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Google’s release search quality guidelines 2016

Improving your organic listings on Google will require you to understand how the search engine classifies listings. Google has just released a 160-page search quality guideline document (Google guidelines document).

What does this mean for you?

Google rolled out changes on April 21st, 2015 to it’s algorithms that expanded its use of ‘mobile-friendliness’ as a ranking factor. This means that many websites will suffer a major hit to their online search engine optimisation.

 

How does your website look on mobile devices

Have you ever wondered what your website looked like on a clients device? More and more online customers are using their smart phones & tablets to view websites content. With this in mind, website developers must spend more time testing the site on an increasingly growing range of devices and phones to ensure content compatibility. Thankfully this task is made much easier with the use of the Google Chrome Dev Tools Device Mode. This great little feature allows you to quickly explore:-

Is your website mobile friendly?

Google has changed it’s ranking policy to favour mobile friendly websites. This means that if your website does not have a mobile friendly version, or if the site is not responsive (meaning that it automatically adjusts to the device screen size), then your rankings could suffer.

Cool WordPress plugins

WordPress SEO – Yoast

Everyone knows that SEO is essential for content marketing, so getting it right is going to make life much easier for you. This handy plugin helps you keep tabs on all things SEO-related – manage meta descriptions, your robot.txt file, and even to generate a site map.

WordPress News – SEO by Yoast Plugin

One of most popular WordPress plugins has been found to be vulnerable to hackers

Hacker News reported that a vulnerability affecting millions of users has been found in industry leading WordPress plugin SEO by Yoast. All versions prior to 1.7.3.3 are vulnerable to Blind SQL Injection web application flaw. The creator of the SEO by Yoast plugin have released a statement on their website