Google’s index is huge and sprawling, and sometimes they need a little help keeping up with it. If you want to get a list of URLs removed from the index, there are a few ways to go about it, but they all center around the Google R…
Not too long ago, you may have started noticing a lot of pages in Google search results that don’t really look like they should be there. These results lead to a blog post, but the “post” is actually just an imag…
You may have heard in the past that your AdWords quality score is an important part of determining both pricing and positioning for your AdWords ads.  What’s a little less clear, though, is what exactly goes into you…
You probably know this already, since you’re looking for alternatives, but Screaming Frog is a very valuable tool for marketers, especially those looking to audit their website.  It’s a search spider, mea…
I’m going to do something a little unusual here; rather than spend a couple thousand words talking circles around a topic before I answer it, I’ll give you an answer straight-up. Does Google penalize a website when…
Anyone experienced in monitoring SEO efforts knows that keyword rankings can spaz out and go crazy for days or weeks at a time. Good SEO efforts are a long-term plan; they take effect slowly and increase overall trends, not day-t…
Bots are exceedingly common on the web. In fact, as of 2012, bot traffic exceeded human traffic on the web. That’s right; more than 50% of the hits on your website, on average, come from robots rather than humans. Bots have a…
There’s an interesting conundrum some of us entrepreneurs face when we’re developing various businesses. That conundrum is the question; how much can we cross-link different websites we’re building? L…
301 and 302 are both HTTP status codes. They are very common, but the average user doesn’t see them; they’re codes to help an admin troubleshoot when something goes wrong, and they’re codes that servers use w…
Owning your own business is a risky venture, but one that has a lot of potential rewards. If you’re successful, you can bring yourself financial freedom, the ability to set your own hours, and the kind of success many peopl…