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29 03, 2018

Mobile First Indexing Rolled Out by Google

By |2018-03-29T10:11:41+00:00March 29th, 2018|Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP), Content, Google, Google Webmasters, Mobile Friendly, Responsive Design, SEO, Web Development|Comments Off on Mobile First Indexing Rolled Out by Google

On Monday 26th March 2018 Google announced, via it's Webmasters blog, that Mobile First Indexing is now being rolled out. What is Mobile First Indexing? In a nutshell, Mobile First Indexing goes like this... Google ranks websites in search based on a number of factors. Without going into too much detail, Google rewards sites which deliver unique, relevant, engaging [...]

28 06, 2017

Google My Business New Posts Feature

By |2017-06-28T13:28:02+00:00June 28th, 2017|Free Web Tools, Google, Google Webmasters, SEO|Comments Off on Google My Business New Posts Feature

This week Google launched a BRAND NEW feature for Google My Business. The new 'Posts' feature allows business owners to post ads, updates, news and events on their local business card, which is a great way to catch the eye of potential customers before they even reach your website. As a Web Designer/Developer, any new features from Google are [...]

21 01, 2017

Google Set to Roll Out Mobile ‘Popups’ Penalty

By |2017-01-21T10:58:51+00:00January 21st, 2017|Google, Google Search Console, Google Webmasters, Web Development|Comments Off on Google Set to Roll Out Mobile ‘Popups’ Penalty

Punishing Sites with Mobile Popups Last year, Google announced that it was going to start penalising sites that display certain types of popups on the MOBILE version of the website. The most common examples of mobile popups you will have seen is where you visit a website and instantly get a 'Sign up to our newsletter' box, or some [...]

21 01, 2017

Google Chrome Not Secure Warning Kicks In

By |2017-01-21T00:10:49+00:00January 21st, 2017|Google, Google Search Console, Google Webmasters, HTTPS, Security, SSL|Comments Off on Google Chrome Not Secure Warning Kicks In

Tonight I have received the first warning message from Google for a website that DOES NOT have SSL security. This email states that Google is taking action NOW against websites that do not protect (encrypt) it's users details. If your website already has an SSL certificate, you don't need to worry (just make sure you renew the SSL when it [...]

12 01, 2017

Google Search Algorithms

By |2017-01-12T17:51:11+00:00January 12th, 2017|Content, Google, Google Webmasters, Links, Mobile Friendly, SEO, Web Development|Comments Off on Google Search Algorithms

What Are Google Search Algorithms? The Google Search algorithms are the computer-programmed calculations that look at websites and decide where to rank them in search engine results pages (SERPs). Over the years, Google has launched hundreds of updates to it's algorithms, and has even split the algorithms out in order to target particular behaviour in SEO by Webmasters, searchers [...]

5 12, 2016

Google Clamps Down with ‘Not Secure’ Label in Chrome

By |2016-12-05T15:54:54+00:00December 5th, 2016|Google, Google Webmasters, HTTPS, Security, SEO, SSL, Web Development|Comments Off on Google Clamps Down with ‘Not Secure’ Label in Chrome

Hi everyone, HTTPS is not a subject for the not so tech-savvy, please bear with me here, I'll try to keep it simple, but it's quite a technical subject... Google to punish HTTP sites with 'not-secure' label A couple of years ago Google decided to start rewarding sites that use HTTPS in search results. This meant that by purchasing [...]

12 11, 2016

Mobile First Indexing

By |2016-12-22T00:06:10+00:00November 12th, 2016|Google, Google Webmasters, Mobile Friendly, Responsive Design, SEO, Web Development|Comments Off on Mobile First Indexing

Huge news this week from Google! Your website search performance will now be based on the content from the MOBILE VERSION of your website. What Does This Mean? As we've explained before, the content on your website has a huge impact on where you appear in search results. Previously, Google has used the content from your desktop website to judge how [...]

12 11, 2016

Here’s to More HTTPS

By |2016-11-14T10:58:12+00:00November 12th, 2016|Google, Google Webmasters, Security, SSL|Comments Off on Here’s to More HTTPS

Last week Google published another article on it's Webmasters Blog, talking yet again about the importance of HTTPS secure web browsing. We mentioned this a while back, last year in fact, and talked about how Google rewards sites with SSL certificates and secure https:// in search results. Webmasters are quickly catching up, and soon I'm sure it will be [...]

7 10, 2016

Google Webmasters Hangout Summary – 07/10/2016

By |2017-06-13T10:28:26+00:00October 7th, 2016|Content, Google, Google Search Console, Google Webmasters, Links, SEO|Comments Off on Google Webmasters Hangout Summary – 07/10/2016

Happy Friday and thank you for reading our summary of the latest Google Webmasters Office Hours Hangouts. We've attended two Google Webmasters Hangouts this week, the first of which was on Tuesday 4th October and then the latest one on Friday 7th October. To save you time and energy, we've combined our summary into this one article. Google Webmasters Hangouts are [...]

23 09, 2016

Google Webmasters Summary – 23/09/2016

By |2017-06-13T10:29:35+00:00September 23rd, 2016|Content, Google, Google Search Console, Google Webmasters, Links, SEO|Comments Off on Google Webmasters Summary – 23/09/2016

Welcome to the latest article in our series following Google Webmaster Office Hours Hangouts. We've just attended the hangout held on Friday 23rd September at 09:00 hours, and this summary comes immediately after that. Google Webmaster Hangouts are a live session on Google's YouTube channel featuring a weekly question and answer session, hosted by Google's John Mueller. For this weeks hangout, [...]

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