Angie’s List has recently removed their paywall. This means that you can now become a member without paying their annual fee. Also, reviews are now accessible to the general public. Now that reviews can be seen by all, not just paying users, what actions should you consider?
Of extreme importance in today’s online world is for a company’s site to be mobile friendly. Google announced on May 17 that they have a new mobile-friendly testing tool available. The new tool is cleaner and faster than the old. Try your site to see if it passes the test!
All of the sites we are developing at Moore Tech Solutions are mobile friendly (also known as responsive).
Hacking up 180% in 2015
Google announced Monday that they saw a “huge number of websites being hacked – a 180% increase compared to the previous year”.
They also saw an increase in sites with lower quality content, also called “thin-content”.
To address these issues Google used search updates to remove a number of hacked spam sites in search results.
Have you ever noticed that when you save some websites to your phone’s Home screen that some websites have cool icons while others either use a mashed up screen shot or just plain placeholder image? Wouldn’t it be cool if your viewers could download a direct link to your website and place it on their home screens? Well this tip is going to show you how to do that.
If you follow these steps you can create and link to a cool icon for your website and learn how to download it to your phone’s home screen!
The right side of desktop Google search results have been removed with paid ads only at the top and/or bottom of the page.
Last April Google announced that sites which were mobile friendly would increase the chances of being considered relevant and thus improve search results. Last week Google announced that in May they will start rolling out an update to mobile search results which increases the effect of the ranking signal. Users will find more mobile friendly search results.
Google announced in mid 2014 that they would start using HTTPS as a ranking signal. This means that sites connecting to the web via HTTPS might fare better in rankings than those connected via HTTP. Initially it affected only a small number of sites but Google indicated that over time, they might decide to strengthen it so as to encourage all website owners to switch from HTTP to HTTPS. Should you make the switch for your site from HTTP to HTTPS? Here are some guidelines from Google to consider.
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The team at Moore Tech Solutions has a wide degree of experience across various development platforms. We have chosen to focus the majority of our efforts on developing sites using the Joomla content management system. While there are certainly several platforms which can be used to craft a modern responsive website, Joomla best fits the needs of the majority of our clients. Where custom code or integrations are needed, we find that Joomla can be coupled with other solutions to solve some pretty challenging problems.
Keywords, Keyword Phrases, Long Tail, Short Tail, Search Result Rankings, Results…….aaargh! WHY DOES IT HAVE TO BE SO RIDICULOUSLY COMPLICATED?
Ok, now that that is out of my system, the title of today’s post is a subject that is important to most organizations that have a website. The question to be answered is “How does my site rank in search engine search results for keywords or keyword phrases that are relevant to my business?
But don’t just take our word…
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