Web Design Tips

When you have duplicate content on your website, it can confuse visitors and cause problems with search engines. Google, in particular, frowns on duplicate content within a website as a technical SEO issue which can affect ranking. There are several instances when duplicate content is both acceptable and necessary, but…

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Site owners should need no convincing to work on site-performance. Google already uses site speed as a ranking signal, and with the upcoming mobile first index, loading speed will be more important. Unfortunately, according to a study Doubleclick, webmasters still don’t prioritize speed, especially for mobile sites: “Unfortunately, based on…

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When Google introduced AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) as a lightweight alternative to large HTML pages, the adoption of AMP was limited. It looks like that is starting to change. In the last year alone, publishers have noticed double-digit growth in AMP usage. There are several reasons for this sudden increase…

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We have known for some time now that page speed affects rankings on Google. However, now Google announced that ranking speed will be a factor for its upcoming mobile-first index. Currently searches from mobile phones still pulls content from the primary Google index. Going forward, all search results will pull…

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Responsive design was one of the best things to come out of the development of the smartphone. It was devised to ensure that a single design could be used for a multi-resolution environment.  However, if not done properly, responsive design can have some issues. Here are a few tips to…

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Back in 2010, then head of Google’s webspam team Matt Cutts finally revealed that site loading speed had been made a ranking factor. Sadly, we still experience loading websites that are slow and take forever to load. You can avoid that fate for your website by taking one or all…

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Basic link building is easy. There are some well known, although not particularly effective tactics that almost everyone does now. Getting content written and posting them on article sites is one. Guest posting is another, although Google has said that it is the same thing as paying for a link…

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