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Around here at the SEO Training Dojo we have what we like to call a 'fight club' mentality. Essentially, what's said behind closed doors, stays there. All to often SEOs like to write about their latest tactics. For which, I am sure Google is appreciative.

But on this occasion, we just can't keep our silence. Good friend of mine (and the Dojo) Bill Slawski shared some incredible ranking factor advice that just had to be shared. And as you all know, when Bill talks, people listen.

Domain registration timing ranking factor

Did you know that the time of year that you register a domain is indeed a ranking factor? Check this thread on Google Plus out.

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When it comes to tools, there's lots of great ones already out there, like our friends at Majestic, Raven and of course, the Moz community. And when it comes to learning the craft through structured formats, our friends at SEO Book have it covered. So, we really didn't want to go down that road. So what's left for a search community to do?

Easy; foster community engagement and the evolution of the SEO industry.

 

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Well folks... it's that time of year once more. The humble land that is the SEO Training Dojo community is celebrating it's 4th birthday, and we couldn't be more excited.

It's been a long road for the SEO world and we've dealt with a seemingly never-ending slew of changes with the search world and an ongoing evolution that's made it more complicated than ever to work in this thing of ours. SEO is far from dead, it's become more tactical than ever. Which is great news for us I guess, since it takes a strong community of professionals to stay on top of things.

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Can't say that I've seen this before, nor can I seem to reproduce it with any kind of consistency. But it is something 'new', no? Friend of the Dojo, Mike Wilton, shared the discovery today after noticing it while searching for the term [tarantula]. Here's a screen to explain..

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The two listings there in the Google suggest drop down seem to be entity expansions based on the knowledge graph updates and leads to query refinements like so;

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Tagged in: Google suggest update

Yea, I'm going there. Normally I don't jump on the bang wagon that is the flailing of the SEO industry each time Google rolls over in the night. The reasoning lies in that we generally don't know much early on and it takes time to digest things. Today, I am breaking that rule.

While I don't really have any hard insights into Google's new Hummingbird algorithm change, we have been talking amongst ourselves about some things over the last month, that are now making some more sense.

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