Bryson Meunier

  • A simple checklist to prep for the Google mobile-first index

    Hopefully, all of you learned from “Mobilegeddon” in 2015 and “Mobilegeddon 2” in 2016 that the updates Google makes to improve the smartphone user experience for the majority of Google searchers are not the end of the world. Not even close, in fact. Still, I have seen a lot of articles focused on this topic in relation to Google’s new mobile-first index, which will be launc ...

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  • Hermit Crab SEO

    You may remember the hermit crab as the animal that uses the shells of other animals for its own survival. Because hermit crabs require larger and larger shells as they grow, they compete with other hermit crabs for discarded shells. This is what I see happening in search results lately in my own niche.

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  • Is mobile SEO obsolete?

    When I first started writing for Search Engine Land, President Barack Obama was just starting his first term in office, Lady Gaga was showing her Poker Face, and iOS and Android each had less than one percent of global market share. Just 0.7% of the total internet traffic to web pages came from phones.

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  • 5 reasons to keep doing mobile SEO even though ads are everywhere

    “Look,” says your boss, directing your attention to the Google search results on her iPhone. She just searched on “life insurance quotes,” and the organic listings are nowhere to be seen. She actually has to scroll down past the third ad before she gets to the first organic listing. “Why would we continue to pay any attention to organic search on mobile when Google is only s ...

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  • 5 Predictions For Mobile SEO In 2016

    Many of you may have started reading these columns out of necessity this year, when trying to prepare your site(s) for Google’s so-called Mobilegeddon. But for me, 2016 marks the 10th year that I’ve been observing and thinking about mobile SEO. In the early days, mobile SEO was less about responsive design (which didn’t exist) and more about WAP and XHTML.

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  • What CMOs Need to Know About Google’s AMP Project

    Earlier this month, Google announced the Accelerated Mobile Page Project, or AMP, a new open-source initiative aimed at helping pages load faster on mobile devices. For internet users, the bonus of loading pages more quickly on their devices is a no-brainer. But what do CMOs need to know about it? Here’s what we’ve learned.

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  • Just Having A Mobile-Friendly Site Isn’t Enough To Ensure It Shows In Search

    So you’ve checked the box and now have a mobile-friendly site. “Mobilegeddon” convinced you that mobile searchers are worth paying attention to, so you made your site responsive or at least gave mobile searchers content they don’t have to pinch and zoom to view. Mission accomplished. On to the next thing. Right? Maybe not so fast. Here’s an example that might make you think twice.

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  • Responsive Is The McDonald’s Cheeseburger Of Mobile SEO

    Which would you prefer? Columnist Bryson Meunier argues that responsive web design is the McDonald’s Cheeseburger of SEO and mobile Web design. In the past, I have pointed out the shortcomings of responsive Web design (RWD) when it comes to SEO, but I’ve always been more of a realist. Responsive can be a good solution for SEO if it makes sense for your users and business goals.

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  • Mobilegeddon Revisited At SMX Advanced

    When Google’s Gary Illyes, SEO Clarity’s Mitul Gandhi and I presented in the Things You Don’t Know About Mobile SEO, But Should panel at SMX West in San Jose on March 3, Google’s mobile update could still have been Mobilegeddon. April 21 was approaching, and many webmasters were wondering how to make their sites mobile friendly so as not to take a big hit from this update th ...

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  • Mobilegeddon Hits and Misses

    It has been more than a month since Google’s mobile update occurred, and many marketers are moving on to the next thing, having not seen much of an impact from the update formerly known as “Mobilegeddon.” Not every site is so lucky, however. Looking at the data, it’s clear that many sites were not only hit by the mobile update, but hit hard.

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  • 4 Steps To Justifying Mobile Usability & SEO In 2015

    Has the legendary “year of mobile” crept up on you? Perhaps you’ve been hearing about the importance of mobile for years but haven’t found mobile SEO different enough, or just haven’t found a way to introduce the topic to an audience that will most likely be hostile, due to the fact that mobile SEO will almost certainly require additional budget.

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  • 82% Of Sites Use Responsive Web Design In 2015? Try 11.8%

    Depending upon who you ask, responsive web design is either used by 82% of webmasters or 11.8% of webmasters. Recently on Google+, the Google Webmaster team asked their followers to tell them which mobile configuration strategy they use, and 82% of the 652 votes (at the time of this writing) responded with responsive web design.

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  • Would Someone Please Tell SEO Tool Makers About Mobile?

    Recently on Twitter, long-time SEO Joe Rega said something a lot of us have been thinking for a while. I'm just gonna throw it out there; I think Google Webmaster Tools needs an app, or at least a mobile friendly site — Joe Rega (@JoeRega) December 16, 2014 Google has been talking to webmasters for years about the importance of mobile and multiplatform content, and has an e ...

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