Google To Crack Down on AMP Spammers

In a continuation of the traditional cat & mouse game of search, Google is about to put a stop to those sites which put teaser content up on AMP pages, rather than the same content as the canonical URL.

Oddly, they are giving three month’s notice of the change.

Possibly this is because some of the offenders are their new best mates, the big news publishers.

Read more in this extract from TWIS SEO News & Updates 17th November 2017.

#SEO #SEONews #AMP #webspam #CanonicalURLs #SERP
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SEO News Updates 17 November 2017

I’m excited by this week’s SEO News and Updates by a factor of 84.

That’s roughly how many ranking factors have been covered by major providers.

Reviews are the most important Local SEO factors;
SEMRush’s ranking factors cause a stir;
Shopping season gets underway with a SERP update;
Trust Indicators are coming to Google News;
AMP spammers get 3 month’s notice;
As well as some exceptionally interesting SEO Bits & Pieces.

#SEO #SEONews #LocalSEO #RankingFactors #KnowledgePanels #FakeNews #AMP
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SEO Bits & Pieces w/e 6th October 2017

Hooray, it’s the SEO Bits and Pieces! I love ’em.

This week’s exciting cornucopia includes YouTube restricitng links; Google not being a grammer pedant, AMP getting all whizzbang and a couple of other SEO snippets.  

This is an extract from TWIS SEO News & Updates 6th October 2017. You should read it regularly. It’s good for your demeanour.

#SEO #SEONews #YouTube #AMP #SERP #GoogleUpdates
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SEO Bits & Pieces 29 Sept 2017

I like this week’s SEO Bits & Pieces.

I think there is just the right mix of interesting information, helpful hints and slightly surprising questions that people still ask the Demi Gods of Google.

All in all it’s a nifty little read as an extract from TWIS SEO News & Updates 29th September 2017.

#SEO SEONews #GoogleUpdates #HTTPS #GoogleLocal #AMP #InternationalSEO
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iOS 11 To Share AMP Canonical URLs

I’m really pleased this annoying little glitch is being fixed.

It will make sharing AMP pages a lot cleaner as the share recipients will get the lovely desktop / mobile version, rather than the slightly less beautiful, but fast AMP version.

It’s a good thing, I think.

Read more in this extract from TWIS SEO News & Updates 15 Sept 2017.

#SEO #SEONews #AMP #iOS11 #CanonicalURLs
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TWIS SEO News & Updates 15 Sept 2017

What an exciting bunch of stories!

Google: click data influences rankings. Cor!

Google ending First Click Free. Booo!

Links important as ever for Google Rankings. Shock!

iOS 11 will link to canonical AMP URLs. Phew!

Google releases very basic guide to m-dot to responsive site migration. Hmmm.

And a whole heap of interesting and entertaining SEO Bits & Pieces.

Read the SEO News and Updates for w/e 15 Sept 2017 now.

#SEO #SEONews #SERP #FirstClickFree #LinkBuilding #AMP #SiteMigrations
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SEO Bits & Pieces w/e 08 Sept 2017

It’s Monday, which means it must be time for the SEO Bits & Pieces.

Your weekly round up of the marvellous minutiae of SEO.

All freshly rolled and squeezed into one small postette type thing.

Read this extract from TWIS SEO News & Updates 08 Sept 2017.

#SEO #SEONews #GooglePlus #LinkSpam #ClickThruRates #GoogleAdwords #AMP
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Google Featured Snippets AMP URLs

Hooray!

Google now links to AMP URLs from Featured Snippets.

Most of the time.

If there’s an AMP URL available.

And it’s on mobile.

AMP isn’t a criteria for picking a Featured Snippet however.

Read what to do about it in this extract from TWIS SEO News & Updates 08 Sept 2017.

#SEO #SEONews #FeaturedSnippets #AMP #PageSpeed #GoogleAnalytics
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AMP Ads Get Even Faster

Click here to read about how AMP ads are getting even faster and what you need to do to create the ads, or display those ads on your website to make more money.

Contact me to discuss how to implement AMP on your website.

#SEO #SEONews #AMP #AdStrategy #MobileFirst #Revenue
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TWIS SEO News & Updates 25th August 2017

Click to read the very latest SEO News and Updates for w/e 25 August 2017 and you will discover the following fabulous stories:

– BrightEdge showing 57% of search now mobile;
– Google’s attempt to mollify news publishers with subscription help ;
– A brand new Q&A feature in Google Local.;
– AMP ads get some supercharged speed;
– Google picks a single canonical, even if you try your best to confuse it;
– As well as some newsy, snippety SEO Bits & Pieces.

#SEO #SEONews #MobileSearch #GoogleNews #LocalSEO #AMP #CanonicalURLs
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Secret Google Search Console Features

Read this guide to the Two Secret Google Search Console Features, as well as useful tips on how to use them when they are launched in the next GSC update.

Contact me to find out how to analyse your existing Google Search Console to find additional optimisation options and traffic bumps, or to set it up…

#SEO #Google #GoogleSearchConsole #GoogleIndex #AMP
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SEO Bits & Pieces 28 July 2017

Read the SEO Bits & Pieces for w/e 28 July 2017. They are terrifically thought-provoking tid-bits this week.

If you would like to discuss ways these bits & pieces could impact your web business, please feel free to contact me.

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Digital Things of Interest 06 August 2017

Read the Digital Things of Interest for 06 August 2017, which includes these terrific tidbits:

– A cracking example of great content obliterated by poor design;
– AMP deep linking to Apps;
– HBR cheerleading AI;
– A celebration of the iPhone at 10.

#ContentStrategy #AMP #ArtificialIntelligence #UserExperience #iPhone #Apps
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AMP surfacing globally July 2017

Read about AMP news stories surfacing around the world, as AMP slowly spreads its wings with more local publisher adoption.

If you would like to discuss the ways implementing AMP for speed and visibility could impact your web business, please feel free to contact me.

#SEO #AMP #AMPHTML #PageSpeed #MobileSearch
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The Week In Search 28 July 2017

Read the TWIS SEO News and Updates for w/e 28 July 2017. This week there are a bunch of interesting stories to read, including:

– Google has got rid of Google Instant;
– SEO departures do not forecast SEO decline;
– AMP stories surfacing globally;
– Google testing auto-playing videos in SERPs;
– Google adds SOS features;
– As well as some terrifically thought-provoking Bits & Pieces.

#SEO #GoogleSearch #AMP #GoogleInstant #AutoPlayVideo
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Read the mind-bendingly marvellous SEO Bits & Pieces. There really are some interesting snippets in there.

If you would like to discuss anything about these snippets of Google goodness, please feel free to contact me.

#SEO #FeaturedSnippets #AMP

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Twitter Linking to AMP URLs

AMP is extending its reach, with Twitter apps now linking to AMP variant URLs. It look like AMP is here to stay for a little while. Find out about this move and ways to implement this tricky little beast.

If you would like to discuss ways to implement AMP and how it could impact your web business, please feel free to contact me.

#SEO #AMP #SocialMedia #Twitter #PageSpeed

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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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Google PageSpeed Difficulty

Discover the challenges of PageSpeed being difficult to properly understand in this post from Belmore Digital: Organic Digital Marketing.

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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