If you manage a website, you need a deep understanding of how users find your site and how your content appears on Google’s search results. Until now, this data was shown in the Search Queries report, probably the most used feature in Webmaster Tools… Continue reading
Social media is an ever-changing platform and sites such as YouTube have to strive to keep up with the consistent changing demands of its users in order to offer them the best online experience.
Here’s how to add a funky little logo or branding watermark to all your past and future YouTube videos in one go. Continue reading
Want to stalk your website visitors? Here’s how to do it. Continue reading
As we approach the April 21st date of the release of Google’s mobile-friendly algorithm, SeachEngineLand.com uncovers more SEO facts about what to expect around the algorithm. Continue reading
Yoast is a great WordPress plugin for blog SEO, but one default which gets on people’s nerves is adding the site name to blog SEO titles by default. You add you perfectly measured SEO title and bosh! it makes it too long by adding the site title. These are the two easy steps to get rid of it. Continue reading
Facebook have added a new feature in Messenger that gives people a way to send or receive money between friends. This feature will be rolling out over the coming months in the US. Continue reading
Facebook announced a new feature on its paid advertising service today that enables users to target the 92 million expats living away from their home country.
The new function will help businesses reach people, speaking their language, living abroad, thus widening their marketing audience.
Barry Schwartz writing for seoroundtable.com today quotes Google’s Zineb Ait Bahajji, a Webmaster Trends Analyst, revealing that Google’s Mobile Friendly algorithm will have a bigger effect than that of Panda or Penguin.
Barry writes that although this mobile-friendly algorithm only impacts mobile search, this “can be around 50% of all queries on Google these days. If your site is not mobile-friendly, it will suffer greatly in the mobile search results. So make sure to get ready now for this April 21st launch.”
Google will take algorithmic action on more doorway pages in the near future. The new algorithm adjustment will impact these pages trying to increase their search footprint, searchengineland.com reveals today. In a release via the Official Google Webmaster Central Blog today, Google’s Brian White writes that they “have a long-standing view that doorway pages that created solely for search engines can harm the quality of the user’s search experience.” Continue reading
Millions of WordPress sites may be exposed to a Blind SQL Injection vulnerability due to a security hole in the very popular Yoast SEO plugin,
All the versions prior to 18.104.22.168 of ‘WordPress SEO by Yoast’ are vulnerable to Blind SQL Injection web application flaw, according to an advisory published on Wednesday (11th March). Continue reading
Barry Schwartz writing for SearchEngineLand.com this week warned people whose websites use AJAX that “Google may stop crawling those pages” adding that more details are to come from Google as early as next week. Continue reading
Over the coming weeks your business page likes on Facebook may decrease as likes from memorialised accounts and accounts that have been voluntarily deactivated will automatically be removed.
Have you read up about Google’s new algorithm update yet? Responsive web design is now more important than ever. Starting on 21 April 2015, Google will be using mobile friendly factors in the ranking algorithm for mobile search results. Continue reading
Estate agents occasionally ask us about lead follow-up. They want to know when the best time to follow up a lead is, fearing they might come across as desperate or trying hard sell tactics if they respond too fast. There are three statistics which real estate professionals should know… Continue reading
Google confirmed the release of Penguin 3.0 on Friday – the first Penguin update in over a year. Penguin targets sites deemed to be spammy, especially those found in violation of Google’s guidelines about linking. Continue reading
Facebook announced this week that it is making some improvements to the News Feed function on its site.
There will be two updates, the first is to help reduce click-baiting headlines, and the second is to help people see links shared on Facebook in the best format.
‘Click-baiting’ is a method where publishers post vague links with a headline to encourage people to click on it to see more. Posts like these usually get lots of clicks and the more they are seen by people the higher up in your news feed they appear. In a post published in its online newsroom Facebook said it will reduce the amount of click baiting on its site so it “does not drown out the things that people really want to see…”
Spain has passed a new law forcing the American giant Google to pay newspapers a fee every time it links to one of their news stories on its search engine.
The law, known as the Canon AEDE, states that sites which link to a news article alongside a meaningful description will have to pay a bill to the publisher.
Google invests a lot in making sure that their services use industry-leading security, like strong HTTPS encryption by default. That means that people using Search, Gmail and Google Drive, for example, automatically have a secure connection to Google.
Zineb Ait Bahajji and Gary Illyes, Webmaster Trends Analysts wrote on the Official Google Webmaster Central Blog: Continue reading