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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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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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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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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