To Your Money Site Using A Keyword From The Text In The Curated Post?

James says, “If you curate content on a web two from another source, can you add a link to your money site using a keyword from the text in the curated post, as well as linking back to the source, of course?” James, I don't do that. I don't edit or modify the text that I'm curating at all. I don't know what the legalities are of that, because I don't know, I don't do it. Does anybody else have a clear answer for that?

Marco: I would say that you're changing, if you're adding a direct quote right from that website and you change it, then it's no longer.

Bradley: That's right.

Marco: A direct quote. I mean, I know it's not best practices when you're writing something up, so I don't see why you would want to do that anyway. I don't know what it is that he's looking to accomplish by doing that. I'm not sure. You don't need to. You just do the proper citation and you move on. You don't want to-

Bradley: Yeah.

Marco: Give yourself extra work, because it works perfectly well.

Bradley: James, the only reason why I would see if you were curating content from another source on your own blog, for you to change the text and add a link is just so that you can link back to whatever, and drive visitors through that link to wherever you are trying to send them, or for SEO purposes, but the point is you've got your commentary section, that's the content that you write, or that your team writes, or whatever, your writer, your curator, that's what they write in between curating sections of the post. Right? That's what's called commentary. In those commentary sections you can create links to whatever you want.

You can use the anchor text links, whatever types of links, whatever types of anchor text you can send people wherever you want. I'd recommend not altering the curated content at all. Curate it exactly as it was written, where it was originally published and then cite the source where it was published and then add your link into the commentary section. There's really no reason that I know of without knowing more about your specific situation, James. There's no reason for you to edit the curated content. I recommend that you don't do that, because again, I don't know what the legalities are, but I wouldn't want to alter it in any way. Okay?

How To Syndicate Content To A Jimdo Website?

Ivan says, “Hey, guys. I asked a couple weeks ago on number 126, is it worth the effort to treat tier one blog components as money sites? I took the time to build a website on Jimdo.com, and I saw some back links inside my search console. How can we post to it automatically if it's not inside IFTTT?” Ivan, that's a good question. You'd have to look for potentially maybe another application that would connect with Jimdo, IFTTT does not. I don't know if Zapier does. There's also another similar service called Delvr.it, D-E-L-V-R dot I-T, I think it is.

Those are all services similar to IFTTT. You might want to check and see if Jimdo connects with any of those. I don't know if it does or not, but if it doesn't then you cannot. I mean, there might be a plugin that will post to Jimdo, as well from a WordPress site, but I don't know that. I don't know of any off the top of my head, but that doesn't matter, I mean, you can still use Jimdo, you just won't be able to use it as part of your syndication network, but you can still use it as a tier one link. It just won't be an automated thing, unless you can find an app that does it. Okay.

Marco: I think there's a plugin that does that. I cannot remember what the name of it is, off the top of my head.

Bradley: Does Snap do it?

Hernan: Yeah. Maybe, Snap does it.

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Bradley: [crosstalk 00:35:09] plugin.

Hernan: Yeah.

Marco: There's a bunch of them out there. I mean, they've come up with a bunch of others that could possibly do it. There's one called Hyper Social Buffer, I think it is. I'm not sure whether it does it.

Bradley: Yeah. I don't know, which networks this post to, guys, but next scripts, Social Networks Auto-Poster, I know that's one that a lot of people use for stuff. I mean, that's all you got to do, Ivan, is just go digging around see what you can find. There might be a plugin on another app that will do it. If IFTTT doesn't do it, you got to look for another solution. If you cannot find one that will work, then, again, you can still use Jimdo as a tier one property, it just won't be an auto syndication point. Okay.

 

Do You Have Any Kind Of Index Or Searchable Database Of The Time Stamps With Topic For All Of The Past Hump Day Hangouts?

All right. Columbia's got several in a row. We'll try to run through a couple of them. “Do you have any kind of index or searchable database so that time stamps with topic for all the past Hump Day Hangouts, there is so much great info here it would be great to have.” The only thing that you can do, Columbia, and we add time stamps, which helps quite a bit, but the only thing you can do is just use the search function in the YouTube channel. If we go over here, we'll go to [crosstalk 00:36:23]-

Adam: We do have them in a playlist, though, so you can at least go into the playlist.

Bradley: Yeah. If you go to view channel, so just go to YouTube.com look for Semantic Mastery, it will come right up, and then right here when you click on the channel you'll see this little spyglass icon, you click on that, it says search channel, and that's where you can type in your query and because we add timestamps the YouTube search function within our channel works fairly well. I know the YouTube search is kind of shitty overall in YouTube for the most part, but it works fairly well on our channel, because we actually add the timestamps to all of our videos. Okay. That's the best thing we-

Marco: I think you can also do a playlist search. If you go to a playlist, to Hump Day Hangout playlists, I think you can search the playlist.

Bradley: It says search channel. I don't know how to search playlists. Yeah. I don't see a specific search for playlists. There might be a function, I just never seen it. Anyways. Yeah. Personally, I would just search the channel, but if there is this playlist search function, then try that, too, I suppose. Okay. All right.

What Is The Maximum Number Of Separate Tags That Are Safe To Use?

Next. “With regard to tag stuffing, how many separate tags would be the maximum? Be safe.” I don't know, Columbia, honestly, I've never stuffed enough tags into a YouTube video. I've just never been real heavy on doing a whole bunch of tags, because I always try to keep my tags very focused around the singular keyword that I'm trying to rank for. Right? I don't know. Does anybody else here know how many tags? Personally, like I said, I usually will keep it to about five to eight tags and they're usually very focused around my primary keyword that I'm trying to rank for. Anybody else got an answer for that?

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Marco: No.

Bradley: Okay.

Adam: I haven't heard of any hard and fast rule. I would probably go by user experience and finding your niche, and keep it pretty simple.

Bradley: Yeah. I mean, all I do Columbia is, well there's a few things that you can do. One is if you use the plugin TubeBuddy, TubeBuddy's a great plugin, which will show you the tags of similar videos, what their tags are and it will show you the popularity of that tag. In other words, how often those tags occur in similar videos, that kind of stuff, so that you can figure out which are the most weighted tags, or the most common tags so that you can match those. TubeBuddy is a great tool for that. It's a Chrome plugin, or it's a YouTube plugin, I guess. Anyways, it's called TubeBuddy, check that out. It's pretty cool. There's some other tools that do similar stuff where they'll like scrap tags.

Lisa Allen has one, it's called, TubeViperX I've seen the icon over here, it's called TubeViperX, so she's got one. There's another one called, Tuberank Jeet, or something like that. I don't know. There's a bunch of tools out there that you can find that are like tag scrappers, and some of the tools will show you the tags in order of priority, and that kind of stuff. You can use stuff like that, but typically, for me, personally whatever my primary keyword is I usually end up adding that tag as well as any local modifiers as individual tags like the city names, and then a couple slight variations of my primary keyword. The most closely related variations, and that's it. My tag list for any given video is usually no more than eight tags. It's anywhere between five to eight tags, tops, and that's because I am always trying to hyper focus around one singular keyword for each video. Okay. That's just the way that I've done it for years.

Marco: I have an idea for Columbia. All of our videos on YouTube, or on the playlist, they're titled Hump Day Hangouts, Hump Day and then Hangouts, one word, [inaudible 00:40:37] and look for the keyword and that'll search the Hump Day videos.

What Is The Effect Of Changing/Approving Tags After A Live Stream Video in YouTube?

Bradley: Cool. Awesome. Thanks. All right. “Is there any problem with changing and approving tags after you've live streamed a video channel?” No, Columbia, not at all. You can go in and edit those at any time. That's not going to hurt anything. I've played around with like if a video doesn't rank, is it ranking as well as I want, you can go in and kind of mess around with the tags a little bit, but give it a few days and see what happens, because a lot of times you won't see changes. I'm not saying changing the tags is going to have any effect on your video, all I know is I've done that, and I've added tags or removed tags, or replaced tags, and I've seen movement. Just to let you know, it's not going to effect anything. I mean, it could affect a video negatively, but you just have to play with it and see. If that was the case, you just switch it back to what it was before. All right. Look at that, that's Napoleon Dynamite's profile [inaudible 00:41:31], that's awesome.

