Taylor Kurtz (@realtaylorkurtz) is the Founder of Crush the Rankings and he stopped by my office to talk SEO. Crush the Rankings is now about four years old and he started this company based on him working on a site that was “black listed” in Google. He credited his mentor, Mindy Weinstein, in helping him through that process. He spoke about his process to recover that site and how he learned about SEO to accomplish that.
He had the flexibility to start his own company and do it his own thing, so he is super grateful he was able to start his own company. He actually launched his company on the day he graduated from university. You can hear from Taylor how appreciative of the support he had along the way, which is such a nice thing to hear from people on the industry.
Taylor’s work ethic is insane, he is up at 4am and checks email before he even gets out of bed. But he does go to sleep pretty early, which I think is amazing and a great thing. Being productive is much easier for some people earlier in the morning than later at night. I personally wake up at 5am but I don’t go to sleep until after 11pm.
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Daily Search Forum Recap: September 28, 2022
Here is a recap of what happened in the search forums today, through the eyes of the Search Engine Roundtable and other search forums on the web.
Google has finished rolling out both the September core update and the September product reviews update but we still see some volatility today. Google’s John Mueller is offering to review your public presentations to make sure it is accurate. Google said if you don’t know if your content is expertly written, then it probably is not. Google said there is no percentage to measure duplicate content. Google is testing a new search feature to collect your recipes in a Google Cookbook. Oh, Search On is today, so I should have some news for tomorrow on that.
Search Engine Roundtable Stories:
Other Great Search Threads:
- I’d focus more on what your users expect. Are you focusing on topics where users expect up-to-date information? or is it something that’s, John Mueller on Twitter
- As an aside, everything in your blog post is a terrible idea. If you’re not the developer, then never install extensions from outside of the Chrome store., John Mueller on Twitter
- Google ignores any dofollow attribute on links., John Mueller on Twitter
- I suspect the domain was expired. Comment link building is mostly automated, they don’t do a lot of real work., John Mueller on Twitter
- XML namespaces are identifiers, they’re not requested by users, so HTTPS or not does not change anything in terms of security, but it can result in validators failing sinc, John Mueller on Twitter
Search Engine Land Stories:
Other Great Search Stories:
Industry & Business
Links & Content Marketing
Local & Maps
Mobile & Voice
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