As mobile web browsing takes the internet by storm, websites have been feeling the pressure to get on board. Google has just announced that businesses who want to stay relevant in this market must go mobile or be left behind. On April 21, the all-powerful algorithm that determines Google’s search result rankings will be updated to favor websites that are mobile-friendly.
Although these changes will only affect the ranking results on mobile browsers, the impact of this update should not be underestimated. Web traffic is steadily leaning more and more toward cell phones and tablets, rather than computers, with numbers putting mobile visitors at over 50% of a website’s viewers.
Internet security is a massive concern in our modern world. From whistleblower cases to celebrity leaks and countless hacking incidents, keeping the information transferred and stored online safe is a serious issue. To ensure that the safety of their users and visitors is completely assured, many websites are now using secure encryption known as HTTPS instead of the standard HTTP. Not only will a web page with HTTPS encryption increase the security of those visiting the site, but Google is currently giving HTTPS sites higher search rankings and better overall SEO scores in an attempt to bolster security online. Continue reading “Google Rewards Secure Websites With Higher Rankings”
Sitemaps have been used throughout the internet for over a decade to guide search engine crawlers through any given website. The importance of sitemaps is somewhat understated nowadays, with many SEO specialists doubting if they are even useful at all anymore. However, the head of Google’s SEO development, Matt Cutts, states that he considers sitemaps to be an extremely important element to SEO practices, and implores those involved with SEO to continue using them on their websites. Continue reading “The Importance of Sitemaps”
Earlier this summer, Google announced that it would begin adjusting search engine rankings appearing on smartphones based on how well the site in question handled the mobile user experience. Following their typical vague ambiguity, Google didn’t announce exactly when those changes would begin taking place, instead simply stating that they planed “to roll out several ranking changes in the near future that address sites that are misconfigured for smartphone users.” Errors such as faulty redirects, unplayable videos, and smartphone-only 404 pages are among the many factors Google is implementing into its new algorithm designed specifically to mobile SEO. Continue reading “Mobile SEO and Google Ranking Penalties”
As far as Google Analytics is concerned, Google keywords are officially dead to SEO. This harrowing fact has been weighing down on the shoulders of many SEO supervisors and website marketers, but the fact of the matter is: with the absence of keywords for the importance of Google Analytics, the stock of quality content sky-rockets. Continue reading “Google Keywords are Officially Dead”
It’s not always easy to know the best practices for improving your search engine optimization (SEO) ranking. While some SEO can be very technical, there are many basic SEO practices that can offer dramatic improvements to your overall ranking on search engines. We have compiled the following 10 tips to build SEO to share with you and help grow your online presence. Continue reading “10 Tips to Build SEO”
When configuring and writing the code for your website, there are different ways to include content, even content that isn’t viewed by the visitors to the website. Many companies utilize special code to include information that may be pertinent to their SEO ranking, but not to their direct audience and demographic. This internal content helps search engines weed out what websites are legitimate and which ones are spamming. Continue reading “Schema.org: A New Step in Web Coding”
Keyword stuffing refers to the practice of loading a webpage with a keyword or keyword phrase as many times as possible in order to manipulate the site’s ranking on various search engines. Keyword stuffing can be quite obvious to both visitors of a website and the search engine itself, as many times the keywords are plugged into the content in a seemingly arbitrary way that they appear out of context. Doing this is a jarring experience for many visiting your site and will result in them leaving your site faster than usual, which will in turn negatively affect your sales and giving you a higher bounce rate which will harm your site’s SEO ranking. Additionally, the search engine will recognize your keyword stuffing as spam which will increase the negative rankings of your site’s SEO. Continue reading “Keywords – Friend or Foe”
Start gaining more customers today by implementing content that aligns with Google’s Semantic Search!
The Google Semantic Search algorithm was created as a way to seek an improvement for search accuracy by understanding the intent and contextual meaning of terms as they appear when searched for in Google’s search engine. Because Semantic Search is one of the most intellectual aspects of their SEO and search engine results page (SERP) rankings, it has become an essential detail to be implemented by businesses to boost their online presence and overall SEO and SERP ranking. Continue reading “Increase Customers Today – Google Semantic Search”