As creators, many of of have been relying on annotations to provide viewers with important calls-to-action. The issue was that annotations did not work with mobile which is why YouTube has released six different types of interactive cards.
Cards can inform your viewers about other videos, merch, playlists, websites and more. They look as beautiful as your videos, are available anytime during the video and yes, they finally work on mobile.
I for one am looking forward to getting started.
Great local links not only can increase the reputation of your site with Google, they can increase relevant traffic from your community.
In this post on the blog, Casey Miraz provides some very creative solutions for local businesses to get involved with their community and earn links.
Thanks to originally sharing.
♨ April 21 is the deadline Google set for the webmasters to get mobile ready. http://tgcafe.it/1LQ0Zbe
"Take out your phone, look up your web site. See if there is a gray mobile friendly label in your description snippet. If it is in the search results, if you see it, that means that Google understands that your site is mobile friendly and if you don’t see it then we don’t see that your site is mobile friendly or your is not mobile friendly." http://tgcafe.it/1HFy3l1
♨ Google's mobile friendly ranking algorithm will "take a few days to roll out, like maybe a week or so." http://tgcafe.it/1NgvLL2
♨ The mobile friendly ranking algorithm will affect mobile searches in ALL languages worldwide and 'will have a significant impact in our search results.' according to Google http://tgcafe.it/1ARdm3P
♨ It'll have a bigger impact on the search results than Penguin and Panda did. http://tgcafe.it/1FGOBvD
♨ It is a yes or no algorithm (either you are mobile friendly or not) - no 'degrees' of mobile friendliness. http://tgcafe.it/1Cqpwmc
♨ The mobile friendly ranking algorithm will not have any impact on the desktop search whatsoever. http://tgcafe.it/1NgvLL2
♨ Responsive design works well, but it's not the only way to be mobile friendly. http://tgcafe.it/1MvxRGC
♨ All pages must be mobile friendly for your site to be considered mobile friendly. http://tgcafe.it/1MvxRGC
Clarification of the last point from : The 'mobile friendly' designation is site wide. The ranking boost or demotion will be page by page.
Does your site pass the Mobile-Friendly Test?
Take it here: http://goo.gl/YPb80C
Mobile Friendly algorithm RESOURCES:
Google's 4-part live series: Basics of a mobile website for SMBs
→ 1. http://goo.gl/qpDvR7
→ 2. http://goo.gl/dWHqQq
→ 3. http://goo.gl/tQYS7w
→ 4. http://goo.gl/6y7Twi
Google's Q&A session for mobile-friendly ranking change
Special thanks to for keeping up with the changes!
I am planning on keeping this post continuously updated as mobile friendly algorithm news/notes/clarifications come out.
If you have anything to add, let me know in comments.
I am also planning on offering Traffic Generation Café Wordpress theme, which is completely mobile responsive (among other great features), for sale in the near future.
So if your site runs on Wordpress and you need an easy solution to your site mobile unfriendliness, this might be it.
Nice overview from AJ on Chrome Developer Tools. Its a pretty robust free tool and I certainly don't take advantage of all the features.
I primarily use it for the following tasks:
➫ Inspecting elements on a page
➫ Changing the HTML/CSS on a page - useful for making proposed changes to a page that you'd like to present to a client
➫ Copy XPath - if you're using importXML in Google Docs, it's a time saver
➫ PageSpeed - provides a report of suggestions on how to improve page speed performance
What tasks/analysis are you using Chrome Developer Tools for?
#chromedevelopertools #pagespeed #xpath
Not sure how frequently everyone checks their Google Analytics referral traffic, but even with having bot and spider filtering enabled, reports can often be riddled with ghost visits and spam.
The following posts outline different solutions for filtering or preventing these types of sessions from appearing in your GA reports:
is this something you've looked at?
#googleanalyticsspam #ghosttraffic #spamreferraltraffic
I hope things are going well in SLC! I wanted to let you know I've partnered with a friend to start our own digital marketing agency, Big Marketing where we offer social media, SEO, content and analytics services.
If there are any small to medium sized businesses that you feel could benefit from any of these services, we'd be happy to pass along a referral fee for any leads that close.
Looking forward to hearing back from you!
All the best,
If so, the from the team digs into some research about the different elements of profile pictures that have the biggest impact on an audience.
Profile pic best practices
➫ Smile with teeth
➫ Dark-colored suits, light colored buttondowns
➫ Jawline with a shadow
➫ Head-and-shoulders, or head-to-waist photo
➫ Asymmetrical composition
➫ Unobstructed eyes
Anything you'd add to the list?
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Interesting test from and the IMEC crew that showed no evidence of Google crawling URLs that were shared within Gmails,
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Google Keep may have just become my favorite tool for storing notes.
As the amount social content Google crawls and indexes across platforms continues to grow, having a tool that provides insight into what content is indexed can be valuable.
Meet Social Searcher
Social Searcher is a free social media search engine that provides indexed social content for Google+, Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.
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