Tag Archives: Google
Mobile SEO Countdown: What Factors Will Google Use After April 21?

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The digital world is flooded with Mobile Spring Madness and the only way to overcome it is to fall for it.  Since the latest Google announcement about its intent to include mobile-friendliness as a ranking factor after an April 21st update, the mobile readiness of your site is no longer optional; it is imperative. In the new age when the average amount of traffic that comes from smartphones is from 30% to 50% (depending on business niche), the fact that your website rankings can benefit from mobile optimization is heartwarming and challenging. Sure, you don’t want your website visitors to take flight at the first sign that your mobile website lacks user-friendliness. This can prevent you from benefitting from a large portion of highly-converting mobile traffic. Just so you know:
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Summertime SEOness: The Hottest SEO News Of Summer 2014

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While Matt Cutts is on his extended vacation, the Google team kept the SEO community busy. Summer was hot and eventful. Let’s recall some of the most dramatic updates that happened this summer in the world of SEO in order to make some amendments to your online marketing strategy.

It’s been almost two months since the latest Google Pigeon Update release. It caused a lot of business owners to overhaul their local business marketing strategy. Particularly, local business listing sites and review websites are now very much in favor with Google, so being listed there is now a must. We have highlighted the possible effects of the Google Pigeon Update on local businesses in one of our previous posts.
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Should You Switch to HTTPS right now?

A few weeks ago Google officially announced that HTTPS would now become a ranking signal, for now a very lightweight signal. This news provoked a lot of discussions in the industry.  Google has also updated Google Webmaster Tools to better handle HTTPS sites and the reporting on them.

We’ve investigated what are the pros and cons of moving your site to HTTPS, and are ready to share some good tips with you.
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5 At-Hand Data Sources for Informative Visual Content

Earlier in the previous post we talked about essential sources to mine hot trending topics which are the most engaging and sharable for your audience. Today, we would like to share with you some thoughts on the places you can take ideas and data for your visuals from, in order to give them a ripple effect as they spread via social media. It’s true that more than 50% of people are visual learners. IMHO, Numbers by themselves can be really frustrating, but if you implement them into structured infographics, it all sinks in better. That is why creative infographics and charts are so popular. Everybody creates them and you should as well. The question is where to source accurate and catchy data and turn that into trending linkbait?

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Panda 4.0 Update: Favorites and Outsiders – What Are the Factors of Google’s Betting System?

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Yesterday, we gave you some practical advice on how to avoid the Google Panda Penalty. Today we would like to get a view of how some websites applied (or did not applied) the SEO tactics mentioned in the previous post.

The Google Panda 4.0 Update that was rolled out a few weeks ago has now shown some early results, which reveal both a negative and positive effect on the content shared on the web (depending on the point of view, a user’s or website owner’s).  Users are receiving more relative results for their queries. Given the first reports and complaints I would say that positive effects are greater than negative. Let’s have a quick view of the sites being penalized and rewarded by Google’s Panda 4.0.  The list is not comprehensive, but we can see a definite trend of search visibility losses/gains for some giant websites.
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