The Week In Search 21 July 2017

In the TWIS SEO News & Updates for w/e 21 July 2017, which you are about to read and enjoy, you will find:
– Google Analytics Ask Intelligence;
– Leaked Screenshots of Google Search Console Update;
– Google Now Becoming a Feed;
– Google Search Console Data Change;
– Google CTRs Up Significantly for Organic Search;
– As well as some mind-bendingly marvellous Bits & Pieces.

#SEO #GoogleAnalytics #GoogleSearchConsole #Google #ClickThroughRates
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TWIS 14 July 2017

There have been a few big shifts in the wider world of Digital Marketing to read about and digest, even if major SEO News & Updates are a bit thin on the ground this week:

– Facebook Pushing Ads into Messenger;
– Millennials Are Making Voice Device Purchases;
– Google AdSense Bans Pop Ups & Pop Unders;
– Google Local US Showing Menu Tab for Restaurants;
– Twitter Apps Linking to AMP URLs;
– As well as some inspirationally informative Bits & Pieces.

#SEO #DigitalMarketing #FacebookMessenger #VoiceSearch #GoogleAdsense #GoogleLocal #AMP
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TWIS 07 July 2017

There’s a bunch of interesting SEO news covered in TWIS w/e 07 July 2017. Not many specific updates, but some entertaining thoughts, opinions, and some slightly daft questions from webmasters. You should read it to find out more about these topics: 

– New Adsense Native Ads Potentially Breach Webmaster Guidelines;
– Why is LinkSpam Being Ignored?;
– Mobile First Staged Rollout;
– Google Posts Not Quite Ready;
– Hidden Content “Fine” in Mobile First;
– As well as some remarkably riveting Bits & Pieces.

#SEO #GoogleAdsense #MobileFirst #LinkSpam #GooglePosts

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Read the latest SEO News & Updates for w/e 30th June 2017: 

– Google releases big update 25th June;
– Canadian Supreme Court Orders Global Google De-Indexation; 
– Google’s Mobile Test Tool Updated; 
– Google News Gets A Facelift; 
– Google Gives Very Incorrect 301 Redirect Advice; 
– As well as some exceptionally enlightening Bits & Pieces.

#SEO #GoogleUpdates #MobileFirst #PageSpeed #GoogleNews #TechnicalSEO

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TWIS SEO Update 23 June 2017

There are a few exciting bits of SEO News in this week’s TWIS SEO Update and it is well-worth a few minutes of your time to read: 
– Google For Jobs has gone live in the US; 
– Google Posts is live for SMBs in GMB; 
– Google admits it takes a while to digest major site migrations; 
– Now is the time to ditch your m-dot; 
– Google loves snacking on breadcrumbs; 
– As well as some terrifically transformative Bits & Pieces.

#SEO #GoogleJobs #GooglePosts #MobileFirst #SiteMigrations #Breadcrumbs… Read More


TWIS SEO Update 16 June 2017

Read this week’s free guide to the latest SEO updates for w/e 16 June 2017:
– Google admits Mobile First Index delayed until 2018; 
– The Periodic Table of SEO Success for 2017 released ; 
– Google think most CMSs produce XML Sitemaps; 
– Featured Snippets data not coming to a Search Console near you; 
– More commentary on Guest Post Link Spam; 
– As well as some exceptionally riveting Bits & Pieces.

It really is a very good read.

#SEO #MobileFirst #XMLSitemaps #LinkBuilding #FeaturedSnippets… Read More


TWIS SEO Update 02 June 2017

Read the TWIS SEO Update 2nd June 2017. We have Chrome blocking ads in 2018; JavaScript causing crawling and indexing issues; PageSpeed being difficult to determine; a view that Social Media helps SEO; NOODP going for good; as well as some exceptionally interesting Bits & Pieces.

We’ve also released the super-exciting The State of SEO in mid-2017. Read it now.

#SEO #SocialMedia #JavaScript #AdBlocking #PageSpeed #MetaTags… Read More


TWIS 26 May 2017

Read the TWIS SEO Update w/e 26th May 2017:
– Google Warning About Spammy Article Links;
– An Update to the Google Update of 17th May;
– A study showing Yelp Converts Better than Google or Facebook;
– AMP seriously speeding up pages and ads;
– Information about SEO Over Optimisation;
– And some exceptionally interesting Bits and Pieces.

#SEO #LinkBuilding #GoogleUpdates #Conversions #AMP… Read More


TWIS 19 May 2017

Read the TWIS SEO Update for w/e 19th May 2017 – jam-packed with actionable insights:

Google Lens Visual Search announced;
Google Assistant Coming to iPhone;
Rumours of a Google Update;
Google Analytics AMP update;
Google Testing Dropping Secondary Listings for Featured Snippets;
And some exceptionally interesting Bits and Pieces.