Ranking Using 301 Redirects

Joe T, says, “What's the best way to rank using 301 redirects?” Well, there's so many different answers for that. 301 redirects can be used for a million things. We use them for Switchbox SEO, mainly. Terry Kyle, coined that term, Switchbox SEO, so you can go to Terry Kyle's blog and read about it. We were using 301 redirects anyways, but that kind of really opened up a whole lot of doors for us, as far as, things that we do with 301's. We used to use 301's for a lot of real nasty stuff, we still do, for a lot of real nasty stuff, but not in the same way that we used to. I like to use 301's obviously for cloning the sites and building links to my domain as opposed to my clients domains. That way I keep some level of control, in case they don't need me anymore.

We can use 301 redirects, what's great about 301 redirects is if you do all your link building to a domain that you have full capability of removing redirects or redirecting somewhere else, then that's why it's called Switchbox SEO, because it's like you can turn it on and off at any moment. If you're doing something particularly nasty and it ends up causing some problems, you can just open that redirect. It's just like opening a switch. Right? It cuts that negative link juice off from whatever the destination was, where the redirect was. There's a lot of stuff that you can do with 301 redirects. Again, we could cover that for an hour, and that's a little bit too broad of a question for here. You guys want to comment on that, at all?

Hernan: Yeah. If it's cheap, since we are doing it with X, Y, Z, or dot links, or whatever you want to do, if it's cheap, and if it can protect you, go ahead. Why not? Some people will, I usually like to do it with domains that I can own, and that I can control.

Bradley: Right.

Hernan: That's why I'm saying dot, X, Y, Z dot link, you can do it with URL shorteners, but most of the time you cannot change the destinations and you do not control them. You know?

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Bradley: Right.

Hernan: Some people will actually go ahead and make the mistake of doing [inaudible 00:43:51], which we do not recommend, if you're doing nasty stuff, unless you are a part of RYS Academy of course where Marco will teach how to go through that flawlessly, but in any case, I would suggest that you go with X, Y, Z domain, dot link domain, cheap one dollar a year domain that you can reuse, that you can spam, and it doesn't hurt you.

Bradley: Yeah. Okay. “I get emails promoting XRumer backlinks, can you rank today with XRumer links, and if so, how, without getting penalized?” No. I wouldn't do it, Joe. It depends on if you're spamming a web two property, for example, that's one thing. If you're spamming a citation, or a press release, again, that's one thing, but I wouldn't be trying, I would have XRumer backlinks pointed within three tiers of my, within two tiers for sure of my money site. It's just spam. I mean, look, guys, and when I say XRumer links, I'm assuming, correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't XRumer links mainly blog comments, and forum profiles, and stuff? Isn't it like real spam stuff? I don't use XRumer, that's why I'm asking.

Marco: I haven't used it in so long, that's how it was. It was mainly comment spam.

Bradley: Yeah.

Hernan: Yeah. Comment spam. All the way. I mean, they still work, but as far as possible from your money site.

Bradley: Right.

Hernan: You know? We still use Spam Tools, but as far as possible from the money site. More over now that we feel now, Marco came with the news of saying, hey, guys, you know, Google is going two or three tiers deep, so if you can go for tier four, or tier five for XRumer that would be a good idea, actually.

Bradley: Yeah. You can use them for example, like YouTube videos, man, I know I've ranked YouTube videos using nothing but comments, before. It's been a while, I haven't attempted it in quite a some time, but I mean, YouTube videos like press releases, citations, things like that, that can withstand that kind of spam. Yeah. But, remember we always talk about treating your tier one properties as extensions of your brand, so in other words if you want to spam a citation, make sure that it's a no follow link to your money site, for example.

Because you don't want to spam something with a do follow link, a tier one property with a whole bunch of comment spam it can end up hurting your money site, the final destination. You don't want to do that. If you got a press release, or something like that, that you're just wanting to push up and spam it, most of those types of cites will withstand it, that kind of abuse, but again we recommend not spamming your tier one properties, for the most part, because you want to treat those as extensions of your brand. Tier two, fine, if you want to spam your tier two properties, do it.

Marco: If I can clarify. We're not saying that spam doesn't work, because we still use GSA. In fact, we use fiver GSA gigs and the links come back showing adult business, which means porn. Right? [inaudible 00:47:15]. They use porn links to drop our links in, and this still works like gangbusters, it still ranks, but you have to know what you're doing. We throw a double spam filter in, so that the links come through squeaky clean. If you don't know or don't understand what I just said, don't do it, because you'll get in trouble.

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Bradley: All right. Toby's up, “Do you use aggregate rating? Have you ever seen the results in Google that have the star ratings on them, like the image below, image of a four out of five star rating on a website. Pretty badass. Right? Did you know that those are actually super easy to get, and Project Supremacy Plugin can do that for you in about 60 seconds.” Okay. I haven't played with Project Supremacy Plugin in quite some time. We have it. I just haven't messed with it. “Yes, the site above got its reviews and star rating generated with the plugin.” Okay. Let's see. “How do you get those star ratings to show up? It's actually through a very specific JSON-LD scheme attack, aggregate rating.” Yeah. That's right. That's been part of that plugin since it was launched. Right?

Yeah. I'm familiar with that. I've got a client site that we tried a million things with that we just cannot get the star ratings to show though, including Project Supremacy plugin, it hasn't worked for that. I've banged my head against the wall for months with that site, and we still cannot get it to work. The particular schema tag is read by your site on Google star rating with amazing ease.” It sure sounds like a pitch, but anyways, I don't see a link, so we're going to move on. It's a decent plugin guys, there's no doubt. This really isn't the place to-

Marco: Yeah.

Bradley: Promote the shit out of somebody else's stuff.

Marco: Yeah. This is not the place for that, for somebody else's and not only that since most of the people on Hump Day are beginners. They're going to go and spam away with five star ratings, and get a schema spam penalty for fake five star ratings, fake reviews-

Bradley: Structured data spam.

Marco: Structured data spam.

Bradley: Yeah.

Marco: Absolutely. It's a great way to get yourself in trouble if you don't know what you're doing.

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Bradley: That's right. I know, because I've gotten those manual spam action notifications in search consoles that says, structured data spam. You can get them cleaned up and reversed, but why would you want to raise a red flag? I'm not saying, don't use the stuff guys, just use it correctly. Use it right. For example, I've got a client that has an ungodly amount of real reviews from real customers, and we're having a hard time getting it to show on his site, so that's not structured data spam, but I have gotten that manual spam action through search console before and so have many others.

Marco: Just to finish this up. How many real people give everything five stars? I mean, real people give everything five stars and a review, just these fabulous reviews that just don't look natural. You got to think of it that way, what looks natural?

Bradley: Yeah. We're almost out of time. There's the five minute warning. I'm going to roll through just a couple very quickly. Columbia's got several here, again. Columbia, just for next time, I don't remember seeing your name before, so I'm sure you didn't know. Toby, thank you by the way for mentioning that, just split your questions up, so it allows other people to get their questions in as well. It's only fair. All right?

Can You Have Multiple Verified Websites For Cards And End Screens?

Columbia says, “I wanted to have an end screen link from the YouTube video directly to my author, clients, books page on Amazon, however, Amazon, is not on the approved vendor list for YouTube. Is there a way to link directly out to the end screens, or do I have to go through another site, and then from that site send it to Amazon?”

What I recommend, Columbia, is set up a bridge page, which in other words, a page on one of your domains, that you can add as an associated website, and I saw your questions above these, so this will make sense in a minute, but if you add your own domain as an associated website, then you can use the end screens and cards to link directly to any page on that domain. Then, you can have the call to action on that page with the link that clicks over to the Amazon page. Does that make sense? You send people to a page that has maybe some more information about the product, the book, whatever, in your case it sounds like a book, and then from there you have a button or a link that links over to the actual Amazon product page. Does that make sense? It's a two steep, because you cannot link directly to Amazon, because you don't own that domain. Does that make sense? All right.

