Website Content That Answers Searchers’ Questions

If you are going to go to all the time and expense to have a great website built, don’t overlook one of the most important parts of the whole process: content. No matter how well-designed and technologically solid your company website is, the content that searchers find on your site can be the difference between a successful site and one that’s mediocre at best.

When Your Map Says “This Page Can’t Load Google Maps Correctly”

“This page can’t load Google Maps correctly.” is a recent Google Maps error message that may have come up on your website’s maps recently. In the background, a grey map shows with the words “For development purposes only” repeating across the map. This error is due to a recent change to the Google Maps API but good news! We can fix it together!

Has SEO Replaced Word-of-Mouth Marketing?

Businesses have long relied on the recommendations of their customers to promote their products or services. The good things that others say about a business often carry more weight than advertising alone, and smart business owners know that word-of-mouth is a powerful force. In today’s tech-driven marketplace, Google is the biggest word-of-mouth marketing channel ever. When people go to Google and do a search, they trust the results they receive. But if your business doesn’t show up in a Google search, is it Google’s fault?

Google Says I Have 404s That Don’t Exist

Even when you follow the best practices of running a website for your business, you may sometimes get a notice from Google Search Console. If it says your site has a lot of 404 errors, it can be cause for alarm. The other types of 404 errors that may show up on your site are the kind you can’t find. They might not be obvious errors and you don’t know why Google is crawling them. Here is what you should do next.

What is the Google Chrome “Not Secure” Security Warning?

You may not have paid much attention to it before, but the symbol just to the left of the website address gives you an indication of just how secure a particular site is. In previous versions of Chrome, this symbol might have been a green lock, a yellow warning triangle, or a lock with a red X on it. In January 2017, Google began to place more accurate icons in the address bar. Secure sites are marked with a green lock and the word “Secure.” Unsecured sites will still employ the neutral icon, but with the words, “Not Secure” next to it.

How Do I Remove a Web Page from Google Search?

A web page that shows up in search results but doesn’t go anywhere will return a 404 error when users click that link. Most users will hit the back button and leave your site if they get a 404 error. That’s the main reason you can’t just delete a page from your site if it becomes out of date. You’ll have to remove a web page from the Google index if you want to eliminate this source of 404 errors.

Improve Your Website Content With Yoast’s Readability and SEO Plugin

If you have a WordPress website, you have access to a nifty free tool that can help improve your website content as well as your SEO. The Yoast SEO plugin can provide valuable insights about the quality of your writing and help you to focus your content for maximum SEO benefit.

Google Easter Eggs: Distractions and Benefits

Mention Google Easter Eggs around anybody that has used the Internet for a few years and you’ll probably get a quick response. Remember when they put Pac-Man on Google Maps? or My favorite is Atari Breakout! Yes, Google has been distracting us for years here at Lieberman, and that distraction has served to distract you today. Whether you are working a half

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