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TurboTax’s Robots NoIndex Brings Regulatory Attention to SEO

Update May 22, 2019:   Additional fallout from this issue includes the City of Los Angeles suing Intuit, Senators including Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren launching an investigation, and the state of New York launching a probe. All of these efforts refer to the robots directive as a deceptive search practice. As of today, there is still a robots …

Google is allowing users to tag movies… again

A little over a year ago, a searcher noticed that Google was requesting users to tag movies with adjectives. This week, I stumbled upon this test on one particular movie; however I was not able to replicate it on any additional movies. Just like last year, Google is calling this feature “new”; although it clearly …

Hiring for In-House SEO

Hiring in the Bay Area is generally hard with the current state of the booming economy; however, I found it especially difficult to find the perfect candidate to fill an in-house SEO role. Thankfully, I found that ideal person to join our team, but that process of filling the role was incredibly eye opening, and …

Technology in Cuba: 3 Quick Observations

Over the holidays this year I had a unique opportunity to spend some time in Havana, Cuba on trip to support the Cuban people. Having been to many developing countries around the world, Cuba was by the far the back of the pack when it came to technology. The internet is uncensored; however, it can …

How Whatsapp’s Snapchat Cloned Stories Feature is Doing

With its much-awaited IPO on the New York Stock Exchange, this is Snap’s biggest week in its short company history. For the longest time, Facebook, Snap’s most obvious competitor has been using every tool in its arsenal to undermine Snapchat’s success by offering the same features to Facebook users. Last week, Facebook aimed its most …