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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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, searchengineland.com reports. All the versions prior to 126.96.36.199 of ‘WordPress SEO by Yoast’ are vulnerable to Blind SQL Injection web application flaw, according to an advisory published on Wednesday (11th March).
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.
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.
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…
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.
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 […]
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:
Ever been flummoxed by a site’s ranking getting nailed in English on Google.co.uk but still ranking high and dry in other languages? Me too. Try telling the client “English? Naaaaah. Don’t worry about English. You’re page 1 for Latvian!” But if Google has a problem with your site, why only in English? Whyyyyy?
A French judge has ruled that blogger Caroline Doudet should pay damages to a restaurant owner after her negative blog review was ranking highly in Google’s search results and damaging the restaurants reputation. Ms Doudet was sued by the restaurant owner of II Giardino, based in a region of southwestern France, after she wrote a not so flattering blog review about the ‘poor service’ and […]
Google has reported a 22% rise in its revenue during March-June compared to last year’s figures. Revenue rose by a whopping $16bn (£9.4bn) and profits were up by 6% to $3.4bn, according to the firms in its earnings report. The strong demand for Google’s advertising campaigns has boosted revenues beyond expectations. Google announced that the chief business officer Nikesh Arora was leaving for SoftBank. Mr Arora, […]
Microsoft’s search engine ‘Bing’ has introduced its right to be forgotten form allowing Europeans to ask for pages of web content to be removed from its online search results. The form, similar to the one that we saw Google introduce last month, gives its users an opportunity to request a link to be blocked from the site, which may be detrimental to their character, which will […]
Setting aside that most of the people who have Liked your Facebook page probably don’t get to see your posts anyway, size still matters – at least to company bosses. Unless your page is about laughing babies or cars or Justin Bieber, building your audience of Likes for a Facebook page can be a little hard work, especially if you’re not prepared to pay Facebook […]