Next, Columbia says, “Can I have multiple verified websites for cards and end screens?” Yes, Columbia. Inside YouTube, excuse me, let me jump over here, real quick. That's why I want to answer these questions, because I know these are questions that a lot of people ask about. Go to your dashboard, and then go to channel, and you want to go to advanced, and you're going to scroll down, and right here where you see associated website, you add your domain in there and click add, or whatever the button says at that moment.

Then, what you have to do is make sure the domain is connected within the same Google account to Google search console. You have to verify and connect, well, connect and verify your website to Google search console within the same account as your YouTube channel. Okay. I mean, you can do it if you're adding another account as a manager, you can do all that kind of stuff, but just because yours is new, I recommend using the same Google account for the search console verifying your website, there.

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Once you verify it, you come back over here and you refresh the page, or it will say, or it will have a verified button, you click verify and it will turn green and say, success. Now, if you want to add another website, you can add as many websites as you want, at least as far as I know, I've never run out of, I've never been told that I cannot add another verified website. You just click remove, and you add the next site again. That does not remove it as an associated website. It's still connected and can still be used, even though you clicked the remove button, it can still be used and now you just add another domain in here and click add and it will say verify, and it will prompt you to add the next domain to the search console. That's it. You can have multiple domains, that are called associated websites. All right? That's perfectly fine to do.

What Is The Difference Between Verified Associated Site And Linking To Sites In The Description?

All right. I'm almost done. I know we've got two minutes. “What is the difference on how it works for verified associated site verses linking in the site, and the description?” Well, because in the description of a YouTube video you can link to any link you want, you don't have to own the website, you don't have to verify, you don't have to do any of that. You can link wherever you want within the description. As an associated website, that gives you the ability to link via end screens, and cards. It used be able to link through external annotations, but they've done away with external annotations. Right? Now, it's end screens and cards. That's how you do it. You link within the video to an associated website, which has to be verified in order to be an associated website. The video description, you can link to whatever you want. All right?

What Are Your 3 Favorite Video Rank Trackers And Why?  

“Three favorite video rank trackers?” I've only got one. It's proranktracker.com. That's the one that I use for video rank tracking. That's it. I don't use three. I don't have three favorites, because I only use one. I have for about a year and a half or two years, now. It's proranktracker.com. It's awesome for videos. All right? All right, guys, I'm sorry, but we've got to go. I'm going to answer this real quick, because I saw it, it says, “Hi, everyone and thank you for letting me be a part of this. I'm brand new to SEO, please bear with me, if my question sounds stupid.” No. There are no stupid questions, Ala. “I'm based in Denmark, in Europe, and my question is, can I use a home address to register my business for local SEO?” Yes. Absolutely, you can.

If it's your business and you're running it from your home, yeah, absolutely, that's totally legit. Okay? I would not register other people's businesses for lead gen to your home address. I would certainly not do that. I don't know about how it is Denmark, but in the United States I set up virtual mailbox places, and not do that, but for your own business, yeah, use your own home address. It makes no difference. There's no reason you shouldn't. All right, guys. That's it for Hump Day Hangouts. Sorry. Man, we got to most of them. Sorry, guys, just a couple of you didn't get answered. If you want you can post your questions in one of our groups in Google Plus, or Facebook and we'll try to get to them there, otherwise, we can answer them next week.

Adam: Sounds good. Remember if you're new to Semantic Mastery, please check out the syndication Academy, syndication.academy and don't forget to sign up for Marco's webinar, we'll put the links up there, again, so get signed up.

Bradley: Awesome. Yeah. Guys, don't forget to check out that, Lori, says, “I really wish you would do a webby on markup.” We can, Lori, we probably will. I'll talk to Marco about it, and Hernan, and we'll get something scheduled for that. I think we should. All right, guys. Anyways, don't forget to go check out the Rocket Video Ranker Pro webinar, it's a really, really cool application. It works really well. I endorse it, so check it out, and we'll see everybody next week. Thanks, guys.

Hernan: Sounds good.

Adam: Bye.

Marco: Bye, everyone.

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Will It Be Too Many If A Blog Post Is Syndicated To Google Plus, Local Page, Google Plus Brand Page & Google + Profile?

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During episode 91 of the weekly Hump Day Hangouts by Semantic Mastery, one viewer asked if it's too much to syndicate a blog post to Google Plus, Local Page, Google Plus brand page, and Google Plus profile.

The exact question was:

Hi, if I syndicate my blog post to my google + local page, my google + brand page and also share my blogger post to my google + profile page – is this too many or will that be fine? Thanks

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Weekly SEO Q&A – Hump Day Hangouts – Episode 91

By April

Click on the video above to watch Episode 91 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.

 

 

Announcement

Bradley: All right.

Adam: Hey everybody. Hello and welcome to episode 91 of Hump Day Hangouts. Today is the 3rd of August 2016. Let's just go down real quick and say hey to everybody.

Hernan: How is it going?

Hernan: Hey guys I just happened to open the Facebook and there were 2 Adams talking to me at once. It was pretty nice.

Adam: Yeah, it's what everybody wants on Facebook.

Hernan: Yeah, definitely. Hey guys, what's up?

Adam: Awesome. That's all I have been hearing, is one more green screen and two more beard. That's really what we're really trying to do.

Hernan: Definitely.

Marco: How is it going men?

Marco: Hey men, what's up? Listen, upon request, I am not going to mention today how wonderful the weather is in Costa Rica. I will not say how sunny it is, I will not say how warm it is, I will not say that after things I might just take a deep in the pool because I can. Next week, next month. I won't say it okay?

Bradley: What you're saying is, you're not going to be a prick today is what you're saying?

Marco: No, no, I won't. I won't say how wonderful Costa Rica is.

Bradley: What a guy, what a guy?

Adam: Oh Bradley, how is it going?

Bradley: Good men, how are you?

Adam: Can't complain. We got several announces so I'll just roll through that real quick then we hop into things. I wanted to talk about real quick. As I pull it up. That's what I get for not having it on my sheet in front me. This was the first one and most importantly. Guys, if you're a member Serp Space that's great good job. If not, I'm going to post a link, please go sign up. It's free. We're going to sending out some link building special offers and this is above and beyond. From time and time we'll send out some offers. We'd like to hook people up with 5 or 10% discount here and there. We're going to be offering a special on that.

If you're not a member please go sign up and you'll get the email. Those are only for our members. Also, if you have promoted Mastery PR products in the past. Content Kingpin is going to be launching soon and if you need more information about that and you want to be a JV for these awesome products for Mastery PR. I guess, you guys can charm in here, what's the best way for them to go about doing this do you think?

Hernan: We'll put the link for the JV page and they can sign up there. They can get their link there and also if you're interested in promoting it. I would strongly suggest also you click on, become a VIP JV because that will you in the loop and we'll send swipe files and everything else.

Adam: Got you. [crosstalk 00:02:36] Also available or eligible for prizes if they do that.

Hernan: Yes.

Adam: Cool. Already, definitely do that. Guys it's launching on the 30th of October. Then also, this is more of a tease to be honest with you but Video Powerhouse is getting some awesome, awesome changes updates and more so we're just going to do the evil scientist thing here.

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Marco: Just to give it a little bit more spice. We have been working extra hard on this just to make it the best video embed network above none. That's what we're looking for, that's what we want to deliver because that's what we're known for. That's what we're working towards, we're not quite there yet but we're going to get there.

Hernan: Yeah, I was about to say that. We have the mad scientist working on it.

Adam: Yeah, fair enough. All right, that's it for announcements, do you guys got anything?

Bradley: What about link building?

Adam: Already gone over it.

Bradley: What was I doing?

Adam: What a shame. Probably looking at Facebook.

Bradley: Multitasking. I guess so, I was playing with Facebook stuff. We're going to be doing discount, special offer on link building packages guys right now. If you're not on Search Base yet go do it. Get on Search Base, it's free to just create an account. Daddy's Link Building service, the packages that we do are really, really good for IFTTT networks, citations, PBNs, Tier 2 links. All different kinds of stuff. I recommend you go check it out if you haven't done it already.

