What is new. The old page had general advice on the importance of using server-side 301 redirects when communicating to Google Search that a page has moved. It also linked to some guides on how to set up those redirects on Apache and NGINX servers. That was the bulk of it; for comparison, here’s a screenshot of the old page.…
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John Mueller, a Google search relations representative, posted a new video in the AskGooglebot series answering the question: how long does SEO take for new pages? The answer started off with the classic John Mueller response of “it depends,” but he dug deeper into a more precise answer.…
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Google suggests the presentation of a business’s website may impact search visibility if it doesn’t meet a certain expectations for quality.
This was stated by Google’s John Mueller during the Search Central SEO hangout recorded on June 25, 2021.…
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Most businesses know the importance of being active on different social media platforms. However, some might think of social media as an independent entity rather than something that impacts the rest of their digital marketing efforts.…
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Ever wonder how your various HTTP status codes or how your network or DNS responds to GoogleBot may impact how well your site performs on Google Search? Well, Google has published a new guide and help document detailing how HTTP status codes and network or DNS errors impact your Google Search performance.…
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“When anybody does a search on Google, we’re trying to show you the most relevant, reliable information we can, but we get a lot of things that are entirely new,” Danny Sullivan of Google told Vox when the publication first reported this. In situations like this, Google needs time to build reliable search results and more sites likely have not written reliable, trustworthy content.…
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Google’s annual spam fighting report indicates that hacked spam is rampant. If your site suddenly drops in rankings following today’s update or the one next week, it would be wise to examine your site’s security and look for signs of a possible attack.
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For some, it means finding the most searched keywords, finding keywords related to those keywords, and creating content for those keywords. You then monitor how you’re ranking for those keywords and optimize over time.
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It seems like marketing jobs are on the rebound after the pandemic. I’m seeing tons of listings in my Twitter feed and on LinkedIn for big companies expanding their marketing departments, including positions ranging from entry-level to the head of marketing. It makes me hopeful for those looking to rebound after a hard year and a half and excited for those who are looking to grow in their careers.…
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Google Merchant Center has a new policy named “Inaccurate availability” that is caused “due to inconsistent availability between the landing page and checkout pages on your website,” the company said. This policy replaces the existing “Delivery issues” policy violation and goes into place on September 1, 2021.…
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The top social media sites have seen plenty of movement in the the last few years.
Facebook might still be dominant, but TikTok has seen the fastest growth of any social media platform. From launch only five years ago, the video-based platform is now fifth for most monthly active users (MAU).…
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Brave Search, from the company behind the Brave web browser, is now available globally in a public beta.
The new privacy-preserving search engine can be used on the mobile and desktop versions of the Brave browser, or on any other browser at search.brave.com.…
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As part of its International Small Business Week, Google is launching a simplified ad creation workflow for video ads on YouTube, the company announced Monday. Under the new workflow, which is now available globally on mobile and desktop, advertisers can launch a campaign by adding a video, selecting the audiences they want to reach and designating a budget.…
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Robots.txt files tell search engines which pages of your site they can access. While this is a basic feature, some SEOs and Shopify merchants have been waiting years to receive this capability. “Robots.txt was our most requested SEO feature and we believe opening up access to edit this file will enable store owners to take control over how their content is crawled,” Jackson Lo, SEO lead, growth at Shopify, told Search Engine Land. Now, Shopify store owners can edit their robots.txt files to…Continue
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Google’s John Mueller answered a question about where to put keywords so that Google understands what the page is about. The context of the question was of a person who was concerned about how to communicate to Google the meaning of a 20,000 word article.Google’s John Mueller answered a question about where to put keywords so that Google understands what the page is about. The context of the question was of a person who was concerned about how to communicate to Google the meaning of a 20,000…Continue
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Keywords and match types are one of the most fundamental elements of PPC but like almost everything else in technology, there is constant change.
Even if you’re a seasoned PPC veteran, the Google Ads phrase match you grew up with is probably no longer the phrase match we have today.…
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Privacy. Facebook, which develops the Oculus VR headsets, plans to monitor user interaction with the VR ads, but did say that all Oculus ads will still have to follow Facebook’s advertising rules. As such, users will still be able to use “controls to hide specific ads or hide ads from an advertiser completely.”…
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The research from Bozarth and Budak states that, even though big players like Google receive inconsequential revenues from advertising on these scam news websites, they are still “responsible for delivering a substantial fraction of ads on fake and low-quality news sites.”
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Establishing relevant, high-quality inbound links to a website continues to be one of the most important components of building online authority — and in turn, organic search visibility.
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Most if not all SEO pros working in competitive markets will analyze the SERPs and their business competitors to find out what it is their site is doing to achieve a higher rank.Most if not all SEO pros working in competitive markets will analyze the SERPs and their business competitors to find out what it is their site is doing to achieve a higher rank.
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