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Mobile Friendly Google Search Results

Mobile Friendly Google Search Results

Google has been gently encouraging us for many years now to ensure our websites are mobile-friendly, or responsive. This morning, whilst trawling through Google Plus, I spotted a post in which it showed how Google search results on mobile devices are now showing whether a site is mobile friendly. The image shown to the right …

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Changing from HTTP to HTTPS

Changing from HTTP to HTTPS

On the 6th August 2014, Google confirmed that they were going to start using HTTPS as a ranking signal. If you’re a ‘techie‘ this may well be routine but if you’re a business owner who has a website, what does this mean for you? In terms of the basics, most sites that are hosted have …

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Google Shopping Engine Completes Transition to Pay per Click

Google Shopping Engine Completes Transition to Pay per Click

From the 11th June 2013, any brands wishing to showcase their products through the Google Shopping search engine will have to pay for the privilege. Google’s latest hurdle in its bid to restructure its digital empire, marks the final step in the global transition for Google’s shopping engine to go commercial. In a bid to …

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The Complexities Behind Google Search

The Complexities Behind Google Search

Search Engines may look uncomplicated from the outside – a simple box that you type your search query into. However, behind the scenes is a whole other story. Complex doesn’t begin to cover the intricacies of how search works. Imagine a giant cobweb bigger than anything you can comprehend and all over the intricate silk …

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The Difference Between Paid Links and Advertising

The Difference Between Paid Links and Advertising…

…in the eyes of Google. If you’ve followed SEO or link building for any length of time, you will know that links are the currency of the web when it comes to helping boost a site’s rankings. However, Google change (improve?) their algorithms constantly in an effort to only show the best results to prevent …

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Google Takes Another Shot at Suspect SEO

Google Takes Another Shot at Suspect SEO

Google have often stated (Google SEO guidelines video) that they have no problem with SEO. The issue they have is with webmasters, site owners and SEOs who try to gain an unfair advantage using ‘black hat’ techniques, or what Google refer to as ‘webspam’. Click to see full size Yesterday (24th April 2012), Matt Cutts …

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