Adam: I forgot about one more thing real quick. Rant mastery, we're hopefully going to get to it. It's more fun than work so please keep going there and putting in your suggestions because it's honestly awesome. If we don't get to it, just know it's kind of a fun thing that we thought to do and it just maybe something from time to time we'll pull from. I'll put that link up here real quick.

Bradley: I'll probably start it next week on Monday because I'll should be finished with the Content Kingpin training, finishing up that course up this week. That's going to to free up some time for me. I'll probably start on that next week guys. Go ahead and go to rant.sematicmastery.com submit anything you want us to chat about. It doesn't have to be about marketing. It could be about anything. If it's funny enough or if it's interesting enough, we'll do it.

Hernan:: You've been syndicating, broadcasting a little bit Bradley already, right? Facebook live and what not?

Bradley: Yeah.

Hernan: Okay, it's pretty cool.

Bradley: Yeah, it's on right now actually. Okay, other than that are we ready to get into questions and stuff?

Adam: Yeah, let's do this.

Bradley: Okay, let me go and grab the screen and I'm doing to lock it on.

Adam: Camera man.

What Is The Best Way To Use A Blended Feed With Your Money Site In It To Your T2 Network? 

Bradley: I already did that but thank you because I forget that often times when I'm trying to do multitask like this. All right, I'm going to switch Firefox and webcam now. Everybody should be seeing pretty much the same image. All right, one of these days somebody is going to come up with an application that will do all this automatically without having not click so many buttons. Until then, all right Paul is first one up and he says, “Hey guys I think Lisa Allen's RSS Authority Sniper came out after you finished the IFTTT V2 training. So could you show the best way to used a blended feed with your money site in it, to your Tier 2 network. An idea of how the recipes would look like to Tier 2 A, B and C with an RSS feed created from RSS authority sniper. Thanks for all your good information and courses.”

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Paul, I haven't used Rank Feeder, the feeds that you create with Lisa Allen's product. I haven't used it for syndication, I have used it for submitting the directories and aggregators just for additional SEO. I haven't used for syndication, you certainly can, there is no doubt. Without testing it though, without actually playing around and testing it which I what I would recommend that you do Paul because I don't know how soon I can get to that. What I would do, what I'm curious is, when you put a sticky item in.

For those of you aren't aware, with Rank Feeder which is Lisa Allen's product which is really, really good. You can create RSS feeds and you can create RSS feeds from anything, anything that even has a web URL, you can add that to a created feed and then you can submit the feed to directories and aggregators. You can also use it for syndication, not something I've tested yet however. What's cool about it is you can create RSS feeds from other RSS feeds but you can insert single URLs into the feed and make them sticky. In other words you can make them a part of the output of the RSS feed at all times.

Which is important because if you guys know when you're publishing content. As soon as you publish a new post, that's going to push that previous item down one in the feed. Let's say that your is only showing 10 items then by the time you get to the 11th post, it's going to push that first post off the page. It's no longer in that feed is my point. With the sticky items you can take a YouTube URL, a single post URL, a page, I don't have to be a post, it can be a page, it could be anything and you can insert it into the feed and make it stick to where no matter how many other post come in to that blended feed or spiced feed. That one item is going to stick.

You can have multiple sticky items in the same feed in fact but that one item will always be there. Why is that important? Well, because if you take that RSS feed and now you syndicate it or submit it to directories and aggregators and every time new content gets published. Whether it's your own content because you have some of your own feed spiced into it or other content from other sources which I recommend using related high authority content sources. Anyone of the feeds that make up the overall feed … Stream isn't up on page. I'm sorry what stream is not on page?

Adam: Google plus, it looks like it's not streaming. I don't know if it's OBS or something else. I just figured I stop you now real quick.

Bradley: What is it? A black screen?

Adam: Yeah it says, start soon.

Bradley: I don't understand that. Let me …

Adam: Yeah I think just check and make sure you're streaming the right thing.

Bradley: Huh, I'll be damn. All right, well give me a second guys while I fix this.

Adam: That's odd because that says we're broadcasting.

Bradley: It says we're broadcasting.

Adam: It's strange.

Bradley: Let me try to edit this real quick, just give me a second.

Marco: Let me see if, you know we can …

Adam: Hop into Youtube too real quick and check it out.

Marco: Yeah we can go into YouTube, I was trying to do that.

Bradley: Shit it's not … That's crazy. I don't understand we're …

Adam: Did it just make its own …

Bradley: Oh you know what I did? Damn it, okay, I know what I did. I put the IFTTT webinar URL on the page. My bad, I just got to swap links out. Let me just do that real quick. I see what I did.

Adam: Sure.

Bradley: Multitasking, that's what happens. All right, it should be coming up now, soon as this page refreshes. There we go, we're on there. Guys please remind me to swap out the titles on these ones once we're done because I've got the IFTTT webinar showing right now for the update webinar.

Adam: That's it?

Bradley: That's actually from the event page. You guys should be good to go now. Okay, just confirm it for me please.

Adam: Let's see, we're talking right now, let's see. Yep, we're good to go.

Bradley: All right, let me refresh it over here. My bad guys, I apologize for that. I mixed up the URLs, that was my fault. My point was, with the RSS feed, any time somebody … Any content is published to any of the feeds that are spiced together to make up the Rank feeder feed. It's going to signal the box to cruel out again. It's basically like pinging the feed. Every time the feed get updated, it pings again and it causes the box to come cruel it again and what happens is, the sticky item … That was known as co-citation because now that one sticky item or multiple sticky items if you choose to do so. Is always be associated with content around that topic.

Every time that feed gets cruel that one item or multiple sticky items are going to continue to be cruel again and that association is made and that is called co-citation. It's very, very powerful. Now for Paul's question, I have not actually tested syndicating with a Rank Feeder feed. I don't know how that looks like yet because I haven't done it. I'm almost certain that you can select the feed to publish either the full text, post or snippets. I'm assuming it would work well because I know for like YouTube for example if you pull in YouTube, it will actually will create the full feed with the embedded video in the feed output.

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Which is something that ever since YouTube got rid of the old RSS feed within YouTube, that was a function that was no longer available to us. I know you can do that with Rank Feeder feed but as far as syndication, I haven't done it yet Paul. The question that I have about that is, if it has a sticky item, every time a new item gets inserted into the feed through, through just whatever the feeds are spiced in there. Will that sticky item republished? I'm curious, I don't know. To answer your question, I don't have any tips for you yet. What I would do is test them.

I would want to make sure that the sticky item doesn't get republished. I don't think it will but I don't know that for sure and without testing it I can't for sure. I would want to check to make sure that sticky item doesn't get republished number 1, number 2, if it doesn't and it works that way, then I would say, you could always put in … Again, I haven't done any syndication with it so really just to kind of move beyond this. Without any testing Paul, I don't have any advice for you yet, I would setup some testing on your own first to confirm that.

Then if the sticky item does not publish a second time or a third time or whatever. If it doesn't continuously republish then you can just put a sticky item in the feed and use it for just another feed source. A content source for your Tier 2 triggers which is what we talk about in the Tier network training anyways. It's to spice or to create or to go locate additional related content feeds and create triggers on Tier 2. Well you can do that with a blended feed or a spice feed. However remember, keep in mind that any feeds that you spice together into a Rank Feeder feed, if you're going to use that spiced feed as a syndication trigger. Then you got to make sure that all of the inputs.

All the feeds that you're using to create that spiced feed, have attribution already coded on their side. In other words, it already has an automatic attribution link. If it does not, then I won't recommend doing it because when you start syndicating content without an attribution feed, that's essentially, there is some copyright issues that you can deal with. How do I know this? Because we've had students that didn't adhere to what we teach on how to make sure there is always an attribution link and then they would get cease and deceased orders. From the blogs that the content they were syndicating.

Obviously that scares people. Well, I mean it should, it's copyright stuff right? Just make sure that, if you're going to use a spiced feed for syndication, all of the inputs have to have an attribution link coded in automatically. If it does not, then you would still have to setup individual triggers for each feed because then you could code the attribution link into the feed through the IFTTT recipe itself. That make sense? Hopefully, again Paul, I would just do some testing on your end and that's why you guys, you should have at least one test network setup for stuff like this, exactly like this. You can just play with different recipes, configurations and things like that.

