This Week in Search No. 77

I’ve sorted through hundreds of SEO articles and filtered them down to these 5 must read SEO articles for the week of  April 15th – April 22nd, 2016 – enjoy!

SEO Round up

Great content from the SEO industry this week! It was a challenge to get it down to 5 articles, but here they are, the best of the week – enjoy!

Is your business at risk of being banned by Google? You may be surprised . . .

Top 9 Reasons Google Suspends Local Listings by Joy Hawkins on Search Engine Land


Backlinks – links from a high quality, relevant site, back to your site – are still one of the most powerful (if not THE most powerful) SEO signal, but they can be difficult to acquire organically in many industries, and often require a commitment of resources and a highly specific strategy to develop. The results of link acquisition, like most SEO efforts, take time to influence search rankings.

How Long Does Link Building Take to Influence Rankings? by Kristina Kledzik on Moz Blogs


Sometimes its hard to sort the wheat from the chaff online – this article’s wheat, but it uncovers a lot of chaff 🙂

The 9 Most Common Local SEO Myths, Dispelled by Joy Hawkins on Moz Blogs


The increased visibility that Google has placed around Google Local listing results on mobile has meant that Google My Business is essential for local SEO. ~ Kevin Gibbons

How to Optimize Your Google My Business Listing: Expert Tips by Graham Charlton on Search Engine Watch


In this post, I’m going to try to show that RankBrain may just be the missing link between CTR and rankings.

~ Larry Kim

Does Organic CTR Impact SEO Rankings? [New Data] by Larry Kim on Moz Blogs

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Brent is a REALTOR with Keller Williams in Henderson (Las Vegas valley) NV. He has a background in digital marketing and is a nationally recognized SEO expert. In addition to this blog, he is a VIP contributor to Search Engine Journal and has been syndicated through SteamFeed, Social Media Today and B2C.
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