SEO News & Updates 15th December 2017

It’s the last Week In Search before Christmas, and even though it’s mid-December with the snow  / suntan laying deep and crisp and even, there are a few crackerjack stories you should read, if you know what’s good for you.

Read them now, they’ll make your hair shiny, soft and manageable.

Oh, and Happy Christmas! 🙂

#SEO #SEONews #MetaTags #MobileFirst #GoogleSearchConsole #SEOGuides
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How to Migrate a Website and Improve Traffic and Rankings

I’ve never believed that SEO migrations cause traffic and rankings drops.

If you approach and execute your SEO website migration correctly and well, you are likely to increase traffic and rankings. I’ve done it numerous times for big websites and small ones.

Generally, the bigger the technical cruft, the bigger the uptick you might see, if you can resolve the issues.

Read this tutorial to find out how to do it.

#SEO #SiteMigrations #Redirects #GoogleSearchConsole #XMLSitemaps
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SEO Bits & Pieces 3rd November 2017

I love this week’s SEO Bits & Pieces.

It’s an exciting cornucopia of SEO & search snippets covering some of the smaller things which happened during the week.

They entertained me.

Read more in this extract from TWIS SEO News & Updates 3rd November 2017.

#SEO #SEONews #GoogleSearchConsole #StructuredData #InternationalSEO #RichSnippets
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SEO Bits & Pieces 27 October-2017

Yippee! It’s the SEO Bits & Pieces, your Monday morning mash-up of marvellous minutiae from the world of SEO and Search.

This week it’s filled to the gunwales with info about Google Search Console, Page Speed, Facebook, Alphabet and all sorts.

Read this extract from TWIS SEO News & Updates 27 October 2017.

#SEO #SEONews #GoogleSearchConsole #PageSpeed #Facebook #Pinterest
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SEO Bits & Pieces w/e 20th October 2017

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.

#SEO #SEONews #GoogleImages #Facebook #Adwords #HTTPS #GoogleSearchConsole
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Google Search Console Expands Beta Testers

I’m looking forward to the new Google Search Console when it rolls out.

It may be slightly more useful than the current version.

It seems to be getting closer and closer as Google expanded the group of beta testers in the last week or so.

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

#SEO #SEONews #GoogleSearchConsole
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TWIS SEO News & Updates w/e 08 Sept 2017

Wow, exciting stories for this week’s SEO News & Updates.

Google listed critical factors for Mobile First.

I was pleased that I could edit Google My Business listings directly in search.

Google is using AMP URLs for Featured Snippets.

The Google Search Console Beta program expanded – were you included?

Google Local partially rolled back its Possum Update.

The Bits and Pieces delivered on social media and links. Good reading if you ask me!

#SEO #SEONews #MobileFirst #GoogleMyBusiness #FeaturedSnippets #GoogleSearchConsole #GoogleLocal

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SEO Bits & Pieces 25 August 2017

Click to read the latest SEO Bits and Pieces and find out what entertaining things Google and other have been up to.

Contact me to discuss these Bits and Pieces and how implementing them might help your website to rank and perform better.

#SEO #SEONews #Apple #Googlebot #GoogleSearchConsole #GoogleUpdates #MobileFirst
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How To Do SEO Website Migrations Properly

I’ve been listening to various SEOs and webmasters recently espousing how they do SEO Site Migrations and how they worry because they normally lose rankings and traffic for a while.

I don’t understand that. I’ve done a large number of site migrations and I have never lost traffic or rankings – not once.

In fact, the usual state of affairs is that I have gained traffic and rankings.

This tutorial covers how I do it, with an Excel checklist into the bargain.

#SEO #SEOTutorials #SiteMigrations #Redirects #HTTPS
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TWIS How to Block Staging Server

Click here to discover how to block your staging server from Google’s index, and how to remove URLs if it does get indexed.

Contact me to get help removing your URLs from Google’s index, or preventing your staging and development URLs from getting indexed in the first place.

#SEO #SiteMigrations #WebDev #Redirects #Indexation #GoogleSearchConsole
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TWIS Chrome HTTP Warnings

Click to read the detail about Google’s upcoming Chrome HTTP Warnings and find out what you should be doing to migrate to HTTPS. 

Click here to contact me to discuss migrating to HTTPS. I have a wealth of successful migration experience we can use to make sure traffic and rankings are preserved, or increased.

#SEO #HTTPS #GoogleSearchConsole #GoogleChrome #SiteMigrations
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Google Sending HTTP Security Warnings

If your website is on HTTP, you will be receiving notifications from Google Search Console of the imminent security warnings which will be shown against your website in Chrome 62.

Read this post to find out the information on the warnings, how it will impact your website and users, and, importantly, what you can do about migrating to HTTPS.

Contact me for help migrating your site from HTTP to HTTPS. I have helped many clients successfully migrate to HTTPS.

#SEO #HTTPS #GoogleSearchConsole #WebsiteSecurity #GoogleChrome
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TWIS Annoying Ads Google Contact

Read this briefing into the news that if you are showing annoying ads, Google will be in touch soon, and how to take steps to prevent the dreaded “dear webmaster” email.

Contact me to discuss ways to make sure your ads are compliant with the Coalition for Better Ads standards.

#Google #AdBlocking #GoogleSearchConsole #AdStrategy
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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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TWIS SEO News 04 August 2017

Read the TWIS SEO News and Updates for w/e 4th August 2017. This week there are a bunch of interesting stories to read, including:

– Google Reveals Two Secret Google Search Console Features;
– Google Demonstrates How Googlebot Web Rendering Works;
– Two Google Algorithm Flaws Exposed;
– Only 20% of Clicks Now Go to No.1 – New CTR Study;
– Are You Checking Your GMB Pages for Mystery Updates?;
– As well as some fabulously fascinating Bits & Pieces.

#SEO #GoogleSearchConsole #Googlebot #WebSpam #LocalSEO #ClickThroughRates
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The Week in Search Google Search Console Update

Read about the leakage of beta screenshots for the new Google Search Console layout and what you can do while we wait for it to be pushed live and rollout.

If you would like help setting up Google Search Console, or ways to interpret and analyse its data, please feel free to contact me.

#SEO #GoogleSearchConsole
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The Week In Search Google Search Console Impression Data Changes

Read about the upsets caused by Google Search Console’s modification to impression and ranking reporting, as well as actionable insights to deal with them.

If you would like to discuss the ways implementing Google Search Console and analysing its data could impact your web business, please feel free to contact me.

#SEO #GoogleSearchConsole #KnowYourNumbers

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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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No Featured Snippet Data Google Search Console

In this free thought-piece, you can read actionable insights into the reasons for Google not surfacing Featured Snippet Data in Google Search Console. You can find this data in other ways, and whether you should be targeting Featured Snippets in the first place, is still up for debate. Click the link to read.

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