Archive for the ‘ Google web quality tips ’ Category

HTTPS or HTTP?

How your site’s appearance would be influenced if you switch from HTTP to HTTPS?

If by design HTTPS (SSL) is slower than HTTP this wouldn’t hurt your appearance in Google even if the Search machine focuses on the speed. HTTPS is a secure encrypted version of HTTP and is good thing for users if you provide payment system on your site. Google is working on improving the appearance speed when HTTPS.

You don’t need to worry about being penalized because of the speed when HTTPS.

If you want to have a secure site from the beginning it is a good time to switch to HTTPS.

Take care!

Traditional Keyword targeting

Most of SEO specialists have been hired to build SEO strategy after website is being created. Usually website owner comes up with an idea to rank for some keywords that are not enough relative to website’s content. Then the SEO person needs to reorganize internal website structure, makes appropriate link building and most likely to include new pages with rich content.

This would be great to be done, but then the client says that he has a website, he doesn’t want any changes, he just want to rank for few keywords.

Unfortunately, this problem is common and if the SEO person and the website owner don’t solve it, the result will be almost any good ranking or unappropriate result page.

I wish you luck!

Take care.

New SSL implementation from Google

These days Google revealed they are working on secure search, the SSL search, using https:// protocol.

If you are signed in your Google account and make a search query in Google.com, your query won’t be accessed at Webmaster tools of people’s sites you are visiting.

But if you are signed out, your query will be viewed. Anyway if you are paying Google you will be able to view the referral information.

Alternative ways for collecting data are still Bing and Yahoo tools.

Web news

Welcome the 500 new improvements of Google search algorithms! By computing a lot of data and researching, Google engineers improve search engine algorithms all the time, providing people better quality of information on the web.

They continue to experiment with different speeds for how quickly they update the results while we type in Google Instant. We can use our personalized search and improve our own results of most searched topics.

Do you know what Google means? This is actually a number with a hundred zeros after it. It is a really big number! No wonder they called the search engine like this. It contains a large amount of world’s  information data.

Go Google it!

Smtp.com – Emarketing Services and Enterprise Applications. If you start having problems with their services, there is no way to cancel your account! They keep our money without answering your phone calls and emails and keep charging you 70.00 USD per month..

This situation is similar to when you ask for a refund from Plimus. They also do no answer the email as have promised to you.

Shame!

Google Wallet launched

Today, 19/9/2011 started the future of commerce!

Google introduced Google Wallet – the easiest and fastest people friendly way to tap, shop and pay. The payment way have changed these days. Now you can make your phone your wallet. Make your shopping fun, simple and easy. Now available with Sprint Nexus S Android phone, Google Wallet improves the customer experience. Very important is that customers need to enjoy the shopping and to organize their personal data in a secure way. Make your transaction faster and easier, doing it with one touch of top of your phone.

This new way of payment will change how people shop and pay, and will happen fast. You can walk on the street, think of your lunch, type lunch on your phone and receive it. What Google Wallet could change is to keep you in the store longer and shop more.

Congrats!

Do not spin articles!

One of the nastiest SEO practice is to spin content in many sites, re-publish articles, or generate crap from article directories while trying to improve PR and search ranking results.

Mainly we have to do site for people, not for Search Engines, as Gurus say. After Panda update these spamy techniques don’t work any more or not for a long time. Duplicating content may help you temporarily but not for long. Spinning one and the same content more than one time is completely wrong, regarding Google tips also. You could lose your PR and go away from first page results, because site will be penalized.

These practice are also very risky. When the search engine algorithm changes, you just disappear. This will cost you again more time to go back again and again….

Google is getting smarter and using user data to understand what people like which is the most important.

So people, don’t spin content, don’t duplicate content, don’t think of ranking factors! Make your site user-friendly and likeable. Instead loosing your time with black-heading, do something real and profitable.

Panoramio -  feature of Google letting you to join or create community based on your interests. So if you are passionate about wind surfing you just join to this community all over the world, or create a sub community. This is great way to share pictures and info about your topic, unless you spend too much time of your life surfing on the internet and sharing…

Twelloy 2.0 – with new focus on local search. Choose your category of personal interests and then localize your results of people’s profiles. Then get engage with particular consumers to share information and experience with them.

Competition between Social networks means improving their features and developing new products, but how far can they go? Is there any boundary of web possibilities? Are the ideas endless?

I think the day of their contraction together is coming soon. Lets see… :) )

Panda

A kind of bear became a name of scary Google update making everybody feeling fear of it.

Google specialist are trying to improve the content quality on the web environment as changing searching algorithms. This affects most of the web sites. As the purpose is people to view only unique and quality content, there are sites that lost their positions even with great content because other sites stole it.

Fortunately, there are questions (provided by Google) you can answer about your site if you want it ranked better. For example :

Is this web site trusted enough to give them you credit card details?

Is the content written from an expert or not?

Are there any spelling or stylistic errors?

Would you recognize this site as an authoritative source when mentioned by name?

And others…

Panda update is going to affect every language, except Chinese, Korean and Japanese.

As there is more than one Panda update be ready to view a lot. Use the tips for making quality web site and pray for it!

:) ))