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change your google analytics settings to https

Change Analytics and Search Console to HTTPS

If you’re moving your site to https to avoid Google’s unsecure site warning, you’ll need to change your Google Analytics to https as well. Making the switch is easy. Log in to your Analytics account, click the gear or “Admin” in the bottom left of your screen and under “Administration” […]

Google AdWords Automated Ad Creation

Google Will Soon Write Ads for You

I just got an email informing me of a new AdWords feature coming out in beta. Beginning at the end of September, Google will begin automatically creating and enabling ads in my AdWords account. I’ll get a notification and an email about the new ads and if I don’t do […]

Chrome to Warn About Non-https

Google has been sending emails warning webmasters of an upcoming change to their Chrome browser. Starting in October, Chrome 62 will display a warning to users informing them that a site is not secure if the site collects information from users without using a secure certificate. This change would probably […]

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Submit URL to Google

I’m kind of surprised this feature exists. I stumbled across this in my twitter feed today. It was written about on SEL yesterday. If you have a URL to submit to Google, head over and search “submit URL to Google” and the box you see below will be displayed. Before […]

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Blocking Ad Blocker Users

I’m sure you’ve heard of them, but if not, ad blockers are little pieces of software that prevent ads from displaying on websites as you browse the internet. The software does this by serving as an interstitial between your browser and the internet. Ad blockers check everything that comes from the web […]

SEO is NOT dead. SEO works great if you know how.

Does SEO Still Work?

I hear a lot of people saying “SEO is dead”, “SEO doesn’t work”, “SEO is a waste of time”, etc. That’s what people say who don’t know what they’re doing and are justifying giving up on it. Here is how one of our clients is doing. They’ve been with us […]

RIP DMOZ

Goodbye DMOZ

DMOZ shaped the early web. In the early days it was one of the largest directories as well as one of the most-trusted.

Want to use a phone number? You better pay!

  Sometimes Google is really frustrating. They slowly twist and turn things into their favor and if something could make them money, they force you to use it. Today I was reminded of one of their “features” – phone number extensions in AdWords. You select an option on your ad to […]

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Siteground Auto-Injected Crawl Delay

Siteground injects a crawl delay into the robots.txt of every site they have on their shared servers, whether their clients like it or not!

Duct Tape and Band-Aids

You never can tell who you’re hiring and if they’re going to do a good job for you. Unfortunately, as with most things, if I want it done right, I have to do it myself.