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.

Five Noteworthy Links – July 2012

From time to time I come across interesting articles or websites that I think you’ll enjoy.  I save them up until I have five, and then I share them with you. Here’s today’s batch: Disclosure Policy – This website provides an easy interface that helps you write a disclosure policy for your blog.  Disclosure policies […]

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 […]

All in One SEO Pack

The All in One SEO Pack is one of my favorite WordPress plugins.  It helps your blog do well in search engines.  It’s a workhorse that does a lot.  In fact, it can be a little overwhelming at first.  Here’s what one reader of the book I coauthored on WordPress wrote: The help site for […]

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 […]