10 Ways to Get Google to Index Your Site (That Actually Work)

If Google doesn’t index your website, then you’re pretty much invisible. You won’t show up for any search queries, and you won’t get any organic traffic whatsoever. Zilch. Nada. Zero. Given that you’re here, I’m guessing this isn’t news to you. So let’s get straight down to business. This article teaches you how to fix … Continue reading 10 Ways to Get Google to Index Your Site (That Actually Work)

Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt to leave Alphabet board of directors

Google parent Alphabet today announced that Eric Schmidt would be leaving the board of directors after 18 years. The company said he would not seek reelection after his current term expires in June. He joined the board in 2001, shortly before becoming the company’s CEO. Ten years at the controls. Schmidt served as Google CEO … Continue reading Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt to leave Alphabet board of directors

Google Q1 revenues $36.3 billion but miss Wall Street expectations

Google parent Alphabet reported its Q1 earnings Monday, with shares at $11.90. While shares exceeded analyst expectations, revenue fell short. The company reported overall revenue at $36.34 billion, which was shy of the $37.33 billion expected by Wall Street. Shares are down roughly 5 percent in after-hours trading. Mobile and YouTube drove gains. Ad revenues … Continue reading Google Q1 revenues $36.3 billion but miss Wall Street expectations

The SEO Advantages of Machine-Readable HTML5 Semantic Markup

Semantic HTML5 provides us with an opportunity to improve our websites and optimize for search engines. We can take full advantage of these opportunities by using machine-readable semantic HTML5 elements to describe page outlines. Specially-named containers can help search engines and browsers more easily identify how our pages are arranged. For example, <header> is its … Continue reading The SEO Advantages of Machine-Readable HTML5 Semantic Markup

Google bug may select unrelated canonical URLs, could impact indexing

Google tweeted Thursday that it may have selected unrelated canonical URLs for some pages and that breadcrumb trails on mobile might show the unrelated URLs. It also said that, in rare instances, this could prevent proper indexing. Here’s the tweet: We’re aware for some pages, there’s an issue where we may have selected an unrelated … Continue reading Google bug may select unrelated canonical URLs, could impact indexing

SEO guide to optimizing your LinkedIn profile for more connections, better leads

LinkedIn has the unfortunate reputation of being a platform for stuffy CEOs, spammy salespeople and college students that were required to make a profile in their university career skills class. For that reason, many business owners and marketers treat their LinkedIn profile (if they even have one) like an online resume. They list their credentials, … Continue reading SEO guide to optimizing your LinkedIn profile for more connections, better leads

Searching for facts, directions, local businesses are top digital assistant use cases, says survey

Nearly three-fourths (72 percent) of smartphone owners are using digital assistants, according to a new report from Microsoft. The findings are based on two surveys – one from mid-2018 that includes an international sample, and a 2019 follow-up involving 5,000 U.S. consumers. The study also found that 35 percent of the survey population had used … Continue reading Searching for facts, directions, local businesses are top digital assistant use cases, says survey

Is link building dead? Depends on who you talk to

Sure, link building used to be plagued by a morass of black-hat tactics like link farms, paid link schemes, hidden links and spammy content. But after Google introduced Penguin algorithm updates in 2012 to crack down on those tactics, the focus turned to white hat techniques and quality content. But, that doesn’t mean the debate about … Continue reading Is link building dead? Depends on who you talk to

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