Google Expands Its Meta Description Length

As I'm sure you've noticed, Google has extended the amount of characters they support in their search results.  Although Google has been know and says they use snippets from wherever they choose on that page, most often they use the Meta Description tag in theto describe what your page is about.  It used to be

2017-12-15T19:46:42+00:00 December 7th, 2017|Google News|

4 Ways To Secure Your Website From Being Hacked

Hacked websites are not only a major security issue for any sensitive data you have on your server, it's a free ride to the bottom of the rankings in Google.  Lately, we've had to help several companies who fell victim to hackers inserting malicious code and/or spam advertising into their website, destroying their local/national SEO campaigns. The following reposted

2016-11-21T15:21:14+00:00 September 15th, 2015|Google News, SEO|

Google Showing Twitter Content in Search Results

Google announced last week it will now bring Twitter Tweets to Google Search on mobile devices.  Google Search includes Google app or any browser on your phone or tablet.  They will show real-time content from Twitter in the search results. This is an excellent way to both view real-time event comments and be a part

2016-11-21T15:21:14+00:00 August 24th, 2015|Google News|

Google My Business (GMB) Cleaning House

Google announced recently via email to The Google Maps Business View Team to certified Google Photographers for Business Views that it will be removing all inactive Google+ Pages on July 28, 2015. Google My Business (GMB) is a place where you can put all your business information on Google in one place that appears in

2016-11-21T15:21:14+00:00 July 27th, 2015|Google News|

Google Mobile-Friendly Update Rolling Out

Google has been rolling out the anticipated pre-announced algorithm algorithm changes starting in the US and moving across the globe. Google is boosting the rankings of mobile-friendly web pages on mobile search results. They are trying to give their mobile search users a better mobile experience with the results they are delivering. This has no

2015-04-22T15:54:05+00:00 April 21st, 2015|Google News, Mobile|

Mobile-Friendly Versus Responsive Web Design: What Is The Difference

Since Google has announced a firm date of April 21st that it will start giving preferential treatment to mobile-friendly websites in their mobile search results, many people have been scrambling to make their websites easier to use on mobile devices.   Differences Between Mobile-Friendly and Responsive Mobile is just the tip of the iceberg when it

2016-11-21T15:21:14+00:00 April 7th, 2015|Google News, Mobile|

Official Launch Date Announced For Google’s Mobile-Friendly Website Algorithm

When Google Webmaster blog recommends changes to your website, this is normally a big hint that recommendation will be included in future algorithm changes.  When they announce the actual date the "ranking signal" or algorithm will go into affect, you better believe they mean business. Google announced last week they will be making mobile-friendly websites more visible

2016-11-21T15:21:14+00:00 March 2nd, 2015|Google News, Mobile|

Look Out SEO, Google Penguin Update is Coming

Gary Illyes, Google Webmastaer Trends Analyst and Search Quality Engineer, said Google may be launching an algorithm update to the existing "Penguin" algorithm.  Illyes announced this at the Search Marketing Expo - SMX East 2014 on October 2nd.  This is said to be an actual re-write of the algorithm which is a much larger change

2016-11-21T15:21:17+00:00 October 3rd, 2014|Google News|

Google Fall Graphic

As the temperature here in New Orleans finally drops to a decent level, Google helps us welcome in the Fall of 2014 with its usual fun graphics.  Here are some screenshots of their Fall animation on Google.com today, Sept. 23, 2014:      

2016-11-21T15:21:17+00:00 September 23rd, 2014|Google News|

Google “Pigeon” Local Algorithm Update: Not Just A Pretty Name

Google has been very busy over the last week launching and updating a new algorithm change.  The Pigeon algorithm update (as named by Search Engine Land) was confirmed on July 24th by Google.  This update is focused on serving up more appropriate local search results.  Yelp and local directory listings, similar to Webtyde's local SEO PowerListing Management

2016-11-21T15:21:17+00:00 July 29th, 2014|Google News|