Is It Okay To Have Separate Persona Rings Themed For Niche And Using YT Connection In IFTTT Of Branded Site As A T1?

Excuse me. Greg says, “Hey guys, really appreciate your efforts in all you do. Been on the training of one and half months. I've got 50 rings setup to date.” Wow, in 6 weeks he's got 50 rings setup guys. Do you think Greg is a mover and shaker? He is hustling me.

Marco: Nice.

Bradley: Because we've been people that have been in the training 6 months or 6 weeks and don't even have 1 network up yet. Anyways, “Just setup ABC YouTube channel with 300 videos currently. I run YouTube and RSS recipes in main IFTTT account.” Okay. “YouTube pushes video to branded network and ABC money site pushes curated post to same branded network ring, then they both trigger Tier 2 network rings but videos don't push to money site. Is it setup correctly?” Yes Greg and the reason why I say that is because, if you've got YouTube recipes setup to your tier 1 branded ring then every time you upload a video to YouTube is going to automatically syndicate any ways.

If you then and we talk about this so many times. In our knowledge base, our support staff, semanticmastery.com, we have help or FAQs on this one as well because this comes up often. If you're syndicating your YouTube videos automatically to your branded network and then you go republish your videos on your blog which a lot of times people do that. They have an associated website with their channel or they have a website and they have an associated channel. Does that make sense? They're both the same brand. People will create videos and then, they want to go take their video and create a post on their blog with the video. That's perfectly okay as long as that video is just part of a larger post.

In other words, the post shouldn't just be the video and that's it. With the same title as the video and then just the video embed. Then what happens if you have both your YouTube channel and your blog syndicating to the same network? It ends up on the Tier 1 properties, it ends up looking like duplicate post. Greg, the trigger is different. One trigger would be YouTube, the other trigger will be your blog, it will be RSS trigger but on blog or Tumblr, WordPress, Delicious, all your tier 1 network properties is going to look like duplicate posts because it's going to have the same title.

It's okay if you're syndicating your YouTube video from your channel and then you go embed your videos into blog post but the blog post should be more like normal type blog post. Which means there is additional content, the title is probably going to be more conversational like blog post titles are. I mean, we usually title our YouTube videos after a specific key word. It's a very SEO type title but with blog post titles, they're typically a bit more, like natural language patterns. They're more conversational. As long as you're doing it that way. Then it's fine because then on your tier 1 network properties, even though you'll still have the same video syndicated twice to the network.

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It's going to be syndicated in different formats. One will be the YouTube syndication, the second would be, the video embedded and overall a bigger post. That's only natural and that makes sense to do so. It's perfectly okay. In your case, videos don't push your money side, that's find. I wouldn't want to do that anyways. If you push them directly to your money site and then your money site republish them again. Then again, it's going to look like duplicate post across your network and that can get your accounts terminated. You don't want to do that.

“To help boost the YouTube channel, can I have a completely separate persona rings themed for niche and using YouTube connection and IFTTT of branded site as tier 1 and then push videos out via RSS as normal to tier 2, is this correct?” Yeah, Greg. Yeah, for YouTube you can stack as many persona networks on your YouTube channel as you want. If you have your YouTube channel right now, you're money channel. Let's called it your money channel syndicating to a tier 1 branded network. You can start stacking persona networks, tier 1 persona network on your YouTube channel as many as you want.

You can do full tier 2 network too, it doesn't matter. All you do is you use that same money channel, you connect that as your YouTube channel in IFTTT for all your subsequent persona network. Everything single new network that you're connect to your YouTube channel, just make sure that, go to Firefox, log into that IFTTT account for that network, which would be a persona based network and then login to YouTube in another tab in Firefox. Login to that same YouTube channel which is your money channel.

That's again why I always like to use page logins instead of actual logging via profile and then connect that channel to that persona's IFTTT account as the YouTube channel and I'm saying like the IFTTT channel YouTube connect that. Then every time you syndicate a video it will push to your persona network. Every time you publish a video, it will push to your persona network. You can do that for as many as you want. There is no footprint issues provided you do the recipes the way we have them setup. We're not syndicating the video description. For tier 2, there is no different in setup.

For tier 2 networks, for YouTube or blogs syndication is zero difference. Because everything for tier 2 is triggered via RSS recipes. The only difference between tier 2 networks for blogs syndication and video syndication. Is for blog syndication, you want to add related content feeds as tier 2 triggers but for YouTube syndication is not necessary. Other than that, the functionality is all the same. All right? Greg says, he is talking about RSS sniper. “See I've been using RSS sniper also, love it. Lisa Allen and its helped speed up my RSS curation, spicing and dicing also. I look forward to what the brain dudes have to tell us.”

Will Google Slap A New Domain Since It's A 301 Redirected To An Old Domain In The Same Hosting Account? 

Next one is from Kevin. Kevin says, “I have a domain that caught some bad link juice and now has consistently bounced around page 2 to 3. Swinging wildly in position for 4 months now. I would like to a new branded domain and 301 the old domain to the new domain.” Okay, I think he means he would like to moved it to a new branded domain and 301 the old to the new. “The thing is, I will move the old domain to a new hosting provider which will be the same account and host that my new purchase branded domain will be on.” Okay. “Will Google slap my new domain since I'm 301ing my old domain, which is in the same hosting account as the new domain?” No, I don't … You're conflicting 2 things there Kevin, it doesn't matter.

Unless you're on a real shitty host which, we could start naming off some real shitty host. If you're on really shitty shared hosting account then you could be in a bad neighborhood by the IP. Just guilty by association. If you're surrounded by much of other spamming sites with the same IP which is quite possible with shared hosting. Then there can be some issues with just having that IP period but just switching from one domain to another to on the same IP, the same host. That's not going to negatively affect you because remember, your IP most likely if you're on shared hosting which I'm assuming you are. Is going to be shared with hundreds of other sites.

Google would have to penalize every site that is using the same IP as you are and sometimes that happens, don't get me wrong and that could be issue. It's probably not your issue here though. Just buying a new domain, clowning the site, putting on a new domain and then 301ing the old to the new. The host itself, the IP issue should not be causing you an issue unless it's just a bad IP. It has been flagged as bad IP because of considerably high amount of other spamming sites on that IP. There is a site that you can check that checks like IP neighborhood. I think you can do that majestic too. Anyways, you can just do a Google site for like check sites for on IP or something like that.

There are sites that would do a scan of your IP address or your domain and will tell you all the other sites on that IP. You can just go and just kind of have a scan and see if there is a bunch of Viagra or pharmacy stuff and things like that. Then I would recommend switch host anyways so that you get a better IP. That's another reason why we use Liquid Web so much because Liquid Web really limits their shared hosting. The amount of website that they allow on an IP. There is a lot less likely for you to be in spam trap like Hostgator or something else which there is a lot of that.

Remember, keep in this mind. If you're basically going clone a site that's been bouncing and then you 301 the old domain to the new domain. You will be passing the penalty eventually. Especially if it's algorithmic and you like never ever even see it. It will catch up. It won't be inst- … Initially when you clone the site, put it on a new domain and then 301 the old to the new. You should probably see any bad juju disappear, you should probably solidify where the rankings are for that. That penalty will catch up with that 301 at some point typically. It's not always the case but often times it will. You need to figure out where the problem is coming from. Where it originates and then fix that first.

If you can isolate like what you're saying, it's a bad link juice penalty. I'm assuming it's an algorithmic penalty. Then you need to identify which links are giving you the trouble and go ahead and resolve that first. Fix that before you bother with 301, the cloning and the 301 because sometimes it might just be 1 or 2 pages on your site or post on your site that have these negative or bad links pointing at it that are pulling the entire site down. If that's the case, what you would want do is redirect that single page or post URL away or give it a 410 code or something like that which means page does not exist anymore. Then you can 301 the remaining pages from the site that don't have any bad links to them on a page by page basis to the new site.

That way, you're redirecting any bad link juice away from the site. You can point it to a competitor, I didn't say that, did I? If you can't not …

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Hernan: Bad Bradley.

