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Google Uses HTTPS as a Ranking Signal: Do You Need to Switch Now?
Google Uses HTTPS as a Ranking Signal: Do You Need to Switch Now?

In a rare moment of transparency, Google announced last week that it would begin using HTTPS as a ranking signal in the search results (be careful: their official announcement doesn’t use HTTPS). This change shouldn’t come as a complete surprise. Google made it clear a few months ago that they want to help create a…

Google Removes Author Stats. Is the Death of Authorship Next?
Google Removes Author Stats. Is the Death of Authorship Next?

Last night when I logged into Google Webmaster Tools to see how many millions of impressions my Google authorship articles had received lately, I was in for a big surprise. My stats were gone! That’s right. Author stats are no longer available at all through Google Webmaster Tools. We used to be able to see…

5 Names Better than the
5 Names Better than the "Pigeon" Update for Google's New Local Algorithm

When Google released a major update to its local algorithm on July 24th, the folks over at Search Engine Land were quick to call it the Pigeon Update. While we certainly understand the potential reasoning for such a name, we think they could have done a lot better. With Google’s Hummingbird update still fresh in…

Say Goodbye to Author Photos (And Your Little Dog Too)
Say Goodbye to Author Photos (And Your Little Dog Too)

Remember all those hours you spent adding Google Authorship to your posts so you could get your picture in the search results? Well, the latest announcement from Google’s John Mueller will have a big impact on those efforts. Adding Google Authorship to a website or blog has become a best practice in the world of…

Google Adds Sports Highlights to Search Results
Google Adds Sports Highlights to Search Results

Right in the heart of the NHL and NBA playoff seasons, Google has unleashed a new feature that puts game highlights front and center in the search results. When you Google your favorite sports team, you’re probably used to seeing their upcoming schedule, recent results, team roster, and more at the top of the search…

Happy April Fools' Day!
Happy April Fools' Day!

For those of us in the tech world, today is a very special day.  It’s kind of like our birthday, Festivus and Independence Day all rolled into one.  Why?  Well, today is the day websites around the world take their best shot at creating a memorable (and viral) April Fools’ Day prank. To honor this…

Google vs. Bing - Santa Claus Edition?
Google vs. Bing - Santa Claus Edition?

Choosing a search engine to guide you to the closest taco joint or the ultimate ugly sweater store is one thing, but in less than two weeks there will be a much more important question at hand: which Santa Tracker is right for you? NORAD has been tracking Santa on Christmas Eve for over 50 years…

Keyword Googlemageddon
Keyword Googlemageddon

On Sept. 24, Google officially announced a change in the way it provides information to website owners and marketers. Some people are describing this as Google physically “closing doors” for everyone. My response, everyone take a deep breath and read this blog! Like most information, once it hits the 24 hour news cycle, suddenly we…

A Call to Action in Action
A Call to Action in Action

A clear call to action is a vital part of any hardworking website.  But it isn’t always given proper consideration in the design process.  Aesthetics, branding and basic function drive the look and feel of a website through its creation.  As soon as that site launches, however, it had better start working for you.

Google Glass and Augmented Reality
Google Glass and Augmented Reality

In 2007 a revolutionary product was introduced that changed the way people live their daily lives. I’m talking about the original iPhone, a product that moved computing away from traditional computers and put the web at people’s fingertips. The smartphone has had a big impact on the way people live.

Create a Facebook Page: Infographic
Create a Facebook Page: Infographic

Over the past few weeks I have been working on a Facebook infographic that shows the process of creating a Facebook page. Throughout the infographic I scattered facts about Facebook and some tips I’ve learned while managing pages for our clients. Hopefully, this infographic will help you understand the basics of building a Facebook page…

Responsive Web Design: You Should Consider It.
Responsive Web Design: You Should Consider It.

  I was recently introduced to responsive web design and, I have to admit,  it was a mind blowing experience. The concept of building a website that has the ability to scale proportionally to almost all screen sizes is an incredible development. The crazy part is the idea of responsive web design was brought to…

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