Google Webmasters

  • Finally, It’s Time to Retire Your WWW

    … in ranking. Don’t Forget Webmasters One note on this, don’t forget to update your Site Settings on Google Webmasters to specify the preferred domain. Register both the www and non-www versions of your domain with Webmasters, then click the gear icon and select the non-www version. © 2015 DK New Media. …

    Douglas Karr/ Marketing Technology Blog- 26 readers -
  • How to Minimize Search Impact When Migrating to a New Domain

    … As with many companies that grow and pivot, we have a client who is rebranding and migrating to a different domain. My friends who do search engine optimization are cringing right now. Domains build authority over time and ripping out that authority can tank your organic traffic. While Google Webmasters does offer a change of domain tool, what…

    Douglas Karr/ Marketing Technology Blog- 15 readers -
  • How to Resubmit an Updated or New Robots.txt File

    … navigated to their robots.txt entry in Webmasters and instantly identified the issue. While preparing for the migration, their development team didn’t want the application subdomain to be indexed by search, so they disallowed access to search engines. The robots.txt file is a file found in the root of your site – yourdomain.com/robots.txt – that lets…

    Douglas Karr/ Marketing Technology Blogin How To's- 16 readers -
  • Responsive Design and the Mobile Search Tipping Point

    … search impressions as well as an increase in mobile search visits. If you’re not seeing increased visits in your analytics, you have to check webmaster data. Remember, analytics is only measuring the people already arriving on your site. Webmasters measures how your site is performing in search results – whether the visitors actually click through…

    Douglas Karr/ Marketing Technology Blogin Mobile- 28 readers -
  • Google Webmasters Scared the Crap out of Me!

    …. And then it came to me… what if Google Webmasters required the secure path to the site? So I registered https://www.marketingtechblog.com instead of http://www.marketingtechblog.com. I actually didn’t even have to change the header tag. Here’s what popped up: Google… you absolutely scared the crap out of me. I thought I had done something so bad to my site that I was blocking search altogether. Whew! © 2014 DK New Media. …

    Douglas Karr/ Marketing Technology Blogin Google- 7 readers -
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