Should I worry when Google changes my SEO titles on search results?

November 7, 2015 / 0 comments

Every few months or so, I get a question regarding why meta titles differs from how they’ve coded them on their landing page to what Google is displaying in their search results.

Finding “Sharer Zero”: How can I see who shared my Facebook post?

July 5, 2015 / 0 comments

As the webmaster of a couple websites, there’s been a few occasions where I woke up to see a post was shared out on Facebook, went viral and my website traffic spiked from it. 

Select and Search: Copied text on Chrome activates Google search

June 28, 2015 / 0 comments

On my mobile phone, I recently highlighted some text in an article and a header with Google’s logo and the selected text popped up from the bottom of the screen.

What is the ‘hsrd.yahoo.com’ referrer? Is it a virus, Homeland Security or something else?

May 18, 2015 / 0 comments

Yesterday, I noticed one of my sites receiving a ton of referrer traffic from a Yahoo subdomain — hsrd.yahoo.com.

🐼 Understand your brand before adding emojis into SEO title tag

May 4, 2015 / 0 comments

Recently, Expedia began inserting emojis at the beginning of some of their title tags to increase CTR.

How to avoid creating SEO doorway pages (with examples)

April 25, 2015 / 0 comments

With a coming Google algorithm change targeting “doorway pages”, I’ve been thinking about what exactly a doorway page looks like and how one would detected by the Big G.

Don’t be scammed by “Search Engine Registration” services for your domain

November 22, 2014 / 0 comments

If you recently registered a new domain name at GoDaddy, you may have received an official sounding emails talking about “Search Engine Registration” or “Index Review Details” 

The 3 key decisions that made Google the company it is today

November 16, 2014 / 0 comments

I was thinking about how Google came to be. The company based out of Mountain View doesn’t just dominate the search engines anymore, their long reach is touching many parts of our offline lives.

Hotels.com Price Match: Make your own discount with Hotels.com’s “Best Price Guarantee”

October 24, 2014 / 0 comments

When you’ve booked a hotel on hotels.com, don’t assume you’ve gotten the best price possible. You may be able to get it cheaper, but you have to put some work into it.

Google’s ‘My Answers’ displays contact phone numbers in SERP

September 28, 2014 / 1 comment

Google knows everything. Including the phone numbers of the contacts in your phone*.  

Your global navigation should highlight your top SEO keywords

September 27, 2014 / 4 comments

If you’re an ecommerce site looking to improve your organic visibility dramatically with one simple move, a highly-effective SEO tactic is the optimization of your global navigation.

HTTP vs. HTTPS: SEO considerations for moving to a secure website

August 12, 2014 / 0 comments

Recently, Google announced that they would begin giving a rankings boost for sites that were secured (https/SSL). That’s great, and it makes a lot of sense, but the majority of sites are currently non-secure.

Google launches ‘Webmaster Tools for Google News” to give publishers more control over their news site

August 4, 2014 / 0 comments

Google just announced a Webmaster Tools-type platform specifically for publishers on Google News. The Google News Publisher Center gives Google News publishers, or “sources“, more control over how their site is viewed.

Google Now new episode reminder answer box

Google will remind you when new episodes of your favorite show is on

August 2, 2014 / 0 comments

I’m not sure how long this feature has been available, but when I recently searched on a couple of TV shows

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