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Google My Business Update

Up until recently, the Google My Business (formerly known as Google Business Listings) dashboard only showed your address when you went to edit it, and not a map showing where they believed that address to be. It looks like that's busy changing now, with several users reporting that they are seeing a visual representation of [...]

By | October 29th, 2018|Categories: Google, Search Engine Optimisation|Tags: , |

Google Recommends 301 Redirects For HTTPS Migration

As you'll know, Google has recently been putting more emphasis than before on securing your site via HTTPS, or Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology. This is a form of encryption that helps protect your website against certain types of attack, and helps prevent website communication (the transfer of data) from being intercepted. This is especially [...]

By | August 30th, 2018|Categories: Search Engine Optimisation|Tags: , |

Page Speed Affects Mobile Search Ranking

Earlier this year, Google announced that as part of their "Mobile First" drive, and their on-going commitment to providing answers to search queries as fast as possible, they will, as of July this year, be treating website page loading speed as a ranking factor on mobile searches. Speed has already been a ranking factor for [...]

By | May 31st, 2018|Categories: Google, Search Engine Optimisation|Tags: , , |

Google Confirms Algorithm Update

Ah, for the good old days when Google announced updates and gave them cute names like "Penguin" and "Panda." But those days are gone, and it was only after webmaster noticed changes in site rankings, and speculated about a new update, that Google announced (via Twitter in fact), that they had actually carried out a [...]

By | March 28th, 2018|Categories: Search Engine Optimisation|Tags: , |

Google Updates SEO Starter Guide

Google introduced the first ever Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) starter guide in November of 2008, to serve as a guideline for webmasters to better understand how to improve their websites for search engines and users using SEO best practices. The first update to the guide was way back in September of 2010. A lot has [...]

By | January 31st, 2018|Categories: Search Engine Optimisation|Tags: , , |

Fewer Featured Snippets

Ever since their appearance, featured snippets (or answer boxes) have been a prized search position, and much thought (and many strategies) have gone into getting them to appear for specific queries or sites. Earlier this year, a study was run on their prevalence, and noted SEO tools and data analysis company Ahrefs reported that featured [...]

By | November 28th, 2017|Categories: Search Engine Optimisation|

Can You Rank In Google Without Inbound Links?

Inbound links have been a greater part of Google’s ranking factors since the beginning of time. According to Google algorithms, the more links you have pointing to your site indicates how useful the site is to users. Though Google has a great deal of other ranking factors, most people focus all their efforts on link [...]

By | October 30th, 2017|Categories: Search Engine Optimisation|Tags: , |

Submit URLs To Google In Search Results

Getting your site indexed by Google has always been critical when it comes to appearing in the search engine results, and traditional means of doing so have usually been either waiting for Google to find it at worst, or at best, setting up a search console account (what used to be Google Webmaster Tools) and [...]

By | September 21st, 2017|Categories: Google, Search Engine Optimisation|Tags: , , |

Searcher Task Accomplishment – 2017’s Ugly SEO Content

If you head over to the biggest SEO forums at the moment, you’ll find them abuzz with a new and mysterious ranking factor called “Searcher Task Accomplishment”. It’s being dubbed the most important ranking factor to date. Forget about backlinks, traditional onsite SEO, Rankbrain and every other ranking factor you’ve ever worked on. Searcher Task [...]

By | July 27th, 2017|Categories: Search Engine Optimisation|Tags: , , |

How To Eliminate Duplicate My Business Listings

Google My Business listings offer a great way of getting users to your site, and even directly to your business. But as an almost entirely automated system, there is a lot that can go wrong with them, and they can be difficult to fix. The most common problems are duplicate listings, or incorrect information.  The [...]

By | May 29th, 2017|Categories: Online Marketing, Search Engine Optimisation|Tags: |