Google Security Warning

Do You Need a SSL Certificate?

In October people using the Chrome browser will see warning messages in the URL bar on website pages with forms unless the pages are HTTPS. 

Google Search Console

Five Features of the Google Search Console

The Google Webmaster Tools page has been renamed the Google Search Console. No matter what you call it, this is a handy, free service that website owners can use to their advantage.

Where Did My Google PageRank Go?

I was doing some Search Engine Optimization (SEO) work for a client today when I noticed something alarming.  His Google PageRank had disappeared!  Yikes!  What in the world happened? It turns out that the folks at Google changed the location of some of the files that online tools use to figure out PageRank.  Whew!  We […]

Just Say No to Hidden Text

Recently the small business of a friend was featured on a TV show.  I was so happy for him.  I sent him a congratulatory email.  Then I looked at his website.  Yikes!  He was doing the one thing guaranteed to get him kicked off of Google.  He was using hidden text to try and get […]

Google Caffeine

No, Google Caffeine isn’t the latest drink at Starbucks.  It’s the latest version of the Google search algorithm and it may affect your search engine standings. Google is always striving to bring people better search results.   So from time to time they change the way they calculate search results by changing their search algorithm.   It’s […]

Google Personalized Search

Recently a friend and I were talking about Google search results.  We queried Google for the same term and received different results.  Why?  I was logged into my Google account at the time.  I discovered that Google uses people’s web history to try and give them more relevant search results.  While that might be nice […]