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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A Python Script To Check Canonical Domain Redirects

So, I got really bored and frustrated checking a bunch of domains for a client to see if their domains 301 redirected all variants from http to https and from non-www to www. There are only so many times you can type:

curl -I http://domain.com

Using my limited knowledge of Python, I crafted this simple little script to do the leg work for me and report back its findings in a readable format which can be slapped straight into an email that even devs can understand (j/k).

#SEO #SEOTools #Python #CanonicalURLs #Redirects
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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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Google Picks One Canonical To Index

Click to read about how Google picks a single canonical to index and how to avoid confusing Google with incorrect or inconsistent canonicals.

Contact me if you are having issues with canonical URLs or redirecting URLs properly.

#SEO #SEONews #Google #CanonicalURLs #Indexation #Redirects
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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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Basic SEO Guides Meta Tags

Basic SEO Meta Tags – An Introduction Basic SEO meta tags are sometimes thought of as all that is needed for good SEO rankings. Although, they have become less important over the years, they still set a strong foundation for a page’s SEO and can even control whether or not a page is indexed. This page… Read More