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  • Reading Content Out Loud Improves Google Rankings

    SEO is hard and SEOs are always looking for a new way to rank. Good news for you, we’ve uncovered a new ranking factor. And it comes directly from Google itself. Google’s own Gary Ilyes told us recently on Twitter, and SEroundtable covered: “DYK if you read out loud the text on your page and […]

  • SNL Bingo

    SNL Cold Open Bingo Card

    A lot of our readers have told us that they’re seeing too much of the same style content when they login to Facebook or Twitter. Many are becoming apathetic toward social media or news and some are even losing friends over the type of content being shared. At WTFSEO, we understand our gentile readers – […]

  • TAFE: Our January Finances & Nearing Profitability

    Here at WTFSEO we firmly believe in the code of TAFE (That’s TAGFEE minus the generosity and empathy) Since being acquired by CoCuMo a few months ago, we’ve been forced to changed our ways of thinking about openness and transparency. In keeping with the spirit of the TAFE code, we’re going to release our January […]

  • SEO Chatter: Algorithm Update?

    Some guy on twitter we’re not following noticed that several of his keywords moved from page 7 – where they got 0 clicks – to page 4 – where they still send 0 clicks. Is this a major ranking algorithm update? We reached out to Google to demand that they provide us with a change log […]

  • Cyber Monday Tips For SEOs

    Today is Cyber Monday and our editors insist that we write something about it so that we can add to the social media noise and email spam already proliferating the interwebs today. So, here goes: Make sure you have the best Cyber Monday possible with our helpful tips: Wear clothing that’s easy to describe. Remove […]

  • Introducing Google Dreamsense

    When we last snuck into the Googleplex for lunch we noticed a very interesting whiteboard. It was titled “when don’t people search?” and there were various items listed. Next to “walking around” it had “google glass” written. Next to “driving” it had “autonomous car.” Next to “pooping” was a Google pixel. Next to “my parents” […]

  • Exclusive Conversation With Google Spam Team Member

    While at a conference out west last week, our senior editor managed to get some private 1on1 conversation with a member of the Google search quality team. Without that Googler’s consent, we recorded that top secret meeting. Below, is the transcript: WTFSEO: Hey [name redacted] It’s been a while. Haven’t seen you since that last […]

  • Penguin Recovery Case Study

    Depending on which SEO you ask, it’s been a few days to a few weeks since the latest Google Penguin update launched – and while most recovery case studies had been written in draft mode many months ago, we haven’t seen many of them actually showing up on Owdy yet. For you, though, the wait […]

  • Liveblogging Lisa Barone Live Blogging #Pubcon

    Howdy WTFSEOers. We’re back in the sessions today and live blogging our live blog of @LisaBarone as she live blogs #pubcon sessions. We caught up with Lisa lurking in the back of the session prior to the one she is planning on blogging about. She seems to be having a mini panic attack about not […]

  • Photo of the Day: Penguin Update

    We couldn’t find a better photo that perfectly summed up the results of the Google Penguin 4.0 launch. Hat tip: @BruceClayInc for the penguin beach ball from last #Pubcon

  • Top Reasons We Didn’t Publish A Better Article Today

    Somebody on Facebook was wrong about something – and we had to respond. JigglyPuff isn’t going to catch himself. We started writing a post, but then spent 2 hours as our computer was forcibly upgraded to Windows 10 Mom! Mom! Mommy! Look at Me. MOOOOOOM, Mom you’re not looking. Hey Mom LOOK. MOMMMMMM! [editor’s note: […]