Bradley: If you can isolate which pages are post on your site have bad links pointing it, then you can redirect elsewhere, competitor or you could just do a 410 or you could just redirect it like a 404 page for that matter, anything like that. Then you can redirect all of your existing pages that don't have bad links point to them to the new pages on the new domain and that's how I would do it. Because otherwise if you do just a flat out domain redirect and you have an algorithmic or whatever, a link based penalty, eventually that penalty is going to transfer to your new domain and you're back to square one again. You want to comment on that Hernan or Marco?

Marco: No, I think you made a good point. I mean, 301s go wherever you want them to go. I mean, it doesn't really matter if it's to competitor or you can do it to a Twitter for example. To a Twitter profile. I've been doing that lately. If you have those domains you register and you're not sure if they will benefit, just use them as tier 2. Just point them to a tweet or redirect them to a YouTube video or whatever because the domain authority and the trustee of that property will filter whatever bad link juice is between the tweet and your money site.

That will be the only thing that … The good thing about 301s is that, you can use them whatever way you want and there being a switch box, if you're pointing them to a branded properties, you need to be really careful with branded properties. We do not blast them with links for example because of the branded possibility. The truth is that, you can always kill the link juice and point them like one to your back. Like a PBN posting to a tweet and then the tweet link into your website. You just need to be creative with 301s. I think things can get really fun when you actually get the power benefit or when the detachable link juice can have.

Bradley: Okay, he says, “I still want to use the old domain as I put 6 plus months of link building into it and I still use that juice on the new branded domain. The reason why I'm doing the domain transfer, is that I don't want to pay $155 a year for hosting. I have the domain packed for $16 a year. Can I just do the 301 and leave the domain parked?” I don't understand what you mean there. The domain should have nothing to do with your hosting because you can point the domain to any hosting account that you want. If you've got the registered in your registar or whatever it is, Name Cheap, Go Daddy, whatever. You can point that domain to any hosting that you want.

Right now if you have it parked, it just means that your main servers are pointed to the parking page for whatever registar you're using. All you have to do is go update your name servers to point to your hosting account, whatever hosting account you have and it will automatically point to that host now instead of parking page. Kevin, I'm not sure what you're saying about having a parked domain and all that. You can't leave a domain parked and also 301 it. You can't do that.

Hernan: I think he is also confused because you don't have granular control at the, it will be the registar level where you'd have to go … What we do is, like wild card 301s when we redirect everything to the homepage before we redirect the domain to wherever it is that we wanted it to go. Especially when something, you know how Chinese domain are, they'll have hundreds and hundreds of sub-domains and you don't want to go and redirect each one. We use the wild card and then we redirect that somewhere else. If he's wanting to keep the juice and if he is wanting to keep what he has and the content.

He plans to do a page by page and that's HT access or maybe a WordPress plugin. We're talking about 2 different things. Not the hosting account, not the registar but actually on the domain itself, going into the domain and if it's HT access, then it's C-Panel or FTP or SSL. Whatever it is he is going to use to get at that .htaccess file.

Bradley: Yeah. I mean, what I would do is the existing site, if it's a WordPress site you could install the 301 redirect plugin. The simple 301 redirect plugin and you could actually create a spreadsheet. Just use Excel or whatever. Create a spreadsheet and in column A, you put your old URLs, you're existing URLs from the existing site. Then in column B, you put the new URLs and do a one on one ratio because you're going to clone the site anyways. That is what I would recommend doing, is you clone the site. First, remember, you got to identify where the bad links are coming from and solve that first.

Then you do a one on one, page by page, post by post redirect on a spreadsheet. Column A, original URL, column B, new domain, new URL. Then you can use the simple 301 redirect plugin with the bulk extensions add-on, which is free add-on and you can upload the CSV file and it will automatically create all of those redirects for you. That's the easiest and quickest way to do it in my opinion. The homepage URL, the homepage itself, so the root domain or the existing domain, I would put on something like the ultimate coming soon plugin or something like that or you could just put up and image and a link that says we've moved or whatever.

The root domain itself would be like a parking page but it would still be on the existing WordPress site and it will have an actual link saying we've moved over here or something like that. That's how I usually would do it or you can do it all in HT access or you can setup redirects inside C-Panel. Those are a little bit geeker to do though. I'm not sure what you're saying about the packing and all that kind of stuff. Unless you purchase the domain through the actual hosting account, in which case, again, it's not going to cost you more money unless you're with some kind of weird host to be able to make that domain, the purchased domain, the new one an add-on domain to the hosting account and then you're going to update the main serves to point the main servers that the host give you.

Is There A Way To Use OBS To Live Stream Video To Pre-scheduled Events On A Youtube Channel? 

I think there is some confusion there as to it you're trying to do, Kevin but hopefully that is helpful. Ed is up. Ed, what's up Ed? He says, “Hope you're all having a good summer.” Mine has been hot as hell though can I tell you that. “I've been trying on my own but have been unsuccessful utilizing OBS, to stream videos, to pre-schedule events on my channel that are already ranking on Google and YouTube but just need to stream the actual MP4 or the WMV to the schedule event to complete it.” You can probably can stream WMV, I can't imagine why you couldn't. I was playing with some software the other day that doesn't work with WMV but I don't think it was OBS.

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Anyways, “Is there a way to do this with the version of OBS you have in your original training video?” Yes Ed. All you do is go … Let me see if I can. I'm going to have to go ahead and grab the whole screen here for a minute guys so just bare with me. I'll walk you through it and I know this is going to be a little bit hard for you guys to see so what I'd do is. Just give me one minute. Let me go to desktop, all right. You guys …

Hernan: Make sure you open a separate instance of the software.

Bradley: I'm sorry.

Hernan: Make sure you open a separate instance of the software, right?

Bradley: Well I'm not going to have to open the software.

Hernan: Okay.

Bradley: I'm just going to show him how to do this with the thing. Let's change this out real quick. I'm going to swap to a different … You know what, let's go ahead and go do … It's easy Ed, it really is. It's simple, you just got have to grab the stream key for that particular event. If I come over here, this is over main channel, Semantic Mastery. If I come here to live-streaming, I go to events. These are going to show you upcoming events right? This is the one that we have upcoming that I actually … Let's see, resume [inaudible 00:35:17] on air. I'm not sure why it's showing this but it … Because it's showing live now. What you want to do is go upcoming, sorry. Let's go to that.

You guys can see these are the coming webinar events. Ed for you, what you're talking about is you have already ranked some scheduled live events and you want to now stream a pre-recorded video into the already ranked live event. These are live events right here and what you want to do is, first of all. I'm assuming you used so sort of software and you have to create the live events, I'm just going to assume you didn't do it manually and create live events manually because if you used some sort of software. It should have created the live events using the custom settings instead of the quick settings. Because it was scheduled live event created with the quick settings.

The only way, and quick just means you're going to use Google Hangouts on air. The only way to actually insert a video into that live stream is to actually start the Hangout on air and then use a software program to insert it into the actual Hangout on air feed. The problem with that is, pre-recorded videos always come out really crappy when you try to stream a pre-recorded video to a Hangout on air. It always come out really crappy. The transitions will be real shitty, they will be all pixelated and stuff like that. Any transitions in the video will come out like crap, the audio is going to sound absolutely terrible and it's a bit geeky to setup anyways.

If you setup a custom live schedule or live event, so that's going to give you your encoding keys and by the way, once you setup a live event and you click the schedule button or the save button or whatever. You cannot go back and edit it. If it's not the correct format, then you have to actually delete the event and then recreate it with the correct format. Let me show you what I mean guys. If I click on new live event, right here you can see the types. There is 2 different types. Quick which uses Google Hangouts on air and custom. If you're setting up live events for poking key words, to test key words. You want to make sure that they're always setup on custom.

If you're using software that does the poking for you using live events, it should have already created the events using the custom settings. Let me just show you. We're going to say Ed Demo. We'll go ahead and create this live event using custom live we show here public which means it will go ahead index. Let's go ahead not share it since it's just a demo, I'm going to click create event. Now I'm assuming, again, Ed you had set it up this way with a custom settings. If that's the case, then when you go to use OBS. You first of all you want to select the bit rate. Depending on your bandwidth, I would recommend going with 480p.

