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Mobile Friendliness becomes a ranking signal on April 21st, plus what John Mueller had to say about it in today's webmaster hangout.
Google has announced that they are making the mobile friendliness of the website as a ranking factor for those searchers on mobile devices. The change the expected to go into effect on April 21, 2015. This really doesn’t come as much of the surprise as Google has been heavily promoting mobile friendly web design for …
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Doh, I typo'd here, at least not on the article :)
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Your <ahem> porn sites are safe after Blogger reverts their anti-porn stance.
It turns out that it Blogger will not be changing their porn policy after all, following an outcry from the Blogger community, a blog hosting service by Google. Earlier this week Google announced that they would be implementing an important policy on blogger that would prohibit new accounts from posting porn but would also affect …
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We knew it was bound to happen... Google Ads are coming to the Google Play store for app advertisers.
Google is planning on rolling out sponsored search results with in the Google Play App Store within the next few weeks. Thus far, Google has not included any paid search results in their Google Play App Store, but many expected it would eventually be added, both because advertisers wanted it and because it would generate …
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+Ann Smarty has some great tips, ideas and tools on building your brand on social media, but most importantly, doing it productively.
There is a frustrating (yet, quite obvious) reality associated with social media: Being seen and building presence takes a lot of time and effort. Your best bet is to attempt to be more productive with the time that you actually spend on the process. Here are nine ways that will make you a more productive …
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This does come up periodically where webmasters insist that privacy policies and/or TOS pages give a rankings boost... here is what John Mueller's says about it.
There have been some webmasters over the years that feel that having a privacy policy and a terms of service pages on a website gives it a boost in rankings. It comes up periodically on blogs and on webmaster forums with a bit of debate about whether it is just good user experience or if …
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If you have Twitter on Android, you will now see "While you were away" tweets instead of your usual time based timeline.
If you use Android and have suddenly noticed tweets made hours ago showing up at the top of your newsfeed after not checking it for a couple hours, it’s because Twitter’s “While You Were Away” feature has finally launched on Android. The “While You Were Away” feature was added to iOS last month as a …
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Do you Design Websites? No Follow Your “Designed By” Footer Links
It is quite common for web designers to include “Designed by XYZ” with a link back to their web design website for any website they design.  But while some designers have ceased the practice of including footer links in websites, it seems like sometimes there’s a blind eye turned to any web designers that are …
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In case you have been having mini heart attacks about the lack of AdSense impressions, clicks and earnings in Google Analytics, you aren't alone, the stats within Analytics haven't been updating properly since Tuesday.
Google Analytics has stopped updating statistics from Google AdSense properly, showing almost no data when viewing the AdSense part of the AdSense account, nor is it showing when viewing the Behavior overview. The problem began on Tuesday when publishers began noticing that Google AdSense stats showing within Google Analytics with much lower than expected. It …
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The Exact Match Domain debate is back and here is +John Mueller's take on how it affects rankings.
There’s a lot of back-and-forth between SEOs on whether exact match domains are still worth using or if Google tends to down rank strictly because they can come across as being pretty spammy with “keyword-keyword-keyword” types of domains. This question was raised in the Google Webmaster Help Hangout video this week and John Mueller went …
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Live Chat Functionality Added for Google My Business Listings
Google has introduced a new chat feature through Google Hangouts for businesses listed through Google My business that allows potential customers and businesses to chat with each other online. Chat functionality has been popular on many websites, particularly the types of businesses that have the need for support. Rather than having a customer submitted ticket, …
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Is your site in a market area that uses keywords that are often used by hackers?  If so, you will want to often check the search results to ensure your site hasn't been flagged with "this site may be hacked" warnings... a lot more false positives showing up, and on sites outside of the adult industry where it seemed to have started.
When Google recently changed their modifiers on how they flag sites that may have been hacked, there definitely seems to be an issue with the specific keywords that are present on a page.  And these typically spammed keywords alone, without the presence of any other typical signs of a hacked site,  are enough to triggered …
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Google Bans All Sexually Explicit Images & Video on Blogger
Google is finally making a move with all the porn on Blogger by banning all sexually explicit images and video on the blogging service. If you have a blog that currently has sexually explicit images or videos, Google will not just automatically delete the site. However they will make it private, meaning only users that …
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