In web development and SEO parlance, a crawl error happens when a search spider fails to access a webpage or an entire website. Technical issues, content management mishaps or improperly configured bot restrictions could lead to the occurrence of these errors. While most sites have crawl errors in small quantities and are virtually unaffected by it, chronic crawl errors in significant volumes could lead to poor user experiences and fluctuations in search engine visibility. [Read more…]
If you’re keeping tabs on search engine news at all, there’s no way you would have missed last month’s non-event “Mobilegeddon” – Google’s mobile-friendly algorithm update launch. April 21st came and went but the drastic shakeup in the SERPs that many anticipated never happened. In Mobilegeddon’s vacuum, however, Google managed to slip a major algorithm update that went largely unnoticed.
In a lot of ways, 2014 was a landmark year for Google SEO. Hummingbird’s effects finally became tangible as it completed its global rollout. Panda 4.0 and Penguin 3.0 kept the pressure up on spammers, while Google’s human reviewers continued to dish out manual actions to suspicious-looking sites. These, combined with smaller updates, paved the way for the more nuanced and intent-responsive SERPs that we see today. While the search landscape still isn’t perfect, it’s certainly better than what it was years ago. [Read more…]
In the last few years, content marketing has become one of the most popular ways to reach your target audience online. It’s easy to learn, it doesn’t require big investments and its payoffs can be monumental. When done right, content marketing can establish your brand as an authority in your niche. Authority, of course, can be leveraged into influencing the buying decisions of your prospects to favor your products and services. [Read more…]
Originally launched in February of 2011, the Google Panda update was developed to keep low-quality content off the top pages of the Big G’s search results. Since then, Panda went through dozens of refreshes virtually every month. Panda rollouts became so common that Google stopped making big announcements and the SEO world just learned to live with it. [Read more…]