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...

Pay Close Attention to Google’s Mobile Friendly Alert

Have your received a ‘warning’ from Google letting you know about the mobile usability of your website? If you haven’t, then check out this blog post. If you have a Google Webmaster’s account then you may have received a notice from them over...

Yahoo Site Explorer to Shut Down (For Real This Time)

Market watchers will know that bad news usually comes out on Friday afternoon. Bad news for the SEO world came from Yahoo Search on Friday afternoon confirming the death of Yahoo Site Explorer (YSE). YSE was kind of like an early version of GWT (Google Webmaster...

Google Supplementals Goes Bye Bye – Impact on SEO

Google has removed their supplemental index which should mean more pages in the general index which equals more overall traffic for your web site. Before, Google used the supplemental index to classify web pages that did not have enough mustards (links) and/or content...

Auto Discover Sitemaps in Robots.txt Supported by Big Three

Yahoo, Google, and now MSN Join for Auto Discovery All three major search engines now support an auto-discovery feature for sitemaps located in your robots.txt file. You can now put the following code: Sitemap: http://www.example.com/sitemap.xml into your robots.txt...

We Were Finally Cold Called Today

Well it finally happened. I dunno how it works, where they got my name and number, but I should have known that when I received a call today with ‘unknown’ in the display it was going to be spam. Spam on the phone you say? Cold Calling for Web Hosting and...