Google Webmasters

  • Finally, It’s Time to Retire Your WWW

    … now! Moz has a great breakdown of changes with 301 Redirects that Google has announced which are helping search-centric sites maintain their authority while modifying their site’s location. The two that are key, in my opinion, are: SSL – Google has encouraged websites going secure and announced there would be no impact in redirecting http…

    Douglas Karr/ Marketing Technology Blog- 10 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- 10 readers -
  • How to Resubmit an Updated or New Robots.txt File

    … request that Google check your robots.txt, but it’s not too intuitive. Navigate to the Google Webmasters Search Console to the Crawl > robots.txt Tester. You will see the contents of the most recently crawled robots.txt file within the Tester. If you’d like to resubmit your robots.txt file, click Submit and a popup will come up with a few…

    Douglas Karr/ Marketing Technology Blogin How To's- 9 readers -
  • Responsive Design and the Mobile Search Tipping Point

    … or not. As we converted all of our clients over to responsive sites in the last year, we continued to see nice increases in mobile search traffic. And you’re not done just yet. Being responsive is one thing, but ensuring your page elements are optimized for folks tapping through with their thumbs is another. Google Webmasters provides detailed…

    Douglas Karr/ Marketing Technology Blogin Mobile- 26 readers -
  • Google Webmasters Scared the Crap out of Me!

    … we’re working to ensure all of our clients’ sites are optimized. As part of our process, I’ve been using a number of tools to scrape the site looking for issues, and I’ve corrected some weird issues that Google Webmasters has revealed… like duplicate titles, etc. So… imagine my reaction when I logged into Google Webmasters this week and saw this: I…

    Douglas Karr/ Marketing Technology Blogin Google- 4 readers -
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