SEO Bits & Pieces w/e 20th October 2017

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What finer way to start the week than with the SEO Bits & Pieces for w/e 20th October early on a Monday morn?

This week, Google says images are slow to update, Pages can now make use of Facebook stories, Adwords launches parallel tracking and a couple of other tidbits to whet your whistle.

Read this extract from TWIS SEO News & Updates w/e 20th October 2017 right now. It’s good for you.

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SEO Bits & Pieces w/e 20th October 2017

SEO Bits & Pieces w/e 20th October 2017

  • Google is pretty slow and unwieldy when it comes to changing or updating image URLs, so it’s best to try an ensure that image URLs just don’t change that often. A bit like what that chap Tim Berners-Lee recommended a while back. And priorities for Google.
  • Remember Facebook Stories? Now Pages can have them as well. Which for Pages mean another thing they post busily, secure in the knowledge that Facebook won’t bother to surface it to users. Not that anybody looks at Facebook Stories anyway.
  • Adwords has launched Parallel Tracking which means that users are transported to a destination website while Google and others do all their tracking shenanigans on a side-load. This is so users get to your pages faster. Let’s hope they bring it to regular search as well. Of course, they could always just cut down the use of so much tracking and so much JavaScript.
  • Those silly websites that attempt to block the right-click (what is this, the 90s?) don’t suffer from an SEO perspective. Just from hordes of annoyed users who never bother to visit again.
  • There are times when I wonder about my fellow SEO community members. Some of them want to use the Change of Address tool in Google Search Console for HTTPS migrations. Don’t be silly is what I say to them. The address part is URL related (technically the protocol is part of the the URL, but it’s also not).
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