Tagged: google

Dealing With Googles Mobile Friendly Algorithm 0

Dealing With Googles Mobile Friendly Algorithm

From the 21st April Google will be penalising sites for mobile search which don’t appear mobile friendly. You can test your site here: https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/mobile-friendly/ If you haven’t done any mobile design you’ll probably get some warnings like this: Text too small to read Links too close together Mobile viewport not set Content wider than screen The first thing you should do to make your site mobile friendly is add a...

Google Friendly Mobile Pages Test 0

Google Friendly Mobile Pages Test

Google have provided a tool which checks to see if a site renders clearly in a mobile browser. The tool looks like it is setup at 320px and if your site works at this you’ll get a “mobile-friendly” tag in your organic search listings. Here’s the link to check your sites: https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/mobile-friendly/ Some other good sites for checking across different screen sizes/browsers are: http://validator.w3.org/mobile/ – Validates markup, I always have...

Facebook taking on Google Adwords 0

Facebook taking on Google Adwords

UPDATE: 29th September 2014 – More details coming in about this. Facebook is expected to make an announcement tonight about the new ad platform. Early reports suggest it is a reworked version of Atlas which they acquired from Microsoft. The key principle is laser targeting across multiple devices. So you can target the same user on their phone, tablet and laptop. Some more details here: http://atlassolutions.com/2014/09/29/meet-the-new-atlas/ Original Post: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/23/facebook-advertising-idUSL3N0RO01Y20140923 This...

Using Google Fonts on Landing Pages 0

Using Google Fonts on Landing Pages

This is how you can use Google web fonts on your landing pages, blog posts and web pages. The benefit of this is that the font is loaded from a remote server include on the Google APIs so it does not depend on the local storage of that font on the users computer. This makes it great for landing pages as it will render the same on Windows, Mac, Android,...

Combining Maxmind GeoIP with Google Maps iFrame 0

Combining Maxmind GeoIP with Google Maps iFrame

This is a quick script which uses Maxminds geoip location db downloadable for free from here with Google Maps iFrame. I haven’t tested this enough to find out if Google restrict the number of requests by referrer but you could always put a meta refresh page in the iframe to blank the referrer if thats a problem. <?php // you might have to change the first three lines $gpath =...

Googler Helping Affiliates…. in 2012! 0

Googler Helping Affiliates…. in 2012!

Just when you think everyone working under advertising at Facebook and Google has been treated to a common sense bypass I get a lovely message like this. Hello James, Thank you for writing in. Hope you’re doing well! I’m Jaya, from the Google AdWords Support Team and I’ll be assisting you with your queries today. First of all, I am extremely sorry about the delay in getting back to you....

Direct Response Marketing Pushing CPC Prices Up – The Future for Google Adwords 0

Direct Response Marketing Pushing CPC Prices Up – The Future for Google Adwords

I was asked to setup a little campaign for an offline electrical company on “The Google”. The business they operate in is electrical testing or PAT testing as it is known here in the UK. It’s the kind of industry where I wouldn’t expect to find much competition when it comes to online marketing. That was until I saw the CPC’s in Adwords for keywords related to his business: This...

Google confirms SEO value in Plus One 0

Google confirms SEO value in Plus One

The following snippet was displayed in our Adsense account this morning: Does this mean the plus one is affecting searches carried out by people socially linked to your gmail account or does it mean there is a global SEO value in plus ones. Probably both so why isn’t the plus one button as widely spread around the web like the like button… Also how would a plus one help a...

Slow Site Speed Prevents Google Indexing Pages 0

Slow Site Speed Prevents Google Indexing Pages

We had a problem with one of our database sites not getting indexed as well as we have come to expect. After about a month it still only had arround 10% of the urls indexed from the sitemaps. We looked at the differences between this and other sites we had which were all going well. The only difference we could see was the page speed which was OK in practice...