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How Might Google Rank Apps & App-Only Content?

When it comes to how Google handles ranking apps in 2016, Google's App Indexing will be something that will be very important for SEOs to pay attention to.  Barry Schwartz had the chance to talk to Rajan Patel, Google's director of mobile search, about the key differentiators between how Google ranks web content versus app content. Because of [...]

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Google’s App Interstitial Giant Ad Penalty Has Gone Live

Google came out on September 1, saying that giant ads for apps may lead to ranking declines starting on November 1.  The algorithm update, the "app install interstitial penalty," went live, but a whole day late on November 2. The announcement was made by Google on various social networks, including their own Google+, saying:   Starting today, pages [...]

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Additional Ranking Boost For Using App Indexing API Added By Google

An announcement was made on September 30th by Mariya Moeva, A Google Webmaster Trends Analyst, during SMX East that not only will there be an app ranking boost (which Google announced n February 26, 2015), but an additional ranking boost for those apps that utilize the new App Indexing API. According to Mariya, when an app utilizes the new API, [...]

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Is Responsive Design A Ranking Factor?

These days, it's no secret that mobile configuration for any business running a website is a big part of the future of SEO and digital marketing.  There are statistic out there that says that there are more Google searches that take place on mobile devices than desktop computers in 10 countries.  We also have to to take into [...]

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How To Recover If You Got Nailed By Mobilegeddon

By now, Mobilgeddon has been here, and has subsequently passed us.  It's pretty much old news now, regardless of how badly you were hit.  Of course, those who were mobile-friendly prior to the release of Google’s mobile-friendly algorithm update have almost forgotten about it. But on the other end of the spectrum, those who were [...]

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Google: Going Mobile Only Is Fine For Our Search Results

Ever since the Google mobile-friendly update, not having a mobile-friendly site can do the opposite of good when it comes to your rankings in Google's search results, it can hurt them.  But there is another question to take into consideration - will not having a desktop-friendly web site have a negative impact on your desktop rankings [...]

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SMB Mobile Websites Saw 11 Percent Page View Gain After Mobile-Friendly Update

Ever since Mobilegeddon, there has been a lot of talk about whether and how much websites were affected by Google's Mobile-Friendly algorithm update.  There have been studies done on the subject, including one written by Greg Sterling that argued that non-mobile-friendly sites were disappearing from the top positions in mobile search results. It looks like there's one [...]

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Study: Non-Mobile-Friendly Sites Disappearing From Top Google Results

After all the hubbub earlier this year leading up to April 21st we dubbed Mobilegeddon, you'd think that pretty much everybody in the SEO and marketing industry would be taking mobile seriously.  One would think that with the negative consequences that can come of not making their websites mobile-friendly, everybody would attempt to create a [...]

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