Google has begun sending out 'mobile-first' indexing notifications to webmasters within the last week.
The search engine giant announced that the mobile-first indexing process was imminent just over a month ago, but from the first week of May, SEOs and webmasters have started to receive notifications via the Google Search Console saying their sites have been 'enabled' for mobile-first indexing.
The notification to look out for says 'mobile-first indexing enabled for' and gives the domain name of the site it was enabled for. I.e. http://www.scsmarketingandpr.co.uk
Posted on 27 Apr 2018 | Filed under
Google recently released a ‘broad core’ algorithm update last week but seven days on there has been no indication that any websites have been suffered negatively from this latest release.
The search engine announced on Twitter on April 18 that it had released the new update as they ‘routinely do throughout the year’.
From the Google Twitter handle @searchliaison, Google’s public liaison of search Danny Sullivan, who ‘shares insights on how Google search works’, then advised users looking for more background and advice to the new algorithm update to refer back to an earlier tweet it had posted about this on Twitter on March 18.
Posted on 24 Apr 2018 | Filed under
It is estimated by 2020 that 50 per cent of all Google searches will be by voice according to comScore. There are significant differences between ‘voice search behaviour’ and ‘typed search behaviour’ which affect how a site owner optimises a web page.
As professional marketers, we need to think about how we incorporate this new wave of searchers into our SEO strategy and be aware of how the mode of search changes search behaviour, because users understand which voice searches work best on which device – i.e. virtual assistant vs desktop vs mobile!
Although some marketing professionals are busy preparing for the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) ahead of when it comes into play, this May, recent research from Smart Insights indicates that only around 6 per cent feel that they are ready for the change in legislation.
Organisations who are not compliant may face a penalty of up to twenty million euros or 4 per cent of annual global turnover - whichever is greater. If you still do not fully understand the law and best practices for using consumers' personal data post-GDPR, at SCS Marketing & PR, we have prepared a handy overview as a starting point.
SCS is pleased to announce that we will be exhibiting at Marketing Week Live at Kensington Olympia, next week. It is the first time we are appearing at this prestigious, trade-only conference and exhibition, which this year runs from March 7-8 at Olympia West, London.
If you are attending, you can come and see us on stand ME13. There is still time to get tickets which are free to all marketing professionals.