To be found online you must be mobile
To be found online you must be mobile

To be found online you must be mobile. That is the truth of today’s search results as Google continues rolling out its mobile-first indexing in search query results. And, oh by the way, if new customers or supporters are going to find you they are going to find you in search queries. What all this […]

Annoying pop-ups will hurt mobile sites
Annoying pop-ups will hurt mobile sites

Annoying pop-ups will hurt mobile sites in search results come January, Google announced August 23. If you or your webmaster are among those who insist on programming pop-ups into your mobile site which block the real content or pop-ups which users have to dismiss (X-out) before getting to your real content or which trick users […]

The importance of links to your content
The importance of links to your content

Link to here, links to there. The importance of links to your content cannot be understated. Links – those little blue lines of words or codish-looking shortened lines of gibberish which when clicked upon and followed take web users to some other site – make the Interwebzes go around. If you’re trying to succeed online […]

All search is local and mobile
All search is local and mobile

To paraphrase Tip O’Neill, all search is local and mobile. Well nearly all of it, according to search and advertising giant Google. That’s why Google is moving to cash in with seriously updated Adwords and, even more importantly, new advertising on Google Maps. This is potentially a very big deal for businesses and, even, organizations […]

Desktop search is flat. Is mobile up?
Desktop search is flat. Is mobile up?

Desktop search is flat. Is mobile up? The answer is, of course: yes! But we knew that. The Internet is mobile these days and will only increase in the years to come. But in a stark reminder, ComScore released its December search volumes earlier in the weeks and the data collected by that firm show […]

Google continues a little web cleanup
Google continues a little web cleanup

Google continues a little web clean up, issuing a pretty stern warning Sept. 18 to black-hat operators it will remove sites from search results if they try to cheat with various unscrupulous methods. “For example, a webmaster who received a (search results penalty) based on an unnatural link to another site may nofollow the link, […]

Tweets showing up in Google search results
Tweets showing up in Google search results

As your business or organization ponders a foray into Twitter, here’s another reason: tweets showing up in Google search results. Although Google started displaying tweets in search results back in May, following a February agreement between the two tech giants, those search results came up only in searches from mobile devices but Google announced August […]

Crawl me, maybe – Google Search
Crawl me, maybe – Google Search

Wanna get crawled by Google Search? Wanna have a good time? Yea, get crawled by Google Search. Of course you want your website, that is, crawled by the little spiders sent out by Google to check the worthiness, relevance, expertise and, well sure, relative popularity of your site. The spiders send back messages to the […]

SERPs – we look differently now
SERPs – we look differently now

SERPs are certainly not what they used to be. SERPs…, right? As in, “waaasssSERP, hommes?” No, just kidding. SERPS is the industry acronym for Search Engine Results Page. You know, the pages which turn up when you Google something on your computer thingy. SERPs have unquestionably evolved over the years and are now as much […]

Search results: first page wins!
Search results: first page wins!

Here’s some news: showing up on the first page of search results gets earns more visits to your web page. Yea, we bet you knew that already. But a new study quantifies what we already knew and suggests ads which appear on search page results will significant reduce visits to web pages showing up organically. […]