Apple Drops Bing For Siri Search

I like the idea of Apple flinging Bing. Nearly as much as I like this story.

It’s not really happening for Bing, as this story expounds. Getting ditched by Apple & Siri is a bit like getting ditched by someone who used to be really famous, but now…

Perhaps Microsoft will truly “pwn” the desktop search market instead.

And perhaps the desktop searchers can meet in the same clubhouse as the Bing User Group,

#SEO #SEONews #Apple #Bing #Google #MobileSearch #DesktopSearch
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Google "Near Me" is Near Dead

Have you seen the picture of the Denver business with “near me” in its name?

The lengths people will go to in order to rank for “near me” searches.

Well, they will be very annoyed by this piece, from TWIS SEO News & Updates w/e 01 September 2017.

It’s all about how Google stats show usage of “near me” and other location modifiers is dropping proportionally vs bare searches.

Now, back to optimising Aaaaardvaaaark Plumbers for the new world of search.

#SEO #SEONews #LocalSEO #GoogleLocal #KeywordResearch #MobileSearch
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Mobile Now 57% of Google Search Traffic

Click to read about BrightEdge’s latest research showing that mobile device traffic now account for 57% of search and how to check the mobile / desktop split in your market sector versus your site’s performance.

Contact me to discuss how to optimise your site so it appears as often as it should do in mobile search.

#SEO #SEONews #MobileSearch #MobileFirst #KeywordResearch #GoogleAnalytics
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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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TWIS Increase in Voice Search Languages

Click here to read about the significant increase in the number of languages Google Voice Search can now cope with, and how you should be optimising for Voice Search now.

Contact me to discuss how to create optimised content for voice queries.

#SEO #MobileSearch #VoiceSearch #ContentStrategy
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TWIS Google Six Second Video Previews

Click here to read about Google’s new 6-second video previews, what they are, when they appear and how your videos can be shown in the listings.

Contact me if you would like to discuss ways to surface your videos in Google’s organic search results.

#SEO #VideoSearch #MobileSearch #SERP
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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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SEO Bits and Pieces 04 August 2017

Read these tasty morsels of SEO Bits & Pieces for a guide to the lastest SEO shenanigans and tips on how best to deal with them.

If you would like to discuss ways these SEO Bits and Pieces could impact your web business, feel free to contact me.

#SEO #SERP #GoogleAdwords #MobileSearch #UserExperience #Googlebot
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AMP surfacing globally July 2017

Read about AMP news stories surfacing around the world, as AMP slowly spreads its wings with more local publisher adoption.

If you would like to discuss the ways implementing AMP for speed and visibility could impact your web business, please feel free to contact me.

#SEO #AMP #AMPHTML #PageSpeed #MobileSearch
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Google Ditches Google Instant

Read about how Google has dropped Google Instant as a sign of alignment between desktop and mobile search which may affect organic traffic.

If you would like to discuss the ways Google dropping Instant could impact your web business, please feel free to contact me.

#SEO #Google #GoogleInstant #SERP #MobileSearch
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Google Mobile First Index Staged Rollout

So, Google will be rolling out its Mobile First Index to individual sites in a staged rollout. This is such a slowly, slowly approach, that you can’t help but wonder if the project is stalling, or if the change will be so substantial it will be earth-shattering for search results, even though Google is PR-heavy on the “nothing substantial will change” message. Read about it now.

You need to get your site Mobile First ready, as being mobile friendly is just not enough. If you would like to discuss ways to become Mobile First, or check current status, please feel free to contact me.

#SEO #MobileFirst #MobileSearch #MobileStrategy

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TWIS 07 July 2017

There’s a bunch of interesting SEO news covered in TWIS w/e 07 July 2017. Not many specific updates, but some entertaining thoughts, opinions, and some slightly daft questions from webmasters. You should read it to find out more about these topics: 

– New Adsense Native Ads Potentially Breach Webmaster Guidelines;
– Why is LinkSpam Being Ignored?;
– Mobile First Staged Rollout;
– Google Posts Not Quite Ready;
– Hidden Content “Fine” in Mobile First;
– As well as some remarkably riveting Bits & Pieces.

#SEO #GoogleAdsense #MobileFirst #LinkSpam #GooglePosts

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Google Mobile Test My Site Updated June 2017

Find out about the latest updates to Google’s Test My Site Tool in this post. It’s a link / email magnet, but it does have some handy and redeeming features.

If you would like to discuss the ways page speed could impact your web business, and improve traffic and conversions, please feel free to contact me.

#SEO #MobileFirst #PageSpeed #TechnicalSEO

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Align Mobile & Desktop Sites Now

Find out the reasons why you should get your Mobile and Desktop Sites Aligned Now in this post. It is becoming critical that your sites are adjusted to the Mobile First Index before it launches. It could seriously impact your web business.

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Google Mobile First Not Mobile Friendly

With Google’s Mobile First Index looming, it really is time to get your mobile websites fully in order. Just being mobile friendly is not enough and, unless Google backflips completely, you need to get ahead of the game on this one.

Click the link to read why Google’s Mobile First Index is not Mobile Friendly.

#SEO #MobileFirst #MobileSearch #PageSpeed… Read More


Google Mobile Forst Index Delayed 2018

In this free thought-piece, you can read actionable insights into the reasons for Google’s Mobile First Index not hitting until 2018, and what to do about the ways the looming Mobile First Index could impact your website. Even though Google are delaying and back-tracking, you still need to take action.

#SEO #MobileFirst #MobileSearch #GoogleUpdates… Read More


SEO Mid 2017 Mobile First

Read this thought piece to get an initial understanding of the upcoming Mobile First Index from Google, expected to arrive later on in 2017 / early 2018.

#SEO #MobileSearch #MobileFirst #GoogleUpdates… Read More


The State of SEO Mid 2017

Discover the 5 major factors driving SEO, and organic search, at the mid-point of 2017 and understand where Google and others will push the market over the next 12-18 months.

It covers the Mobile First Index; AI & Machine Learning; Content Quality; Technical SEO; and Local SEO.

#SEO #MobileSearch #LocalSEO #TechnicalSEO #ArtificialIntelligence… Read More


Google Assistant iPhone

Read actionable insights about Google’s launch of Google Assistant, which will integrate with Google Lens, in an effort to let Apple users embrace the full glory of Google’s ecosystem and entice them to dump Siri…

#SEO #GoogleAssistant #MobileSearch #Apple #iPhone… Read More


Google Lens Visual Search Tool

Read actionable insights to deal with Google’s Visual Search Tool – Google Lens, a rather nifty app that allows you to search for things in your mobile’s camera viewfinder and (if the structured data is right) act upon the results…

#SEO #GoogleLens #MobileSearch #StructuredData… Read More