Eminent SEO News: Help Us Help Out Families in Need This Holiday Season!
Eminent SEO is excited to support Operation Santa Single Style this holiday season, which will provide gifts to single-parent families in need in Arizona. We’re always eager to do our part and give back to the local community, especially during the holidays when so many are struggling to put food on the table while having enough to buy their children presents.
Operation Santa Single Style would appreciate YOUR support this year, as well. Please visit the group’s online registry if you’d like to pick out a toy for a child in need or make a monetary donation.
If you live in Arizona and want to know where to drop off your gift donation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also email the same address to ask where to ship the gift, if you live out of state.
Thank you for your consideration of supporting a family in need this winter. If you’d like to learn more about Operation Santa Single Style, please visit the group’s Facebook page. Happy Holidays!
What’s New in SEO: Google Kicks Knowledge Graph Snippet Overlays to the Curb
Beginning in January 2014, when a user conducted a Google search, the results page would feature gray text off to the right of the URLs of many entries. If you hovered over that text, a small pop-up would emerge that would tell you about the overall website or the company behind the page you would potentially visit.
Well, say goodbye to that feature. Search Engine Land confirmed with Google in November that Knowledge Graph snippet overlays, as they’re called, have been retired.
Why? Low usage, apparently.
So, the feature failed to last even three years in the search engine results pages. While it appeared like it could be helpful for users, it seemed to provide little-to-no benefit to publishers. The snippet overlays contained up to three links, but none would lead directly to the company’s website. One might go to the business’s Google+ page, but that’s about it. For the few users who did take advantage of the snippet overlays, the links ended up being distractions to the page Google featured in the search results.
Don’t worry, though: Google still places a major emphasis on its regular Knowledge Graph, which you might see in line or off to the right of your desktop search results, depending on the query. This indispensable feature likely played a part in the demise of snippet overlays, for which we say, “R.I.P. We hardly knew ye.”
November Social Media Roundup
Our Instagram account continued to grow in November! And on Twitter, we increasingly lent our voice and expertise to some of the latest topics in our industry. See the best of our November social shares below. Click on any of the photos to see the accompanying caption and more info about the image. We also invite you to keep up with our latest social stuff by following us on Instagram and Twitter.
November Blog Roundup
In November, we revisited one of the hallmarks of SEO best practices: anchor text optimization. We then gave our take on some recent tech news: the impending death of the mobile video app Vine. If you missed any of our November blog posts, get caught up here:
Considering Google’s “Penguin” series of algorithm updates and all of the ranking factors the search engine now has, you might think that optimizing your anchor text is no longer crucial. Well, you’d be wrong. Find out the continued importance of anchor text optimization.
In late October, Twitter announced that it would be shutting down the once-popular Vine app. Although there are a few investors rumored to be interested in buying Vine, the video-sharing service’s best days appear to be behind it. Let’s look at what led to Vine’s apparent demise.
Keep Your Eyes Peeled: New-Look Website to Come
As a final note, we’re excited to share that we have made progress on the behind-the-scenes reconstruction of EminentSEO.com! In the coming months, we will roll out a new-look website that will feature sleeker navigation, new visuals and a more descriptive, yet clearer picture of the many services we offer.
The time for a refresh is now! As you’re waiting for the debut of our website redesign, keep enjoying our blog posts, online newsletters, Max swag and more. Thank you for supporting Eminent SEO.
Until next time, see ya online!