Google to Abandon Robots.txt

Rules in your robots.txt file will no longer be followed by Googlebot. That’s particularly important for users who relied on robots.txt to keep search bots from discovering and/or indexing particular folders and files. The correct method will be to use indexing...

50% Off Coupon for BOTW – Promo Code BOTW Discount

**Updated** BOTW Coupon – BOTW Discount If directory purchases are still your thing (usually a better bet for industry specific ones), here’s the latest working BOTW (Best of the Web) discount code for Black Friday is: Cyber50 . Use the promo code by...

Essential SEO Strategies for Small Business in 2019

Every year new “hot” strategies and tactics emerge to arm business owners with options to get a leg over the competition. 2019 is no different. But what should we pay attention and what should we ignore? After all, the foundations of SEO, and web marketing...

Key Insight on 2019 SEO Expectations

An excellent list of shifts in the search industry, particularly around ranking signals, was posted by Search Engine Journal. The full link is here complete with some video explanations. It’s worth a browse. A summary is below. Mobile-First 1. Sites Still...
Google Mobile First Rolls Out in Completion

Google Mobile First Rolls Out in Completion

Earlier in March, Google announced they were rolling out in mobile first indexing after a year-and-a-half of experimentation. That migration period appears to be over. Google is now officially displaying an index based on the mobile-site first. What does this mean for...
Social Media Shares Down 50% from 2015

Social Media Shares Down 50% from 2015

BuzzSumo has released a wonderful document on Content Trends (pdf) that reveals some interesting shifts in the social media marketplace. The insights include: The Increase In Content Publication Means Greater Competition For Engagement Facebook Changes Make It Harder...
Chrome Lighthouse Extension for SEO Audits

Chrome Lighthouse Extension for SEO Audits

At Distinct SEO, we offer SEO audits and training for small businesses. However, if you have some basic web skills, there are a lot of good tools to help you perform SEO audits on your website. 5 years ago you needed someone with SEO expertise to run through your...
https is here to stay – SSL encouraged for all websites

https is here to stay – SSL encouraged for all websites

Google recently announced that their browser Chrome, will start popping up messages to browsers who encounter unsecured websites starting in July. That means any non-secure website (http://), their visitors using the Chrome browser will get a pop up saying the website...