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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How To Migrate Your Website From HTTP To HTTPS

It’s likely you have done the sensible thing of reading my post about how your website needs updating from HTTP to HTTPS, and now want to know how exactly to go about doing it.

Like all website migrations, it’s not always hard, sometimes it is a bit fiddly.

It is exacting and you want to do it right so you don’t lose traffic and rankings.

I’ve yet to lose traffic and rankings from a website migration of any size.

Read this post for the full guide on how to do it.

#SEO #HTTPS #Redirects #SiteMigrations
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HTTP to HTTPS Website Update Required

I want to help people deal with the upcoming Google Chrome update.

If your website is served on HTTP, you need to ensure it is served via HTTPS by October 17th 2017.

Google Chrome v62  will mark URLs served via HTTP as “Not Secure” when a user enters data into a form.

In Incognito mode, the URL will be marked as Not Secure when the page is loaded.

This will affect your website’s conversions, revenue and lower the user’s trust in your brand / site / service / product.

#SEO #HTTPS #Redirects #SiteMigrations #WebsiteSecurity #DataPrivacy
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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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The Week In Search 18 August 2017

Click here to read the very latest SEO News and Updates for w/e 18th August 2017. It is packed with a fine array of news, insights, and actions to keep your SEO tip-top:

– Google Sends Out HTTPS Warnings;
– Google Issues Structured Data Spam Manual Actions;
– Google Releases 6 Second Video Previews in Mobile Search;
– 33% Increase in Voice Search Languages;
– How to Block Your Staging Server;
– As well as some exceptionally interesting Bits & Pieces.

#SEO #HTTPS #StructuredData #MobileSearch #VoiceSearch #WebDev
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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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