Google Dumps AJAX Crawling Scheme

Hooray! At long last Google is dumping escaped fragment URLs.

JavaScript developers the world over can breathe a sigh of relief.

Unless they ignored Google’s warning two years ago that they were going to End of Life it.

And didn’t do anything about it.

In which case they’ll be shocked.

Devs would never do that, would they?

This is an extract from TWIS SEO News & Updates 8th December 2017.

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How To Improve Your Page Speed

Who wants to make more money? Get more conversions? Have more traffic?

One of the simplest ways to achieve those things is to improve your page speed.

This article tells you how to do it properly by focusing on your infrastructure first.

Read it now, and get on with making your site faster.

#SEO #SEOTutorials #PageSpeed #Revenue #Conversions
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Python Simple 404 Checker

I hate wasting time doing the same thing over and over and over again*.

So I wrote this little python tool to check for a 404 Header Response for a made-up URL on a domain to save me from the drudgery of doing it by hand, to give me absolute consistency of checking, and to give me an audit trail of URLs checked and responses.

*unless it’s perfectly acceptable time-wasting like watching cat videos, obviously.

#SEO #SEOTools #Python #WebDev #TechnicalSEO
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HTTP to HTTPS Website Update Required

I want to help people deal with the upcoming Google Chrome update.

If your website is served on HTTP, you need to ensure it is served via HTTPS by October 17th 2017.

Google Chrome v62  will mark URLs served via HTTP as “Not Secure” when a user enters data into a form.

In Incognito mode, the URL will be marked as Not Secure when the page is loaded.

This will affect your website’s conversions, revenue and lower the user’s trust in your brand / site / service / product.

#SEO #HTTPS #Redirects #SiteMigrations #WebsiteSecurity #DataPrivacy
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How To Do SEO Website Migrations Properly

I’ve been listening to various SEOs and webmasters recently espousing how they do SEO Site Migrations and how they worry because they normally lose rankings and traffic for a while.

I don’t understand that. I’ve done a large number of site migrations and I have never lost traffic or rankings – not once.

In fact, the usual state of affairs is that I have gained traffic and rankings.

This tutorial covers how I do it, with an Excel checklist into the bargain.

#SEO #SEOTutorials #SiteMigrations #Redirects #HTTPS
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Digital Things of Interest 23 August 2017

Read these Digital Things of Interest for 23 August 2017, which includes the following enlightening exhibits:

– A report on how Earned Media drives lead gen and consumer trust ;
– Notes on Twist a new comms and collaboration app from the makers;
– Interesting reading on when your brain peaks at learning and applying knowledge;
– News that Facebook is starting to deal with video spam.

#DigitalMarketing #Productivity #Facebook #FacebookVideo #Learning
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Google Advises SEOs to teach JS Devs

Read the mildly surprising news that Google is advising SEOs to teach JS devs, and the kerfuffle that followed. JS is just not giving up and going away, but people said that about Adobe Flash, and look how that turned out.

Contact me to chat about how to ensure JS and SEO play nicely together.

#SEO #JavaScript #WebDev #KnowledgeSharing
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Googlebot Web Rendering Service Revealed

Read this guide on how Googlebot’s Web Rendering Service works, and tips on how to set up your website to be easily crawled and indexed by it.

Contact me to discuss how best to get your content into a state where it can be Found, Crawled and Indexed – that is critical for surfacing in SERPs.

#SEO #Googlebot #WebCrawling #GoogleIndex
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Digital Things of Interest 24 July 2017

Read today’s Digital Things of Interest for 24 July 2017 which includes:
– Three Common Content Promotion Mistakes;
– Zuck Using FB Stories on his Non-Presidential Tour;
– Designers Prototyping & Usability Testing within 40 Hours;
– Tech Giants Showing Russians their code.

#ContentMarketing #Facebook #WebDesign #InternetSecurity… Read More


Google Mobile First Index Hidden Content

Google has claimed that hidden content will be fine under the looming Mobile First Index. I can’t see it working for search rankings, but, as I say in this post, if that is the case, then welcome to spam land.

If you would like to discuss ways to check your website and get it Mobile First ready, then please feel free to contact me.

#SEO #MobileFirst #MobileStrategy

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Millennials Make Voice Device Purchases

A recent report from Walker Sands has shown that 43% of millennials have shopped in some way via a voice controlled device. It’s an interesting stat! Read a summary and some thoughts on the future of voice devices and voice search in this post.

If you would like to discuss ways voice devices and voice search could impact your web business, please feel free to contact me.

#VoiceDevices #VoiceSearch #DigitalTechnology #TechnologyStrategy

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Google For Jobs Goes Live

Read the 9 things you should be doing to deal with the release of the brand-new Google For Jobs in SERPs and the ways to implement and manage it all, including the joys of Structured Data and XML Sitemaps. I’m not certain it brings great user benefits yet.

#SEO #GoogleJobs #StructuredData #GoogleSearch… Read More


Google Mobile First Not Mobile Friendly

With Google’s Mobile First Index looming, it really is time to get your mobile websites fully in order. Just being mobile friendly is not enough and, unless Google backflips completely, you need to get ahead of the game on this one.

Click the link to read why Google’s Mobile First Index is not Mobile Friendly.

#SEO #MobileFirst #MobileSearch #PageSpeed… Read More


Google Mobile Forst Index Delayed 2018

In this free thought-piece, you can read actionable insights into the reasons for Google’s Mobile First Index not hitting until 2018, and what to do about the ways the looming Mobile First Index could impact your website. Even though Google are delaying and back-tracking, you still need to take action.

#SEO #MobileFirst #MobileSearch #GoogleUpdates… Read More


SEO Mid 2017 Technical SEO

Read this thought-piece to get an understanding of the developments in Technical SEO for 2017 and beyond.

#SEO #TechnicalSEO #HTTPS #JavaScript #PageSpeed… Read More


SEO Mid 2017 AI & Machine Learning

Read this thought piece to get an initial understanding of the changes being wrought to organic search in 2017 (or not, as the case may be), by AI & Machine Learning.

#SEO #ArtificialIntelligence #MachineLearning… Read More


SEO Mid 2017 Mobile First

Read this thought piece to get an initial understanding of the upcoming Mobile First Index from Google, expected to arrive later on in 2017 / early 2018.

#SEO #MobileSearch #MobileFirst #GoogleUpdates… Read More


These are the main digital marketing & SEO consultancy services offered by Jeremy Beckett & Belmore Digital. The list is extensive, but not exhaustive. We work flexibly with clients to establish what we believe they need to do to growth hack traffic & revenue across SEO, CRO, Email, or Social Media, agree an approach, engage, and deliver.… Read More


A quick intro to Belmore Digital, SEO and Digital Marketing Who is Belmore Digital? G’day. I’m Jeremy Beckett, Expert SEO Consultant, Digital Marketer and Information Architect who runs Belmore Digital. I am based in Sydney, Australia, but consult with clients globally. I have over 20 years deep experience in SEO, Digital Marketing and Information Architecture and… Read More