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HTTPS Not Secure Warnings Live

Welcome back Rankers! Hope you’re all having a good week. An interesting thing has happened this week. Over the weekend, Google started sending out warning messages to website owners from Google Search Console. Now if you don’t have Google Search Console set up, then you wouldn’t have received one of these messages. So Google is Read More

Google Trends, SEO and Predictions

Welcome back Rankers! I thought I’d take a look at Google Trends this week because there are a few elections happening and, as we know from the U.S. Presidential elections from the past twelve years, a good predictor of that is Google Trends. So I thought it would be a good exercise to show you Read More

Google Pop-up Penalty Starts Today

This is a follow up to this post from last year. TRANSCRIPT Happy New Year, Rankers! Welcome back. Are we all set for a big 2017? If you are and you’d like us to cover topics that we haven’t so far, just let us know. Simply leave us a comment on YouTube, the blog, or Read More

When HTTPS Goes Wrong

Welcome back Rankers! Last show before the Christmas holidays. Today we’re going to learn what happens when moving to HTTPS goes wrong. So we all know by now that we have to work towards getting HTTPS across your entire site, as from January Google is going to start issuing warnings in the browser that states Read More

Is Google Broken? Where’s the relevancy?

Welcome back Rankers! I’m asking for help this week, as ever since the last Google updates, and I’m not talking about Penguin, I’m referring to the undocumented updates that were reported earlier (Maybe possum update?) . We saw an update around the 1st October then another around the 6th October. Since then we’ve noticed some Read More

Reddit Spam In Google Analytics

Welcome back Rankers! If you had a look at your analytics this week and you saw a great big spike in traffic, you may very well have felt a swell of pride at your newfound popularity. The reality, unfortunately, is that you are not. Sorry. What’s been happening is that there is a lot of referral spam Read More

Moving to HTTPS, 5 Important Steps

Yesterday one of our client’s hosting companies accidentally applied https to their site. It was via the popular server management software WHM. Apparently there has been an update recently for “auto SSL“. If your hosting company installs that update, it will automatically apply SSL and update it the certificate as required. That is a BIG issue if Read More

Easily Get 5 Star Google Reviews

Welcome back Rankers! I want to cover a couple of things this week, the first being Google Trends. You may remember we did the story last week about how Google Trends has successfully predicted the outcome of elections. The next big election I believe is coming up is in France. If there is another in Read More

This is a short post but I hope you find it interesting. I love Google trends. In most cases I prefer to use it for keyword research than the Adwords keyword planner tool. It’s more granular and allows me to see the difference between plural and singular. Now with it’s added features that will allow Read More

After I finished recording yesterday, I logged onto Twitter and saw this question by Eric Enge of Stone Temple Consulting. Eric has been around forever and his SEO knowledge is immense. I suspect he already knew the answer to his question but I thought it was timely. Then today Google reconfirmed that shorter domain names Read More