Google Mobile First Index From Log Files

At last!

Google has almost answered how we will know when our sites are being served from the looming Mobile First Index.

The answer, as always, will be in your log files.

Those unassuming heroes of the internet which hold so many secrets, yet lie unloved in the corners of your web servers.

Read about how to do it in this extract from TWIS SEO News & Updates 15th December 2017.

#SEO #SEONews #MobileFirst #LogFiles #Googlebot
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Google Dumps AJAX Crawling Scheme

Hooray! At long last Google is dumping escaped fragment URLs.

JavaScript developers the world over can breathe a sigh of relief.

Unless they ignored Google’s warning two years ago that they were going to End of Life it.

And didn’t do anything about it.

In which case they’ll be shocked.

Devs would never do that, would they?

This is an extract from TWIS SEO News & Updates 8th December 2017.

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Google Internal Link Anchor Text Matters

In a stunning revelation, Google has said that internal link text matters. Or at least it’s part of the mix.

Or how about this for a wild and crazy idea? Labelling links correctly helps users and search engines contextualises the link and provides a better user experience for all concerned.

Read all about it in this extract from TWIS SEO News & Updates 24th November 2017.

#SEO #SEONews #InternalLinks #UX #Googlebot
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TWIS SEO News & Updates w/e 20th October 2017

I think the SEO News and Updates for w/e 20th October make for interesting reading as it covers off these fine stories.

Read it all now, and enjoy being ahead of the game:

Google Posts Now in GMB API;
Google Maps Adds And Removes Cupcakes Swiftly;
Googlebot Doesn’t Crawl HTTP/2;
New SiteLinks Being Tested;
Food Ordering Comes To Facebook;
As well as some exceptionally interesting SEO Bits & Pieces.

#SEO #SEONews #GooglePosts #GoogleMyBusiness #GoogleMaps #Googlebot #SERP #Facebook
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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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