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 That’s the main reason you can’t just delete a page from your site if it becomes out of date.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

Google Has Changed What Being Number 1 Means

“I want to be #1 on Google!” A noble goal. There is no better place to be seen that at the top of the most important list on the Internet. Anytime a user searches or asks a question to Google, the closer you are to being the first  (and, therefore, best) answer, the better. It used to be simple – there was

Is a Mobile Friendly Website a Search Engine Ranking Factor?

Simple question. Simple answer. Yes! Beginning April 21, 2015, websites that are mobile-friendly will be recognized as such by Google, a potential boost to rankings for numerous sites. Google has been notating mobile-friendly sites in search results since November 2014, and this announcement makes mobile-friendliness more important than ever before. More than 60% of smartphone users use their devices to access the internet. But

What is Google Authorship? How Does it Benefit Your SEO?

Google Authorship Sounds important, doesn’t it? In a world where it feels like everything can be found on the Internet, establishing and verifying authorship of the content that you create is insanely important. Authorship provides validity and authority to viewers and search engines alike, and makes for an ever-increasing measure of importance when it comes to search engine optimization and performance in the search results. What is

How to Test Page Load Speed with Google Webmaster Tools

How fast does your website load? This question is becoming more and more important to the online marketer as attention spans decrease and the number of distractions increase. But page load speed doesn’t just impact marketing from the User Experience perspective, it also factors into the SEO of your website and its ability to rank. After all, when you break it down, SEO objectives are an

Google + LT : Partners Connect Wrap-Up

Do you know how much we are all using Google? There are 100 billion (with a b) Google searches performed every month in the world. 6 billion hours of video content are viewed on YouTube every month. 72% of people who performed a search for local information visited a physical store within 5 miles afterwards. Needless to say, Google is becoming more

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