Google announced yet another update, but this one was not another animal named search algorithm. Instead, this one, which was released on April 21st 2015, has to do with the ranking factor on mobile search results. Even though this has to do with mobile sites, don’t let it fool you, if it’s from Google and it’s an update – one that is forecast to be bigger than Panda or Penguin, chances are it’s something you should be paying plenty of attention to. The first thing you need to know is this; websites that are available as of right now, that are NOT mobile friendly, are subject to losing rankings. This is a serious matter especially for people like you that have worked hard to get their website in the ranking position it’s in right now! Losing ranks means losing a lot of traffic and what does traffic equal? Readership, sales, business – staying afloat! If you haven’t heard about this update, or you want to know more about what you can do, what you need to worry about and how to fix your mobile un-friendly websites, continue to read more below.
Duplicate content may be an issue for your website and you don’t even know it. SEO, or search engine optimization, is key for every website. You’ve worked hard to get your content as valuable and relevant as possible, but if you’ve got duplicate content, your page rankings can suffer, and that’s not good for your business. Naturally, you want your websites to get as high up on the search engine results as possible, and duplicate content can keep that from happening. If you’ve got duplicate content on websites, it can work against you in the search engines. Here’s information about the types of non-malicious duplicate content and how Google treats it.
Talk about a needle in a haystack! There are literally billions of pages on the internet, and if your website’s content is deemed irrelevant by search engines, it’ll be as lost as a skipper on a 3-hour tour. That’s where SEO comes in. Search engine optimization is one of the most important tools you have of getting your website’s page ranking as high up on search engines as possible. And if you’re not keeping up with the latest SEO trends, you might as well close up shop. Some trends from last year are still going strong this year, and SEO experts are still recommending them to boost page views. Here are some of the hottest SEO trends and predictions for fall 2014.
Google+ is the social network that Google runs, and it can be a great tool to use for SEO purposes since it has a couple of advantages over other social networks. First of all, Google+ ties all of the Google products together and this unification gives it an advantage over other social media networks. Another thing that makes Google+ more advantageous than even social giants like Facebook or Twitter is that these two in particular restrict some of the content shared from being accessed by Google search. Google+ will dominate search results even though the two most popular sites are used a lot more often.
There were also some changes that occurred with the Hummingbird update that makes Google+ an integral part of SEO strategies and online marketing. Google says that Plus is a service geared at connecting people online and it is designed in such a way that it will help increase a site’s rank in search engine results. Here are several ways that Google+ can be used to increase a site’s search optimization.