• SEO

    Punctuation After A Link & Google SEO Ranking

    Here is a new question I have never heard before in the SEO space. Someone asked if “adding punctuation after a link is somehow bad for SEO.” He said he heard this as a rumor and didn’t know if there is any truth to this. The truth is, this is a myth and this is not true. John Mueller of Google responded to this on Twitter “no, we don’t give any special consideration to punctuation after a link.” He later added “I’m not aware of punctuation next to links ever being a factor in crawling, indexing, or ranking with any  

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  • Internet Marketing

    Thrive Internet Marketing Agency Debuts 8-Part Guide Helping Businesses Prepare for Google Page Experience Update | Texas News

    ARLINGTON, Texas, May 11, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Thrive Internet Marketing Agency recently released an eight-part guide outlining everything you need to know about the Google Page Experience and Core Web Vitals update rolling out in mid-June in an effort to ensure businesses aren’t negatively impacted by the algorithm shift. Thrive’s team of digital marketing experts spent the last six months preparing its website for this major Google update and is now sharing intimate knowledge of what they learned. When Google announced this algorithm update more than a year ahead of the launch date, the entire Thrive team paid attention.  

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  • SEO

    Google on Partial and Total Site Deindexing

    Google’s Mueller answered a quest from someone whose site was deindexed and lost their rankings. John Mueller offered a list of technical issues that can cause Google to remove a website from the search results. What’s good about this question and answer is that Mueller discusses two kinds of deindexing, a slow deindexing and a faster deindexing. SEO Office-hours hangouts are not the place to ask for a diagnosis for a specific website. So it’s reasonable that Mueller did not give the person asking the question a direct answer specific to their website. Upgraded Yoast SEO from Free to Premium  

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  • SEO

    John Mueller Of Google Says SEO Lives & Dies With Consistency

    Google’s John Mueller reiterated on Twitter that consistency is the number one piece of SEO advice. He said last night on Twitter that “SEO lives and dies with consistency.” Here is that tweet in context: SEO lives & dies with consistency. — 🍌 John 🍌 (@JohnMu) April 26, 2021 In 2015, John Mueller said this at SMX conference. He said his top SEO advice is be consistent. He reiterated it again in 2019 and 2018 and numerous times before and after this. John is talking about it being important for you to be consistent with your website and what signals  

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  • SEO

    Popular websites fail to meet basic Google SEO requirements

    New SEO research suggests many of the most popular websites barely pass Google’s minimum requirements for a “good” page experience. According to Searchmetrics data, over 90{1936381d4253f19a98bc2ecae94a0b0438ab0e234f1c555690d854373a3c9a42} of sites in mobile searches and 96{1936381d4253f19a98bc2ecae94a0b0438ab0e234f1c555690d854373a3c9a42} of those in desktop searches currently fail to meet Google’s three Core Web Vitals usability thresholds. The new Core Web Vitals update officially rolls out from mid-June this year, and will be used to assess real-world web user experience. Right now, only the top two or three best ranking websites hit the required “good” score in most of Google’s new metrics. With this in mind, Searchmetrics predicts  

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  • Website Design

    Google Says Website Design Changes Generally Lead To Content Changes

    Google’s John Mueller was asked if changing the design of a site but leaving the content and URLs the same would possibly lead to ranking changes. John Mueller said yes, it likely will because he said “if you change design, you generally change the content.” John explained on Twitter “If you change design, you generally change the content: headings, titles, images, internal linking, URL structure, accessibility, speed, etc – they’re all critical parts of a site and I’d consider them as content too.” So even if you think you are making zero changes to anything outside of how the page  

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