Titles & Descriptions

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Google Updates Advice On How You Can Control Titles In Search Results

Google Search Central has made some updates in a section of the developer support page that gives tips on how you can control the site title that Google uses in search results. The company lists seven best practices for webmasters and marketers for writing title tags that will help what Google shows in the search …

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Google Says Multiple H1s Won’t Get In The Way Of Your SEO

“Our systems don’t have a problem when it comes to multiple H1 headings on a page,” said Webmaster Trends Analyst John Mueller on the October 3 edition of #AskGoogleWebmasters, adding that using semantically structured headings does help Google understand your pages.  Here is the question that was asked: “Can we have a clear answer to the …

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Google Confirms It Shortened Search Results Snippets After Expanding Them Last December

It has been confirmed by Google that it has now decreased the length of search results snippets.  According to Danny Sullivan of Google who wrote, “Our search snippets are now shorter on average than in recent weeks.” He added that they are now “… slightly longer than before a change we made last December.” Back in …

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What Are Some Of The Major Google Ranking Signals In 2017?

Those who are keeping up on Google’s ranking algorithm knows that it is made up of over 200 different components, or “signals.”  This list of signals can get pretty daunting if you’re just a regular human with 24 hours in a day. But there’s a silver lining to this daunting list – SEO isn’t about …

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Google Officially Stops Using DMOZ For Source Of Search Results Snippets

According to an announcement by Google, they will no longer be using the Open Directory Project (DMOZ) title and descriptions as one of their sources of the search results snippets. DMOZ was officially shut down on March 17th.  Since the directory isn’t being actively maintained anymore, Google decided that they would stop using the DMOZ titles and descriptions in …

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