Since Googlebot was born, webmasters around the world have been asking one question: Google, oh, Google, are my pages in the index? Now is the time to answer that question using the new Index Status feature in Webmaster Tools. Whether one or one million, Index Status will show you how many pages from your site have been included in Google’s index.
On Friday, we reported that Google began sending out a new batch of link warning notifications. What we found out later was that these were not penalty notifications, but rather just a heads up from Google that Google is ignoring some links that are pointing to your web site.
Over the last few years, social media has reached its noodly tentacles into the business world and taken hold. It’s moved so fast, in fact, that those within the business world have had difficulty grasping what social media is and why it’s such a phenomenon, all while attempting to find a proper perspective on what social media means to them as business leaders.
This guide to Google Webmaster Tools walks you through the various features of this tool, and gives you an insight into what actionable data can be found within. For $0 per month, you get to see information directly from Google for your eyes only.
When Google published their new guidelines for mobile SEO, the item that made headlines was their declaration of responsive design as the preferred option. Last month, I covered the basics on how responsive design works and how to optimize it.
Schema.org and the Knowledge Graph signal that a paradigm shift has already begun. Developing a firm grasp of how semantic search is influencing your specific entity type has become a necessity. Here’s what entity search changes mean for marketers.
Whether you’re drafting an homage or a parody, nothing clinches a concept like the perfect font. Many brands, movies and entertainment properties utilize custom typography, but the web has gone to great lengths to capture the art of these letters. The results are impressive, and often free for non-commercial use
LinkedIn overhauled the look of its homepage on Monday, the end result of which is sort of a mashup of Facebook and Google+.
As on Facebook, the design — rolling out over the next few weeks — has more relevant updates on top plus a comment stream that is set off with a different-colored (light blue) background. There’s also a line on top of the stream that shows which people — and how many — commented and liked the post.
There are two main advantages of optimizing non-textual content. First, you get a diverse range of organic traffic, from Google Images to YouTube to Google Universal search to meta search engines and other sources. Second, search engines do give a special emphasis to multimedia content, and if your “varied content” attracts a good amount of traction, it helps to significantly improve the overall reputation and trust of your site.
Google sent out a pair of confusing messages alerting webmasters to the fact that other websites are linking to theirs, and as a result, their site may (or may not) be penalized. But don’t panic, says Google’s Matt Cutts.
Nobody likes an irrelevant or boring infographic. Once you’ve addressed the "Who Cares?" factor and know what info you want in your graphic, it’s time to get building. But how? Here are a few easy to use, low-cost, web-based solutions.
The Big Let Down: The Problem With Marketing, SEO and Social Media Articles.
That great article or Blog post with a compelling headline that sucked you in, it promised all the answers (Ex: “Learn How To Generate Thousands Of Visitors Overnight” or “Increase Facebook Fans Easily” or “Increase Your Revenue With Twitter” etc). You thought you had hit the jackpot and then just as quickly you are deflated and realize you’ve been suckered again.
Proper SEO efforts need to be worked on a regular basis to realize the types of gains that can deliver really solid, long-lasting and “optimized” (optimal) results. These are the seven key ingredients that go into an ongoing SEO effort.
Sharing your scoops to your social media accounts is a must to distribute your curated content. Not only will it drive traffic and leads through your content, but it will help show your expertise with your followers.
How to integrate my topics' content to my website?
Integrating your curated content to your website or blog will allow you to increase your website visitors’ engagement, boost SEO and acquire new visitors. By redirecting your social media traffic to your website, Scoop.it will also help you generate more qualified traffic and leads from your curation work.
Distributing your curated content through a newsletter is a great way to nurture and engage your email subscribers will developing your traffic and visibility.
Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.