A new Google best practice guideline says that you can improve indexing with XML Sitemaps and RSS feeds. Improve Indexing: XML Sitemaps XML Sitemaps are a topic I’ve covered a few times on this blog. A basic XML Sitemap is simply an XML file that lists most or all the pages on your website. This […]
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Your small business cannot and should not get by on social media alone. We have 5 reasons why you still need a website. 5 Reasons You Need a Website For Your Small Business 1. Consumer Confidence Consumers want to know that your business is in it for the long haul. The more resources used to […]
Mobile web traffic is growing fast. So why do industry giants choose responsive design alternatives? Responsive Design Responsive design is the core of the mobile-first philosophy. Responsive design places focus on the browser. With it you design your site with fluid grids that grow or expand as the screen size changes. It may result in […]
Google now encourages webmasters to secure websites. They’re doing this by offering a minor SEO boost. Secure Websites: What it Means For Users and Webmasters
Google Maps ads are here. So what does this mean for users and how can it help your small business? Google Maps Ads: For Users Google is not stupid. They knew that users wanted to see more listings. Users used to seeing more listings with the old Google Maps interface. With the new Google Maps […]
“Users know to scroll. I don’t need to fit things above the fold”. Yes, but you need them to load fast. I love what Google has done to simplify things for business like the new Google My Business solution.What I’m not happy with is the recent change to drop Google Authorship images from appearing in […]
Google My Business is a simple new way to help you connect with customers in search, maps, and Google+.
This week marked 20 years since the creation of Robots.txt. Want to know how it helps for your site?
Both Google and Bing have claimed that social signals do not affect their algorithms. Is this true? Thanks to the recent SMX London conference we learned that the number of Facebook Likes, Google +1’s, Tweets, and Pinterest Pins still do not cause your page to rank higher than anyone else. That being said, we did […]
Have you ever wondered how Google views your site? Google now lets you see how they index your pages. The Fetch as Google feature in Google Webmaster Tools just got a major upgrade. In the past you use the Fetch as Google feature to force Google to crawl a page and return the exact raw […]