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Improve Indexing with RSS and XML Sitemaps

Published on 28 Oct 2014 at 6:42 pm. No Comments.
Filed under Informative,Search Engine Optimization.

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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Responsive Design Alternatives

Published on 14 Sep 2014 at 9:43 pm. No Comments.
Filed under Google,Informative,Mobile,Search Engine Optimization,Web Design.

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 […]

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Google Maps Ads Are Here

Published on 24 Aug 2014 at 6:56 pm. No Comments.
Filed under Google,Marketing,Mobile,Search Engine Optimization.

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 […]

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Above The Fold Speed Optimization

Published on 12 Aug 2014 at 10:00 pm. No Comments.
Filed under Google,Informative,Mobile,Search Engine Optimization,Web Design.

“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 […]

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Do Search Engines Seek Social Signals?

Published on 25 Jun 2014 at 9:06 pm. No Comments.
Filed under Google,Search Engine Optimization,Social Media.

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 […]

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