If you have real high bandwidth, you can go with 720p but if you got pretty crappy bandwidth then I would go with 360p. Remember that's going to affect the quality of your pre-recorded video though, just keep that in mind. What I typically do is go with the 480 setting. Once you selected that, you can see it says event successfully saved. It will give you all of this other data here. Then what you want to do is go to info and settings, I believe. Hold on, I got to find it so just give me a second. Maybe it's under live control room, there we go. Let's see, there should be a stream key, maybe it is back here on injection setting, just give me a second.

Select your encoder, okay. For other encoders, that's what I'll do. Okay, I'm going to switch really quick. It shouldn't matter because it should be only for this one event. There is a channel stream key. If you got to your stream now beta, where it says beta. If you click on that, then that will give you channel stream key. Which means anybody with that key can actually stream into that channel, which is why I don't want to show that publicly. I think for individual scheduled live events, the stream key is unique to that event. What you want to do is select your encoder, select other encoders and from here is the stream name.

You want to copy the stream name and insert that into the stream key section of OBS. Does that make sense? Let me open another instance like Marco: just said so that I can show you where that goes. You guys should be seeing my whole screen, am I right? I just want to make sure, confirm that everybody is seeing this.

Adam: Yeah.

Bradley: What you'd do is from your scheduled event, once you've selected you bit rate, once it saves and it says event successful saved and it opens up these other options from the select your encore. You want to select other encoders. Then you're going to highlight stream name and copy that and then you're going to go into your OBS software and then you're going to go to setting, you're going to stream and you're going to go to YouTube and then you're going to paste your stream key right here. You're going to click apply, then you're going to click okay and then you're click the start stream and once you've clicked start stream. It's going to actually, it will show you a preview you on here.

For example, if we come over here to live control room, once you've clicked the start stream and OBS, it will show preview up here. You can click the preview button and it will start the stream but won't start broadcasting until you tell it to start. That's a good time to go ahead and get setup and let me just cancel this and I'll show you. Inside of OBS, if you have an image setup like for example. Let's say this is the image that you want to use as your thumbnail. I always recommend that you have a thumbnail setup as a scene. A 1280 by 720 thumbnail and then your video next in line so that you can switch between the 2 and you can see … When you start the stream in YouTube, let it run for about 2 or 3 second and then just go ahead and click on the video

Because when you click on the video, it's automatically going to broadcasting that video to the stream. See that? That's why you want to do is use a place holder, a thumbnail image as a place holder first and then click on it because it's going to automatically start it from the beginning. Just sit there and watch the video and near the end of the video right before it fades out or however you've got the ending of the video, you just want to click back to the thumbnail. Let it run for another few seconds and then go ahead and click the stop broadcast button. That's how you do it. Once the video has been streamed and it renders fully which takes a few minutes.

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Then you can go back and use the YouTube editor to edit out the thumbnail in the beginning and edit the thumbnail at the end if you want. If you've got a good call to action, a thumbnail with a good CTA, it shouldn't matter anyways. Hopefully that was helpful. Let's go ahead and switch this back to how we had it. Okay, it should be. Hopefully that was helpful Ed.

How To Know And Create A Semantic Seed Site? 

Steve says, “I've been checking Hump Day Hangouts for some time. Great stuff.” Thanks. “Today my first question.” Awesome, glad to have you Steve. “I've heard you guys and especially Marco, talking about Semantic seed sites. Yet I can find little practical information about how to achieve these status. Assuming I have a site, non-local selling e-products that has good content, original plus curated. I've added JSON-LD markup and I'm using RSS IFTTT syndication. The social site is branded tier 1 network. What other specific steps do I need to take to make my site a semantic seed site and how would I know it is one? Are there specific involved or is it like calling your site an authority site, vague meaning but no real definition? Thanks.” Marco, I'm going to dump this one in your lap.

Marco: No, no problem. I wasn't vague at all about how to create site or a seed set. It start with IFTTT. I mean that's how you start sending the signals and the trust but the one sure way to do it is get a verified map. You go on you verify your … Excuse me, you get a verified business listing and then you can push that trust and then I would have to start giving way too much on how to do multiple locations and how you can set that all up. I'm not ready to give all that stuff away but it can be done. You can use one location to verify multiple locations and then you can create your seed site or just transfer the trust from the one seed site that you created in.

Once it has even trust, transfer it to others in the set. That's what happens anyway when we get a verified Google my business listing and we get that tier 1 going and we start posting to it because they're all trusted sources anyway. What's coming back is links from trusted sources to the blog or whatever it is you're running. Your business site, your personal site. All of a sudden, that becomes a trusted site. I mean we looked at the other day, Monday in our master mind on one guys and how was manipulating maps to create his seed site and seed sets. It worked really well guys. Once you get it done, you avoid penalties, you shield yourself away from anything.

Now this is very technical and it's not something that I can give a way in a master mind. Excuse me, in a Hump Day Hangout and it's not something I'm going to give away publicly anyway. At some point I might do a, I don't know, maybe a webinar or some training on how to develop seed sites and seed sets but one of the ways that we do it is IFTTT.

Bradley: Yeah. Okay, hopefully that was helpful. Even if you've got an e-comm business, you can still register the business to a local address. If you have an actual office, I would recommend that you verify to your office. If not, you don't want to use your home address, if that's what you've got as an e-comm store. You can use a P. O. Box, just use the street address option and that way you can get that verified local, Google my business listing. Which is going to validate the entity. That's what Marco was saying.

Marco: Just to add to this. One thing that we learned from our RYS Academy that people need to clear on is thinking local and thinking local maybe is just your neighborhood or just your city. Really your local when it comes to maps, can be any geographical area that you're working in. The street address then becomes irrelevant because you're not delivering services at your actual brink and motor store. What you're doing is you're serving people at their place of business. Whether you do it locally, state wide, regional, nation wide or even globally. Then your global setting becomes your local, you know what I mean?

Bradley: Yeah.

Marco: When you verify, you're not going to be publishing your address, you're going after the region. When you think of local, you have to think of your local approach that for your e-commerce or whatever it is you're doing on the larger scale than maybe just a neighborhood, I don't know plumber or anything else that might fall onto those categories as far as services are concerned.

Bradley: Okay cool. Shit, I keep doing this. I'm getting ready for the update webinar because I screwed the URLs. We got about five minutes. Let's scroll through a few these questions.

Will It Be Too Many If A Blog Post Is Syndicated To Google Plus, Local Page, Google Plus Brand Page & Google + Profile? 

Andy says, he looks like a new face too, “Hey is I syndicate my blog post to my Google Plus local page, my Google Plus brand page and also share my blogger post to my Google Plus profile page, is this too many?” No, that's fine. When I first read this question earlier, I thought you were doing all 3 to your Google, like you were syndicating from the various locations to the same Google Plus page or whatever and in that case I would say, don't do that.

This is fine because your blog is going, your Google Plus local page or Google Plus brand page which is absolutely fine to do that and then if your blogger post is being syndicated to your profile, your Google Plus profile then all 3 of those are different. That's perfectly fine. There is no problem with that at all. Good job by the way for setting it up like that too because now you're getting 3 times the power of a single syndication.

Would You Save The Link Building For VPS Use And Build Out Networks On Regular Desktop?

Scott says, “Hello, I have IFTTT V2, my question, the required tools needed. Screen capture software, proxies or VPN, Phone verified accounts. Don't see a VPS. I plan to do my own link building using FCS networker. It's probably a good idea to have VPS in this case then, correct?” Yeah probably, I don't run any of those. What do you think Hernan? Should he have his VPS for his FCS networker? Well for GSA there is no doubt, for FCS networker, I don't how heavy that is on bandwidth or PC resources.

Hernan: No, it's not heavy at all. I mean, for FCS networker, if you have … You'll definitely need one Bradley was saying a VPS for GSA that because otherwise you won't be able to do anything and GSA goes into nasty place. Point blank you don't want that in your PC. Since you're getting that, you can very well run FCS networker. FCS networker the only thing that you need actually is the FCS account creator which is a pretty … I think it's UBot software. It's pretty straight forward over there. It won't harm you because it won't be running 24/7 or anything like that. I don't think you need it.

