General Tips

  • #NoHacked: A year in review

    … We hope your year started out safe and secure! We wanted to share with you a summary of our 2016 work as we continue our #NoHacked campaign. Let’s start with some trends on hacked sites from the past year. State of Website Security in 2016 First off, some unfortunate news. We’ve seen an increase in the number of hacked sites by approximately 32…

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  • Protect your site from user generated spam

    … post, we will give you tips to help you deal with this type of spam in your site and forum. Some spammers abuse sites owned by others by posting deceiving content and links, in an attempt to get more traffic to their sites. Here are a few examples: Comments and forum threads can be a really good source of information and an efficient way…

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  • Enhancing property sets to cover more reports in Search Console

    … of the same website during a planned transition, such as when you move from HTTP to HTTPS, or change domains. With Search Console's property sets, you can now just add any verified properties to a set, let the data collect, and then check out features like the mobile usability report, review your AMP implementation, double-check rich cards…

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  • Building Indexable Progressive Web Apps

    …, regardless of their device. Make your site responsive in its design -- fonts, margins, paddings, buttons and general design of your site should scale dynamically based on screen resolutions and device viewports. Small images scaled up for desktop or tablet devices give a poor experience. Conversely, super high resolution images take a long time…

    Google Webmaster Central Blogin Social- 18 readers -
  • First Click Free update

    … the FCF is important in helping achieve that goal, and we will periodically review and update these policies as needed so they continue to benefit users and publishers alike. We are listening and always welcome feedback. Questions and answers about First Click Free Q: Do the rest of the old guidelines still apply? A: Yes, please check…

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  • Five ways to grow your business this Small Business Week

    … or join this week: Share your tips for summertime business success and we'll feature your tip in front of an audience of 400K members. 3. WORK BETTER, TOGETHER: With professional email, calendars, and docs that you can access anywhere, Google Apps for Work makes it easy for your team to create and collaborate. When you sign up this week you’ll…

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  • Webmaster Academy now available in 22 languages

    … Webmaster level: Beginner Today, the new Webmaster Academy goes live in 22 languages! New or beginner webmasters speaking a multitude of languages can now learn the fundamentals of making a great site, providing an enjoyable user experience, and ranking well in search results. And if you think you’re already familiar with these topics, take…

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  • Introducing the new Webmaster Academy

    … Webmaster level: Beginner Our Webmaster Academy is now available with new and targeted content! Two years ago, Webmaster Academy launched to teach new and beginner webmasters how to make great websites. In addition to adding new content, we've now expanded and improved information on three important topics: Making a great site that’s…

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  • 3 tips to find hacking on your site, and ways to prevent and fix it

    … and fix the problem as soon as possible. We want webmasters to keep their sites secure in order to protect users from spammy or harmful content. 3 tips to help you find hacked content on your site Check your site for suspicious URLs or directories Keep an eye out for any suspicious activity on your site by performing a “site:” search of your site…

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