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It’s my favourite bit of the week, the SEO Bits & Pieces, with its usual mildly eclectic selection of reminders. silly questions and “you what?” moments.

Honestly, writing this piece usually gives me a good chuckle.

Read this extract from TWIS SEO News & Updates 15 Sept 2017 and marvel at the world of webmastery anew.

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SEO Bits & Pieces w/e 15 Sept 2017

  • In unsurprising news,. Google is appealing the EU $2.7 billion fine for its shopping service. Only the fine mind you, Google has already caved to the EU. That’d be a corporate play to delay payment by a long, long, long time. 10 years, maybe even longer.
  • Google says “boiler plate content is not harmful or toxic”. Unless it’s chock-full of spam possibly. I don’t know where webmasters get these ideas from.
  • Google says “ignore the cache date” when looking at its cache. Well yes, that’s not the last date crawled now is it? It’d be helpful if Google gave us the last crawled date, but no, you have to trawl through your log files looking for that, and then go through looking at the rest of information you can pull from there.
  • Not that we could ever see this coming but The White House has had its Google Questions and Answers turned off.  I think there may have been some rude and silly commentary. Honestly, could the naive idiots good folk at Google not see this coming?
  • Yelp is currently bemoaning Google crawling, indexing and then serving its images in Google search when users search for something related to that business. This is part of an ongoing dispute between the two centring around the fact that Google swipes images from sites, specifically Yelp’s here, willy-nilly.
  • In other news Google has finally admitted, after long drawn-out arguments, wailing and gnashing of teeth, that changing your HTML code can impact your rankings. Well, there we go. That’s one mystery of the universe solved.
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The State of SEO Mid-2017 Released

The State of SEO Mid 2017

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

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Thanks for reading. If you would like to discuss what these changes mean for your web property, or would like to know how to implement them, please feel free to contact me.

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