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    WTFSEO 2017 SEO Ranking Factor Study

    Greetings WTFSEOers and welcome to the 2017 edition of our Google ranking factors study. It may seem like just last year we published the complete list of Google ranking factors but alas, Google makes several hundred algorithm updates per year – which is great for us because we can keep recycling the same bullshit post […]

  • How to Spot a Valid “Top SEO” List

    When it comes to lists containing “Best of” and “Top”, there are so many out there and frankly they’re all very subjective.  While it feels great to be on a list, let’s face it, you’re still just “on someone’s list” for whatever reason. Often it’s for no other reason that you’ve partied with the list […]

  • An Open Letter To The SEO Industry

    How are you all doing? We’ve now been a member of the industry for, well, most of our unprofessional life, and We feel it’s time we ask some things of you. You see, we’ve been thinking a lot about our industry in the past few years, and we’ve come to an important realization: WE NEED […]

  • How to Fire an SEO

    Given that Google is now scraping our content for their own… with their “how to hire an SEO” video, quite clearly “inspired” by our classic post – “How to interview at WTFSEO” – yet without the credit that such inspiration clearly deserves… we’ve decided that it’s time for us to fight back.  The best way for […]

  • 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 […]

  • These 2 Slides Will Make You The Ultimate SEO Guru

    The end of digital marketing conference season is almost here. That can mean only one thing: it’s almost time for next year’s digital marketing conference season! How exciting! Did you follow all the great advice on how to be an amazeballs speaker? Did that advice help transform you into one of the highest rated presenters […]

  • 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 […]

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    Why Modern SEO Requires Almost No Technical Expertise

    The Internet is complicated. If you think about the innumerable calculations that go into every Google search just to bring you the perfect information for your request, it can almost be overwhelming. Trying to appeal to every line of code in Google’s core algorithm to rank higher would be virtually impossible, even for the most advanced […]