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Barry Adams
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Arguing with Google since 1998
Arguing with Google since 1998

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My newest column for +Search Engine Land is about the HTTP status codes and HTTP headers every SEO should know.
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My very first post for +Search Engine Land is about the on-page and technical SEO checks you'll need to do to make sure your site is ready for mobile-first indexing.
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Don't be fooled by those who claim the rendered DOM is the only thing SEOs should focus on. Raw HTML source code still matters - and here's why:

https://www.polemicdigital.com/view-source-quickly-compare-raw-html-rendered-dom/
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Oh yeah, we still have this Google+ thing... might as well share this here.
This week our founder Barry Adams attended the 2nd annual AMP Conference organised by Google. Read about the event's key announcements and highlights in his summary post on State of Digital:
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Our founder Barry Adams writes about JavaScript and SEO, and why understanding the difference between search engine crawling and indexing is so important. A must-read for all (technical) SEOs:
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My thoughts on using the X-Robots-Tag HTTP header, rather than a robots.txt disallow rule, to prevent search engines from accessing your WordPress admin area:
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When I started Polemic Digital in 2014 I set myself several long-term goals. I'm incredibly proud that 2 years down the line I've achieved one of those entrepreneurial milestones - we've been shortlisted for the UK Search Awards! For three awards, even!
Since our inception in 2014, Polemic Digital has been all about delivering world-class SEO services. We're very proud to announce that we've achieved one of our milestones and have been shortlisted for three UK Search Awards!
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After a short hiatus I'm resuming the NI Digital Experts interview series, this week featuring my long-time industry friend +Andy Hill. Read about his journey in to digital and how he became Northern Ireland's foremost social media expert:
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Just how fast is Google Search Console's "Submit to Index" feature? Watch my short video to see exactly how you can get any URL on your site indexed and ranking in Google within seconds:
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