Archive for October, 2014



How to know if you’ve been hit by Google Penguin

Posted on October 20, 2014 under SEO

If you have problems sleeping at night, and every morning are checking rankings to see if today’s the day that your business gets wiped off the face of the earth then maybe Penguin 3 has caught up with you.

This advice is probably of no value to you, as you’ll no doubt already know the devastating news.

If you’re a business owner that’s in the dark and maybe oblivious to the strategies employed by your SEO team then here’s a couple of quick ways to check.

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Google Can I have my Content Back?

Posted on October 18, 2014 under SEO

Check out this screenshot below, not sure I’d like Google scraping content from my sites and displaying the content as their own.

google scraping content

Couldn’t we have a meta element NO SCRAPING content!?

There’s a feedback button at the bottom, to allow you to add your disapproval.

[update] Here’s another one I found ‘how to delete a tweet’

how-to-delete-a-tweet

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Update a Meta Description Snippet in Google

Posted on October 18, 2014 under SEO

How long does it take to update a meta description snippet in Google?

Google suggests that this takes usually less than 24 hours using their Fetch and Submit to Index tool provided by Google Webmaster Tools.

A recent test I did on a small buiness website took 36 hours to flush out an unwanted homepage meta description.

Removing URLs from the index took less than an hour.

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