- May 20, 2015
Yesterday, Google and Twitter announced (separately) that tweets will now be displayed in search results on mobile devices and in the Google App. Additional language support and a desktop version is "coming soon". For many, this announcement comes as little surprise.
Back in February Google was granted access to twitter’s "firehose" again. This was a re-linking of data as the two Silicon Valley powerhouses had previously parted ways more than three years ago. What caused the relationship to end? Nobody really knows (publicly, that is). Why they are bringing it back is also causing plenty of speculation on the interwebs.
- April 08, 2015
The sun will rise on April 22nd and your website will be alright, trust us. A lot of noise has been made recently about Google’s new mobile algorithm update. And for good reason. This is a major update that isn’t to be taken lightly. However, let’s make one thing perfectly clear: We are only talking about mobile search results and mobile traffic.
- April 01, 2015
By now you have undoubtedly heard about Google’s new mobile algorithm update scheduled to roll out on April 21st. The hashtag #MobleMadness has been trending on Twitter and bloggers (including us) have written numerous articles.
This fundamental shift to mobile-friendly web design is affecting everyone who owns a website. And it is much harder than just pushing a button to meet Google’s new requirements. (Here’s a quick introduction published by Google for web-friendly design best practices.)
- March 23, 2015
Google has gone mad. This month, they are playing on the ‘March Madness’ of the NCAA college basketball tournament to bring awareness to #MobileMadness. Why is Google going Mad for Mobile Web? In a recent announcement, Google indicated that their next algorithm update in April would expand the use of mobile friendliness as a ranking signal.
"Starting April 21, we will be expanding our use of mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal. This change will affect mobile searches in all languages worldwide and will have a significant impact in our search results. Consequently, users will find it easier to get relevant, high quality search results that are optimized for their devices."