If you're getting one for GSA, you can definitely go for one like on GreenCloudVPS or something like that and you can install the FCS Networker over there.

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Bradley: Yeah, again that's why I don't use those software myself, normally I have somebody does for me but we have 3 dedicated serves that we use specifically for GSA and I'm pretty sure FCS networker … No, because FCS networker is cloud based except for the account creator, correct?

Hernan: Yes. That's right.

Bradley: That's why you don't need a VPS for that. We have 3 dedicated servers for GSA alone but that's because it's so damn resource heavy plus one of our servers is specifically used for scraping link targets.

Hernan: Yeah and the main problem is not GSA, like the actual link building tool but the capture breaker. The capture breaker will be like the most resource heavy, the OCR aspect of it. It's like really resource heavy, that is why you need a VPS with at least 8 gigabytes of RAM to like run it fluently otherwise it will be crashing and what not but FCS networker is not heavy. You can run it on your desktop app, on your PC sorry. Then again, if you're getting a VP-. This is the thing, you do not need either FCS or GSA to build a IFTTT networks. You do not need them. All you need is the training and maybe a VPN or a couple of proxies and that's it.

You know you can get from a verified account et cetera but you do not need them. You will need them in case you want to forward those networks with links.

Would You Save The Link Building For VPS Use And Build Out Networks On Regular Desktop? 

Bradley: All right we have a few more to run to. Hopefully we'll get through these very quickly guys. “Would you save the link building for VPS use and build out networks on regular desktop?” Yes. We don't use like VPSs for building networkers, we just do all of that from our own local PC.

When Would You Suggest To Start Using Video Marketing Blitz? 

Scott says, “I just purchased Video Marketing Blitz through Semantic Mastery Affiliate link. I'm currently going through the IFTTT V2 course and it's involved. When would you suggest to start using Video Marketing Blitz, maybe after I've gone through and setup a few rings and completely understand it and implementing it so I stay focused? I couldn't help but get VMB because it looks so flipping cool.”

I like that Scott, it is very, very powerful. Anyone who hasn't seen the webinar that we did with Adam. Adam if you want to drop that link on the event page. Go check it out, the replay is up. I highly recommend it. As far as you Scott, what I would recommend doing is once, as we always say, the IFTTT rings, you should learn how to build them. Setup, 1 or 2 even 3 on your own so that you know how to build them and then I recommend outsources from that point forward. Whether you buy them from us or you hire your own outsourcer or you buy from somewhere else. I really don't care.

I'm just telling you should be outsourcing that because it's so time consuming. As far as using, Video Marketing Blitz, you can start testing key words now using the poking, the key word prospector or whatever it's called. Which is poking key words and checking key words. You can start doing that now. Then what I recommend what you do, is you have 2 separate sets of accounts, ones that are testing accounts or test channels that are specifically, there is no other connection on the web, they're not Semantic friendly, there is no IFTTT networks. They're just bare bones YouTube channels with the YouTube API enable. You use those for testing.

Then you setup money channels that you use, for once you've identify the key words that can rank every easily, you setup money channels with individual IFTTT tier 1 branded IFTTT rings for each one of those channels. That's how I recommend doing it. What I suggest doing is learning how to build the networks so that you understand them and then stop building them. Either hire us to do it or hire your own outsourcer and have them build them. Then start working on the Video Marketing Blitz software side of things while somebody else is building your networks for you. That's what I recommend you do. Okay?

Otherwise you'll be spending all your time building networks and building networks is not going to make you money. The completed networks, what you do with them will make you money. Get somebody else to build them for you for a lot cheaper, your time is worth more than what it will take for you to build them, I can tell you that. Adam is going to flip out on me. I'm going try and answer at least 2 more real quick.

Is It Okay To Use Blogger Instead Of Tumblr In Creating T2 Themed Persona In IFTTT? 

Jon says, “I accidentally created a second tier 2 themed persona account with Blogger instead of Tumblr, so I have … Tier 2 themed persona account with Blogger instead of Tumblr. I have Blogger, Blogger, WordPress. What would you recommend? Using it a tier 3 and point it to tier 2s, use it as a 4th tier 2 and point it to the same money site or changing all the interlink and recipes WP Tumblr?”

It's not that important Jon. If you're using for YouTube syndication, it really makes no difference. If it's for blog syndication, then you can use it just an additional tier 2 ring. Just make sure you're adding additional content triggers in. Again, if you're using a tier 2 network for blog syndication, you just got to make sure you're following instructions inside the training or else you're can leave a footprint. For YouTube syndication, makes no difference. It's really not a big deal what you want to do with it, you can leave as is or you can make it a tier 3, I typically don't. That gets a bit too complicated. There is too many moving pieces there.

Do You Build As Many Drive Stack Links Regardless Of Where They Come From To Get Power? 

You can just basically repurpose it and use it as a YouTube networker, a tier 1 YouTube network for one of your YouTube channels. Last one I'm going to answer Beyond Measures, I'm going to read it, I don't know that I can answer it and then we're done. “Not sure of detail that you can go into during Hump Day Hangouts but for drive stack link building, do you just build as many links regardless of where they come from to get power since drive stacks can handle abuse and clean the links before passing the juice to money site? Thanks.” Me personally, I just scan them. Like all I do is once a drive stack is completely, I'll send it over Daddy for our link building service which is the same service we offer on Search Space guys.

The same one that we talked about at the beginning of this webinar. There is going to be a brief window of time where there is going to be a discounted price for link building packages. That's all I do, is just send the drive stack URLs over to the link building service in order to link are packaged and have them just blasted with spam. Any comments on that Marco?

Marco: No, I mean, that's it. It depends on where it's going, if it's going to your money site, I don't know I would trust a fiber gig although it could probably withstand the abuse but as far as link building, you know how we do it. We turn it out to Daddy, he does his thing and we deliver it. We hide everything inside the folder, inside the drive stack. Everything benefits from it and whatever is connected to benefits from it. It's that spider web silo affect. It's just what we do, that's it. There is no secret to what we do.

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Bradley: That's how we do.

Marco: That's how we do what we do.

Bradley: All right guys. Thanks everybody for being here. The IFTTT SEO Academy update webinar starts about 5 minutes. I've got to this URL mess that I made fixed. As soon as I clean that up we'll get started. We've got a couple of cool things to go over today in the webinar. If you guys aren't aware to get to that. Just go to the Facebook group for IFTTT SEO Academy V2. Click on the events tab and you'll see the event. If you click on the link in the event, it will take you to the events page. Okay and we're going to start that up in about 5 minutes. Thanks everybody for being here. Thanks guys.

Marco: Awesome. Bye everybody.

Bradley: Bye, bye.

Adam: Bye, bye.

Hernan: Bye, everyone.


Do You Syndicate Social Media Posts Through Blogger Or WordPress For Clients Who Don’t Have Blog Presence?

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In episode 78 of our weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one viewer asked about syndicating social media posts to branded WordPress or Blogger sites for a client who doesn't have a blog presence but consistently posts in its social media channels.

The exact question was:

Do You Syndicate Social Media Posts Through Blogger Or WordPress For Clients Who Don't Have Blog Presence?

Hey guys, getting a lot out of IFTTT 2.0 so far. Question about setting up branded blog properties – if the client has no blog presence, but they are active on Twitter, FB, etc., do you ever syndicate their Twitter posts, FB posts, or Tumblr posts through a Blogger or WordPress.com?

This would be similar to a feed that just simply republishes links or embeds these posts to your branded ring. Wondering if you have messed around with that.?

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Is It Okay to Syndicate Content to PBN Websites with SameAs Schema?

By April


One of the questions asked during episode 77 of Semantic Mastery's weekly Hump Day Hangouts was about the syndication of content to PBN sites with SameAs schema.

The exact question was:

Let's say I had a really powerful PBN, or a powerful site I possibly declared as a “sameAs” using schema. Would you recommended syndicating blog content to this property, even though it is not branded the same as your main money site? I would provide proper attribution, however I'm wondering if there would be a downside to doing this.

Kinda of like using a Blogger for example, but a non-branded, powerful t1 site. Thx

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