Google Santa Tracker

Ho ho ho! Mince pies, reindeer sandwiches and Google’s Santa Tracker are the order of the day.

The JavaScript borked my browser unfortunately. Tch.

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

#SEO #SEONews #Google #JavaScript
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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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SEO News & Updates 8th December 2017

I’m really fascinated by this week’s SEO News and Updates for 8th December 2018.

Read it now 🙂

Journalists accept money for mentions of companies in their stories.

Google is dumping rendered AJAX crawling.

Featured Snippets and Knowledge Panels are slowly replacing organic listings until there are none left….

The SEO Bits & Pieces are wild fun as usual.

#SEO #SEONews #LinkSpam #Googlebot #JavaScript #FeaturedSnippets #SERP
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PageSpeed Over-Excitement

A few webmasters are getting a bit het up about Page Speed and showing off their technical chops in doing so.

PageSpeed is important, no doubt, but anything you do needs to be scalable and there are no awards for having the quickest page on the internet.

Read more in this exciting extract from TWIS SEO News & Updates 1st December 2017.

#SEO #SEONews #PageSpeed #JavaScript #Google
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SEO Bits & Pieces 10th November 2017

Hooray! It’s SEO Bits & Pieces time! What a cracking way to start the week!

Chock full of nibbly SEO goodness all about changes to the Google algorithm, images, javascript and fake reviews, read this extract from TWIS SEO News & Updates w/e 10th November 2017.

#SEO #SEONews #SERP #JavaScript #FakeReviews #TechnicalSEO
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JavaScript Loses 35% of Search Traffic & Revenue

Woah Nelly! I am shocked by this…

You mean JavaScript is not the best thing for SEO since sliced bread?

I can’t believe I’m writing this: JavaScript is sometimes readable by Google, but the other search engines?

It’s like they haven’t even heard of JavaScript.

Read the full story from TWIS SEO News & Updates 01 Sept 2017.

#SEO #JavaScript #Googlebot #WebCrawling #Indexation
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TWIS SEO News & Updates 01 Sept 2017


I was happy about Forbes etc nofollowing linkspam.

Then I noted JavaScript-only sites miss 35% of traffic. Whoops!

Google is caving to the EU – Goliath vs Goliath.

I was right about dealing with recurring event content.

Google popped stats about searchers not using “near me” as much. 

Finally, a Twitter trawl for the SEO Bits and Pieces, and TWIS SEO News & Updates w/e 01 Sept 2017 was done.

Read it now so it doesn’t get lonely.

#SEO #SEONews #LinkSpam #JavaScript #GoogleShopping #InformationArchitecture #LocalSEO
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Google Advises SEOs to teach JS Devs

Read the mildly surprising news that Google is advising SEOs to teach JS devs, and the kerfuffle that followed. JS is just not giving up and going away, but people said that about Adobe Flash, and look how that turned out.

Contact me to chat about how to ensure JS and SEO play nicely together.

#SEO #JavaScript #WebDev #KnowledgeSharing
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The Week In Search 11 August 2017

Read this TWIS SEO News & Updates for w/e 11 August 2017, and you will discover the following fabulous stories:

– Google is about to contact you, if you show annoying ads;
– Google advises SEOs to teach JS devs;
– Google Adwords Keyword Planner lets “Okay Google” results slip;
– Google My Business quietly sneaks out Action URLs;
– Google topic tags surfacing in SERPs;
– As well as some infernally enchanting Bits & Pieces.

#SEO #AdBlocking #JavaScript #GoogleMyBusiness #VoiceSearch #SERP
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Googlebot Web Rendering Service Revealed

Read this guide on how Googlebot’s Web Rendering Service works, and tips on how to set up your website to be easily crawled and indexed by it.

Contact me to discuss how best to get your content into a state where it can be Found, Crawled and Indexed – that is critical for surfacing in SERPs.

#SEO #Googlebot #WebCrawling #GoogleIndex
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Digital Things of Interest 5th August 2017

Read the Digital Things of Interest for 05 August 2017, which includes these stupendous snippets:

– Yet another note for devs about Googlebot and JavaScript;
– The EU is on the hunt for a company to monitor Google;
– 20 years since the USC ruled on the CDA and gave us a (relatively) open internet;
– A silly post about social media posting frequency.

#SEO #JavaScript #Google #SocialMedia #ContentStrategy
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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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SEO Mid 2017 Technical SEO

Read this thought-piece to get an understanding of the developments in Technical SEO for 2017 and beyond.

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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

AMP Ramps Up Speed and Ads

Read actionable insights regarding how AMP is ramping up speed and ads, and what you should be doing about it to implement AMP and take advantage of this.

#SEO #AMP #PageSpeed #GoogleAdwords… Read More

The Week In Search SEO News 03 Mar 2017

So, this week, we have the joys of over-reported AMP traffic, nestled up nicely against a report about the size of AMP traffic, followed (handily) by a reminder study about mobile speed benchmarking, the sad extinguishing of DMOZ and relief for programmers who use special characters when searching Google. #GoogleAnalytics, #AMP, #PageSpeed, #GoogleSearch, #MetaTags… Read More