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July, 2015

  • 28 July

    Google Doesn’t Index Dynamically Generated Tabbed Content

    How Google handles dynamic content has always been a huge topic of discussion among the SEO community – and it’s a huge help when Google steps up and gives us official answers. Gary Illyes stepped in to a Stack Overflow discussion to help us understand whether or not Google will see dynamically generated content within hidden tabs – and the answer ...

  • 24 July

    Do I Really Need SSL?

    Ever since Google mentioned the words “ranking signal” and “SSL” together people have been twisting this meaning and falsely believing they need to convert their website to SSL for SEO benefits – and fact of the matter is that this isn’t entirely true. There is ALOT more things you can, and should, be doing which will provide a much larger ...

  • 24 July

    Google Is Shutting Down Unauthorized Access to the Autocomplete API

    Google Search has had autocomplete functionality for a while now; and as with most things someone has reverse-engineered it and an unpublished API has been in use for quiet a while now – allowing webmasters to incorporate Google’s autocomplete functionality into their own websites. However Google never intended for this to happen – so as of August 10th, 2015 Google ...

  • 23 July

    Google Panda 4.2 Begins A Very Slow Roll Out Process

    Back during SMX Advanced an update to Google’s Panda was announced – and since then we’ve been patiently waiting for it to finally roll out. A couple of weeks turned into a couple of months but now Panda 4.2 has finally rolled out. Panda 4.2 will be an extremely slow roll out – taking months to be fully rolled out. ...

  • 21 July

    Google+ Photos Will Be Shut Down on August 1st, 2015

    In an announcement early this week Google has announced the death of Google+ Photos – pronounced on August 1st. As of that date Google+ Photos will be shut down however all the photos you have uploaded to Google+ Photos will still be accessible on Google Photos (http://photos.google.com). So technically there shouldn’t be any actual downtime for you.

  • 16 July

    Google Launches Buy It Now Button for Mobile Shoppers

    Google has announced the launch of a Buy It Now button for mobile shoppers in an effort to help improve the shopping and comparing process for users. Clicking on a Buy It Now listing will bring the shopper to a retailer-branded page provided by Google where they can easily and securely complete their checkout process using the payment credentials associated with ...

  • 15 July

    Google Offers Free Google Fiber for Affordable Housing Properties

    Back in November of 2014 Google decided to take part in the Unlocking the Connection project intended to provide free internet to Austin’s public housing residents. Google stepped this up by offering to provide free Google Fiber connections for everyone, for 10 years. Today Google has announced that they are expanding that offer to all Google Fiber cities – giving ...

  • 13 July

    Google Confirms A Penguin Refresh Is Still Months Away

    While we wait on the Google Panda refresh, which still hasn’t rolled out, Google’s Gary Illyes confirmed on Twitter over the weekend that we will be waiting even longer for a Penguin refresh. @mrjamiedodd No. Penguin refresh is months away — Gary Illyes (@methode) July 11, 2015 The last Penguin update was Penguin 3.0 which started rolling out back in ...

  • 1 July

    Webmasters: Do You Want The Ability To Compare Sites Within Google’s Search Console?

    Google has launched a survey asking webmasters, online marketers, and SEOs to offer their feedback on a side-by-side comparison feature within the Google Search Console. The survey isn’t overly complicated and digs into how you would utilize this comparison feature, your role, and an option field where you can list the various websites that you manage and would utilize this ...

June, 2015

  • 26 June

    Google’s Panda Refresh Is Still Coming & Still In A Couple Weeks

    Back in the beginning of this month I had written about an upcoming refresh to the Google Panda algorithm – as announced by Gary Illyes during SMX Advanced. Originally he expected the refresh to start rolling out within two to four weeks of that post – however here we are at the end of June with no refresh still. Well ...

  • 26 June

    Google Incorporates Pinterest, Vines, and Food Network into News Carousel

    Earlier on this year Google incorporated carousel search results for mobile users browsing for specific news events and topics. Originally the carousel worked solely off of rich snippets from a websites articles – showcasing various articles related to your search term. Well yesterday Google announced, with no real fan-fare, that the carousel will now also feature Pinterest pins, Vines, Houzz ...

  • 15 June

    Google Discontinues Support for Google AdWords Editor Versions 10.6 & Older

    Google’s AdWords Editor is onto it’s 11th version now which was released in December 2014. However 6 months into 2015 there’s still a substantial amount of users utilizing version 10.x of the AdWords editor – and the backend difference between the two platforms is so different that it’s becoming rather inefficient to continue to manage and support both versions. As ...

  • 6 June

    Google Plus Is Not Shutting Down Afterall

    So after lots and lots of speculation about the future of Google Plus we finally have something solid and concrete to speculate off of. In an interview with BackChannel Bradley Horowitz, Google’s vice president of Photos, Streams, and Sharing, stated that Google Plus isn’t going anywhere. There are some clear and evident changes happening, and going to happen – however the ...

  • 4 June

    Is Twitter Now The Easiest Way To Rank #1 on Google?

    So Twitter tweets are now showing in real-time on Google mobile searches – and this got me to thinking. Is this now the easiest way to rank #1 on Google? I mean just think about it – let’s say that you make a post about Windows 10 – and you tweet about this post when Windows 10 is trending. Then ...

  • 3 June

    Google’s Panda Refresh Coming Within A Couple of Weeks

    During the SMX Advanced conference last night Google’s Gary Illyes announced that there will be a Panda data refresh coming within the next few weeks. Expectantly within two to four weeks. Now it’s important to take note that this is not an algorithmic change, however merely a data refresh. Now this means that the data about your website could be refreshed and ...

  • 3 June

    Is Google Slowly Killing Off Google Plus?

    Things surrounding Google Plus have been eerily quiet for some time now and many were hoping that Google I/O would bring about some news – alas Google I/O has come and went and no mention of Google Plus was made. Rumors started. Thoughts wandered. And then people began to notice that their name within the Google header no longer links ...

May, 2015

  • 22 May

    Twitter Tweets Now Appearing In Google Mobile Search Results

    Back in February I announced that Twitter & Google have closed on a deal allowing Twitter tweets to show up, in real-time, in Google search results. Back then however we didn’t know anything else. Where the ads will display, how will they act, etc. Well as of this week U.S. users searching in English on their iOS or Android device ...

  • 22 May

    Google Expands Product List Ads to YouTube

    Google has announced that it’s extending product listing ads to YouTube via TrueView for Shopping – a brand new ad format that lets advertisers run product ads within related-content videos. According to a report that Google released last month – how-to searches have seen a 70% increase with over a hundred million hours of such content having been watched in ...

  • 20 May

    Google Webmaster Tools Renamed to Google Search Console

    Google announced a name change today to their almost decade old Google Webmaster Tools platform, renaming it to Google Search Console in an attempt to broaden the target audience. Google doesn’t want to limit the audience behind Webmaster Tools/Search Console to solely webmasters – they want small business owners, bloggers, designers, and essentially everyone to make use of the tools ...

  • 15 May

    Stop Wasting Your Time Setting Priority & Change Frequency Inside Your Sitemaps

    Webmasters have always wondered the true importance of the priority and change frequency settings when generating XML sitemaps for their website – however we never really had any definite answer.   Various members of the SEO community & various webmasters have made their assumptions – however none of the big search engines have ever stood up and said anything … until now. ...

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