#SEO #GrowthHacking #GoogleLens #GoogleAssistant #GoogleAnalytics #AMP #GoogleUpdates #FeaturedSnippets #GoogleIO… Read More


TWIS 12 May 2017

Read the 5 most important updates to SEO for w/e 12 May 2017: Pages Ranking for 1000+ Keywords; BrightEdge / SearchMetrics Patent Dispute; Adding Video Does Not Assist Rankings; Events Debut on US Mobile; How Google Crawls 404s; and a number of other interesting bits and pieces.

#OrganicSERPs #Googlebot #ContentStrategy #StructuredData #Patents… Read More


The Week In Search 05 May 2017

Read the 5 most important updates to organic search w/e 5th May 2017: Chrome’s Not Secure Warnings, RankBrain irrelevance to SEO, Google Job Search in the works, AdSense 300*250 ATF SEO issues and W3C Validation unimportant and a number of other interesting bits and pieces.

#HTTPS #SEOStrategy #WebsiteStrategy #MobileStrategy #Googlebot… Read More


The Week In Search 28 Apr 2017

Read the 5 most important search updates w/e 28-Apr-2017: the Project Owl Fake News Offensive; Quality Filtering in the Local Pack; Google Assistant winning the battle of the PVAs; AMP disappearing from SERPs; Googlebot not listening to podcast audio; and a few further bits and pieces…

#GoogleSearch #GoogleLocal #StarRatings #MobileSearch #AMP #GoogleBot… Read More


TWIS 21 Apr 2017

TWIS 21 Apr 2017 has Google’s 2016 Webspam Report, HTTPS over 50%, Chrome Adblocker, Google Analytics Home View and Mobile First Link Graph. #GoogleQuality #GoogleSearch #GoogleAnalytics #AdBlocking #MobileSearch… Read More


The Week In Search SEO News 14 Apr 2017

What’s happened this week? We have Moz Local Ranking Factors Survey, Google showing review numbers, Google Maps Fake Listings, Google disavowing the disavow file and Facebook Instant Article CTAs and more… #GoogleLocal #StarRatings #GoogleSearchConsole #BackLinkProfile #Facebook #InstantArticles #EmailStrategy… Read More


The Week In Search SEO News 07 Apr 2017

What’s happened this week? Pickings are a little thin on the ground this week Google’s mobile-first index is some way off, fact checking is hoping to overcome fake news, Siri is bigger than Yahoo or Bing on mobile, Google Customer Reviews is replacing Trusted Stores and Ask.com left its server status open for a while and a few more bits and pieces.… Read More


The Week In Search SEO News 31 Mar 2017

What’s happened this week? Rich, structured, pickings this week as schema.org 3.2 is released, Rich Cards Go Global, and podcasts get rich markup. Also, mobile interstitials get clarified and Google Optimise is released for free. #StructuredData #RichSnippets #OrganicSERPs #MobileStrategy #CRO #GoogleOptimise… Read More


The Week In Search SEO News 24 Mar 2017

What’s happened this week? It’s been a fairly quiet week in organic search terms, but not in other areas, as  Google gets caught up in a storm over ads and controversial content, while it also releases Adwords Close Variants. Site hacks in 2016 were also on the agenda, tappable shortcuts got released and webmasters breathed easier as the date of the mobile-first index is… Read More


The Week In Search SEO News 17 Mar 2017

Google is having a stab at identifying  upsetting or offensive content via its Quality Raters, Google Search Console had a day of missing Google Analytics data, before squeezing organic SERPs further with 6 Google Ads at the bottom . There has also been a study that shows Chrome does not pass URLs for googlebot discovery as well as another reiteration that 404s are… Read More


The Week In Search SEO News 10 Mar 2017

Google has rolled out a significant, but unconfirmed update Fred, while AMP comes to Asian search engines, Gary Illyes “Good Comments Good”, YouTube and other embeds may cause PageSpeed issues and Google starts to notify webmasters of technical issues with incorrect AMP Hostnames. #GoogleUpdates #AMP #WebsiteQuality #PageSpeed #YouTube #GoogleSearchConsole… Read More


The Week In Search SEO News 03 Mar 2017

So, this week, we have the joys of over-reported AMP traffic, nestled up nicely against a report about the size of AMP traffic, followed (handily) by a reminder study about mobile speed benchmarking, the sad extinguishing of DMOZ and relief for programmers who use special characters when searching Google. #GoogleAnalytics, #AMP, #PageSpeed, #GoogleSearch, #MetaTags… Read More